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  • Just 35 kilometers from Dehradun, lies a hill station that yearly grows in popularity. Mussoorie, also known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’, is a city that attracts both Indians and foreigners, newcomers and mountain veterans all year-round. It lies in the foothills of Uttarakhand’s Garhwal mountain ranges and offers tourist attractions of all kinds. Natural and man-made places to visit in Mussoorie are abundant.

    Dense forests of deodars and cedars cover the slopes around the hill station, rivers and waterfalls enrich the land, and quaint temples dot the mountainside. Once in Mussoorie, you can go visit the ropeway on Gun Hill, the second highest peak there or you can stroll through Mall Road, picking up trinkets and dining in well-maintained restaurants. In the early morning, you can wake up to a majestic view of the mountain ranges.

    Trekking around Mussoorie is a popular way to spend time. You can simply walk down the myriad roads around the hill station, or you can sign up for the up-mountain treks available. There are plenty of ways to spend the days around this popular hill station.

    Mussoorie is an ideal destination and a perfect weekend getaway option for families residing in Delhi, Chandigarh and other cities close by to this hill station. As a result, weekends in Mussoorie tend to get crowded. A couple of days spent in Mussoorie are a great introduction to the wonders of the Garhwal mountains.


    Here are some of the best places to visit in Mussoorie:

  • 01Kempty Falls

    Kempty Falls
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    Kempty Falls is said to be one of the most prominent waterfalls in Uttarakhand. The falls are encircled by high mountain cliff. Since the water falls from a great height, it is believed that this water further divides in 5 different streams. Being present on the Mussoorie-Dehradun Highway, the Kempty Falls attracts a number of tourists from across the country.

    Location: Kempty Falls is located about 15 km from Mussoorie and lies at an altitude of about 4500 feet above the sea level. The sacred River Yamuna is about 12 kms from here.

    Highlights: Kempty Falls was initiated as a picnic spot in 1835 by the British officer John Mekinan. It has a perennial waterfall making it an interesting picnic spot for all. You can even take a bath under the fresh waters of the waterfall.


    Best Time to Visit: Summer months of March and June are ideal since the weather is pleasant.
  • 02Nag Tibba Trek

    Nag Tibba Trek

    No thrill compares to the joy of completing a trek in the Himalayas. Treks don’t necessarily imply that the route will be tough and back-breaking. There are easy, but nonetheless rewarding, treks that you can undertake as a beginner, and Nag Tibba is one them. Over a period of two days, you climb up the mountain to a height of 9,915 feet. The trek takes you through dense Garhwal forests and ultimately reveals a stunning vista of the Garhwal ranges.

    Bandarpoonch peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon Valley and the snow peaks of Changabang are visible from the highest point of the trek. The Nag Tibba Trek is accessible to all age groups and makes for a great family outing. The trek is simple to complete during the dry months when snow does not block the trails. This makes September to November an ideal time to go trekking there. The snow makes things slightly more complicated and the trek route might require more physical fitness from the climbers during the winter months.

    But regardless of the time you go, the trek is a rewarding experience. Carry water and food supplies to keep you going as these commodities can be scarce on the trekking route. You can go trekking up Nag Tibba when you plan a trip to Mussoorie or you can go over the weekend if you live in Delhi or other cities that are located close by. It is classified as a “Weekend trek” and is easily completed within a span two days.

    Best time to visit: February to June; September to December

    Location: Nag Tibba, 57 km from Mussoorie
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  • 03K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum

    K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum
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    Why travel all the way to Madame Tussauds in order to see wax statues of famous personalities when you can do it at a much lesser cost by visiting Mussoorie? K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum, which was inaugurated in 2015, takes its inspiration from Madame Tussauds and hosts roughly 25 wax statues of famous people from all over the world. The statutes are well-made and decent in quality as compared to their wax counterparts around the Tussauds museums.

