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  • Best places to visit in Mussoorie encompasses Kempty Falls, Mussoorie Lake, Nag Tibba, Mall Road, Mossy Falls, Camel Back Road, Lake Mist, Dhanaulti, Bhatta Falls, Company Garden and many more amazing tourist sights.


    Just 35 kilometres 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Best Places to Visit in Mussoorie

  • 01Mussoorie 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 a 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 km).

    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. The ideal time to carry out boating in the lake is from 8 in the morning to 7 in the evening. The place looks even more beautiful during the rainy season.

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  • 02Camel's Back Road

    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 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.
  • 03Kempty Falls

    Kempty Falls
    Kempty Falls is said to be one of the most prominent waterfalls in Uttarakhand. The falls are encircled by a high mountain cliff. Since the waterfalls from a great height, it is believed that this water further divides into 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 km from here.

    Highlights: Kempty Falls was initiated as a picnic spot in 1835 by the British officer John Makinen. 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: Summer months of March and June are ideal since the weather is pleasant.

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  • 04The Mall Road

    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.
  • 05Mossy 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 kilometres 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, but 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.

    Highlights: 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 music which brings peace and joy to all those who listen to it.

    Best time: September to June

    Location: Barlow Ganj, 7km from Mussoorie

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  • 06Lake 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.

    Best time: September to June

    Highlights:  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.

    Location: Mussoorie-Kempty Road, on the route to Kempty Falls
  • 07Gun Hill

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

    Location: Gun Hill is situated at a small distance from 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 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm since this is the peak time for tourists.

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  • 08Lal 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 spellbound. Do carry woollens irrespective of the month of the visit.

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

    Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this, there is a camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba is 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 may be leeches here.

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  • 09Library 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 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 christian 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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  • 10Happy 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.
  • 11George 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. 

    Location: George Everest's House has 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: 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.
  • 12Company Garden

    Company Garden

    This scenic spot is painted with a variety of colourful flowers and an amusement park with adventurous rides for kids. Also known as ‘Company Bagh’, this park is perfect to have a picnic with your lover, friends or family.

    It even has a Lake with an artificial waterfall and you can even enjoy boating in it. Later after done with a picnic, you can buy some memorable items from a small market inside the park. There is a food court also in case you get hungry again.

    Highlights: Some of the scenes of this garden due to Flower and waterfall create amazing photographic opportunity

    Location:
    Bazar Road, Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Throughout the year.


  • 13Sisters Bazaar

    Sisters Bazaar

    This is a fully loaded market where you can calm down the shopaholic monster in you and buy gifts and souvenirs for your near and dears.

    It is an age-old market which offers you all sort of traditional as well as modern stuff. You will even find vendors selling ginger tea, omelettes, sweet corn, cotton candy, momos, ice creams, crushes, and many more mouth-watering delicious food items.

    Location: Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

    Highlights: Make sure to use your bargain skills to get some amazing items at a good price.

    Best Time: Summers is the best time to escape from the heat. 08:00 am to 08:00 pm.

  • 14Mussoorie Adventure Park

    Mussoorie Adventure Park

    Mussoorie Adventure Park is located in one of the spots in Mussoorie. It offers you a package of adventure like sky bridge, valley crossing, zip line, skywalk, zip swing, Superman ride, Spiderman, Commando Bridge, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, etc.

    They even offer sky ride, which is the highest zip line in India with a 600 ft of height and 1700 ft of total length and could take you with a speed of up to 90 km/h. 

    Highlights: 
    They also give you an exciting offroad horse ride where you can explore the beauty of the town yourself.

    Location:
    Library chowk, Chamba - Mussoorie Road, The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248176

    Best Time:
    Summers

  • 15Haunted Savoy Hotel

    Haunted Savoy Hotel

    Nestled amidst magnificent beauty of Mussoorie, this 117 years old hotel gives tremors to the believers. There is a murder mystery of Lady Garnett-Orme in one of the rooms in the hotel which brings it to the list of one of the haunted places in Mussoorie.

