Famous For: Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty & it has also developed into an important centre of education and business. Mussoorie is also famous for the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration where officers are trained for the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service. Here’s some visiting place of Mussoorie below:
Lake Mist, Kempty Falls, Jharipani Falls, Mossy Falls, Bhatta Falls, Mussoorie Lake, Lal Tibba, Camel’s Back Road, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Gun Hill, Happy Valley, Dhanaulti, K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum, Sir George Everest’s House Museum, Mussoorie Adventure Park, Bhadraj Temple, Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Company Garden, Jabarkhet Wildlife Sanctuary, Aglar River, Landour Bazaar, Disco Skating Rink, Cloud’s End, Mussoorie Mall Road, Nag Tibba Trek, Jwala Devi Temple, Soham Heritage & Art Centre, Kellogg Memorial Church, Mussoorie Christ Church, Landour Bakehouse, Mussoorie Heritage Center, Lambi Dehar Mines etc.
Major Attractions: Lake Mist, Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls, Company Garden, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Gun Hill, Cloud’s End.
Ideal Visit Time: The best time to visit Mussoorie is during summers, as it offers an excellent respite from the scorching summer heat. The months of April, May and June witness the peak season owing to the pleasant climate while those looking forward to see snowfall should visit Mussoorie during winters.
Mussoorie is a popular hill station and a municipal board in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located about 35 km from Dehradun and 290 km north of the national capital New Delhi. The hill station is located at the foot of the Garhwal Himalayas. Adjacent towns of Landour, such as the suburbs of Barlowganj and Jharpani, where a military cantonment is included, are considered part of the “Greater Mussoorie”. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mussoorie is The Mall (also known as the Mall Road), which is a slightly steep boulevard with eateries and other shops lining its entire stretch. From the little houses spread around the area to the architecture of even the lamp posts, The Mall gives off a distinct colonial vibe.
Another major highlight of Mussoorie is the Ropeway to Gun Hill. Gun Hill is the second highest peak in Mussoorie and tourists can avail of the cable car ropeway ride to Gun Hill, which offers an enchanting view of the entire city as well as the surrounding Himalayan mountains.
Let’s talk about some attractive places of Mussoorie below:
This ancient lake is one of the most beautiful destinations of Queen Mussoorie. It is known as Lake Mist. Lake Mist Camp is located generously on the way to the waterfall. The main highlight of this natural lake is the small population or very low crowds. So, you can easily enjoy peace in the lap of nature here. This is one of the most interesting gems. The lake is surrounded by green forest. The whole scene presents an exciting image, creating an ideal environment to spend moments of peace with your family and friends. So, I think you should put it on the top list of your trip plan.
Lal Tibba is a popular tourist destination located at the top of Depot Hill in Mussoorie Land, 6 km away from the untouched commercialization. Being the highest point in the region, Lal Tibba is one of the most spectacular spots. This name literally means ‘Red Hill’. Climbing to an altitude of 2,275 m, Lal Tibba is a picture-perfect place to fulfill your spectacular desires. With the telescopes installed here, you can enjoy the peaks from afar. It’s a really exciting experience. It has now occupied the Indian military service. In the form of a small staircase, the Lal Tibba offers enchanting views of the Tibetan border.
The site bears the remains of British architecture. A handful of places offer delightful views and being in Mussoorie is a must visit for you. I don’t think there’s anything better than being surrounded by dense trees, a small picturesque hill station in the surrounding isotope and the horizon enclosed by snow-capped mountains.
Located on the way between Dehradun-Mussoorie roads, in the Ram Gaon area of Tehri Garhwal, Kempty Falls is a beautiful cascade of water that falls to the ground from a mighty altitude of 40 feet. Surrounded by high mountain cliffs, Kempty Falls is nestled at an altitude of around 4500 ft above the sea level. The name of Kempty Falls is taken from the terms “camp and tea” implying the elaborate tea parties that were once organized here in evenings eventually leading to a localized name Kempty. Due to the enchanting environment and natural beauty, this place has developed into one of the picnic spots. When the waterfall falls from a high mountain, a mesmerizing bizarre scene unfolds.
The pond formed at the bottom of the waterfall makes a great place for swimming and bathing. A flight of stairs leads to the pond where one can soak up the fun with friends and family. It is quite famous among tourists as a picnic spot. The perennial Kempty Fall is crowded almost all year round.
