Mussoorie is a hill station in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. The place is popularly known as the Queen of Hill Stations. This beautiful hill station is situated at an altitude of 6600 ft with its green hills and varied flora and fauna. The highest point of the hill station is Lal Tibba located at a height of more than 7500 ft.
The main tourist attractions here are:
Camel’s Back Road: Camel’s Back Road is located at the center of the city. This is a perfect way to walk with nature. From here you can very well enjoy a picturesque view of the sunset. You can also have long walks and horse riding here.
Kempty Fall: This gigantic falls is about 15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road. The way to waterfalls is opened in daytime from 8 AM to 5 PM. The best time to visit here is from June to October.
Lake Mist: Lake Mist is situated about 5 km before Kempty falls on the Mussoorie - Kempty road. Boating is available here. There are many small but beautiful waterfalls made by the river in the lake.
Gun Hill: This is the second highest peak in Mussoorie. The adventurous ropeway ride here offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges.
Mussoorie Lake: The lake is located about 6 kms from the city. There are pedaled boats available in the lake.
Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary: Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary covers an area of 339 hactares. This sanctuary is famous for the extinct bird species, Mountain Quail (Pahari Bater), was last spotted in 1876 here.
Dhanolti: This is a perfect picnic spot offering breath-taking view of the valleys and the Himalayan peaks. The place is at a distance of about 24 Kms from Mussoorie.
Nagtibba: This is an ideal spot in Mussoorie for trekking.
Surkanda Devi Temple: The temple is situated on the top of the mountain. The main festival held here is “Ganga Dussehra” during May-June in which thousands of people participate.
Lakha Mandal: Lakha Mandal has hundred of idols of archaeological importance which have been preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is believed that the Kaurvas made a shellac house and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here.
Bhadraj Temple: The temple is dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, brother of Lord Krishna. This is an ideal spot for trekking. From here you can get a perfect view of the Doon Valley, Chakrata ranges and Jaunsar Bawar.
Yamuna Bridge: This tourist spot is about 27 kms from Mussoorie on Chakrata-Barkot road. This is an ideal spot for fishing.
Jwalaji Temple: The temple is on the top of the Benog Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga. The temple is surrounded by the thick forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna valley.
Van Chetna Kendra: This picnic spot has a park surrounded with pine forest and flowering shrubs. The main inhabitants of the park are Ghurar, Kanankar, Himalayan Peacock, Monal etc.
The best time to visit Mussoorie is between May to July in the summer season. The nearest Airport to Mussoorie is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun and the nearest railway station to Mussoorie is Dehradun.
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