64.25 sq km
Sumer: 29.6 - 7.2 C
Winter:07 - 01 C
177- 280 cm (from mid-July to mid-September)
April to July and September to November
Uttaranchal Tourism Tourist Assistance Centre,
Tel: 0135 0135 2632863.
The Mall, Mussoorie,
Tel: 0135 2631281,
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd;
103, Inder Prakash Bldg. 21, Barakhamba Road.
New Delhi Tel: 011 23350481, 23326620
Uttarakhand Tourism, Janpath Hotel,
Tel: 011 23364177,23746431-33
Mussoorie, known as the Queen of the Hills, famous for its scenic beauty, is a fascinating hill resort. It commands a wonderful view of the extensive Himalayan snow ranges in the north-west and glittering views of the Doon Valley, Roorkee, Saharanpur and Haridwar in the South. Mussoorie was discovered by Captain Young, an adventurous military officer in 1827, who was lured by the extraordinarily beautiful ridge and laid its foundation. The town retains much of its colonial charm and is well worth a visit for its beautiful scenery and lovely walks.