12 Best Places to Visit Near Mussoorie - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)
If you are a wanderlust soul who is in a dire need of change from your routine, the places to visit near Mussoorie are perfect for an enchanting getaway experience in the foothills of the Himalayas. Mussoorie, being a part of northern hill state of Uttarakhand, is filled with breathtaking landscape beauty and the popular tourist places near Mussoorie include the likes of Haridwar and Rishikesh, will fill the air with spirituality and offer you the best adventure, you will ever experience in India.

Discover and revive yourself by visiting the most enticing tourist places near Mussoorie.
 Whether you are a photography lover or an adventure junkie, Uttarakhand will offer you a serene experience experience in the form of untouched Dhanaulti, or simply visit the mighty Chamba ranges if mountains is where your heart belongs. With a picturesque backdrop of snow-clad mountains, you can indulge in adventurous activities like camping and trekking besides photographing the spellbinding scenery. Pack your bags and embark on the journey of a lifetime as we help you plan your itinerary.

Here are some of the best places around Mussoorie:

01

Rishikesh

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a land where spirituality meets divinity. The place is also known as the yoga capital of the world, which makes it one of the best places to visit near Mussoorie, especially for peace seekers.

Rishikesh has always been a centre of attraction for the people living in abroad as well as in India. Being situated at the foothills of the Himalayas it has a perfect backdrop for nature lovers. It takes approximately 1hr 54min to reach Rishikesh from Mussoorie via road.

Things to do –
River Rafting, Trekking, Camping, Yoga.

Places to see
– Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, The Triveni Ghat, The Beatles Ashram.

Best time to visit
– Mid September to Early March.

How to reach
– The easiest and the fastest way to reach Rishikesh from Mussoorie is to hire a taxi

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02

Nag Tibba

Nag Tibba
Nag Tibba popularly known as serpent’s peak is itself a next northly of the five folds of the Himalayas. This place is a delight for the trekkers and adventure loving people. If one wishes to trek over there obtaining a permission is must.

This place faces a scarcity of water and hence is advisable for the trekkers to carry water. It takes 2 hrs 40m from Mussoorie to reach Nag Tibba.

Things to do - 
Camping, trekking and adventure activities

Places to visit -  
Bandarpoonch Peak, Kedarnath Peak, Gangotri Peak and Doon Valley

Best time to visit - 
October to April

How to reach -
 You can hire a cab as it takes 2 hrs 37 m from Mussoorie to reach Nag Tibba.
03

Dehradun

Dehradun

For tourists and travellers, Dehradun is a gateway to the hill station Mussoorie. Surrounded by the spectacular idyllic views and a pleasant climate .

Dehradun surely is a place to spend some quality time if you want to explore places near Mussoorie. Ride from Mussoorie to Dehradun is round about 1hr 3min through the roadways.

Things to do –
Picnic, Paragliding, Shopping at the Tibetan market, Trekking.

Places to see –
Tibetan Buddhist temple, Robber’s Cave, Clock tower, Tiger Falls.

Best time to visit –
March to June.

How to reach –
The fastest and the cheapest way to reach Dehradun is to hire a taxi

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04

Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti

Being a hill station, Dhanaulti is situated at the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan range. Over the years, it is gaining its grip over tourism by attracting tourists from time to time. It is one of the best places to visit near Mussoorie for the people who are in search of peaceful relaxation.

Due to its lush green meadows and alpine forests, Dhanaulti is an ideal location to spend some days to replenish yourself. If you are planning to visit it during winters then you’ll be delighted to submerge yourself in the beauty of snow-capped mountains. To reach Dhanaulti from Mussoorie you would require 2hr 25min by road.

Things to do –
Trekking, Snow adventure, Camping.

Places to see –
Surkanda Devi Temple, Dashavatar Temple, Deogarh Fort, Eco Parks.

Best time to visit –
September to June.

How to reach –
One can reach there by hiring or booking a taxi

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05

Kanatal

Kanatal

Before being a tourist place, Kanatal was deserted for many years. However, with the growth of tourism, it gained momentum, and it now continues to impress visitors and leave them spellbound. Kanatal is filled with mesmerizing scenic beauty and is blessed with different kinds of wild flowers that adorn it beautifully.

One must carry thermal supplies with them as winters there can be extremely cold and bitter. Apart from its scenic beauty, it is also one of the ideal places near Mussoorie for the people who love camping. The time taken to reach Kanatal is about 1hr 40m via Chamba-Mussoorie road.

Things to do –
Camping, Bonfire, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Adventure sports.

Places to see –
Kaudia Forest, Tehri Lake, Tehri Dam.

Best time to visit –
April to June

How to reach –
The best way to reach Kanatal is to either by railway or by taxi.

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06

Bhatta Falls

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Bhatta Falls

Bhatt Falls in situated in a small town of Bhatta located near Mussoorie. Primarily this Fall is standout among all the tourist spots located nearby, making it a definite on your list of places to visit near Mussoorie.

The white frothy water falling from the mountains makes it an enjoyable place for the tourists visiting it quite often. As a surprise you can also discover an abandoned old hydro electric power plant.

