Mussoorie is a hill station and a
municipal board in the Dehradun District of the northern
Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located about 35 km
from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north from
the national capital of New Delhi. This hill station,
situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan
ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. The
adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military
cantonment, is considered part of 'greater Mussoorie',
as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani.
Mussoorie is conveniently connected by road to Delhi and
major cities. It is called the "Gateway" to Yamunotri
and Gangotri Shrines of Northern India. The closest rail
station is Dehradun. Taxis are easily available for
Mussorie as are buses at regular intervals.
Camel’s Back Road :- The place offers a picturesque
view of the sunset and a life like resemblance of a
sitting camel. One can also enjoy long walks and horse
Lake Mist :- About 5 km before Kempty falls on the
Mussoorie-Kempty road is a developed good picnic spot
with accommodation and restaurant facilities, boating is
also available. The place showcases nature in an
exquisite manner. With the Kempty river flowing through
it, Lake Mist has many small but beautiful waterfalls
made by the river. Thus, this is a gem in the queen of
Gun Hill :- One can enjoy a thrilling ropeway ride
to Gun Hill, the second highest peak of Mussoorie(2122
mts). The peak offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan
Cable Ride :- Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second
highest peak of Mussoorie. It can also be negotiated by
bridles path which forks-off from Mall Road near
Kutchery and to reach takes about twenty minutes. The
Ropeway distance is only 400 mtrs. And the sheer thrill
of the ride is memorable.
Mussoorie Lake :- A newly developed picnic spot
situated on Mussoorie-Dehradun road. The lake is
situated at 6 km on Mussoorie-Dehradun road having a
facility of pedaled boats. It offers an enchanting view
of Doon Valley and nearby villages. View during Night is
Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary :- 11 Kms to the
south of Library Point lies an old sanctuary established
in 1993 and covering an area of 339 hactares. It is
famous for the extinct bird species, Mountain
Quail(Pahari Bater), which was last spotted in 1876.
Kempty Fall :- 15 kms from Mussoorie on the
Yamunotri Road is the most fascinating and the biggest
water fall, Kempty located in a beautiful valley of
Dhanolti :- 24 Kms from
Mussoorie. Dhanaulti Dhanolti provides a breath-taking
view of the valleys and the Himalayan peaks. The long
wooded slopes, lazy outings, cool caressing breeze, warm
and hospitable inhabitants, lovely weather and fabulous
view of of snow covered mountains makes it an ideal
retreat for a relaxed holiday. Know more about Dhanaulti
Nagtibba :- 34 kms from Mussoorie one reaches
Thatyur. 7 Kms further is devalsari and a 14 kms further
trek to Nagtibba is an ideal spot for trekking.
Surkanda Devi :- Situated at an elevation of 3030
mts above sea level near village Kaddukhal the temple of
Surkanda Devi is 33 kms from Kaddukhal and one has to
trek about 2 kms. The temple of Surkanda Devi is
situated on the top of the mountain and is of great
religious significance. A fair is held every year on
“Ganga Dussehra” during May-June in which thousands of
Lakha Mandal :- Lakha Mandal is situated on the
Yamunotri road, past Kempty Falls. There are hundred of
idols of archaeological importance which have been
preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India.
According to the legend, the Kaurvas made a shellac
house and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here.
Bhadraj Temple :- About 15 kms from Mussoorie, it
is an ideal spot for trekking via Park Toll-Clods end,
Dudhi. Situated on the extreme western region of
Mussoorie town, Bhadraj offers a commanding view of the
Doon Valley. Chakrata ranges and Jaunsar Bawar areas can
be viewed from here. Bhadraj Temple is dedicated to Lord
Bal Bhadra, brother of Lord Krishna.
Municipal Garden :- A perfect picnic spot the
garden with its artificially created lake with paddled
boating facility. It is located at a distance of 4 km by
rickshaw cycles, pony or by a car and 2 km via Waverly
Convent School road on foot.
Yamuna Bridge :- About 27 kms from Mussoorie on
Chakrata - Barkot road, is an ideal spot for fishing.
Childer's Lodge :- is the highest peak of
Mussoorie near Lal Tibba, it is situated at 5 km from
the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on
foot. The view of snow-clad mountains is exhilarating.