Attractions/Things to Do
With its varied flora and fauna and the views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks, the green hills of Mussoorie are a perfect destination to escape the scorched low lying plains. It is often described as the Queen of the hills due to its romantic surroundings. The center of all tourist activities in Mussoorie is definitely the central promenade known simply as the Mall. The famous nature walk of the Camel’s back road is an activity that must be experienced to enjoy the views of the mountains that surround the hill town. Hills, waterfalls, old churches, Tibetan colonies with temples and cafes, lakes, gardens are few of the numerous attractions that the town enshrines.
Nahata Estate, Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Lake Mist, Bhatta Falls, Mussoorie Lake, Jharipani Falls, Sir George Everest’s House, Cloud’s end, Lal Tibba, Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Eco Park and Library etc. are the various
places every tourist must visit in Mussoorie.
How to Reach Mussoorie
Being a famous hill town located in the Dehradun district of the state of Uttarakhand, it is well connected with the rest of the places via roads and railways. Buses can be taken via Dehradun along with taxis that can charge upto INR 2000 with additional Rs.100 as the night charges. Shared Taxis are also available and the transit usually takes around 80 minutes from Dehradun to Mussoorie. The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport with flights available via Delhi. Dehradun is again the nearest railway station with several trains available from all major railway stations in India, via Delhi.
Mussoorie Distance From Major Cities
1. Dehradun – 30 kilometers
2. Haridwar – 80 kilometers
3. Rishikesh – 72 kilometers
4. Almora – 397 kilometers
5. Chandigarh – 200 kilometers
6. Shimla – 257 kilometers
7. Delhi – 267 kilometers
8. Lucknow – 574 kilometers
9. Jaipur – 533 kilometers
10. Ahmedabad – 1200 kilometers
11. Kolkata – 1,582 kilometers
12. Mumbai – 1,670 kilometers
13. Hyderabad – 1,775 kilometers
14. Bangalore – 2,365 kilometers
15. Chennai – 2400 kilometers
Accessibility And Accommodation in Mussoorie
To enjoy and get the best out of Mussoorie, it is best that you travel on foot. The mall is closed for vehicles up to 10 PM. Rickshaws and taxis can be taken to get to places that are located outside the town. Buses can also be taken from the Kempty bus stand to reach the famous Kempty falls. Being a tourist town, Mussoorie is famous for its luxury hill resorts since the British raj and one can find plenty of places to put up that fit every kind of tourist budget.