Mussoorie, Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, this charming hill station, 34 kms from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills. above sea-level. Mussoorie is one the beautiful hill stations in India and the most frequently visited. It provides excellent respite to people who want relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains, especially since it is close enough to the capital to make just weekend trip. Also, major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh are not far from this place.
In 1820, Captain Young of the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made it his residence. The name, Mussoorie is derived from plants of 'Mussoorie' which were found in abundance here. After its discovery, this hill station gradually developed as a centre of education, business, tourism and beauty
Present day Mussoorie is a popular and favorite hill resort of north India attracting a large number of tourists during the peak summer season which is May and June. It offers great opportunities for trekking, picnics, and sight seeing. Mussoorie is also famous for a number of boarding schools some of which are over a 150 years old imparting quality schooling to students from all over the world.
Lake Mist is located 5 km before Kempty falls and 10kms from Mussoorie. Lake Mist is a newly developed scenic spot with good accommodation and restaurant facilities available. You can also enjoy boating on this lake.
The sheer natural beauty of the place never ceases to mesmerize the visiting guests, whatever season they choose to visit. An early morning dip in the waterfalls is an exhilirating experience one would remember for a long long time. The evenings beside these very waterfalls, under a clear starry sky is a totally out of the world experience. The resort offers aesthetically designed rooms,executive suites and cottages featuring modern amenities, contemporary design & decor amidst peaceful serene surroundings. All rooms and suites are are spacious and tastefully decorated, designed, furnished and equipped to meet the discerning guests' needs. The rooms present a sense of luxurious comfort and residential warmth to their guests.
Mussoorie Lake is a newly developed picnic spot built by City Board. It is situated kms before Mussoorie on Mussoorie Dehradun road. The lake offers pedaled boating facilities along with offers fascinating view of Doon Valley and nearby villages
this picturesque lake is now a favourite picnic spot in Mussoorie. Located on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road, the lake allows you to enjoy some quiet moments of relaxation in nature's lap. Mesmerize yourself with some stunning views of the famous Doon Valley and adjoining landscape while you enjoy the serene experience of boating here. Vibrant, gushing and completely splendid during the monsoons, Mussoorie Lake could be visited in rainy seasons as it looks even more beautiful during that time. The road leading to the lake is a quiet and serene drive with refreshing greenery and craggy hills passing you by. Pack in a hearty lunch, a book or two and you are in for a lovely day.
Situated 7km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun road lies Bhatta Village. Bhatta Village is accessible by motorable roads from where the easy trek of 3km commences to stimulating Bhatta Falls.
It has different ponds and small lakes for bathing and water amusements and is an ideal place for picnic.
Bhatta Falls is a major tourist picnic spot. Visitors can see several picturesque locations ideal for photographer to catch nature at its best. Although the main stream is filled up with algae, but one can find a refreshing water at nearby pond. Tourist like to bath with fun at the pond. Slopes and Swings are also provided in the Children's Park for playing purpose. Tourists are advised to carry their own lunch as ther is also some small eateries are available.
Sir George Everest House
It is the Park Estate of Sir George Everest who was the First Surveyor General of India. The world’s highest peak Mt. Everest is named after Sir George Everest. It is situated 6 km from Gandhi Chowk and vehicle can go right up to the place.
The place provides an enchanting view of Doon Valley on one side and view of Yamuna Valley and snowbound Himalayan ranges on the other.
Sir George was largely responsible for completing the section of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India along the meridian arc from the south of India extending north to Nepal.
Hillary and Tenzing were the first successful persons who ascended the Mount Everest. Later on they named this peak as a Mount Everest to give tribute to Sir George Everest.
Nag Devta Temple
Nag Devta Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated on Cart Mackenjee road. It is about 6km from Mussoorie on way to Dehradun. The temple is well accessible with motorable roads. This place affords enchanting views of Mussoorie and Doon valley.
Natural beauty and serenity embrace the ancient Nag Devta Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva – the God who carries a snake around His neck. Every year thousands of devotees and tourists visit this shrine, especially on the auspicious occasion of Nag Panchami.
During this festival, the temple is exquisitely decorated, and a grand pooja is organised wherein snakes or their images are worshipped. What's highly fascinating is that devotees offer milk to live snakes without any inhibitions.
Situated 8kms from library, Cloud End is at the extreme west of Mussoorie hill. The bungalow of Cloud End was built in 1838 by a British major. Cloud End was one of the first four buildings of Mussoorie and now it has been converted into a hotel called Clouds End.
Surrounded by the Oak and Deodar forest, Clouds End is landmark to the geographical end of Mussoorie. Located at around 7 kms from main Mussoorie city, Clouds End is known for pleasant scenic views of hills with enjoyable climate. A heritage building built by some British in 1838 is also an attraction at Clouds End.
The place provides peaceful and calm environment because of its verdant surroundings. The resort offers a panoramic view of snow capped of colossal Himalayan range, and sacred Yamuna River. The spot is ideal for foreigners and honeymooners.
