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Mussoorie
(India)

 

DISTANCES / LOCATION

  • Delhi to Mussoorie : 300 Kms
  • Mussoorie to Dehradun : 25 Kms
  • Rishiketh to Mussoorie : 40 Km
  • Haridwar to Mussoorie : 62 Kms

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Area : 6.42 sq km.
  • Population : 29916 (1991 census)
  • Altitude : 6580 ft. above sea level.
  • Season : Throughout the year.
  • Clothing (Summer) : Light Woolens.
  • (Winter) : Heavy Woolens.
  • Language : Hindi, English, Garhwali.
  • Festivals : Autumn Festival, Bhadraj Festival.
  • Local Transport : Taxis/Buses/Ponies.
  • STD Code : 0135

PLACES TO VISIT

Gun Hill : Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. It can also be negotiated by bridle path which forks-off from Mall Road near Kutchery. A climb takes about twenty minutes. The Ropeway distance is 400 mtr. The sheer thrill of the ride is memorable.

Gun Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri Group in the bird s-eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon Valley. During pre-independence days a gun mounted on this top used to be fired heralding mid-day to enable people to adjust their watches and hence this name.

Kempty Fall : 15 km. from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refreshing and enjoyable for children and adults alike.

Municipal Garden : A picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with boating facilities. It is located at a distance of 4 km. by cycle rickshaw, pony or by car and only 2 km. on foot via Waverly Convent Road.

Bhadraj Temple : This temple dedicated to Lord Balbhadra, brother of Shri Krishna, offers a commanding view of the Doon Valley and Chakrata ranges.

Mussorie - Yamuna Bridge : A great attraction for fishing. But you need a permit for that from District Forest Offices. Total distance is around 30 km.

Mussorie - Lakha Mandal : Total distance, 80 km, located on the Mussorie Yamunotri Road.

Camel's back road : Horse-riding and walking. Sunset view of the Himalayas. A superb rock formation, with a lifelike resemblance to a sitting camel, can be seen from this spot.

Children's Lodge : A powerful telescope is installed here, and the view of the snow from this spot is exhilarating.

Children's Lodge : Highest peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. It is about 5 km. from the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. Snow view from this spot is exhilarating.

HOW TO REACH MUSSOORIE?

|| BY TRAIN ||
Nearest railway station is Dehradun 25 km. From Dehradun to Mussoorie you can take local bus or private taxi.

|| BY ROAD ||
Mussoorie is connected by road to major centers of northern India, click here for distances

|| BY AIR ||
Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport 58 Kms from Mussoorie via Rishikesh. Indian Airlines operates thrice weekly (Tue, Thu, Sat) flights.

HOTEL AND RESORTS IN MUSSOORIE

Hotel and Resorts in Mussoorie : Hotel Nand Residency, Hotel Green Castle, Hotel Honeymoon Inn, Hotel Hard Rock, Hotel Jaypee Residency Manor, Hotel Dunsvirk Court, Fort Resort, Country Inn Resort, Hotel Ashiyana Continental, Hotel Brentwood, Surbee Resort, Hotel Highness Heights, Kasmanda Palace Hotel, Hotel Ashoka Continental

 

 
 
 

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