Summers have swept the county in full sweep. From heat waves to the rising demand for ACs and ice creams, the indications are right there for everyone to see. North India, in particular, faces the brunt of the season, which is in complete contradiction to the biting cold of the winter season. The advent of summer vacations is another reason why North Indians rush to the hills for some respite from the sweltering heat and high temperatures. The cool breeze and the sight of lush green hills is just the kind of experience to re-energise your mind and body.
Did you know Mussoorie is also alternatively known as Mansoori? The locals took to this name based on ‘Mansoor’, a local shrub found commonly in the region. Nestled in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan Region, Mussoorie is one of the top tourist destinations when it comes to the top spots prefered by North Indians. Situated at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, this pristine hill-station is one of the favoured destinations among not just North Indians but tourists from across the globe.
If you were also under the impression that Himachal Pradesh is the only place that wins at offering mesmerising views and snow-capped peaks with comfortable accommodations, you’ve been clearly mistaken. Uttarakhand provides stiff competition when it comes to taking your breath away with unmatched locations and nature at its finest. If you haven’t witnessed it yet, we suggest that this summer, you chill in the Queen of the hills, Mussoorie.
You might also find it interesting to note that HH 14th Dalai Lama first arrived in Mussoorie after the Tibetan Rebellion of 1959.
Things to do in Mussoorie
While in Mussoorie, there are lots of things to keep you occupied and entertained. From the numerous scenic viewpoints offering glimpses of unabashed beauty to digging into appetising cuisine, you won’t tire of the options available on your plate.
Places to visit in Mussoorie and Things to see in Mussoorie
If you’re looking to indulge in Mussoorie sightseeing while on your vacation, here are the top attractions that you must cover for a brush with Mussoorie Tourism.
- Kempty Falls
- Mussoorie Lake
- Lal Tibba Scenic Point
- Gunhill Road
3 homestays in Mussoorie for a comfortable experience
1. 🏘️Hill View 2BHK 10m 🚶to Gun Hill12437
Enjoy a lovely hill view from this humble abode with 2BHK situated on The Mall Road. Tourists can easily access Gun Hill with a 2-minute walk. Enjoy staying with your family and ensure healthy and hygienic meals with a well-equipped kitchen.
2. OYO Home 22549 Cosy 3BHK
This cosy 3BHK on Picture Palace Road is strategically located for easy accessibility. A comfortable living and dining area along with a well-equipped kitchen makes staying here a breeze. Foodies can enjoy digging into their favourite nibbles at either Little Lama or Cafe Clock Tower. The famous Landour Clock Tower is located at a 1.5 km drive.
3. OYO Home 14132 Elegant 1BHK
This exquisitely decorated home on Kempty Road is a wonderful option for guests looking to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the main city. The expansive greenery in the environ will completely captivate you.
Best time to visit Mussoorie
Although you can visit Mussoorie at any time of the year given the pleasant climatic conditions, monsoons may not be the best time to visit Mussoorie.
How to reach Mussoorie from Delhi
The nearest International Airport from Mussoorie is in Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport. If you are planning to reach Mussoorie from Delhi by road, then it’s a 9-hour drive, approximately.
How to reach Mussoorie from Dehradun
If you want to reach Mussoorie from Dehradun by air, Jollygrant Airport in Dehradun is situated at a distance of 60 km from Mussoorie. You can also reach Mussoorie from Dehradun easily by road since it is only a distance of 35 km. Hire a taxi from the Airport or Railway Station or wherever you’re staying and travel independently for around 1000 bucks or share with 3-4 other passengers and pay Rs. 200 to 300 per person. You might have to negotiate a bit to avoid paying extra money.
Keep in Mind
Even though the temperature in Mussoorie is going to be bearable at this time of the year, there are certain precautions that must be followed at all times. It is no secret that the sunrays on hill stations are harsher and sharper than on plains, given their close proximity to the Sun. Hence, wearing a sunscreen at all times is extremely advisable. We know that you love being outdoors and nothing should stop you from living your best life. For the uninitiated, 27th May is also celebrated as Sunscreen Day or Don’t Fry Day. Yes, there’s actually a day to stress the importance of protecting ourselves from the harmful rays of the UV rays from the Sun.
So, find the right SPF, lather up this wonder lotion to get out and get going!
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