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Mussoorie is located in the Garhwal hills. Due to its immense natural beauty, Mussoorie is known as the queen of hill stations. In 1820 Captain Young from the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made this place his residence. This marked the foundation of a hill station called Mussoorie. The name, Mussoorie, is derived from plants of 'Mussoorie' which were found in abundance here. After its discovery, this hill station gradually developed as a center of education, business, tourism and beauty. Mussoorie is an excellent respite for tourists and people who want relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains. Nature has gifted Musoorie everything which makes a place beautiful. With the onset of summers tourists start coming here.

Kempty Fall : 15 Kms. from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri road, having an altitude of 4500 ft., it has the distin- ction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall in the area and is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by high mountains.

Camel Back Road : This road starts from Link hall in Kulri Bazaar and ends at Library Bazaar. One can enjoy horse (pony) rides on this road or just walk down the path. The road is three kilometers long.

Cloud End : A British major had a building constructed in 1838. This beautiful building was converted into hotel and was named Cloud End. It got the name because it appears that the clouds have ended here. From this place one can have a good view of the valley. Cloud end is located some eight kilometers west of Mussoorie hills. Due to its location, at the end of horizon, it is very popular among the Honeymooners and Foreign tourists. Good place to take break from crowd.

Gunhill : Gunhill is second highest point in Mussoorie. From Gunhill Mussoorie appears to be changing colours 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.

Jhari Pani Falls: These falls are located some 8.5 kms on the Jharipani-Mussoorie road. Seven kilometers of the road to these falls is covered by taxi and rest 1.5 kilometers has to be covered on foot.

Tibetan Temple: This temple is located in Happy valley area of Mussoorie. Both Company gardens and Tibetan temple can be seen in one day. They are located one kilometer from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administrative Academy. The Tibetan temple is evidence to rich Tibetan cultural heritage. This temple is sure to attract attention of tourists.

Mussoorie Lake : This lake is located some seven kilometers on the highway to Dehradun. The gateway of this lake appears to be welcoming tourists from Dehradun. The entry charge to this lake is Rs. 15. One can enjoy boating at this lake. One also gets a very good view of the Dun Valley from this lake. The villages surrounding Mussoorie can also be seen from here.

Dehradun 29 Kms
Rishikesh 77 kms
Haridwar 90 kms
Nag Tibba 55 kms
Sahastra Dhara 43 Kms

BEST TIME TO VISIT: April to June and resumes from September to November.

By Air: The nearest Airport to Mussoorie is 60-kms away from the place. The airport is called Jollygrant Airport but there are no regular flights to this place.

By Rail: The closest railway station is Dehra Dun which is 36 kms from Mussoorie. Dehra Dun is connected by rail to all the metropolitan cities. From Dehra Dun to Mussoorie one can go by bus or taxis.

By Road: Tourism Departments of various states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi etc. operate tourist buses to Mussoorie.

Route: Delhi-Meerut-Muzaffarnagar-Dehra Dun- Musssoorie, Distance: 300 Kms.