Mussoorie, popularly known as the Queen of the Hills, is one of the world’s most famous hill stations. A British man, Captain Frederick Young, accompanied by an officer named FJ Shore, had ascended a hill from the Doon Valley in 1827 and discovered the river offering beautiful views and a comfortable climate. This hill station tour laid the foundation for this huge mountain station.
Nature Lovers headed to Mussoorie for Kempty Falls, Mussoorie Lake, Lal Tibba (famous for quiet solitude seekers), Mussoorie Adventure park, Tibetan Market, Mall Road, Himalayan Peaks, Mossy Falls, Camel Back Road, Lake Mist, Dhanaulti, Bhatta Falls, Adventure Sports , Library Bazaar, Local Markets, Mussoorie Heritage Centre, Amusement Park, Art center, Kellogg memorial church , Buddhist temple , Library Bus Stand, Happy Valley, Company Garden and more many amazing tourist attractions. There are lots of places to visit in Mussoorie to enjoy local delicacies.
You can also do adventure activities like rock climbing, nature trails, mountain biking, trout fishing, Disco skating rink, Valley crossing, Nag Tibba Trek. You can take Mussoorie tour packages for visit Mussoorie at reasonable prices. Hill Town is the one of the famous Guest house and Restaurant in Mussoorie.
When you reach Mussoorie you can enjoy Majestic Mountains, Himalayan Region, Chamunda Peeth Temple Road, Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum, lush greenery, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary for Exotic Birds, Tibetan Market, Art Centre (Soham Heritage & Art Center), Christ church, Company Bagh, Presbyterian church, Kedarnath Peak, Jharipani falls , Gun Hill, Sir George Everest and Sir George Everest’s house, Shedup choepelling temple, Happy valley, Mall Road.
Dense jungle and cedar forests cover the slopes of the plateau, rivers and waterfalls enrich the land, and magnificent temples abound. Mussoorie hill station is situated in North India. It is best picnic spot. There is lots of adventurous things you can enjoy in hill station. For adventure sports you must visit in Mussoorie at very reasonable prices.
No matter where you come from, Mussoorie will be a great experience for your trip. When traveling from Delhi, you need to take the NH58 to Roorkee (via Meerut and Muzaffar-Nagar) and the NH72-A to Dehradun. There, follow the provincial highway (known as the New Mussoorie Road) to Mussoorie. Mussoorie and Dehradun are both different places, both close to each other.
Once you reach Mussoorie, places to visit Ropeway Road in Gun Hill, the second highest point there or you can walk along Mall Road, pick up trinkets and dine at well-maintained restaurants, Sir George Everest’s house and more many amazing tourist attractions.
Early in the morning, you can wake up and enjoy a magnificent view of the mountains in this hill station. You can also enjoy local delicacies of hill station in mall road during food tour .
An attractive paradise for tourists and newlyweds, is a perfect summer destination. Located 15 km long with the Himalayas as large as the backyard, Mussoorie spread across the area at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. From this location, it offers a spectacular view of the Himalayas peaks in Western Garhwal. Visit in Mussoorie for perfect vacation.
Many celebrities have made Mussoorie their home – most notably the authors Ruskin Bond and Bill Aitken. Filmmaker Victor Banerjee lives in Mussoorie while the late film star Tom Alter was born and raised here. In the 1960s film star Prem Nath had his own house here while Dev Anand’s son was attending Woodstock School. Cricket players Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni often visit this mountainous area.
The Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority covers the entire Dehradun District which includes Dehradun City, Mussoorie Municipal Area, Rishikesh Tehsil Area, Pachwa Doon and Parwa Doon, with the exception of the Cantonment Area, the Shivalik lowland to the south and west and the Ganga River to the east.
Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority was established in 1984, after which the Doon Valley Special Area Development Authority was merged with the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority on notice number 973 / V – 2 / आ 0 – 2019 – 01 (आ) 2016 टी.सी. dated 19 July 2019. The Rishikesh Tehsil area has also been added to the Development Forum for 2019. The purpose of this development authority is to provide for the planned and complete development of the area under its jurisdiction.
Here is a list of things to do in Mussoorie to make the most out of your trip here.
1) Mussoorie Lake
Mussoorie Lake is a newly developed tourist resort created by the City Board. This Hill station is a great place either for a boat trip or a picnic visit.
