Mussoorie is located in the Garhwal hills. Due to its immense natural beauty, Mussoorie is known as the queen of hill stations. In 1820 Captain Young from the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made this place his residence. This marked the foundation of a hill station called Mussoorie. The name, Mussoorie, is derived from plants of 'Mussoorie' which were found in abundance here. After its discovery, this hill station gradually developed as a center of education, business, tourism and beauty.38 kms from Dehradun is Mussoorie with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fasciating hill station. It offers a wonderful view of the Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east an the Doon Valley, Roorkee, Saharanpur and Haridwar to
the South , creating an alost serene atmosphere for the tourists. Mussoorie was discovered by Captain Young, an adventurous military officer in 1827. He was lured by the extra -ordinarily beautiful ridge and laid the foundation of it. Mussoorie is also a Gateway to the 'Gangotri' and the 'Yamunotri' shrines.
Places For Visiting
Bhadraj Temple
About 15 kms from Mussoorie, it is an ideal spot for trekking via Park Toll-clouds end , Dudhi. Situated on the extreme western region of Mussoorie town,Bhadraj offers a commanding view of the Doon Valley.Chakrata ranges and Jaunsar Bawar areas can be viewed from here.Bhadraj temple is dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, brother of Lord Krishna.
Mussoorie Lake
A newly developed picnic spot situated on Musssooorie- Dehradun Road.
Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary
11kms to the south of Library Point lies an old sanctuary established in 1993 and covering an area of 339 hectares.It is famous for the extinct bird species , Mountain Quail(Pahari Bater0, which was last spotted in 1876.
Camel's Back Road
The place offers a picturesque view of the sunset and a life-like resemblance of a sitting camel. One can also enjoy long walks and horse riding here.
Childer's Lodge
The Childer's Lodge offers an exhilarating view of the snow capped ranges, through the powerful telescope installed here.
Gun Hill
One can enjoy a thrilling ropeway ride to Gun Hill, the second highest peak of Mussoorie (2122mts) .The peak offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges.
Municipal Garden
The garden with its artificialy created lake is a perfect picnic spot.
Nag Devta Temple
Situated on Cart Road ,6 kms from Mussoorie it is well connecte by road and is visited by tourists in large numbers.
Excursions From Mussoorie
Kempty Fall
15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri road is the most fascinating and the biggest waterfall- Kempty , located in a beautiful valley of Mussoorie.
24 kms from Mussoorie , Dhamolti provides a breath -taking view of valleys and the Himalayan peaks.
Surkanda Devi
Situated at an elevation of 3030 mts above sea level near village Kaddukhal the temple of Surkanda Devi is 33 kms from Mussoorie.
34 kms from Mussoorie one reaches thatyur.7 kms further is Devalsari and a 14 kms further trek to Nagtibba is an ideal spot of trekking.
Past kempty fall, 75kms on the Mussoorie -Yamunotri road lies Lakhamandal. Legend has it that the Kaurvas made a shelter house & conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here.
Nearest airport is Jollygrant ,which is 24 kms from Dehradun .
Mussoorie is conviniently connected by road to Delhi and other major cities .It lies at a distance of 30 kms from Dehradun.

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