Mussoorie

General Information
Altitude : 2005 mts.
Season : Round the year.
Language : Garhwali, Hindi and English.
Accomodation : Govt. Rest Houses and Hotels are Available.
Mussoorie with its green hills and varied Flora and Fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalaya snow ranges to the northeast, and glittering views of the Doon Valley, Roorki, Saharabpur and Haridwar to the south, the town presents a fairy land atmosphere to the tourists. Its history back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventures military officer, explore the present site and laid the foundation of this holiday resort which now has few rivals. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life. It provides all kind of amusement and every facility for domestic and foreign tourist.Mussoorie is conveniently connected by road to Delhi and by other major Cities and is also a "Gateway" to Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines.

Accessibility

Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 24 Kms. from Dehradun.
Rail : Nearest rail station is Dehradun, 30 kn. from Mussoorie.
Road : Mussoorie is conveniently connected by road to Delhi and Major Cities. It lies at a distance of 30 kms. from Dehradun.
Bhadraj Temple
About 15 kms. from Mussoorie, it is ideal spot for trekking via Park Toll - Clouds end, Dudhi. Situated on the extreme western region of Mussoorie town, Bhadraj offers a commanding view of Doon Valley. Chakrata ranges and Jaunsar Bhabar area can be viewed from here. Bhadraj temple is dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, brother of Lord Krishna.
Mussoorie Lake
A newly developed picnic spot situated at Mussoorie - Dehradun Road.
Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary
11 kms. to the south of Library Point lies an old sanctuary established in 1993 and covering an area of 339 hectares. It is famous for the extinct bird species, Mountain Quail (Pahari Bater), which was last spotted in 1876.
Camel's Back Road
The place offers a picturesque view of sunset and a life like resembles of a sitting camel. One can also enjoy long walks and horse riding here.
Childer's Lodge
The Childer's Lodge offers an exhilarating view of the snow capped ranges, through the powerful telescope installed here.
Gun Hill
One can enjoy a thrilling ropeway ride to Gun Hill, the second highest peak of Mussoorie (2122 mts.). The peak offers a panoramic view of Himalayan Ranges.
Kempty Fall
15 kms. from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road is th most fascinating and the biggest water fall - Kempty, located in a beautiful valley of mussoorie.
Dhanolti
24 kms. from Mussoorie, provides a breathe taking view of the valleys and the Himalayan Peak.
Mussoorie - Nagtibba
34 kms. from Mussoorie one reaches Thatyar. 7 kms. further is devalsari and a 14 lms. further trek to Nagtibba is an ideal spot for trekking.
Surkanda Devi
Situated at an elevation of 3030 mts. above sea lavel near village Kaddukhal the temple of Surkanda Devi is 33 kms. from Kaddukhal and one has to trek about 2 kms.
Lakha Mandal
Past Kempty falls, 75 kilometer on the Mussoorie - Yamunotri road lies Lakhamandal. Legends has it that the Kaurvas made a shelter house and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here.

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