Mussoorie City Guide – Mussoorie Travel Attractions
Mussoorie is a hill city in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Mussoorie also known as the Queen of the Hills is situated on the foothills of Himalayas at an average altitude of 6,600 ft. It presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists. The place got its name from a shrub called ‘Mansoor’ found abundantly in the locale. Like any other hill station the climate of Mussoorie is pleasant throughout the year. The temperature varies form 1 °C during the winters to 31 °C in summer seasons. The roads are blocked by snowfall during winters and during the monsoons the roads are dangerous to travel. The best time to visit the hill station is during the spring season, from September to November. A short description of some of the attractions in Mussoorie is given below.
Camel’s Back Road
The Kempty Falls
Other places of interest in and around Mussoorie include Mussoorie Lake, Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary, Dhanolti, Nagtibba, Municipal Garden, Yamuna Bridge, Jharipani Fall, Bhatta Fall, Brentwood Sanctuary, and many more.
Transport and Stay
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Mussoorie. There are regular flights from Delhi. The nearest railway station is at Dehradun. It connects all major cities of India, such as Delhi Mumbai, Howrah, Lucknow, Varanasi, Amritsar, Saharanpur, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Allahabad, Ujjain, Indore, Kathgodam, and Okha. Mussoorie has three bus stands Library Bus Stand, Masonic lodge, and Tehri Bus stand. Mussoorie is well connected to places like Dehradun, Delhi, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Shimla, and Chamba by roadways. Local transport is provided by buses, taxies, and ponies.
Avalon Resort, Surbee Resorts, Jaypee Residency Manor, and WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace are some of the hotels with star comforts. Hotels like Park Plaza Sylverton, Oasis Resort, Hotel Connaught Castle, Fort Resorts Green Castle, and Nand Residency provide a decent stay at affordable costs. Hotel Ashoka Continental, Sterling Resort, and Hotel Hill Queen are some of the hotels offering economy class accommodation.