station of Mussoorie came into being around the 1830s.
What began as a small settlement grew into a large station to
turn into a hill station of today overlooking the sprawling
Doon valley and the city of Dehradun. Mussoorie was not
named after a place in England. The British were content to
follow the name given by the hill-folk. Mussoorie, at a height
of around 7000 ft above the sea level, straddles a ridge in
the Garhwal Himalayas, developing into a major tourism
Air : The closest airport is the Jolly Grant but it
does not have regular flights.
Rail : The closest railway station is Dehra Dun which
is 36 kms from Mussoorie. Dehra Dun is connected by rail to
all the metropolitan cities. From Dehra Dun to Mussoorie one
can go by bus or taxis.
Road : Tourism Departments of various states like
Punjab, Haryana, Delhi etc. operate tourist buses to Mussoorie.
The Mall : The Mall besides the series of shops offers
wondrous vistas of the surrounding hills and the Doon Valley
below. You must be at the Mall while in Mussoorie especially
as the evening falls. The tourists come together to enjoy the
spectacular sunset. The sunset is followed by the view of the
twinkling lights that shine one by one in the valley below.
You just can't skip the Kulri Bazaar and the Library Chowk of
the Mall. The Kulri Bazaar offers several items of Indian
Gun Hill : From the Mall you may take a ropeway and
visit the Gun Hill. The Gun Hill derives its name from the
fact that in the old days a gun was kept atop the hill and was
fired at mid-day to denote the time. From the Gun Hill you can
experience the magical view of the great Himalayan peaks and a
bird's eye view of Mussoorie.
Camel's back road : Then you must check out the Camel's
back Road in Mussoorie. The road owes its name to its shape
that is curved like the back of the ship of the desert. On the
road you will rest spot of Hawa Ghar. While holidaying in
Mussoorie you may picnic at the Lal Tibba.
The Municipal Garden : The Municipal Garden or the
Company Bagh and the Cloud End are the other sites worth
visiting in Mussoorie. The hill resort of Mussoorie is
renowned for its academic institutes too. The Lal Bahadur
Shastri National Academy of Administration, Waverley Convent,
Wynberg Allen School, Saint George's, Woodstock, Hampton
Court, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Academy and the Defense
Institute of Work Studies are few of the institutional
landmarks in Mussoorie.
Options to unpack
In order to make the summer travel tour to Mussoorie even more
joyful you need to choose just the right kind of accommodation
for you and your family or friends in Mussoorie. The various
hotels packages in Mussoorie offer the best of facilities. You
may take your pick from a range of luxury and budget hotels
and lodges in Mussoorie besides the star categorized
accommodation hotels around the landmarks of Mussoorie offer
excellent view of the landmarks through their suites. Most of
the places to stay in Mussoorie are strategically located in
the tourist centers.