mussorie queen of hills

Pay your respects to the Queen of Hills

POPULAR AS Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie is a charming hill-station, 34 km from Dehradun, and is situated at an altitude at an altitude ranging from 1,860m to 2,300m above sea level.

Without doubt, one of India’s most beautiful hill stations, Mussoorie provides an excellent weekend escape for people in the sultry summer months. Its proximity to the key religious attractions of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Haridwar and Rishikesh, and other hillstations makes it even more popular. Today, Mussoorie has evolved as an important centre of education business and tourism the star attraction of Mussoorie is gun hill in pre-independence, days a gun mounted on its top used to be fired at noon, to help people adjust their watches. The hill offers a panoramic view of key himalayan peaks including Bunderpunch, Srikanthe, Pithwara and Gangotri group. Enjoy a thrilling 400m ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie.

Walk down the lovely stretch of almost 3 km at Camel’s Back Road which starts from Kulri Bazaar and ends at Library Bazaar. You can walk down or go on horseback. Proceed to the bustling mall and indulge in the wide variety of cuisine. Do not forget to pay a visit to the oldest book shop, Cambridge book store.Pay your respects to the Queen of Hills

Mussoorie is home to some spectacular waterfalls, including the Jharipani Falls, Bhatta Falls and Kempty Falls, easily accessible by car or on foot, and ideal for picnics. Other major tourist spots of the area are Naga Tibba, Dhanaulti, Surkanda Devi Temple and Lakha Mandal.

About 450m above Mussoorie is Landour, known for its large Tibetan settlement and a delicious variety of foods. The town is lined on one side by thick oak woods bordering the cantonment stroll on this road, with beautiful hill homes dotting it, and emerge at the Char Dukan square. Landour has a quiet beauty, with narrow roads and zigzagging pathways. The British developed this hill town into a convalescing centre for wounded soldiers during the mid 19th century.

GOOD TO KNOW : 34 km from Dehradun the drive from there takes less the n an hours.