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Essential Information of Mussoorie

Anyone with the slightest information on Mussoorie describes it as a serene spectacle of nature dominated by the snow covered Himalayas on one side and cottony white clouds hanging low over its verdant peaks. The most basic Mussoorie facts convey that this hill station, tucked away in a pristine corner of Uttarakhand, is popularly known as the Queen of Hills in India! Though it’s a delightful holiday destination, one should keep in mind all the necessary information of Mussoorie before embarking on a trip here.

The stunning views of Doon Valley and Shivalik ranges from Mussoorie leave everyone spellbound. Situated at an altitude of 6,500 ft above sea level (2,000 m), the place has an abundance of flora and fauna which fill the atmosphere with refreshing energy far from the dusty and crowded metropolitan cities. Commuting options to and fro Mussoorie form a major part of the Mussoorie tourist information. The nearest airport to Mussoorie is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun situated 54 kilometers away and it provides connectivity from New Delhi and all major airports pan India.

When planning a trip to Mussoorie, one also needs to look up things pertaining to best time to visit, places to see, things to do, accommodation options, places to eat at, and general rules and regulations that may have been set down for people visiting the destination. All of this constitutes an essential part of Mussoorie travel information and have to be taken into account before booking any Mussoorie trip. These Mussoorie facts help tourists a lot during their trip, especially while looking for the best places to stay at and economical modes of transport, both inter-city and local. In facts, these delightful tips and facts about Mussoorie serve as a magnet for all tourists and draw them to this hill town.

STAY IN MUSSOORIE

The information of Mussoorie suggests that the best time to visit Mussoorie is during the summers to gain respite from the burning heat of the sun and enjoy the scenic beauty. Most places of interest in Mussoorie can be visited during this time. All these places of interest can be located using a tourist map of Mussoorie. The weather of Mussoorie remains the best during the months of March to June.

The climate of Mussoorie is pleasant and tourists can spend their whole day in activities like trekking, rock climbing, and even river rafting. This is the best time to for travelers to surround themselves with the impeccable aura of the relaxing, cool atmosphere. The weather of Mussoorie perfectly assists the complete scenic beauty and range of fun filled activities. Before embarking on a trip, tourists need to keep handy a Mussoorie tourist map with distance to be able to visit all locations on their adventurous spree. Mussoorie tourist map also provides information regarding the climate of Mussoorie throughout the year.

Tourists can avail a multitude of staying options including a variety of hotels fitting to different budgets on their stay at Mussoorie. Some Mussoorie tourist maps (essentially Google maps) can also help identify areas with the best staying options for the tourists.

FOOD IN MUSSOORIE

Mussoorie food essentially constitutes a variety of delectable cuisines and local delicacies to tickle the taste buds of its tourists. Though totally amazing, one must look up the type of food available here while browsing information of Mussoorie, especially vegetarians. The food here reflects the authentic Garhwali style with many finger-licking delicacies to relish other than local dishes. The food in Mussoorie includes Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, Thai, Moroccan, Italian, Goan and global cuisines. One would definitely love to try the cakes, muffins and freshly brewed coffee in the many cafes here, or puff a few clouds of smoke in the hookah bars.

The Tibetan food is said to be the most mouth-watering and popular food of Mussoorie. Don’t miss out on the delicious momos on your trip there. The special food of Mussoorie includes Bhaang Ki Khatai, Kappa (a green curry), Sisunak Saag (a dish prepared with green leafy vegetables and many local spices), Aloo ke Gutke (a Kumaoni potato dish), Rus (a preparation of many dals), and a lot more. All the Mussoorie famous cuisines can be tasted at any of the local restaurants. Tourists get a variety of food to eat in Mussoorie to make their trip all the more enjoyable.

LANGUAGES AND FESTIVALS IN MUSSOORIE

The local languages of Mussoorie are Garhwali, Hindi, Kumaon, and Punjabi. Since it is a popular tourist destination, people even speak and understand English here. There also are many other dialects spoken here depending upon the people residing in different regions. Though being able to interact in the local language of Mussoorie gives one an edge over other tourists, it is not a boundation for communication as most natives are well versed in Hindi and English.

Mussoorie also hosts a number of vibrant festivals. Mussoorie festivals are celebrated throughout the year with grandeur and pomp. The important festivals of Mussoorie include Uttarani or Kale Kaua, Basant Panchami, Samvastar Pareva, Phooldeli, Bikhauti, Hariyala, Gheeya Sankranti or Olgia, the Bhadraj Fair, Shravan Mela, Kunjapuri Mela, Nanda Devi Mela, Hatkalika Mela, Surkhanda Devi Mela, Mata Murti Ka Mela, Tapkeshwar Fair, and a lot more. Tourists can pick their travel duration around any of these Mussoorie festivals in order to be a part of the mind blowing culture and traditions of the local people here.

Festivals of Mussoorie convey a great deal about the religious nature of the local people and are generally associated with the Hindu Gods. People in large numbers participate in these festivals celebrated in Mussoorie while enjoying the savoury cuisines at the same time. It is a great time for small children to enjoy numerous amusement rides and for women to go on a shopping spree over their favorite articles. It is definitely an awesome time for every kind of traveler to get together with the local people and lose themselves in the festive fervour.


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      The arrangement was good....having said that, the way they coordinated was something that could be appreciated specially "Sudhir Barthwal" and "Rohit" The concern person was available on calls at any point of time....Awesome Experience...!!! Keep it up guys...!!
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      The hotel was excellent in terms of service. The stay was also very comfortable and food was good. But the cab driver was not cooperative. Although we booked for an AC cab, the AC was never switched on through out the journey. He was hesitant in paying parking charges at the sight seeing spots, and most of the times dropped us farbaway so that he would not be required to pay any charges. We had to walk upto a km to reach the points, whereas other cab drivers dropped their passengers till the entry gate. Moreover, he did not cover all the points mentioned inn the itenarary saying they carry tourists only to three major places to visit in Mussoorie. We had to go there on our own (eventhough we had paid for it in the package). The travel agency couldnot help much on this, and most of the time they made excuses. I felt there was lack of co-ordination between them and the driver. The stay at the hotel was the second best part (the natural scenery of Mussoorie being the best thing :) ). The candle light dinner and complimentary breakfasts were also good, service provided was excellent.
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    FAQ's of Mussoorie

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    Tourists can hire a taxi to reach Dhobi Ghat from Mussoorie to enjoy paragliding.

    People can simply take a walk to reach Happy Valley from the main market in Mussoorie.

    There are many treks in Mussoorie one can do. Nag Tibba being the most difficult of them all, most tourists prefer to go for this trek. However, there are some more treks: Bhadraj Temple and Forest, Har ki Dun, Yamunotri Saptarishi Kund and Dodital trek.

    Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Mussoorie. However, Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is 68 km from Mussoori, from where one can hire taxis.

    Snowfall can be expected in late December or early January, hence it is the best time to visit Mussoorie if one wants to witness snowfall.

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