Things to do -
Trekking, camping, bird watching and photography

Places to see -
Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, Landour Bazaar, Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Van Chetna Kendra

Best time to visit -
November to April

How to reach - 
You can hire a taxi from Mussoorie to reach to the falls or even hike

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07

New Tehri

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New Tehri

Apart from being a political hub, New Tehri is also a growing tourist hub. New Tehri is a popular tourist spot as it only the planned city in Uttarakhand, which makes it one of the popular places to visit near Mussoorie. It has one of the world’s largest hydroelectricity projects.

Things to do -
Camping, trekking and adventure activities

Places to visit - 
Tehri Dam, Tehri Dam View Point,Chandrabadni Temple

Best time to visit -
October to April

How to reach -
You can hire a cab as it takes 2 hrs 26 m from Mussoorie to reach New Tehri.

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08

Haridwar

Haridwar

Haridwar is considered as the holiest city in Uttarakhand and is one of the most visited places near Mussoorie. Haridwar is also considered as a entry point to Dev Bhoomi and Char Dham.

It is also one of the four places where Kumbh Mela occurs after rotation of every twelve years and Ardh Kumbh after every six years. It takes 2 hrs 29 m from Mussoorie to reach Haridwar.

Things to do –
Visiting temples, ashrams, food tasting, Adventure tours.

Places to see –
Har ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple

Best time to visit –
February, March, August- October

How to reach –
The best way to reach Haridwar is by taxi.

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09

Rajaji National Park

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Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is an Indian National Park and tiger reserve near the foothills of Himalayas. This national park is known for its deciduous forests, vegetation, scrubland, grasslands and pine forests.

The environment of the national park forms a habitat for a number of animals. It takes 2 hrs 38 m from Mussoorie to reach Rajaji National Park.

Best time to visit -
October to April

Things to do -
 Camping, Yoga, Jeep safari

Places to see 
The Triveni Ghat, The Beatles Ashram

How to reach -
 You can hire a cab as it takes 2 hrs 43 m from Mussoorie to reach Rajaji National Park


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10

Chamba

Chamba

Chamba is the most beautiful place for nature lovers as it has scenic view to offer. Chamba’s heritage includes fine temple architecture, beautiful miniature paintings and exquisite embroidered Chamba Rumals.

Chamba’s hills, mountains, rivers, lakes, forests are tourist attractions. It takes 2 hrs 40 m from Mussoorie to reach Chamba.

Things to do –
Outdoor activities, Adventure sports.

Places to see –
Chamba Laxminarayan temple, Kalatop Wildlife sanctuary, Chamunda Devi Templ

Best time to visit –
March to June

How to reach –
The best way to reach Chamba by taxi.

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11

Chakrata

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Chakrata

Chakrata is a small town in Dehradun district on top of Yamuna Valley in Uttarakhand. The place was developed by the executives of the East India Company.

Chakrata is famous for its green forests, caves and ancient temples, making it an exciting package for people looking to explore places near Mussoorie. It takes 2 hrs 48 m from Mussoorie to reach Chakrata

Things to do –
Camping, River rafting.

Places to see –
Tiger falls, Budher Caves, Kimona Falls

Best time to visit –
March to June

How to reach –
The best way to reach Chakrata is by taxi.

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12

Kalesar National Park, Haryana

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Kalesar National Park, Haryana

Kalesar National Park is located at the foothills of Shiwalik ranges of Himalayas. This national park is named after the Kalesar (shiva) temple. This national park has got a lot of significance in terms of biodiversity having dense forests and grasslands. The park plays an important role in conserving endangered animals like tiger and elephant. It takes 2 hrs 32 m from Mussoorie to reach Kalesar National Park.

Best time to visit - 
October to April

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Rukhmani Adiga Nagtibba Trek
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Best suitable for beginners, but care is required while trekking. We had taken all safety measures before the trip and no doubt we had awesome experience.
10 May 2016
Archan Nambeesan Nagtibba Trek
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What an experience it was. we came across a lot of greenery items in between that was looking cool but were poisonous. The trail was marked and guide was with us so the whole experience was like exploring any known world. Snaps we took at the peak was great, behind us was a cloudy view, making the photographs awesome.
03 December 2015
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·Offering exciting adventure sports, Snow Adventure Zone, Mussoorie promises to offer an enthralling experience to those who are young at heart and adventuresome. Loved to be there with my friends.
Going for this trek in the months of winter was really exciting. Snows make it a bit moderate but the views are awe-inspiring. We didn’t see anything that beautiful during our entire trip.
The view of the mountain from the telescope was really beautiful. We visited there last November and the trail was covered with snow. Do go with a guide only otherwise you can lose your way up there. The morning views were really astonishing and we loved the visit to the church as well. Thrillophilia conducts this trek nicely and enjoyed trekking with them.
The trip was astounding and the highlight was the excursion with the unending spectacular view.
Stay was good, I am happy with the services. All the 3 days were filled with beauty.
We had a great trekking experience with Thrillophilia. The guide was informative and friendly and we really enjoyed learning about the Lal Tibba Trek. The lush green trails were worth seeing and the mountain view was just breathtaking.
The tour takes in all the major sightseeing of Mussoorie and it was the best way to cover a hill station in just a day's time as we had really limited days in our vacation.
The car we got was comfortable and smells nice too. We give the driver the list of places we are planning to cover and he knows the routes well so that we actually got covered all the places in time. Amazing service offered by Thrillophilia.

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