At 2000 meters, one of the finest hill station and all time favorite for tourists is Mussourie, in Garhwal. Lush green wavy hills and the view of Bandar Punch range are the beauty of Mussourie. You can see the range of Bandar Punch, Gangotri, Swargarohini beautifully from the Gun Hill, if the weather is clear. To reach the Gun Hill avail the ropeway from the Kachari point at Mall road. Presently ticket per head per ride is @ INR 50. From the Gun hill the bird's eye view of the Mussourie town is excellent.
The most attractive place at Mussourie perhaps The Kempty falls, 12 km from the town. Reach at the base of the falls, float in small colorful boats, take a refreshing bath – it's a great experience. 9 km from here is Jharipani falls, another beautiful water fall to see. Nagtibba, a temple of Nag Devi is 6 km from Mussourie at Kart Mackenji Road. To reach Surkanada Devi temple you have to walk 2 km after a 20 km drive from the town.
3 km long camel's back road, is a romantic serpentine road in the shades of pine. Leisurely walk along this road alone, or with someone special will remain in your memory forever.
Binog Mountain Quail Sanctuary is comparatively new addition is 11 km from Mussourie. This sanctuary is rich in both flora and fauna. Both Herbivores and Carnivores are found in this area, viz Himalayan Goat (GHURUL), Panther,and Himal- ayan Bear. Ghurul is the flag- ship species of the area. This is the only area.in U.P. where endangered bird Himalayan Bater (The Mountain Quail) was seen long back. This sanctuary is specially made to protect the endangered Mountain Quail from extinction. You can also see Cloud's end and Lal Tibba here.
How to reach Mussourie:
From Delhi to Dehradun, Air Deccan has their daily service.
Dehradun is well connected by road and railways from all over India.
From Dehradun Government busses frequently run and reach Mussourie in one hour. From Haridwar in 3 hours you can reach Mussourie by bus or car. There is regular direct bus service from Delhi to Mussourie.
Where to stay at Mussourie (Hotels):
STD code of Mussourie: +91 135
- GMVN Tourist Rest House Garhwal Terrace Ph: 2632682/83 DB @INR 800 – 1200
- Hotel Hill Queen Ph: 2632238
- Hotel Raj Ph: 2632334
- Hotel Jeet Ph: 2631131
- Hotel Savoy Ph: 2632010
- Hotel Peakview Ph: 2632052
- Hotel Shipra Ph: 2632662
- Hotel Great Value Ph: 26331442
- Hotel Green Castle Ph: 2632657
There are plenty of hotels other than these, choose according to your budget and choice.