Mussoorie – Very Popular Hill Station
Located in the Dehradun district of the northern state of Uttrakhand in India, Mussoorie is a very popular hill station as well as a municipal board that stands at an elevation of around 2,005.5 meters above the sea level.
It is situated on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan Mountain Ranges and is known for its lush green hills as well the rich flora and fauna that are found here.
The official language of this region is Hindi, and other languages like Garhwali and English are also spoken here. According to the 2001 census of India, the total population of Mussoorie is over 26,069 people.
Mussoorie has often been regarded as a “fairyland” by many tourists, due to its overwhelmingly beautiful scenery and amazing weather.
On the southern sector of Mussoorie, the Doon Valley and the Shivalik Ranges greet one’s eyes as they overlook to that side.
The highest point on the peak of Mussoorie is the Lal Tibba that stands at an altitude of around 7500 feet from the sea level. It is easily accessible from the main town of Dehradun, which is only at a distance of 35 KM from Mussoorie.
The place is often termed as the gateway to two of the four pivotal pilgrim sites of India, that is Gangotree and Yamunotree, which belong to the Char-Dham pilgrim spots.
Tourist attraction spots in Mussoorie are:
- The Nahata Estate
- The Gun Hill
- The Lake Mist
- The Mussoorie Lake
- The Kempty Falls
- The Municipal Garden
- The Bhatta Falls
- The Jharipani Falls
- The Mossy Falls
- Sir George Everest’s House
- The Cloud End
- The Van Chetna Kendra
- The Jwalaji Temple
While the weather remains cold and pleasant throughout the year, during monsoon, the torrential rains can be a hindrance for tourists. The best time to visit this hill station is between the months of mid-March to mid-November.