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History of mussoorie

In the early days, Mussoorie was inhabited by a shepherd community whose cattle use to graze on the ‘Mansoor’ shrubs found along the hill slopes. A British military officer by the name Lt. Frederick Young is said to have established the town of Mussoorie. Captain Young and FJ Shore were enamoured by the natural beauty while hunting and hence they set up a hunting lodge on the Camel’s Back road. \n\nThis town was never an official summer capital like Shimla, but it always provided a homely environment to the homesick British. Many beautiful, vintage building structures are proof of the importance this place had earned from the British people back then. In April 1959, the Dalai Lama moved the exiled Tibetan government here, further advancing the importance of Mussoorie. But it was later shifted to Dharamshala. Mussoorie retains its charm from yesteryears and awaits discovery by the curious traveller.

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  • Theme of Mussoorie [Hill station, Romantic]
  • You'll love Mussoorie for [Scenic beauty, Adventure activities]
  • Watchout for [Crowd, Lack of direct transportation.]
  • Best Time To Visit
    September - November March - June
  • Altitude 6,580 ft. above sea level

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    Rs.8,499
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    Rs.14,999
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    Rs.7,999
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    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.8,499
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.11,650
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Popular Flights To mussoorie

    • DELDelhi
      DEDDehradun
    • Spicejet
      SG-2770
    • 06:10 07:10
      Non Stop
    • 01h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,010
    • AMDAhmedabad
      DEDDehradun
    • Indigo
      6E-6115
    • 09:40 11:30
      Non Stop
    • 01h 50m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,439
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      DEDDehradun
    • Indigo
      6E-732
    • 15:30 16:45
      Non Stop
    • 01h 15m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,741
    • JAIJaipur
      DEDDehradun
    • Indigo
      6E-129
    • 06:00 08:55
      Non Stop
    • 02h 55m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,067
    • BDQVadodara
      DEDDehradun
    • Air India
      AI-820
    • 19:20 07:20
      1 Stop
    • 12h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,686
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      DEDDehradun
    • Indigo
      6E-2057
    • 10:50 16:40
      1 Stop
    • 05h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,849
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