Royal Orchid Fort Resort, Mussoorie
Royal Orchid Fort Resort
Tara Hall Estate,
Picture Palace Road
Mussoorie (Uttarakhand), India
Tel:
+91 7895922255, 66, 33
Fax:
+91 135 2631127

Local Attractions

Tourist attractions in Mussoorie

Mussoorie, Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, this charming hill station, 34 kms from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills. above sea-level. Mussoorie is one the beautiful hill stations in India and the most frequently visited. It provides excellent respite to people who want relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains, especially since it is close enough to the capital to make just weekend trip. Also, major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh are not far from this place.

In 1820, Captain Young of the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made it his residence. The name, Mussoorie is derived from plants of 'Mussoorie' which were found in abundance here. After its discovery, this hill station gradually developed as a centre of education, business, tourism and beauty.

Mussoorie (Places to See)

Locations Distance
Kempty falls
15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refresshing and enjoyabled for children and adults alike.
15 kms
Gun hill
Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. It can also be negotiated by bridles path which forks-off from Mall Road near Kutchery and to reach takes about twenty minutes. The Ropeway distance is only 400 mtrs. And the sheer thrill of the ride is memorable. Gun Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri group etc. and a bird's eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon Valley. During pre-independence days a gun mounted on this top used to be fired heralding mid-day to enable people to adjust their watches and hence this name.
1.5 kms
Municipal garden
Popularly known as Company Bagh. A picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with boating facilities. It is located at a distance of 4kms by cycle rickshaw, pony or by car and only 2 kms on foot via Waverly Convent Road.
7 kms
Sir George Everest house
6 kms The Park Estate of sir George Everest, First Surveyor General of India, Who had his offce and residence here, is approachable by road. The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, is named after him.
10 kms
Jharipani falls
8.5 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie- Jharipani Road. Visitors can go by bus or by car upto 7 kms to Jharipani from where the fall is 1.5 kms, on foot.
8.5 kms
Bhatta falls
7 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun road. Access by car or bus upto Balta village from where the fall is 3kms by car or foot. An ideal spot for bathing anf picnics.
7 kms
Camel’s back road
It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Bazar covering a total distance of about 3 kms. The main charm of this froad is horse riding and wlking. Sunset view of the Himalayas is superb. Camel's Rock with a life like resemblace can be seen from the spot near Mussoorie Public school.
3 kms
Children’s lodge
Highest Peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. It is about 5 kms from the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. Snow view from this spot is exhilarating.
5 kms
Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill)
9 kms 6to the west of Mussoorie and at an altitude of 2104 mtrs. Is the Jwalaji Temple. It is situated on the top of the Benog Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga in it. The temple is surrounded by thick forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna valley.
9 kms
Cloud End
The bungalow built in 1838 by a British Major was one of the First Four buildings of Mussoorie. The bungalow has since then been converted into a hotel called Clouds End, and is situated at the extreme west of Mussoorie Hill, 8 kms from Library. The resort is surrounded by thick forest, offers a wide variety of flora and fauna besides a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayas, and Yamuna river. The most ideally suited resort for fireigners and honeymoon couples.
8 kms
Benog mountain sanctuary
The sanctuary was built in 1993 and is home to the rare bird species known as the Mountain Quail.
15 kms
Dhanaulti
Located on the Mussoorie-Chamba route, Dhanaulti (24 km) is endowed with deep woods and green meadows and is far from being commercialised. Dhanaulti also serves as the starting point of many treks and day trips to places like Surkhanda Devi Temple and Chamba
35 kms
Nag Devta Temple
An ancient temple situated on Cart Mackenjie Road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go right upto the spot. It Provies a charming view of Doon Valley as well as of Mussoorie.
6 kms
Mussoorie Lake
A newly developed picnic spot, situated on Mussoorie - Dehradun road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are availble. It commands an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages.
6 kms
Van Chetna Kendra
At a distance of about 2 kms on Tehri bye pass road, this place is developed as a picnic spot and has a park surrounded with pine forest and flowering shrubs, and is approachable by foot or taxi/car. The main attraction is the wildilife of the park like Ghurar, Kanankar, Himalayan Peacock, Monal etc.
2 kms
Santura Mata Temple, Buddha Temple, Tehri Dam & Lal Tibba

Hospitals in Mussoorie

Name Distance
Civil Hospital, Landour  3 kms
Community Hospital, Landour 3 kms
St. Mary's Hospital, Gunhill Road 5 kms
St. Mary's Hospital, Kulri 2 kms
Trinity Hospital, Near Clock Tower 3 kms

Mussoorie (Institutions)

Rich in history and beauty, Mussoorie has given birth to many institutions that are known virtually all over the country. Since 1959, the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration has been training and molding batch after batch of raw probationers into the country's finest bureaucrats, foreign service officers, and police officers. the Academy, situated at Charleville, continues to train officers for the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service. A fire broke out in the Academy some years ago and destroyed, among other buildings and papers, its precious library rated amongst the best in the country. While many of the books destroyed in the fire are difficult to replace, a new beginning has already been made by acquiring a fine collection of books.

While the Academy belongs to the post-Independence period, most of Mussoorie's institutions date back more than a century. The Waverley Convent, a school for girls, was established in 1845 and has commemorated 150 years of distinguished existence. While some of its buildings were destroyed in an earthquake in the early years of this century, then by a fire, and then again in the recent earthquake, Waverley still retains much of the old-world architectural charm. The cable cars swing between the Hall and Gun Hill more than 100 times a day.

