Mussoorie is popularly called the ‘Queen of Hills’. The British came to these hills very often to evade the heat of the plains. Mussoorie is located at an altitude of 2000 metres above sea level. On a clear day, one can get spectacular views of the Himalayan Peaks from here. At night the lights in the Doon Valley look like shimmering jewels. Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations of India. One can get distant views of the holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna from the hills.
Places to Visit in Mussoorie
Mall Road is the heart of Mussoorie. As you stroll along Mall Road, you can take in the sights, sounds and colours of the shops, eateries, gaming parlours and roadside stalls. There are several shops selling woollens and winter wear. The famous showrooms are Monte Carlo, Indian Terrain, Lee, Classic Emporium, Himalayan Weavers, etc.
There are many big and small bakeries and restaurants serving delicious pastries, momos, Chinese food, Punjabi Cuisine, South Indian Cuisine, etc. The most famous eateries are Narula’s, The Golden Arch Restaurant, Royal Café, Udipi, etc.
Tourists can visit the Company Garden which has a garden filled with lovely plants and flowers. You can reach Gun Hill by cable car. The name Gun hill came since many years back a canon was sounded every day on top of that hill.
There are some spots where you can have a picnic like Kempty Falls, Lake Mist, Municipal Garden and Mussoorie Lake. Or you can take a nature walk on Camel’s Back Road. You can also visit Dhanaulti, another picturesque hill station which is 32 km away.
Famous Schools in Mussoorie
In the 1800’s, Mussoorie saw the birth of many reputed English institutions like St.George’s College, Woodstock School and Oak Grove School. These schools have produced some of the best citizens of our country. Children from all over India and many parts of the world come to study at these prestigious schools.
Travelling to Mussoorie
Mussoorie is well connected by road to Delhi. The nearest railway station is in Dehradun and the closest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun which is 56 km away.
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Hotels in Mussoorie
There are a number of hotels in Mussoorie, from Budget hotels to Luxury resorts. Some of the country’s best-known hotel brands are present here. When booking a hotel, it is important to find out its location to make sure you can easily access all the places of interest.
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The climate is pleasant in the summers and very cold in the winters with temperatures going as low as -6 degrees.