Mussorie gets its name from a locally growing shrub called Mansoor’ which grows prolifically over here. The town boasts of its scenic beauty, especially from atop Gun Hill from where one can get a fabulous view of the town, the famous Doon School and the fantastic Shivalik range. During the British Raj, this town was infamous for its racist signs like “Indians and dogs not allowed” for which even Jawaharlal Nehru and his family including Indira Gandhi had to pay the fine while staying at the Savoy Hotel. Today this town is famous for the training center, wherein Indian Administrative Services and Indian Police Service are honed in their skills. Mussoorie lies at an average height of 6,170 feet, with the highest point being Lal Tibba at 7500 feet, where one can get a grand view from an old telescope stationed in a 20metre tall tower on the edge of a cliff. Mussoorie is also known as the pilgrim’s gateway Yamunotri and Gangotri. Dehra Dun is the closest town, at just some 34 kilometres distance.
Best time to visit: April to June, September -November
Temp:Summer: 10 to 30oC. Winter: minus 1 to + 100 C, downpours in July to September, snowfall in deep winter
Distance from Delhi: 269 km
Modes of Transportation:
1. By Road:7 hours by car,
2. By Air: Jolly Green Airport and then half hour by road(39km)
|Studio (per couple)||Rs.14,555*|
|Club Suite (per couple)||Rs.16,555*|
|Executive Club Suite (per couple)||Rs.18,999*|
|Royal Club Suite (for 2 couples)||Rs.27,555*|
|Extra Child Between 6-12 Years||Rs.2,500|
These Rates are Valid from 15th April to 15th July 2011. Except Long Weekends, New Years and Festive Period.