Mussoorie , the 'Queen of Hills'
"Mussoorie , the 'Queen of Hills'"
Mussoorie is known as the 'Queen of Hills' for its immense beauty. It is located in the Garhwal hills.In 1820 Captain Young from the British army was enchanted by its beauty and made it his home. Mussoorie is named after the plants of Mansur shrub wich were found in abundance here. Mussourie is towering at a height of 2,500 meters over the doon valley. It is rich in varied flora and funa.
Mussoorie is a good place for the adventure seekers and for the nature lovers. The enigmatic view of pine layered hill tops and snow capped hills make an ever lasting impression on the minds of the people who visit this place.During summers the whole town is packed with tourists from all over the country. And since it is close to Mussoorie, many people visit the city just for the weekends.It is the best place for tourists who want respite from the summer conditions of the plains. Mussoorie is one of the few cities in India that can boast of being one of the most visited city because of its natural beauty. This city is blessed with some of the best natural bounties and has some of commercial malls that gives this place an added advantage in terms of visitors. Its well laid out gardens are also an addittion to its beauty this town of Mussoorie also houses one of the most famous waterfalls in India the Kempty falls.
Mussoorie Location: Mussoorie is located in the foot hills of Himalayas
Rainfall in Mussoorie: 180 cms per annum
Climate of Mussoorie: Summer: 23ºC -10ºC
Winter: 10 °C - 1°C
Best Time to Visit: April-June; September-October
How To Reach Mussoorie:
By Air: Nearest airport is situated 24 kms away from Mussoorie. .
By Rail: The nearest railway station is situated in Dehradun. It is 25 kms from Mussoorie.
By Road: Mussoorie is conveniently linked by road to Delhi (300KM)and other major cities of India.