Mussoorie hill station is one of the popular hill station destinations in India, especially in the northern part of the country. Known as the queen of the hills in this region, Mussoorie is a city located 34 km from Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand. This place was first discovered by a young military officer called John Young in 1827. Since then, it became a popular hill resort for the British during the British Raj in India.
Located at the foot hills of the Himalayan range, Mussoorie is surrounded by the picturesque Doon valley and Shiwalk ranges. At a height of 1880 metres above sea level, Mussoorie is an ideal place to enjoy a holiday amongst the Himalayan hills. Mussoorie, nestled amongst the Himalayan foothills, offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan ranges on clear days. The glittering Himalayan ranges can be viewed in the north east while the Doon Valley, Saharanpur, Haridwar are located to the south of Mussoorie hill station.
It is of little wonder then that Mussoorie tourism is a blooming industry in this region. Mussoorie is a popular summer destination for majority of people from the nearby cities such as Delhi, Chandigarh and other cities in the Punjab region or the Uttarakhand region.
Hotels in Mussoorie are numerous – ranging from luxurious resorts to budget hotels – to suit the needs of every class of travelers. The city is adorned with iron railings by the sides of the winding streets and Victorian style street lamps which decorate the city right through. With ornate sidewalks and benches for tourists to sit and gaze at the surrounding hill side, Mussoorie tourism has lots to offer to tourists.
Mussoorie has several points of tourist attraction. If the winding hilly roads with pines and rhododendrons are not scenic enough, there are numerous waterfalls in the vicinity of this place which offer breathtaking views. Kempty Falls is famous amongst them. Dhanaulti is another natural hill resort which has been developed as an eco park which provides trekking opportunities for adventurous tourists. The again, hand woven shawls, stoles as well as handmade goods and handicrafts are a major attraction for shopping amongst tourists.
Mussoorie has an enriching history, beautiful landscape that has few rivals. Easily motorable roads and well connected, Mussoorie hill station is bustling during the summer months as well as spring and autumn days. If you are in North India, you should not miss the opportunity to visit this scenic hill station.