Tourist Places in Uttarakhand – Mussoorie


Perched on a ridge in the Garhwal Himalayas at an elevation of about 2 km above sea level, and about 280 km from Delhi, Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations of India. With natural beauty at its best and a pleasing climate, Mussoorie is aptly called the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ and is a hot-pick when it comes to deciding a perfect holidaying destination in Uttarakhand. The holy rivers Ganga and Jamuna are visible from each end of the ridge. It overlooks the sprawling Doon valley and the city of Dehradun and in fact the entire

Established by the British in 1823, Mussoorie has been a popular holiday destination since then. The town is flooded with visitors between May and July, and during other times it wears a dull look. Mussoorie has always been a gossipy place – with an air of informality and a tradition of romance – and is the Honeymoon capital of India. Mussoorie is well connected by road with Dehradun and other major cities of the state and neighbours.

Gun Hill (2,530 meters) is the highest point in Mussoorie which can be reached from the Mall Road through a cable car. Having dressed up in Garhwali costumes, honeymooners must have them photographed here. For those who love long walks, there is the Camel’s Back Road, a popular 3-km long promenade from Kulri Bazaarto Gandhi Chowk.

A tedious walk (about 18 km return) on the West of Gandhi Chowk will take you to Benog Hill, where the popular Jwalaji Temple is located. A newly made Mussoorie Lake is situated on the Dehradun Road, 6 km from Mussoorie. You can enjoy an enchanting view of the Doon Valley and surrounding places. Pedal-boating facilities are also available. Just 15-km northwest of Mussoorie, is the Kempty Falls, where you can enjoy swimming.

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