Local Taxi | Explore Mussoorie
Book Taxi & Explore Mussoorie
Mussoorie, Popularly known as the Queen of hills is one of the most charming and romantic hill station located about 34 kms from Dehradun at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills.
This famous hill station has some of the most colonial heritage, Gardens, Waterfalls and offers superb scenic view of the mighty peaks of Bandar Poonch, Srikantha, the Gangotri group and the Chaukhamba present a mesmerizing panorama. Mussoorie is also a getaway to popular treks of Hari-ki-Doon, Kedarkantha, Rupin Pass and Hindu pilgrimage shrines of Yamunotri & Gangotri.
Places to See
The Mall : The Mall stretches for about 3 Kms connecting Library with Picture Palace End of Mussoorie and is most famous for vast view of Doon Valley, it has benches and lampposts along with modern shops, video game parlours and skating rinks.
Gun Hill : Gunhill is the second highest peak of Mussoorie and can be reached by Ropeway or even by foot. Gun Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri group etc. and a bird’s eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon Valley
Municipal Garden : Beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with boating facilities. It is located at a distance of 4 kms by cycle rickshaw, pony or by car and only 2 kms on foot via Waverly Convent Road.
Kempty Fall : Kempty Falls, one of the most renowned waterfalls is about 15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. The pond formed at the bottom of the falls makes an excellent spot for swimming and bathing.
Camel’s Back Road : It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Bazar covering a total distance of about 3 kms. The main charm of this road is horse riding and walking. Sunset view of the Himalayas is superb. Camel’s Rock with a life like resemblance can be seen from the spot near Mussoorie Public school.
Jharipani Fall : 8.5 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie- Jharipani Road. Visitors can go by car upto 7 kms and then hike about 2 Kms to reach the fall.
Nag Devta Temple : An ancient temple situated on Cart Mackenjie Road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go right upto the spot. It Provies a charming view of Doon Valley as well as of Mussoorie.
Mussoorie Lake : Nice picnic spot, situated on Mussoorie- Dehradun road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are availble. It commands an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages.
Sir George Everest House : About 6 kms from Library is the Park Estate of sir George Everest, First Surveyor General of India, Who had his offce and residence here, is approachable by road. The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, is named after him.
Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill) : About 9 kms to the west of Mussoorie at an altitude of 2104 mtrs is Jwalaji Temple. It is situated on the top of the Benog Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga in it. The temple is surrounded by thick forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna valley.
Clouds End : The bungalow built in 1838 by a British Major was one of the First Four buildings of Mussoorie. The bungalow has since then been converted into a hotel called Clouds End, and is situated at the extreme west of Mussoorie Hill, 8 kms from Library.
Naga Tibba : About 55km, an ideal spot for trekking. Naga Tibba is the highest peak around Mussoorie at 10,000 feet and is covered by thick forests.
Dhanolti : Famous hills town of Dhanolti is on Mussoorie-Tehri Road about 25 kms from Mussoorie, it has deodhar forests and mountain scapes.
Surkhanda Devi : Surkhanda Devi Temple at 10,000 feet, 35 km down the Mussoorie – Tehri road. Perched on a peak, the temple demands a stiff two-km climb form devotees. The temple, goes the legend, was built on the site where the head of Shiva’s consort (Shiva is the destroyer in the Hindu trinity) fell after it was chopped off to stop Shiva’s terrifying dance of death that was shaking the universe to its very core.
Lakha Mandal : About 80 km away on the Mussoorie-Yamunotri Road. Linked with the Mahabharata with idols of archaeological importance.