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Mussoorie is well connected by motorable roads but it has no railway station of its own. So one can get down at Dehradun railway station (nearly 40kms away) and take taxi or bus from there to reach Mussoorie. Taxi services are available from railway station to Mussoorie. Dehradun railway station is well connected with other major cities of India with fast and luxurious trains.Being a major tourist attraction of Northern India, it is well connected to Delhi and other major cities of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal through road.

Area : 65 sq km.

Altitude : 2005.5 m.

Temperature in Summer : 31.2°C(max);7.2°C(min)

Temperature in Winter : 7.2°C(max);1.1°C(min)

Languages : Hindi and English

Best Time to Visit : April-June and September-October

Best Season to visit Mussoorie The weather is generally bright and clear - except during monsoons (July - August). Then mists envelope the mountain slopes and paints the sky a faint mauve. The woods around - of pine, cedar, birch, oak, rhododendron and deodar - glow green. There usually is a bright Christmas and the breathtaking view of the snow-clad Mussoorie gives it the name - the Queen among hill stations.

September to Mid November (with greenery at its full bloom during September to November) is spring time here. During this season Himalayas are clearly visible.

Snowfall in Mussoorie : End of December to Mid February

REACHING MUSSOORIE

By Air

Delhi is the nearest International Airport &Domestic Airport is Jollygrant Airport which is only 24 km away from Dehradun. The nearest airport to Mussoorie is 60 km away from the place. Taxis are available at the airport to reach Mussoorie.

By Rail

As such Mussoorie does not have a direct rail link. Dehradun Railway station serves for Mussoorie too. This station is linked with Superfast trains to other major cities in country. The nearest railhead is Dehradun which is 34 km from Mussoorie. It is the Northern Railway terminus connected to all major cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah, Lucknow, Varanasi, Amritsar, Saharanpur, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Allahabad, Ujjain, Indore, Kathgodam, Okha.

By Road

Mussoorie is only 35 km from Dehradun. From Dehradun to Mussoorie one can hire a taxi or take a bus to Mussoorie. Mussoorie is well connected with roads with other major cities. There are regular bus services from various metros and other tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh as well as from outside the state. Bus services are provided by State transports.

PLACES TO VISIT

"Camel's Back Road" this road takes its name from a rocky outcrop in the shape of a camel's hump. A perfect spot for morning and evening walks, this patch promises an enriching experience for those who witness the magic of sun rays on the snow capped mountains. Ideal for a good exercise.

Gun Hill" where cannon used to sound out midday for many years. Gun Hill is accessible by the cable car on the Mall road.A ropeway ride can take you to the Gun Hill or you can take a bridle path that deviates from the Mall. You can capture a truly photogenic view from this spot, with the Mall and the snow capped peaks of Himalayas on either side of the hill respectively.

Kempty Falls is a nice picnic spot. Company Garden is popular tourist destination. During season, the Company Garden has a vast collection of flowers and plants. The place is visited for taking bath under the falls and for enjoying the beautiful views of surroundings. Tourists can also reach a beautiful pond while climbing a few steps in the flow of the stream. Located at the footsteps of the falls, the pond is a huge enclosure formed naturally by the stream.

Tibetan temple was the first Tibetan temple built in India. The temple was constructed in 1960 by the Tibetan refugees.

LalTibba is another tourist spot of Mussoorie. It also has India's largest roller skating rink.LalTibba, the highest point in Mussoorie is situated in Landour area, which is the oldest populated place in the destination. The site was also referred to as a Depot Hill, due to the presence of depot in the region.The hill houses a camp of The Indian Military services and Broadcasting stations or towers of All India Radio and Doordarshan. The beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from this vantage point can also be seen by travellers visiting LalTibba.

Mussoorie Lake one of the most popular picnic spots in the area, offers you boating facility, with marvelous view of surrounding valleys forming the backdrop.Adelightful spot with Pedal boats alsoavailble. It commands an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages.

The Mall is one of the prominent shopping locations situated at the centre of the destination. Dotted with benches and lampposts lined up at the sides of roads, the Mall offers architectural styles of colonial period.The prime attractions of the area include 1980s style video game parlours. Apart from this, walking sticks, bowls, trays, cane baskets and jewellery are the other prominent articles available at the Mall.

Cloud'sEnd The bungalow built in 1838 by a British Major was one of the First Four buildings of 'Mussoorie. The bungalow has since then been converted into a hotel called Cloud's End, and is situated at the extreme west of Mussoorie Hill, 8 kms from Library. The resort is surrounded by thick forest, offers a wide variety of flora and fauna besides a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayas, and Yamuna river.

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