    This hotel was the most famous hotel of its time and even now the essence is tried to be stored in the property. This hotel is still open for you to book a room in and most of the tourists don’t feel anything at all.

    Location: Library Bazar, Gandhi Chowk, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Summers

    Highlights: The horror background of this hotel will give you amazing stay experience in Mussoorie.

  • 16Disco Skating Rink

    Disco Skating Rink

    Skating amidst the lush greens of deodar and cedar would turn out to be one of the most exciting things to do in Mussoorie. Disco Skating Rink offers you to get on the wheels and roll your feet adjacent to scenic valleys and have a maiden experience which is one of its kind.

    Highlights: You will for sure get a great adrenaline rush and your kids can also have great moments of their lives there.

    Location: The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Summer

  • Other Places to Visit in Mussoorie

  • 17Shedup 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 example of the Tibetan architecture.

    Clay lamps, surrounding blooming flowers, bright interior walls and the prayer flags amplify the beauty of the shrine.The Tibetan Buddhist Temple offers a beautiful view of the majestic snow-capped mountains and green valleys of Mussoorie.

    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.

    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.
  • 18Mussoorie Heritage Centre

    Mussoorie Heritage Centre
    Mussoorie Heritage Centre was commenced in November 2013 with the idea of preserving and showcasing the Heritage of Mussoorie and the adjoining areas. The Soham Heritage and Art Centre display 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 artefacts – clothes, musical instruments, vessels, jewellery among, other things, this heritage centre is truly a must-visit for all. Bird watching is an interesting activity to carry out here. 

    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.

    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.
  • 19K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum

    K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum

    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 its an overpriced 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: Year-round

    Location:
    Company Garden, Mussoorie.

  • 20Mussoorie Christ Church

    Mussoorie Christ Church

    This magnificent 19th-century church is said to be the oldest church in Himalayan Region. Built-in 1836, this church imposes the beauty of Gothic Architecture. Moreover, the stained-glass windows of the church depict the story of Christ.

    Standing near the Kasmanda Palace, it also has an old bible and a musical instrument, William Hill Organ, which are the two of all the interesting aspects of the church. Though the instrument doesn’t work but still transcends you back to the ancient era.

    Location: Christ Church, The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Summer.

  • 21Tibetan Buddhist Temple

    Tibetan Buddhist Temple

    In 1959, when the 14th Dalai Lama took refuge in Mussoorie, a lot Tibetans came along with him and later when the government moved them to Dharamshala a great community of Tibetans were left behind which further became an integral part influencing the culture of Mussoorie.

    Considering all these, the Tibetan Buddhist Temple was consecrated by the Dalai Lama. It was the 1st Tibetan shrine to be built in India. It is situated at the highest point of the valley atop a cliff and is an eye-popping example of Tibetan architecture. Once you are in the temple provinces, you get to see a mesmerising view of the Benog Hill Circuit

    Location: Shed up Choephelling Buddhist Temple, Charleville, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Summer.

  • 22Landour Bazaar

    Landour Bazaar
    Up the hill from elegant Mall road, Landour Bazar is where you would find ceramic crockery, woollens and antiques and it is famous for handwritten signs which are nailed on the wood. Avenue decorated by deodar and pine trees leads to this bazaar which houses a lot of buildings from the British Era starting from a rejuvenation centre which was developed by them. 


    It also has the residence of Captain Young, who discovered Mussoorie. This house is now known as Mullingar Estate which is visited by the tourists to admire the architectural style of that period. Some shops on the roadside are very famous for selling tea and light snacks to the visitors.

    Location: Bawadi Landour Bazaar, The Mall Rd, Laxmanpuri, Rajmandi, Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Summer.

  • 23Kasmanda Palace

    Kasmanda Palace

    This antique building has a great past before it was turned into a retreat. It was a part of an old church which was further turned into a school and then the summer home for Kasmanda Royal Family and finally in 1992.

