Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Mussoorie is one of the most famous hill stations in Uttarakhand. It is just 35 km from Dehradun and is the closest hill station to Delhi. Mussoorie offers majestic views of the green hills of the Sivalik and the Doon Valley. Mussoorie is a very popular hill station in North India. It has several British-era schools which are famous all over India.

The natural beauty of Mussoorie consists of scenic Himalayan panoramas, lush-green forests, rolling hills, waterfalls, gardens, bazaars, lakes, and colonial architecture. You can explore the best of Uttarakhand holiday packages if you want to visit Mussoorie. The top tourist places in Mussoorie are shown below.

1. Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Mussoorie. It is hugely popular as a picnic spot. The pool at the base of Kempty Falls is perfect for bathing. Kempty Falls ropeway is another attraction of Kempty Falls. You will get to watch an aerial view of the falls and also of the surrounding area. There are many shops nearby and eateries for snacks and shopping.

2. Tal Tibba

Lal Tibba is the highest viewpoint in Mussoorie from where you can have spectacular views of Bandarpunch, Badrinath, and Kedarnath peaks. You can watch these mountain peaks from a telescope. You can refresh yourself with snacks and fruit juices at Lal Tibba.

3. Gun Hill

Gun Hill is the second-highest point in Mussoorie. It is a 20 minutes trek from Mall Road. You can also take a cable car and reach Gun Hill. You can see the mountain peaks of Gangotri, Bandarpunch, and Srikantha through a telescope from Gun Hill. Gun Hill is named after a cannon that was installed here during the British era to enable people to keep time.

4. Camel Back Road

Camel Back Road is a 3 km long road from where you can see a rock formation that is in the shape of a camel’s back. It is a scenic road that is perfect for car rides and nature walks. You can also watch scenic sunrise and sunset views. You can also go for horse rides on Camel Back Road. Camel Back Road offers magnificent views of Doon Valley.

5. George Everest House

George Everest House used to be the place where Sir George Everest conducted his experiments. Today, this is one of the popular tourist points in Mussoorie. George Everest House offers magnificent scenery of Doon Valley and Himalayan peaks. The location of George Everest House makes it the best place to watch scenic sunrise and sunset views.

6. Landour

Landour is a small town that is very close to Mussoorie. The deodar forests in Landour offer many nature walks to tourists. Normally, tourists to Mussoorie also visit Landour. Landour has many scenic locations which you can visit. From Landour, you can see the peaks of Gangotri, Yamunotri, and Kedarnath when the skies are clear.

7. Mall Road

The Mall Road is the most famous attractions in Mussoorie. It is a stretch of road that is full of shops, restaurants, cafes, and old British-era buildings. There are many viewpoints on Mall Road from where you can see scenic landscapes. There are many things to do at Mall Road like skating, playing games, shopping for handicrafts, etc.

8. Jharipani Falls

Jharipani Falls is one of the picturesque waterfalls in Mussoorie. You can go trekking to Jharipani Falls which is a distance of 1.5 km from Mussoorie. There are many wildflowers and green vegetation near the waterfall. You can view the scenic mountains of the Shivalik range from Jharipani Falls.

9. Mussoorie Lake

Mussoorie Lake is a man-made lake in Mussoorie. You can do paddle boating, zipline, zorbing, and many other recreational activities here. This is one of the best places in Mussoorie for recreation and fun. You can eat and dine in restaurants and also shop for local handicrafts.

10. Cloud’s End

Cloud’s End is one of the most scenic viewpoints in Mussoorie. You can trek to Cloud’s End and see magnificent views of Aglar River Valley and the dense deodar forests. There is an old British-era building in Cloud’s End which is worth visiting for its architecture. This is now converted into Clouds End Forest Resort. You can many activities like nature walks, hiking, and trekking in Cloud’s End.

11. Company Garden

Company Garden is one of the best recreation places in Mussoorie. It is full of colorful flowering plants and green landscaped lawns. You can sit and relax and also indulge in so many activities like boating, rides for children, amusement parks, shopping for souvenirs, and watching Himalayan landscapes through a telescope.

12. Lake Mist

Lake Mist is a beautiful lakes in Mussoorie, which is surrounded by lush greenery. You can do boating in Lake Mist and see the beautiful waterfalls that fall in cascades near the lake. There are restaurants near Lake Mist where you can have light snacks. A quiet stroll around this lake is a refreshing thing to do.

13. Bhatta Falls

Bhatta Falls is one of the hidden waterfalls in Mussoorie. It is not famous as other waterfalls in Mussoorie and that is why not many people know about it. But Bhatta Falls is one of the spectacular waterfalls in Mussoorie. Water from Bhatta Falls drops into a pool where you can have a relaxing dip. You can take a short hike to reach Bhatta Falls.

14. Jwala Devi Temple

Jwala Devi Temple is one of the temples that you can visit in Mussoorie. Goddess Durga is the chief deity of this temple. Locals have great faith and devotion towards this temple. They believe that Jwala Devi ends the sufferings of its devotees. The temple offers magnificent views of the Shivalik range, Doon Valley and Yamuna River.

15. Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places in Mussoorie to spot rare Himalayan birds and animals. The sunset and sunrise views are spectacular. This wildlife sanctuary is full of fir and pine trees, and you can also spot medicinal plants here. You can see the mountains peaks of Bandarpunch, and Chaukhamba peaks from Benog Wildlife Sanctuary.

