Mussoorie

Mussoorie

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  • Location: Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.
  • Nearest Railway Station : Dehradun railway station at a distance of nearly 34 kilometres from Mussoorie.
  • Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun at a distance of nearly 54 kilometres from Mussoorie.
  • Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit is from mid-March to mid-November though torrential rain can be an inhibiting factor in the monsoon months of July to September.
  • Weather: 20°C, Wind SW at 6 km/h, 87% Humidity
  • PIN Code: 248179

Mussoorie is a most beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand. Located at a distance of 35kms from Dehradun and 290km form the national capital of New Delhi. Mussoorie is also known as the Queen of the Hills and situated at the foothills of the Himalayas. Mussoorie with its green hills & varied flora & fauna, is a fascinating hill resort and a fabulous honeymoon spot. Mussoorie have wonderful view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the northeast, Glittering views of the Doon Valley, Roorkee, Saharanpur & Haridwar to the South, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and ancient social life. The name Mussoorie is often attributed to a derivation of 'mansoor', a shrub which is indigenous to the area. The town is in fact often referred to as 'Mansoori' by most Indians. It is a very cool place with greenery at its full bloom during September to November and Best time to visit mid-March to mid-November. During this season Himalayas are clearly visible.

Mussoorie is also called as the gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri. Mussoorie is not famous only for natural beauty but it has also developed so many education and business center like Convent of Jesus and Mary,Waverly, St. George's College, Woodstock School, Oak Grove School, Wynberg-Allen, Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary, Convent of Jesus and Mary Hampton Court and very famous Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration where officers are trained for the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service.

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