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Mussoorie,  India - flag India -  Uttar Pradesh
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Mussoorie, Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, this charming hill station, 3 kms from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills. above sea-level. Mussoorie is one the beautiful hill stations in India


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Mussoorie is a hill station that has drawn tourists for centuries now. Its enticing beauty has made it one of the popular tourist destinations. Hotels in Mussoorie see a rise in tourist traffic during the summer season when the plains are hot and humid, whereas weather in Mussoorie is pleasant. Other than beautiful surroundings, tourists can visit Gun Hill, Jharipani Fall, Kempty Fall, Mussoorie Lake, Sir George Everest House, Bhatta falls or simply shop on the famous mall road.

Popularly known as the queen of hills, this Adventure in Mussoorie
charming hill station, 38 kms. From Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2,500 mts. Above sea-level. Enchanting view of pine covered hill slopes and snow capped mountains leave an indelible impression on one's mind.The modern bungalows, malls and well laid gardens which are located on the small hills around the area are enough to attract any tourist.

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.

Favourite spots:
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Camel's Back Road
It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Bazar covering a total distance of about 3 kms. The main charm of this froad is horse riding and wlking. Sunset view of the Himalayas is superb. Camel's Rock with a life like resemblace can be seen from the spot near Mussoorie Public school.

What's really great:
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Kempty Fall
15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refresshing and enjoyabled for children and adults alike.

Sights:
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Lal Tibba -
a scenic 5 km uphill walk from Picture Palace to the highest point in Mussoorie. Passes through Landour Bazaar.

Kempty Falls -
about 15 km from Mussoorie, this now over-built spot is a popular tourist destination. Catch a taxi or a bus from the Library stand.

Happy Valley -
a couple kilometers from the Library end of the Mall, Happy Valley is a 5,000 strong Tibetan settlement. This is a beautiful spot for a short hike. Taxis and possibly bicycle rickshaws ply this route.

Dhanaulti -
about 28 kms from Mussoorie, this spot is a quiet forest area converted into two Eco parks by the government. Dont miss the forest trails (one inside the Eco Park 2 and the other just outside it). Catch a taxi (approx Rs 900 as of Oct 2008) from the Library stand

Accommodations:
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Mussoorie hotels are wide spread across the hill station. Hotels in Mussoorie are strategically located on the mall road, offering easy access to the shopping and eating outlets. On the other hand Mussoorie hotels located at a little distance from the mall road offer picturesque views of the majestic mountains. From luxury to budget hotels in Mussoorie, each one of them is comfortable providing a host of facilities to offer a great experience to the visitor. Mussoorie hotels cater to every mindset and taste, even in terms of cuisines.

Restaurants:
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Chachey Ka Restaurant
5-6-7 Kulri Bazzar
Mussoorie, India - 248179
Phone: 099 99510000

Eats Multicuisine Restaurant
C/o Avalon Resorts, Rockcliff Estate, Gun Hill
Mussoorie, India - 248179
Phone: 0135-2632972,2632973,2632892

Gluttony Restaurant
C/o Hotel Green Castle, Mall Road, Adjoining & D.M. Court
Mussoorie, India - 248179
Phone: 0135-2632657, 9837052925

Golden Arch Restaurant
C/o Hotel Solitaire Plaza, Picture Palace, Kingcrag Road
Mussoorie, India - 248179
Phone: 0135-632164,65

Regency Restaurant
C/o Hotel Jaypee Residency Manor, Barlowganj
Mussoorie, India - 248179
Phone: 0135-2631800

Snazi Restaurant
The Constradt Hall, The Mall
Mussoorie, India - 248179
Phone: 0135-2632042

Windsors Whispering Windows
Library Bazar
Mussoorie, India - 248179
Phone: 0135-2632611,2632020

Other recommendations:
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Jharipani Fall
8.5 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie- Jharipani Road. Visitors can go by bus or by car upto 7 kms to Jharipani from where the fall is 1.5 kms, on foot.

Bhatta Fall
7 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun road. Access by car or bus upto Balta village from where the fall is 3kms by car or foot. An ideal spot for bathing anf picnics.

Clous End
The bungalow built in 1838 by a British Major was one of the First Four buildings of Mussoorie. The bungalow has since then been converted into a hotel called Clouds End, and is situated at the extreme west of Mussoorie Hill, 8 kms from Library. The resort is surrounded by thick forest, offers a wide variety of flora and fauna besides a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayas, and Yamuna river. The most ideally suited resort for fireigners and honeymoon couples.

Published on Monday July 19th, 2010


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