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Mussoorie

North India Manali Hill Station
Location
Situated at height of 2,500 meters in the green Himalayan range. Due to its location and beauty Mussoorie is considered as the best hill station in the northern region

Ropeway at Mussoorie, Uttaranchal
General Overview
Mussorie is one of the popular hill station of Uttaranchal. The city gots its name from 'Mansur' , a shrub which is linked with shepherds and used to inhabit the place befor British came. In 1820 Captain Young from the British was so much influenced by the beauty of the place that he made his residence. Mussorrie is derived from plants of 'Mussoorie' which is found in abundance.Being close to popular Hindu pilgrimages such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar and Rishikesh, this hill station enjoys a special privilege in the region.


Climate
Mussoorie climate is pleasant through out the year. Summers are comparatively warmer and its temperature ranges from 12`C to 19`C . It is necessary for people to carry light woolens. Winters in Mussoorie are much colder with temperature dropping to as low as 4 degree C.


Fact File

Area 65 sq km
Altitude 2005.5 m
Languages Hindi, English, Garhwali
Temperature (Summer) 31.2°C (max); 7.2°C (min)
Temperature (Winter) 7.2°C (max); 1.1°C (min)
Best Timesh To Visit April-June; September-October
STD Code 0135

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Places of Interests
Gun Hill - This is one of the attractive tourist spot with second highest point in Mussoorie . You will experience a sheer exhilaration when you will travel from Mall to Hill. A bird's eye-view of Mussoorie town, Doon Valley and the Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri group of the Himalayas can be seen from here. One can also approach Gun Hill from a pathway, which forks off from the Mall Road near Kutchery. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the top.

Kempty Falls, Mussorie, Uttaranchal Kempty Falls - This is one of the most visited waterfall of Mussoorie which is situated 18 kms on the Yamnotri river.

Camel's Back Road - Shaped like the back of a camel, the road stretches from Kulri Bazaar near the Rink Hall to Library Bazaar. A 3 km horse ride on this road, especially at sunset, is an experience in itself.

Nag Devta Temple - Just 7 km from Mussoorie, Nanga Devta Temple is an ancient temple on the Cart Mackenzie Road. It also offers a panoramic view of the Doon Valley and Mussoorie.

Jwalaji Temple (Elenog Hill) - About 9 km from Mussoorie, Jwalaji temple is on top of the Benog Hill. A Norther excellent viewpoint, the temple is amidst thick forests. You can do the first 7 km by road, but the remaining 2 km have to be covered on foot.


Things to do
Shopping - Library, Kulri Bazaar and Landour Bazaar sell curios, ethnic jewellery, as well as antiques are the main shopping areas of Mussoorie. You can pick up beautifully handcrafted walking sticks from shops on the Mall.

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Connectivity
By Air - Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport and is situated in Dehradun which is 59 km.

By Rail - The nearest rail head is at Dehradun which is 34 kms away from the Mussoorie. Dehra Dun is connected to major cities with super-fast trains such as the Mussoorie Express, the Bombay Doon Express, Kolkata-Howrah-Doon Express and Gorakhpur-Doon Express. The Shatabdi Express leaves New Delhi every day except Thursdays.

By Road - There are several buses from Delhi to this hill station, both private and state-run. From Dehra Dun to Mussoorie, one can hire cabs or take any of the buses plying from just outside the Dehra Dun Railway Station. If travelling from Jammu, Saharanpur is the convenient place to catch a bus directly to Mussoorie. The road from Delhi is well maintained and the 269 km journey can be completed in six hours

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