Mussoorie

Best Time To Visit

September to June

Weather

Summer: Max 35°C, Min 24ºC
Winter: Max 22°C, Min 1ºC

Best Places To Visit

Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, Camel’s Back Road, Gun Hill, Happy Valley

About Mussoorie

Fondly known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is a famous hill station situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Mussoorie was discovered by Captain Young in the 18th century and serves as a perfect getaway to escape from the heat of summers. Located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, on an amulet shaped ridge, Mussoorie, with its hill covered in lush trees and rich fauna species, attracts both domestic and foreign tourists. A stroll down the town’s street brings to fore some of the most prominent historical spots in Mussoorie such as Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.

Perched on a 15 kms long horseshoe shaped ridge with the grand Himalayas as a backdrop is the colonial hill station of Mussoorie. At heights of over 2,000 metres, Mussoorie has superb views of peaks in the western Garhwal hills, including Banderpunch Massif at 6,316 metres and Swargarohini at 6,252 metres. 34 kms from Dehradun, this popular hill resort overlooks the Doon valley to its south. Trekkers begin their journey into the Hari-ki-Dun area with its snowscapes and verdant-forested slopes from Mussoorie.

One of the most easily accessed hill stations in northern India, during the peak tourist season Mussoorie becomes a bustling resort with hordes of holidaymakers ambling down the central Mall. The suburban area of Landour, about 300 metres away from the main town, is quieter and has managed to retain some of its old colonial charm. Surrounded by lush wooded expanses and winding lanes, it offers good opportunities for quiet walks away from the crowds.

History of Mussoorie way backs to 1825 with its construction as a shooting lodge after the British military officer Captain Young and Mr. Shore, the resident Superintendent of Revenues at Dehradun explored the areas surrounding Dehradun. Sooner with time, Mussoorie became a popular holiday resort and a hill station owing to its natural beauty and biological diversity.

The historical information of Mussoorie says that later in 1827, a sanitorium was built at Landour that became a large cantonment for military training later. The total population of the town in 1901 was only 6461, which rose significantly to 15,000 in the summers with more and more people visiting the area to enjoy the pleasing climate of the place. The pace of increasing population kept on increasing every year making the place more and more popular and one of the favourite tourists destinations.

By Train:
The Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station to Mussoorie. It is located around 60 kilometers away from Dehradun. You can take bus/taxi service from railhead to Mussoorie.

By Air:
The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport from Mussoorie. It is located around 60 kilometers away from Mussoorie. Taxi services are available between Jolly Grant Airport and Mussoorie.

By Road:
The National Highway number 58 connects Delhi and Mussoorie. The journey via car/taxi cab will take around 5 hours and 23 minutes. Excellent bus services are available between Mussoorie and other major cities in India.

Kempty Falls
The Kempty falls are surrounded by high mountain ranges and are situated at an altitude of approximately 1,364 meters above sea level, thus giving it a wonderful surrounding to just sit and listen to the sound of the water which falls on the rocky bed of the water below among the lush green vicinity.

Lal Tibba
The highest peak in Mussoorie, with an altitude of over 2,290 meters above sea level and provides some amazing and never seen before views of the mountains that house the holy shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath. To give its visitors a clearer view of the picturesque surroundings a Japanese telescope has been installed at the edge of the cliff also the place is highly preserved from most commercial activities.

Camel’s Back Road
The road takes its name from the rock which is shaped like a camel’s hump on its back and stretches around a distance of about 3-4 kilometres from Kulri bazaar to the Library Chowk in Mussoorie. The road is ideal for a walk as one can get amazing views of the valley and the mountains from here. The place is great for the photographers who are looking for great shots to capture of the valley and the mountains that surround Mussoorie.

Gun Hill
The second highest point in Mussoorie, the place’s name is derived from the event of firing cannon from this place to tell what time is it to the people during the British colonization hence giving it the name ‘Gun Hill’. The place lies at an altitude of 2,024 meters above sea level and offers some majestic views of the surroundings.

Happy Valley
The centre of the Tibetan settlement in Mussoorie, happy valley is situated at a short distance from the mall road. This is the place where Tibetans first arrived in India when they fled from Lhasa in 1959, led by their spiritual leader dalai lama before he moved to Dharamshala. The place is lined with oaks and deodars and has several small hotels and cafeterias and as you walk further into the town, you will get to experience calm like no other.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Surface transportation by an exclusive chauffeur driven air-conditioned car
  • Services of english speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees to the monuments

Package details

Duration : 3 Nights / 4 Days

Day 1 : Delhi - Mussoorie (270 Kms)

In the morning, we drive to Mussoorie, one of the most popular hill stations in North India. Half day is free for your leisure activities. Overnight at hotel in Mussoorie.

Day 2 : Mussoorie

Morning after breakfast, start on a sightseeing tour visiting Kempty fall, Gun hill, George Hill Everest, Company Garden, Mall road, Camel’s Back, Lal Tibba, Municipal Garden etc. Overnight in Mussoorie.

Day 3 : Mussoorie - Dehradun ( 31 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, take a drive to Dehradun and then enjoy great sightseeing covering FRI , Tapkeshwar temple, Dear Park & Shiv ratan kander etc In evening visit to famous Bazar Paltan Bazar. Overnight at hotel in Dehradun.

Day 4 : Dehradun - Sahasdhara - Delhi (Half hour)

Early after breakfast, half day sightseeing tour of Sahasdhara.and back Drive to Delhi.

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