Places to visit in Mussoorie
When it is about travelling places in India; Mussoorie comes first in every Indian mind. Mussoorie is a hill station, located 35 Km far from Dehradun. It is beautifully placed in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan ranges. It is better known as “Queen of Hills”.
Mussoorie is a place, where nature blooms at its entire vista. Its unmatched charm never fails to allure the globetrotters. In Mussoorie, every minute on the watch and every turn on the way have something amazing to leave you broadened eyes.
The hill station is filled with assorted riveting floral and faunal beauty that will not allow you to take your eyes off even for a moment. So, here have a look at these top places to visit in Mussoorie and give your eyes a visual treat.
Located across Dehradun-Mussoorie roads, Kempty Fall is one of many places to visit in Mussoorie. You can see here magnificently falling water visually. Water falls from an altitude of 40 feet which makes this visual magical. You can take here a short swim here.
The lake framed at the base of the falls make a superb blemish for swimming, fishing, and bathing. A flight of stairs follows the lake where one can have the enjoyment with loved ones.
You must visit this Kempty Falls during the mid of year i.e. between March and June because the weather is lovely for open air exercises during this time.
It is the highest peak in Mussoorie with a height of more than 2,290 meters above sea level offering some astonishing and never observed sight of the mountains.
It is popular for those who wish to experience the extensive view of mountain trails. Kedarnath, Baderpunch, Badrinath and numerous other excellent places can be spotted by means of the telescope from Lal Tibba. Best time to visit Lal Tibba at the time of sun rise or at the time of sunset.
After the Lal Tibba, it is the second highest peak in Mussoorie. It is positioned 400 ft above The Mall and we can reach there via cable car ropeway. Ropeway ride itself is an alluring experience for the visitors. The Peak makes you avail with a dazzling view of the snow-topped mountains.
It has a water storehouse which offers water to the hill areas. You can see a touch of colonization in every piece of things over here. It is the most pictorial location in Mussoorie. People can reach here from Mall via the channel of cable ropeways.
The Cloud End is a legacy home close Mussoorie that offers 250 degrees Himalayan view and is enclosed by forest that is why it is best for walks and bird watching.
It is engraved 6 km west off the Library and it is the end of Mussoorie. It lets you have a graceful view of Aglar River Valley. British have developed an attractive heritage building which is the lime light of Cloud End.
Clouds End is reachable by Car or by trekking along the Hathipaon Road from the popular Happy Valley. Close-by Benog Wildlife Sanctuary and Jwala Devi Temple are different attractions around Clouds End. Tibbi Point gives a fantastic nightfall and dawn sees. Sightseers can witness the assortment of widely varied vegetation while achieving Clouds End.
Happy Valley Gompa
Not only Happy Valley Gompa, entire Happy Valley is worth exploring. The valley is a large Tibetan arrangement in Mussoorie which is 2.5 km far from Library Bus Stand. It is popular for housing IAS Academy, the Municipal Gardens, and Tibetan temples. Happy Valley begins from the west side of Library Point and goes ahead to the Cloud’s End.
Happy Valley is better known as mini-Tibet which is a home where almost 5000 Tibetan refugees reside. Once in 1959 14th Dalai Lama took refuge in Mussoorie then numbers of Tibetan refugees had come here and since that time onwards it has become the permanent home for them. Later the Tibetan government shifted them to Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, however, abandoned a solid group of Tibetans who have today turned into an integral part of the culture of Mussoorie
You can reach Happy Valley by hiring a cab or by taking a short walk as it is just 2 km from the Library Bazaar.
CAMEL’S BACK ROAD
Camel’s Back Road is a 3 km long extend from Kulri bazaar to the Library Chowk in Mussoorie. It is 3 km far from Library Bus Stand. It is one of the best visitor spots to visit in Mussoorie town. The road takes its name from the rock which is moulded like a camel’s lump on its back.
This road has its numerous stories. Once, a British couple was riding on stallions, all of a sudden, the young lady’s steed bounced into the slopes. The man couldn’t see this and jump down and they both passed on. Since then, this point was named as Lover’s Leap.
You can reach Camel’s Back Road by hiring auto rickshaws or you can also opt for horse riding.
SOHAM HERITAGE CENTER
Soham Heritage Centre is a private enterprise placed on Chamunda Peeth Temple Road in Mussoorie. It is 3 km far from Library Bus Stand. It was discovered in November 2013 with the intention of showcasing and protecting the Heritage of Mussoorie. Now, it is one of the finest places to visit in Mussoorie.
The basic objective of Heritage Centre is making people aware of the history of Mussoorie. This place is situated in a peaceful woodland region with a surprising perspective of the Doon Valley. Visitors can buy statistics, stones and other privately made gifts from a little shop at the Center.
The centre is open 9 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM on all day. Sunday is closed.
COMPANY BAGH / MUNICIPAL GARDEN
Company Bagh, better known as Municipal Garden, is located in Happy Valley area near Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administration Academy in Mussoorie. It is 3.5 km far from Mussoorie Library Bus Stand. The Garden Welfare Association of Mussoorie takes care of the park maintenance. It is also in the list of most popular sightseeing in Mussoorie.
The garden is filled with a lavish green cover of yards and a fountain, situated in its inside. It has almost 800 unique sorts of blossoms, including Dahlias, Begonia, Pansy, and Petunia. The garden has a nursery, which offers an extensive variety of plants available to be purchased.
You can enter in the garden by giving Rs. 18 per person. If you want to avail Boating facility, you will have to give extra Rs. 75 per person.
Christ Church is a very old church placed near Kasmanda Palace in Mussoorie. It is just 0.6 km far from Library Bus Stand.
This church swanks of brilliant Gothic style architecture. The blemished glass windows in the Church speak to the occasions in the life of Jesus Christ. There is a high sanctified place inside the church which describes the sufferings and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The walls and interiors of the church are flawlessly brightened to get the attention of visitors. Ancient William Hill organ which is about a hundred year old is present in the church.