Camel’s Back Road
This road begins from the Rink at Kulri Bazar and terminates at Library Bazar stretching 4km. The place offers a picturesque view of the sunset and a life like resemblance of a sitting camel. One can also enjoy long walks and horse riding here.
A beautiful peaceful walk under the nature will always boost calmness and inner peace. Camel Back Road provides the same experience in Mussoorie. This 3 km long road is named as Camel Back Rd due to the presence of natural layout of rocks shaped like a camels hump at the end of road.
British graveyard having ancient graves on the way provides new dimension to the walk. Evening at Camel’s road is a memorable experience as it offers a ravishing sunset view in the Himalayas as sun paints the mountains in brilliant hues.
Lal Tibba is located in Landour area which is the oldest inhabited place in Mussoorie. Lal Tibba exemplifies highest point in mussoorie. There’s a 20m tall tower situated at the edge of the cliff.
The hill houses a camp of The Indian Military services and Broadcasting stations or towers of All India Radio and Doordarshan. The beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from this vantage point can also be seen by travellers visiting Lal Tibba.
Lal Tibba is the highest peak's topmost point and most famous place in Mussoorie. Popular among tourists and travellers for viewing long trails of major mountain peaks as well as romantic sunset and sunrise, Lal Tibba is located at Depot Hill in Landour.
The tower has an old telescope. You can take a close look at tempting Himalayan range from it and it will cost you around 20 rupees.
Gun Hill is situated 400mts above The Mall and it is the second highest peak of Mussoorie. Gun Hill is set at an elevation of 2122mts and it offers a beautiful panoramic view of the mighty Himalayan ranges and Doon valley. Before independence a Gun mounted on this top used to be fired at mid-day for people to adjust their watches.
A historical and second highest peak of Mussoorie, Gun Hill is favourite place for viewing picturesque Himalayan range and Doon Valley. A popular view point of Mussoorie, Gun Point is located at 400 ft above The Mall and accessible by a cable car as well.
Presently Gun Hill houses the water reservoir of Mussoorie. It can be reached by the Ropeway ride whose distance is 400mts or by the bridle path which forks-off from Kutchery which takes around 20min.
The Mall Road
Most famous promenade in Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie is The Mall. At an height of above 2000 mtrs, The Mall is major attraction in Mussoorie. Almost every visitor of Mussoorie have to visit the beautiful Mall Road which stretches from Picture Palace at east to the Library at the west.
The Mall Road is one of the most crowded places of Mussoorie. The structure of the road takes you back to the colonial period of Britishers.
There are numerous restaurants, hotels and shops on this road. The Methodist church is situated on the Mall and is around 100 years old.
Kempty Falls is popular among the tourists who visit Mussoorie and this cascading waterfall has successfully lured tourists from the very beginning. Kempty Falls is located 15kms from Mussoorie on the Chakrata road surrounded by high green mountains and is set at an altitude of 4500ft.
Gigantic Fall with somersault of the streams before hitting the bottom, Kempty Falls is the most popular and one of the oldest tourist spot near Mussoorie. Developed before more than 150 years ago by a British man, Kempty Falls is the most fascinating picnic spot or a perfect day out place nearby Mussoorie at a distance of 15 km.
The fall offers astonishing view of scattered drops of water falling from the height of 40ft and the waterfall splits into five streams and it looks like that the streams are doing jumping and doing somersault with each other. The falls are closed in the monsoon and winters and stay open in the summers. Enjoy a vitalizing bath in this beautiful waterfall.
Nag Tibba is a located around 55 km from Mussoorie. Nag Tibba falls just a few ft shorts from the breathtaking height of 10,000ft. It is the highest peak around the hill resort which is covered by thick alpine forests. It is an ideal spot for trekkers who are in love with nature and its divine beauty and it is also opened for trekkers throughout the year.
Nagtibba is located at an altitude of 3025 mts and attracts thousands of tourists every year. Nagtibba offers majestic scenic beauty and a good trek for adventure lovers. From Nag Tibba one can see the clear view of stunning Bandarpoonch peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doonvalley and the snow peaks of Chanabang.
Nag Tibba offers magnificent scenic vistas of Garhwali hills and villages, dense forests and the invigorating views of majestic Himalayan ranges.
Surkanda Devi is an ancient temple located near Dhanaulti set at a breathtaking elevation of approximately 10,000 ft or 3030mts above sea level. This temple is dedicated to Shankars consort - Sati and one can reach there through 2 km easy trek
Surkanda Devi temple is majestically situated atop 2903 meters which is also the highest point in the entire region. Surkanda Devi is an incarnation ofGoddess Shakti who is revered by the locals as the deity of optimum blessings.
The trek to Surkanda Devi goes through dense forest rich in varied flora and fauna. The trek affords majestic and unforgettable view of the panoramic snow clad peaks of the splendid Himalayan range.