35 km from Dehradun is Mussoorie, a fascinating hill station commanding a wonderful view of the extensive Himalayan range to the north-east and Doon Valley to the south. Mussoorie called as the "Queen Of Hills", is one of the most popular summer destinations of the northern hills.
Mussoorie was discovered by Captain Young, an adventurous military officer in 1827. He was lured by the extraordinary beautiful ridge and laid its foundation.
Situated on the extreme western region of Mussoorie town, this temple is dedicated to Lord Balbhadra, brother of Shri Krishna. About 15 km from Mussoorie, Bhadraj offers a commanding view of the Doon Valley and Chakrata ranges.
Situated at an elevation of 3,030 m above sea level near village Kaddukhal, the temple of Surkanda Devi is about 40 km from Mussoorie and 8 km from Dhanolti. Visitors can go up to Kaddu Khal (Devas-thali) by bus or by car from where the temple is about 2 km on foot.
9 km to the west of Mussoorie and at an altitude of 2104 m is the Jwalaji temple. It is situated on the top of the Benog Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga in it. The temple is surrounded by the forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna valley.
This ancient temple, situated on Cart Road is about 6 km from Mussoorie.
20 km from Mussoorie on Dehradun road. A famous temple of Lord Shiva, is an ideal spot, on the road to Dehradun. It is located in the modest of Hill Valley.
|Area :||75 sq km.|
|Altitude :||2005 m.|
|Air :||The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 24 km from Dehradun city.|
|Rail :||Nearest railway station is at Dehradun, 34 km. Taxis and buses are available outside the railway station for transit to Mussoorie, there is a Musoorie bus stand near the station.|
|Road :||Mussoorie is connected to other parts of India with a wide network of road route.|
|Local : Transport Services||Cycle-rickshaws and taxis.|
The resort is surrounded by thick deodar forests and is ideally suited for foreigners and honeymooners. The bungalow built in 1838 by a British major was one of the first four buildings of Mussoorie, has now been converted into a hotel. The place provides peace and calm and is full of flora and fauna.