6 Tourist Places in Mussoorie You Must Visit
Mussorie is one of the most popular hill stations in India that needs no introduction. It is a hot favourite among tourists because of its natural beauty. Its proximity to Dehradun, the capital of the state of Uttarakhand, and good road connectivity with New Delhi have made it a preferred weekend destination.
Mussoorie, the queen of hills, is in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. The picturesque hill station is situated in the Garhwal Himalayan range. The best time to visit Mussoorie is the summer season, particularly from March to June.
From strolling around the city to trekking or indulging in a range of adventure sports activities- there are many things to do in Mussoorie for people of all age groups. Here are some of the things you can look forward to during your visit to Mussoorie.
The City board and Mussorie Dehradun Development Board have jointly developed Mussoorie lake to boost tourism. Tourists can paddle boats on the lake and have a spectacular view of the Doon valley and the nearby villages. The lake is situated on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road at a distance of 6 Km from Mussoorie.
The present location of Lal Tibba is on Landour ridge, which moved after the construction of the TV tower at the earlier location. You can clearly see the beautiful snowcapped mountains far away through a large binocular at the observation deck.
Remember to carry adequate warm clothes as the place is extremely cold all around the year.
Located at an elevation of 1,364 metres, Kempty Falls is one of the major tourist attractions in the hill station Mussoorie. The Britishers used to camp here for tea, hence the name Kempty (camp- tea).
Surrounded by mountain ranges in all directions, the surreal natural beauty of the place leaves tourists speechless.
During the British era, a cannon was used to sound midday time for local inhabitants from this place, hence the name Gun Hill. At an altitude of 2,024 metres, the Gun Hill point is the second highest peak of the Mussorie hills.
It is easier to reach there by cable car, but you can take a 20-minutes uphill trek if you’re fit enough. You can get a 360-degree view of the town from Gun Hill point.
The mall road is reminiscent of the colonial past of Mussoorie. It is the most happening place for tourists with shops, cafes, skating rinks and a nearby Tibetan market. The entire stretch of road from Picture Palace in the east to Library point to the west is the mall road.
You can further explore Camel’s Back Road or the Library Bazaar while leisurely strolling beyond Mall road.
Situated on the western side of the Library Point, the beautiful Happy Valley is true to its name. The place has many tourist attractions like Tibetan sanctuaries, the municipal garden, Hathipaon park estate and the famed Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, commonly known as the IAS training academy.
Club Mahindra Mussoorie is arguably one of the best resorts in Mussoorie. You can stay here and enjoy a memorable stay with your loved ones. Plan a tour to the hill stations near Mussoorie while making this resort your principal base.
Mussorie has so many tourist places that the entire list can easily go beyond thirty places. However, if you’re on a short trip of a maximum of 2-3 days, visit the six places mentioned above. Once smitten by the queen of hills, you would surely come back soon to cover the other places as well.