Mussoorie


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Mussoorie is a hill station within the Dehradun district, about 35 km away from the capital city. Dehradun is made up of ‘dera’ (camp) and ‘doon’( valley). Mussoorie is from the indigenous shrub, ‘mansoor’.

Historical Background

Dehradun was the birthplace of Dronacharya, the Guru of the Pandavas and Kauravas. It has seen the invasion of several outsiders since the 14th century. It was a favourite place of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and he visited it often.

Dehradun-Mussoorie Are Famous For

Hill Stations with Natural beauty, Honeymoon and Outdoor Adventure

Mussoorie and Dehradun, nestled in the Himalayan foothills, are as picturesque as they come. Visitors from India and abroad come here in the thousands to soak in the natural beauty and bask in the wonderful weather. Its scenic beauty and cold weather also make it a popular honeymoon destination.

The adventurous visit for the trekking, camping, hot air ballooning, rafting, mountain biking and other outdoor activities available here.

Medical Tourism

The crisp mountain air works wonders on people suffering from respiratory diseases and so Deharadun-Mussoorie have several health spas/sanatoriums to help such patients convalesce.

Education

Many of India’s well-known and prestigious institutes including the best schools and institutes for the Armed Forces are located here and one can find students come here from all over India.

Dehradun’s Culture

Being part of Garhwal, its culture is influenced by the ethnic Garhwalis. Kumaoni, Garhwali and Hindi are the chief languages. Various fairs are held year-long with the Magh and Jhanda melas the most popular. Rice dal and curd is the staple food.

Current Scenario

Most of the people in the region are engaged in agriculture, business or in the army. Tourism also brings in a lot of revenue. The basmati rice grown here is sold everywhere in India.

Climate and Best Time to Visit

This place can be visited year round; visitors who want to avoid chilly weather can go in the summer, March-June.

  • Camel’s Back Road
  • Gun Hill
  • Cloud’s End
  • Children’s Lodge
  • Jharipani Fall
  • Nag Devta Temple
  • Bhatta Fall
  • Sir George Everest House
  • Jwala ji Temple
  • The Mall