There are many reasons to visit Mussoorie, but some of the most popular reasons include its natural beauty, its wide range of outdoor activities, and its friendly people. Mussoorie is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, and it offers a wide variety of things to do, see, and experience.
- Kempty Falls :
Kempty Falls is a waterfall in Ram Gaon in the Tehri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand. The site was developed by a British officer in the 1830s for hosting tea parties and ever since it has become a popular attraction, especially for picnics. A stream of water running throughout the year starting from the southwest falls from 4,500 ft. offers spectacular views of the valley around it. Then it splits into other five waterfalls and the water falls further 40 feet. A trekking tour is available through the falls. The nearest medical centers are at Dehradun and Kempty, the nearest railway station is at Dehradun and the nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun.
- Lal Tibba :
Lal Tibba is one of the highest peaks in Mussoorie. The name of the viewpoint translates to Red Hill as in the setting sun, a bald patch of the peak gets a blush red glow. And that is how the place got its name ‘Lal Tibba’ which is a direct reference to the color of the sky. On a cloudless day, you will be able to view peaks like Bandarpunch, Kedarnath, and Badrinath from this viewpoint. In winter, the greenery makes way for white snow. You can often see tourists roll in the snow and throw handfuls at each other with joy. One can view the distant Kumaon region and Doon valley from the telescope.
- Gun Hill Point, Mussoorie :
The second highest peak in Mussoorie, Gun Hill Point is one of the most popular viewpoints in the area from where you can witness the glorious view when the sun sets behind mountains of the Himalayas. Located at a distance of 1.7 km from the Mall Road it provides a perfect opportunity to spend some quiet time gazing at Doon Valley and the mesmerizing snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas and views of Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Gangotri, and Pithwara Himalayan ranges. Adventurous enthusiasts can also go to Gun Hill by foot but it involves a steep climb.
- Company Garden, Mussoorie :
The Company Garden was previously known as the Botanical Garden of Mussoorie. The entire plan of this garden was laid down by Dr. H Fackner in the early 20th century and it is maintained by the Garden Welfare Association of Mussoorie. The garden has a lush green carpet of lawns and a fountain, nearly 800 different types of flowers, including Dahlias, Begonia, Pansy, and Petunia. The garden has a nursery, which offers a wide range of plants for sale. There is a lovely lake with the facility of paddled boating and a small but pleasant waterfall. There is a small market inside the garden where visitors can buy locally made items. A telescope is also installed to have a closer look at the surrounding peaks.
- Cloud’s End, Mussoorie :
Cloud’s End is a wonderful stretch of lush deodar and oak forests, which is located 6 km from Library Road. Cloud’s End is an excellent place for refreshing walks and is known for scenic views of hills with a pleasant climate. Visitors can reach this natural attraction by trekking along Hathipaon Road. Cloud’s End is surrounded by thick Oak and Deodar forests. This place offers activities like hill climbing, nature walks in the nearby forest.
- Jharipani Falls :
Situated in the village of Jharipani, the entire stretch around Jharipani Falls is naturally abundant. You can spend hours soaking in the beauty of the falls, clicking good pictures, or simply appreciating the views of the scenery around the waterfall including those of the Shivalik Range. A wide variety of shrubs, creepers, and wildflowers grow here.
- Mussoorie Lake, Musoorie :
A man-made lake yet one of the most beautiful sites in the city, Mussoorie Lake was recently developed as a picnic spot by Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority. The lake offers panoramic views of Doon Valley and the surrounding places. Apart from boating on the lake, you can try water zorbing and zip lining, paragliding. Also, there are several small souvenir shops, restaurants. After enjoying the lake, you can visit a horror house near the lake.
- Sir George Everest’s House, Mussoorie :
Located 6 km from Gandhi Chowk in Mussoorie, Sir George Everest’s House dates back to the year 1832. This place once served as the home laboratory. Do visit the observatory to find some insightful information from measuring the highest mountains to scaling the distances between the mountains of the North, Sir Everest has done it all from this place.
- Camel’s Back Road, Mussoorie :
Camel’s Back Road, a tourist attraction in Mussoorie, is a great place to visit if you enjoy walking around nature and enjoy the views of valleys and the mountains and the pleasant climate. This 3 km stretch road is named so because it resembles the hump of a camel and is best visited in the mornings and evenings. This road has an ancient Hawa Ghar where people can sit and view the mighty peaks. Telescopes are available here for those wanting a closer look at the Himalayan peaks. There are many stories about this road. Camel’s Back Road is also a great sunset point. The peaks of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, and Trishul are visible from here.
- Library Bazaar, Mussoorie :
If you are interested in buying things from small stores then this place is for you. Located in the center of the hill station, the bazaar is one of the busiest parts of Mussoorie with all the shops of handmade fabrics, silver jewelry, local sweets and delicacies, gaming parlors. With a little bargaining, one is sure to get a good value for money. Most remarkable is the Victorian-style old library, which was built in the mid-19th century. The bazaar derives its name from the library.
