Summer’s here and so is the heat. If you’re looking to get away from it all, might I suggest Mussoorie? This is one of our more magical mountain hill stations, just 35 km from Dehradun. An ideal time to see the place is between mid-March to mid-November. You can visit Famous Places in Mussoorie without hurting your pocket.
Apart from cooler temperatures, this town also has fresh mountain air, cool waterfalls, shopping handicrafts, antiques, and traditional clothing. If you are planning on going, make sure you check these places on my list.
Here is a list of famous places to visit in Mussoorie:
1. Kempty Falls
If you can’t go to Rishikesh and still want your adventure in the hills, then Mussoorie is the area for you. It’s even got cable car rides that you will find in Gun Hill. The second highest peak in this district that has the best view of the Doon Valley and the Himalayan range. It’s also known for cable car rides that go as high up as 400 ft above The Mall.
What To Do Here: Great for scenic views and photos, active adventures, nature sightseeing, the cable car is pay-as-you-go.
2. Lal Tibba
This peak is 2290 meters high and with that comes the benefit of some pretty spectacular views. It is the home to the Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines that offer a good place for religious meditation, solitude.
What To Do Here: meditation, photos, trekking, best views of the peaks, sunrise, and sunsets.
3. Happy Valley
This is a quaint, quiet Tibetan settlement and is the only splash of colour is a lush, green valley. Located near the mall road, it is the place where Tibetans first came to India after their exodus from Lhasa in 1959. They were lead by the Dalai Lama before he moved to Dharamsala. The area is filled with oaks, deodars and a splattering of hotels and cafeterias for tourists.
What To Do Here: a brief glimpse of the origin of the Indo-Tibet connection, Tibetan cuisine, souvenirs, earliest Buddhist monastery, school volunteer program
4. Camel’s Back Road
This is the third place to see, and as you’ve guessed it, is a road that bears the shape of a camel’s hump. About 3-4 kilometres long, it is used to connect the Library Chowk and Kulri Bazaar. And in between, you have the best views of the hills, valley at different angles you walk from one end to the other!
What To Do Here: nature walks, treks, pony rides.
5. Mussoorie Lake
If you’ve already crossed hill adventures off your list, head down to this valley that has the serene Mussoorie Lake. Find this scenic spot 6 kilometres from the Mussoorie-Dehradun road, it was recently developed to make it an attractive picnic spot. The lake is fed by a waterfall and occasionally has wild duck swimming in it.
What To Do Here: paddle boat ride that is chargeable, picnics, wildlife, souvenirs
6. Christ Church
This hill station has something for history buffs too. Built in 1836 and is one of the oldest of the churches in the Himalayan ranges. The church is known for its Gothic architectural design, unique stained-glass windows, altar complete with scenes depicting the life of Christ.
What To Do Here: a slice of Himalayan history, the church’s architecture, views of the Doon valley and Kempty falls.
7. The Mall Road
Once you’ve got the most out of the hills and valleys, go to Mall Road. This is a shopper’s haven, with shops, attractions, hotels, and restaurants all located on this small stretch of road.
What To Do Here: tourist attractions, souvenirs, shopping, local delicacies
8. The Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
It’s the place where you can find local wildlife, along with some rare floral and fauna varieties. It also has trekking options that let you explore everything at your own pace. Located 11 km away from Mussoorie, you might need a local taxi or private car to reach here.
What To Do Here:trekking, bird watching, exotic nature, photos.
So, these are some Famous Places in Mussoorie. Boldly go where no woman has gone before! Check out more of my other adventures out here.