Area : 65 sq km
Altitude : 2005.5 m
Temperature in Summer : 31.2°C(max);7.2°C(min)
Temperature in Winter : 7.2°C(max);1.1°C(min)
Languages : Hindi and English
Mussoorie Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, this charming hill station, 34 kms from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills. above sea-level. Mussoorie is one the beautiful hill stations in India and the most frequently visited. It provides excellent respite to people who want relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains, especially since it is close enough to the capital to make just weekend trip
Tourist AttractionÂ Mussoorie Hill Station :
Gun Hill : Gunhill is the second highest point in Mussoorie. To access Gunhill, there are two ways. The first one is to begin trek from court complex on the Mall road. This path takes you to Gunhill in about 20 minutes.
Municipal Garden : A picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with boating facilities. It is located at a distance of 4kms by cycle rickshaw, pony or by car and only 2 kms on foot via Waverly Convent Road.
Childer's Lodge : Highest Peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. It is about 5 kms from the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. Snow view from this spot is exhilarating.
Nag Devta Temple : An ancient temple situated on Cart Mackenjie Road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go right upto the spot. It Provies a charming view of Doon Valley as well as of Mussoorie.
Mussoorie Lake : A newly developed picnic spot, situated on Mussoorie- Dehradun road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are availble.
Hanol Mela : The temple of Hanol in Chakrata, 78 km. from Mussoorie is the venue of this exotic fair called as the Hanol Mela.
Best Time :
April-June and September-October
Nearby Toursit Destination :
Jharipani Fall (8 km),Kempty Fall(15 km),Dehradun(29 km),Naga Tibba(55 km)
Visiting Mussoorie :
There are regular flights from Delhi to Doon Valley (Jolly Grant). From the Jolly Grant airport, taxis and buses ply to Dehradun from where they go up to Mussoorie (3 hours, 60 km).
The overnight Mussoorie Express links Delhi to Dehradun, the railhead for Mussoorie.
There are direct buses from Delhi to Mussoorie, along with private taxis. Buses ply every half hour from Dehradun to Mussoorie. Private taxis and shared taxis are favored by a majority of visitors.
There are many budget hotels to suit every pocket including paying guesthouse the list of which can be obtained from the tourist reception centre