    Rajkumar Dinraj Pratap Singhji and Kunwarani Saheba Yadu Nandini Singh of Kasmanda transformed their serene summer house into an authentic retreat where they try to transcend people to the old times as the interior has still been preserved the way it was. This building is 183 years old making one of the most old buildings in the town. It is a must-visit!

    Location: Kasmanda Palace, Opp. Padmini Nivas, The Mall Road, Library, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Summer.

  • Places to Visit near Mussoorie

  • 24Nag Tibba Trek

    Nag Tibba Trek

    Nag Tibba Trek walks you through dense forests Garhwal letting you explore all the life it has in it. It could work as a kick for you as it is just a 2-day trek where you touch 9,915 feet of heights which rewards you with a beautiful sight of Garhwal range with Bandarpoonch peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon valley and peaks of Changabang.

    It could also turn out to be a memorable family excursion as there is no age limit for it. It is advisable to take this trek between September to November.

    Location: Nag Tibba, Uttarakhand, India

    Best Time: February to June; September to December

    Distance From Mussoorie: 70 Km

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  • 25Dhanaulti

    Dhanaulti
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    Dhanaulti is a small village in the foothills of Garhwal Range. It has scenic views with the background song of birds. Tourists often stop here to have a small break but the focus is always on known places.

    But Dhanaulti also offers you some rarely known adventures such as a fort from the 16th century and two ancient temples- Dashavatar Temple built in Gupta period and Surkanda Devi Temple located at a height of 10,000 feet. Amber and Dhara are two eco-parks for you to explore and you can also go to Simlipal National Park and enjoy the Joranda and Barehipani falls amidst deodars and cedars.

    Location: Tehri Garhwal

    Best Time:
    April to July

    Distance from Mussoorie:
    24 KM

  • 26Jharipani 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 wildflowers. On the other end of the waterfall lies the beautiful Doon Valley and step farming fields that amplify the beauty of the place.

    The Jharipani Falls is an ideal place for practising some adventure sports and picnicking while on Mussoorie tour. It is definitely a must-visit for all. With the backdrop of the scenic waterfalls, forested hills and the tranquillity of nature, make it a sight to capture in photographs. 

    Location
    : Jharipani Falls is located near the Jharipani village

    Best Time:
    This Jharipani fall 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 a visit.

    Distance from Mussoorie: 
    7 Km
  • 27Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

    Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
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    Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the much popular Rajaji National Park. The park is 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. 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 capped Chaukhamba and Bandarpunch peaks. Greenery, rate avifauna and the rich fauna make this place a must-visit.

    Location:
     Mussoorie Range, Uttarakhand.

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

    Distance from Mussoorie: 11 km.
  • 28Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve

    Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
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    Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve is a great opportunity for you to walk through nature with marked hiking trails while having sights of birds along with their melodious song. This walk through the woods of deodar and cedar with the scent of it in the air is very refreshing.

    It is the perfect getaway if you like to get close to nature. It is suggested that you carry your own water and food as there would be no source for it on the spot and even plan your journey back before the night comes over as there are no hotels or resorts around this place.

    Location: Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248122

    Best Time: July to mid-September

    Distance from Mussoorie:13 km

  • 29Lambi Dehar Mines

    Lambi Dehar Mines

    Lambi Dehar Mines are often referred to as the ‘The Mine of Death’. In the early 90s, around 50,000 worker died due to choked blood as the mining techniques were improper. And soon the locals left the village claiming they can feel spirits there.

    Creating a very eerie look, this abandoned mine surrounded by a lot of houses with trees and shrubs growing inside them are the only things left. Amidst such a beautiful hill station, this spooky place is no less than an adventure if you are brave enough to take it.

