Mussoorie - The City of Tourist Places

Tourist Places in India
A Photo of Mussoorie

The city of hills in India is Mussoorie. Mussoorie is a bunch of tourist places. It is not a city, it is totally a tourist place. Mussoorie is popularly known as Queen of Hills in India. If you come here to visit then at least you have to spend 2 to 3 days here. Mussoorie is one of the best tourist destinations for each type of travelers. Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Mussoorie is the best choice of tourist place for north Indians. Maximum tourists come from nearby states, such as New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, etc.

Mussoorie is the best tourist spot for summer vacation, honeymooners, travelers, nature lovers, adventurous tourists. Mussoorie is about 35 km far from Dehradun city. Dehradun is the nearest city where you can reach by train and airplanes for going to Mussoorie. Mussoorie altitude is about 1880 meters from the sea level. Lal Tibba of Landore is about 2275 meters which is the second-highest point in the Mussoorie.

History of Mussoorie

There is a shrub called Mansoor which is found in these hills commonly, so the name Mussoorie is derived from that shrub. This area was under the Umer Singh Thapa in 1803. After the war between Britishers and Gorkhas in 1814, this area goes under the Britishers. Captain Frederick Young, the man who was behind establishing the Mussoorie. British military officer Captain Young with Mr. Shore came to these hills for the purpose constructed a shooting lodge in the year 1825.

Mussoorie - The Honeymoon Capital of India

Mussoorie is one the best city for honeymoon couples. There are many waterfalls, boating, fishing, trekking, rafting, and many more things available for couples. At the height, you will feel like you are walking in clouds. During snowfalls, rain, etc., every season Mussoorie looks very beautiful. You will enjoy the real beauty of nature in Mussoorie. Every season Mussoorie is filled with couples who came from different cities of India for enjoying their honeymoon. There are good facilities for couples like hotels, restaurants, markets, etc.

Tourist places in Mussoorie

Tourist Places in Mussoorie
Mussoorie Library

There is a long list of tourist places in the Mussoorie so if you are going there you have to spend at least 2-3 days for visiting these places. I listed here some of these tourist places of Mussoorie.
Water Falls in Mussoorie
Kempty Fall Mussoorie
  • Lakha Mandal
  • Happy Valley
  • Library Bazaar
  • Company Garden
  • Mossy Falls
  • Nag Tibba Trek
  • Jharipani Falls
  • Bhatta falls
  • Cloud's end
  • The Mall Road
  • Jwalaji Temple
  • Mussoorie Lake
  • Mussoorie Mall Road
  • Camel's Back Road
  • Surkhanda Devi Temple
  • Shedup Choepelling Temple
  • Mussoorie Heritage Centre
  • Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
  • K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum
  • George Everest's House
  • Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
  • Soham Heritage Centre
  • Mussoorie Christ Church
  • Mussoorie Adventure Park

Best Time to Visit Mussoorie
Mussoorie Ropeway

I visited Mussoorie 3-4 times but to date, I also not visit all the places. I visited only a few tourist spots in Mussoorie.

Best Time to Visit Mussoorie

The best time to visit Mussoorie is started after our colorful festival Holi which comes in March. So you can go to Mussoorie from March to June which the best time to go there. After winter and before the rainy season. That's why maximum tourists come here during the summer vacation of their kids. When the maximum cities of India become hotter, Mussoorie provides a cool environment and beautiful locations to tourists.

During Monsoon, from July to September there is a rainy season and due to landslides it tough and risky to go Mussoorie. Roads are blocked and become slippery. So, you can avoid this time period and go another time to Mussoorie which is good to go there.

During winter, from October to February you can enjoy snowfall in Mussoorie. During summer when north India suffers from heatstroke there is a very cool and pleasant environment in Mussoorie which attracts the tourists.

How to Reach Mussoorie

Tourist Places near Dehradun
Roads of Mussoorie

There is no direct train or Airplanes for the Mussoorie, only buses and private taxies available for reach there. Mussoorie is about 35 km far from Dehradun city. Dehradun is the nearest city where you can reach by train and airplanes for going to Mussoorie. So for going to Mussoorie, you have to come to Dehradun first.

You will get private taxies and government buses for Mussoorie from the bus stand which is near the Dehradun railway station. For the different tourist places in Mussoorie, you will get private taxies, Riksha, and buses in the Mussoorie bus stand and taxi stands.

New Delhi is only 250 km from the Dehradun. There are ten trains for the Dehradun from New Delhi, of which six are running every day and four trains run two or one days a week. You will get lots of buses from New Delhi Kashmiri Gate for Dehradun. You will reach Dehradun within 6-7 hours from New Delhi by Bus.

TouristBug’s Recommendations for Mussoorie

  • If you want to come here to see waterfalls then come after the monsoon from September to October.
  • If you want to come here for snowfalls then you have to come to Mussoorie in winter from December to January.
  • If you planning to come to Mussoorie for trekking, rock climbing, and camping then you have to come in the summers from March to June.
  • I will suggest booking a private taxi or cab then you can visit many places in Mussoorie in a day.
  • Mussoorie is a hilly area so everywhere cabs or taxies not available then you have to go there on foot.
  • If you plan to go to waterfalls then kept a set of dresses for bathing.
  • Please kept first aid items with you and drugs for vomiting, headache, etc.

Nearby Tourist Destinations Mussoorie

The nearest city is Dehradun from the Mussoorie. There are many tourist places that come on the way from Dehradun to Mussoorie, like Malsi Deer Park or Dehradun Zoo and Shri Prakasheshwar ShivTemple, etc. So if you have time then you can also visit the tourist places of Dehradun. Some of the most popular tourist places of Dehradun, I listed below.

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