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Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora & fauna, is an
incredible hill resort. Imparting a wonderful view of extensive Himalayan
snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley,
Roorkee, Saharanpur and Haridwar to the south, the town presents a fairyland
atmosphere to the tourists. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas,
Mussoorie gets its name from the Mansur shrub that is commonly seen in the
Mussoorie, 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. Its
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 Mall of Mussoorie offers several items. Right from the imported goods
and Tibetan metal ware, books, antiques, hand-carved walking sticks, cane
baskets, embroidered wall hangings, dry pinecones, hill jewelry, garments,
knick-knacks and curios you may take your pick.
Places of Interest in Mussoorie Lal Tibba
This place is highest point in Musoorie. Lal Tibba is located in Landour
area which is the oldest inhabited place in Mussorie.
Gunhill is second highest point in Mussoorie. From Gunhill Mussoorie
appears to be changing colors every other minute. Each moment a different
scene appears before your eyes. There are many shops on the hill top so one
can have a small little picnic here.
The municipal or the Company gardens was previously (before independence)
was also known as Botanical gardens of Mussoorie. These gardens were laid by
famous geologist Dr. H. Fackner in the last century.
Kempty Falls are located 13 kms from Mussoorie. This place was developed as
a tourist destination by John Mekinan after 1835.
Nearby Attractions from Mussoorie
Located 29 Kms. from Mussoorie, Dehradun is a must visit place.
Rishikesh is known as the Tapo Bhumi or the place for meditation of the
Gods. Rishikesh is one of the popular pilgrimage for the Hindus. At this
place the Ganges leaves the mountains and prepares herself to begin a long
journey through the plains.
Gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region, is located on the
foot hills of Shivaliks.
55 kms from Mussoorie is very good place for trekking. Nag Tibba, as it is
called, is the highest place around Mussoorie. It is surrounded by thick
dense forests. The actual trekking for Nag Tibba starts some 21 kms away
from the place. The 34 kms journey from Mussoorie is done on Taxi or Bus and
the rest is covered on foot. This trek has its own charm and fun. The trek
starts at Thathyud. 7 kms from here there is the forest departments rest
house. To stay in the rest house reservations have to be done with
Divisional Forest officer, Mussoorie.
Located 14 km from Dehradun is the famous picnic spot called as the
Sahastra Dhara. Noted for their astounding beauty the medicinal sulphur
waterfalls are a great attraction.
Nagtibba offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks. One can return via
Panthwari Nainbagh and Kempty covering a total distance of 62 kms.
About 15 kms. From Mussoorie, it is an ideal spot for trekking via Park
Toll-Clouds End, Dudhli. Situated on the extreme western region of Mussoorie
town, Bhadraj offers a commanding view of the Doon Valley , Chakrata ranges
and the Jaunsar Bawar area of Garhwal Himalayas. Bhadraj temple dedicated to
Lord Bal Bhadra, brother of Lord Krishna, is situated on top of the hill.
On this trek which is about 26 kms, one comes across some breath taking
views of the Himalayan peaks and the valley.
One can drive upto Suwakholi, 11 kms. From Mussoorie and from there one can
trek down to Sahastradhara and take a bus for Dehradun.
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