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Mussorie

Mussoorie is situated about 35 Kilometres from Dehradun. This destination remains to be the one among the picturesque hill station at the state of India in Uttarakhand. This hill station is situated in the foothills of the Garhawl Himalayan ranges at the same time moreover called by its nickname “The Queen of Hills”. Apart from these, this destination also stands to be the gateway for the Gangotri as well as Yamunotri shrines. The ideal time to explore this Mussoorie destination would be between the mid-March till mid-November since the rains at the time of the monsoon in addition to cold at the time of winters creates it quite unreachable. Here we have listed the top ten best destinations that need to visit while you plan your trip towards Mussorie.

  1. Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls photoPhotos by Praveen Ankireddy,


Famous for: Its Waterfalls, Mother Nature Environ.

Tickets: No Entry Charges. For a water based activity, you will have extra charges.

Opening Timings: This place is open all the days from sunrise till sunset.

Duration: 1.5-2 hours.


Things to Do at Kempty Falls: Explore the water park and plan for a Picnic.

The Kempty falls are enclosed by tall mountain ranges as well as are located at a height of just about 1,364 meters beyond the sea level, thus offering it a brilliant environs to merely sit then pin your ears back to the sound of the water that will fall by the rocky bed of the water underneath between the lush green locality.

  1. Lal Tibba

Lal Tibba photo

Photos by paulhami,

Famous for: Mother Nature Atmosphere, Tall Peaks.

Tickets: Nil entry charge.

Opening Timings: Available all days starting from 8 am to 7 pm.

Duration: 30 mins.

Things to Do near Tibba Peak: View the nearby Peak, Sunset & sunrise views and Trekking

The premier peak at Mussoorie, with the height of above 2,290 meters beyond the sea level and offers certain astonishing and not ever seen earlier sights of the mountains which house the divine shrines of Kedarnath as well as Badrinath. To offer its invitees a richer sight of the striking atmospheres a Japanese telescope has been fitted by the edge of the cliff Moreover the place is extremely conserved from utmost commercial doings.

  1. Happy Valley

Happy Valley photo

Photos by Roller Coaster Philosophy,

Famous for: Buddhism, Tibetan culture, Viewpoints

Tickets: Nil entry charges.

Opening Timings: It is open on all days at day time.

Duration: 2 to 3 hours.

Things to Do in Happy Valley: Shop for souvenir’s, Visit the Buddhist monastery, Eat Tibetan cuisines and Volunteer at the schools here.

This place is recognized to be the Tibetan settlement at Mussoorie, the Happy Valley is situated in the smaller distance from that of the mall road. This is the destination where Tibetan settlement at Mussoorie who initially arrived in India while they flew from the Lhasa at 1959, which was led by the spiritual leader dalai lama formerly he relocated to Dharamsala. The place would fully rule with oaks as well as deodars and holds numerous small best hotels and cafeterias when you plan for a walk further more towards the town, you would catch to feel calm like no other.

  1. Camel’s Back Road
See Also -   Mussoorie - The Queen of the Hills

Camel’s Back Road photo

Photos by joedecruyenaere,

Famous for: Adventure, Nature, and Photography.

Tickets: Nil Entry Charges.

Opening Timings: It is open on all days at day time.

Duration: 1 hour

Things to Do at Camel’s Back Road: Shop for souvenirs, Trekking and Pony Rides

This road gets its name from the rock that is shaped similar to the camel’s hump on its back as well as expenses about a distance of nearby 3-4 kilometers from Kulri bazaar towards the Library Chowk at Mussoorie. The road is perfect for the walk as one could offer amazing looks of the valley as well as the mountains here. The destination is excellent for the photographers who are seeking for best shots for capturing the valley in addition to the mountains that bounded by Mussoorie.

  1. Gun Hill

Famous for: Adventure, Nature, and Photo Stills.

Tickets: Nil Entry Charges. The Ropeway ride is extra charged at 75 INR per person.

Opening Timings: It is open on all days from morning 10 am to 6 pm.

Duration: 1 hour

Things to Do at Gun Hill: Ropeway, Sunset and sunrise views, Trekking

This place is the second highest point at the Mussoorie destination; the name of the place name is got from the occurrence of firing a cannon from this residence to express what time it is to the public’s henceforth offering it the name as ‘Gun Hill’. The Gun Hill positioned at the height of 2,024 meters beyond the sea level and delivers several magnificent views of the environments.