    The museum is located in the popular Company Garden at Mussoorie and is a small one, so you will be able to visit it within 30 minutes. One drawback of the museum is it's over priced entry fee. But it is worth the cost if you haven’t seen wax statues before and would like to understand what makes them so popular. The museum boasts of wax statues of personalities like Gandhi, Hitler, Mr. Bean, Michael Jackson and several popular Hollywood stars.

    Best time to visit: Year-round

    Open: 9am to 8pm

    Location: Company Garden, Mussoorie
  • 04Mossy Falls

    Mossy Falls
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    Mossy Falls is one of the most pretty places to visit in Mussoorie. Set amidst dense green forests, the falls cascade down from a height of 145 meters, sending up white mists all around. The falls drop from the height of 20 feet, 17 feet, 19 feet, 12 feet, 20 feet and 57 feet respectively, though not all drops are visible from one clear angle. If you wish to see all the drops, you will have to undertake a considerable amount of hiking around the falls.

    There is no better way to start a day in Mussoorie than by trekking down to Mossy Falls at an early hour. Since Mossy Falls are only a short 7 kilometers away from Mussoorie, you can start from your hotel at 6 am and be at the waterfall by 7 am. Not only will you get to stroll along a quiet mountain road free from traffic, you will also have the waterfall all to yourself. Tourist crowds only begin to arrive later in the day which means that you can go for a quick (but absolutely soap-free) dip in the chilly falls.

    The pleasure of taking a dip in the cold water of the mountains is an experience in itself, especially after an early morning hike. You can, of course, use transportation if you so desire. The quiet of the mountains and the rush and tumble of the waterfalls together make a music which brings peace and joy to all those who listen to it.

    Best time to visit: September to June

    Location: Barlow Ganj, 7km from Mussoorie
  • 05Lake Mist

    Lake Mist
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    Lake Mist is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie that you cannot miss. It is a pristine lake, fed by the waters of River Kempty and is home to a small but pretty waterfall whose gurgling adds music to the scenic beauty of the lake. Set in the midst of the green hills, Lake Mist is a good place to spend a few hours. There is also a boating facility available so people can go and explore the lake in close proximity. The best time to go on the lake would be early on a weekday since the place witnesses a huge rush from the visitors on weekends, which makes it noisier and more chaotic.

    If you are visiting Mussoorie with children,  then you should definitely take them to Lake Mist. They will enjoy floating around the lake in the boat and gazing up at the majestic mountains all around. You can also go on to Kempty Falls which are only 5 kilometers away.  There are also many restaurants around Lake Mist where you can enjoy a steaming cup of chai and good food.

    Best time to visit: September to June

    Open: 8am to 6pm

    Location: Mussoorie-Kempty Road, on the route to Kempty Falls
  • 06Lal Tibba

    Lal Tibba
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    In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit.

    Location: It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level.

    Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this there is camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba are also popular amongst the shoppers as there are a number of markets in the nearby areas.

    Image Credits : paulhami-Flickr



    Best Time: The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there maybe leeches here.
  • 07Dhanaulti

    Dhanaulti
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    A small and laid-back town, Dhanaulti is by no means a ‘popular’ tourist attraction. Many people just stop by the town for a quick break and head on towards the fancier destinations. One misses out on a lot by doing so. Dhanaulti is small and simple, but there is an ethereal beauty in its simplicity that moves those who see and feel it. The town is nestled in the green Garhwal Himalayas and has amazing landscapes that you can look upon for hours without any fail while listening to distant bird sounds.

    Dhanaulti itself has several points of attraction for tourists. These include an ancient fort from the 16th century and two small but elegant temples- Dashavatar Temple, the earliest known Panchayatan temple in North India built in the Gupta period, and Surkanda Devi Temple, which is located at a height of 10,000 feet. Apart from these attractions, tourists can visit the Potato Farm in Dhanaulti, an initiative of the government.

