Mussoorie is a famous hill station in Uttarakhand known as - Queen of Hills. It is located about 35 km from Dehradun and 290 km from New Delhi. This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges.
Mussoorie is at an altitude of 2005 metres, offer green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town was once said to present a 'fairyland' atmosphere to tourists.
Mussoorie during Char Dham Yatra
Mussoorie is called the "Gateway" to Yamunotri and Gangotri Shrines of Northern India. The closest rail station is Dehradun. Taxis are easily available for Mussorie as are buses at regular intervals.
Tourist and pilgrims starting their char dham yatra from Dehradun, have to go through this beautiful hill station - Mussoorie. You can also take halt at Mussoorie and enjoy the best of nature with you holy tour.
Mussoorie Places of tourist interest
Camel Back Road: Mussoorie has a beautiful nature walk known as "Camel's Back Road". This road takes its name from a rocky outcrop in the shape of a camel's hump. Along the road, a beautiful cemetery is located about mid-way on the loop.
Gun Hill - a cannon was used to sound out midday for many years in Mussoorie. Gun Hill is accessible by the cable car on the Mall road. GunHill Second Highest point of Mussoorie, at an altitude of 2024 mts.
Kempty falls - is a nice picnic spot.
Company Garden - is popular tourist destination. During season, the Company Garden has beautiful collection of flowers and plants.
Happy Valley - has a small Tibetan temple. This was the first Tibetan temple built in India. The temple was constructed in 1960 by the Tibetan refugees.
Lal Tibba - is another tourist spot of Mussoorie. Beautiful Dhanaulti is about 32 kilometres from Mussorie. Mussoorie also had India's largest roller skating rink.
Lake Mist - About 5 km before Kempty falls on the Mussoorie-Kempty road is a developed good picnic spot with accommodation and restaurant facilities, boating is also available.
Ivy Bank Guest House- Landour Cantt. It is a pretty little guest house with white window panes and comfort available at inexpensive rates.
Municipal Garden - It is picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with paddled boating facility. It is located at a distance of 4 km by rickshaw cycles, pony or by a car and 2 km via Waverly Convent School road on foot.
Mussoorie Lake - a newly developed picnic spot build by City Board & Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority, is situated at 6 km on Mussoorie-Dehradun road having a facility of pedaled boats.
Childer's Lodge - Also known as "Nahata Estate" is situated at 5 km from the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. The view of snow-clad mountains is exhilarating.
Bhatta Falls - 7 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun Road near Bhatta Village.A fall with different ponds for bathing and water amusements, ideal place for picnic.
Jharipani Fall - Located at 8.5 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Jharipani road.
Mossy Fall - The fall is surrounded by a dense forest and is 7 km from Mussoorie. One can go there via Barlowganj or Balahisar.
Nag Devta Temple - An ancient temple dedicated to Snake God Lord Shiva and is situated on Cart Mackenzie Road about 6 km from Mussoorie on the way to Dehradun.
Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill) - Situated at an altitude of 2240 m, this temple is 9 km west of Mussoorie.
Van Chetna Kendra - 11 km to the South of library point lies an old sanctuary established in 1993 and covering an area of 339 hectares.