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Places And Attractions To See In Mussoorie

Discussion in 'Uttarakhand' started by ChaiNashta, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. ChaiNashta

    ChaiNashta Active Member

    Mussoorie is a beautiful hill station located 35 kilometers from Dehradun the state capital of state of Uttrakhand which is a relatively new state carved out of Uttar Pradesh. This sought after tourist place belongs to Uttarakhand state. This hill station is part of the Garhawl Himalayan range. It has got a nickname “The Queen of Hills”. It is also considered as the gateway to the very famous shrines “Yamunotri” and “Gangotri”. March to November is the regular season here. Mussoorie gets extremely cold in winters and they also get some snow once in a while therefore the season is limited to the aforementioned period. Once it was part of Nepal under Garhwal region and Nepal still claims this place. Also, it is only 290 km away from Delhi. It is situated at an altitude of 1880 meters. The varied flora and fauna attracts tourists to this place from everywhere, especially North India. It has snow ranges in the northeast part of it. Shiwalik ranges and Doon Valley make it a picturesque location for tourists. It almost gives a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists. Here are the most important attractions to visit while you are in Mussoorie.

    • Kempty Falls
    The Kempty falls is one of the must-see attractions here. It is surrounded by high mountain rangers. This is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,364 meters above sea level. You can enjoy the lush green valley while you listen to the sound of the water falling on the rocks. This is indeed an unforgettable place for the visitors.

    • Lal Tibba
    This is the highest peak in Mussoorie. It is situated at an altitude of over 2,290 meters above sea level. You will be pleased with the beautiful view offered by this place. The serene mountains are unforgettable. These mountains are the homes to the famous shrines Badrinath and Kedarnath. You can access the Japanese telescope installed at the edge of the cliff to enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Also, this place is preserved and commercial activities are minimal here. That’s another reason to visit this place.

    • Happy Valley
    Happy Valley is known for the Tibetan settlement. It’s not too far from the mall road. This place has historical significance. Tibetans arrived in India at this place first when they fled from Tibet in 1959. They were led by their spiritual leader Dalai Lama. Later they shifted their base to Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. You will find many deodars and oaks in this place. You can find many small cafeterias and hotels in this place. You will not forget the serene moments provided by this place for a lifetime.

    • Camel’s Back Road
    This is another must-see destination in Mussoorie. This 4 kilometer long road starts Kurli Bazaar to the Library Chowk. It got its name since the rock is shaped like camel’s hump. This is a beautiful road for a peaceful walk. On the way, you will come across beautiful views of the mountains and valleys. It is a photographer’s heaven without any doubt. You can capture great shots since this place is so beautiful. You will walk away with great pictures and amazing memories.

    • Gun Hill
    The second highest point in Mussoorie, the place’s name is derived from the event of firing cannon from this place to tell what time is it to the people during the British colonization hence giving it the name ‘Gun Hill’. The place lies at an altitude of 2,024 meters above sea level and offers some majestic views of the surroundings.

    • Mussoorie Lake
    Mussoorie Lake is another must-see place in Mussoorie. It is located at only 6 kilometers on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. The city board developed the lake as a picnic spot recently. The lake was formed due to a natural waterfall. Though small, this lake is really pretty. You can also visit the waterfall nearby to make most of your trip. You will find ducks swimming in the lake. You can hire a paddle boat and go for a ride to enjoy the surrounding views which are breathe taking.

    • Christ Church
    The Christ Church is another must-see place in Mussoorie. It was built in 1836. It is undoubtedly the oldest church in the Himalayan ranges. British people built this church during their ruling in India. You will be amazed by the Gothic style architecture offered by this place. The stained glass windows of the church depict the life of Jesus Christ. Sufferings of Jesus Christ are depicted in the high altar. One cannot walk away without appreciating the beauty and architecture of this amazing church in the most beautiful valley. Therefore, it attracts visitors every day.

    • Sir George Everest’s House
    This house was built in the year of 1832. It was built by Sir George Everest, who was known as a brilliant geographer and surveyor. For your information, the world’s highest peak Everest Mountain was named after him. So you know that he is a huge historical figure. He lived in Mussoorie for more than 30 years in this house. The house reflects his personality and you will find many interesting things about him when you visit this house. It is only 6 km away from Gandhi Chowk and you should definitely find some time to visit this must-see house. It is accessible by vehicle. However, the road is little rough and it is not in its best condition.

    • Jwalaji Temple
    Jwalaji Temple is another must-see attraction in Mussoorie. It is easily accessible as it is located at a distance of 9 kilometers from the town. It is located in the west part of the town. It is situated on top of the Benog hill at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. You will find a several hundred years old idol of the Hindu goddess Durga here. This is indeed a must-see place for those who are spiritual.

    • The Mall
    It is also known as the mall road. If you are crazy about shopping then this is the right destination for you. You will find almost everything here. This mall is considered to be the lifeline of this place. It is easily accessible and you will love the time spend there. You will find everything nearby, including tourist places, hotels, shops, restaurants etc. For the same, tourists head to this mall road whenever they visit Mussoorie. One of the best spots to spend your evening is to walk down the mall road and probably settle down for dinner at one of the many restaurants that are there.