Mussoorie (Excursions)

Naga Tibba
About 55km, an ideal spot for trekking. Naga Tibba is the highest peak around Mussoorie at 10,000 feet and is covered by thick forests.

Surkhanda Devi
Surkhanda Devi Temple at 10,000 feet, 35 km down the Mussoorie - Tehri road. Perched on a peak, the temple demands a stiff two-km climb form devotees. The temple, goes the legend, was built on the site where the head of Shiva's consort (Shiva is the destroyer in the Hindu trinity) fell after it was chopped off to stop Shiva's terrifying dance of death that was shaking the universe to its very core.

Lakha Mandal
80 km away on the Mussoorie-Yamunotri Road. This place is linked with the Mahabharata with idols of archaeological importance. People say los of Shivlings appear from nowhere. The origin is still a mystery till today.

Mussoorie (Travel Information)

There are regular flights from Delhi to Doon Valley (Jolly Grant). From the Jolly Grant airport, taxis and buses ply to Dehradun, from where they go up to Mussoorie (2 hours, 60 km). The overnight Mussoorie Express links Delhi to Dehradun, the railhead for Mussoorie.

Delhi to Mussoorie is 290 km by road. Dehradun to Mussoorie is 35 km. There are direct buses from Delhi to Mussoorie, along with private taxis. Buses ply every half hour from Dehradun to Mussoorie. Private taxis and shared taxis are favored by a majority of visitors.

Mussoorie - Local Transport

Hand pulled rickshaws, taxis and cars are not allowed on the Mall, but can move in other motorable parts of Mussoorie.

How to Reach Mussoorie

Mussoorie By Air
Nearest airport is Jollygrant which is 60 km away from Mussoorie and is situated in Dehradun. Jollygrant airport, Dehradun is connected to Delhi airport. Taxi services are available from airport to Mussoorie and it costs about Rs 1500. Delhi is the nearest international airport which is 270 km away. Delhi is well connected to all major cities in India and many cities abroad.

Airports near Mussoorie Type Aerial Distance
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (DED) Domestic 55 kms
Shimla Airport (SLV) Domestic 254 kms
Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, Delhi (DEL) International 223 kms
Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai (BOM) International 1393 kms

Mussoorie By Train
Mussoorie has no railway station of its own. So one can get down at Dehradun railway station, nearly 60 km away and from there take bus or taxi to reach Mussoorie. Taxi services are available from railhead to Mussoorie and it costs about Rs 1500. Dehradun railway station is well connected to other major cities in India with super fast trains.

Railway stations near Mussoorie l Distance
Dehradun (DDN) 35 kms

Trains to Dehradun
(Dehradun train station is near Mussoorie)

Starting Station Train Arrival at Dehradun Service Days
Chennai (MAS) Dehradun Exp
-12687
5:00 AM
(duration: 43h 15m)
Thu
Delhi (NDLS)
9 more trains
Dehradun Shtbdi
-12017
12:40 PM
(duration: 5h 50m)
All Days
Ddn Janshtbdi
-12055
9:10 PM
(duration: 5h 45m)
All Days
Amritsar (ASR) Asr Ddn Express
-14632
10:05 AM
(duration: 11h 50m)
All Days
Bandra Terminus (BDTS) Dehradun Exp
-19019
5:35 PM
(duration: 42h)
All Days
Delhi S Rohilla (DEE)
1 more train
Mussoorie Exp
-14041
8:00 AM
(duration: 10h 30m)
All Days
Gorakhpur (GKP)
1 more train
Gkp Ddn Express
-15005
2:00 PM
(duration: 17h)
Wed & Fri
H Nizamuddin (NZM) 
5 more trains
Nzm Ddn Ac Exp
-12205
5:40 AM
(duration: 5h 45m)
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun
Nzm Ddn Ac Spl
-4055
5:40 AM
(duration: 5h 45m)
Sat
Howrah (HWH) Doon Express
-13009
7:10 AM
(duration: 34h 35m)
All Days
Upasana Express
-12327
6:00 PM
(duration: 28h 50m)
Tue & Fri
Indore (INDB) Ind Ddn Express
-14317
7:00 PM
(duration: 27h 55m)
Sat & Sun
Kathgodam (KGM) Kgm Ddn Express
-14119
4:20 AM
(duration: 8h 35m)
All Days
Kochuveli (KCVL) Dehradun Exp
-12287
6:00 PM
(duration: 57h 10m)
Fri
Muzaffarpur  (MFP) Mfp Ddn Exp
-15001
2:00 PM
(duration: 24h)
Mon
Okha (OKHA) Uttaranchal Exp
-19565
7:00 PM
(duration: 35h 35m)
Fri
Ujjain (UJN) 
1 more train
Ujjaini Express
-14309
7:00 PM
(duration: 28h)
Wed & Thu
Varanasi (BSB) 
2 more trains
Bsb Ddn Exp
-14265
6:40 AM
(duration: 22h 10m)
All Days

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Mussoorie By Bus
Mussoorie is well connected with excellent bus services of state public bus services Uttaranchal State Transport Corporation. From Dehradoon and from other major cities in India private bus services are available to Mussoorie and fare is about Rs 3 to 4 per kilometer. Mussoorie is connected with Delhi (270 km), Nainital (355 km), Dehradun (60 km) and Garwal (135 km) by deluxe tourist bus services.

Royal Orchid Fort Resort
Tara Hall Estate,
Picture Palace Road
Mussoorie (Uttarakhand), India
Tel:
+91 7895922255, 66, 33
Fax:
+91 135 2631127
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