Mussorie (Uttarakhand)

Termed as 'Roof of Dehradun' and 'Queen of Hills', Mussoorie creates sensations of a world of joy. This hill station was established in 1820 by an English captain named Young. Because of abundance of Mansoor flowers, this place was named Mussoorie. Snow capped peaks of Himalayas in the north-east and Doon valley in the south adds picturesque beauty to the place.

Camel's Back, the 3 kms long hilly road to library, provides joy of walking. From here, the mountain appears to be camel shaped.

Gunhill is the place from where valley of Mussoorie can be viewed. During British times, the gun used to be fired from this hill at precisely 12 O'clock to denote the time. Reaching Gunhill by a 400m high rope-way is a thrilling experience.

Lal Tibba is the highest peak of Mussoorie. The fascinating snow-capped peaks of Badrinath, Kedarnath and Banderpoonchh can be viewed through a telescope from here.

Kampty Falls is the main tourist attraction of Mussoorie. The rippling waters of Kampty Falls, falling from hundreds of feet above, creates such a marvellous scene which makes the tourists spell bound. It is located on Chakrata- Barkot route.

Mussoorie Lake is the gateway to Dehradun and located on Mussoorie -Dehradun route. Boating facility is also available in this beautiful lake.



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