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10 Top Tourist Places To Visit In Mussoorie
Aptly called the ‘Queen of the Hills’ Mussoorie is a romantic getaway nestled in the Himalayas. Far from the hot and sultry plains Mussoorie, with its lush green surroundings, Deodar trees and a sweeping and majestic view of the Sivalik ranges and the Doon Valley, offers a peaceful refuge of absolute bliss. The poetic romance of the ambience will sweep you off your feet and transport you to a world of fantasy and unadulterated beauty. This place of unadulterated beauty has just too much to do and too many tourist places to visit, like Mussoorie Lake, Lal Tibba, Gun Hill, Kempty Falls etc. Read on to find more.
Located in the Landour area, Lal Tibba is the highest point in Mussoorie. A 5 km trek uphill from Picture Palace will take you to this place. There is a tall tower located at the edge of the cliff in Lal Tibba with a telescope which allows a sweeping view of the Himalayan range.
At an altitude of 2122m, Gun Hill is the second highest point in Mussoorie. It is said that in the pre-independence era, a gun mounted at this spot was fired at mid-day daily to help people adjust their watches. Gun Hill housing the water reservoir of Mussoorie also offers a fascinating panoramic view of the Himalayas and the Doon Valley.
Located in the heart of Mussoorie, Mussoorie Lake has been built by the City Board in recent times. Offering tourists a pretty view of the Doon Valley and surrounding villages, the lake has developed into a popular picnic spot.
A popular tourist destination in Mussoorie, Kempty falls is a perennial waterfall plunging down 40 feet from a mountain. A trip to the falls is incomplete without bathing under the falls.
Bhatta village lies en route from Mussoorie to Dehradun. A trek of 3km from the village will take you to the falls. There are small ponds and lakes around the falls for bathing and water amusements.
Cloud’s End lies on the extreme west of Mussoorie. Offering some wonderful view of the mountains, the path to the Cloud’s End is covered with thick and dense forests. Located in the lap of nature is a picturesque and idyllic resort ideal for honeymooners. Tranquil and blissful, a stay at the resort is a rejuvenating experience.
Camel’s Back Road
Resembling a camel’s back, this road, a 4km stretch, begins from Rink at Kulri Bazaar and ends at Library road. The place offers one of the best views of the sun setting over the hills. Taking a leisurely walk down this road is an enjoyable experience. You can also go for horse riding here.
The most crowded area of Mussoorie is highly reminiscent of the colonial era. From benches to lampposts a touch of colonial rule seems to be everywhere.
On the way from Dehradun to Mussoorie about 11km from Mussoorie is Jharipani waterfalls. From the main road a mere 2km trek will take you to the site. Jharipani falls offers a breathtaking view to the tourists. Some of Mussoorie’s best boarding schools like Wynberg Allen, Oakgrove and St George’s College are located around this place providing the students a refreshing and beautiful ambience for education.
Lying en route from Mussoorie to the Kempty Falls is a newly developed scenic spot, Lake Mist. Some good restaurants and accommodations are located around this place.