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Mussoorie Uttarakhand

Mussoorie hill station is one of the four prominent hill stations in the Uttarakhand state. A fascinating hill resort nestled within the Garhwal Himalayan ranges is known for its green hills and varied flora and fauna. The glittering Shivalik ranges and Doon valley to the south and a host of snow ranges to the north-east make Mussoorie hill station a fairyland. Mussoorie tourism gained prominence due to its proximity to the New Delhi, which is hot and sultry during the summers. Plan either a weekend trip to Mussoorie from Delhi or an extended pilgrimage tour to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar and Rishikesh, Mussoorie will get etched in your memories for ages.

One of the best things about Mussoorie is its various trekking trails and a nature walk across these trails makes Mussoorie tourism a favorite with many nature loving tourists. The famous waterfalls of Mussoorie are the Bhatta falls, Kempty falls and the Jharipani falls. The beauty of Mussoorie has long attracted many Hindi film makers of the 60s and 70s and this picturesque hill station was a scene in many Bollywood movies.

There are many places for excursion in and around Mussoorie. A trip to Naga Tibba, the highest peak at an altitude of 10,000 feet, Dhanolti for its deodar forests, Surkhanda Devi temple perched on a peak and Lakha mandal are the most frequented spots during Mussoorie sightseeing.

A rope way ride to Gun Hills, the highest peak in Mussoorie is one of the major attractions of Mussoorie sightseeing. The breathtaking views of Bunderpunch, Pithwara, Srikantha, Gangotri, Doon valley and Mussoorie town mesmerize the tourists along this 400-meter ride.
The best of the things about Mussoorie is its climate which is pleasant throughout the year. Greenery is at its best during September to November and the flowers are in full bloom during this season. Tourists also throng Mussoorie during March to June in an attempt to escape from the horrid heat waves of the northern plains. The roads in Mussoorie are not well maintained and it could be dangerous to visit Mussoorie during the monsoons.

Tourists must carry warm clothes as the weather can get very cold during the night. If visiting during the winter months, then the temperatures could fall as much as 10C and tourists are advised to be well-prepared for this kind of weather.

Mussoorie is also famous for educational institutions that were established during the British Raj. Mussoorie hill station boasts of some of the best boarding schools in India, known for the quality education and grand ambience.

The nearest airport to reach Mussoorie is Jolly Grant airport (60 kms) and nearest railhead is Dehradun (35 kms). Mussoorie is easily accessible by road from Delhi (290 kms) and other major towns of Uttarakhand state.

There are more than 100 hotels and resorts to choose from while Mussoorie resorts are the most chosen form of accommodation by tourists. Nice North Indian cuisine is served in these Mussoorie resorts and one can pamper their taste buds while savoring the beauty of nature.

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When to Go & How to Reach

Best time to Visit Mussoorie
The weather is generally bright and clear - except during the two months ( 15th July to 15th Sept) of Monsoons. September to Mid November (with greenery at its full bloom during September to November) September - November is spring time here. During this season Himalayas are clearly visible.
How to Reach Mussoorie

By Air: The nearest airport to reach Mussoorie is the Jolly Grant Airport, located 24 km from Dehradun. Daily flights (Indian Airlines and Air Deccan) from this airport connect Mussoorie to Delhi.
By Road: Well maintained and motorable roads connect Mussoorie to all the major cities nearby. Delhi is 269 km from Mussoorie, and one can easily drive via Meerut, Roorkie, Chuttmalpur, and Dehradun to reach Mussoorie from Delhi. Various buses of 'Uttaranchal State Transport' shuttle between Delhi and Mussoorie.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is located in Dehradun, 34 km from Mussoorie. It connects Dehradun to important cities like Delhi, Bombay, Amritsar, Varanasi and Lucknow.