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Mussoorie derives its name from the plants of Mussoorie or shrub which are available in large quantities in this region which is a part of Uttaranchal . The history of Mussoorie dates back to 1825 when a shooting lodge was constructed jointly by Captain Young, an adventurous British military officer and Mr Shore the Superintendent of Revenues at Dehradun
Plants of Mussoorie or shrub which are available morely in the area where this city is located , is the main reason for the name of city Mussoorie . The history of Mussoorie dates back to 1825 when a shooting lodge was constructed jointly by Captain Young, an adventurous British military officer and Mr Shore the Superintendent of Revenues at Dehradun
Why to select Mussoorie for travelling :
Main reason for attracting thousands of tourists are the majestic view of the Shivalik ranges , the varied flora and fauna , and attractive and romantic green hills . Mussoorie is attraction for domestic as well as international tourist adds lot of revenue to Indian economy .
Mussoorie is famous not only for its scenic beauty but it has also developed into an important centre of education and business. Mussoorie is also famous for the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration where officers are trained for the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service
Best for Honeymooner’s
Mussoorie is the best spot for newly married couples which comes for Honeymoon,
Sightseeing around Mussoori
Mussoorie has several interesting tourist places like which extends from Cloud’s End in the west to Rockville in the east. The Mall gives you a feeling of the old world charm which is heightened by the presence of the Municipal garden, the Tibetan School and Home, and the National Academy of Administration
There is also arrangement of ropeway for enjoyment on the second highest peak of Mussoorie, the Gun Hill.
It also gives a bird’s eye view of the town and the Doon school. You can get a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from the Gun Hill. The wonderful 4km stretch from Kurli Bazaar to Library Point called
Camel’s Back Rock which is a superb experience whether you travel on horse back or simply walkAbout 6 kms from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Jharipani Road is the beautiful
Childer’s Lodge is the highest peak of Mussoorie while the highest point is Lal Tibba
from where you can get an exhilarating view of the snow-clad Himalayas. Surrounded by thick deodar forests, Cloud End is an ideal resort built in 1838 by a British major. Honeymooners and foreigners visit this place often. While in Mussoorie, you must visit Kempty Falls which is 15kms from Mussoorie on way to Yamunotri, at an altitude of 4500 ft Mussoorie is also known as the gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri .The nearest railway station is Dehradun and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun
History of Mussoorie .
Tempted by the exceptional beauty of the hills of Mussoorie, Lt. Frederick Young of East India Company had decided to built a hunting lodge on the Camel’s Back Road along with F.J. Shore, the Magistrate of Doon in 1823. Frederick also formulated the first Gurkha Regiment at Mussoorie and did potato farming, for the first time in the valley
In 1832, Mussoorie became the ground of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India, which began at the southern tip of India. George Everest, then Surveyor-General of India, after which the Mount Everest has been named wanted to establish the new office of Survey of India at Mussoorie. But his wish was declined and it was set up in Dehradun
During the chaos of 1959 Tibetan Rebellion, the Central Tibetan Administration of the 14th Dalai Lama was first established in Mussoorie, whose present location is in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. In 1960, the first Tibetan School was established in Mussoorie and the Happy Valley became the home of many Tibetans
Mussoorie Weather – Mussoorie Climate Best Time to Visit
Mussoorie is a popular cool summer retreat in India. The climate is cool and pleasant all through the year here
Summers in Mussoorie:
Summers remain very favourable. Because of its high altitude, the hill resort escapes the extreme heat of summer season. The temperature rises to a maximum of 30°C and the minimum temperature is recorded at 10°C during this season. Light woollens are advisable during this season
Winters in Mussoorie
are very cold and spine-chilling. The mercury level may drop down to a minimum of 1°C during the nights. Days remain slightly foggy, with the sun being mild and placid. The temperature reaches to a maximum of 10°C during the daytime. Sometimes, occasional snowfall might lead to road-blocks in winters.
Monsoons in Mussoorie
The place experiences heavy downpour during the monsoon season (July to September). It makes the roads unsuitable for trekking and driving. The sky attains a mauvish tinge and mountains remain covered with sheets of mist. With the onset of the spring season in end-September, the place reaches its apogee of beauty .
Visiting Time :
Best season to go Mussoorie is March to June and September to November. Summers are the best times to have trekking, rock climbing and camping. Read Mussoorie is famous for
Mussoorie is famous among tourist as Hill Station
Mussoorie is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups, SoloMussoorie is popular destination for following activities/ interests -Christmas and New Year
. ,Hill Station,Historical place ,Honeymoon Destination,Leisure,Ropeways,Shopping,View Points,Weekend Getaway.