    They can also visit some offbeat tourist attractions and two Eco Parks- Amber and Dhara. The hikes here, along with the scent of deodars and cedars in the air, making for an experience you won’t forget! You can also visit Simipal National Park and witness the cascading of the Joranda and Barehipani Falls. Dhanaulti offers plenty of things to do despite often being one of the overlooked places to visit in Mussoorie.

    Best time to visit: March to June

    Location: Dhanaulti, 24km from Mussoorie
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  • 08Shedup Choepelling Temple

    Shedup Choepelling Temple
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    Shedup Choepelling Temple is often referred to as the Tibetan Buddhist Temple. It is today one of the most popular shrines in the region. The temple is established by the Tibetan community of Mussoorie and is a true exemplary of the Tibetan architecture. Clay lamps, surrounding blooming flowers, bright interior walls and the prayer flags amplify the beauty of the shrine.

    Location: The Shedup Choepelling Temple is nestled in the beautiful Happy Valley. To reach the Shedup Choepelling Temple follow the address, Happy Valley Road, Near IAS Academy, Mussoorie, Dehradun, 248179, Uttarakhand.

    Highlights: The Tibetan Buddhist Temple offers a beautiful view of the majestic snow-capped mountains and green valleys of Mussoorie.

    Price: There is no entrance fee levied.

    Best Time: The Shedup Choepelling Temple is open on all days but the best time to visit the temple is between 05:00 am – 12:00 pm and 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm.
  • 09Gun Hill

    Gun Hill
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    Gun Hill is one of the most prominent tourist attractions for the tourists who visit Mussoorie. It is the second highest peak in Mussoorie. Irrespective of the time of the month, do carry woolen clothes with you. Views from the top of the Gun Hill peak are bound to leave you spell bound.

    Location: Gun Hill is situated at a small distance from the Mall Road.

    Highlights: Cable car ropeway that is one of the key adventure sports here. Other attraction is the balloon shooting which is great for people who wish to test their shooting skills.

    Image Credits : deepgoswami-Flickr



    Best Time: The best time to visit Gun Hill is during the summer months of March and June. Avoid taking the ropeway between the time of 4:00pm and 6:00pm since this is the peak time for tourists.
  • 10Library Bazaar

    Library Bazaar
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    Library Bazaar is the focal taxi and the bus terminal points to enter the township of Mussoorie. Popularly known as the KitaabGhar, the Library Bazaar is so called library found in the 1843 that is present on the first floor of the fantastic building. This is also one of the few libraries found in India.

    Location: The Library Bazaar is beautifully tucked between the Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Gurudwara Singh Sabha, the Amania mosque and the Christ church. It stretches up to the Mall road and is popular for its vegetarian and non-vegetarian serving restaurant, luxury and budget hotels, fancy showrooms, gift shops, dhabas, and the small shops to cater to the daily needs of the consumers. 

    Highlights: The architecture of the library bazaar speaks volumes about the colonial association of the building.

    Best Time: The library is open on all days between 09:00 am – 08:00 pm.

    Price: There is no entry fee.
  • 11Happy Valley

    Happy Valley
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    Happy Valley is exceptionally popular for housing the Municipal Garden, IAS Academy and the Tibetan temples. It is very popular for the estates, temples and the gardens. The tourists who visit this place can also take a walk to the Kala School from Happy Valley that leads to the Hathipaon Park Estate.

    Location: Happy Valley is situated on the western side of the Library Point. From there on it leads to the Cloud’s End which is a place where the geographical borders of Mussoorie cease.

    Highlights: Some key facilities available at the Happy Valley include the bathroom facilities, lockers or storage facility and more. Length of your journey to the Happy Valley can be about 1 to 2 hours.

    Best Time: The most ideal time to visit the Happy Valley is during the month of March and June. Choose to explore the Happy Valley during the day hours.
  • 12Mussoorie Heritage Centre

    Mussoorie Heritage Centre
    Mussoorie Heritage Centre was commenced in the November 2013 with the idea of preserving and showcasing the Heritage of Mussoorie and the adjoining areas.

