Mussoorie – One of the favorite destinations for tourists

This article is all about the famous tourist spot Mussorie, the location, when to visit, climate, how to reach, where to stay. The place is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Uttarakhand.

Hot spot - Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a hot spot for the tourists in India. Mussoorie is a famous hill resort situated at an altitude of about 2005 meters and spread over an area of about 65 square kilometers. The place is famous for the mouth watering beauty and fascinating views. The place is a gate way to the famous shrines Gangotri and Yamnotri.

The view

Mussorie is surrounded by great view of snow clad Himalayas towards the northeast and fascinating views of Roorki, Haridwar and Doon Valley. Tourist visits the place the rest and enjoys the real beauty and environment the place is offering sparing time from their busy social life.

History of Mussoorie

In the year 1827 the famous adventures military officer, Captain Young travel around and started the holiday resort. At present there are some more holiday resorts but this is the only one of its kind.

The real enjoyment

Mussoorie is a place which is worth a visit. Mussoorie has great views and environment. One can enjoy the life to the fullest away from his/her hectic social life. This is the best place for amusements and other enjoyment activities. The place provides almost every facility for refreshment to the domestic as well as foreign tourists.

Famous tourist attractions in Mussoorie

Bhadraj Temple
The temple is situated towards the extreme western area of the Mussoorie. It is situated at a distance of 16kms form Mussoorie. Bhadraj is a well known trekking site. The temple is dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra who is brother of Lord Krishna. Bhadraj offers a fascinating scene of the surrounding Doon Valley.

Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary
The Sanctuary is located at a distance of 12kms from here which was established in the year 1993. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 339 hectares. The sanctuary is having many species of extinct birds like Mountain Quail which is popularly known as Pahari Bater which got extinct from the year 1876. The sanctuary is a must visit place while visiting Mussoorie.

Mussoorie Lake
Mussoorie Lake is one of the famous lakes near Mussoorie. The lake is recently developed. The lake is located on the Dehradun road and is one of the favorite picnic spots for the visitors as well as the locals.

Gun Hill
The best way to visit the Gun Hill is through rope way. The rope journey is thrilling as well as enjoying. Gun Hill is the second highest peak of the town with an altitude of about 2122 meters from the sea level. The amazing view of Himalayas can be enjoyed from the hill top.

Childer's Lodge
A powerful telescope is placed here with the help of which one can view the panoramic views of the snow clad Himalayas.

Camel's back Road
The place is famous for the beautiful view of the sunsets and also one can enjoy horse riding along with long walks.

Kempty Fall
The biggest water fall of the region Kempty is situated at a distance of about 16kms from here on the road towards the famous shrine Yamnotri.

Nagtibba is located at a distance of about 45kms from Mussoorie. It is one of the best trekking sites of the region.

Dhanoti is located at a distance of about 25kms from Mussoorie and offers beautiful views of Himalayan region.

Lakha Mandal
The place is about 90kms from Mussoorie on the Yamnotri road. As per the legends the Kuarvas made a house known as "laksha grayah" and tried to burn the Pandavas alive here at Lakha Mandal.

Surkanda Devi
The temple is situated a high altitude of 3040 meters and is one of the famous trekking sites of the region.

Best time to visit

Mussoorie can be visited round the year. The climate here is pleasant here round the year.

Accommodation Facilities

Many Hotels are available for the tourists. Also the facility of Government rest House is there. The tourists can stay here at affordable rates.

How to reach

By Air
Jolly Grant is about 25kms from here and is the nearest airport.
By Train
Dehradun is the nearest railway station and is about 30kms from here.
By Road
Mussoorie is about 30kms from Dehradun is well connected to all major cities of the state.

For other famous tourist spots in Uttarakhand read the following articles :
Srinagar in Uttarakhand
Tourist spot Pauri
Famous tourist spot Khirsu
Land of Sages - Rishikesh


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