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Mussoorie is a popular hill station in the Garhwal Himalayas. Due to its panoramic views and its proximity to Delhi, Mussoorie has been a favourite weekend destination for visitors from the nearby plains since the time of the Raj.
Mussoorie is situated on a ridge dominated by majestic Himalyan Deodars. The wood has been used in construction of many of the landmark colonial buildings scattered around the town. A short trek to the Lal Tibba provides a magnificent view of the clusters of these majestic trees on the nearby mountains and the dazzling Garhwal peaks on a clear day.
During the reign of the Gurkhas in the area, Mussoorie used to be just another Himalayan village, popular with the grazers for the “Mansur” shrubs which gave the town  its name. When the British forces took over Garhwal from the Gurkhas in 1814, it quickly became a popular summer haven for the British officers escaping from the oppressive heat of the plains. The colonial touch is still visible all over.
Due to its proximity to Delhi and its beautiful and enthralling peaks, landscapes, pine scented mountain fresh air, Mussoorie is generally crowded with tourists during the holidays. Visiting during these times it would be difficult to discover the hidden beauty of the place.
The best time to visit is September and October-November, when the real Mussoorie emerges from the veil of fog and mist to enthrall the visitor. Bereft of the noise and crowds on the mall the hill station takes a step back into its past, reducing the nail marks of present times.
Mussoorie extends along a ridge. The Mall runs for 2km between Gandhi Chowk and Kulri Bazaar; the so called Camel’s Back Road that goes along the backside of the mountains and connects to the two ends of The Mall begins near the library. The old world colonial touch can still be found on the mall which is decorated with black ornamental light posts and benches overlooking the Doon valley; here  one can rest and savour the views while submerging oneself in the serenity.
Another scenic road passes through the woods from the library to Cloud End and on into Binog Wild Life sanctuary, a bird watcher’s haunt.
Crossing Sisters Bazaar, a remnant of the sisters at the sanatorium for British troupes, is the picturesque ‘Char Dukaan’ or ‘Four Shops’ in the Landour cantonment area. Landour greets visitors with flowers blooming on the hill slopes and delightful silence. This peaceful and silent cantonment area is just a 10 minutes drive from the Mall area of Mussoorie. 
Camel's Back Road
The view resembles a sitting camel and is one of the main sightseeing spots in Mussoorie. A superb place to view the sunset.
Children's Lodge
The majestic view of the Himalayas from a powerful telescope is an exciting experience.
Company Bagh
A popular picnic spot, Company Bagh is located 2km from Library Bazaar. This place is famous for its beautifully maintained gardens and artificial lake where the traveller can enjoy boat rides.
Lal Tibba
Located near Landour, it is the highest point in town and offers great views of Mussoorie’s picturesque landscape. British architecture clearly dominates the area and has an old world charm of its own. On a clear sunny day the peaks of Badrinath and Kedarnath can be seen from here.
Christ Church
Built around 1836, the church has withstood the vagaries of nature and still looks attractive. With stained glass windows and an impressive raised ceremonial structure depicting the crucifixion of Christ.
This peaceful and silent cantonment area is just a 10 minutes drive from The Mall area of Mussoorie. This was mainly built as a sanatorium for the military as the place is at an altitude of 1500 ft above Mussoorie creating a soothing climate resulting in recovery from stress or disease. The Clock Tower demarcates the area between Mussoorie and Landour. Landour gives excellent view of the surrounding Himalayan range.
Benog Mountain Quail Sanctuary
Benog Mountain Quail Sanctuary was established in 1993. It should certainly be on every nature lovers ‘to do’ list when visiting the area. The sanctuary houses, amongst others, almost extinct bird species like Mountain Quail.
Mussoorie offers a wide range of wooden items and decorative pieces.  Picking up warm clothes from the Tibetan market is also worthwhile.
Himalayan Weavers:
Located 8 km from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie Dhanaulti Road, you can find Himalayan Weavers popular for hand woven shawls, stoles and scarves.  Their focus is on using and promoting natural and environmentally friendly dyes, thus providing a market for craft products.
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Season Min. Temp. Max. Temp.
Summer 12 °C 25 °C
Winter -2 °C 15 °C
Summer months are pleasant with average maximum temperature around 25°C and average minimum temperature around 12°C. Best time to visit are March - June and October - November.

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