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Indian States of Uttaranchal, like other hill resorts in India, came into
existence in the 1820s or thereabouts, when the families of British colonials
began making for the hills in order to escape the scorching heat of the plains.
Small settlements grew into large stations and were soon vying with each other
for the title of "queen of the hills." Mussoorie's name derives from the Mansur
shrub (Cororiana nepalensis), common in the Himalayan foothills; but many of the
house names derive from the native places of those who first built and lived in
Today, the old houses and estates are owned by well-to-do Indians, many of
whom follow the lifestyle of their former colonial rulers. wonderful view of the
Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east and the Doon Valley. Roorkee,
Saharanpur and Haridwar to the South, creating an almost serene atmosphere for
the tourists. Mussoorie was discovered by Captain Young, an adventurous military
officer in 1827. He was lured by the extraordinarily beautiful ridge and laid
the foundation of it. Mussoorie is also a Gateway to the “Gangotri” and the
Tourist Attractions & Excursions
- Newly developed picnic spot, situated on Mussoorie- Dehradun road and is about
6 kms from Mussoorie. It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are availble. It
commands an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages.
Gun Hill -
Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. It can also be
negotiated by bridles path which forks-off from Mall Road near Kutchery and to
reach takes about twenty minutes. The Ropeway distance is only 400 mtrs. And the
sheer thrill of the ride is memorable.
Garden - A picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake
with boating facilities. It is located at a distance of 4kms by cycle rickshaw,
pony or by car and only 2 kms on foot via Waverly Convent Road.
Lodge - Highest Peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. It is about 5
kms from the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. Snow view
from this spot is exhilarating.
Road - It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ends at
Library Bazar covering a total distance of about 3 kms. The main charm of this
froad is horse riding and wlking. Sunset view of the Himalayas is superb.
Camel's Rock with a life like resemblace can be seen from the spot near
Mussoorie Public school.
Kempty Fall -
15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. It
has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a
beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the
falls is refresshing and enjoyabled for children and adults alike.
Temple - An ancient temple situated on Cart Mackenjie Road and
is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go right up to the spot. It Provies a
charming view of Doon Valley as well as of Mussoorie.
Temple - 9 kms 6 to the west of Mussoorie and at an altitude of 2104 mtrs. Is
the Jwalaji Temple. It is situated on the top of the Benog Hill and has an idol
of Mata Durga in it. The temple is surrounded by thick forests and offers a
panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna valley.
Clous End -
The bungalow built in 1838 by a British Major was one of the
First Four buildings of Mussoorie. The bungalow has since then been converted
into a hotel called Clouds End, and is situated at the extreme west of Mussoorie
Hill, 8 kms from Library. The resort is surrounded by thick forest, offers a
wide variety of flora and fauna besides a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayas,
and Yamuna river. The most ideally suited resort for foreigners and honeymoon
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