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Mussoorie , the 'Queen of Hills'

Mussoorie is known as the 'Queen of Hills' for its immense beauty. It is located in the Garhwal hills.In 1820 Captain Young from the British army was enchanted by its beauty and made it his home. Mussoorie is named after the plants of Mansur shrub wich were found in abundance here. Mussourie is towering at a height of 2,500 meters over the doon valley. It is rich in varied flora and funa.

Mussoorie is a good place for the adventure seekers and for the nature lovers. The enigmatic view of pine layered hill tops and snow capped hills make an ever lasting impression on the minds of the people who visit this place.During summers the whole town is packed with tourists from all over the country. And since it is close to Mussoorie, many people visit the city just for the weekends.It is the best place for tourists who want respite from the summer conditions of the plains. Mussoorie is one of the few cities in India that can boast of being one of the most visited city because of its natural beauty. This city is blessed with some of the best natural bounties and has some of commercial malls that gives this place an added advantage in terms of visitors. Its well laid out gardens are also an addittion to its beauty this town of Mussoorie also houses one of the most famous waterfalls in India the Kempty falls.

Mussoorie Location: Mussoorie is located in the foot hills of Himalayas
Rainfall in Mussoorie: 180 cms per annum
Climate of Mussoorie: Summer: 23ºC -10ºC
Winter: 10 °C - 1°C
Best Time to Visit: April-June; September-October
How To Reach Mussoorie:
By Air: Nearest airport is situated 24 kms away from Mussoorie. .
By Rail: The nearest railway station is situated in Dehradun. It is 25 kms from Mussoorie.
By Road: Mussoorie is conveniently linked by road to Delhi (300KM)and other major cities of India.

  • Last visit to Mussoorie: Jan 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • marvelous_girl's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    nice tips and pics

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2008 at 3:13 AM

    What an interesting area. I'm not sure I could handle the ropeway...interesting info on the effects of global warming. Thank you for the B-day wishes...and Happy Anniversary!

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Hi Goutam - I re-visited this page- Mussorie is luring me.I will ask u more in email

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Have to add mussourie to our itenary for mext year.

  • Apr 1, 2008 at 10:48 PM

    Basically, it is not comment; I have some querry - whether the ropeway ticket is always for two-way OR it is optional for one-way also.

  • Nov 26, 2007 at 8:12 PM

    after seeing ur article.,we frnds decided to visit there... see we uploaded some snaps here mvmtravel.com/blog/index.php...

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2007 at 5:33 PM

    good morning!

  • roz.van's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2007 at 4:57 AM

    Oh wow this page is really exciting! As you know I got viral dehydration in mussoorie so missed out on a few things. I absolutely HAVE to go back and see the things I missed last time. :o) roz

  • Sep 30, 2007 at 3:20 AM

    Can you suggest a good hotel in The Mall at Mussoorie. regards, Jayanta Gupta

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2007 at 11:53 PM

    Kempty Falls looks absolutely fantastic ;-)


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