Mussoorie "The Queen of Hills"with its green hills & varied flora & fauna, is not only a fascinating hill resort and a fabulous honeymoon spot but also one of the adventurous place . Commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalyan snow ranges to the northeast, & glittering views of the Doon Valley, Roorkee, Saharanpur & Haridwar to the South, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists. Its history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventurous military officer, explored the present site & laid the foundation of this holiday resort which now has few rivals. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life.
How to reach mussoori
There is no direct flight or train to mussoori the nearest airport and railway station is in dehradun however few cities are connected with bus service direct to mussoori.From dehradun one can reach mussoori via bus run by UTC Hill bus services to mall road (which runs from 10-6:15)or by private taxis.
Places to visit-
Lal Tibba. A scenic 5 km uphill walk from Picture Palace to the highest point in Mussoorie. Passes through Landour Bazaar.Old light house is the nice thing to see there. edit
Kempty Falls - about 15 km from Mussoorie, this now over-built spot is a popular tourist destination. Catch a taxi or a bus from the Library stand. This place is a must see place for tourists coming into Mussorie. There are 2 ways of reaching the falls. 1. By the steps provided nearby or by cable car where you have to pay Rs.80 for the ride going down as well as for coming up the falls. Keep the ticket with you when you come down because the operators will not let you in again to go back on top without the ticket. There is a man-made pool right next to the falls where kids as well as adults can play in the pool. There are many shops near the waterfalls selling swimwear for rent and several clean changing rooms for Ladies and Gents separately.
Lake Mist - on the way to Kempty falls 10kms from Mussoorie Lake Mist a nice view is available from this place.
Happy Valley - a couple kilometers from the Library end of the Mall, Happy Valley is a 5,000 strong Tibetan settlement. This is a beautiful spot for a short hike.
Dhanaulti - about 28 kms from Mussoorie, this spot is a quiet forest area converted into two Eco parks by the government. Dont miss the forest trails (one inside the Eco Park 2 and the other just outside it.
Himalayan weavers- An interesting place on the way to Dhanaulti is Himalayan Weavers which uses natural dyes to produce hand-woven shawls, stoles, scarves and throws of wool, eri silk and pashmina. They have a shop 8 KMs from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti Road.
Other places to visit are
Camel back hill
Mussoori heritage center
Jhari pani falls
Tibetan Buddhist temple
Beside these one can also buy some antique wooden handicrafts, shawl,
Scarce of eri silk and world famous pashmina.