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Mussoorie's history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventurous military officer, explored the present site and laid the foundation of this holiday resort which now has few rivals. The, 'Queen of the Hills' commands a wonderful view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering view of the Doon Valley to the south. The town with its green hills and varied flora & fauna is a fascinating hill resort.
Gun Hill :
Offers a beautiful panoramic view of Himalayan ranges and a birds-eye view of Mussoorie and the Doon Valley. Enjoy the Ropeway Ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie.
Muncipal Garden :
A picnic spot with beautiful garden and an artificial lake having facilities of boating.
Camels Back Road :
Starting from Kulri Bazaar and ending at Library Bazaar, the main charm of this road is horse riding and walking. The sunset view of the Himalayas is superb.
Located on Mussoorie- Tehri Road at a distance of 25 Km. From Mussoorie. On the way, Buranskhandra offers a captivating view of the Himalayan peaks amidst deodar forest. Dhanolti is an ideal place for a quiet weekend.
Kempty Fall :
15 km from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road, Kempty Fall has a distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in the valley, surrounded by mountains. Bath at the foot of the fall is refreshing and enjoyable for all.There is a ropeway to reach the base of the falls.
Highest Peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. 5
Kms from the Tourist Office, has exhilarating snow views.
The bungalow built in 1838 by a British Major, was one of the highest Four Buildings of Mussoorie. It is converted into a Hotel and situated at the extreme west of Mussoorie Hill, 8 Kms from Library. The resort is surrounded by thick forest, offers wide variety of Flora and Fauna besides panoramic view of snow clad Himalayas and Yamuna.
Mussoorie is a hill station which has pleasant climate around the year. It is a very cool place with greenery at its full bloom during September to November. The best visit Mussoorie is between April to June and again during September to November.
Shopping in Mussoorie
Mussoorie is famous for wooden decorative and gift items. But one can also bargain brass statues and ceramic vases. Some good showrooms are located on the Mall where one can look for wooden boxes, brass statues, Tibetan Prayer wheels and vases. The hand carved oakwood walking stick are also popular among tourists. In the markets, photographs can be clicked wearing a dazzling Garhwali Dress. To be photographed in Garhwali garb against a painted Himalayan range makes a wonderful picture.