- The ‘Queen of Hills’ perched at a height of 2000 metres is one of the most popular hill resorts of India.
- It was founded in 1823, by Captain Young, an adventurous British army officer.
- Mussoorie is well connected by road and is the ‘gateway’ to Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Jolly Grant Airport (DED), 60 kms away from Mussoorie centre of town.
- Rail: Dehradun Railway Station, Dehradun, 35 kms away from Mussoorie centre of town.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE:
- Gun Hill
- Children’s Lodge
- Camel’s Back Road
- The Jheel
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ATTRACTIONS OF MUSSOORIE
- Second highest peak of Mussoorie, had a gun mounted over here, which was fired to herald mid-day.
- A 400 metre long ropeway connects with the Mall to Gun Hill.
- It has a telescope which provides an awe-inspiring view of the Himalayas and Doon valley.
Camel’s Back Road:
- It is a charming pony trek or walk which girdles the northern base of Gun Hill.
- A fine view of sun-set can be enjoyed from here.
- Beautiful garden and scenic picnic spot has an artificial lake with boating facilities.
Nag Devta Temple:
- Ancient temple on Cart Road is 6 kms from the town.
- It is popular among devout followers, who believe that wishes are fulfilled here.
- Fine picnic spot on Dehradun – Mussoorie road.
- Beautiful bungalow surrounded by lush deodar forest was one of the first four building of Mussoorie.
- It has now been converted into a hotel.
ATTRACTIONS AROUND MUSSOORIE
- 14 kms away from Mussoorie town.
- Picturesque waterfall is a popular attraction of Mussoorie.