Mussorie: a romantic hill station of Uttrakhand
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Mussoorie is one of the most popular romantic hill stations in Uttrakhand, which is known for its natural beauty. This is the reason why Mussoorie, situated between the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, is also known as the “Queen of Hills”.
Mussoorie is situated at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level and is 35 km from the capital Dehradun. The natural beauty of Mussoorie makes it a very popular place for a honeymoon. If you want to enjoy the beautiful views of the lush green slopes with the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas then visiting Mussoorie is the best option. One can guess the architecture of the British period by looking at the British remains scattered here.
Mussoorie is famous for providing amazing views of the Shivalik Mountains and the Doon Valley. It is also known as the gateway to the religious centers of Yamunotri and Gangotri.
The main attraction of Mussoorie is the ropeway of Gun Hill. Gun Hill is the second highest peak of Mussoorie and tourists can take advantage of the cable car ropeway ride up to Gun Hill, which offers a panoramic view of the entire city as well as the surrounding Himalayan mountains.
Mussoorie is also famous for adventure sports. The adrenaline-pumping activities such as skywalk, zip swing, and zip line, rappelling, skiing, and paragliding take place at the Mussoorie Adventure Park.
River rafting is also a very popular tourist activity in Mussoorie, where you can travel through challenging rapids along the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers.
Located between the Dehradun-Mussoorie roads, Kempty Falls is a beautiful waterfall that falls to the ground from a height of 40 feet. Surrounded by high mountain rocks, the Kempty Falls is located at an elevation of about 4500 feet above sea level. One of the most famous waterfalls of Uttarakhand, the Kempty Falls offers a panoramic view as the waterfalls from the mountains.
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is interesting for those who like bird watching and wildlife. Old cedar trees and many medicinal plants growing in abundance along with cedar trees will bring great joy to the heart of a nature lover. Also, it would be a good experience to see the White Capped Water Redstart and Red Build Blue Magpie, Panther, Leopard, Deer, Bear, and Himalayan Goats.
Company Garden is a popular tourist attraction in the hill town of Mussoorie. Amidst the high Himalayas, it is a patch of green color created by the Garden Welfare Association of Mussoorie. The garden has a pond for boating with man-made springs which is a beautiful sight to behold.
The best time to visit Mussoorie is during summers, as it offers relaxation from the scorching summer heat. The months of April, May, and June witness the peak season owing to the pleasant climate while those looking forward to seeing snowfall should visit Mussoorie during winters.