10 places to visit in mussorie
10 places to visit in Mussorie
Hills always hold a certain charm with them. Maybe it lies in their being cut off and away from all the hustle-bustle of the city. We bring to you ten places to visit in Mussoorie which will surely make your vacation a great memory. Here goes-
1) Gun Hill
This is the second highest peak in Mussorie and one of the most famous places to visit. There are few eateries here and some souvenir shops and some other stalls, but the best thing about Gun hill is the view you get from here.Also, it is ideal for photography lovers. Looking down from here you feel on top of the hustle bustle of the world.
2) Kempty Falls
It is the biggest waterfall here, it is located lower than Mussorie India, nestled among a cluster of cliffs from all sides. Full of scenic splendor that gives many points to take photographs and click photos. Waters come cascading down from a height of 4,500 ft, hitting the rocks on its way and getting split into five streams. Many people make a splash here under the waterfall and in the pool for fun and enjoyment.
3) Jharipani and Bhatta falls
Other falls in Mussoorie are Jharipani falls and Bhatta Falls. Eight kilometers from Mussoorie is Jharipani. A 1.5 kilometers walk from Jharipani will take you to the falls. Bhatta Falls in the village of Bhatta are seven kilometers from Mussoorie. A different kind of picnic spot, there are separate ponds for bathing and water amusement here.
LalTibba, located in Landour is the oldest inhabited area around. A horse ride to the peak is just a perfect way to enjoy here. The view you get from here is that of snow-capped peaks. The place has an old world charm to it. It has some old architecture and old houses built during the British era. Municipality had placed a Japanese telescope here in 1967, the telescope gives you splendid views of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Banderpunch and other Himalayan ranges.
5) Camel’s Back Point
The name is Camel’s Back Point, because of a life-size rock here actually resembling a camel. You can see this rock from theMussoorie Public school. The road starts from Rink in Kurli bazaar and goes up to Library Bazaar, a 3-kilometre long stretch. Taking a pony ride here is a memorable experience. The place is also famous for the sunset view from here in the Himalayas. Many a couples and foreigners come here for taking a break from the crowd at the mall.
This is a relatively new picnic spot developed by Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority on the Dehradun-Mussoorie road. It is 6 kilometers from Mussoorie India. A clean place and relatively less crowded, there are few shops around for you to eat and shop a bit. Peddled boats are also available here for you to take a spin in the water. It is usually a stopover for people coming to Mussoorie from Dehradun.
7) Municipal Garden
At a moderate two kilometer walk via Waverly Convent Road is this beautiful picnic spot. The beautiful garden was accompanied by a lake for boating was formerly known as Botanical Gardens. Famous geologist Dr. H. Fackner had laid the foundation of the garden.
8) Naga Tibba
Highest place around Mussoorie, Nag Tibba is 55 kilometres from here. While other treks become strenuous and unapproachable in winters due to snowfall, Naga tibba has no such problems and it is quite popular with trekkers. A thirty-four-kilometer drive followed by a 21-kilometre trek will bring you to Naga Tibba. Thick forests, Garhwali villages enroot, and some great views of Himalayas is what this trek promises.
Twenty-five kilometers from Mussoorie is Dhanaulti. Tucked in the forests of oak, conifer and deodar, it is a mountain retreat. The place is full of serenity and perfect for breaking away from the hustle bustle of tourists in Mussoorie. Treks to regions in TehriGarhwal are launched from here. The best thing about Dhanaulti is that it is a round the year destination.
10) Surkhanda Devi Temple
Thirty-five kilometers from Mussoorie, perched on a hilltop is the temple of Surkhanda Devi. A difficult two-kilometer steep walk from Kaddulkhal will bring you here. The temple attracts thousands of devotees every year, especially during the months of May and June when Ganga Dusshera fair is held here. So when you book your next taxi online, remember us at AHA Taxis.
so, come to the hills and explore the raw side of life, and don’t forget to book your taxi with AHA taxis. Happy travelling!