    Location: Mussoorie Heritage Centre is located at a distance of about 3 km from Library Bus Stand. This is a private enterprise that is situated on the Chamunda Peeth Temple Road in Mussoorie.

    Highlights: The Soham Heritage and Art Centre displays the tradition as well as the culture of the Himalayas by way of paintings on canvasses, sculptures, frescoes, murals and scrap art. Housing a collection of local heritage artifacts – clothes, musical instruments, vessels, jewelry among, other things, this heritage center is truly a must visit for all. Bird watching is an interesting activity to carry out here.

    Best Time: Mussoorie Heritage Centre is open on all days except Sunday. The visiting hours for the centre are 9 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM.
  • 13Camel's Back Road

    Camel's Back Road
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    Camel's Back Road is one of the most visit locations in Mussoorie. A peaceful and calm walk in the lap of nature will assure absolute peace and calmness. It is a 3 km long road and is called as the Camel Back Road because of the presence of the natural layout of the rocks that are in the shape of the camel humps.

    Location: The Camel Back Road starts from the Library Point and goes up to the Kulri Bazaar. Dehradun railway station is 34 km from here and the Jolly Grant airport is 56 km from here.

    Highlights: From the Camel Back Road the visitors can enjoy the romantic sunrise and sunset with some snacks and the amazing backdrop of the Doon Valley.

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    Best Time: You can visit the Camel’s Back road anytime but keep in mind during the summer months the road is extremely crowded especially during morning or evening.

    Cost: Admission to the road is free.
  • 14Jharipani Falls

    Jharipani Falls
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    The enchanting Jharipani Fall offers a splendid view of the Shivalik Range, shrubs, creepers and the species of wild flowers. On the other end of the waterfall lies the beautiful Doon Valley and step farming fields that amplify the beauty of the place. 

    Location: Jharipani Falls is located near the Jharipani village and is about 7 km away from Mussoorie.

    Highlights: The Jharipani Falls is an ideal place for practicing some adventure sports and picnicking. It is definitely a must visit for all. With the backdrop of the scenic waterfalls, forested hills and the tranquility of the nature, make it a sight to capture in photographs.

    Best Time: This Jharipani Falls is open on all days from sunrise to the sunset. However, the morning hours when the climate is a little cool can be the best suited time for visit.

    Cost: There is no entry fee levied for exploring the Jharipani Fall.
  • 15Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

    Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
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    Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the much popular Rajaji National Park. The park is a home to a couple of rare and common fauna such as the Himalayan goat, panther, leopard, deer and bear. This is today the most visited tourist destinations in the hill station of Mussoorie. You can spot several exotic and indigenous birds here including the red-billed blue magpie, mountain quails and White Capped Water Redstart that make this place a paradise for bird watchers. 

    Location: The Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 11 km from Library Point.

    Highlights: Besides the huge pine and fir trees, this wildlife sanctuary is filled with a number of medicinal plants. From this sanctuary one can catch spectacular views of the ice caped Chaukhamba and Bandarpunch peaks. Greenery, rate avifauna and the rich fauna make this place a must visit.

    Best Time: The park is open on all days between 07:00 am – 05:00 pm.
  • 16Bhatta falls

    Bhatta falls
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    Bhatta falls is a recently developed picnic spot located close to Mussoorie. It has today become a great tourist attraction for anyone who visits the city. The picturesque beauty that envelopes this place is bound to leave the visitors spell bound.

    Location: It is Located about 7 km from Mussoorie and lies on the Mussoorie-Dehradun Road. The Bhatta falls is 27 km from the Dehradun railway station and 50 km from the Jolly Grant Airport.

    Highlights: The Bhatta falls is a trekkers' paradise as you’ll have to walk some kms in order to reach the place. After you reach here, there are plenty of things that you can do to recreate yourself in the lush greenery and the beauty of the place. You can even splash in the freshwater of the Bhatta Falls. It has some small eateries where visitors can enjoy the delicious noodles, boiled eggs, soup, tea or coffee.

