Mussoorie | A Hidden Pradise in Uttarakhand

Mussoorie the Land of Hills

The world ends there for the people when the people say ‘‘There is nothing left in life. Everything
seems shattered, Life is becoming hopeless by each day coming.’’ But the actual question is does it really
ends? The world is made for recreating and regenerating your hopes. No, The world doesn’t end
there but it actually starts.

To all those people who are shattered with their hopes and to all those people who have the bliss of joys
in their life. The one thing that you should do in your life to make it happy, energetic and captivated is
to Travel.

Traveling is the best and ultimate solution to each human. It is the best remedy to make your life
ecstatic. If in either of the condition you are facing. Whether sad or happy. If you travel it not only
makes your life happening but it let each pain inside you out of your life and makes your heartbeat again
with more rate. ‘‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. So, make it a part
of your life.

And if you have thought of traveling and cannot find a place or are confused about it. Then here we are to
help you. The world has so many places to travel around. One part of the world which is undisputedly
beautiful and is a place whose every bit allures you to visit the place.

The most beautiful and longing beauty is none other than the small but magnificent place in the state of
Uttarakhand called ‘Mussoorie’.

Mussoorie was built around in 1925 during British domination by Captian Fedrick Young who was the
general in the British army. It is located in the admirable state of Uttrakhand in the foothills of the Himalayan
range at an altitude of 1,880 meters. Uttrakhand is the most famous place in India for its beauty,
simplicity, culture, tradition and mostly the people living there. The place is also known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’.
Because according to Hindu mythology Uttarakhand is the place where Gods took birth in the form of
incarnation. Uttarakhand is one of the most splendid places surrounded by treasure troops and
prestigious beauty. Mussoorie is also called ‘The Queen of Hills’ because of majestic mountains and hills
all around. Mussoorie is one of the most amazing places where If you come and visit once cannot get
away without admiring the beauty and promising yourself to visit the place again. The place with its
untouched beauty is magnanimous. The beautiful mountains filled with greenery all over the place make
it look like a paradise. The place shines like glitter at night. The view of Mussoorie from Dehradun is
inconceivable. The place was named Mussoorie because of the plants Mansoor which is found in large
quantities there.

History of Mussoorie

Mussorie was established during 1925 during the British domination by Captain Fedrick Young who was
the general in the British army. Earlier in 1827 there was made a sanatorium which has now become the
cantonment in Landour. There was a time when the Britishers did not allow the Indians to walk on the
Mall Road. Because of famous malls that were built by the Britishers in towns named the road as ‘Mall
road’. During their times ‘Indians and dogs are not allowed’ was written in the Mall road which was then
removed by the Indians later. Many Kings, Nawabs, and nature loved fell in love with the sublime beauty and have surrendered themselves and their home so much that the likes of Maharaja Prataap Shah,
Maharaja Kapoor Thala and the Maharaja state of Punjab build their shadows and this trend continued since Mussoorie was built.

However, Now with the changing times, the modern and well-equipped multi-starred hotels have replaced
the old and one out shadows and mansions built by Kings and Nawabs. As summer retreats, does
making way for prominent actors, sportspersons and corporate personalities resulting in attracting
more tourists on a daily basis.

Best time to Visit Mussoorie

Every Climatic season has its own pleasure in Mussorie whether we talk about the carefree monsoon
clouds the majestic site of snow that looks like cotton flakes falling from the sky. The pleasant
temperatures during summer or the shivering cold of winters also attracts tourist and steals their heart.
The tourist is present here all season to enjoy the diversified weather.

During the Summers the weather is really pleasant and the spot is filled with tourist and is it in its peak
regarding tourism during the times because it takes you away from the hot and humid temperature of
the summer to the beautiful, peaceful and pleasant temperature of Mussoorie.

During the rainy season the view of the place is magnificent and for visiting that time it would be good but
because of heavy rainfall sometimes the roads are blocked. And also the problem of landslides also
occurs during the times.

During the winter season, the place is at its peak looking sublime and beautiful. The jaw-dropping view
occurs when the snowfalls. The clouds touch the mountains and the snow looks like cotton has been
over flooded all over the place. So for visiting the place, the winter season is also one of the best times but
sometimes because of the heavy snowfall again the roads get blocked.

