The season for snowfall in Mussoorie and surrounding regions occurs during winters which starts from mid – December to mid – February. It has normally been observed that the snowfall in Mussoorie occurs during end – December. The snowfall in Mussoorie has been in decline continuously for last many decades. During 1970s and 80s, the snow fall in Mussoorie used to be 1/2 ft to 1 ft many times, which has reduced to 2 inch to 3 inch at present.
The adjoining areas of Mussoorie like Dhaulti, Nag Tibba receive more snowfall and tourists also visit these places to enjoy snowfall.
The best way to reach Mussoorie is by taking night bus or train from Delhi to Dehradun followed by hired cab or bus to Mussoorie. The distance from Delhi to Dehradun is around 235 and further 38 km to Mussoorie from Dehradun. The total distance from Delhi to Mussoorie is 273 km approximately. It takes around 8- 9 hours to reach Mussoorie from Delhi approximately. The option of reaching by air is also available from Delhi to Jollygrant (25 km from Dehradun city).
The Mussoorie town started to develop during the first decade of the nineteenth century when Captain Young constructed the first building near Mullingar. In 1826, Landour became a sanatorium for British troops, and the entire area covering the township was taken on lease from the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal for the nominal sum of Rs 1120. The Municipal Board came into being in 1873. In 1880, the ex-Amir of Afghanistan, Yakub Khan was placed under detention here in the Bellevue Estate. During 1884, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught chose Mussoorie as their summer residence. By this time several Indian princes had been attracted to this place and they built their own summer residences here. Gradually schools and public institutions also developed and it became a popular summer resort, first for the princes and Britishers and later for the tourists …….. read more.