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Things To Do In Mussoorie
Mussoorie, often referred to as the Queen of Hill stations, is a popular tourist destination in Uttarakhand. It is famous for its natural beauty, cuisines and wonderful climate. Soak up the views of snow-clad mountain peaks, walk around town, eat at Char Dukan and unwind in the lap of nature. Some things that are a must do in Mussoorie are listed below.
Visit Kempty Falls & Jharipani falls
Developed by British officer John Mekinan back in 1835, Kempty Falls lies at a height of 4500 feet in the valleys of Mussoorie. It is the oldest and most popular tourist spot surrounded by many eateries. The Kempty fall is a delight to visit at any time of the year.
Jharipani falls on Mussoorie road is about 9 km from Mussoorie. Reaching the waterfall is a little tedious since you'll need to walk about 1.5 km but the views make the effort worthwhile.
Boat Ride in Lake Mist
Lake Mist is situated on the Kempty–Mussoorie road. It is the perfect setting for anyone seeking peace and tranquility. Lake Mist has a spectacular scenery burrowed amidst the lush green hills and grey misty skies of Mussoorie. Reaching the lake is a simple task. Once here, you can take a boat ride in Lake mist. This is an ideal place for some good relaxation.
Sunrise at Lal Tibba
Witness the spectacular sunrise at Lal Tibba in Landour. It is the highest point in Mussoorie. Here you can take a close glimpse at the snow clad peaks of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Banderpunch as well as the Tibet borders through the Japanese telescope fixed here. You can also explore the remains of some of the oldest British architectural constructions in India.
Go to Dhanaulti
Dhanaulti (or Dhanolti) is located about 24 km from Mussoorie. It is known for its alpine forests of tall Deodars, blossoming Rhododendrons, and gnarled Oaks. The best time to visit this place is in the winters as the forests are covered in snow. Since it is a newly emerging tourist spot it's not too crowded. When in Dhanaulti one must not forget to visit the two eco parks - Amber and Dhara. They are developed, maintained and run by a group of local youth.
Explore Happy Valley
This is where Dalai Lama first took shelter. Today, Happy Valley houses about 5000 Tibetan refugees and is called as the mini-Tibet. The first Tibetan Shrine, called Shedup Coephelling Temple, was built here. The valley is a delight for nature lovers, explorers, and photographers.