The Mussoorie lake is considered an A one lake and is visited by a large number of tourists throughout the year. For adventure sports like Mussoorie Rock climbing you must visit in Mussoorie.
2) Camel’s Back Road
Camel’s Back Road is one of the most visited places in Mussoorie.
A peaceful and tranquil walk in the natural environment will ensure complete peace and tranquility.
It is a 3 km long road and is called Camel Back Road due to the presence of a natural rock structure in the shape of a camel hump.
3) Kempty Falls
Kempty Falls is said to be one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Uttarakhand. Waterfalls are surrounded by steep mountain cliffs.
As the waterfalls rise from higher elevations, it is believed that the Kempty Falls water is further divided into 5 separate streams.
Kempty Falls is located on the Mussoorie Dehradun road. Kempty Falls attracts countless tourists from all over the country. Must visit in Mussoorie to enjoy Kempty falls.
14kms from Kempty falls is the Yamuna bridge. Truly scenic with blue cold water of the Yamuna river flowing along side mountains. You can cross the bridge and walk down to the banks of Yamuna river.
4) The Mall Road
Mall Road is the center of Mussoorie and is definitely a must visit on your way to town.
Mall Road has a lot of places, Art centre, picnic spot, a few things and a lot of activities to do when you are on holiday on Mall Road.
5) Mossy waterfall
Mossy waterfall is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie.
Dwelling among the dense jungle, the waterfalls cascade down to a height of 250 feet [145 m], sending white sticks all around.
The fall dropped from a height of 20 feet, 17 feet, 19 feet, 12 feet, 20 feet and 57 feet respectively, though not all drops appear at one clear angle. If you wish to see all the drops, you will need to take a large amount of hiking around the waterfalls.
6) Lake Mist
One of the best places in Mussoorie to visit is mist lake that you do-not want to miss.
lake is fed by the waters of Kempty fall river and their size is small, but pretty waterfall. whose gurgling adds music to the scenic beauty of the mist lake. Mist lake is a good place to spend a few hours. Early on a weekday the best time to explore lake. There is huge rush by visitors on weekends, which makes it more chaotic and noisier. Boating facility is also available for people so they can go and enjoy the lake in close proximity. Set in the between of the green hills.
To know more about Lake mist, please visit Lake Mist.
7) Gun Hill
Gun Hill is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mussoorie. Gun Hill is the second highest mountain in Mussoorie.
At Gun Hill any time of the month, carry fur coats. A look from the top of the Gun Hill will definitely leave you stunned.
8) Lal Tibba
In local language, Lal Tibba means Red Hill. This place is said to be the oldest and most populous place in Mussoorie. Lal Tibba is located at Depot Hill in Landour.
The area is known for its natural beauty due to the beautiful sunrise and sunset that leave visitors happy.
Manage wallets no matter what month you are visiting.
9) Library Bazaar
Library Bazaar is a focus taxi and bus station to enter Mussoorie township.
Best known as Kitaab Ghar, the Library Bazaar is named after the 1843 library located on the first floor of the magnificent building.
It is also one of the few libraries found in India.
10) Happy Valley
Happy Valley is best known for its Municipal Garden houses, IAS Academy and Tibetan temples.
Happy Valley is very popular in valleys, temples and gardens.
Visitors visiting the area can also take a trip to Kala School from Happy Valley leading to Hathipaon Park Estate.
11) George Everest’s House
George Everest’s House is located on Mall Road and has long been the home of Wales’ most famous land surveyor, Sir George Everest.
The geologist could not remain untouched by the natural beauty of Mussoorie and as a result planned to stay here for thirty years.
12) Company Garden
This scenic area is decorated with a variety of colorful flowers and an amusement park with fun rides for the kids.
Also known as ‘Company Bagh’, this park is perfect for a picnic with your sweetheart, friends or family.
To know more about company garden, please visit company garden.
13) Sisters Bazaar
This is a fully fledged market where you can silence the shopaholic beast on you and buy gifts and souvenirs of your loved ones and loved ones.
14) Mussoorie Adventure Park
Mussoorie Adventure Park is located in one of the areas in Mussoorie. For adventure sports you must visit in Mussoorie.
It offers you an adventure pack like sky bridge, cross country, zip line, skywalk, zip swing, Superman ride, Commando Bridge, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, etc.
