Mussoorie- The Queen of the Hills
Mussoorie, also known as the “Queen of Hills,” is an ideal getaway for those looking to escape the monotony of daily life. Spend your vacation at this hill station in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district to regain your health and lift your spirits. Mussoorie is also well-known as a gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri. The Chardham Yatra includes these.
The Himalayas rise stoically behind Mussoorie, like a blank canvas. Nearby towns include Landour, Jharipani, and Barlowganj, and Mussoorie, with all of its glitz and glamour, proudly displays its natural beauty to visiting tourists. Mussoorie, at 6,600 feet above sea level, offers a breathtaking view of the Siwalik Ranges and the Doon Valley on the south and the snow-capped peaks on the north.
Today, I’ll tell you about one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie and also give you information about things to do in Mussoorie. You can go to these locations with your family and friends.
A list of the top 10 places to visit in Mussoorie:
1. Kempty Falls
The Kempty falls are surrounded by high mountain ranges and are located at an elevation of approximately 1,364 meters above sea level, making it an ideal location to simply sit and listen to the sound of the falling water on the rocky bed below.
Things to Do in Kempty Falls:
- Visit the water park.
The heart of Mussoorie’s Tibetan settlement is just a short walk from the mall road. This is where Tibetans first arrived in India after fleeing Lhasa in 1959, led by their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, before relocating to India. It is surrounded by oaks and deodars and has several small hotels and cafeterias, and as you walk further into town, you will experience peace and tranquillity like no other.
Things to Do in Happy Valley:
- Eat Tibetan food.
- Souvenir shopping
- Visit the Buddhist temple.
- Volunteer at the local schools.
3. Lal Tibba
The highest point in Mussoorie, with an elevation of over 2,290 meters above sea level, offers breathtaking views of the mountains that house the holy shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath. A Japanese telescope has been installed on the cliff’s edge to provide visitors with a better view of the picturesque surroundings. Most commercial activities have been prohibited in the area.
Things to Do Near Tibba Peak:
- Sunset and sunrise views.
- View the nearby peaks.
4. Gun Hills
The second highest point in Mussoorie, the name is derived from the event of firing cannons from this location to tell the people what time it was during British colonization, thus giving it the name ‘Gun Hill.’ The location is 2,024 meters above sea level and provides some magnificent views of the surroundings.
Things to Do at Gun Hill:
- Views of the sunset and sunrise
5. Camel’s Back Road
The road gets its name from a rock that looks like a camel’s hump on its back and stretches for about 3-4 kilometers from Kulri bazaar to Mussoorie’s Library Chowk. The road is ideal for a walk because it provides breathtaking views of the valley and mountains. The location is ideal for photographers looking for great shots of the valley and mountains that surround Mussoorie.
Things to Do at Camel’s Back Road:
- Pony Rides
- Shop for souvenirs.
6. Mussoorie Lake
The lake is 6 kilometers from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. The city board and the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority recently developed it as a picnic area. On the way from the road to the lake, there is a lovely small lake formed by a natural waterfall. There is a lovely small waterfall nearby. In the lake, ducks can be seen swimming. You can also rent a paddle boat and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
Things to Do at Mussoorie Lake:
- Picnic Spot
- Boat Riding
- Shop for souvenirs.
7. Christ Church
The Christ Church was built by the British during their colonization of India in 1836 and is considered the oldest church in the Himalayan ranges. The stained glass windows in the church, which feature Gothic design and architectural styles, depict events from Jesus Christ’s life. Aside from that, the church’s high altar depicts Jesus Christ’s sufferings. The church’s walls and interiors are beautifully decorated to attract visitors’ attention.
Things to Do Near Christ Church:
- View the Doon Valley.
- Visit Kempty Falls.
8. Sir George Everest’s House
The house was built in 1832 for Sir George Everest, the famous surveyor and geographer after whom the world’s highest peak is named. The house was built in 1832 for the famous surveyor and geographer, Sir George Everest, after whom the world’s highest peak is named. He lived in Mussoorie for approximately 30 years, and the house contains some fascinating facts about the famous personality. It is 6 kilometers from Gandhi Chowk / Library Bazaar and is reachable by car, though the road beyond Haathi Paon (elephant’s foot) is very rough.
Things to Do in Sir George Everest’s House:
- Picnic spot.
- Eat at the eateries around you.
- Visit the Mall Road.
- See the Doon Valley and the Himalayas.
9. Jwalaji Temple
The temple is about 9 kilometers west of Mussoorie, atop Benog hill at an elevation of 2,240 meters above sea level. The site houses a centuries-old idol of the Hindu deity Goddess Durga, who in Hindu mythology is the embodiment of supreme beauty and lethal power.
Things to Do Near Jwalaji Temple:
- Visit Mussoorie Lake.
- Make a trip to Christ Church.
10. The Mall
Mussoorie also known as the “Mall Road,” it is a shopper’s paradise with everything in one location. The Mall is Mussoorie’s lifeline, with almost everything located along this stretch. The Mall has it all: attractions, hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Things to Do at Mall Road:
- Try out the local delicacies.
- Stroll and enjoy the views.
- Visit the Company Bagh.
Bhatta Fall, Adventure Park, Mossy Falls, and Himalayan Adventure Institute are also nearby attractions.
To name just ten of the many attractions in “The Queen of Hills” is unquestionably based on our experience and opinion. However, we have done our best to mention the places we believe are must-sees. If we have missed any locations that you believe should be mentioned, please include them in your comments.
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