Friday, December 11, 2009

Mussoorie - gorgeous hill station in Uttarakhand

Location : Dehradun District, Uttarakhand

Height :
2550 meters above MSL
Climate : Pleasant throughout the year

Importance :
Popular for its closeness to major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Saharanpur

Excellent Season
:All year round

The name Mussoorie is derived from the Mansur shrub (Cororiana nepalensis), familiar in the foothills of Himalaya. It presents magnificent sight of the Himalayan ranges to the north east.

This gorgeous hill station was an innovation of an audacious British military Captain Young during the year 1827. Afterward this position urbanized as the hub of learning, business, tourism and exquisiteness. Mussoorie at the moment has several of the most excellent academic and training institutions like the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indo Tibetan Border Police Academy, Defense Institute of Work Studies, Indian Police Services (IPS) etc. Mussoorie as well swank Ruskin Bond, a well-known Indian writer of British descent as one of its celebrated populace.

The Mall

The Mall of Mussoorie is a preferred target for tourists which provide this hill resort a diverse look. Lengthened from the Library at one ending to the Clock tower at the further, the mall puts forward spectacular views of the adjoining hills and the Doon Valley underneath.
One can have the benefit of horse riding all the way through the crowded roads. The Library Chowk, Landour bazaars and the Kulri Bazaar are the renowned centers in Mussoorie form an element of the Mall and are ought to witness places. These bazaars proffer the tourist an assortment of Indian items.

The Kulri Bazar has a lot of fascinating shops and tenders a multiplicity of attractive objects. One can as well find numerous antique shops here presenting bits and pieces that are logically priced. There is in addition a playground for children that offer many games and rides. Camel's back Road and Cart Road furthermore connect the two. Private vehicles are permitted on the Mall after payment of a minute fee, but cars are not permitted for the duration of the max out tourist season.

Gun Hill

The second highest peak of Mussoorie, Gun Hill is the key magnetism in Mussoorie. The 2122 Mts elevated peak offer the tourists a gorgeous view of Mussoorie town, Doon Valley and a number of the lofty Himalayan ranges to be precise Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri grouping. In bygone days a gun was kept at the top of the hill and fired at midday to enunciate the time and consequently the name derives. Whilst the British left India, the guns was shut up and thaw out to make taps.

One can arrive at the apex of the gun hill either by walking or by means of the rope way. If one has a preference for walking, one ought to take the pathway from the Mall Road in the vicinity of Kutchery which takes nearly 25minutes. The further alternative is to take the help of 400 m ropeway linking the Mall to Gun Hill. Traveling all the way through this ropeway provides the tourist an unforgettable exhilarating experience.

Camel's Back Road

It is the mainly appropriate road for the morning walkers. It was assembled as a promenade and gets ahead of a rock formation that bear a resemblance to the back of a camel, consequently the name. It can be observed from a position in the vicinity of the gate of Mussoorie Public School. The location is as well celebrated for the sunset view from at this point in the Himalyas. It initiates from Kulri and ends at the Library Chowk and is a very pleasurable 3 km walk amid the Camel's Rock en route. One can also get pleasure from horse riding at this juncture. Right from the outset the road there is a bulky lining of deodar trees. The Hawa Ghar is the place to stop along Camel's Back Road.

Municipal Gardens

Municipal Gardens is an additional trendy destination for tourists having a stunning garden and an artificial lake with boating capability. Positioned in the center of bamboo and deodar trees in the west, it is formerly known as Company gardens before the independence and was as well known as Botanical gardens of Mussoorie. These gardens were put down by renowned geologist Dr. H. Fackner in the previous century. They are straightforwardly reachable by car, pony or cycle-rickshaw.

Lal Tibba
(Depot Hill)

Situated in Landour region, it is the highest spot in Mussoorie which is well thought-out the oldest place of occupation in Mussoorie. The position is known as Childer's lodge. A authoritative telescope installed in 1976 to make available a close vision of the Himalayas and Doon valley. Snow observation from this dot is astonishing. One can ride on horse back or on foot to get there.

Mussoorie Lake

Comparatively a new-fangled picnic spot, it is nearly 6 Km from Mussoorie. It is a non-natural lake where tourists can get pleasure from boating here. It proffers a panoramic view of the Doon Valley and the neighboring villages.

