Mussoorie, Queen of the Garhwal Hills is honeymooner's paradise, summer resort and boarding school centre rolled into one. Perched on a 15 km long horseshoe shaped ridge with the grand Himalayas as a backdrop, the colonial hill resort of Mussoorie spreads across hills at heights above 2,000 metres. From this vantage point, Mussoorie offers superb views of peaks in the western Garhwal hills, including Banderpunch Massif at 6,316 metres and Swargarohini at 6,252 metres and the vast plains of North India spread out below.
34 kms from Dehradun, Mussoorie overlooks the Doon valley to its south and the impressive Himalayan mountains up north. The mountains beckon climbers, trekkers and adventure sport enthusiasts.Trekkers begin their journey into the popular trekking area of Hari-ki-Dun with its snowscapes and verdant-forested slopes from Mussoorie.
One of the most easily accessed hill stations in northern India, during the peak tourist season Mussoorie becomes a bustling resort with hordes of holidaymakers ambling down the central Mall. The suburban area of Landour, about 300 metres away from the main town, is quieter and has managed to retain some of its old colonial charm. Surrounded by lush wooded expanses and winding lanes, it offers good opportunities for quiet walks away from the crowds.