History, Tourist destinations, Hotels and how to reach Mussoorie, Uttarakhand


Visiting Mussoorie is like visiting heaven. Mussoorie a city of state Uttarakhand is a hill station and represents beauty of nature. In this article of yours, you are going to get information about hill station Mussoorie, its history, weather, population, Institutes of Mussoorie, places to visit in Mussoorie and hotels of Mussoorie, How to reach Mussoorie? For more information kindly read the article as below:

Mussoorie-

a beautiful place with fantastic landform all around. Mussoorie is a city which is situated in district Dehradun, Uttarakhand. This city of district Dehradun is situated at an height of 1,876metres (6,155ft) from the sea level on the foothills of Garhwal hill. This hill station of district Dehradun is about 35km from the state capital and about 290km north from New Delhi. Mussoorie is basically a hill station and sometimes known as Queen of hills. Mussoorie is having snow ranges to the north-east and Shivalik ranges, Doon Valley in the south. This city of district Dehradun is known as a "fairyland" atmosphere by the tourists. Mussoorie is also famous for Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration where officers are trained for IAS and IPS. The name Mussoorie is derived from the plants of Mussoorie i.e. Shrub "mansoor". Shrub mansoor are available in large quantity in Mussoorie. The hillstation of district Dehradun is popular among the people not only because of its beauty but also for its education and buisness.
The highest point of the city is Lal Tibba having height more than 2,290 metres (7,510ft).

History of Uttarakhand


The city Mussoorie was discovered by Captain Young. Captain Young was an military officer and loves adventures and he discovered Mussoorie in 1827. He was lured by the extra ordinarily beautiful ridge and laid the fountain of it.
In 1832, hill station Mussoorie was intended of Great Survey of India that began at the southern tip of India and was unsuccessful. The Surveyor General of India wanted to have new office in Mussoorie for Survey of India. But a compromise to have it in Degradun and it is still located there.

Population of Uttarakhand


In 2001, Mussoorie had a population of about 26,069 males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. The literacy rate of Mussoorie is 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5% : male literacy is 88% and the female literacy is 84%.
10% of population in Mussoorie is under 6 years of age.

Places to visit in Mussoorie


Mussoorie is basically a hill station and is very popular among tourists. The place to visit in Mussoorie The Mall extended from cloud's end in the west to Rockvill in the east. The Mall of Mussoorie gives the feeling of old world charm because of the presence of gardens, Tibetan school, home and National Academy of Administration. The highest peak of this city is Lal Tibba at an height of about 2,290 metres above from sea level and a fascinating place to visit. The second highest real of Mussoorie is Gun Hill, you can enjoy ropeway on this hill. Mussoorie is a gateway 86 Yamunotri and Gangotri. If you want to visit there then nearest railway station is Dehradun and nearest airport is Jolly Grant.
From 6kms away from Mussoorie, there is a beautiful fall known as Jharipani fall on Jharipani road and from 15kms from Mussoorie, you must visit Kempty falls on the way to Yamunotri at an altitude of about 4500ft. The second highest peak Gun Hill gives a bird's eye view of the town and the Doon School and from there you get a terrific view of Great Himalayan ranges.
You must visit wonderful Came's Back Rock extended from Kurli Bazaar to library point which will gives you a superb experience whether you travel on horse back, simply walk and can be reached by electric trolly. The Bhatta falls are also famous for its beauty in Mussoorie.
Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary is about 11kms from the south of library point and is an old sanctuary established in 1993 covering an area of 339 hactars. Nagtibba is about 34kms from Mussoorie and an ideal place for trekking. The municipal gardens of Mussoorie are gardens with artifically created lake and a perfect picnic spot.
Yamuna Bridge is about 27kms from Mussoorie and an ideal spot for fishing. Mussoorie is famous for its beauty, gay social life and entertainment.
Mussoorie is famous for honeymoon packages, weekend break destination.

Hotels in Mussoorie


Mussoorie has more than hundred hotels. The hotels of Mussoorie offers honeymoon packages also. Here are some of the hotels of Mussoorie and are discussed below :

5 star hotels in Mussoorie



Hotel Jaynee Residency Manor


Hotel Jaynee Residency Manor is one of the leading five star hotel in city Mussoorie and covered an area of nine acres. This hotel of Mussoorie is situated on an individual hill top.

