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Mussoorie | Dehradun | Uttarakhand Travel Guide

  • Mussoorie, Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, this charming hill station, 34 km from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills. above sea-level.
    • It is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and is known as the Queen of the Hills.
    • The name Mussoorie is often attributed to a derivation of  'mansoor', a shrub which is indigenous to the area. The town is often referred to as 'Mansoori' by most Indians.
    • Mussoorie is the top hill station (Hill Queen) famous for honeymoon packages, weekend breaks destination.

Mussoorie | Dehradun | Uttarakhand Travel Guide

Mussoorie Ridge - Photo taken from above Library Bazaar.

Mussoorie is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is about 35 kilometres from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north of the national capital of New Delhi. The hill station is in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range.


Mussoorie derives its name from the plants of Mussoorie or shrub 'mansoorwhich are available in large quantities in this region. The history of Mussoorie dates back to 1825 when a shooting lodge was constructed jointly by Captain Young, an adventurous British military officer and Mr Shore the Superintendent of Revenues at Dehradun.

Mussoorie view from the top of the hill (can be viewed while traveling on the way towards down of the hill)

Mussoorie | Dehradun | Uttarakhand Travel Guide


The picturesque route to Mussoorie

Mussoorie | Dehradun | Uttarakhand Travel Guide


Himalayas at dusk from Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.

Mussoorie | Dehradun | Uttarakhand Travel Guide


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Mussoorie Hill Station

The lush green hills, the varied flora and fauna and the majestic view of the Shivalik ranges and the Doon Valley attracts thousands of tourists both domestic and international to Mussoorie each year. Mussoorie is famous not only for its scenic beauty but it has also developed into an important centre of education and business. Mussoorie is also famous for the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration where officers are trained for the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service.

About 6 kms from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Jharipani Road is the beautiful Jharipani Falls. Childer's Lodge is the highest peak of Mussoorie while the highest point is Lal Tibba from where you can get an exhilarating view of the snow-clad Himalayas. 

Surrounded by thick deodar forests, Cloud End is an ideal resort built in 1838 by a British major. 
Honeymooners and foreigners visit this place often. While in Mussoorie, you ust visit Kempty Falls which is 15kms from Mussoorie on way to Yamunotri, at an altitude of 4500ft. 

Mussoorie is conveniently connected by road to Delhi and major cities. It is called the "Gateway" to Yamunotri and Gangotri Shrines of Northern India. The closest rail station is Dehradun. Taxis are easily available for Mussorie as are buses at regular intervals.

The best time to visit Mussoorie

  • Mussoorie is a popular cool summer retreat in India. The climate is cool and pleasant all through the year here.
  • Snowfall in Mussoorie: End of December to Mid February.
  • Best Time to Visit : Best season to go Mussoorie is March to June and September to November. Summers are the best times to have trekking, rock climbing and camping.