    Cost: Entry is free here.
  • 17The Mall road

    The Mall road
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    The Mall road is the central hub of the Mussoorie and is definitely a must visit on your trip to the city. It has a bunch of places, couple of things and plenty of activities to do when on a vacation to the Mall Road.

    Location: The Mall road is located at a distance of some 15 km from the Kempty Falls.

    Highlights: The visit to the Mall road is enough to give you greater insight to the city. There are a bunch of restaurants, shops and other establishments located here. Some of the hotels found here include Hotel Silver Rock, Hotel Hamers, Honeymoon Inn, Hotel Drive Inn, Tulip Inn Green Castle, Hotel Mall palace, Howard International and more. The restaurants that you can try include the Kalsang, The Rice Bowl, Udupi restaurant. You can try out a range of dishes from all parts of the country here.


    Best Time: Can be visited at any hour of the day.
  • 18Mussoorie Lake

    Mussoorie Lake
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    Mussoorie Lake is the freshly developed tourist spot developed by the City Board. It is an ideal destination or boating or a day out for picnic. This is regarded as the A one lake and is visited by a number of visitors all round the year. There are some shops that sell eateries here.

    Location: The Mussoorie Lake is located just 6 km before Mussoorie in the Dehradun- Mussoorie road. It is in close proximity to the Dehradun Railway Station (28 km) and Jolly Grant Airport (50 kms).

    Highlights: The Mussoorie Lake allows you to steal some quiet and romantic moments with your loved one.

    Best Time: It is open all round the year. Ideal time to carry out boating in the lake is from 8 in the morning to 7 in the evening. Place looks even more beautiful during the rainy season.

    Price: Entry to the Mussoorie lake is paid at INR 15 per person.
  • 19George Everest's House

    George Everest's House
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    George Everest's House is set at the Mall Road and has long been the home to the much popular Welsh surveyor and geographer, Sir George Everest. The geographer just couldn’t stay untouched by the scenic beauty of the Mussoorie and hence planned to live here for thirty years. His house is today one of the most popular tourist spots.

    Location: The George Everest's House is situated about 6 km from Library Bazaar and can be reached easily via cars or rented taxi. On one side of the Sir George Everest House lies the verdant Aglar River valley and on the other end lies the snow-capped Himalayas.

    Highlights: The George Everest's House was built in the year 1832 and this building showcases some of the most interesting facts about the life and the personality of Sir George Everest.

    Best Time: It is open all days of the week from 10 AM to 6 PM.
  • 20Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve

    Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve is an ideal gateway for anyone who relishes a walk in the lap of the nature. It is adventurous and fun.

    Location: Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve is spread over a land of 100 acres on the Mussoorie Dhanolti road close to Jabarkhet. The reserve lies at a distance of 15-km via taxi ride from the heart of the hill-station of Picture Palace.

    Highlights: It boasts of some half a dozen, 3-4 km well marked hiking trails that are used for the guided nature walks, bird watching along with trail maps and pocket field nature guides.

    Tip for visitors: Do carry your own eatables and lots of water since there are no tea stalls for you to refresh yourself. There are no tents, hotels or premises for you to rest.

    Cost: The entry fee to the Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve is very nominal. There are annual membership plans to ensure that there is no uninvited walk-ins.

Attractions

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Mussoorie

Known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and was discovered by Captain Young in the 18th century. It serves as a perfect getaway to escape from the heat of Delhi summers and is located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. Mussoorie has its emerald hills enveloped in thick, rich greenery and attracts tourists from all over the country!  You can explore the quaint marketplaces in Mussoorie and sightsee some of the popular landmarks in the area such as Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.

Mussoorie is undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in the country. Home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie offers the most enchanting panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the Doon Valley.

