The hill resort of Mussoorie is often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”. Any tourist who experiences the magic of the hill resort will but agree with the sobriquet.
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Mussoorie gets its name from the Mansur shrub that is commonly seen in the hill resort.
The marvelous hill resort of Mussoorie is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The hill station of Mussoorie is one of the most-loved tourist destinations of India. It has a number of waterfalls, picnic-spots, temples and tourist bungalows.
The main artery of Mussoorie, the Mall certainly responds to the influx of visitors in the same manner as a person fighting for life-sustaining breath revives after receiving oxygen.
The Mall is lined with curio and antique shops, a revolving restaurant, various eating joints, metal ware and handicraft items and a number of other such interesting things.
PLACES TO VISIT IN MUSSOORIE
This is regarded as the highest point in Mussoorie situated in the area called “Landour”. Which is known to be the oldest inhabited place of Mussoorie
Gun Hill is the second highest point in Mussoorie it is also known as a picnic spot for the locals. From this point, Mussoorie appears to be changing colors every minute. It looks amazing from here.
This is also known as the Botanical Gardens of Mussoorie was established by geologist Dr. H.Fackner in the last century..
Kempty Fall is just 12 km down from Mussoorie on Mussoorie – Dehradun midway, the beautiful falls were declared as a tourist destination by John Mekinan after 1835. The name Kempty is derived from ‘Camp – tea’, as the Britishers would organize their tea parties here. Past Kempty Fall, 12 – km downhill.
The highest Peak of Mussoorie is near Lal Tibba. It is about 5 km from the Tourist Office and one can go on horseback or on foot. The snow view from this spot is exhilarating.
Camel’s Back Road
It starts from Kulri Baazar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Baazar covering a total distance of about 3 km. The main charm of this road is horse riding and walking. The sunset view of the Himalayas is superb. Camel’s Rock with a life-like resemblance can be seen from the spot near Mussoorie Public School.
24 kms from Mussoorie. Dhanaulti Dhanolti provides a breathtaking view of the valleys and the Himalayan peaks. The long wooded slopes, lazy outings, cool caressing breeze, warm and hospitable inhabitants, lovely weather, and fabulous view of snow-covered mountains make it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday.