This package talks about Mussoorie - ‘Queen of the Hills’. This place is famous for the scenic view of Himalayas it offers and which makes it one of the most popular hill station destinations in Uttarakhand.
Mussoorie with its green hills, varied flora and fauna and a view of the Himalayas, is one of Uttarakhand’s most popular hill stations. Mussoorie is around 280 km drive from the capital city of Delhi. The place is also known as the gateway to the “Gangotri” and “Yamunotri” shrines.
Mussoorie is at a distance of around 210 km from Gangotri and 140 km from Yamunotri. Historically, Mussoorie was used as a convalescent centre for soldiers by the Britishers. Later, some homes were built by the local residents and the Maharajas. It was only in the year 1823, when Mussoorie got established as a hill station. The Kempty Falls, the Lal Tibba, the Jawahar Aquarium, the Bhatta Falls among others are most popular among tourists. Mussoorie gets its name from the Mussoorie plant that grows in abundance here.
Shedup Choepelling Temple located on the Happy Valley road in Mussoorie was the Dalai Lama’s first place of refuge when he fled Tibet in the year 1959.Other prominent places of attraction in Mussoorie are Camel’s Back Road, Company Garden, Cloud’s End, Soham Heritage and Art Centre, Gun Hill, George’s Everest House, Jwala Devi Temple, Mussoorie Christ Church, and Jharipani Falls.