Situated on the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan ranges, Mussoorie, with its lush green hills, pure & invigorating air, varied flora & fauna and splendid views is a fascinating and one of the most frequently visited hill stations in India. Situated in the hilly state of Uttarakhand, interestingly, the town Mussoorie, was named after a shrub ‘mansoor’ indigenous to the area.

Mussoorie has more to it than a holiday resort! It’s a gateway to Hindu pilgrimages ‘Yamunotri’ & ‘Gangotri’ and an important education & business centre. Few of the oldest and best boarding schools in the country, established during the colonial period, are located here. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration where officers are trained for IAS and IPS is also situated here in Mussoorie.

Known for its scenic beauty, active social life and various entertainment facilities, Mussoorie is popular both among honeymooners and as a weekend break destination.

Mussoorie is an hour long scenic uphill drive from Doon valley. The steep climb, with myriad hairpin bends, begins just as one leaves the plains of Dehradun and mesmerizes one with the variation in flora as well as temperature as one goes up.

You get first and finest view of Mussoorie, about halfway up the hill, just as you take the bend before Bhatta village. From here you see Mussoorie in all its grandeur. Another half-an-hour down you will be in the lap of the hill-station.


Like most other hill-stations which came up during the British rule, Mussoorie has a Mall too. The Mall stretches from Cloud’s End in the west to Rockville in the east. Officially though, the limits of the Mall extend from Library Bazaar to the Clock Tower.

The Mall is the hub of all activities, entertainment and shopping. Honeymooners can be seen just whiling away their time walking hand-in-hand on the Mall. The length of The Mall can be covered walking in about an hour.

Towards the end of The Mall road is the Landour Bazaar with its narrow steep streets, lined by numerous shops selling antiques and handicraft items, leading up to a small beautiful town Landour. Landour, which literally means ‘tiara’, is located at a height of 6600 Ft-7800 Ft and standing true to its name acts as the crowning glory of Mussoorie.

Landour offers simply amazing views of Garhwal Himalayas. The peaks visible from Landour include Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Nanda Devi. Landour is probably one of the best kept secrets of Mussoorie and because of its uncorrupted natural beauty it has inspired many artists, writers and poets to spend some time here in seclusion.

West to the Library Bazaar is Happy Valley where a number of Tibetan refugees are settled down since long now. Here one can get a glimpse of distinct Tibetan culture and also buy Tibetan handicraft items.

Mussoorie also offers a number of trekking trails for the adventure enthusiasts, the most popular ones being those to Nagtibba, Har-ki-Dun and Bhadraj.

Glimpse of diverse culture, proximity to the capital of the country, lower temperatures during the soaring summer temperatures of the North India, magnificent environs and interesting places to visit for leisure, make Mussoorie one of the most famous hill stations in India.

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Mussoorie Fast Facts

Best Period to Visit: All year round

Distance to Mussoorie from Delhi: 270 Km

Distance to Mussoorie from Dehradun: 34 Km

Mussoorie Altitude: 6578 Ft above sea level

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