15) Haunted Savoy Hotel
This 117-year-old hotel is located amidst the amazing beauty of Mussoorie, giving believers a tremor.
There is a mystery of the murder of Lady Garnett-Orme in one of the hotel rooms which brings to the list of most affected areas in Mussoorie. For Haunted Savoy Hotel must visit in Mussoorie.
To know more about haunted savoy hotel, please visit The Dehradun.
16) Disco Skating Rink
Skiing between green deed and cedar trees can be one of the most enjoyable activities in Mussoorie.
It offers you to ride wheels and roll your feet around beautiful valleys and have a girl experience which is one of your kind.
To know more about Disco Skating Rink, please visit Disco Skating Rink, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India.
17) Shedup Choepelling Temple
The Shedup Choepelling Temple is often referred to as the Tibetan Buddhist Temple. Today it is one of the most famous places of worship in the region.
The temple was founded by the Tibetan community of Mussoorie and is a prime example of Tibetan architecture.
To know more about Shedup Choepelling Temple, please visit Shedup Choepelling Temple.
18) Mussoorie Heritage Centre
The Mussoorie Heritage Center was established in November 2013 with a view to the preservation and marketing of the Mussoorie Heritage Site and surrounding areas.
The Soham Heritage and Art Center showcases the culture and tradition of the Himalayas in the form of paintings on canvases, sculptures, sculptures, murals and discarded art.
19) K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum
Why go all the way to Madame Tussauds to see wax pictures of famous people where you can do it at very low cost by visiting Mussoorie?
It is opened in 2015, inspires Madame Tussauds and handles approximately 25 wax images of celebrities from around the world.
The rules are well made and dignified by quality compared to their wax counterparts around the Tussauds museum.
20) Mussoorie Christ Church
This magnificent 19th-century church is considered to be the oldest Christ church in the Himalayan region. Built in 1836, this church marks the beauty of Gothic Architecture.
In addition, the stained-glass windows of the church reflect the story of Christ.
21) Tibetan Buddhist Temple
In 1959, when the 14th Dalai Lama took refuge in Mussoorie, many Tibetans came with him and later when the government relocated them to Dharamshala a large Tibetan community remained an important part of influencing Mussoorie culture.
22) Landour Bazaar
Climbing the hill from Mall road, Landour Bazar is where you can find ceramic vessels, wool and antiques and is famous for its handwritten wooden signs.
The road adorned with deodar trees and pine conveys leads to this multicultural shopping mall from the British Age from the renovation center they built.
23) Kasmanda Palace
This ancient building has a beautiful past before being converted into a dwelling.
It was part of an old church that was transformed into a school and became the summer home of the Kasmanda Royal Family and finally in 1992.
Ramkumar Dinraj Pratap Singh ji and Kunwarani Saheba Yadu Nandini Singh of Kasmanda turned their peaceful summer house into a true resting place as they tried to pass people in the old days as the interior was still kept as it was.
The 183-year-old building makes it one of the oldest buildings in the city. You should visit!
24) Nag Tibba Trek
The Nag Tibba Trek travels with you in the dense jungles of Garhwal allowing you to explore the entire life you have in it.
It may work for you as a kickback as it is a 2 day trip where you touch 9,915 feet of elevation which rewards you with a magnificent view of the Garhwal range with Bandarpunch peak, Gangotri group peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon Valley and Changabang peaks.
Dhanaulti is a sleepy, small town located on Chamba-Mussoorie road, at an altitude of 2,250 feet above sea level.
The elevation of Dhanaulti means you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayan mountains from almost anywhere and the weather stays cool almost always.
The landscape is defined by the lush forests of deodars, oak and rhododendron trees. Just a short walk from the city center will lead you to the meadows, dense jungles, and flowing rivers. Dhanaulti is best for Mountain biking, Rock climbing, Picnic spot.
26) Jharipani Falls
The spectacular Jharipani Fall offers beautiful views of the Shivalik Range, shrubs, reptiles and wildflowers.
On the other side of the waterfall is the beautiful Doon Valley with agricultural steps that enhance the beauty of the area.
27) Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the famous Rajaji National Park.
The park is home to a few rare and common animals such as the Himalayan goat, panther, leopard, deer and bear.
This is today the most visited tourist destination in the mountainous region of Mussoorie.
You can see a number of exotic and indigenous birds here including the red-painted magpie, mountain quail and the White Capped Water Redstart that make the area a paradise for birdwatchers.
