Mussoorie derives its name from the plants of Mussoorie or shrub mansoor which are available in large quantities in this region. Mussoorie is a wonderful hill station in Uttarakhand situated at a height of 2005 mts above the sea level,35 kms from Dehradun. It is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and is known as the Queen of the Hills.A number of modern bungalows, malls and sprawling gardens dot the landscape of the hill station, from one corner to the other.
The city is known for its pleasant climate and provides a gateway to the popular hill stations like Nainital, Mussoorie etc. and pilgrim sites like Haridwar and Rishikesh. The city receives high amounts of rain during the monsoon season and get really cold during the winters
Camel's Back Road
This road takes its name from a rocky outcrop in the shape of a camel's hump. A cemetery is about mid-way on the loop.
Camel Back Road offers a decent mix of budget and value for money motels in Mussoorie. Since this area offers a better somewhere to stay option to the travellers, it is well located for those who want the comfort of a decent hotel at a good cost The area is again well connected to other parts of Mussoorie and is a popular site for those looking for a good value for money on their accommodation.
5 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refresshing and enjoyabled for children and adults alike.Surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, the Kempty Falls is one of the major tourist attractions in Mussoorie, allows the visitors to savor the majestic views of the hill station and natural splendors all around.
The second highest point in Mussoorie, the place’s name is derived from the event of firing cannon from this place to tell what time is it to the people during the British colonization hence giving it the name ‘Gun Hill’. The place lies at an altitude of 2,024 meters above sea level and offers some majestic views of the surroundings.The cable car ride in Mussoorie is another major attraction that draws a lot of tourists. It’s a 10 minutes’ ride that starts from Jhula Ghar to Gun Hill
Sir George Everest
The house of the famous Welsh geographer and surveyor, Sir George Everest, has now been converted into a museum, Sir George Everest, after whom the world’s highest peak is named. He stayed in Mussoorie for around a good 30 years and the house showcases some interesting facts about the famous personality. It is 6 km from Gandhi Chowk / Library Bazaar and is accessible by vehicle, although the road is very rough beyond Haathi Paon (elephant’s foot) People can enjoy the views of Aglar River Valley and its lush greenery around the house.
Lal Tibba, Mussoorie’s highest peak, offers amazing views of the snow-capped Himalayan range in all its glory. The Japanese telescope that has been installed here allows the visitors to enjoy the pristine beauty of the area. This mountain range is also known to house famous pilgrimages of Kedarnath and Badrinath. The splendid views and nearby pilgrimage options make this peak one of the most famous tourist places in Mussoorie.
Company Garden, about 3 km from Mussoorie Library (on the Mall Road), is one of the most perfect picnic spots of Mussoorie.Maintained well by the Municipal Corporation. The garden is enveloped with beautiful mountains ,the diverse species of flowers and plants that are grown there. There is a lovely lake with the facility of paddled boating and a small but pleasant water fall.
Another feather in the cap has been added with the addition of a wax museum in the garden. The museum is called Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum and is the third such museum in India
8.5 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie- Jharipani Road. Visitors can go by bus or by car upto 7 kms to Jharipani from where the fall is 1.5 kms, on foot.Trekkers love the area around the waterfalls as the scenery is amazing. Picnics with loved ones can be planned while enjoying the peace and serenity of this place. The beautiful sights are worth capturing.