The town of Mussoorie derives its name from a shrub, called mansoor, which grows in abundance in the region. It is a spectacular hill station in Uttarakhand, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Overlooking the sprawling Doon Valley, Mussoorie offers a majestic view of the distant Ganga River. This hill station acts as a gateway to two major Hindu shrines, Yamunotri and Gangotri. The weather experienced here is bright and clear, except from June to September, when monsoon showers occur. Winters give a breathtaking view of the snow-clad city, justifying the name, Queen of Hill Stations.
Top tourist attractions
Kempty Falls is a perfect place to relax and listen to the sound of water, hitting the rocks. High mountain ranges with an altitude of approximately 1364 metres above sea level surround this location. The highest peak in the area is Lal Tibba, which gives a panoramic view of the mountains, where Kedarnath and Badrinath are located. Mall Road is the perfect place for tourists to satiate their shopping desire. Restaurants, bars and cafes are also located on the streets here, offering traditional and international food. Hotels like Country Inn and Club Mahindra cater to tourists every month of the year.
Situated amidst the natural beauty of the famous Camel Back Road, this hotel is a good place to retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle. There are 49 warmly decorated rooms, available at the property. All are provided with Wi-Fi facility and LCD TV along with an electronic safe for a worry-free stay. People can have milk-based beverages any time of the day by using the tea and coffee maker, kept in the rooms. Newspaper facility is also offered in the morning for those, who do not wish to miss out on the current news. As winters in Mussoorie can be a little harsh, a room heater is provided as well to keep guests warm. They can also make use of the en suite mini-bar to sip a range of spirits in complete privacy.
All can give a great start to their day with complimentary breakfast, and then head to the Mosaic restaurant for Indian or Continental lunch and dinner. Country Inn Mussoorie also has well-furnished event spaces with internet access, audio and visual equipment, and fax and copy services for corporate purposes. Guests can relax with an interesting book from the on-site library. Shuttle service enhances the travel experience by making transportation easy and comfortable; the on-site travel desk solves all the sightseeing-related queries of people.
Another hotel, which helps tourists capture the beauty of snow-capped mountains and valleys of the Himalayas from its rooms, is Club Mahindra. A memorable vacation can be experienced with Club Mahindra Mussoorie in it well-appointed rooms that are exquisitely decorated. Guests have two accommodation options, bedrooms and studio rooms; both are served by amenities like an LED screen, Wi-Fi, kitchenette, sofa-cum-bed and tea-coffee maker. A wide array of drinks is available in the mini-refrigerator, placed in the room. En suite microwave and oven help guests cook food according to their preference.
People can dine at the in-house restaurant, Panorama, while enjoying the mystic surroundings. It offers Indian as well as international cuisine, along with a variety of beverages. The hotel offers a lot of activities to keep people engaged during their stay. River rafting, mountain hikes and nature walks can be enjoyed during leisure time. At the activity centre of the property, indoor games like chess and carom can be played.
While in the hill station, travellers can pick any of these two above-mentioned properties for a comfortable stay.