Mussoorie located in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand India is one of the main tourist attractions of the nation. The evergreen hills, waterfalls, exotic gardens, majestic view of the mountain ranges along with the diverse flora and fauna will have such a deep impression on you that, you will leave with a piece of Mussoorie engraved in your heart. The people here are very innocent and friendly. Having a tour guide in Mussoorie who can speak the local language will help you communicate and learn a lot about this glorious slice of heaven.
How to Reach
Mussoorie is easily reachable by air, bus, or train. The nearest airport Jolly Grant has located 60 km from the hill station. If you plan on enjoying the natural beauty, a journey by train will be the ideal choice. Dehradun Railway Station is just half an hour's taxi journey away from Mussoorie. Traveling by bus is also a very valid option. You may want to talk to your travel guide about the route you are going to follow.
It is the highest point of Mussoorie which offers you a picturesque view of the mountain ranges of the Himalayas. Located 8000 meters above the ground, it houses one of the ancient civilizations of India. The peak is located adjacent to a depot of Indian Military service, known as the ‘Landour’. You’ll get the best view of the Himalayan peaks using a telescope that is installed in a tower named ‘Doordarshan’. The sunrise and sunset scenarios at the Lal Tibba are simply out of this world! Besides, the unparalleled natural beauty, you can also enjoy the architectural splendor of some of the British-era structures located nearby. If you are on a family trip, make sure you visit the Cider’s Lodge, which is an ideal picnic spot. Unlike other picnic arrangements, you won’t find any fancy restaurants or restrooms here. Therefore, you’ll be able to enjoy the rawness of nature to the fullest. If you are into a collection of souvenir items, you can visit some of the nearby shops. The hill is located just 4.5 kilometers from the city center. So, you can go either on foot or hire a cab.
Mussoorie is famous worldwide for its magnificent waterfalls. Kempty Falls, Jharipani Falls, and Bhatta Falls are some of the noteworthy ones.
Kempty Falls is the most famous waterfall of Mussoorie. The crystal clear water, cool weather, mesmerizing natural beauty allures huge number of tourists every year. If you wish, you can take a dip into the cool and clear water. Located just 15 km away from Mussoorie it is very popular among newly married couples and honeymooners.
A 6 km walk downhill of Mussoorie will take you to the amazing Jharipani Falls. Located near the Jharipani village, it has a great picnic spot to enjoy family holidays. You can tell your tour guide to make a necessary reservation in the adjacent 5-star hotel named, Jaypee Residency Manor if you want to hang out for a while.
Then there is Bhatta Falls. The picturesque wonder of nature is located about 7 km from the city center. Wonderful sights complemented by the lush greenery and exotic plants and animals make it a traveler’s paradise. You will be so entertained here that, your day will pass like a blink of an eye.
Gun Hills, the second-highest peak of the Mussoorie, offers you a sensational view of the Himalayan mountain ranges. The fascinating natural beauty will make you fall in love with it. Photographers and tourists all around the globe, hugely admire this hilly area. The most interesting thing about this place is; you’ll get a 360° view of the famous Himalayan ranges like Srikantha, Bunderpunch, Gangotri group, Pithwara, etc. You can reach the Gun Hills by using the legendary ropeway of Mussoorie from the Mall. You can enjoy the phenomenal scenic beauty of Mussoorie and Doon Valley while riding the ropeway. If you ask your guide he will tell you interesting facts about the place. Like; the story behind the naming of the place. Prior to the independence of India, a gun was mounted on the top which was fired at midday so that people can adjust their clocks. Since then, it has been known as the Gun hills.
For any tourist, visiting the Mall of Mussoorie is a must. Located at an elevation of 2000 meters from the sea level, Mall road offers you a great view of the Mountains. Ornate lampposts, benches, and colonial-style architectures give it a very vintage look. If you want to collect souvenirs, you can visit a series of small shops standing on both sides of Mall Road. You can also try the local foods. But, prior to food tasting, you are advised to consult your personal tour guide. Because nobody wants to catch a stomach bug while they are on the roads.
The colorful flowers full of aroma, surrounding beauty and an artificial waterfall makes the Company Garden one of the most beautiful gardens in India. A 3-kilometer walk from the city center will take you to this exotic garden. It has a very famous picnic spot, which is ideal for family tours.
Other Famous Sites
- House of George Everest
- Camel Back Road
- Clouds End
- Christ Church etc.
Mussoorie, the sweet child of nature will give you a pleasant experience that you’ll never forget. The place has such a special charm that, if you visit once, you are bound to come back again. Having a private guide who has a strong grip on the climate and has in-depth knowledge of the specific sites will make your trip a whole lot better.
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