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  Mussoorie

A hot favourite of honeymooners, Mussoorie is one of the most visited hill stations in the state of Uttarakhand as well as in India. The hill station came to be known when back in 1827, a British military officer named Captain Young discovered the fascinating beauty of the place. He explored the whole area and laid the foundation of a place which is today one of the finest hill stations in northern India, equally liked both by locals and foreign travellers. Perched at an elevation of 6,000 ft (a.s.l.), Mussoorie in Uttarakhand lies at easily strikable distance from India's capital city of Delhi. Besides, the hill station is also the entranceway to popular Hindu shrines of Yamunotri and Gangotri.

When the plains of northern India become scorchingly hot during summers, nature lovers, couples, families and even backpackers head towards Mussoorie for spending some quality time amidst verdant hills of the Garhwal Himalayas. Mussoorie offers to see some picturesque waterfalls, forest trails, hiking opportunities and eco parks among others.

Places to Visit >>

Kempty Fall :
A major tourist attraction in Mussoorie, it lies at a distance of 15 km from the hill town. The waterfall is not only visited by those who come to Mussoorie but also by those who come to Dehradun. Here, travellers can enjoy feasting their eyes on waterfalls cascading from an altitude of 4,500 ft. The Kempty Falls in Mussoorie was developed John Mekinan around 1835. Visitors can soak up the scenery at the waterfall only between the months of March and July. The Kempty Falls remain closed during monsoon and winter months.

Gun Hill :
It has the eminence of being the second highest peak in Mussoorie. There are two options to reach this peak - either a 30-minute uphill walk or by the ropeway.


 Travellers come here to enjoy bird's eye view of of places like Banderpunch, Gangotri, Pithware and Srikanta. Gun Hill is comparatively quieter than its surrounding areas.

Lake View :
Picnickers can have a lot of fun at the Mussoorie Lake. A new entrant on the list of tourist attractions in Mussoorie, the lake is situated along the Dehradun-Mussoorie road. The development of the Mussoorie Lake has been done by the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority. Peddle boats are available on hire at the lake and is the most wonderful options of enjoying the scenic views of the area.

Surkhanda Devi :
Surkhanda Devi Temple at 10,000 feet, 35 km down the Mussoorie - Tehri road. Perched on a peak, the temple demands a stiff two-km climb form devotees. The temple, goes the legend, was built on the site where the head of Shiva's consort (Shiva is the destroyer in the Hindu trinity) fell after it was chopped off to stop Shiva's terrifying dance of death that was shaking the universe to its very core.

Clous End :
The bungalow built in 1838 by a British Major was one of the First Four buildings of Mussoorie. The bungalow has since then been converted into a hotel called Clouds End, and is situated at the extreme west of Mussoorie Hill, 8 kms from Library. The resort is surrounded by thick forest, offers a wide variety of flora and fauna besides a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayas, and Yamuna river. The most ideally suited resort for fireigners and honeymoon couples.

Accessibility :   
By Air :

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 (2 hours, 60 km).

By Rail :
The overnight Mussoorie Express links Delhi to Dehradun, the railhead for Mussoorie.

By Road :
Delhi to Mussoorie is 290 km by road. Dehradun to Mussoorie is 35 km. 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.

 
 
 
 

Kempty Fall

 
 

Surkhanda Devi

 
 
 
 
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