Area : 65 sq km
Language : Hindi, English & Garhwali
Best time to visit : March to June and September to October.For trekking, rock-climbing Summer is best.
Temperature : Theweather is cool and pleasant all through the year. In summer 31.2°C (max) and 7.2°C (min). In winter 7.2°C (max) and 1.1°C (min).Snowfall from end of December to mid- February.
Popularly regarded as the “Queen of hill stations”, Mussoorie, at an altitude of 2000 mts, was discovered by the British after Captain Young of the English army built his house here. The place offers a stupendous view of the Himalayas to the north and the Shivaliks to the south, Mussoorie’s British origins can be seen in its quaint cottages, its beautiful churches with stained glass windows and its Victorian Bandstand.
How To Go Mussoorie:
Air: Nearest airport is Dehradun 35 km away.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Dehradun 35 km away.
Tourist Attraction Of Mussoorie:
Benog Hill: The 7,000 feet high peak is about seven kilometers from Library Bazaar. It boasted once of an observatory.
Camel’s Back Road: Rivals the Mall in popularity. About three kilometers long, Camel’s Back Road was so christened, it is said, because of a rock that resembles the back of a camel. Municipal Garden: Also known as its old colonial name, ‘Company Bagh’, the place is about 2 km walk from Library Chowk.
Childer’s Lodge: Here a powerful ‘coin-operated’ binocular is available for surveying the mountains around. In the distance can be seen peak after peak of snow-capped mountains.
Lal Tibba: The highest peak (8,000 feet) at Mussoorie. About four kilometers from Picture Palace, Lal Tibba is an ideal location for a picnic.
Mall Road : This is one of the most crowed place of Mussoorie. There are many hotel, restaurants and shops on this road.
Kempty Falls : Kempty Falls is one of the popular tourist place of Mussoorie and most beautiful waterfalls in Uttaranchal. It is situated at an altitude of 4,500 ft.The height of water falls is 40 feet, giving the appearance of water jumping and playing on the rocks before falling down. This waterfall closed during monsoon and winters.
In 1835, John Mekinan developed this as tourist destination. The name Kempty is derived from ‘Camp-tea’, as the Britishers would organise their tea parties here.
Mussoorie Lake : This is a newly developed spot for picnic.This spot is built by City Board on Mussoorie Dehradun road. Night view of this lake is marvelous. This lake has pedaled boating facility.
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