    Location: Lambi Dehar Mines, Cart Rd, Khanij Nagar, Mussoorie Range, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Summers

    Distance from Mussoorie: 8.2 KM

  • 30Cloud's End

    Cloud's End

    Cloud’s end marks the geographical end of graceful Mussoorie. You will find immense peace in your soul and eyes when you reach this dense 2000 acre forest raising Oak and Deodar trees. You can see the entire Mussoorie from this point which is considered one of the best viewpoints of the town.

    Along with storing all the beauty, the place also stores adventure which offers you exciting sports like hill climbing and nature’s walk. Adding to all the fun, you can witness a bungalow from colonial-era which was built by Major Swetenham in 1838. It looks very graceful at the peak of this point and now it serves as a resort where you can eat and lodge.

    Location: Cloud End, Mussoorie Range, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Summer

    Distance from Mussoorie: 6.6 KM

  • 31Bhatta 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 spellbound.

    The Bhatta falls is a trekkers' paradise as you’ll have to walk some km 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. 

    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.

    Best Time: 
    During winters and rainy season

    Distance from Mussoorie: 10 km 
  • 32Jwala Devi Temple

    Jwala Devi Temple

    Jwala Devi Temple is a beautiful temple of Goddess Durga. It is built on the Benog Hill at a height of 2104 meters. Nestled amidst the forests of oak and deodar trees, a beautiful trek awaits for you before reaching the temple.

    Loaded with picturesque views and adventure, you would want to take this trek irrespective of the fact if you are religious or adventurous. Moreover, adding to the already existing beauty, you will get a beautiful view of the Yamuna river flowing in the foothills of the Shivalik Range.

    Location: Jay Jwala Devi Temple, near George Everest's House, Khanij Nagar, Mussoorie Range, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Summer

    Distance from Mussoorie: 5.4 KM

  • 33Bhadraj Temple

    Bhadraj Temple

    This quaint temple is dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, brother of Krishna, also known as Balram. It is said that this temple is a part of the Badrinath Temple. Devotees coming here bring milk, butter, ghee and products made from ghee as offerings for the lord.

    Even the idol of Lord Balram is cleaned and purified with milk and nothing else. Moreover, you cannot enter the temple after consuming eggs, meat or alcohol. If planning to visit there in August, then make sure not to miss 15th-17th of August as the committee of Bhadraj Temple organises a fair on these dates.

    Location: Bhadraj Temple, Mussoorie Rd, Barlow Ganj, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248122

    Best Time: Summer

    Distance from Mussoorie: 12.8 KM 

  • 34Santura Devi Temple

    Santura Devi Temple

    This classic temple is dedicated to Santura Devi which is trusted to save the entire town from the havoc of the Uttarkashi Earthquake in 1991.

    You will have to climb stairs and walk around 700-800 meters to reach the top but it is all worth doing it. The picturesque view is something you will receive in return of all the physical exercise.

    Location: Santura Devi Temple, Charleville, Nautha, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Summer

    Distance from Mussorie: 7.6 KM

  • 35Kellogg Memorial Church Landour

    Kellogg Memorial Church Landour

    Kellogg Memorial Church is a Presbyterian church, built-in 1903. It is amongst the historic architecture that stands tall for a long time. Not to forget that it is a good depiction of the Presbyterian style of architecture as well as the Gothic style with a number of glass stained windows.

    This building served as Landour Language School where the British used to learn Hindi while they were ruling Indians and this church is named after Dr. Samuel H Kellogg, who was a great scholar and wrote the best book in Hindi Grammar for the British People to learn Hindi easily.

    Location: Kellogg Memorial Church, Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

    Best Time: Summer

    Distance from Mussoorie: 6.9 KM

Sightseeing in Mussoorie

Adventure in Mussoorie

Trekking in Mussoorie

Attractions

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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

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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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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Kempty Falls

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.
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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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George Everest's House

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.
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Mussoorie Lake

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.
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Bhatta falls

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.
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Jharipani Falls

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.

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  • Q. What are the best places to visit near Mussoorie?

    If you are a wanderlust soul who is in a dire need of a change from your routine, the places to visit near Mussoorie are perfect for an enchanting getaway experience in the foothills of the Himalayas.

