Mussoorie is a hill station established by the British in the 19th century. Situated at an average altitude of 1880m (6170 ft) in the foothills of the Himalayan range, it provides magnificent views of peaks of the Himalayas. A green resort with rich flora and fauna is also known as Queen of the Hills. Mussoorie has Raj-era architecture, Himalayan views and walking trails galore.
Major tourist sites in and around Mussoorie: Camel‘s Back Road, Gun Hill, St. Mary‘s, (the oldest church in the Himalayas), Kempty Falls, Company Garden, Happy Valley with a small Tibetan temple, Lal Tibba, etc.
When to visit: best time to visit is March to June and September to November.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Mussoorie is not directly connected by railway. Dehradun station is about 68 km away. Dehradun (IR station code : DDN) is a major station and a terminus in Uttarakhand. It is connected by rail to Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kolkata, Gorakhpur, Amritsar, Indore, Ujjain and Chennai.
Nearest airport: Jolly Grant Airport (IATA: DED) at Dehradun is about 82 km away.
Buses: Uttarakhand Roadways buses as well as private operators connect Mussoorie to the major cities in North India.
By road: The distance from Dehradun to Mussoorie is about 34 km via Mussoorie Rd. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Haridwar to Mussoorie is about 94 km via Mussoorie Rd. It takes around 3 hours.
The distance from Rishikesh to Mussorie is about 86 km via NH 7. It takes around 2-3 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Mussorie is about 293 km via NH 44. It takes around 7 hours.
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