A travel Guide to Mussoorie

Mussoorie Tourism

Mussoorie, popularly known as the “Queen of Hill Stations” would be a perfect holiday destination for your upcoming trip. Whether you are looking to spend some quality time with your family, try adventurous sports with your friends, or just enjoy moments of your solitude; visiting Mussoorie tourist attractions would be the perfect vacation idea for you. For doing something out of your comfort zone, or just going far away from the noises of the city, Mussoorie got you all covered.

Filling your heart with the wonderful view from the hilltop of Lal Tibba gun hill point, boating in the Mussoorie lake while seeing the gorgeous mountains in the backdrop, or just enjoying your time at Kempty Falls; there is so much one can do in Mussoorie, India. Even the hotels in Mussoorie would give you some jaw-dropping views to look at, provided you choose a good one. All these experiences will make your Mussoorie tour worth it.

Places to visit in Mussoorie

1. Kempty Falls

Talking about Mussoorie tourist places, one cannot miss out on this place. Kempty Falls was built by a British general in 1830. Seeing water falling from almost 1354 meters and bathing in it will press your restart button. This destination is famous as a picnic spot. One can sit by the side and enjoy some tea and Maggi. This place is situated 15 km away from Mussoorie.

2. Lal Tibba

Lal Tibba translates to “red hill”. As the name suggests, it refers to the red-coloured sky that one can see from the top during a sunrise or a sunset. Located at an altitude of 2275 meters, it is the highest viewpoint of the city. If you would be lucky enough to visit it on a cloudless day, you would be able to see the highest points of Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Bandarpunch. To get a proper view of its surroundings, there is a telescope installed at the top. Go and check that out.

3. Gun Hill Point

This famous hill is the second highest peak of Mussoorie. A 20-minute trek will take you to the top of this hill and let you enjoy a 360-degree view of the town. From the top, you can see some other dunes of the valley as well as a few Himalayan ranges. This fun trek would refresh you physically and getting to see such amazing views of the town would be a bonus for you.

4. Company Garden

Situated near Mall road, a walk in this garden will make your experience more refreshing. This garden is maintained by the Garden Welfare Association of Mussoorie that takes proper care of its greenery. It is commonly known as “Municipal Garden” or “Company Bagh”. This is another picnic spot in this hill city. To avoid missing out on this gorgeous site, add this place to your Mussoorie travel guide.

5. Jharipani Falls

If Kempty Falls is too crowded for you and you want a more peaceful place, Jharipana Hills is your perfect spot. This Mussoorie attraction is located at a secluded place, 7 km away from the centre of the city. But that means you have to put a little more effort to reach here. You can drive here by car, bus or do a trek of 1.5 km. If mountains are what you are looking for, the Shivalik range can be seen from here.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Mussoorie offers a lot of fun and thrilling activities. At the same time, it is also a good place to enjoy your solitude. The list of numerous things you can enjoy here is long. Let’s have a look at a few of them.

Trek at Hathipaon

The list of things to do in Mussoorie would be incomplete without a mention of this activity. Mussoorie provides wonderful opportunities for trek lovers and trekking at Hathpaon is one of them. Spotting various kinds of flora and fauna along the way would help in releasing your serotonin. Once you trek all the way to the top, a spectacular Instagram worthy shot would be waiting for you. Cloud’s end is one such place where you can sit and just chill while soaking in the beauty of the place. Camping at the top would be a great idea too.

Enjoy adventurous sports activities

Mussoorie is one of the best places to try your hands on extreme sports. To capture the beauty of this city in a better way, you can go parasailing, sky walking and ziplining. Looking at all the greenery and hills from the top would be an unforgettable experience. Tourists can take a cable car ropeway trip to Gun Hill, which provides a breathtaking view of the Himalayan Mountains. River rafting with your friends and family would be a great memory you can have from here. 

Go shopping at Mall Road

Markets are a good way to experience the real culture of any city. Seeing the hospitality of the locals and tasting the traditional delicacies would give you a much better view of the culture of this place. If you are someone who is a big-time foodie, you can taste authentic street food here. The shops on the mall road sell some unique souvenirs and gifts. You can get some adorable presents to bring back home.

Boating

Along with hills and parks, Mussoorie tourism also has a few falls and lakes. Boating in Mussoorie lake would be a great way to spend your evening. You can add fun water activities like water zorbing and zip lining in your Mussoorie tourist guide. Also, you can visit the recently developed Lake Mist near Kempty Falls. Most of these lakes are man-made.

Best time to visit Mussoorie

The best time to visit Mussoorie is between March and June. You might want to book flights and hotels beforehand to avoid the rush. The starting months of summer would be the best season to visit Mussoorie. The temperature ranges from 11 degrees to 36 degrees celsius. It provides the perfect weather for sightseeing and getting your hands on all the thrilling adventures without any discomfort. Flowers would be blooming and the waterfalls would be falling at a higher speed. You will see Mussoorie at its best in this season.

How to reach Mussoorie?

Mussoorie is not well connected by railways or airways directly but it is more accessible by roadways. Let’s see in detail how to reach Mussoorie.

By Roadways: The easiest way to reach Mussoorie is by road. You can plan a road trip from nearby cities like Delhi and drive yourself or you can get a bus that would be cheaper and convenient too.

By Railways: Mussoorie does not have a railway station and the nearest station is located in Dehradun. From there you can catch a bus or hire a personal taxi to reach your destination.

By Airways: Mussoorie does not have an airport yet. But you can take flights to Dehradun, which is the nearest airport. From there, you can take a bus or hire a personal taxi according to your convenience. The nearest international airport is in Delhi.

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