    1. Rishikesh: Rishikesh is a land where spirituality meets divinity
    2. Nag Tibba Trek: This place is a delight for the trekkers and adventure loving people.
    3. Dehradun: It is a place surrounded by spectacular idyllic views and a pleasant climate
    4. Dhanaulti: Due to its lush green meadows and alpine forests, Dhanaulti is an ideal location to spend some days to replenish yourself.
    5. Kanatal: Kanatal is filled with mesmerizing scenic beauty and is blessed with different kinds of wildflowers that adorn it beautifully.
    6. Bhatta Falls: The white frothy water falling from the mountains makes it an enjoyable place for the tourists visiting it quite often.
    7. Chamba:  Chamba’s heritage includes fine temple architecture, beautiful miniature paintings and exquisite embroidered Chamba Rumals.
    8. Haridwar: Haridwar is considered as an entry point to Dev Bhoomi and Char Dham.

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Mussoorie?

    The best time to visit Mussoorie is between March to June. Being a hill station, the weather remains pleasantly cool during these summer months.

    With temperatures ranging between 15-25°C, it offers not only an escape from the uncomfortable summers but is also the best time to be outdoors. However, if you are interested in snow trekking, skiing, and enjoying a snowfall, you should visit between October-February.

  • Q. What are the best things to do in Mussoorie?

    Wondering what to do Mussoorie? Presenting to you our list of the best things to do in Mussoorie for your holiday.

    1. Explore Mountain Biking: 
    Mountain Biking and cycling can be great ways to explore the towns and villages that fringe the foothills of the Himalayas.
    2. Paragliding At Solan: Feel light as a feather and float in mid-air as you avail paragliding in the fetching at Solan.
    3. Nag Tibba Trek With Camping: Nag Tibba trek or the trek to the Serpent’s Peak is a wonderful delight for adventure lovers.
    4. Tasty Treats And Food Tour: A blend of a number of flavours from around the region, this food tour will take you to all the great places to eat in Mussoorie.
    5. Stroll at 
    Haunted Lambi Dehar Mines: This walking tour of a haunted section of mines in the hills of Mussoorie will leave you spellbound by the horror stories.
    6. Rock Climbing And Rappelling: Mussoorie is one of the popular hill station destinations in India for adventure sports, especially in the northern part of the country

  • Q. Is Mussoorie worth visiting?

    A place that is referred to as ‘The Queen of Hill’ needs no further introduction. Located in the Garhwal Himalayan range, it is bestowed with the choicest bounties of nature.

    Dotted with the mysticism of deodar-lined mountains, lush green meadows & valleys, waterfalls, and lakes all enveloped in serenity. Magnificent Victorian landmarks and colonial influence further accentuate the beauty of Mussoorie.

  • Q. What are the Best Resorts to stay in Mussoorie?

    Take a glance at these amazing resorts which offer a plush of world-class amenities and promise to make your stay devoid of any complaints. Explore Now!

    1. JW Marriott Mussoorie
    2. Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
    3. Club Mahindra
    4. Fortune Resort Grace 
    5. Green 'N' Breez Resorts
    6. Avalon Ayurveda Resort
    7. Brent Wood Resort
    8. Avalon Resorts
    9. Classic Fall Resort

  • Q. Is there snowfall in Mussoorie?

    Mussoorie receives moderate to heavy snowfall between Mid-December to February. This is the time when the mountains, valleys, and the city roads get covered in pristinely beautiful sheaths of white.

    Large numbers of people visit Mussoorie to see snowfall during this period. Snowfall at times results in road blocking and diversions, which should be kept in mind before heading outdoors.

  • Q. How many days are enough for Mussoorie?

    Since the top attractions in Mussoorie are easily accessible and not very far-off from each other, the place can be easily explored in 2-3 days.

    You can visit beautiful spots like Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, which is the highest peak here, Camel’s Back Road, Gun Hill, and architectural landmarks like Jwalaji Temple, Christ Church, and Tibetan Monastery at Happy Valley.

