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Mussoorie – Queen of the hills


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Mussoorie is known as ‘Queen of the Hills” for a reason. The town was established in 1820 in the Himalayan foothills by British Army and it has retained its old colonial charm since then. Its name is derived from the berry-covered Mansur shrub found in abundance around this trekker-friendly area. Vestiges of its colonial past are still reflected in the cuisine and architecture.

Thousands of tourists from all around the world visit Mussoorie every year seeking solace in its deep woods, awesome climate and those famous Doon valley views. It is also called a loner’s wonderland.

The glittering hill station of Mussoorie has always been the favourite of many. A lot of romantic couples chose Mussoorie for a quite stay away from the hustle and bustle of city life and create memories for a lifetime.

There is plenty you could while in the town – for stunning natural sights, head to Gun Hill or Childer’s Lodge, the two highest peaks, or the famous Kempty waterfall.

There is something or the other for everyone. Mussoorie is also a home to some of the most prestigious educational institutions of India, stately hotels, cozy cafes, old taverns, estates, churches, buildings, offices, bustling markets and tourist spots. Mussoorie is one the top hill stations in India, famous for a weekend getaway, honeymoon destinations, Himalayan views and Mall Road.

Many famous personalities have made this town their permanent place to stay. Some of them include Ruskin Bond, Bill Aitken and Victor Banerjee

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