How To Reach Mussoorie

Mussoorie, the queen of the hills, is one of the most popular and fascinating hill resort of northern India. Its green hills and varied fauna and flora make it a colourful and picturesque hill station, commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the North-East, and Panoramic view of the Doon valley to the south.

The place came to be known as Mussoorie due to unlimited growth of a bush locally known as Mussoorie. The town presents fairyland atmosphere to the tourists. Its history dates back to 1811 when the place was purchased by an European Major Hear sey from the local land lord. Later he sold it to the East India Company in the year 1812. In 1812, the next-door township of landour was made a sanatorium and convalescent depot for troops. In 1827 Captain Young, an adventurous British Army officer, explored the present site and laid the foundation of this holiday resort with the opening of shooting box on Landour hills. In 1832 Col. Averest then Surveyer General of India opened his office in Mussoorie. In 1880, it became the residence of Afghan detenue Yakub Khan, the Ex-Amir of Afghanistan for summer with winter residence in Dehradun. However, later it remained the summer residence of their Royal Highness, the Duke and Duches of Conn aught. Development of Mussoorie started after rail link was established between Haridwar and Dehradun in 1890. Hotel Madhuban Highlands is the Luxury famous Hotel near Mall Road Mussoorie, providing you the best of Accommodation services in Mussoorie. You can reach very easily to the hotel which is very near to the Cart Road and Mall road.

HOW TO ACCESS

BY TRAIN

The nearest railway station to Mussoorie is Dehradun Railway station. Dehradun is well connected by trains from major cities of India. There are two trains that run daily between Delhi to Dehradun and vice-versa. Mussoorie is located 36kms from Dehradun Railway Station. Shatabdi Express and Mussoorie Express are the two major trains connecting Dehradun with major cities of India. Taxis and Buses are easily available from Dehradun to Mussoorie.

Some important trains are:

  • 3009/3010 Dehradun Howrah Exp. (Calcutta) Daily.
  • 4041/4042 Mussoorie Exp. (Delhi) Daily.
  • 4265/4266 Dehradun-Varanasi Exp.
  • 9019/ 9020 Dehradun-Bombay Exp.
  • 4309/4310 Ujjaini Exp. (Ujjain)
  • 4113 /4114 Dehradun-Allahabad Exp.
  • Shatabdi Exp., a fast train to and from Delhi.
BY ROAD

Mussoorie is well connected with motorable roads. Luxury and normal Buses to Mussoorie are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Mussoorie are also available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Tehri, etc.

Road distances to some important centres in the region are:

Delhi 295 kms. Haridwar 85 kms.
Rishikesh 89 kms. Dehradun 35 kms.
Chakrata 80 kms. Kempty Falls 15 kms.
Uttarkashi 140 kms. Nainital 330 kms.

 

BY AIR

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Mussoorie. It is situated 60kms from Mussoorie with well metalled roads.

Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Mussoorie. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights.

LOCAL TRANSPORT
Tourist taxis are available from taxi stands at the Railway Station, Delhi Bus Stand and Local Bus Stand.