: Garhwal Hills
: 2500 meters above sea level
: Lal Tibba, Gun Hill, Kempty Falls
Excursions : Yamunotri Bridge, Nag Tibba, Dhanaulti
Located at a height of 2000 mete,rs, this picturesque hill resort was set up during the days of the "Raj". It's treks and walks down the famous Camel Back Road welcome visitors in the summer and in the winter. For the Angler, fishing is available for Trout or Mahsee.
Mussoorie, the queen of hill stations, is famous for its scenic beauty, gay social life and entertainment. The excellent climate makes it an attractive holiday resort. Thronged by holidayers, it vibrates with gaiety and merry making during the summer season.
There are no steep inclines and the more adventurous can undertake enjoyable excursions to various beauty spots in the vicinity. Mussoorie affords glorious views of the mights Himalayan peaks.
Though the tourist here is smaller than that of Kempty yet it is a picnic spot near to the town. Yet another place of interest in the town is Depot Hill, popularly known as 'Lal Tibba'.
It is the highest point in Mussoorie and beautiful Himalayan panorama is visible on all clear days from this spot. The Badrinath, Kedarnath, Bandar-poonch, Sri Kantha and Nanda Devi peaks can be seen from here. Camel's back hill can be reached by electric trolly.
The top commands a very beautiful view both of the hills as well as the valley. On clear days, one can see even the Ganga and the Yamuna from here. Mussoorie is well connected by roads with Dehra Dun, Delhi, Roorkee and Saharanpur. There are some good hotels, recreation clubs and restaurants to cater to the needs of the tourist.
Musssoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life. It provides all kinds of amusement and every facility for domestic and foreign tourists. Mussoorie is conveniently connected by road to Delhi and other major cities and is the "Gateway" to Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines of Northern India.
: A picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with boating facilities. It is located at a distance of 4kms by cycle rickshaw, pony or by car and only 2 kms on foot via Waverly Convent Road.
: Highest Peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. It is about 5 kms from the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. Snow view from this spot is exhilarating.
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 froad is horse riding and wlking. Sunset view of the Himalayas is superb. Camel's Rock with a life like resemblace can be seen from the spot near Mussoorie Public school.
: 8.5 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie- Jharipani Road. Visitors can go by bus or by car upto 7 kms to Jharipani from where the fall is 1.5 kms, on foot.
: 7 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun road. Access by car or bus upto Balta village from where the fall is 3kms by car or foot. An ideal spot for bathing anf picnics.
Kempty Fall :
15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refresshing and enjoyabled for children and adults alike.
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 Provies a charming view of Doon Valley as well as of Mussoorie.
: A newly developed picnic spot, situated on Mussoorie- Dehradun road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are availble. It commands an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages.
: The bungalow built in 1838 by a British
Major was one of the First Four buildings of Mussoorie. The bungalow has since then been converted into a hotel called Clouds End, and is situated at the extreme west of Mussoorie Hill, 8 kms from Library. The resort is surrounded by thick forest, offers a wide variety of flora and fauna besides a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayas, and Yamuna river. The most ideally suited resort for fireigners and honeymoon couples.
Van Chetna Kendra
: At a distance of about 2 kms on Tehri bye pass road, this place is developed as a picnic spot and has a park surrounded with pine forest and flowering shrubs, and is approachable by foot or taxi/car. The main attraction is the wildilife of the park like Ghurar, Kanankar, Himalayan Peacock, Monal etc.
Sir George Everest House
: 6kms The Park Estate of sir George Everest, First Surveyor General of India, Who had his offce and residence here, is approachable by road. The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, is named after him.
Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill)
: 9 kms 6to the west of Mussoorie and at an altitude of 2104 mtrs. Is the Jwalaji Temple. It is situated on the top of the Benog Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga in it. The temple is surrounded by thick forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna valley.
Suburban Excursion Spots
About 27 kms from Mussoorie on Chakrata Barkot Road and is an ideal spot for fishing. Permits for fishing can be obtained
Located on Mussoorie- Tehri Road at a distance of about 25 kms from Mussoorie. On the way, Buranskhanda offers a captivating view of the Himalayas amidst pine and deodar forest. Dhanolti is an ideal place for a quiet weekend. A Tourist Bungalow is available .
situated on Mussoorie - Tehri Road and is about 33 kms from Mussoorie and 8 kms from Dhanolti. Visitors can go up to Kaddu Khal (Devass - thali) by Bus or by car from where the temple is about 2 kms on foot. The temple is situated at an altitude of 10,000 ft. above sea level and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas. A visit to this top is an experience one can never forget.
About 31 kms from Dhanotli. The drive is excellent as the road passes through the fruit orchards. During season, apples are available in abundance all along the routs . In springs, one can capture on camera Rhododendron and various other fruit trees which are a feast to the eyes when in full bloom. In the backdrop are the magnificent Himalayas.
Past Kempty Falls, Lakha- Mandal is 75 kms on Mussoorie- Yamunotri Road. One can drive upto KUWA about 71 kms and from there river Yamuna is to be crossed by a motorable bridge. There are hundreds of idols of archaeological importance which have been preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. Legend has it that the Kauravas made a shellac house and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here.
PLACES TO STAY
In Mussoorie, one will feel shortened of accommodation options, except may be in the peak season and the variation include luxury, economic and budget hotels. There are tourist lodges and cottage accommodation also available over here.
Mussoorie is famous for wooden decorative and gift items. But one can also bargain brass statues and ceramic vases. Some good showrooms are located on the Mall where one can look for wooden boxes, brass statues, Tibetan Prayer wheels and vases. The hand carved oakwood walking stick are also popular among tourists. In the markets, photographs can be clicked wearing a dazzling Garhwali Dress. To be photographed in Garhwali garb against a painted Himalayan range makes a wonderful picture.
Pure Ladakhi Shawls are bit costly but are worth a good purchase here. The antique Jamawar Sawls carry heavy price tags but they are worth having a look if not being purchased. Nowadays modern techniques are being applied in weaving these shawls which has reduced its price.
Mussoorie is a hill station which has pleasant climate around the year. It is a very cool place with greenery at its full bloom during September to November. The best seasons to visit Mussoorie is between April to June and again during September to November.
When the plains of North India experience heat waves, Mussoorie provides a welcome break. September - November is spring time here. During this season Himalayas are clearly visible. It is better to avoid monsoons as the roads to Mussoorie are in bad shape. Same thing applies for the winter when roads are blocked due to snowfall.