Advantages The Great Himalayan view
Disadvantages the erratic weather, not a disadvantage...
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Mussorrie , The gateway to the Garwahl Himalayas and a favourite summer holiday spot.......one feels rejuvenated and calmed by the rich green around,..One of the oldest hill stations established by the Britishers, Mussoorie is very popular with tourists for its foggy hills and cool winds. It commands a breathtaking view of the extensive Himalayan snow ranges in the north-east and the Doon Valley in the south. Mussoorie was discovered by an adventurous military officer, Captain Young, in 1827. It has everything one expects from a typical hill station - scintillating views of the valleys below, snow-capped mountains, a Mall, a skating rink and wonderful swirling mists..
HOW TO REACH MUSSORIEBy Air -
Dehra Dun is connected to most major cities in the north of India, with trains such as the Mussoorie Express, the Bombay Doon Express, Calcutta-Howrah-Doon Express and Gorakhpur-Doon Express. The Shatabdi Express leaves New Delhi every day except Thursdays, and it is the most convenient train to take if one is travelling from Delhi..
Railway station: Dehra Dun, 34 km away, serves as the railhead for Mussoorie.
Gun Hill -
Gun Hill is the second highest point in Mussoorie and offers the best view of the valley below. The ropeway ride from the Mall to this hill (Rs 25) is sheer exhilaration. A bird's eye-view of Mussoorie town, Doon Valley and the Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri group of the Himalayas can be seen from here. One can also approach Gun Hill from a pathway, which forks off from the Mall Road near Kutchery. It takes about 20 - 30 minutes to reach the top.
The first time i went there, the entire range was covered by mist and thick dense fog, making visiblity impossible, but magically after an hours wait, it began to clear and WOw what a view! it was well worth the wait....just as quickly it began to get cloudy and misty once again, so it is better to visit Mussorie during summer months(March-May).....
The other places of interest....An ancient temple called Nag Devta Temple, about 7 kms from Mussorie , offering a lovely view....One can take a horse to the highest peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. Only about 5 km from Mussoorie, you could even take a leisurely walk up to the top. The breath-taking view from up here is worth the climb.
Camel's Back Road -
Shaped like the back of a camel, this road stretches from Kulri Bazaar near the Rink Hall to Library Bazaar at Mussorie, A sretch of 3 km ....horse ride on this road, especially at sunset, is an experience in itself.
HOTELS AND BUEST HOUSES1. Comfort Inn - in Mussorie @ $ 52 /- for a deluxe room
2.The Park Plaza Sylverton Mussorie at the Mall, Kuluri @ $160/-3 The Ashoka Continental Hotel, at The Mall, Mussorie @ $ 200/-
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