Location : In the state of Uttaranchal, about 280 km from Delhi, 34 km from Dehradun, 85 km from Rishikesh.
Tourist Attractions : Bhadraj Temple, Camel's Back Road, Gun Hill, Mussoorie Lake, Kempty Falls, Surkhanda Devi, Dhanolti, Nag Devta Temple, Van Chetna Kendra, Jwalaji Temple.
Best Hangouts : Mussoorie Lake, Kempty Falls.
Best Activities : Trekking, nature walk.
Nearby Tourist Destinations : Delhi, Meerut, Khatauli, Muzzafarnagar, Roorkee, Dehradun.
When to Visit : Any time of the year.
Rising over the Doon valley in the state of Uttaranchal is the Queen of Hill Stations, Mussoorie. The misty mountains, old fashioned architecture, the profusion of flowers and streams in Mussoories makes it an ideal place for romantic people. Commanding an enchanting view of lofty Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east, and stunning views of the Doon Valley and Haridwar to the south, Mussoorie exudes a fairyland atmosphere. Mussoories is renown for its scenic beauty and salubrious atmosphere. The amazing view of pine dominated hill slopes and snow clad mountains leave an enduring impression on every visitors's mind.
Major Tourist Attractions in Mussoorie
Ropeway ride to Gun Hill, the second highest peak of Mussoorie is an enthralling experience in Mussoorie. It can also be negotiated by bridle path which forks off the Mall road near Kutchey and takes about 20 minutes to reach. The Ropeway distance is only 400 metres and the sheer thrill of the ride is memorable.
About 15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamuna off road having an altitude of 4500 feet, it has the distinction of being the biggest and the most magnificient waterfall located in a beautiful valley surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refreshing and enjoyable for children and adults alike.
Camel's Back Road
It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink hall and ends at Library Bazar covering a total distance of about 3 kms. The main charm of this road is horse riding and walking. Camel's rock with a life like resemblance can be seen from the spot near Mussoorie School.
Nag Devta Temple
An ancient temple situated on Cart Mackenjie Road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go right upto the spot. It provides a charming view of the Doon Valley as well as Mussoorie.
A newly developed picnic spot situated on Mussoorie - Dehradun road, about 6 kms from Mussoorie. It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are available. It commands an alluring view of the Doon Valley and nearby villages.
Van Chetna Kendra
At a distance of about 3 kms on Tehri by pass road this place is developed as a picnic spot. The park is surrounded by pine forests and flowering shrubs and is approachable by foot or car. The main attraction is the wildlife of the park like Ghurar, Kankar, Himalayan Peacock etc.
Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill)
9 kms to the west of Mussoorie and at an altitude of 2104 meters, is the Jwalaji Temple. It is situated on the top of Benog hill and has an idol of Durga Mata in it. The temple is surrounded by thick forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas, Doon Valley and Yamuna Valley.
Air : Jolly Grant, Dehradun (24 km) is the nearest airport from here.
Rail : Dehradun (35 km) is the closest railhead.
Road : Well connected to all the major cities of India by road. Taxis & Luxury Buses are available from Delhi, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Hardwar.