Mussoorie also called the queen of hill stations was used by the British to escape the hot summers of Delhi and Kolkata. It is located at an altitude of 6600 feet above sea level. Mussoorie has green hills and a varied flora and fauna. It is a wonderful hill resort. It has snow ranges to the north east, view of the lovely Doon valley and the Shivalik ranges in the south. The highest point in Mussoorie is Lal Tibba at a height of 7500 feet. Mussoorie is located at a distance of three hundred kilometres from Delhi, the capital of India. The population of Delhi flocks to Mussoorie to escape the heat of Delhi.
Mussoorie is considered as the gateway to the gangotri and yamunotri shrines of India. Mussoorie is connected to many major towns and cities by road, including Delhi. Mussoorie has cold winters and pleasant summers. It is the perfect getaway during the hot summer months.
Some of the places to visit in Mussoorie are:
Kempty falls; these falls are located 15 kilometres away from Mussoorie on the yamunotri road. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls. You can have bath at its foothills.
Bhatta falls; this is located 7 kilometres from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. It is ideal for having bath and picnic.
Jharipani falls; these are located 8.5 kilometres from Mussoorie from the Mussoorie-Jharipani road. You can travel to Jharipani falls by bus or by car.
Municipal garden, this picnic spot has a beautiful garden with a mini artificial lake and boating facilities. It is ideal for picnics.
Childer’s Lodge, this spot gives a beautiful view of the snow peaks of the Himalayas. It is the highest peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba and is at a distance of 5 kilometres from the tourist office.
Mussoorie is one of the best hill stations in India and is a must visit for all nature lovers.