Mussoorie is a most beautiful & romantic hill station. Its second name is Queen of Hills. Mussoorie is around 300 KM from Delhi & 30 KM from Dehradun. Mussoorie is located at an elevation of 2000 m, Mussoorie is truly a honeymooner’s paradise. The tourists from far & wide flock to the hill station to enjoy its beauty of mountains, fauna and rich flora. There are many visiting attractions in Mussoorie, which make a memorable and pleasurable trip of the tourists.
Visiting places of Mussoorie
It is the main attraction of Mussoorie, it is located 15 km from Mussoorie, the Sparkling water gushes down from a height of 4,500 ft and further segregates into five different falls (40 ft each) at this place. Originally, the British conducted tea-parties here. Thus, the colloquial name 'Camp-Tea' earned it the name 'Kempty'. The falls remain open to public from March to July.
Lal Tibba (Depot Hill)
This is highest point of Mussoorie, Its gives you splendid view of the landscape around. Located in Landour, it is the oldest inhabited area of the place. From here, you can see a clear views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks and places like Badrinath and Kedarnath.
At a height of 2122 m, this is the second highest peak of the town. During the colonial era, a gun was placed atop the hill and fired exactly at mid-day to announce the time. Thus, the place derived its name as 'Gun Hill'. One can have stunning views of the landscape and other Himalayan Ranges from the place. A 400 m ropeway connects the Mall to this place. Walking is another alternative.
Camel's Back Point / Camel's Back
The road borrows its name from a large rock here that looks like a camel's back. The road starts from Kurli Bazaar and goes up to the Library Bazaar. Thick deodar trees girdle this 3 km long stretch. The atmosphere is very serene and ideal for pony-riding and watching the sun playing 'hide and seek' in the Himalayas.
Company Bagh (Municipal Gardens)
Located about 3 km from Mussoorie, this beautiful picnic spot is easily accessible by a pony, rickshaw or car. Area amidst bamboo and deodar trees, it was earlier known as the 'Company Garden'. The place has an artificial lake that provides boating facilities. Varieties of exotic flowers are also found in the gardens. One can also reach the place on foot, via Waverly Convent Road.
This newly made lake is situated on the Dehradun road, at a distance of 6 km from Mussoorie. Developed by the city board and the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority, this lake is a famous picnic spot of the place. With a beautiful backdrop, the place is also famous for its pedal-boating facilities. The lake also offers enchanting view of Doon Valley and the surrounding places
Jharipani Falls and Bhatta Falls
The Jharipani and the Bhatta Falls are two major waterfalls of Mussoorie. Jharipani Fall is located 8.5 m from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Jharipani Road and can be reached by a vehicle, up to a distance of 7 km. The rest of the journey (1.5 km) has to be covered on foot. Bhatta Fall is located on the Mussoorie- Dehradun Road and is an ideal spot for bathing and picnicking.
This famous Hindu temple is located at a distance of 9 km from Mussoorie. Dedicated to Goddess 'Durga', this temple is situated atop the Benog Hill, at a height of 2100 m. Enveloped by thick forests from all sides; the temple poses a striking picture. Moreover, one can have breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon Valley and the Yamuna valley from this site.
Van Chetna Kendra
Van Chetna Kendra is a popular picnic spot of the place. It is located at a distance of about 3 km from Mussoorie, on the Tehri Road (by-pass). The place is also popular for exotic wildlife delights like Ghurar, Kankar and Himalayan Peacock.