Mussoorie

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Mussoorie

Mussoorie (Garhwali/Hindi: Masūrī) is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is about 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km (180 mi) north of the national capital of New Delhi. The hill station is in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of 'greater Mussoorie', as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani. The pin code for Mussoorie is 248179.

Mussoorie is at an average altitude of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft). To the northeast are the Himalayan snow ranges, and to the south, the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges. The second highest point is the original Lal Tibba in Landour, with a height of over 2,275 metres (7,464 ft). Mussoorie is popularly known as The Queen of the Hills.

MUSSOORIE WEATHER

Best season to visit April-July and September-March. In Oct-November weather is cool and enjoyable. The weather is generally cool at day and night.

Best Buys Wooden Articles, Toys, Kullu and Kinnauri Shawls, Caps, Tibetan Carpets and other handicraft articles.

Temperature Between 1 C in winters and 30 C in summer, through-out the year.

Climate It is situated in Western Himalayas in the range of 6,401 meters above sea level. The climate of district is pleasant around the year except in plains where temperature may raise up to 40° C in the month of May/June. Monsoon sets in the first week of July and continues till mid September.

Best Activities Trekking, Sky Walk Dhanaulti, Adventure Activities

Best season to visit April-July and September-March

Clothing Light Woollens/Heavy Woollens

Location In the north Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Altitude The elevation above the sea level of Mussoorie is 2006 meters.

Population 30,118 (2011)

STD Code 0135

Languages Hindi, Himachali, Garhwali, English

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