MUSSOORIE – Queen of Hills

Mussorie, which is known as the proverbial Queen of the hill stations which was professed by the British gentry which evaded hot, desultory  summers of the Kolkata and Delhi via  spending time there. It is on an average height of 2000 meters, Mussorie which is having the green hills and different kinds of fauna and flora which is one of the fascinating hill resorts. It is one of the commanding ranges of snow to the north –east and the glittering views of the Shiwalik ranges in the south and Doon valley. It was previously known as the Fairland environment to the tourists. One of the highest points is Lal Tibba with the height of 2290 meters. It is offering distant views for the mighty and holy river Ganga from one end of the ridge and on the famous river Jamuna. In year 1820, one of the British Army officer was quite influenced with the beauty of the location and made it the residence.

How to reach Mussorie?

The name is derived from the plants of the “Mussorie” which was found in abundance. It is also serving the gateway to Gangotri and Yamunotri which is quite popular shrines of Hindu in North India. Best duration when you should visit Mussorie is March to June and September to November. Summers are regarded as the best times to go ahead with campaign, rock climbing and trekking.

  • Via Air

For reaching Mussorie, Delhi is considered as the most nearest airport and the national airport would be Jolly grant airport which is just 24Kms away from Dehradun. The closest airport to Mussorie is just 60Kms away from the place. There are no regular flights to Jolly grant airport. The state buses do stop in front of the airport gate.

  • Via Train

Mussoorie is not having a direct link of trains. People do plan their visit via Dehradun as it is working as the railway station for Mussoorie. It is linked with lots of superfast trains to the major cities in the country. The nearest rail head is Dehradun which is just 34Kms from Mussoorie. Buses and taxis are easily available from Dehradun to Mussoorie.

  • Via Bus/Car

It is well connected with motor able roads. Normal buses and luxury buses to Mussoorie are quite easily available from the ISBT Kashmiri gate. Taxis and buses to Mussoorie are also available from Dehradun.

Top 10 places to visit in Mussoorie

  • Kempty fall
  • Happy Valley
  • Himalayan weavers
  • Jawahar Aquarium
  • Jhari Pani Falls
  • Company Garden
  • Bhatta falls
  • Everest point and house
  • Dhanaulti
  • Lake Mist

Where to stay and eat?

It is one of the major tourist locations which are having numerous cuisines restaurants. But you should try some of the local hilly food which you are going to get at the lower rates. It boasts of number of hotels and restaurants which are serving cuisines from across the world. Still you should not miss out some of the sumptuous Tibetan and food of north India which is sure to make you lick your fingers. One of the popular restaurants is Howard Revolving restaurants which are boasting of dazzling views. Momo’s cafe is also quite famous for its mutton Momo’s while the bowl of rice, which is situated on the Mall, is well known for sumptuous “Khoutom” and “thukpas”.  The area is fostering both Kumauni and Garhwali cuisines which are though similar in some elements but do surely differ in style.

Some of the well known hotels are as under- Jaypee Residency Manor, Royal Orchid Fort resort, Fortune the savoy,Hotel Padmini Nivas,Hotel Vishnu Palace, Hotel hill Queen, Rokeby Manor, Hotel Brentwood etc.

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