Located at a distance of 35 kms from Dehradun, Mussoorie with its green hills, varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort and a fabulous honeymoon spot. Commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalayan snow clad ranges to the northeast and glittering views of the Doon valley, the town presents a fairy land atmosphere to the tourists. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty.
Height: 2000 m
Climate: Summer is mild and cottons and light woollens are suggested. In winter, the sunny days are pleasant – though the nights are cold and heavy clothing is required. Through the rest of the year, light woollens/cottons are suggested. During the monsoons, the place gets to be quite wet and windy and appropriate gear may be carried along.
Getting There & Away: How to reach Mussoorie
Road: Well connected to all important north Indian cities.
Rail: Dehradun, at a distance of 35 kms, is the nearest railhead.
Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 60 kms from the town.
Tourist Attractions in Mussoorie
Bhatta Falls: Situated 7 kms on the Mussoorie-Dehradun Road lies Bhatta Falls. Bhatta Village is accessible by motorable roads from where the easy trek of 3 kms commences to the stimulating Bhatta Falls.
Jharipani Falls: It is situated 8.5 kms from Mussoorie. Jharipani is well accessible by motorable roads from where the trek of 1.5 kms commences to the falls. The view of Jharipani is awe inspiring.
Cloud’s End: Situated 8 kms from the Library, Cloud’s End is at the extreme west of Mussoorie. This place has peaceful and calm environment with verdant surroundings.
Camel’s Back Road: This road begins from the Rink at Kulri Bazaar and terminates at Library Bazaar stretching 4 kms. The place offers a picturesque view of the sunset and a lifelike resemblance of a sitting camel.
Lal Tibba: Lal Tibba is located in Landour area which is the oldest inhabited place in Mussoorie.
Gun Hill: Gun Hill is situated 400 m above the Mall and is the second highest peak of Mussoorie. Gun Hill is set at an elevation of 2122 m and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the mighty Himalayan ranges and the Doon valley. It can be reached by ropeway.
The Mall Road: The Mall Road is one of the primary attraction and the most crowded places. The atmosphere takes you back to the colonial period of the Britishers. There are numerous restaurants, hotels and shops in this road. The Methodist Church is situated on the Mall and is around 100 years old.
Lake Mist: Lake Mist is located 5 kms before the Kempty Falls and 10 kms from Mussoorie. Lake Mist is a newly developed scenic spot with good accommodation and restaurant facilities. Boating can be done on the lake.
Kempty Falls: Kempty Falls is located 15 kms from Mussoorie on the Chakrata road surrounded by high green mountains and is set at an altitude of 4500 feet.
Dhanaulti: Dhanaulti is situated 25 kms from Mussoorie amidst thick Alpine forests of Deodar, Rhodendron and Oak and offers an atmosphere of perfect peace and tranquility.
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA): This institute was set up in 1959 at Mussoorie for imparting training to members of All India Services and Central Services (Group A) through common Foundation Course and to provide professional training to the regular recruits of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).