Visiting Mussoorie in Uttarakhand
Mussoorie is one of the most beautiful and majestic city situated in hilly state Uttarakhand of India. Most of the visitors to India chooses Mussoorie as their tourist destination. Mussoorie experiences lacs of tourists from all over the world every year. In this article I am going to explain every thing which you will require whenever you will plan to visit Mussoorie.
Very basic information about Mussoorie
God has provided all i ts beauty and magic to Mussoorie. Along with tourist spots, Mussoorie also possesses a very rich and organized history. Mussoorie is situated in Dehradun District of Uttarakhand which is also the capital city of Uttarakhand. Mussoorie is situated just about 34 km away from Dehradun. Mussoorie is situated in the panoramic foothills of the Great Garhwal Himalayan ranges. Due to some very well known hills in Mussoorie, Mussoorie gets the name Queen of the Hills. Mussoorie is situated at an average altitude of 1,880 metres above sea level. Highest visiting spot in Mussoorie is Lal
Tibba, which is situated at an altitude of about 2,290 metres above sea level.
History of Mussoorie
As discussed above Mussoorie is very rich in its history. So here we go, Mussoorie was established in year 1832 with an aim to provide relaxation and comfort to human beings from this crowedy world. Within a very short time Mussoorie becomes self sufficient and it have population of about 15,000 in year 1901. Name of Mussorie is derived from the word 'mansoor' which literaly means, a shrub which is indigenous to the area. Mussorie was the favourite tourist spot of many great Indian politicians like- Pd. Jawahar Lal Nehru who spents his very much time in Mussoorie. So we can pay that Mussoorie is the little heaven in India and world.
How to visit Mussoorie
By Air- Mussoorie is very easily accessed by means of airplanes. Nearest airport to Mussoorie is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun which is situated at a distance of about 24 km from Mussoorie. Jolly Grant Airport is one of the biggest airport in India and is connected by regular flights to all over India. You can easily reach Mussoorie from airport by means of private taxis and buses.
By Rail- Nearest railway station to Mussoorie is situated in capital city i.e. Dehradun of Uttarakhand and this railway platform is situated at a distance of about 34 km from
Mussoorie. This railway station is connected to all the major parts of India by regular trains and Mussoorie is also very easily reached from Dehradun railway station by private taxis and buses.
By Road- Mussoorie is connected to all the very major parts of India through motorable and very well maintained roads. Capital city of India i.e. Delhi is situated at just a distance of 269 km from Mussoorie.