  • Q. What can I buy in Mussoorie?

    A trip to Mussoorie is incomplete without scouring its charming markets and their old-world charm. Visit the Tibetan Market located on Mall Road to pick up Buddhist prayer wheels, jewellery, artworks, and hand-woven woollens. Visit Library Bazaar to pick up Chinese artifacts, woollen & silk stoles & scarves, and electronics.

    There are some old bookshops here which store rare editions of popular titles. Kulri Bazaar is famous for footwear, apparel, and Himachali handicrafts. One of the most famous places to shop is the Classic Emporium. Art connoisseurs can pick up genuine Tibetan statues, Victorian furniture, stone-studded jewellery, rugs, and artefacts.

  • Q. Is Mussoorie safe for tourists?

    Since a major portion of its economy depends on tourism, the tourists are made to feel comfortable by the friendly and helpful locals.

    While all the public places are well-lit, being a hilly region, the streets empty around 9:00 pm. One should avoid being alone outdoors at that time. Also, the winding hilly roads can get confusing at times. It is advisable to keep company while travelling.

  • Q. How can I visit Mussoorie in 2 days?

    Day 1: During the daytime visit the nearby attractions like Kempty Falls, Happy Valley, Camel’s Back Road. See the local bazaars like Mall Road and Library Bazaar light up during the evenings and soak in the sounds and flavours of the place.

    Day 2:
    Start early to visit attractions like Lal Tibba, which is the highest peak in the region. See the scenic cliffside location of George Everest’s house. Visit the serene and misty Company Bagh. Enjoy a cable car ride at Gun Hill. On the way back, visit Christ Church, Soham Heritage Center, and Hathipaon.

  • Q. Is Mussoorie good for honeymoon?

    Mussoorie is one of the best places for couples to enjoy their time together. This serene Himalayan region is dotted with blooming valleys, dense pine forests covered mountains, waterfalls, lakes, and great eating places.

    The place promises amazing experiences and romance that is accompanied by the quiet solitude of mountains. Couples can indulge in exciting activities like trekking, paragliding, fishing, etc. There are charming markets to shop for local fare. Visit the amazing dining places to have a romantic dinner or snack on authentic Tibetan foods.

  • Q. What is special in Mussoorie?

    How special Mussoorie is can be judged by its popular name ‘The Queen of Hills’! This calm and serene place lapped amidst lower Himalayan ranges has numerous enchanting attractions.

    Dotted with lakes, waterfalls, and nature trails it offers an escape into nature like no place else. The architecture is an enthralling mix of Victorian and Tibetan influences. There are ancient churches, temples, and monasteries standing as testaments to the unique beauty of this place.

  • Q. How can I reach Mussoorie from Delhi?

    By Road: Located at a distance of 288 kilometres from Delhi, Mussoorie is easily reachable via road, air, and trains. Self-driving takes around 7 hours. There are plenty of buses ranging from deluxe Volvos to state-run ones plying every day from Anand Vihar ISBT and Kashmere Gate ISBT.

    By Train:
    A number of trains like Mussoorie Express and Jan Shatabdi Express connect Delhi to Mussoorie. The journey takes around 5-6 hours. By Air: There are several daily flights also that you can choose from. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun, 54 kilometres from Mussoorie. Regular cabs ply between these two places.

  • Q. What is special about Mussoorie Lake?

    This amazing spot has been created to let travellers experience the natural beauty of Mussoorie even more. This lake offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and lush Doon valley. In fact, it is so beautiful that no one can guess that this lake is man-made.

    The calm waterside surrounded by slopes of pine & deodar trees is an enchanting sight. You can take a quiet walk alongside the banks of the lake. Spend time boating in the calm waters and soaking in the views. The lake is a great vantage point to see the magnificent mountainside sunrise and sunset. The place is perfect for a daylong get away from the noise of the busier streets.