Get overwhelmed while walking above the clouds, get gung ho while strolling down steep walks or have an encounter with ghosts of Raj era while visiting some churches and monuments; Shashi Shekhar Singh takes you on an enthralling odysseys and reveals secrets of Queen of the Hills - Mussorrie.
Master the art of doing nothing
In Mussoorie weather can change even before you know, sky swathed in clouds, numerous walks to give you the luxury of walking solo with your dear ones and a surrounding that is mist clad and foggy, the hill station called Mussoorie can't be explained with one simple adjective. To give company the vagaries of nature there are Raj era buildings that make this place more mysterious than you think. The queen of hill stations Mussoorie unveils fresh as a beauty that has no wear and tear of times and in true sense it can be called timeless.
Some destinations are termed as honeymooner's paradise, some for family vacations but Mussoorie can claim to have something for everyone. Its beauty, serenity, liveliness, vivacity…make it a destinations that even people with contrasting interest and likes cannot resist.
The place that Ruskin Bond calls his home and has been mentioned a number of times in his writings well deserves the praise it has got from the visitors.
Apart from its cool weather during summers that offers a pleasant escape from the scorching hit of the plains, the place has an aura that compels people to fall in love with. And it is well proved with the great tourist arrival even during winters at the time of snowfall. It is hard to determine whether people brave this adversity of climate or love this. It is only possible in love when people starts loving everything related to particular destinations.
On arrival in Mussoorie, the tourists might think that this hill station is custom made for family vacations only as it has everything to give a much desire break that too in its idle set up.
One interesting fact about Mussoorie it that the 300 hotels of this small town in the state of Uttarakhand remain filled to capacity during the months of May to July. But the prices fall with arrival of winter months. Even then thousands of tourists keep thronging to this twin that covers itself with a thick blanket of snow. Obviously, the winter are not good for the family holiday vacations in Mussoorie but these are really a feast to the souls that love adventure and wait for the winter months to come.
Those who are not adventurous can also the Queen of Hills as it is a good destination for families. On any day in the season you can see a large number of families walking leisurely at the Mall leaving their homes in plains behind. The destination is also a hit-it-off with the foreign tourists who keep thronging on their trip to Mussoorie. This destination hung in clouds has everything you need for a family vacation. On your trip to Mussoorie that all the requirements a leisure stay are met. This hill station has perfected the art of hospitality in its own ways. Not only the adults but the children too, enjoy their trip to this beautiful town in the hills.
Musssoorie tourism amazes everyone with its superb views. Stand at any place in the hills and you can see the lush greenery beneath. If the sky is clear you can see the beautiful Doon valley from above. In some days the looks of Himalayas also becomes common. There are a large number of walks where you can.
How to make most of your Mussoorie family vacation:
First of all we want to make you clear that holiday is not visiting tourist destinations as it is your task to perform. Rather, the holidays are meant for enjoying the pleasure of doing nothing. Sit idle in the hotels room and put your cellphone switched off and do not allow the world outside to interfere. It is perfect break from the hustle and bustle of city life so do not spoil it with being on the phone call 24×7.
Step outside the room soak you in leisure
But if you are someone who wants to enjoy the outside world there are so many things to do. This small hill station has number places of tourist interest where you can go to visit. And if you are someone with a sweet tooth you may visit the Mall and savor some drool inducing sweets.
Tourist attractions in and around Mussoorie
Lal Tibba (Depot Hill), Camel's Back Point / Camel's Back, Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Municipal Gardens, Jharipani Falls and Bhatta Falls, Jwalaji Temple and Mussoorie Lake are some of the major tourist attractions around Mussoorie that you can go for a visit.
There are a large number of hotels in Mussoorie where you can stay during your visit. Some reputed hotel chains also have their presence in Mussoorie. The town is also well equipped with some good dining options that can make family vacations in Mussoorie enjoying.