Mussoorie is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located about 35 km from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north from the national capital of New Delhi. From an altitude of more than 6150 ft, views of Doon Valley, the surrounding hills and greenery could be glimpsed from anywhere one stands in Mussoorie.
Some of the major Tourist attractions are:
Lake Mist - Just 5 Km before reaching Kempty Falls, tourist can get the feel of starting of great times at Lake Mist on Mussoorie holidays.
Happy Valley - One place and many lures- the valley in itself is grandeur to look at, but it also leads to Cloud's End and Hathipaon Park Estate and has Library, IAS Academy, Tibetan Temple and Municipal Garden.
Falls - Various falls are known for accentuating the appeal of Mussourie and some of the well known names are Kempty Falls, Jharipari Falls, Bhatta Falls and Mossy Falls.
Cloud's End - Denoting the geographical end of the Mussoorie the point is becomes a great vantage point for the sights this hill station has to offer.
Lal Tibba - Touted to be the highest point of Mussoorie, the place now has a namesake at a little lower altitude, well known point to picnic.
Things to do:
Feeling of being stationary while the world at an altitude seems to be moving can introduce to an out of the world feeling, especially when done for the first time. Accessing Gun hill from Cable Car is one of the activities that family can do together and give that feel. Those who life some physical activity, trekking excursions and camping are also available from Mussoorie, organized often by adventure companies on this location.
Winters are chilling, as is common with any hill station; but something in the setting of sun is not at all common. Purple, yellow, orange, red and mauve spread splendid shades as sun leaves for its night's nap during mid October to January, the phenomenon being called 'Winter Line'.
March to June are months of summers that are cooler by all the standards of heat of plains. Freewheeling in The Mall, taking a trekking trip and more such activities are more appealing during this time. Monsoons from July to September are difficult often causing landslide; hence preferably avoided.