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Top 11 Places To Visit In Mussoorie

Mussoorie, India

Mussoorie, also known as Queen of the Hills, is among the most popular hill stations in the country. Located 35 kilometers from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a picturesque hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and comes under the district Dehradun. The hill station is located at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges.

The place is also known as the gateway to the “Gangotri and “Yamunotri” shrines. The best time to visit the place is between mid-March to mid-November as the rains during monsoons and cold during the winters make it pretty inaccessible.

The best time to visit Mussoorie is during summers, as it offers respite from the scorching summer heat. However, if you are looking for a secluded holiday, come here during winter to witness the snowfall.

Here are the Top 11 Places to Visit in Mussoorie, which are worth visiting on your Mussoorie Trip:

1. Kempty Falls

The Kempty falls are surrounded by high mountain ranges and are situated at an altitude of approximately 1,364 meters above sea level, thus giving it a wonderful surrounding to just sit and listen to the sound of the water which falls on the rocky bed of the water below among the lush green vicinity.

2. Lal Tibba

The highest peak in Mussoorie, with an altitude of over 2,290 meters above sea level and provides some amazing and never seen views of the mountains that house the holy shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath. To give its visitors a clearer view of the picturesque surroundings a Japanese telescope has been installed at the edge of the cliff also the place is highly preserved from most commercial activities.

3. Happy Valley

The center of the Tibetan settlement in Mussoorie, Happy valley is situated a short distance from the mall road. This is the place where Tibetans first arrived in India when they fled from Lhasa in 1959, led by their spiritual leader Dalai lama before he moved to Dharamsala. The place is lined with oaks and deodars and has several small hotels and cafeterias and as you walk further into the town, you will get to experience calm like no other.

4. Gun Hill

The second highest point in Mussoorie, the place’s name is derived from the event of firing cannon from this place to tell what time is it to the people during the British colonization hence giving it the name ‘Gun Hill’. The place lies at an altitude of 2,024 meters above sea level and offers some majestic views of the surroundings.

5. Christ Church

Christ church was built in 1836 and is considered to be the oldest church in the Himalayan ranges by the British during the British colonization of India. Possessing Gothic design and architectural styles, the stained glass windows in the Church represent the events in the life of Jesus Christ. Apart from this, the high altar in the Church presents the sufferings of Jesus Christ. The walls and interiors of the church are beautifully decorated to grab the attention of visitors.

6. Camel’s Back Road

The road takes its name from the rock which is shaped like a camel’s hump on its back and stretches around a distance of about 3-4 kilometers from Kulri bazaar to the Library Chowk in Mussoorie. The road is ideal for a walk as one can get amazing views of the valley and the mountains from here. The place is great for the photographers.

7. Mussoorie Lake

Located at 6 kilometers on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road, the lake was recently developed as a picnic spot by the city board and the Mussoorie Dehradun Development authority. A nice small lake, which is created by a natural waterfall, while going down from the road to the lake on the way a very good small waterfall is there, you can see ducks swimming in the lake, you can ride a paddle boat here as well and enjoy the amazing surroundings.

8. George Everest House

At Park Estate are the remains of the building and laboratory of Sir George Everest, the Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843. It is after George Everest that the world's highest peak Mt Everest is named. It is 6 km from Gandhi Chowk and a scenic walk from Library Bazaar, although accessible by road transport to at least Haathi Paon. The place provides a view of Doon Valley on one side and a panoramic view of the Aglar River valley and the peaks of the Himalayan ranges on the other. The tourism department is developing this house as a museum.

9. Surkanda Devi Temple

Surkanda Devi Temple can be reached after a 2 km trek from the village Kaddukhal. A trekker's paradise, the view from the temple is mesmeric. According to local legends, when Lord Vishnu was destroying the physical self of Sati while Lord Shiva did Tandav, Sati's head fell on this place, hence the temple is called the Shri Surkanda Devi Temple. These places (51 sites) are called Shakti Peeths. The temple is one of the most popular Shakti Peeths in India.

10. The Mall

Also famously known as the Mall road, it is a total shopper’s delight with everything in the same location. The Mall is like the lifeline of Mussoorie with almost everything located on this very stretch. Be it attractions, hotels, restaurants, or shops – The Mall houses them all.

11. Dhanaulti Eco Park

Eco Park in Dhanaulti is a newly developed park by the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) and citizens of Dhanaulti, which houses the deodar trees. A must-visit place where children of different age groups can enjoy various kinds of thrilling adventurous activities. Nice place to visit with young kids. Many small restaurants around. October is one of the best months to visit here.

Besides the above top places, there are many other places where you can make a visit during your trip to Mussoorie like Bhatta Fall, Jharipani Fall, Company Garden, Adventure Park, Mossy Falls, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, and Himalayan Adventure Institute.

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