Mussoorie is one of the most famous hill stations of Uttarakhand. It is just 35 km away from Dehradun and is the nearest hill station to Delhi. Mussoorie offers majestic views of the Shivaliks and the lush green hills of the Doon Valley. Mussoorie is a very popular hill station in North India. It has several British-era schools that are famous all over India.
The natural beauty of Mussoorie comprises of beautiful Himalayan panoramas, lush forests, rolling hills, waterfalls, gardens, markets, lakes and colonial architecture. If you want to travel to Mussoorie then you can explore the best Uttarakhand holiday packages. The top tourist places in Mussoorie are shown below.
1. Kempty Falls
Kempty Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Mussoorie. It is extremely popular as a picnic spot. The pool at the bottom of Kempty Falls is perfect for bathing. Kempty Falls Ropeway is another attraction of Kempty Falls. You will get an aerial view of the waterfall and the surrounding area. There are many shops nearby and eateries for breakfast and shopping.
- Location: Ram Gaon, Tehri Garhwal District
- Timings: 10 am – 6 pm
- Entry Fee: Free (Additional fee to use the ropeway, starting from INR 120)
2. Lal Dune
Lal Tibba is the highest view point of Mussoorie from where you can have spectacular views of Bandarpunch, Badrinath and Kedarnath peaks. You can see these mountain peaks with binoculars. You can refresh yourself with snacks and fruit juices at Lal Tibba.
3. Gun Hill
Gun Hill is the second highest point of Mussoorie. It is 20 minutes walk from Mall Road. You can also take the cable car and reach Gun Hill. You can see the mountain peaks of Gangotri, Bandarpunch and Shrikant through binoculars from Gun Hill. Gun Hill is named after a cannon that was set up here during the British period to keep people in time.
4. Camel Back Road
Camel Back Road is a 3 km long road from where you can see the camel back shaped rock. It is a beautiful road that is perfect for car rides and nature walks. You can also get beautiful views of sunrise and sunset. You can also go for horse riding on the camel back road. Camel Back Road offers splendid views of Doon Valley.
5. George Everest House
George Everest House used to be the place where Sir George Everest conducted his experiments. Today, it is one of the popular tourist places in Mussoorie. George Everest House offers spectacular views of the Doon Valley and the Himalayan peaks. The location of George Everest House makes it the best place to witness the picturesque sunrise and sunset views.
6. Mall Road
Mall Road is the most famous attraction of Mussoorie. It is a stretch of road that is filled with shops, restaurants, cafes and old British-era buildings. There are many such views on Mall Road from where you can see beautiful views. There are many things to do on Mall Road like skating, playing sports, shopping for handicrafts etc.
- Location: Mall Road
- Time: All day
- Entry Fee: N/A
7. Jharipani Falls
Jharipani Falls is one of the picturesque waterfalls in Mussoorie. You can go for trekking up to Jharipani Falls located at a distance of 1.5 km from Mussoorie. There are many wildflowers and lush vegetation near the waterfall. You can see the beautiful mountains of Shivalik ranges from Jharipani Falls.
8. Mussoorie Lake
Mussoorie Lake is a man-made lake in Mussoorie. You can do paddle boating, zipline, zorbing and many other recreational activities here. It is one of the best places for fun and entertainment in Mussoorie. You can eat and dine in the restaurant and also shop for local handicrafts.
- Location: Dhobi Ghat, Mussoorie
- Timings: 8 am – 7 pm
- Entry Fee: INR 15 (additional fee for other activities)
9. Clouds End
One of the most beautiful views of the Clouds and Mussoorie. You can trek up to the Clouds End and enjoy spectacular views of the Aglar river valley and the dense deodar forests. Clouds End has an old British-era building worth visiting for its architecture. It has now been converted into Clouds & Forest Resort. You can do many activities like nature walk, hiking and trekking at Clouds End.
- Location: Hathipaon area, Mussoorie
- Time: N/A
- Entry Fee: INR 50
10. Company Garden
Company Garden is one of the best entertainment places in Mussoorie. It is filled with colorful flowering plants and lush green lawns. You can sit and relax and indulge in a lot of activities like boating, rides for kids, amusement parks, shopping for souvenirs, and viewing the Himalayan landscape through binoculars.
- Location: Bazar Road, Landour, Mussoorie
- Timings: 9 am – 8 pm
- Entry Fee: INR 25
11. Mist Lake
Lake Mist is a beautiful lake in Mussoorie, which is surrounded by lush greenery from all sides. You can go boating in Lake Mist and watch the beautiful waterfalls fall into the waterfalls near the lake. There are restaurants near Lake Mist where you can have a light snack. Taking a quiet stroll around this lake is a refreshing thing to do.