Company Garden is located about 3 km from the Mall Road and is a popular tourist attraction in the hill town of Mussoorie. Located in the middle of the high Himalayas, it is maintained by the Mussoorie Gardens Welfare Society. This vibrant garden is a beautiful place to spend the whole day with your family and friends amidst the green carpet and beautiful flower beds. You can enjoy the whole time sitting or walking on the eclectic lawn of the garden or taking pictures.
The company garden has an artificial pond for boating with a man-made waterfall, also known as the Municipal Garden. This is a very exciting place for young children. You can even satisfy your nature lover in this picturesque place and buy a small potted plant from the nursery or a souvenir from a shop inside the garden.
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
A part of Rajaji National Park, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 11 km from Library and Road. This scenic sanctuary is one of the most visited places in the city. Famous for endangered mountain quails, deer, leopard and red-billed blue magpie. The wildlife sanctuary is also well known as a habitat for rare species of birds. It is an ideal site for bird watching, capturing spectacular views of the surrounding Chaukhamba and Bandarpunch peaks. In addition to the habitat of fir and pine trees, the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to some medicinal plants.
Known as the Benog Mountain Quail Sanctuary, it spreads over about 339 hectares. With its stunning views of the surrounding natural vistas, the abundant wildlife Benog Wildlife Sanctuary certainly creates an environment worth visiting, especially for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Known as an endangered volcano, Song Hill is the second highest point in the entire Mussoorie region. It is located at an altitude of 2024 meters above sea level! It is especially popular with photographers and nature lovers. The scene from the top of this hill is a panoramic view of the snow-clad Himalayan ranges right beside the widespread Doon Valley and a full view of the hill station of Mussoorie. It’s located 400 ft above the Mall Road & it’s a popular attraction. The highlight of Gun Hill is the ropeway which provides a scenic view of the Himayalan ranges. The hill was named so because of the presence of a gun at these hills during the pre-independence days. The gun was fired during the day to enable people to adjust their watches during those days.
The Cloud’s End marks the geographical end of the beautiful hilltown of Mussoorie. It’s about 6 km west off the Library Road. Surrounded by thick oak and deodar forests, it tracks 2 km up to the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary offering a lovely walking track, taking in the soothing mountain air. Cloud’s End is visited for the breathtaking views it offers, especially of the Aglar River Valley. Another major attraction of Cloud End is the traditional building, established by the British in 1838, which is one of the oldest buildings in Mussoorie. Through renovations to the original architecture and other ruins, it has now been transformed into a traditional hotel (Cloud’s End Forest Resort). The trip can be spent in some relaxing time as well as hiking, mountaineering and hiking in nature arranged hotels on request.
How To Reach
By Road: Mussoorie is well-connected with many other major cities of India and around the state. The ISBT (Inter State Bus Transport) and SDTC (South Delhi Travel Centre) offer bus services from Kashmiri Gate bus stop in Delhi to Mussoorie. There are overnight non-deluxe and deluxe bus services. Other than this, Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC), Uttarakhand Roadways, UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) also run buses to Mussoorie. There are multiple buses that ply throughout the day between Mussoorie and Dehradun. Buses usually halt at Library Bus Stand in Mussoorie, coming from different cities.
By Train: Mussoorie has no any airport of its own. The nearest railway station is situated in Dehradun, which is about 35 km away from the city centre of Mussoorie. A part of the Northern Railway Zone of Indian Railways, this station is a halt for many trains coming from different parts of the country. Direct trains to Dehradun are available from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Madurai, Trivandrum etc. Some of the major trains passing through this station are Mussoorie Express, Doon Express, Madurai-Dehradun Express and Kochuveli-Dehradun Express.
By Air: Mussoorie does not have an airport of its own. People travelling to this city can reach the domestic airport in Dehradun, called Jolly Grant Airport. This airport has flight connectivity to several cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Chennai and Lucknow. The main airlines flying these routes are Air India Regional, SpiceJet, Jet Airways and Ventura AirConnect. Travellers from outside India can reach the international airports in Delhi or Mumbai, and board a connecting flight to Dehradun. Taxi and cabs are available from the airport to reach the main town of Mussoorie.