Mussoorie, located at a distance of 35 km from Dehradun, is also known as the Queen of hills. Mussoorie is also the gateway to Gangotri. The flora and fauna found in Dehradun add to its charm even more. It is a popular summer tourist destination for the people of Delhi, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. In this post we are telling you top 10 places for Mussoorie sightseeing. If you are planning to visit Mussoorie then you must add these 12 places to visit near Mussoorie.
Famous Tourist Places to visit in Mussoorie
Mall Road of Mussoorie runs from Picture Palace in the east to the Public Library in the west. In British times, the goods road of Mussoorie used to say “Indians and dogs are not allowed”. These type of ethnic symbols were found while presenting the mentality of the British. They were later trampled under foot. On this road there are shops of all kinds of goods ranging from food to drink, which attract tourists.
2. Gun hill
Don’t forget to enjoy the ropeway to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. It can also be reached by foot, this road goes near the court on Mall Road and it takes about 20 minutes to reach here. The length of the ropeway is only 400 meters.
From Gun Hill one can see the beautiful views of the Himalayan mountain range ie Bandarpanch, Srikanta, Pithwara and Gangotri group etc., as well as spectacular views of Mussoorie and Doon Valley. In pre-independence years, the cannon placed on this hill was fired daily in the afternoon so that people could set their clocks, hence the place was named Gun Hill.
3. Municipal Garden
The present Company Garden or Municipal Garden of Mussoorie was called Botanical Garden till before independence. The world famous geologist Dr. H. Fakanar Logi was the creator of the company garden. Around 1842, he transformed the area into a beautiful garden. Later, it was being looked after by the company administration and hence it came to be called Company Garden or Municipal Garden.
4. Tibetan Temple
The temple tells the saga of Buddhist civilization, certainly attracts tourists. There are some drums on the back side of this temple. Whose belief is that rotating them fulfills the desire.
5. Lal Tibba
It is the highest peak in Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. It is 5 km from the tourist office, it can also be reached by horse or on foot. It is very exciting to see snow views from here.
6. Camel Back Road
This 4 km road starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ends by going to Library Bazar. It is nice to walk or horse ride on this road.
7. Jharipani Fall
This fall is located 8.5 km from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Jharipani road. Tourists can reach the waterfall 1.5 km from here by taking a bus or car for 7 km to the waterfall.
8. Bhatta Falls
The fall is located 7 km from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. Tourists can reach the waterfall by reaching here by bus or car and walking 3 km further on foot. It is a good place for bathing and picnic.
9. Kempty Falls
It is the largest and most beautiful waterfall situated in this beautiful valley at a height of 4500 feet, 15 km from Mussoorie on Yamunotri Road, which is surrounded by high mountains. Bathing in the foothills of the water freshens up and children as well as elders enjoy it. Located about 15 km from the city on the Mussoorie-Yamunotri road, this waterfall flows in five different streams, which remains a center of attraction for tourists. The site is about 4500 feet above sea level. Mountain ranges are visible around it. The British often used to have their tea feast here, that is why the name of this waterfall is Campati (Camp + Tea) Fal.
10. Nag Devta Temple
This ancient temple situated on Cart Mackenji Road is about 6 km from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go right up to the temple. From here one has a beautiful view of Doon Valley along with Mussoorie.
11. Mussoorie Lake
This is a newly developed picnic spot on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road, which is about 6 km from Mussoorie. It is an attractive place. Paddle-boats are available here. From here one gets a beautiful view of Doon Valley and the surrounding villages.
12. Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill)
2104 m 9 km west of Mussoorie. The Jwalaji Temple is situated at the height of It is built on the peak of Benog Hill, where Mata Durga is worshiped. The temple is surrounded by dense forest, from which beautiful views of the Himalayan peaks, Doon Valley and Yamuna Valley are seen.