- Lake Mist, Mussoorie :
One of the scenic places to visit in Mussoorie is the Lake Mist. The lake has a boating point from where you can hire a boat at an affordable fee. Lake Mist is a natural lake that has been created by the Kempty River. Lake Mist is one of the important attractions of Mussoorie and offers an opportunity for people of all ages to take a break from regular life and to stay near the blissful atmosphere of the lake for a long.
- Snow Adventure Zone, Mussoorie :
Earlier it was known as Mussoorie Adventure Park. It is one of the best places to experience the adventure activities like skiing, sky ride, valley crossing, skywalk, parallel rope, and zip lines, and traditional activities like Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking, etc. The park is surrounded by beautiful alpine meadows and trees of deodar, pine, wall nut, apricot, oak.
- The Mall Road, Mussoorie :
The Mall Road offers pleasant views of verdant hills and valleys on almost every nook and corner. Mall Road offers all that is expected from a typical Indian hill station right from Restaurants and cafes to videogame parlors and souvenir vendors.
- Bhatta Falls, Mussoorie :
Bhatta Falls is a recently developed picnic spot near Mussoorie Bhatta Falls is less crowded. It has a natural stream of water flowing down the hills, falling from a height of 30 feet into a natural pool. The pool formed by the falls is too cold. The falls contain multiple levels so, one has to climb each level to reach the top. It is the best spot for the photographer as this place offers beautiful picturesque locations. You can swim in the pond at the bottom of the falls. There is also a children’s park, slopes, and swings are provided for playing purposes. You can take the ropeway from the Bhatta Village to the Falls. Do carry your food and beverages, as there is no provision available there.
- Jwala Devi Temple, Mussoorie :
Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Jwala Devi, this beautiful temple houses a stone idol of the goddess in a small white temple structure. The temple is about 9 km west of Mussoorie. After reaching Cloud’s End Point you have to trek about 2 km to reach the temple. The path is surrounded by hills, lush greenery, and small streams. After an easy and exciting journey, you will get to see the panoramic views of the Shivalik Range of mountains, Yamuna River, Doon Valley. Thousands of devotees visit this temple to seek the blessings of Goddess Durga, every year. Besides devotees, the shrine also attracts nature lovers for its beautiful surroundings and pleasant atmosphere. There are no shops available near Jwala Devi temple and it’s advised to carry drinking water and food. The Navratra are also celebrated here every year.
- Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Mussoorie :
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary, is a part of the popular Rajaji National Park. In addition to a large number of fir and pine trees, this sanctuary is populated with several medicinal plants. The sight of several indigenous and exotic birds, including red-billed blue magpie, mountain quails, and White Capped Water Redstart make this place a paradise for birdwatchers. Visitors can go for a trek to explore the wilderness of this place. The commonly found animal species found in this sanctuary are the Himalayan goat, panther, leopard, deer, and bear. The sanctuary offers a magical view of the sunrise and sunset. Aglar River, a tributary of Yamuna River flows through the sanctuary.
- Christ Church, Mussoorie :
Mussoorie Christ Church is a peaceful historical and religious site built in 1836 by the British community who once resided in the destination. This place is considered one of the first Catholic churches in the entire Himalayan region. One can have wonderful views of the Doon valley from here. The massive structure was erected by private donations for the use of British residents. On 29th November 1970, Christ Church became part of the Church of North India. Inside the church, there is a high altar that depicts the sufferings of Jesus Christ. The walls and interiors of the church are beautifully decorated which attracts visitors the most.
The church was once visited by the Princess of Wales, who later became Queen Mary of England. She planted a deodar tree in its courtyard when she once visited the place. The deodar tree is still standing in the courtyard of the Church.
- Nag Tibba Peak, Mussoorie :
The Nag Tibba Peak is the highest in Uttarakhand in the lesser Himalayan Regions. It is a short hike near Delhi or Dehradun. It is a perfect spot for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. While reaching the top of the peak you’ll come across the dense sub-alpine forest, sudden openings of sprawling meadows, and some short ridge walk. After reaching the top you will get to see a 100-degree view of snow-capped Himalayan ranges including Swargrohini, Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Srikantha, and Gangotri, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon valley, and the snow peaks of Changabang.
- Robber’s Cave, Mussoorie :
Robber’s Cave, also known as Gucchu Pani, is a river cave formed in the Himalayas, about 8 kilometers from Dehradun. This river cave is believed to be an abode of Lord Shiva and is very close to Sahasradhara. Its specialty is that this narrow creek is between two enormous rocks and river water flows out from the middle of the cave. There is a waterfall at the end of the stream. With extraordinary cold water underground springs, the cave cools down during the scorching-hot summer afternoon. It is a perfect picnic spot.
- Kellogg Memorial Church, Mussoorie :
The Church was built as a Presbyterian church in 1903. It was the home of the Landour Language School where British people were taught Hindi at that time. Tourists visit this church due to its distinct features and beautiful Gothic architecture with elegant stained glass windows. Located on the way to Laal Tibba, this church is a famous landmark as well as a popular tourist destination.