Mussoorie has got its names from the plants of ˜Mussoorie which are found in plenty here. Mussoorie is one of the exquisite high altitude destinations in India and the most frequently visited too.
Nature has gifted Mussoorie everything which proves this place truly picturesque and unlike! Have fun while rafting in Mussoorie and feel the invincible power of this majestic river. There are many places to visit in Mussoorie such as, Municipal Garden, Childers Lodge, Camels Back Road, Jharipani Fall, Bhatta Fall, Kempty Fall, Nag Devta Temple, and Sir George Everest House.
Gun Hill: The second highest peak in Mussoorie, Gun Hill provides unusual sights of the Himalayan Treks. The town of Mussoorie can be seen from Gun hill. You can reach Gun Hill via ropeway and also by bridle path. An absolute thrill is memorable.
Kempty fall: Only 15 km from Mussoorie, Kempty Fall is regarded as the most gorgeous and biggest waterfall in a picturesque valley. You can take bath on foot of these falls, which will be very pleasant and exalting experience.
Mussoorie Lake: A newly built up picnic spot; this Lake is set around 6 km away from Mussoorie. You can get pedal boats for boating. This lake offers enchanting vistas of nearby villages and valley of Doon.
The Jwalaji Temple: Set on the top of the Benog Hill, this temple comprises of a graven image of Mata Durga. Temple is bounded by dense woods. It also provides an outstanding view of the Himalayan crests, Doon Valley and the Yamuna valley.
How to reach there:
By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, situated at a distance of about 24 km from the main Rishikesh town. Air is not the preferred mode of transport for getting into the town.
By Road: Road network is well connected to all major towns of Uttaranchal and surrounding areas.
By Rail: Rishikesh is linked to all the major towns and cities of India. Some of the links are accessible only from Haridwar.
Best time to visit: April-June and September-October
- For rafting, age should be from 15 years to 45 years.
- Grade: II, III, IV rapids
- Get used with rafting gears first.
- Dont bring your car keys, wallets, cell phones etc. when you are on the rafting trip.
- During the rafting trip, experts and qualified rescue kayakers will be escorted for your safety.
- Avoid cotton clothing while rafting except summer.
- Wear wetsuits while rafting.
Things to Carry:
- Bring dry bags or boxes to secure small personal items.
- Keep extra pair of clothes and sunglasses.
- Take medications such as inhalers, bee-sting kits, insulin etc.
- Disposable waterproof cameras are easily available.
Kanatal: Situated on the Mussoorie Chambha road, this settlement is one of the prettiest hamlets near Mussoorie. It is an ideal place for nature lovers to know the unspoiled and untamed nature.
Chamba: Set in Tehri district, Chamba is a tiny hill station which is around 67 km from Mussoorie. An ideal place for respite amidst the beautiful hills and snowy peaks, this place offers several splendid sights of the snow clad ranges of the Himalayas and the striking views of river Bhagirathi. The place is well known for its beautiful orchards.
Lal Tibba: Lal Tibba is the perfect pleasure trip around Mussoorie. It is the place where you come to know the British origin of it. Mountain ranges of Badrinath, Kedarnath and Banderpunch can be viewed clearly by the Japanese telescope.