Mussourie never turned out to be the official summer capital though, but an idyllic stoll through the valley alone can make you believe that it is the honeymoon capital of India. The air of congeniality, the affair of the heart, the serene eternal love will keep you spellbound all through.
• Better known as: “Queen of hills”
• State embracing the queen: Uttarakhand
• Distance from the capital: Around 290 kms
• Climate Conditions:
Summers (April to June):- Max temp 30ºC Min temp 10ºC
Winters (Late October to Mid February):- Max temp 10ºC Min temp 1ºC
Monsoons (July to September):- Roads become unsafe for driving and
trekking also becomes dangerous.
As the spring approaches in end September, scenic beauty is at its pinnacle. Snow clad peaks can be enjoyed from end of December to mid February.
• USP Factor: Rich, diverse green hills, assorted flora and fauna, mesmerizing scenic beauty, snow cladded serenity, handshaking and hugging clouds, “fairyland” aura
• Things to pack:
(1)Identity card to avoid fuss
(2)Holiday documentation or travel itinerary
(5)Sunglasses, umbrella (If visiting in monsoons)
Mussourie does a complete justice to be the queen of hills. It derived its name from the shrub named Mansoor which is available in plenty in the region. If you are an admirer of picturesque beauty, Mussourie offers its heart to you.
Hold on, give your anxiety a brief pause and toddle down the enchanting lanes of the town.
PLACES TO VISIT
CAMEL’S BACK ROAD
As the name suggests, the road is a topsy-turvy ride in the shape of a camel’s hump. A cemetery is located midway in the loop. Hotels are also located on this alluring line.
It is the second highest point of Mussourie, after Lal Tibba. It is accessible by an amusing ride of cable car on the mall road. A cannon was used to onset the mark of midday here, for many years and hence, the name.
Magnificent waterfall, at an altitude of around 40 ft. bathing and boating facility is also at one’s disposal. A refreshing and rejuvenating experience is promised.
An all-in-one, one stop destination for souvenir shoppers, street food lovers, stroll delighters. Don’t miss the moment of looking down from the verge of road for pearl-like shimmering lights. The oldest Christian church, St. Mary’s, is situated near Mall road.
Located around 24 km from Mussourie, Dhanolti offers the delight of adventure sports for tourists. Memory Sapling plantation is yet another notion which allows visitors to plant a sapling in memory of their beloved.
Mussourie also rests with the first Tibetan temple which was built in India. India’s largest roller skating rink is also the Mussourie bonanza. Nagtibba is the ideal spot for trekking.
So, come LET US GO TO explore Mussourie to adore this lovely and lively spree!