Referred to as Queen of Hill Stations, the incredible holiday destination Mussoorie is located in Uttranchal in North India. Mussoorie is situated at an altitude of 2,500 meters on the Himalayan foothills.
It gets its name from a shrub, Mansur, which is abundantly found in this place.
The nearby snow-clad peaks offer breathtaking scenic beauty to this beautiful hill station. The modern bungalows, malls and well-laid gardens located on the small hills around the area attract tourists from around the world.
The heart of this hill station is its Mall. It has series of shops that sell beautiful handicrafts that tourists can buy as souvenirs. Every evening Mall is crowded with both locals and tourists who come to shop and enjoy the beautiful sunset. The Kulri Bazaar and the Library Chowk of the Mall are very famous.
From the Mall one may take a ropeway and visit the Gun Hill. It has been given this name as in the old days a gun kept at the top of this hill was fired at mid-day to denote the time. Gun Hill is the most important tourist spot of the hill station. Here tourists can experience the enchanting view of the great Himalayan peaks and get a bird's eye view of Mussoorie. They can also get their photographs clicked in various costumes.
Other important places to see in Mussoorie include Municipal Garden, Childer's Lodge, Camel's Back Road and Clous End. There are also many famous and beautiful places around the hill station. One of such popular tourist destination is Kempty Falls, which is located 15kms from Mussoorie. Jharipani Fall, Bhatta Fall, Nag Devta Temple, Mussorie Lake, Van Chetna Kendra, Jwalaji Temple, Naga Tibba, Dhanolti, Surkhanda Devi and Lakha Mandal are some other must see places near Mussoorie.
Also, the major Hindu pilgrimages like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh are not far from this beautiful hill station.