35Km from Dehradun- the capital city of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand, Mussoorie hill station sits majestically 2000meters above sea level and exhilarates passersby with its tremendous beauty. Popularly known as the Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie is one of the three most visited hill stations in Uttarakhand other two being Nainital and Ranikhet. Loved for the natural beauty, green forests preserving varied flora and fauna including Oak, Pine, Deodar and Rhododendron trees, fascinating landscape, pleasing weather and wonderful attractions dating back to British rule and reaching to the modern development; Mussoorie hill station rewards the tourists with all its might. The picturesque snow clad Himalayan peaks can be seen more closely if one goes to the Depot Hill and Gun hill through cable car (ropeway or trolley). Depot Hill (previously known as Chider’s Lodge) is the highest peak in Mussoorie, Gun Hill being the second. Lal Tibba is the highest point in Mussoorie- 2,290 meters above the sea level. Mussoorie hill station falls in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state and Mussoorie travel is famous among people of all ages around Dehradun, Haridwar and Tehri Garhwal districts- be it the school students, couples seeing each other, honeymoon couples, old age people extending from family outing to trip with colleagues, recreational visit to refreshment tour.
Also known as the gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri, Mussoorie hill station is visited by the Char Dham pilgrims and not missed by the people who are in and around Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar.
Mussoorie Hill Station Tourism
When you are in Mussoorie Uttarakhand, you must visit some of the places to make your tour complete. Mussoorie preserves buildings and houses with historical significance. The Mall built by British when they had established Mussoorie as hill station offers its historical charm and houses different shops. The mall stretches from Cloud’s End in west to Rockville in east, both the hotels offering you with historical beauty blended with nature. Depot Hill and Gun Hill, offer panoramic view of snow capped Himalayan peaks. You can reach Depot Hill on horseback or on foot and Gun Hill through cable car (ropeway) facility available here. Depot hill is also called Chider’s Lodge. Once you are at the peak of Gun Hill, the bird’s eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon School along with heavenly beauty of nature will enchant you. The hill gets its name for it being the place from where gun was shot in the mid day to denote time in the past. Municipal Garden, Tibetan school and home, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Kulri Bazar, Library point are other places you must see. Tourists also love to click pictures in various cultural dresses- there are number of shops offering you photo shoot facility in cultural dresses.
Traveling on horseback will be fun; you can either trek through the place or even enjoy the trip on horseback. Especially tourists love to ride on horseback from Kurli Bazaar to Library point, the stretch is termed Camel’s back rock and offers eye catching view of sunrise and sunset. Mussoorie is developing as a major honeymoon destination in Uttarakhand state attracting hundreds of honeymoon couples with natural beauty and maintenance of the beauty. Mussoorie is major destination for recreational visit, sightseeing, short term weekend trip or long term yearly hill station visit. A major tourist destination in India, Mussoorie is the queen of hills and princess of trekking spots in Uttarakhand state.