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The Crown of Hills

Attracting an influx of tourists throughout the year, the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie, is one of the most popular hill stations not only in Uttarakhand but in the entire country. Founded by two Britishers, Captain Fredrick Young and an officer FJ Shore in 1827, the Mussoorie ridge offers splendid views and wholesome weather.

An enchanting paradise for leisure travelers and honeymooners, Mussoorie is an ideal summer retreat with lush green hills, crisp air, and a variety of flora and fauna. Nestled at a height of 7000m above sea level with the grand Himalayan backdrop, Mussoorie offers a spectacular vantage point and a stunning view of the mountain peaks of Western Garhwal. It attracts a horde of visitors both during the summers and winters. Visitors make a trip to this place as a summer retreat or during the weekends to get relief from the hot and humid weather and during the winters to enjoy and play with the snow. Mussoorie offers a wide range of adventurous activities from paragliding, to bungee jumping, to zip-lining, and trekking along with many temples and tourist places to visit.

A must experience the highlight of this hill station is the winter line, which is a rare natural phenomenon visible from only select places of the world and one of them is Mussoorie. Between October and January, during the evenings, an amalgamation of red, yellow, and orange color is visible above the grey and mauve of the colored strip that appears to be a false horizon known as ‘Winter line’. It is truly a spectacular and enchanting experience one must not miss while visiting this ill station. Apart from scenic views, Mussoorie is home to many popular personalities such as author Ruskin Bond and Bill Aitken, film star Victor Banerjee, and many other star kids who have studied in the schools of Mussoorie. You might get lucky and bump into one of the celebrities visiting this enchanting place for some solitude time.

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Best Time to Visit

Mussoorie can be visited at any given month of the year because of its pleasant weather during the summers, lush green surroundings and flora and fauna during the monsoons, and snow filled peaks during the winters. Enjoy the best of every weather and make your weekend a special one.

How to Reach?

  • By Flight: The closest airport is Jolly Grant at a distance of 82km near Dehradun. Taxis are available from the airport or you can book an uber ride.
  • By Train: The nearest rail station is in Dehradun at a distance of 68km.
  • By Road: You can get buses or travelers from Dehradun which is well-connected by smooth roads. Take the Tehri bypass from Mussoorie and drive down the Mussoorie-Chamba road.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Zip Lining

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Trekking

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Cable Car Ride

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Paragliding

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Winter line

Places to visit in Mussoorie

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George Everest House

A trek to George Everest is a must when you visit Mussoorie and the George Everest House is the remains of a building and laboratory of Sir George Everest, the Surveyor-General of India during the British Raj. Mount Everest is also named after Sir George Everest too and the highest point of George Everest in Mussoorie offers a breathtaking view of the Doon valley and the Himalayan ranges.

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Kempty Falls

One of the most visited tourist places in Mussoorie, Kempty Falls is a picturesque waterfall situated in a breathtaking valley enveloped by high mountains.

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Landour

A British-era cantonment named after Llanddowror, a remote village in Southwest Wales, this beautiful and serene town is inspired by the novels of the Scottish author Sir Walter Scott, with names such as Ivanhoe, Kenilworth, Waverly, and Woodstock (now famous schools). The Landour Bazaar is also a very popular shopping destination and the area itself is very charming.

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Surkhanda Devi Temple

Located 2km from Kaddukhal village, Surkhanda Devi can be reached by trekking and is a mesmerizing place to be. This is one of the Shakti Peeth of Devi Sati among the 51 other sites that are spread all over India and her head is worshipped here.

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Company Bagh

Also known as Botanical Gardens of Mussoorie in the pre-independence era, the Municipal Garden or Company Bagh in Mussoorie has a plethora of beautiful flowers and an amusement park too.

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Jharipani Falls

Located 9km from Mussoorie, Jharipani Falls is a great place for picnicking with your friends and family. You might need to cover the last 1.5km on foot.

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Mussoorie Lake

This recently developed artificial lake is about 6km on the way from Mussoorie to Dehradun Road, the Mussoorie Lake has ducks in it and you can also ride a paddleboat while enjoying the beautiful view of the Doon valley.


Explore Mussoorie

Nestled in the lap of Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, the Queen of Hill Stations Mussoorie is an ideal escape from the chaos of city life and buzzes with an enchanting aura of serene and mesmerizing sights. With the backdrop of the stunning Shivalik ranges, Mussoorie offers cool and pleasant weather all year round along with numerous places to relish your journey.

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