India - Mussoorie Travel Information

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Mussoorie

Referred to as Queen of Hill Stations, Mussoorie is an incredible holiday destination located in Uttranchal in North India.

It is situated at an altitude of 2,500 meters on the Himalayan foothills and gets its name from a shrub, Mansur, which is abundantly found in this place.

There is a Mall in the heart of this hill station having a series of shops. The Gun Hill is the place where a gun was fired at mid-day to denote the time.

Other important places to see in and around Mussoorie are as follows.

Municipal Garden

Childer's Lodge

Camel's Back Road

Clous End

Kempty Falls

Jharipani Fall

Bhatta Fall

Nag Devta Temple

Mussorie Lake

Van Chetna Kendra

Jwalaji Temple

Naga Tibba

Dhanolti

Surkhanda Devi

Lakha Mandal

To Reach

By Air: There are regular flights from Delhi to Doon Valley (Jolly Grant).

By Rail: The overnight Mussoorie Express links Delhi to Dehradun, the railhead for Mussoorie.

By Road: There are direct buses from Delhi to Mussoorie, along with private taxis. Buses ply every half hour from Dehradun to Mussoorie. Private taxis and shared taxis are favored by a majority of visitors.

 

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