  1. Mussoorie Lake

Famous for: Nature, Lakes, and Serenity.

Tickets: Entry fee is INR 15 where the additional charge for boat rides.

Opening Timings: All days it is open from 8 am to 7pm.

Duration: 2 hours

Things to Do at Mussoorie Lake: Shop for souvenirs, Boat Riding, and Picnic Spot.

This place is situated at distance of 6 kilometers by the Mussoorie and Dehradun road; the lake was at recent times urbanized as the best picnic spot through the city board as well as the Mussoorie and Dehradun Development consultant. The beautiful small lake that is created through a regular waterfall, even though going down from the road towards the lake at the method very decent minor waterfall is there, you could see duck swimming in a lake, and you could ride the paddle boat here in addition and delight in the astonishing environments.

  1. Christ Church

Christ Church photo

Photos by tejvanphotos,

Famous for: History and Architecture.

Tickets: Nil Entry Charges.

Opening Timings: from Monday till Saturday the Church is opened from 7 am till 6:30 pm and on Sunday it is open from 8 am and closed at 6:30 pm.

Duration: 1 hour.

Things to Do near Christ Church: Visit the Kempty fall and View the Doon Valley.

The Christ church was constructed during the year at 1836 as well as is recognized to be one among the oldest churches at the Himalayan ranges by the British at the time of the British colonisation at India. Holding the

Christ Church was built in 1836 and is considered to be the oldest churches in the Himalayan ranges by the British during the British colonisation in India. Holding the Gothic design as well as architectural fashion, the blemished glass windows at the Church recommend the occasions at the life of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, from this, the great altar at the Church offers the travails of the Jesus Christ. The walls, as well as interiors of the church, are attractively adorned to clutch consideration of visitors.

  1. Sir George Everest’s House
See Also -   Mussoorie; The Queen Of Mountains

Sir George Everest’s House photo

Photos by paulhami,

Famous for: Trekking, History, and Nature.

Tickets: Nil Entry Charges.

Opening Timings: Available on all days

Duration: 2 hours.

Things to Do in The Sir George Everest’s House:  See the Doon Valley and the Himalayas, Visit the Mall Road, Eat in the eateries near there and Picnic spot.

This place was constructed at the time of 183, this house belongs to the popular geographer and surveyor, this peak is named after the name of Sir George Everest and considered to be the world’s highest peak. He actually stayed in Mussoorie for almost a decent 30 years as well the house displays several fascinating facts about the popular personality. It is about 6 Km from the Gandhi Chowk and Library Bazaar in addition to reachable through the vehicle, while the road is actual bumpy beyond the Haathi Paon (the elephant’s foot).

  1. Jwalaji Temple

Famous for: Pilgrimage.

Tickets: No entry fee.

Opening Timings: Open all days from 7 am to 6 pm.

Duration: 1-2 hours.

Things to Do near Jwalaji Temple: Pay a visit to Christ Church and take a trip to Mussoorie Lake.

The temple is situated at the distance nearly 9 kilometers from the Mussoorie on the top of Benog Hill by the height of 2,240 meters beyond the sea level. The destination preserves a period’s ancient idol of the Hindu divinity Idol Durga, the appearance of ultimate loveliness as well as deadly power at the Hindu mythos.

  1. The Mall

Famous for: Tourist Attractions and Shopping.

Tickets: Nil Entry Charges.

Opening Timings: Available on all days

Duration: From 30 mins till 1 hour.

Things to Do at Mall Road: Shopping, Visit the Company Bagh, Stroll and enjoy the views and try out the local delicacies

Too popular called as the Mall Road, this place is fully a shoppers delight through everything at the similar location. The Mall is similar to the salvation of Mussoorie over almost the whole thing situated on this very expanse. Being it allures, restaurants, hotels, and shops – The Mall stocks them all.

The further destination and attractions in and around Mussoorie are Adventure Park, Himalayan Adventure Institute, Mossy Falls and Bhatta Fall. To list merely 10 places out of the numerous attractions in “The Queen of Hills” is certainly created on our experience as well as opinion. The above-mentioned places are some of the best places that we thought really worth visiting and not miss out while you plan a vacation to Mussoorie. However, there are also several other places that also offer you great delight and enjoyment.

On the other hand, we have tried our best to mention the places we thought, were a must visit. In case we have left out any place that you think needed to be mentioned, please feel free to mention the places in your comments.

Featured Image Photo by paulhami


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