For the records, Mussoorie is only about 30 kilometers from Dehradun but it feels like a totally different world when you visit here. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Mussoorie has been a top-notch hill station and a great travel destination in Uttarakhand. Also, the best time to visit Mussoorie is between April and July first week, but you will see a crowd of tourists always flocking to the admirable hill station.
With fresh air, refreshing waterfalls, and multiple amazing destinations to visit; Mussoorie is a beautiful and delightful place to visit. Another wonderful thing about Mussoorie is that it’s a place for everyone; right from family movers to solo travelers.
Here are the most famous places to visit in Mussoorie
1. Lal Tibba
Although the straight hike up the mountain to reach Lal Tibba is exhaustive, all of it is worth it. You can reach this point on your car or bike but the best way to be here is on foot. That’s how you get to enjoy the enchanting beauty of the place and you get the chance to soak in all that’s on offer.
Lal Tibba is one of the most popular places in Mussoorie and from this point you also get a view of the snow-laden summits of the majestic Himalayas.
2. George Everest’s House
If you are an adventure lover, Mussoorie is going to treat you to delightful and amazing attractions. One of them is the George Everest’s House and the museum in proximity. Some people love to spend a day here and some just trek up to this point to explore things.
But a lot of locals also believe that the house is haunted. With no proof backing, these rumors and a lot of adventure junkies spending nights camping around the house have also never complained about anything unusual, it is still a great place to visit on your Mussoorie trip.
3. Camel’s Back Road
Finding peace in the bustling Mussoorie is a hard thing but people who wish to find someplace quiet do visit the amazing attraction of Mussoorie named Camel’s Back Road.
It is a 3 km long road with a rock carved out like a camel’s hump (that’s how it got its name) and the entire stretch being amazingly peaceful. If you are on a honeymoon trip, take a nature walk at Camel’s Back Road. If not anything else, you will surely get peace and serenity while here.
4. Gun Hill
People do love to explore the farthest ends of a hill station or any destination as a matter of fact. Another thing that people love to do is enjoy the activities that are offered and here in Mussoorie one of the best is the cable car ride to Gun Hill.
Reaching to the hill and the hill; both are absolutely amazing things and heartwarming as well. The moment you start your ride from Jhula Ghar, the amusement starts. The thrill of riding a ropeway and enchanting view that treats your eyes is something mind-blowing.
5. Mall Road Mussoorie
If you want to go on a shopping spree or simply check out the lip-smacking dishes, then head straight to Mall Road. Filled with a lot of small shops, you can get your hunger and shopping nerves satiated here.
While exploring the mall road, you can also check the sunset point. Clicking pictures from that point will be a great deal for you. Take some time out and visit the library too.
6. Company Garden
The company garden is a complete complex where tourists get to enjoy several sights and different things. From greenery on one side to the amazingly designed wax museum on the other. There are a lot of things you can do here.
The timings of entry are 9 am and 6 pm and the entry fee is 500 INR. The wax museum houses a lot of statues of sportspersons, politicians, actors, and so on. Undoubtedly, it is one amazing place to be at. And yes, the Company Garden is termed to be one of the finest places to visit during your trip to Mussoorie.
7. Kempty Falls, Mussoorie
One of the most breathtaking attractions of Mussoorie is Kempty Falls. You can visit here between 6 am to 6 pm and enjoy your time in the water. From breathtaking views to enjoying splashing water; Kempty Falls has a lot of things on offer for visitors.
You can take a cab or a taxi to reach here as the falls is situated on Chakrata Road. For people traveling with their family, this place has a picnic spot too, you can sit there, relax and have some good food.
And if you wish, you can interact with the locals to enjoy what they want to say. Get to know different things about the place and maybe you will fall in love with Mussoorie even more.
8. Mossy Falls
This one is for the avid adventurers and explorers; you might not have a lot of places to satiate your hunger but Mossy Falls can give you exactly what you wanted. Yes, you heard that right! Mossy Falls is situated in Barlow Ganj and is surrounded by dense forest.
The scenic view of the place is quite amazing and unrealistically beautiful. It is still one of the secluded places where people love to visit and spend some time.
Most people think that Mussoorie is just about the Mall Road and the cuisines, but when you start to explore the hill station, you get to know that there are so many things to do and places to visit across a huge turf. From developed and populated spots to serene and secluded attractions; Mussoorie is full of surprises. Listed above are just a handful of the famous attractions of Mussoorie.
But we assure you that if you visit all of them, getting a hang of the queen of hills will be truly justified. We believe that there are a lot of things we have missed already, but they can be left for the next trip.