Mussoorie, also popularly known as ‘The Queen of the Hills’, exhibits a breathtakingly gorgeous view of nature amidst the great Himalayan range in all its glory almost casting a spell of awe and bewilderment. Mussoorie is a long, narrow stretch of horseshoe-shaped ridge on a hill, about 15km long, overlooking the Doon Valley to the south.
Located in the picturesque valleys of Dehradun district in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie stands at an average elevation of over 6500 feet. Mussoorie,a modern day bliss, derives its name from an indigenous shrub Mansur, which is found in abundance across the deep and rich forests. When the clouds clear up in the presence of the rising sun, Mussoorie treats you with an enchanting view of the distant snow capped Himalayan peaks and a soothingly green Doon valley, a balm for city-sore eyes.
Mussourie is an ancient yet popular hill station that dates ages back to colonial India. It was founded by the then British government in the early 18th century which later culminated into one of the most popular holiday retreats in India. Mussoorie still bears a colonial flavour in its buildings, architectures, churches, libraries, hotels and palatial summer houses which is one of its strongest attractions and alongwith the overwhelming beauty of the surrounding hills a trip to Mussoorie is one of those classic charming and unforgettable hill station experiences.
A perfect place for climbers, trekkers and sports lover, the mountains of this hilly town are the actual cause for it. The Ropeway is another attraction of Mussoorie that runs to Gun Hill. The ropeway journey offers you a delightful view of the Himalayan Mountains and its surroundings.