Mussoorie, which better known as the Queen of the Hills, is one of the most beautiful hill stations of India situated in the northern state Uttarakhand in India. Come and explore in the natural beauty of Mussoorie, that attract tourist from all over the world throughout the year. It has blessed with the natural beauty with high peak, waterfalls, greenery view with 'Deodar' and everything, which are enough to make irresistible for the visitors. Situated in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas, Mussoorie is just 34 km from Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand.
In fact Mussoorie is the home of the famous 'Cedrus Deodar', which found here in the whole season. Situated at an altitude of about 7000 ft above sea level, Mussoorie has beautiful sceneries.
The beauty of the Doon valley and the ridgelines, which seems dotted with tall deodars and myriads of flower with rich and strange fauna adds another charm to the natural beauty of Mussoorie city.
It has been said that there was abundance of plants namely 'Mussoorie' in the entire area, which provided the name of the area as Mussoorie. Initially it was abandoned from very beginning but now Mussoorie has become the hill station with latest developments with center of education, business, and tourism but with the beauty of nature.
It has also another significance as the major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh are not far from this place.
Captain Young of the British Army was the first enchanted by the beauty of Mussoorie and he made his residence in 1820.
Mussoorie is situated 34 km from Dehradun at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills. Due to its altitude and climatic attractions it has become one of the beautiful hill stations in India and visitors visits here frequently as it provides excellent respite to people in relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains.
In the south of the Mussoorie Doon Valley and Shivalik Ranges of mountains are situated. The picturesque hill station of Mussoorie has another significance as due to its strategic location, it serves the ideal gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri, which are the most revered shrines in Northern India for the visitors.
There is another strong reason, which makes Massoorie a beautiful destination for the tourist, as geographically its position is very close proximity to the showy ranges of Himalayas. Apart from this it is open to the north and it provide a beautiful glimpse the showy peaks, which can be seen clearly.
Mussoorie has another important features which attracts tourist at it enjoys a pleasant climate through out the year.
In winter however it witnesses quite severe and the roads get blocked due to heavy snowfalls. To combat the chilly winter, tourist must be prepare in advance as it is sever with respect to other hill stations.
Even in summer season, the temperature of Mussoorie ranges between 9° and 29°C and certainly it is the pleasurable seasons when neither the summer nor the winter can be create a trouble for the visitors.
Monsoon season arrives here from June to last September when average rainfall of 177-288 cm witnesses. However the clear view of the mighty Himalayas can be witnessed during September to November, which is the suitable period(best time to visit Mussoorie) to visit here.