16. Christ Church

Christ Church in Mussoorie was built in 1836 and is one of the oldest churches in the Himalayan region. The stained glass windows, gothic architecture, and vintage interiors will give you an idea of the European architecture in Mussoorie. You can also view the magnificent Doon Valley from Christ Church.

17. Nag Tibba

Nag Tibba is a trekking places in Mussoorie. During your trek to Nag Tibba, you can come across small Garhwali villages, deodar forests, birds, animals, and wooded trails. From the summit of Nag Tibba, you can watch the peaks of Bandarpunch, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Doon Valley. You should have peak physical fitness for the Nag Tibba trek.

18. Kellogg Memorial Church

Kellogg Memorial Church is one of the best churches in Mussoorie. The church is built in Presbyterian architectural style. It has stained glass windows and vintage interiors that make it a must-visit during your trip to Mussoorie. The church also runs Landour Language School within its premises. You can visit this church on your trek to Lal Tibba.

19. Devalsari

Devalsari is one of the most scenic places that you can visit near Mussoorie. It is full of the natural beauty of forests, meadows, and mountains. You can come here and set up your camps in the greenery. You can spot many birds, butterflies, and animals in the forests. Devalsari is also the base for Nag Tibba trek. You can also pray at Koneshwar Mahadev in Devalsari.

20. Soham Heritage & Art Centre

Soham Heritage & Art Centre in Mussoorie is one of the best places to see the arts and crafts of the Himalayas. Among the various works of tribal art, you will see paintings, murals, frescoes, sculptures, musical instruments, jewelry, woodwork, utensils, etc. These are hand-made by local artisans and tribal people who live here for centuries.

21. Mossy Falls

Mossy Falls is a type of hidden waterfall in Mussoorie. It is 145 feet high waterfall that cascades down in a series of steps. The falls are named because of the moss-covered trees and rocks that are found in this place. Mossy Falls is a perfect destination for a jungle trek that takes you through river streams, rocks, and hilly terrain.

22. Library Bazaar

Library Bazaar is on Mall Road in Mussoorie. The bazaar has shops, restaurants, and cafes where you can spend some relaxing time and shop around for various things. Among the best things that you can buy here are handcrafted jewelry, statues, wall hangings, Tibetan prayer wheels, etc. You can relish mouth-watering street food here in small eateries and restaurants.

23. K Devbhumi Wax Museum

K Devbhumi Wax Museum is in Company Garden and is one of the places to visit in Mussoorie. This wax museum has statues made of wax of celebrities and personalities. The wax statue is inspired by Madame Tussauds in London. Currently, there are 26 wax statues and figurines ranging from Mother Teresa and Albert Einstein to Swami Vivekananda and Angelina Jolie.

24. Char Dukan

Char Dukan is a row of eateries that serve delicious street food in Mussoorie. It is on Mall Road and is famous for shops that serve piping hot and fresh street food like bun-maska, omelets, parathas, waffles, ice cream, etc. Char Dukan is full of tourists who want to eat to their heart’s content and have a good time in Mussoorie.

25. Shedup Choepelling Temple

Shedup Choepelling Temple is a Buddhist temple in Mussoorie. The temple is in Happy Valley. This Buddhist temple has meditation halls, prayer wheels, murals, and Tibetan motifs and sculptures. The Shedup Choepelling Temple was the first Buddhist temple in India to be consecrated by the Dalai Lama. There is an idol of Lord Buddha on top of the temple.

26. Bhadraj Temple

Bhadraj Temple is one of the most sacred temples in Mussoorie. Lord Balaram, Krishna’s brother, is the main deity of this temple. The 11 km trek from Cloud’s End to this temple is an adventurous thing to do. You can view Doon Valley on this trek and also the mountain ranges of Chakrata and Jaunsar Bawar. This temple is located on top of a hill and locals have tremendous faith in this temple.

27. Happy Valley

Happy Valley is the best place in Mussoorie to experience Tibetan culture and lifestyle. There are many Tibetan monasteries and temples in Happy Valley. But there are other attractions also like Company Garden, Tibetan shops, and eateries. You can shop for Tibetan artifacts and relish Tibetan cuisines. Happy Valley is also known as ‘Mini Tibet’ and as many as 5000 Tibetans fled Tibet to settle here.

28. Mussoorie Heritage Centre

Mussoorie Heritage Centre is one of the best places in Mussoorie to experience the culture of Mussoorie. There are many things to see here like various historical exhibits, old maps, paintings, murals, artifacts, photographs, records, etc. This center also conducts heritage walks, city tours, and research programs for tourists.

29. Lambi Dehar Mines

Lambi Dehar Mines is one of the strangest tourist places in Mussoorie. Many miners died in these mines and people believe that their souls still haunt these mines. The mines are surrounded by lush greenery and forests. Many accidents and deaths happened near these mines and caused them to get infamous. Tourists should be cautious after dark and should be brave before they visit these mines.

30. Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve

Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve is a place of wilderness in Mussoorie. You can go on guided walks through this reserve and spot amazing wild species. There are rare plants, reptiles, animals, birds, and mammals to watch out for in this reserve. You can go for bird watching tours also.

31. Mussoorie Adventure Park

Mussoorie Adventure Park is one of the best places in Mussoorie for adventure and excitement. The park has many adventurous activities to do like rock climbing, zip line, rappelling, skywalk, trekking, etc. The park is surrounded by forests and natural beauty. Activities like Burma Bridge, Zip Swing, Monkey Crossing, etc are fun to do and also bring excitement to tourists.

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