Let’s make this summer cool-visit Mussoorie

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Uttaranchal is called Devbhumi. It is a tourist delight with a rich and vibrant heritage. The Queen of Hills, Mussoorie, the Lake District of India -Nainital, Kasauni, Pauri, Lansdowne, Ranikhet, Almora, Pithoragarh and Munsiyari are few examples of attractive tourist spots in the Himalayas. It always welcome the nature lover to visit the region and make it a memorable moment in life. This region is also a paradise for adventure sports and wildlife tourism. Here you may find the world famous Corbett National Park, the perfect home of the swifty tigers.Mussoorie: The queen of hills-Mussoorie offers a wonderful view of the Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east. It was discovered by Captain Young, an adventurous military officer in 1827. It is the base destination to approach the “Gangotri” and the “Yamunotri” shrines.Mussoorie, The ultimate in natural beauty.Where nature welcome to relax in its soothing lap. Where lush green environs envelope the city to lend it a unique grandeur. It is only 250 miles away in the north of Delhi. It is only eight hours road journey from Delhi-capital of India, is among the most popular hill stations of India. Now, it has become an ideal place to live because it has pleasant climate, scenic splendour with modern comforts. Over the years, Mussoorie has become one of the most sought after tourist spots in the country. Majestic mountains, endless greenery, all make Mussoorie and enchanting temptation, which is simply irresistible. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to settle down amidst these beautiful, spectacular surroundings, away from the hustle bustle of a mega polis. In a place that offers complete relaxation along.It is well connected by roads with Dehra Dun, Delhi, Roorkee and Saharanpur. There are some good hotels, recreation clubs and restaurants to cater to the needs of the tourist. The green hills and varied flora & fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. It has wonderful viewof extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley, Roorkee, Saharanpur and Haridwar to the south, it’s atmosphere easily attracts the tourists.
It is famous for its scenic beauty, gay social life and entertainment. The cool climate makes it an attractive holiday resort. It vibrates with gaiety and merry making during the summer season. There are no steep inclines and the more adventurous can undertake enjoyable excursions to various beauty spots in the vicinity. It has glorious views of the mighty Himalayan peaks. Kempty falls is only 11 kms. from the town attract hundreds of people every day. The Bhatta falls is yet another famous fall for scenic beauty. Dhanolati, Surkunda Devi Temple, Mussoorie Lake, municipal garaden (Company Bagh), library bazaar are also main attraction of Mussoorie.
Yet another place of interest in the town is Depot Hill, popularly known as ‘Lal Tibba’. It is the highest point in Mussoorie and beautiful Himalayan panorama is visible on all clear days from this spot. The Badrinath, Kedarnath, Bandar-poonch, Sri Kantha and Nanda Devi peaks can be seen from here. Camel’s back hill can be reached by electric trolley. The top commands a very beautiful view both of the hills as well as the valley. Accommodation in Mussoorie:
J.P.Residency Hotel, Hotel Shiva Continental, Honeymoon Inn, Hotel Brentwood, Hotel Green Castle, Hotel Hard Rock, Green n Breeze Resort, Surbee Resorts, Nand Residency, Comfort Inn Fort Resort, Country Inn Mussoorie, Park Plaza Sylverton, Nabha Palace, Hotel Padmini Nivas, Sterling Resorts etc. are some of the leading hotels. Deluxe, semi deluxe, suite/rooms are available ranging from Rs.1,500 to 7,500/-per day. Even Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd.’s tourist rest house, Youth Hostel accommodations and low budget hotels are also available right from Rs.500/- to Rs.2,500/- per day.
How to Reach: Mussoorie is 285 kms from Delhi & it’s well connected by road. Dehradun is The nearest railway station that is only thirty five Kilometers far from it. Jolly Grant is the nearest airport that is sixty kilometers away.

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