"The Quiet Hill-Station" Top 5 Page for this destination Mussoorie by lachydragon
Mussoorie Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 213 photos
Mussoorie sits in the Himalayan foothills in the Garhwal Region of the new-ish state of Uttaranchal in Northern India. It is one of the lesser-known hillstations - places where the British Raj (used to cooler climes) would retreat to during the sweltering heat and humidity of the Indian Plains.
Mussoorie has the hallmarks of a hill-sation, a vehicle free central mall which lends itself to prommenading, horse-rides and a cable car which will take you up to the higer ridges of the mountains where yo;u ;can get views of the mighty mighty Himalayas off in the distance.
I only had a day in Mussoorie as a side-trip from my Hindi classes in Dehradun, I wished I had been able to return up there again in my stay in Dehradun but other trips to Rishikesh and Haridwar got in the way - there's always next time I suppose!
As for my heading 'Shimla's little brother' well, my impression was on visiting both places that Mussoorie was the undiscovered and comparatively under-developed (in terms of vast accommodation complexes etc) hill station, and was perhaps happy to enjoy that niche status.
- In a nutshell:Escape to the mountains, without too much hype.
We only made a daytrip to Mussoorie so I can't comment on any particular hotels or accommodation. What I can recommend... more travel advice
We caught the local bus from the stop in Dehradun up to Mussoorie. Our tickets were Rs. 23 (less than AUS$1) for the... more travel advice
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