Best Places to Visit in Mussoorie in 2020 | Top 21 Places to Visit

Lal Tibba: The Highest Place to Visit in Mussoorie

Lal Tibba Best Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Lal Tibba is around 6 kilometers away from Mussoorie. Undoubtedly, It is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. Generally, Hills stations are the center of attraction for people, so is Lal Tibba. It rests on the top of Depot Hill in Landour. Undoubtedly, Lal Tibba is the highest point in the area. Its height is 2,275 m, in other words, 7,464 feet. One can enjoy the breathtaking views of Nilkantha (which is at 6’596 m) Kedarnath Peak (at 6,940), and also Bandarpunch range of three peaks with the highest rising to 6,316 meters.

Lal Tibba is popularly known as the sunrise and sunset point. Lal Tibba was a summer getaway during the British-Raj and a recovering station for the military. Thus it gained popularity as a cantonment cum hill station. Consequently, the Indian Military Services has occupied it.

Kempty Falls: One of  The Best Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Kempty Falls Best Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Kempty Falls is on the top of the best places to visit near Mussoorie and it is at the height of 1364 meters (4500 feet). By the way, Kempty Falls is around 13 kilometers far from Library Bus Stand, Mussoorie and it is around 45 kilometers from Dehradun. Hence, it is on the Dehradun-Mussoorie road, in the Ram Gaon area of Tehri Garhwal.

Certainly, Kempty Falls is one of the most popular centers of attraction around Mussoorie. Possibly, it is one of the picnic spots in Mussoorie.  As for as the beauty is concerned, Nature lies here, consequently, the high cliffs surround the falls, there is surprisingly a pond that is created at the bottom of the falls. It is certainly very beautiful.

It is one of the best places to visit around Mussoorie. Generally, it is on Mussoorie-Yamunotri Road. It is always at the top of the tourists’ list.

Gun Hill

Possibly, Gun Hill is an extinct volcano. It is undoubtedly the second highest point in Mussoorie. For nature lovers is surprisingly one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. Its height is 2024 meters.

The Gun Hill scenic point and it provides you the panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalayas, Doon Valley, and beautifully located the hill station of Mussoorie. It is located 400 feet above the Mall Road, generally, it is one of the most popular spots near Mussoorie. Most of the Tourist love to visit the point.

If you love photography, you must visit this place. Possibly, the point attracts nature lovers as well. According to me, you must enjoy the ropeway ride and experience a scenic view of the Himalayan ranges.

The people popularly call it Gun Hill because of the presence of guns at these hills during the pre-independence days of India. It is a surprise that the gun was fired during the day to enable people to match their watches in those days.

Lake Mist

The lake of emerald waters is one of the most beautiful destinations in Mussoorie. The green forest terrains surround this lake. Certainly, it gives the beautiful scenic views and images that make it ideal for spending the moments of repose with your loved ones.

This beautiful lake lies on the way to Kempty Falls. This point is peaceful as fewer people pay attention to this beautiful lake. So it may be a must going place for peace lovers. Here one can enjoy nature peacefully.

Cloud’s End: One of the best places to visit in Mussoorie

Clouds end Best Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Cloud’s End is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. It is surprisingly one of the oldest buildings in the queen of the hills. Possibly, it is a heritage building set up by a Britisher in 1838. The building has now been converted into a heritage hotel called Clouds End Forest Resort.

It is 6 kilometers westwards from the Library. Here is a geographical end of the beautiful hill town of Mussoorie. Naturally, thick oak and deodar trees surround it. Tracking 2 kilometers up to the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, It offers a beautiful walking track. One can enjoy breathtaking views here, especially of the Aglar River Valley.

Generally, tourists love to spend tranquil time here. They also enjoy activities like- hiking, hill-climbing, and nature walk arranged by the hotel on request.

The Mall Road

Mall Road Best Places to Visit in Mussoorie

The Mall Road lies in the heart of Mussoorie. Certainly, it is one of the best places in Mussoorie to visit. We also can say that is the most visited place in the town. There are many benches and lampposts on the road.

One can see the beautiful valley on one side of the road. Just sit on the benches and watch nature deeply. Certainly, you will see modern shops, video game parlors and skating rinks as it is the market place.

There are many hotels here, in fact, some best hotels lie on the road.

Dhanaulti: A Beautiful Place to Visit in Mussoorie

Dhanaulti Best Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Dhanaulti, a little town, is often spare of the attention of most tourists so the place is free from the crowd. It’ll overwhelm your sense. Dhanaulti is just like a long lost pleasant dream that brings comfort and peace. If you need a break from the din of the city and hectic life, it is a perfect place for you.

