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Top 10 places to visit in Uttarakhand

Mussoorie

Why you should have to visit Mussoorie

 

Trekking in the evergreen roads and valley's of Mussoorie. Other destinations including Nag Tibbia, Kempti falls, IAS Academy, Dehradun view from any where Mussoorie in the nights specially in winters when the air is dust free.

 

  • State : Uttarakhand

  • District : Dehradun

  • Famous for/as : Also known as Queen of Hills, Hill Station

  • Languages : Kumaoni, Jaunsari, Garhwali, Hindi, Gorkhali, English

  • Best Season: Sep – June

  • Weather: Summer 24 to 35°C

  • Winter : 1 to 22°C

  • Altitude : 1826 m

  • Pincode : 248179

  • STD code : 013563 

 

Known as the Queen of Hills (Pahado Ki Rani)


🌲 Mussoorie is the closest hill station's from the plains of India and very close to Dehradun and that is a big reason that Mussoourie a easiest and time consuming tourist spots of India.
🌲 Its latent charms have been rendered by author Ruskin Bond, a longtime resident of this picturesque hill station sequestered in the verdant Garhwal Himalayas.
🌲 The gateway town to the Garhwal Hills and capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun, offers easy access by air, rail and road to one of India’s perennial summertime retreats from the burning plains.
🌲 The salubrious climes and lure of good hunting in the rich forestlands lured a cavalcade of Europeans to populate this picturesque retreat. Convalescing battle veterans and memsahibs with their entourages, even eloping couples followed.
🌲 Away from the eyes of the big honchos of British India and their exploits in the summer capital of Shimla they carved out a social whirl spiked by scandal and mythical exploits.
India’s royals and aristocrats, followed suit with their summer palaces. Despite the hoopla and noise of the 21st century you will still find enclaves of quietude and Raj nostalgia to soak in.
🌲 Mussoorie is beloved still for its quiet walks amidst the whispering pines, picnics by gushing waterfalls like Kempti, Jharipani and Mossy Falls, and treks for the snow views to Lal Tibba on the Landour Ridge, the tranquil cantonment area with its red-roofed flowering-gardened cottages.
🌲 The ridge also takes in the views of the pretty Doon valley spread below.The sable of the night twinkles with a zillion stars, the valley’s scatter of tinsel lights is a fairytale wonder below.
Mussoourie Bands
🌲 People watching is a favored pastime at along the mall between Kulri Bazaar and the Library Bazaar with restaurants, pony rides, cable car rides and skating on offer, while boating beckons at the Company Bagh. Gun Hill serves views of Banderpoonch and Nag Tibba peaks. Backpack in the hills filled with a wide range of avifauna amongst the pine, oak and rhododendrons. Savor day hikes to Pari Tibba, Benog Wildlife
Sanctuary and the Bhadraj Forest.
🌲 The Nag Tibba trek is for the adventurous. Mussoorie’s winter charm is growing amidst visitors and a good snowfall is always a sure winner.

Places you must have to visit in Mussoorie

Gun Hill : Gun Hill is the second highest peak of Mussoorie. The Mall is the starting point for the cable car towards the summit of Gun Hill. The thrill of the ride is memorable and offers beautiful views of the Himalayan Ranges.

The Mall : The Mall is the main shopping area in Mussoorie. The Mall Road connects the two bazaars, Kulri and Library. It is the heart of the town. Alongside the Mall is the tourist office, rows of Tibetan trinket and sweater vendors and shops selling walking sticks and cane items. Cycle rickshaws can be seen here, plying down the Mall. The Mall is the starting point for the cable car towards the summit of Gun Hill, 2142 m above sea level. On clear days, the peaks of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Nanda Devi can be seen from this hill clearly.

Mussoorie Lake : The artificial Mussoorie Lake is situated about 6 km short of Mussoorie on the way from Dehradun. The Mussoorie Lake is a delightful spot where paddle-boats are available. It commands an enchanting view of Doon valley and nearby villages.

Landour : Landour is situated at the east end of town, situated at an altitude of 2270 m above sea level. Landour is an Indian style bazaar. Woodstock School, an international school which has a sister school in Kodaikkanal in South India, is also located here. The Convent Hill and Happy Valley are also situated here where the Tibetan refugees have settled.

Camel's Back Road : Camel's Back Road is suitable for horse riding, walking and beautiful sunset views of the Himalayas. A superb rock formation, with a life-like resemblance to a sitting camel can be seen from this spot.

Lal Tibba : Lal Tibba is the highest hill and situated at an altitude of 2438m above sea level. The view to the north and the snow-capped peaks is stunning and best at sunrise.

Sir George Everest House : The George Everest House is the estate of Sir George, the surveyor General of India. Sir George had his office and residence here. The Mount Everest, the highest peak of the Himalayas was named after Sir George.

Jwalaji Temple : The Jwalaji Temple is situated on the top of the Benog Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga. The temple is surrounded by the thick forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna valley.

Tibetan Temple : This temple is located in Happy valley area of Mussoorie. Both Municipal gardens and Tibetan temple can be seen in one day. They are located one kilometer from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administrative Academy. The Tibetan temple is evidence to rich Tibetan cultural heritage.

Cloud's End : A British major had a building constructed in 1838. This beautiful building was converted into hotel and was named Cloud's End. It got the name because it appears that the clouds have ended here. From this place one can have a good view of the valley. Cloud's End is located some eight kilometers west of Mussoorie hills. Due to its location, at the end of horizon, it is very popular among the Honeymooners and Foreign tourists.

Municipal Gardens Or Company Bagh : The Municipal Gardens or the Company Bagh was previously (before independence) known as Botanical gardens of Mussoorie. Famous geologist, Dr. H. Fackner laid foundations of these gardens in the last century.

Lake Mist : This place is 7 km on way to Kempty Falls. Lake Mist offers a perfect resting place for tired and weary tourists. One has to pay Rs. 25 to enter Lake Mist. There is provision for accommodation as well.

Nag Devta Temple : It is an ancient temple situated on cart Mackenzie Road, about 6 km from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go right up to the spot. It provides a charming view of Doon Valley as well as of Mussoorie.

Kempty Falls : Kempty Falls is located about 15 km away on the Yamunotri road. It is a popular and picturesque waterfall, located in the beautiful valley surrounded by the high mountains. The bath at the foot of the falls is refreshing. From Kempty Falls, the area west to the Yamuna gorge is being declared as a sanctuary. This sanctuary is rich in bird life, and also has some wildlife including leopards.

Mussoourie band route

Surkhanda Devi Temple : Surkhanda Devi Temple is the highest point in the area, located at a height of 3021 mt on the top of hill. It is situated about 35 km from Mussoorie and 11 km from Dhanaulti. It is an important pilgrimage centre. The temple offers extensive view of the snow ranges and exclusive experience one can never forget.

Mossey Falls : It is 7km from Mussoorie via. Balahisar or Barlowganj. It is a beautiful fall surrounded by a dense forest

Jharipani Fall : It is 8.5 km from Mussoorie. Visitors can go by car upto Jharipani (7 km.), from where the distance to the fall is 1.5 km. by foot.

Way to Mussoorie

By Flight : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun (82 km). Taxis are available from the airport.

By Train : The nearest railhead is Dehradun (68 km).

By Road : Dehradun is well connected by roads. Take the Tehri bypass from Mussoorie and drive down the Mussoorie-Chamba road.

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