Distance from Delhi: 270km

Best time to visit: March to June and September to November

Attractions: Gun Hill, Waterfalls, Lakes, Benog Wildlife sanctuary, Tibetan Buddhist temple,  Sir George Everest's House and Nag Devta Temple

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Boating, Ropeway Rides and Temple Visits

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Camels Back Road

Camel Back Road energies your evenings as you walk along this serenity filled location. In Mussoorie, this 3 KM long road gives away the best experience since the rock formations that have the shape of camel’s hump at the end of the road create some charming views. Moreover, the quintessential feature the road possesses is that it provides the best sunrise and sunset views, alluring and adorable. While walking along the road, one can witness a 180 year old British cemetery as well. The location of the road is also significantly noted because it is situated at the centre of the Mussoorie city easily accessible by an auto or by foot. One hour walk along the road will show the magnificent forestscaped surrounding and the breathtaking panoramic view from a decent altitude.
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Camel's Back Road

Camel's Back Road is one of the most visit locations in Mussoorie. A peaceful and calm walk in the lap of nature will assure absolute peace and calmness. It is a 3 km long road and is called as the Camel Back Road because of the presence of the natural layout of the rocks that are in the shape of the camel humps.

Location: The Camel Back Road starts from the Library Point and goes up to the Kulri Bazaar. Dehradun railway station is 34 km from here and the Jolly Grant airport is 56 km from here.

Highlights: From the Camel Back Road the visitors can enjoy the romantic sunrise and sunset with some snacks and the amazing backdrop of the Doon Valley.



Best Time: You can visit the Camel’s Back road anytime but keep in mind during the summer months the road is extremely crowded especially during morning or evening.

Cost: Admission to the road is free.
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Lal Tibba

In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit.

Location: It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level.

Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this there is camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba are also popular amongst the shoppers as there are a number of markets in the nearby areas.



Best Time: The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there maybe leeches here.
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Mussoorie Heritage Centre

Mussoorie Heritage Centre was commenced in the November 2013 with the idea of preserving and showcasing the Heritage of Mussoorie and the adjoining areas.

Location: Mussoorie Heritage Centre is located at a distance of about 3 km from Library Bus Stand. This is a private enterprise that is situated on the Chamunda Peeth Temple Road in Mussoorie.

Highlights: The Soham Heritage and Art Centre displays the tradition as well as the culture of the Himalayas by way of paintings on canvasses, sculptures, frescoes, murals and scrap art. Housing a collection of local heritage artifacts – clothes, musical instruments, vessels, jewelry among, other things, this heritage center is truly a must visit for all. Bird watching is an interesting activity to carry out here.

Best Time: Mussoorie Heritage Centre is open on all days except Sunday. The visiting hours for the centre are 9 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM.
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Shedup Choepelling Temple

Shedup Choepelling Temple is often referred to as the Tibetan Buddhist Temple. It is today one of the most popular shrines in the region. The temple is established by the Tibetan community of Mussoorie and is a true exemplary of the Tibetan architecture. Clay lamps, surrounding blooming flowers, bright interior walls and the prayer flags amplify the beauty of the shrine.

Location: The Shedup Choepelling Temple is nestled in the beautiful Happy Valley. To reach the Shedup Choepelling Temple follow the address, Happy Valley Road, Near IAS Academy, Mussoorie, Dehradun, 248179, Uttarakhand.

Highlights: The Tibetan Buddhist Temple offers a beautiful view of the majestic snow-capped mountains and green valleys of Mussoorie.

Price: There is no entrance fee levied.

Best Time: The Shedup Choepelling Temple is open on all days but the best time to visit the temple is between 05:00 am – 12:00 pm and 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm.
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Benog Tibba

Housed inside the Benog Mountan Quail Sanctuary in Mussoorie, the trek on Benog Hill is off the beaten track. Ridden with steep slopes, the mountainous terrain is also dotted with camping sites. So, if bonfire with friends is on your mind, the Benog Tibba trek will leave you spellbound. The adventure trail also passes in the vicinity of Kempty Falls, one of Mussoorie’s better-known waterfalls. The northern face of Benog Tibba is home to ‘Ghoral’—a rare mountain goat on the verge of extinction. The forest grows denser with ascent, and offers stunning panoramic vistas. The trails running across pose sufficient challenges, with difficulty levels ranging from easy to moderate. The months between October and April are pleasant, with the snowfall over pines adding a mystical touch.

