Tucked away in the Garhwal Hills , Mussoorie is one of the most impressive hill stations in the northern India. A number of modern bungalows, malls and sprawling gardens dot the landscape of the hill station, from one corner to the other. Hordes of tourists, both locals as well as foreign nationals, can be seen flocking to the hill station during summer4748122899_62a83c7499 months when the northern plains begin to burn with sultry heat.Mussoorie is closely located to Delhi is also not far away from Hindu pilgrimage destinations like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar and Rishikesh.
No time is a bad time to arrive in Mussoorie. The weather at this strikingly expressive hill station remains pleasant throughout the year. The greenery in Mussoorie can be seen at its blooming best between September and November. The ideal time to make a tour to Mussoorie is either between April and June or between September and November.
History of Mussoorie :-
The Hill station of Mussoorie owes its credit to the British army officer named Captain Young. The beauty of the hill station impressed the military officer a lot and he finally made up his mind to reside at the place, in the year 1825. This is how the hill station of Mussoorie was founded. Colonel Everest chose to stay here and built a home in 1832. More and more British officers followed suit and by the year 1901, the population of the hill resort was 6,461. During summers, the population of Mussoorie swelled up to a total of 15,000 at that time.
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Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. It can also be negotiated by bridles path which forks-off from Mall Road near Kutchery and to reach takes about twenty minutes. The Ropeway distance is only 400 mtrs. And the sheer thrill of the ride is memorable. Gun Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri group etc. and a bird's eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon Valley. During pre-independence days a gun mounted on this top used to be fired heralding mid-day to enable people to adjust their watches and hence this name.
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.
Camel's Back Road:
It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Bazar covering a total distance of about 3 kms. The main charm of this froad is horse riding and wlking. Sunset view of the Himalayas is superb. Camel's Rock with a life like resemblace can be seen from the spot near Mussoorie Public school.
Jharipani Fall :
8.5 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie- Jharipani Road. Visitors can go by bus or by car upto 7 kms to Jharipani from where the fall is 1.5 kms, on foot.
Kempty Fall :
5 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refresshing and enjoyabled for children and adults alike.