Address:


Barlowganj, P. O. Barlowaganj
Pincode: 248122
Location: Mussoorie
Website: www.jaypeehotels.com
Phone number: 0135-2631800-812
Fax: 0135-2631022/23.

4 star hotel in Mussoorie



Shiva Continental


Hotel Shiva Continental is basically a part of Shiva group of hotels and is situated on the Mall road of Mussoorie. This hotel of Mussoorie is famous for its friendly and warm services and for traditional Indian hospitality.

Address:


Picture Palace Parking
The mall, Kulri
Mussoorie- 248179
Uttarakhand, India.

Contact Information:


Phone number:0135-2632174
Hotel Website- Shivacon@yahoo.com

Hotel Park Plaza Sylyerton


Hotel Park Plaza Sylyerton is situated at the picture palace, Mussoorie. This hotel is situated very near to the mall and the Kulri market.

Address:


The Mall, kulri
Mussoorie- 248179
Uttarakhand, India

Contact Information:


Phone number- +91 1352635528
Fax number- 91-135-2632312
Email address- ppm@sarovarhotels.com

Hotel Avalon Resorts


Hotel Avalon Resort is situated on the hunghll ranges in Mussoorie and gives you a pleasant atmosphere and keeps you away from the maddening crowds and noise of the city.

Hotel Address:


Avalon Resort, Mussoorie
Avalon Ayurveda Resort
Rockcliff estate
Gunhill road, Mussoorie
Pincode-248179
Uttarakhand, India.

3 star hotels in Mussoorie



Hotel Country Inn Mussoorie


This hotel of Mussoorie is located in the foot hills of Himalayan ranges and a door step to the Garhwal valley.

Address:


Country Inn Mussoorie Road
Kincreig, Nalapani house
Hayacoolie estate,
District-Dehradun
Pincode- 248179
Uttarakhand, India.

Hotel Green Castle


Hotel Green Castle is famous for its warm hospitality. This hotel of Mussoorie gives us a comfortable stay. This hotel of Mussoorie gives us a comfortable stay and a perfect place to relax.

Hotel Pearl


Hotel pearl is situated on the foothills of Himalayan range. This hotel of Mussoorie gives you a panaromic view of the Doon Valley and the Shiwalik ranges.

Address:


Opp. Picture Palace, Kalsia estate
Kufri, Mussoorie
Pincode- 248179
Uttarakhand, India.

Contact information:


Website link: http://thepearlhotel.in/
Email address: info@thepearlhotel.in
Phone number- 0135-2631046

3 star hotels in Mussoorie



Hotel Country Inn Mussoorie


This hotel of Mussoorie is located in the foot hills of Himalayan ranges and a door step to the Garhwal valley.

Address:


Country Inn Mussoorie Road
Kincreig, Nalapani house
Hayacoolie estate,
District-Dehradun
Pincode- 248179
Uttarakhand, India.

Hotel Green Castle


Hotel Green Castle is famous for its warm hospitality. This hotel of Mussoorie gives us a comfortable stay. This hotel of Mussoorie gives us a comfortable stay and a perfect place to relax.

Hotel Pearl


Hotel pearl is situated on the foothills of Himalayan range. This hotel of Mussoorie gives you a panaromic view of the Doon Valley and the Shiwalik ranges.

Address:


Opp. Picture Palace, Kalsia estate
Kufri, Mussoorie
Pincode- 248179
Uttarakhand, India

Contact information:


Website link: http://thepearlhotel.in/
Email address: info@thepearlhotel.in
Phone number- 0135-2631046

Heritage hotels in Mussoorie:



Kasmanda Palace hotels


Kasmanda palace hotels is a part of Welcome Heritage Hotels. The surroundings of this hotel are untouched.

Address:


The Mall Road
Mussoorie- 248179
Uttarakhand, India.

Contact Information:


Phone number: +91-(135)-2632424, 2633949
Fax number- +91-(135)-2630007
Email address: Kasmanda@vsnl.com
Reservations@Kasmandapalace.com

Padmini Nivas


Padmini Nivas is one of the oldest building in Mussoorie. Padmini Nivas was originally named Rushbrooke Estate and then passed on to Maharaja of Rajpipal. Maharaja of Rajpipal gifted this hotel to his wife, Maharani Padmini.