Other Attractions of Mussoorie/ Things that you can also do in Mussoorie

Education-The other identities for which Mussoorie is famous for is or you can say the other attraction of Mussoorie is The field of education. The place house many schools considered the prestige issue where
the walls of the elite class have been imparting education ever since.

Mall Road- Mall Road is known as the heart of Mussoorie. It starts from the Landour clock tower point to
the library (the fashionable avenue). The bazaar leads to the attractive landour market, kulery market
and Kitaabghar market.

Just in the middle of Mall road, is the statuesque view of Doon Valley, Huge sky, Ropeway, Aquarium,
Tibetan market, shops, showrooms, restaurants, and hotels.

Lal Tibba- Lal Tibba is on Mussoorie’s left. It is 5km from the Mall road. From here one can view the
panoramic view of the Himalayas including the peaks of famous pilgrimage centers does namely
Kedarnath, Gangotri, Chaukambha, Nanda Devi and Srikant.

Doordarshan Tower- A television tower is installed here which relays the Doordarshan programs to
the households in the northern plains of India.

IAS academy- At the right of the Mussoorie there is the IAS academy which is also known as the Lal
Bahadur Shashtri national administrative academy. The administrative officials after receiving training
rule the country by serving in different administrative posts.

Lakhmandal- Lankhmandal is 75 km from Mussoorie. This place has historical as well as mythological
significance. It figures prominently in the annals of Mahabharata. Lakhamandal is believed to be the
place where Duryodhan of Mahabharat conspired to burn the Pandavas alive in the Lakshyagirya house.
Old temples of shiva, the Pandavas and Parshu Ram are plenty in this area. An ancient temple of Lord
shiva is the dream destination of the worshippers of Shakti Kalt. The major attraction is the Shivling
which is believed to be built by the elder brother of Pandavas ‘Yudhister’.

Tehri Dam- On the east of the Mussoorie, 75 km away is Asia’s first and Worlds second largest Dam
which is the Tehri Dam. which thrills everyone. This Dam is spread around 50 km area. Apart from its
attractive look the Dam also provides water and electricity to the country.

Some other magnificent places here that one get mesmerized at first sight is the which is 6 km from
Library Bazar, Park Estate road, another attraction Hathipao is at some distance from here.

Sir George Everest’s house- It indeed matters of great pride that Sir George Everest one of the greatest
survey generals of its time has set up the office of the survey of India in the park estate in 1832. This is the same place where Sir George Everest establish its laboratory that still exists.

Camel’s back road- This is the place where many tourists come to enjoy their morning walks and see the
magical view from here. The natural beauty with the cool Himalayan breeze and the formation of clouds
give the feeling of walking in heaven. The natural rock formation of the place is in the form of a Camel’s
back.

Bhatta Fall- Nearby Mussoorie there is a place called Bhatta falls which is 7 km away. where the tourist
come and enjoys bathing in the fall under the sun.

Mussoorie Lake- Mussoorie Lake is 6 km away from Mussoorie. The tourist enjoys boating here. If you are
interested in Paragliding then you must visit the paragliding club here.

Kempty Fall- A natural waterfall which is around 15 km from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri road which is
the most fascinating and biggest waterfall. A perfect place for the tourist to enjoy the natural environment.
The milky waterfall thrills everyone visiting the place.

Company Garden- 4 km away from the Gandhi chowk exists a picnic spot named the company garden.
which has a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake providing the paddle boating facilities.

How to reach Mussoorie.

Mussoorie is 38 km Dehradun. It takes about 45 minutes to reach there if you go by your own vehicle and
1 hour if you travel by bus. It is about 290 km from Delhi. Mussoorie does not have a direct link but the
one who wants to reach Mussoorie will have to reach there through Dehradun. The railway station in
Dehradun is connected to all major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Howrah, Varanasi, Amritsar,
Saharanpur, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi, Allahabad, Ujjain, Indore, Kathgodam, Okha.

After you reach Dehradun, you can take a bus from the Mussorie bus stand to reach there. Taxis are also
available to reach there.

By Air, there is Jollygrant airport which is 24 km away from Dehradun and it is 60 km away from
Mussorie.

From Delhi, it would take 7 to 8 hours to reach Dehradun by bus.

For Stay in Mussoorie

There are a number of beautiful normal (cheap rates) and multi-starter (high rates) hotels with great
facilities are available at every spot of Mussoorie.

One must come and visit the Queen of Hills once in a lifetime.

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