Places to Visit in Mussoorie
Exotic Places to Visit in Mussoorie. There is Mall Road, Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls, Camel’s Back, Gun Hill, Company Garden and plenty of other places. It is very near to Dehradun. There is a direct flight from Delhi to Dehradun and airfare is very cheap.
How to reach there:
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“On the open road, there are no strangers. You share the same sky, the same mountain, the same sunshine, and shade. On the open road, we are all brothers…..’ Ruskin Bond
Set in the Himalayas at a height of approximately 7000 ft from the sea level, Mussoorie is a great destination for tourists, be it any season.
It is just 38 KM away from Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. It presents a breathtaking view of the snow capped mountains and the lush green Doon valley. It is not just the natural bounty that Mussoorie commands, the place has a rich history which reveals itself in numerous buildings and the lively Mall.
Much of old Mussoorie is set up by the Britishers and a lot has surfaced in Mussoorie since Independence to make it one of the most frequented tourist destinations. Life here is full of life. Yeah! There, never is a dull day in all 365 days. Keeping in mind its popularity, much is being done by the tourism department to ensure a pleasant stay for both domestic as well as foreign tourists.
Just one visit is enough to get caught in the magic spell of this Queen.
Every place in Mussoorie is worth visiting. However, a constraint for time is understandable. Once you decide to visit Mussoorie, you might as well be game enough to explore on the outers for more adventure and relaxation. In this article, you will find five must-visit places.
This is the actual Mussoorie and the central hub. It undoubtedly has great shopping places all along the road and has benches and lampposts to laze around. You will simply love the architectural styles of the British era. As you go by, you can enjoy a shot at the video games, say a prayer at the Methodist Church, watch skaters in the rink, say hello to fishes in the aquarium, haggle in the Tibetan market to buy trinkets, try a hand at rifle shooting, play carom, or stop by for eats at any of the restaurants that take your fancy. Talking of eats, how about a roasted/boiled corn, steaming momos, spicey bhelpuri or fresh salad?
This is situated in the Happy Valley area about 3 km from the Library point. It is a mini paradise for nature lovers being home to around 800 flower species, intoxicatingly scented air, grassy lawns, a fountain at the center of an artificial lake for boating, an artificial waterfall, an ageless China tree, a wax museum and plenty of eateries and shopping options. Don’t miss the chirping of birds amid the din of humans. It’s a perfect place for couples. If you enjoy walking, you will find the road leading to this garden good and relaxing. It’s most certainly a cool place to hang out with family or friends.
Perched at a height of 2,346 mt from the sea level, this is the highest point and has to have a place in your visiting list. The view from here, of the mountain ranges, is simply dreamlike and awesome. Try and make it either to see the sunrise or the sunset. If you have binoculars, what more could you want, if not; go for the telescope. There are just two restaurants here but the food is good and economical.
The place derives its name from the tradition of firing a cannon from here, during the British period, to tell the time. It is the second highest point in Mussoorie holding great attraction for tourists. The place can be reached by cable car or by foot. It’s a flat hilltop giving a panoramic view of the city and also of surrounding mountains. The breeze is pretty strong. Cable car ride can be great fun for kids. The place, however, is crammed up with numerous small shops.
Another fascinating tourist place, Camel’s Back is cradled in the lap of nature and holds the essence of Mussoorie. It offers the most picturesque view of the cloud-kissed Himalayas. The entire 3km road starting from Library point is pristine and clean. The place is so named because the rock-lined road looks like the hump of a camel. The breeze that blows is soft and soothing. You can have a peaceful walk and an unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset from here.
There is a Kempty fall. It is about 13 kilometers from Mussoorie on Chakrata Road. It is 1364 meters high. Kemty is driven from ‘Camp Tea’. It is developed as a tourist place by the Britishers.
Visiting Mussoorie is full of a thrill as the excitement starts right from Dehradun. As you drive up, you can enjoy a great view of the hills and farming fields. Take time to reach. Stop en route for relishing the view and to have tea and pakoras. Have a pleasant and safe journey!
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