- Location: Kempty Fall Road
- Time: All day
- Entry Fee: N/A
12. Jwala Devi Temple
Jwala Devi Temple is one of the temples that you can visit in Mussoorie. Goddess Durga is the main deity of this temple. The local people have great faith and devotion towards this temple. They believe that Jwala Devi ends the sufferings of her devotees. The temple offers splendid views of Shivalik range, Doon valley and Yamuna river.
- Location: Benog Hills
- Timings: 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Entry Fee: N/A
13. Christ Church
Christ Church in Mussoorie was built in 1836 and is one of the oldest churches in the Himalayan region. Stained glass windows, Gothic architecture and vintage interiors will give you an idea of European architecture in Mussoorie. You can also see the magnificent Doon Valley from Christ Church.
- Location: Camel’s Back Road
- Timings: 7:00 am to 6:30 pm
- Entry Fee: N/A
14. Nag Tibba
Nag Tibba is a trekking place in Mussoorie. During your trek to Nag Tibba, you can come across small fortified villages, pine forests, birds, animals and wild trails. From the summit of Nag Tibba you can see the peaks of Bandarpunch, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Doon Valley. You must have extreme physical fitness for the Nag Tibba trek.
- Location: Garhwal Himalayas
- Timings: All Day
- Entry Fee: N/A
15.Kellogg Memorial Church
Kellogg Memorial Church is one of the best churches in Mussoorie. The church is built in the Presbyterian architectural style. It has stained glass windows and vintage interiors which make it a must visit during your visit to Mussoorie. The church also runs a Landour language school in its premises. You can visit this church on your trek to Lal Tibba.
- Location: Landour
- Timings: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Entry Fee: N/A
Devalsari is one of the most beautiful places that you can visit near Mussoorie. It is blessed with the natural beauty of forests, grasslands and mountains. You can come here and set up your camp in greenery. You can see many birds, butterflies and animals in the forests. Devalsari is also the base of the Nag Tibba trek. You can also pray to Koneshwar Mahadev at Devalsari.
17. Mossi Falls
Mossi Falls is a type of hidden waterfall in Mussoorie. It is a 145 feet high waterfall which falls down in several stages. The name of the falls is derived from the moss covered trees and rocks found at this place. Mossi Falls is a perfect destination for jungle treks that take you through river streams, cliffs and mountainous terrain.
18. Shedup Choeppling Temple
Shedup Choeppeling Temple is a Buddhist temple in Mussoorie. The temple is in Happy Valley. This Buddhist temple has meditation hall, prayer wheel, frescoes and Tibetan motifs and sculptures. Shedup Choeppeling Temple was the first Buddhist temple in India to be consecrated by the Dalai Lama. There is an idol of Lord Buddha at the top of the temple.
19. Bhadraraj Temple
Bhadraraj Temple is one of the holiest temples in Mussoorie. Lord Balarama, brother of Krishna, is the main deity of this temple. It is an adventure to trek 11 km from Clouds End to this temple. You can also visit the Doon Valley and the mountain ranges of Chakrata and Jaunsar Bawar on this trek. This temple is situated on top of a hill and the local people have tremendous faith in this temple.
20. Happy Valley
Happy Valley is the best place in Mussoorie to experience Tibetan culture and lifestyle. There are many Tibetan monasteries and temples in Happy Valley. But there are other attractions too, such as the Company Garden, Tibetan shops and eateries. You can shop for Tibetan artifacts and taste Tibetan cuisine. Happy Valley is also known as ‘Mini Tibet’ and around 5000 Tibetans fled from Tibet to live here.
21. Mussoorie Adventure Park
Mussoorie Adventure Park is one of the best places in Mussoorie for adventure and adventure. There are many adventure activities to do in the park like rock climbing, zip line, rappelling, skywalk, trekking etc. The park is surrounded by forests and natural beauty. The activities like Burma Bridge, Zip Swing, Monkey Crossing etc are fun to do and also bring excitement to the tourists.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Mussoorie:
Q: Which is the nearest airport to Mussoorie?
A: The nearest air gateway to Mussoorie is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport, located at a distance of about 60 km. Flights from all major cities in India ply to Dehradun airport via Delhi.
Q: What are the different ways to reach Mussoorie from Dehradun?
A: You can take a bus from Dehradun railway station to reach the opposite ends of Mussoorie’s Mall Road — Library and Picture Palace. Another option is to hire a taxi from Dehradun to Mussoorie; the road journey will take approximately one and a half hours. You can even find a bike on rent in Dehradun to travel up to Mussoorie.
Q: How to get around Dehradun?
A: Most parts of Dehradun will have to be covered on foot; however, rickshaws are allowed in some parts of the city. For travelling to nearby attractions like Kempty Falls, taxis can also be hired. Another option for local sightseeing is GMVN — a government-operated 2X2 seater vehicle.