Dhanaulti is around 42 kilometers from Mussoorie. And it is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie in the winter season because you can enjoy the snowfall here. It lies at an altitude of 2286 meters.

Nowadays it is a destination for the pre-wedding shoot for the people around Delhi.

Nag Tibba Trek

Snow on Nag Tibba
Image Source – Google | image by Paul Hamilton

Nag Tibba is a very exhilarating trekking trail near Mussoorie. People popularly know it as one of the best weekend treks and also it falls among the best places to visit in Mussoorie. You will get a chance to climb around 10,000 feet amid surprisingly snow-clad mountains.

People also know it as Serpent’s peak, Nag Tibba is the highest peak of the Nagtibba range at an altitude of 3048 meters and it is the highest peak in the lower Himalayan range in Uttarakhand. People also say that it is home to Nag Devta.

The trail is highly fascinating and spectacular. Naturally, it is adorned with a rich variety of flora and fauna. Certainly, here are some highlighted views from Nag Tibba for you- the beautiful scenic views of Bandarpunch Peak, Kedarnath Peak, Gangotri Peak, and Doon Valley.

Company Garden

Company garden lies around 3 kilometers away from the Mall Road. Certainly, it is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. By the way, People popularly know it as Company Garden or Company Baag, but they also call it Municipal Garden, and the Garden Welfare Association of Mussoorie maintains it.

People enjoy time sitting, strolling, and observing beautiful flowers in the garden. The photography lovers also take lots of photos here.  Here is an artificial pond for boating and you also will see artificial waterfalls there.

It is basically full of enjoyment for children and aged people as well. A couple will have an unforgettable romantic experience in this garden. You can enjoy a coffee date there and a lunch date or dinner date as well. It may be one of the most romantic places to visit in Mussoorie.

Inside the Garden, you will also get a chance to see a wax museum which is popularly known as K Dev Bhoomi Museum. Certainly, you will see all the wax statues of all well know personalities of the world. You will have to buy a ticket to enter this museum.

Jwala Devi Temple

Jwala Devi Temple, or popularly known as Jwala Ji temple, rests at the top of Benog Hill in Mussoorie. Certainly, it is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Durga. This sacred temple naturally offers you peace of mind. Not only the pilgrims but also nature lovers come and admire the green beauty surrounding the temple.

Even they get a chance to enjoy the beauty of the Yamuna River and Shivalik range from here. The temple is at an altitude of 2100 meters. It is also one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie.

Bhatta Falls

The Bhatta Falls, one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie, is popularly known as a picnic spot. Generally, it is extremely popular among tourists. It lies around 7 or 8 kilometers away from the Library bus stand, Mussoorie. It is one of the best waterfalls in Mussoorie. To reach these falls you will have a face as little hike as 500 meters. Thus it makes the spot a good place for adventure enthusiasts.

This beautiful waterfall cascades down from the height of around 30 feet into a circular pool. The best fact about Bhatta Waterfall is that it is not yet commercialized. So it is naturally the home to nature herself. You can enjoy swimming and bathing in the pool. As there is a children’s park, they can also fully enjoy it here.

Camel Back Road: The Amazing Place to Visit in Mussoorie

The Camel’s Back Road is just 1.1 km from the Mall Road. Hence it lies in the heart of Mussoorie. Naturally, it is a 3 kilometers long road lined with beautiful rocks shaped just like a camel’s hump. You can overlook the Doon Valley and you also can have a stunning look of the Himalayas. It is also one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie because it also a sunrise and sunset point.

For the jogging lovers, it can be the most memorable jogging of their life, if you come here for jogging. On the way, you can see a 180-year-old British cemetery, which is first of its kind in Mussoorie.

Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve

The first privately owned and operated Wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand, Jabarkher Nature Reserve lies on Dhanaulti road. It is around 15 kilometers away from Mussoorie Bus Stand. Undoubtedly, it is spread over 100 acres of land.

I highly recommend this place only for those who love to walk or trek. As here are eight well-demarcated trails for walkthrough stunning natural beauty. Naturally, you have a chance to enjoy birdwatching and other animals as well.

Jharipani Falls: One of  The Best Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Jharipani Falls lies around 9km away from the queen of the hills. It is in Jharipani village. The falls is around 1.5 km from the Mussoorie-Jharipani road so you will have to either hire a car or ride the bus or walk on foot to the place. It is a small waterfall and the water gushes out only during or after the monsoons. Else it is a thin strip during the rest time of the year.

