Mussoorie Overview

Name: Mussoorie

Altitude: 2,005.5 m (6,579.7 ft)

Coordinates: 30.067413°N 80.238562°E

District: Dehradun

Region: Garhwal

State: Uttarakhand

Country: India

Founded: N/A

Founder: Lt. Frederick Young of East India Company

Population: 30,118

Highest Point: Lal Tibba

Languages: Hindi, Garhwali, English

Pin Code: 248179

Telephone Code: +91-135


Mussoorie is a beautiful hill station sitauted in Dehradun Distrcit of Uttarakhand which is a Northern State of India. The Hill Station is situated at an elevation of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft) above sea level. Mussooie is also known as The Queen of the hills

History of Mussoorie

The Hill Station Mussoorie was founded by Lt. Frederick Young of East India Company. He was very impressed with the beauty of Mussoorie and then he decided to build a hunting lodge (shooting box) on the Camel's Back Road with FJ Shore, Jt. Magistrate of Doon in 1823. He was the only one who raised the first Gurkha resiment to the valley and planted first potatoes. Sometimes Mussoorie is also known as 'Mansoori' which is derived from the word 'Mansoor' a shrub which is indigenous to the area.

Nehru Family used to visit Mussoorie very frequently along with her daughter Indira Gandhi and stayed at Savoy Hotel.

Geography and Climate

Mussoorie has an average elevation of about 1,500 metres or 4,920 feet. The highest point is 'Lal Tibba', at a height of about 6,000 feet or 1,830 metres, although the name Lal Tibba is now also used to describe a lookout point, a short distance from the peak.

Mussoorie has a fairly typical subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb) for the mid-altitude Himalaya. Summers are warm and very wet, with July and August averaging approximately 660 millimetres or 25.98 inches of rain per month due to orographic lift of the extremely moist monsoonal air. The pre-monsoon seasons in April and May is warm to very warm and generally dry and clear, giving way to heavy rainfall from mid-June, while the post-monsoon season is also dry and clear but substantially cooler. In winter, rainfall is a little more frequent than in the pre-and post-monsoon seasons, and the general weather cool and partly cloudy. Mussoorie usually receives a few spells of snowfall in December, January and February, although the number of snowy days has come down in recent years due to a combination of local and global factors, such as deforestation, construction activity and global warming.


Treks in Mussoorie


Lal Tibba Trek

Badrinath is one of the Dham of Chardham Yatra which is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The devotee came here for Darshan of Badrinath. The view around Badrinath is full

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