Mussoorie lying at an altitude of 2,050 meters in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The town provides the most picturesque views of the Himalayas and the Don Valley with a perennially pleasant climate. The hill station is located at the foothills of the Garhawl Himalayan ranges, and is also known by its nickname "The Queen of Hills". This place is also known as the gateway to the "Gangotri and Yamunotri" shrines. The best time to visit in between mid-February and November. However one needs to be careful of the heavy rainfall in monsoons.

If you visit to Mussoorie, then you must visit these places:

1. Kempti Falls : Kempti Falls are surrounded by high mountain ranges and are situated at an altitude of approximately 1,364 meters above sea level, thus giving it a wonderful surrounding to just sit and listen to the sound of the water falls on the rocky bed of the water below among the lush green vicinity. 

2. Lal Tibba : The highest peak in Mussoorie, with an altitude of over 2,290 meters above sea level and provides some amazing and never seen before views of the mountains that house the holy shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath. To give its visitors a clearer view of the picturesque surroundings a Japanese telescope has been installed at the edge of the cliff also the place is highly preserved from most commercial activities.


3. Happy Valley : It is situated at a short distance from mall road. This is the place where Tibetans first arrived in India when they fled from Lhasa in 1959, led by their spiritual leader dalai lama before he moved to Dharmsala. This place is one of the most favorable place for tourist.

4. Gunn Hill : This is second highest point in Mussoorie, the place's name is derived from the event of firing canon from his place to tell what time it to the people during the British colonization hence giving it the name "Gun Hill". The place lies at an altitude of 2,024 meters above sea level and offers some majestic views of the surroundings.

Apart from these, some of places which is most favorable by tourists are: Camel back's Road, Mussoorie Lake, Christ Church, Sir George Everest's House, Jwalaji Temple, The Mall, Dhanaulti and etc.


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