Located just about 30 kilometres from Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is a pleasant hill station, famous to be the place of residence of Ruskin Bond. Further from Mussoorie is Landour, a small settlement from the British era which now includes a cantonment. Fondly known as the “Queen of the Hills”, Mussoorie sits at a height of 2,005 meters above sea level in the Himalayan foothills. The Himalayan ranges, as well as the Shiwalik ranges, are visible from Mussoorie and the highest peak in this region is Lal Tibba located at 2,275 meters above sea level.
The climate in Mussoorie is pleasant throughout the year, with warm summers and snowy winters, making it the perfect getaway destination for most people seeking a vacation in the hills. From a vibrant market, cosy cafes and several viewpoints and forest hikes around, activities in Mussoories are aplenty. There are a number of waterfalls around Mussoorie including the famous Kempty Falls which are top on the to-do list in Mussoorie. Adventure sports in Mussoorie are also up and coming with activities like rock climbing, hiking, river rafting and rappelling booming up for the tourists. Other Mussoorie adventure sports include trekking, camping, wildlife safaris, mountain biking, paragliding, ziplining etc. The presence of a few lakes around the region also makes for a good opportunity to indulge in boating and fishing.
So whether its laid-back tourists or adventurous travellers, this quaint little town has something in store for everyone. From children to the youth to the aged, the joys of Mussoorie can be experienced by all age groups alike!