Distance from Delhi: 300 Kilometers approximately
Nearest Railhead: Balawala Railway Station Junction

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Gun Hill

Gun Hill is one of the most prominent tourist attractions for the tourists who visit Mussoorie. It is the second highest peak in Mussoorie. Irrespective of the time of the month, do carry woolen clothes with you. Views from the top of the Gun Hill peak are bound to leave you spell bound.

Location: Gun Hill is situated at a small distance from the Mall Road.

Highlights: Cable car ropeway that is one of the key adventure sports here. Other attraction is the balloon shooting which is great for people who wish to test their shooting skills.



Best Time: The best time to visit Gun Hill is during the summer months of March and June. Avoid taking the ropeway between the time of 4:00pm and 6:00pm since this is the peak time for tourists.
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Library Bazaar

Library Bazaar is the focal taxi and the bus terminal points to enter the township of Mussoorie. Popularly known as the KitaabGhar, the Library Bazaar is so called library found in the 1843 that is present on the first floor of the fantastic building. This is also one of the few libraries found in India.

Location: The Library Bazaar is beautifully tucked between the Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Gurudwara Singh Sabha, the Amania mosque and the Christ church. It stretches up to the Mall road and is popular for its vegetarian and non-vegetarian serving restaurant, luxury and budget hotels, fancy showrooms, gift shops, dhabas, and the small shops to cater to the daily needs of the consumers. 

Highlights: The architecture of the library bazaar speaks volumes about the colonial association of the building.

Best Time: The library is open on all days between 09:00 am – 08:00 pm.

Price: There is no entry fee.
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Bhadraj Hill

Besides the regular fare of extremely picturesque mountain-views, the Bhadraj trekking trail leads you into contrasting landscapes. While the northern slopes are carpeted with dense forests, vast grasslands are characteristic of the southern slopes. The Milkman’s Trail is highly used by trekking enthusiasts, and the best season to visit is post-monsoon—although it’s open throughout the year. Bhadraj Hill provides much-needed respite from Delhi’s insolent summer sun, and is of moderate difficulty.

Distance from Delhi: 332 Kilometers approximately

Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station

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Happy Valley

Happy Valley is exceptionally popular for housing the Municipal Garden, IAS Academy and the Tibetan temples. It is very popular for the estates, temples and the gardens. The tourists who visit this place can also take a walk to the Kala School from Happy Valley that leads to the Hathipaon Park Estate.

Location: Happy Valley is situated on the western side of the Library Point. From there on it leads to the Cloud’s End which is a place where the geographical borders of Mussoorie cease.

Highlights: Some key facilities available at the Happy Valley include the bathroom facilities, lockers or storage facility and more. Length of your journey to the Happy Valley can be about 1 to 2 hours.

Best Time: The most ideal time to visit the Happy Valley is during the month of March and June. Choose to explore the Happy Valley during the day hours.
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The Mall road

The Mall road is the central hub of the Mussoorie and is definitely a must visit on your trip to the city. It has a bunch of places, couple of things and plenty of activities to do when on a vacation to the Mall Road.

Location: The Mall road is located at a distance of some 15 km from the Kempty Falls.

Highlights: The visit to the Mall road is enough to give you greater insight to the city. There are a bunch of restaurants, shops and other establishments located here. Some of the hotels found here include Hotel Silver Rock, Hotel Hamers, Honeymoon Inn, Hotel Drive Inn, Tulip Inn Green Castle, Hotel Mall palace, Howard International and more. The restaurants that you can try include the Kalsang, The Rice Bowl, Udupi restaurant. You can try out a range of dishes from all parts of the country here.



Best Time: Can be visited at any hour of the day.

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