The hills of hills, Musoorie

It is located a high altitude of 6000ft. It was made popular hills station by the Britishers, it also holds religious sites

Mussoorie is famous for providing an escape into the serene beauty of lush green flora and mountains. The Mall is the center point of Mussoorie is the Mall. it has two ends Library and picture palace spread some distance away. Mussoorie has something to offer for everyone, it has nature with astounding waterfalls and sceneries along with architectural marvel of colonial structures. This place has great views which can be enjoyed during a bike or car ride. There are Maggi points between the road, offering various varieties of Maggi. For navigation around the city Rickshaws and taxis are the best options, though one could take a bus ride which has a limited route. You can also walk around the place.

For food lovers: Mussoorie is a famous tourist destination hence it offers various cuisines. One can easily find Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, Thai, Moroccan, Italian, Goan and other cuisines in this town. There are various Hookah bars in this area. Tibetan food is said to be their specialty. Momos are absolutely mouthwatering. Rus, Bhaang ki Khatai, Kappa, Susunak Saag are some local dishes of Uttarakhand.

Here are some top places to visit in Mussoorie:

  • Kempty Falls:

    Situated between the roads of Dehradun and Mussoorie. It is known as the perfect place to take a dip in the water from a high altitude of 40 feet. One could also do fishing near the stream. The waterfall offers a mesmerizing and astounding panoramic view of the water which falls from a great height. People are often found bathing and fishing under the falls. It has also become a picnic spot for families. It is the most crowded waterfall almost throughout the year. The season of summer is the best time to visit (March to June). Visitors should avoid visiting this place during the monsoon, the falls take violent form. Kempty Falls is located at an altitude of 4500ft above the sea level and it is surrounded by high mountain cliffs.

  • The Mall:

    It is also known as the heart of Mussoorie. The Mall serves as a colonial heritage with its benches and lampposts filled with modern skating rings and video game parlors.

  • Gun Hill:

    It is the second highest peak in Mussoorie after the mighty Lal Tibba. This hill is located 400ft above the Mall. One could take the cable car to visit the peak. The journey in cable car itself is quite exhilarating. The peak above offers some of the most stunning and breathtaking views of snowy mountains. The entire Mussoorie can be viewed from this peak. This peak is considered to be the most picturesque location in Mussoorie. Every single shot you take will result in perfect shots.

  • Lal Tibba:

    It is the highest hill of Mussoorie. Lal Tibba is located in the Landour Area on the Depot Hill. This peak is famous for giving spectacular view Kedarnath, Badrinath, Baderpunch and much more. With the help of a powerful telescope, one could also spot the Tibetan Border. It feels like that this is the place where the green terrain and the blue sky meet. Both sunset and sunrise are astounding to watch. You can also climb this trek; horse riding facility is also available here. This trek has the broadcasting towers of Door Darshan and All India Radio as well.

  • Cloud’s End:

    Located 6km from the Library. Cloud’s end resembles the end of Mussoorie. Accordingly dense forest covers the area. In the meantime It has a lovely walking track.

  • Lake Mist:

    It is the best place to spend some family time. Lake Mist is considered as one of the most beautiful destinations in the Mussoorie. The water in the lake is crystal clear, it is surrounded by the dense green forest from the sides. It is located near the Kempty falls, a proper place to spend some time under nature’s bliss. This destination is not that popular yet so visitors should expect less crowd. Peace and moderation are the main features of this place.

  • Company Garden:

    This garden is located just 3 km away from the Mall road. The Company Garden is a well-maintained picnic spot with an awesome mini lake. Children could enjoy the amusement park and the flower garden.

  • Camel’s Back Road:

    Shaped like a camel’s hump. This site has become a popular trekking spot among the adventurers. In addition one could also enjoy horse riding in this trek.

  • Jharipani Falls:

    Located just 6km downhill of Mussoorie. Jharipani Falls can be reached within a 30-minute walk. The estates of Jharipani packs this waterfall.

  • Jwala Devi Temple:

    This temple is located at the top of Being Hills. It offers a lovely view of the Doon valley and the milky white river Yamuna.

  • Dhanaulti:

    A small village which houses the famous Sukhanda Devi Shrine within the lushness of Himalayan greenery. This site attracts pilgrims from all over the country. Eco Park here is a must visit for the tourists.

  • Bhatta Falls:

    A scenic waterfall attracts a lot of tourists. The Bhatta Falls is situated near the Bhatta village just 7 km away from mussoorie. It is one of most picturesque locations of the city. It is not so popular as compared with the Kempty falls. Therefore it remains less crowded. The place is very calm and clean, it is best for nature lovers and for meditation. Daytime is the best time to visit these falls due to safer conditions.

  • Beenog Wildlife Sanctuary:

    Beenog Wildlife century famous for reserves for endangered animals like mountain quails, deer, leopards and red-billed blue magpie etc. It is also the house to some of the rarest species of birds and migratory birds as well. This park offers wildlife with the blend of nature.

  • Paragliding:

    If one has a decent budget then one could enjoy the thrill of paragliding in Mussoorie.

  • Nag Tibba Trek:

    Though it remains unpopular, Nag Tibba is an exhilarating and challenging trek. This trek offers a climb of about 10,000 ft. between the snowy mountains. Nag Tibba is the highest peak of the Nagtibba range. it has an astonishing altitude of 9915 m. This trek is full of rich flora and fauna. The trek offers the stunning views of Kedarnath peak, Bandarpoonch Peak, Gangotri Peak and Doon Valley, this trek could be a great weekend gateway from the busy city life. This trek is quite challenging and doesn’t offer any proper camping facility for the trekkers. Most of the trekkers carry their own sleeping bags and tents for the trek. You should carry your own water bottle. However, you will get the chance to refill your bottle between the trek.