When the sky is clear, you will experience mesmerizing views of amazing cliffs and valleys here. The most beautiful view can be seen when it is a rosy red sunset. The famous boarding school of Mussoorie, St. George’s Wynberg Allen, is located here. Oakgrove is also here in the estate of Jharpani.

Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

For wildlife photographers, it is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. It is a part of the Rajaji National Park. The Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is just 6.3 kilometers from Mussoorie. Surprisingly, you will see mountain quails, deer, leopards, and red-billed blue magpie.

It is a house for the rare species of the birds and here is also an excellent trail of pine-covered slopes. Naturally, Himalayan peaks surround the trail. Chaukhamba and Bandarpunch surround the ideal bird-watching site.

People also know it as Vinog Mountain Quil Sanctuary. Its area is around 339 hectares. Surprisingly, you will not only see the animals and birds here but you will find some medicinal plants over here.

George Everest’s House

George Everest’s House was built in 1832. It lies in Park Estate. It is around 5.4 km from Mussoorie. Generally, people also know it as Park House. Naturally, it will offer you panoramic sights of the scenic Doon Valley. You may also enjoy the beautiful sight of the Aglar River Valley and Himalayan peaks in the north.

It is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie, as it holds an old-world charm and draws a historical interest. Nature lovers and adventure travelers often visit here. Here goes a tale about Sir George Everest.

Sir George Everest was the owner of this beautiful house in Mussoorie. He lived here for 11 years using it as his observatory and laboratory. Though it is very derelict and in an unstable state, the house still holds its walls and roof as well.

And it is likely to be converted into a museum soon. Basically the interior of the house is deprived of the belongings but the doors, fireplaces, and windows are still there.

Happy Valley: A Beautiful Valley to Visit in Mussoorie

Happy Valley Mussoorie

Happy Valley rests westwards of the library point. Basically, Happy Valley is famous for glorious Tibetan monasteries, the IAS academy, beautiful Municipal garden, the extremely beautiful valley for flowers, and a jolly atmosphere all around.

Popularly, people know it as ‘mini Tibet’. Around 5000 people reside here. Due to beautiful views, it is also one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. The Valley has successfully kept the old world charm and the rich heritage of the primal Tibetan culture. Here beautiful roadside stalls that sell souvenirs.

Mossy Falls: A Natural Place to Visit in Mussoorie

Mossy falls is around 5.5 km far from Mussoorie. It lies on the Bala Hisar Road. Naturally, it may be a well-kept secret in the queen of the hills. The beautiful mountains surround the moss-laden rocky waterfalls.

The highlight point is a Shivlinga that is near the fall. The continuously flowing water drenches the Shivalinga. The place is favorable for photography and a picnic. The Lake Mossy is mixed with occasional chirping and melodious sounds of nature.

Tibetan Buddhist Temple

Tibetan Buddhist Temple is in the cultural hub of Happy Valley. There is a huge idol of Buddha in Shedup Choepelling Buddhist Temple. It is around 2.9 km far from Mussoorie. Here are meditation chambers also. The snow-covered mountains surround the temple. Hence here are extremely beautiful scenes of nature.

I really enjoyed myself here. You must go to experience beauty. People say that in 1959 Dalai Lama fled the Chinese authorities and took shelter here at Happy Valley in Mussoorie. Tibetan community erect a Buddhist Temple on the place where he stayed.

Mussoorie Adventure Park

Certainly, keeping the adventure enthusiasts in mind this Park was established in 2003. Generally, it is a park for fun adventure activities. There is a highly-skilled, well-trained, and experienced staff. Possibly, the park offers many activities like rock climbing, rappelling, trekking, parallel rope, zip line, etc.

The park lies among nature and surrounded by the panoramic landscape. Over and above the adventurous activities, there are green grasslands to spend quality time with nature.

Lambi Dehar Mines

Lambi Dehri Mines rests around 8 km from Mussoorie. It is one of the infamous but popular among tourists. People also know it as the ‘mine of Death’. Generally, people believe that a witch haunted around the mines. The lush greenery surrounds the mines.

The mine was functionally active till the early 1990s. Then around 50000 working people died so it was shut down. According to experts, inappropriate mining practices cause death. It causes lung disorders and the death of the people eventually.

But the Local people believe that the accident caused by a spirit who haunts there here. The locals also report of fearful blood-curdling wails, strange accidents, and paranormal activities near the mines. Many road accidents and a chopper crashed have been seen at the spot. Certainly, people fear going to the place.

If you have a fearless heart and adventure lover, you may try this spot. But as I love my readers much so I will suggest you not to visit the point after dusk as it may be unsafe because the area is desolate. Kindly be safe.

Ritesh Gautam
Author: Ritesh Gautam

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