7 Amazing Places to Visit in Mussoorie

January 1, 2017 | By

Mussoorie is an ideal holiday destination with scenic cliffs and foamy falls. We list 7 of the most amazing places in Mussoorie that are mesmerizing.

The “Queen of Hills”, Mussoorie, sits at a height of about 2000 meters above the sea level, in the state of Uttarakhand. The name Mussoorie comes from the shrub “Mansur” which is found in plenty here.

Located in the foothills of the Garhwal range of the Himalayas, Mussoorie is a favorite holiday destination amongst Indians. It was established by Lt. Frederick Young and other British officials of the East India Company in 1823. The shadow of those times still hover in the architecture of the palaces, churches and libraries. From Mussoorie one gets an eye-catching view of the lush Doon valley and the snowcapped Himalayan mountains.

We list 7 of the most amazing places in Mussoorie that are mesmerizing and must be checked out.

Gun Hill

 

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Gun Hill got its name from the cannon kept here that used to be fired at midday
(Photo by Harshanh, CC BY-SA 3.0)

The second highest point in Mussoorie is an ideal spot for viewing the Himalayas and Doon Valley and is accessible by a cable car that will take you 400 meters further above. A chance to catch the sunset will be a memorable experience here. The name of the region stems from the cannon kept here that used to be fired at midday for a number of years in the British era. Now, the point houses a water reservoir of the city.

Kempty Falls

 

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1300 meters above the sea level are the Kempty Falls
(Photo by Sivakumar B, CCO)

Located about 15 kilometers from Mussoorie, these falls are perched at 1300 meters above the sea level. A sight of this creation of nature rejuvenates mind, body and soul. These falls were established by the British in 1835 as a tourist destination and have been a popular site ever since.

Everest House

 

Everest House was owned by Sir George Everest

Everest House was owned by Sir George Everest after whom the world’s highest peak was named
(Photo by Paul Hamilton, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sir George Everest is known for the mountain peak that was named after him but there are certain lesser known and more intriguing facts about him. He was the Surveyor General of India for thirteen years from the year 1830. He was also involved in the Great Trigonometric Survey of India and was responsible for completing the section along the arc stretching from the south of India all the way to Nepal covering a staggering distance of 2400 kilometres. He owned a house in Mussoorie where now his remains lie.

This scenic site also gives rather wonderful views of Doon valley, River valley and the peaks of the Himalayas.

Lal Tibba

 

Lal Tibba

British architecture and a telescope are among the charms of Lal Tibba
(Photo by Paul Hamilton, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Lal Tibba is the highest point in Mussoorie, situated at 2286 meters above the sea level and proves to be a charming spot to see sunrise and sunset.

Lal Tibba is one of the major tourist spots of Mussoorie and is surprisingly less commercialized than the other places in the region. A telescope installed here in 1967 gives a closer look at the great Himalayan peaks. The ancient British era architecture still crowds the spot to this day.

Bhatta Falls

A very picturesque spot, Bhatta falls is located 8 kilometres from the city and is an excellent place to go if you want to enjoy the serene quality that nature provides and if you don’t wish to be bothered by commercial tourist activities. The site also houses a Children’s Park for the enjoyment of little people.

Lake Mist

This natural attraction is about 6 kilometres from Mussoorie and is perfect for a bit of relaxation. The lake also has several mini waterfalls which are made by the course of the river adding to the appeal. Facility of boating is also available here.

Jharipani Falls

Offering a pristine view of the Shivalik range, Jharipani falls is one of the most beautiful spots in Mussoorie. There is also a wide array of plant species at this location. It is located at 9 kilometres from Mussoorie out of which about 1.5 kilometres has to be traversed either by bus, car or on foot. One can also view the beauty of the farm fields from here.

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Mussoorie: ‘Queen of Hills’

Mussoorie is the ultimate hill station destination for Indians. The place is crowded during the summer months when people from all over the country drift here for a respite from the grueling heat. A lovely place altogether, these were the seven of the best places in Mussoorie that one must visit.

 

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Rohit Agarwal is a blogger and a travel enthusiast. His blog at Trans India Travels provides information about various tourist spots in India.
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