Aside from the majestic pine trees and the cypress trees, this wildlife sanctuary is teeming with abundant medicinal plants. In this sacred place, one can get a spectacular view of the Chaukhamba snow peaks and the Bandarpunch peaks. Green, avifauna and rich animals make this place a must-visit.
28) Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve is a great opportunity for you to walk in nature on the marked mountain climbs while having bird-watching sights and their beautiful song.
This trek through the deodar jungle and cedar forests is a breath of fresh air. It is a great place to escape if you like to get closer to nature.
29) Lambi Dehar Mines
The Lambi Dehar mines are often referred to as the ‘Death Mine’.
In the early 90s, about 50,000 workers died from blood clots as excavation techniques were unsuitable. And soon the local people left the city saying they could not hear the spirits there.
30) Cloud’s End
The end of the cloud marks the end of Mussoorie’s place of kindness.
You will find great peace in your soul and in your eyes as you approach this dense 2,000-acre [2,000 ha] forest growing oak and Deodar trees. You can see the whole of Mussoorie from this point which is considered one of the best views of the city.
As well as preserving all the beauty, the area also maintains an adventure that offers you exciting activities such as hiking and nature walks. In addition to all the fun, you can see the bungalow from the colonial period built by Major Swetenham in 1838.
It looks very kind at the height of this point and now serves as a resort where you can eat and sleep.
To know more about cloud end, please visit cloud end.
31) Bhatta falls
Bhatta Falls is a newly built picnic area near Mussoorie.
Today it has become a tourist attraction for anyone visiting the city. The attractive scenery that covers the area certainly leaves guests in awe.
Bhatta Falls is a paradise for travelers as you will have to walk a few miles to get to the area. Once you get here, there are many things you can do to recreate it in a green space and the beauty of the place.
You can even splash in the clear waters of Bhatta Falls. It has small restaurants where guests can enjoy delicious noodles, boiled eggs, soup, tea or coffee.
32) Jwala Devi Temple
Jwala Devi Temple is a beautiful temple of Goddess Durga. Built on Benog Hill 2104 meters high. Surrounded by forests of oak and deodar trees, a beautiful walk awaits you before you reach the temple.
33) Bhadraj Temple
This magnificent temple was dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, Krishna’s brother, also known as Balram.
The temple is said to be part of the Badrinath Temple.
The devotees came here with milk, butter, ghee, and ghee-based products as the king’s offering.
34) Santura Devi Temple
This ancient temple was dedicated to Santura Devi which is hoped to save the entire city from the catastrophic earthquake in Uttarkashi in 1991.
You will have to climb stairs and walk around 700-800 meters to get to the top but it is worth doing.
35) Kellogg Memorial Church Landour
Memorial Church is a Presbyterian church, founded in 1903. It is one of the oldest buildings in the world. Let’s not forget that it is a beautiful illustration of the Presbyterian style of architecture and the Gothic style with many stained-glass windows.
The building served as the Landour Language School where the English used to learn Hindi during Indian rule and the church was named after Drs. Samuel H Kellogg, is a distinguished scholar and author of the best Hindi language book for the British people to read. Not easily.
Best time to visit Mussoorie
The best time to visit Mussoorie is summer, as it offers a relaxing summer heat. However, if you are looking for a holiday getaway, come here for the winter to see the snowfall.
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Routes to get to Mussoorie
Road / Driving: – A wonderful drive no matter where you come from, Mussoorie made a great road trip. When traveling from Delhi, you need to take the NH58 to Roorkee (via Meerut and Muzaffar-Nagar), and the NH72-A to Dehradun. There, follow the provincial highway (known as the New Mussoorie Road) to Mussoorie. Mussorie and Dehradun are both different places, both are near by to each others.
On Air: – Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) is very nearest airport, which is about 54 kilometers away, and offers daily connections to New Delhi.
By bus: – As a popular tourist destination, Mussoorie is well connected to the bus service network, which includes private tour operators and government transport companies. Also, the proximity to Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, makes Mussoorie easily accessible.
By train: – There are many trains connecting New Delhi and Dehradun, such as Shatabdi Express (and Jan Shatabdi Express), Mussoorie Express, and Nizamuddin AC Special. The last two trains are night trains. The journey takes about 5.5 hours, depending on the chosen train. All the trains mentioned above pass through Haridwar.
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