Mussoorie – Queen of Mountains
Mussoorie is a popular hill station in the Dehradun district of the Uttarakhand state in India. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas at an altitude of 2000 m. This is a very well known hill station. It has been accorded the title of the ‘queen of hills’ for its stupendous beauty. The scenic beauty of the place drags tourists from different parts of India. This hill station was discovered by an army officer in 1827 whose name was Young.
Mussoorie was never the official summer capital like Shimla had been back in the days. Even after the passage of the colonial rule, it could never gain an important distinction like Nainital or Shimla. But Mussoorie always has an allure attached to it. Unofficially, though, Mussoorie has been capable of capturing the imagination of many people. This place gained significance as a popular holiday destination as late as the first half of the 20th century. Since then, Mussoorie never had to look back. Year after year tourists of all kinds visit this beautiful destination amongst hills.
Places to visit
Kempty Falls- The name of Kempty Falls is taken from the expressions “camp and tea” inferring the detailed casual get-togethers that were once sorted out here in nights, in the long run, prompting a limited name Kempty. Offering a staggering perspective on water stream falling down from an extraordinary stature, it partitions into five channels.
Lal Tibba– Situated at an altitude of 7500 feet (2286 meters) above sea level, Lal Tibba the Landour ridge is the highest point in Mussoorie. This also remains the most secluded and beautiful area of the town, with spectacular views of the snow-clad greater Himalayas, dense deodar forest, and peaceful slopes.
George Everest– The Highest peak in the world – Mt. Everest, many might wonder how only this peak has been named in English while the names of the other peaks are of Indian origin like the Kanchenjunga, Badrinath others, the reason is quite simple. Sir George Everest had owned a Mussoorie, which was built in the year 1832 and the house today is known as the George Everest House and Laboratory or the Park House. There are a few plans of turning this place into a museum by the government.
Nag Tibba Trek: Bother Tibba trek begins upper east of Mussoorie, at the lower regions of the Garhwal Himalayan reaches, Also referred to as the Serpent’s Peak, Nag Tibba is the most noteworthy pinnacle of the Nagtibba extend with a height of 9915m and is said to fill in as a home to Nag Devta.
This is a trek that will be a treasured memory for life for both adrenalin-chasing experience buffs just as the more quiet nature-adoring trekkers.
Camel’s Back End- Situated in the core of Mussoorie, the Camel’s Back Road is one of the most famous attractions of this breathtaking hill station.
Camel’s Back Road was built in 1845 to give a mobile track an amazing perspective on the Himalayas. The street is perfect for a walk as one can get astounding views of the valley and the mountains from here. Camel’s Back Road is likewise an incredible dusk point.