Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mussoorie - Introduction, History, Main Attraction ( Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Lake Mist , Mussoorie Lake, Mussoorie Lake, Mosey Falls), Hotels

  • Area : 65 sq km
  • Altitude :2005.5 m
  • Languages: Hindi, Garhwali, English
  • Best time to visit :April-June; September-October
  • Temperature (summer) : 31.2°C (max); 7.2°C (min)
  • Temperature (winter) : 7.2°C (max); 1.1°C (min)
  • STD Code :0135
A perfect hill station is perhaps what describes Mussoorie best. Mussoorie the 'Queen of the Hills' is the first love of a traveler who loves spending time on the top of the world. Watching the snow capped peaks, strolling down the markets and soaking in the beauty of the hills. Hill Resorts in India profiles one of the most beautiful hill resorts in India that has find its way into many of the books written by the well-known Ruskin Bond.


Located in the state of Uttaranchal, Mussoorie is about 34 kilometres north of Dehradun, the capital of Uttarachal. Mussoorie offers beautiful views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks on the one side and Doon valley on the other.


Mussoorie is one of the oldest hill stations established by the Britishers. An adventure lover army officer Captain Young discovered the hill station in 1827.

Attractions of Mussoorie

Gun Hill
Gun Hill, the second highest peak in Mussoorie is a wonderful destination, which is preferred by many a honeymooner. The adventurous way to access the Hill is through a rope way (cable car). Gun Hill is the place where once cannons were kept for the defense of Mussoorie. The Hill offers panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayas.

Camel's Back Road
It is a mesmerizing road surrounded by lush green vegetation. It is the best place for nature walks.

St. Mary's Church
It is the oldest Church in the Himalayas.

Kempty Falls
Kempty Falls is a famous tourist attraction located only 15 km from Mussoorie. Surrounded by hills, the Falls offer amazing views. The waters cascades down from an altitude of 4,500 feet. The Falls is open to visitors from March to July. The environment here is very romantic.

Lake Mist
Lake Mist is a popular picnic spot located at a distance of 5 km from the Kempty Falls. The site also offers many accommodation options and restaurants.

Municipal Garden
It is also a picnic spot housing a beautiful garden and an artificial lake where visitors can also enjoy a boat ride.

Mussoorie Lake
The beauty of this picnic spot attracts visitors in great numbers. It is located on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. Apart from enjoying nature you can enjoy boating here.

Children Lodge
It is the highest peak of Mussoorie, located near Lal Tibba. This place can be reached either on foot or on horseback. Children Lodge is worth a visit as it offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains.

Mosey Falls
Mosey Falls is a wonderful destination fringed by dense forests. It is located at a distance of 7 km from Mussoorie.

Sir George Everest Home
It is a place of great historic importance. It houses the building and laboratory of Sir George Everest, after whom world's highest peak Mt. Everest is named. From here one can enjoy overwhelming views of the snow-capped Himalayas. It also pleases its visitors by providing great views of Doon valley and Yamuna valley. It is also a great place for trekking.

List of Hotels in Mussoorie :

First class hotels of Mussoorie
  • Comfort Inn Resort Hotel
  • Country Inn
  • Hotel Green Castle
  • Nabha Palace
  • Sterling Resort
  • Park Plaza Sylverton
Economy hotels in Mussoorie
  • Dunsvirk Court
  • Honeymoon Inn Mussoorie
  • Hotel Ashiyana Continental
  • Hotel Ashoka Continental
  • Hotel Filigree
  • Hotel Hard Rock
  • Hotel Horizon Mussoorie
  • Hotel Lords Mussoorie
  • Hotel Padmini Nivas
  • Hotel Shiva Continental
  • Hotel Solitaire Plaza
  • Hotel Starz Regency
  • Oasis Resort Mussoorie
  • Shipra Hotel Mussoorie
  • Surbee Resort Mussoorie
  • The Pearl Hotel Mussoorie

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