ABOUT MUSSOORIE

From an altitude of more than 6150 ft, views of Doon Valley, the surrounding hills and greenery could be glimpsed from anywhere one stands in Mussoorie. Mists hanging over Dun Valley and the forests of Pine are just the beginning of the spell that casted over this hill destination. As the ‘Baby Sun’ opens eyes for the dawn, life in small houses down the slopes and in the hotels and resorts for tourists here starts getting stirred to lovely wakening. The curvy road which resembles to the back of double-humped camel and water falling with all the majesty one can associate with it, are some of the ways to become aware of being in Mussoorie Hill Station, but these are not alone.

Mussoorie tour is like golden amber which keeps spark of rejuvenation kindled in the mortal body and immortal soul. These are some of the features that are instantly recognizable of Mussoorie, yet not the only aspects. Among the crown jewels of tourism in Uttarakhand, Musoorrie has its own charm. Baits of this ‘Queen of Hills’ attracts everyone coming to this town snuggled in foothills of Garhwal Himalayas; the nearer one gets, more indulgent he becomes.Although there is a great need to control ‘over’ in Mussoorie tourism and promote eco-friendly facet of it, the place continues to draw tourists from India and abroad being easily accessible and enchantingly welcoming.

Lal Tibba

Located in the Landour area, Lal Tibba is the highest point in Mussoorie. A 5 km trek uphill from Picture Palace will take you to this place. There is a tall tower located at the edge of the cliff in Lal Tibba with a telescope which allows a sweeping view of the Himalayan range.

Gun Hill

At an altitude of 2122m, Gun Hill is the second highest point in Mussoorie. It is said that in the pre-independence era, a gun mounted at this spot was fired at mid-day daily to help people adjust their watches. Gun Hill housing the water reservoir of Mussoorie also offers a fascinating panoramic view of the Himalayas and the Doon Valley.

Mussoorie Lake

Located in the heart of Mussoorie, Mussoorie Lake has been built by the City Board in recent times. Offering tourists a pretty view of the Doon Valley and surrounding villages, the lake has developed into a popular picnic spot.

Kempty Falls

A popular tourist destination in Mussoorie, Kempty falls is a perennial waterfall plunging down 40 feet from a mountain. A trip to the falls is incomplete without bathing under the falls.

Bhatta Falls

Bhatta village lies en route from Mussoorie to Dehradun. A trek of 3km from the village will take you to the falls. There are small ponds and lakes around the falls for bathing and water amusements.throws light on the birth of the Himalayas.

Cloud’s End

Cloud’s End lies on the extreme west of Mussoorie. Offering some wonderful view of the mountains, the path to the Cloud’s End is covered with thick and dense forests. Located in the lap of nature is a picturesque and idyllic resort ideal for honeymooners. Tranquil and blissful, a stay at the resort is a rejuvenating experience.

Camel’s Back Road

Resembling a camel’s back, this road, a 4km stretch, begins from Rink at Kulri Bazaar and ends at Library road. The place offers one of the best views of the sun setting over the hills. Taking a leisurely walk down this road is an enjoyable experience. You can also go for horse riding here.

Mall Road

The most crowded area of Mussoorie is highly reminiscent of the colonial era. From benches to lampposts a touch of colonial rule seems to be everywhere.

Jharipani Falls

On the way from Dehradun to Mussoorie about 11km from Mussoorie is Jharipani waterfalls. From the main road a mere 2km trek will take you to the site. Jharipani falls offers a breathtaking view to the tourists. Some of Mussoorie’s best boarding schools like Wynberg Allen, Oakgrove and St George’s College are located around this place providing the students a refreshing and beautiful ambience for education.

Lake Mist

Lying en route from Mussoorie to the Kempty Falls is a newly developed scenic spot, Lake Mist. Some good restaurants and accommodations are located around this place.

Places around Mussoorie

Dhanaulti

Only 35 Km away from Musoorie, this place is a natural choice while extending stay in Uttarakhand to visit nearby places.

Dehradun

85 Km away from Mussoorie, the capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is located which in itself is a picturesque destination to be in. With many natural sites and view, getting enchanted is not uncommon.

Rishikesh

The holy city of Rishikesh on the banks of River Ganges is around 71 Km from Mussoorie. People with religious bend can take to direction as well. The place is also a hub for adventure activities like rafting, bungee jumping, camping, etc.

Haridwar

Another city associated with Hindu gods and deities, Haridwar- literally ‘Door of God’, is approx 80 Km from hill destination of Musoorrie. Satiating hunger for divine might take tourists to here as well.

Chamba

Located only 58 Km from the destination under discussion, Chamba is a feat to visit. With all the natural wonders which seem to accumulate in one place, this addition to Mussoorie package can make vacation time immortal.