Address


Library, The Mall
Mussoorie
Pincode: 248179
Uttarakhand, India.

Contact information:


Website- pnivas96@yahoo.in
Phone number- 9358111498

Hotel Savoy


This hotel is one of the reputed hotel of Mussoorie and leading hotel in term of its quality of service and cuisine menu.

Address:


The Mall, Mussoorie
Pincode: 248179.

Contact Information:


Email address: savoyhotelmussoorie@yahoo.com
Website: NA
Phone number: +91(135)-2632010

Budget hotels in Mussoorie



Hotel Dunsvirk court


This hotel is situated at the Baroda estate and gives a panaromic view of the town and also of the Doon Valley. It is a pleasurable retreat for both travellers and for business.

Address:


Baroda Estate, Mussoorie
Pincode- 248179
Uttarakhand, India
Email address: hotels@hotelsinmussoorie.co.in
Phone number- +91 11 64557711
+ 91 9654-780079.

Ashoka Continental


Hotel Ashoka Continental is situated in the heart of the city and is well connected with the major area of the city. The worth mentioning point is that all the major tourist destinations or attractions are located near to this hotel.

Address:


Library, The Mall
Mussoorie
Pincode-248179
Uttarakhand, India.

Classic Heights


Hotel Classic Height is located in the city center and is away from the hustle and bustle of the town. This hotel of Mussoorie offers panaromic view of the valley and the scenic beauty of hill station.

Address:


Gandhi Chowk
Library Bazaar, Mussoorie
Pincode-248179
Uttarakhand, India.

Contact Information


Phone number- 0135- 2632514
Email address- psj1414@yahoo.co.in

Hotel Connaught Castle


Hotel Connaught Castle is situated amidst the beautiful lush greenery of the Himalayas and one of the most popular hotel in Mussoorie. This hotel of Mussoorie is surrounded by tall pine tress and stunning spectacles of lofty snow capped Himalayas. The design of Hotel Connaught Cast5e reflects a Victorian Elegance.

Address:


The Mall, Mussoorie
Pincode- 248179
Uttarakhand, India.

Contact Information:


Email address- Sudarshansharma27@yahoo.co.in
Phone number- 0135- 2632210.

Institutions in Mussoorie


Mussoorie is a place which is rich in its history and has given birth to many great institutions.
In 1959, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration has been training many officers for IAS and IPS. Most of the institutions in Mussoorie dates back more than a century.
The Waverley Convent was established in 1845 and a school especially for girls and has commemorated 150 years of distinguished experience. Some of the buildings are even destroyed because of earthquake in the early years of this century.

Weather of Mussoorie


Mussoorie is having pleasant climate around the year. If you want to visit Mussoorie for refreshment then you should visit between April to June and again September to November. It jr a cool place with greenery all around. When plains of north India experiences hot water or Loo.

Temperaturein Mussoorie


In Summer- 31.2°C (maximum);
7.2°C (minimum)
In Winter- 7.2°C (maximum);
1.1°C (minimum)

Accessibility to Mussoorie


Earlier Mussoorie was approachable by road from Saharanpur which is about 93km away from Mussoorie. But in 1990, it becomes easier to connect with Mussoorie by railway thus shortening the road trip to 34km.
At that time Mussoorie provides a welcome break to the tourists. During Monsoons, the road of Mussoorie are not in good condition so its better to avoid visiting Mussoorie during Monsoons. Same thing is applied des winter when roads are blocked due to snowfall.
Mussoorie is well connected to rest of the world by the mean of air, road, rail links.
Mussoorie by Air
Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun. From Jolly Grant airport by the mean of taxis, cabs you can reach Dehradun and from there it takes approximately 21/4 hour, about 60km. There are regular flights from Delhi to Doon Valley (Jolly Grant Airport).
Mussoorie by Road
Mussoorie is 290km away from Delhi and 35km from Dehradun. There are direct buses from Delhi to Mussoorie. You can travel by private taxis too. There are lot of buseswhich takes you from Dehradun to Mussoorie every half hour from Dehradun. Mussoorie is about 60km away means approximately 21/4 hour.
Local Transport
Taxis, cars and rickshaws are not allowed on Mussorrie Mall. You have to walk there but on but on the other parts of Mussoorie you can go through taxis and cars.


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