It is a well-known hill station nestled in the Dehradun District of Uttarakhand in the region of North India. Being situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges it is often referred to as the Queen of the Hills. In 1820, a British Army officer set up this town. Mussoorie is not only famed for its picturesque splendor but it has also urbanized into an imperative center of education and trade over the course of time. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills it reflects a royal look with its dense jungles, comfortable atmosphere and the wonderful views of the Doon Valley. The name of the place is derived from the Mansur shrub established in profusion around this region. Vestiges of its colonial past are still reflected in the architecture of this town. Mussoorie tourism has got many places of tourist interest such as outstanding natural sights like Childer's Lodge or Gun Hill, the two highest peaks and the eminent Kempty cascade. Tourists can also refer to the Mussoorie travel guide for more details.
Being a very pleasant place to spend vacations, Mussoorie treasures numerous well set up hotels and resorts. Both affordable and luxurious rooms are available here. The time period from September to June is a tough time to get rooms here as this is the best timing to explore the place perfectly. You can also hire rooms near to the excursions from Mussoorie.
The major festivals in Mussoorie are:
Autumn Festival: This event is organized by the Municipal Board of the conurbation. Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals celebrated with grand enthusiasm throughout Mussoorie and it lasts for 10 days. It experiences a lot of happenings like fireworks, theatre plays, roller skating shows, sporting events etc. The event is graced by all the high city authorities including the chief minister of the state. This event is very popular among the visitors and is one of the high points of the year.
Summer Festival: This festival is organized by Nagar Palika Parishad of Mussoorie. It hosts educational and academic events like colloquiums, contests, cultural processions and other interesting events like drawing competition, folk dance performances, game shows, magic shows etc.
The Bhadraj Fair: Bhadraj temple organizes a fair each year in the third week of August that is Shravan Sankranti. The juncture draws a great number of locals as well as the travelers.
|Distance Charts to Mussoorie|
|Mussoorie to Dehradun||29 KM||38 mins.|
|Mussoorie to Shimla||272 KM||5 hrs.|
|Mussoorie to Saharanpur||98 KM||1 hrs.|