Nag Devta Temple

A primeval temple dedicated to Snake God Lord Shiva and is positioned on Cart Mackenjee Road is nearly 6 kms from Mussoorie on approach to Dehradun. Vehicles can go right up to the temple. Place make available an enthralling view of Mussoorie and Doon valley.

Lake Mist

An ideal picnic mark which is 7 kms on the way to Kempty falls. The entry fee is Rs. 25 for Lake Mist. Good quality accommodation amenities are accessible here.

Jharipani falls and Bhatta Falls

These are the other couple of waterfalls in Mussoorie. Jharipani is 8kms from Mussoorie located on Mussoorie Jharipani Road and the Bhatta falls is 7kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie Dehradun Road. Bhatta Falls is a diverse kind of picnic spot, there are different ponds for a dip as well as water hilarity.

Bhadraj Temple

An illustrious temple devoted to Lord Balabhadra i.e. Balraman, brother of Lord Krishna, is an idyllic dot for trekking via Park Toll to Clouds end, Dudhi. 15 kms from Mussoorie, Bhadraj offers a pictorial observation of the Doon Valley, Jaunsar Bhabar region and Chakrata ranges.

Kempty falls
(15 kms)

While traveling 15 kms from Mussoorie, one can arrive at the Kempty fall which is an extra key attraction of Mussoorie. Without mentioning this appealing and huge waterfall enclosed by mountains is merit viewing. Taking a bathe in this unsullied and chilly water gives the tourist an invigorating feeling. The water falls from the elevation of 4500 feet and splits more into five tiny waterfalls makes the stopover to Mussoorie a come again position.

Cloud’s End

Nearly 18 km away from Mussoorie, Cloud’s End is one of the earliest of the four buildings of Mussoorie and the mainly suitable position for honeymooners. The Cloud End Bungalow was built during the year 1838 by Swetenham, a British Major for his mountain bride. Extended over 400 acres, the bungalow at the moment has been converted into a holiday resort however maintained its unique architecture, furniture, paintings, books. Above and beyond contribution of a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayas and the Yamuna River, Cloud's end is delimited by abundant forests and is the dwelling of 44 species of flora and 103 species of fauna. It is easy to get to by road from the Library end of the Mall in Mussoorie.

Cloud End Forest Resort
P.O.Box No. 1, Mussoorie - 248179, India
Ph : 91-135-2632242; Mobile : 09412050242
Contact Now - E-mail

Tibetan Temple

Situated in Happy valley region, this is a minute Tibetan Temple which sermonize Buddhism. Erected during the year1960 by the Tibetan refugees who fled from Tibet on account of Chinese oppression. There are quantities of shops close to which sells Tibetan handicraft stuff.

Surkanda Peak

Positioned at an altitude of 2,750 mt above sea level in the western part of Tahsil Tehri, it is celebrated for the temple of Surkanda Devi. The crest offers an enthralling view of Dehra Dun, Rishikesh, Chandrabadni, Pratapnagar and Chakrata. It is encircled by multiplicity of flowers, herbs and some of the striking birds of the western Himalayas. The temple of Surkanda Devi is positioned on the crown of the mountain and is of enormous religious consequence. Ganga Dussehra a fair is generally held during May June in which thousands of devotees stopover this position.

How to get there:

By Air:
The adjoining Airport is Jolly Grant Dehradun (58km)

By Rail:
Neighboring railway station is at Dehradun, 34 km which connect with chief cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Gorakhpur, Kathgodam, Varanasi, Howrah, Amritsar, Saharanpur, Rishikesh and Haridwar by express trains. For transport to Mussoorie, buses and taxies are accessible outside the railway station.

By Road:
Mussoorie is linked to other parts of India with an extensive network of road route. Overnight buses run to Mussorie from ISBT Kashmere Gate of Delhi.

For further information:
• Uttaranchal Tourism Development Board,
Phone : 0135-2721289, 2624147
Hotel Garhwal, Mussorie
Phone : 0135-2632682
102, Indraprakash Building,
21, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
Phone :011-23350481; Fax: 23327713

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