13 April 2010

Mussoorie - The Queen of Hills

Mussoorie is a beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand Gahwal. It is approximately 25 Kms from Dehradun. Mussoorie is termed as Queen of Hills (paharon ki rani) because of its immense beauty and natural fragrances. Without doubt Mussoorie is the Honeymoon Capital of North India. Summer or winter, our eyes are gladdened by the invariable attractive couples walking hand in hand down the Mall, planning their lives together. This Queen of Hills was established by the British as a 'Rest & Recreation' station. The snowfall here, usually in the end of December and beginning of January, attracts visitors by the thousands.

Other Sites Near Mussoorie
There are so many other beautiful places to go near Mussoorie. People who come to visit this Queen of Hills do not miss the chance to view the immense beauty around Mussoorie.

Kempty Fall
15 Kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri road having an altitude of 1215 mts, it has the distinction of being the biggest and the prettiest waterfall located in this beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. A bath at the foot of the fall is refreshing and enjoyable for children and adults as well.

Located amidst thick, virgin forest of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak, it has an enchanting atmoshphere created by a long wooded slopes, relaxing outdoors, cool caressing breeze, warm and hospitable inhabitants, and a fabulous view of snow covered mountains. All this combine to make Dhanaulti as ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday. Situated on the Mussoorie - Chamba route, Dhanaulti is just 24 Kms from Chamba.

Surkanda Devi
Mountain - top Surkanda Devi temple, at an altitude of 2903 mts, and ringed by dense forest, is a sanctified spot. People from all corners throng to this shrine and the Ganga Dussehra Fair held every year between May and June attracts thousands of devotees not only from Garhwal but other parts of Northern India as well. For reaching this temple one has to walk 2 Kms from the motor road at Kaddukhal which is 22 Kms from Chamba and 7 kms from Dhanaulti.


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