Camel's Back Road
The name of this road is derived from its rocks placement and its shape like camel’s hump and is popular trekking spot also offering horse-rides. Camel's Back Road is a stretch of 3 km long natural display of rocks. Offering a beautiful view of sunset, sunrise and snow capped mountains, the road is ideally used by locals for carrying out morning and evening walks. Surrounded by mountains and lush green surroundings, the road is known for its natural beauty. Tourists can also visit this place by trekking through various mountain peaks.
Lal Tibba is the highest peak's topmost point and most famous place in Mussoorie. It is the highest point in Mussoorie is situated in Landour area, which is the oldest populated place in the destination. The site was also referred to as a Depot Hill, due to the presence of depot in the region. The beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from this vantage point can also be seen by travellers visiting Lal Tibba. Tourists can have beautiful views of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Banderpunch and other Himalyan ranges from this telescope.
Located at 3 km from The Mall, Company Garden is a well maintained picnic spot with a mini lake, a flower garden and an amusement park in it. Also known as Municipal Garden, it is one of the best spots for picnic.
Cloud’s End is situated at a distance of around 6 km from the west of the Library marks the end of Mussoorie. It is covered by thick jungles and tracks 2 km up to the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary. It offers a lovely walking track. This place offers a great view of Aglar River Valley. Couples visiting this place can witness beautiful views and pleasant atmosphere and can witness variety of species of flora and fauna, while following the path to reach the attraction.
Nag Tibba Trek
Nag Tibba is situated near Mussooriea which is relatively unknown and a very exhilarating trekking trail. Known as one of the best weekend treks, the place offers a climb of about 10,000 ft amid the snow clad mountains. This is the highest peak of the Nagtibba range with an altitude of 9915m and is said to serve as a home to Nag Devta. The trail of the expedition is also highly fascinating and spectacular, being adorned with rich variety of flora and fauna, a rustic Gharwali lifestyle and oak and deodar forest housing exotic birds and wildlife. The highlight of the trip is the stunning view of Bandarpoonch Peak, Kedarnath Peak, Gangotri Peak and Doon Valley from the Nag Tibba.
Kempty Falls is a beautiful location to take a dip in the water falling from an altitude of 40 feet located on the way between Dehradun-Mussoorie roads. It is a perfect place to take a short swim or fish. Kempty Falls, one of the most renowned waterfalls in Uttarakhand, offers a mesmerizing panoramic view as the water falls from a great height.
A lovely and second highest peak of Mussoorie, Gun Hill is favorite place for viewing picturesque Himalayan range and Doon Valley. Gun Hill offers an enchanting view of some of the highest Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and the Gangotri group, along with a picturesque view of the Mussoorie town and the Doon Valley which makes perfect romantic place.
Municipal Garden, also known as Company Bagh which is situated in the Happy Valley area of this beautiful town and located at around 3.0 km from the Library point. Creating a replica of colonial gardens, the place has a lush green carpet of lawns and a fountain, which is located in its centre. Couples can enjoy boating in the artificial lake, recently constructed within the garden. The garden houses a large variety of flora and birds, making it popular among nature lovers.
This romantic place is located 6.0 km downhill of Mussoorie Jharipani Falls is situated near the village of Jharipani, which is at a distance of around 7 km from the destination. This fall is one of the beautiful places, ideal for picnic, nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The site offers a beautiful view of Shivalik range from Jharipani village to the tourists. The surroundings of the falls are adorned with various species of wild flowers, creepers, shrubs and plants, which grow on the mountainous rocks on its sides.
The Mall is most famous promenade in Queen of the Hills; Mussoorie situated at a height of above 2000 meters, The Mall is major attraction in Mussoorie for honeymooners and is one of the prominent shopping locations situated at the centre of the destination. Dotted with benches and lampposts lined up at the sides of roads, the Mall offers architectural styles of colonial period. Tibetans can also be seen in the market place, who sells woollens, fabric wall hangings, imported goods, Tibetan metal ware and a collection of wooden items. Apart from this, walking sticks, bowls, trays, cane baskets and jewellery are the other prominent articles available at the Mall
This lovely place is a recently developed picnic spot near Mussoorie. Located at about 7 km from main Mussoorie city, Bhatta Falls is still untouched by co Located about 7 km from Mussoorie, Bhatta Falls has natural stream of water flowing down the hills. Bhatta Falls is a must visit place for nature lovers and honeymooners as you can capture nature at its best here. The place is also loved as a picnic spot by tourists.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Mussoorie. It is situated 60kms from Mussoorie with well metalled roads. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Mussoorie. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights.
The nearest railway station to Mussoorie is Dehradun Railway station. Dehradun is well connected by trains from major cities of India. There are two trains that run daily between Delhi to Dehradun and vice-versa. Mussoorie is located 36kms from Dehradun Railway Station. Shatabdi Express and Mussoorie Express are the two major trains connecting Dehradun with major cities of India. Taxis and Buses are asily available from Dehradun to Mussoorie.
Mussoorie is well connected with motorable roads. Luxury and normal Buses to Mussoorie are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Mussoorie are also available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Tehri, etc.
Kempty Falls is popular among the tourists who visit Mussoorie and this cascading waterfall has successfully lured tourists from the very beginning. Kempty Falls is located 15kms from Mussoorie on the Chakrata road surrounded by high green mountains and is set at an altitude of 4500ft. The fall offers astonishing view of scattered drops of water falling from the height of 40ft and the waterfall splits into five streams .
It is situated at a distance of 15kms from Mussoorie and is an ideal place for trekking. Bhadraj Temple is located on the extreme western region of Mussoorie and thus offers a splendid view of the Doon Valley, Chakrata ranges and the Jaunsar Bawar area of Garhwal Himalayas. The temple is dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, brother of Lord Krishna, and is situated atop a hill. Bhadraj temple organizes a fair in the third week of August (Shravan Sankranti) every year.
Dhanaulti is situated 25kms from Mussoorie amidst thick alpine forests of deodar, rhododendron and oak and it offers an atmosphere of perfect peace & tranquility. Dhanaulti often brings surprise for the tourists as the beauty of Dhanaulti is yet to be explored and is less popular amongst people. The woods, cool environment, scenic valleys, lovely weather and enchanting view of snow capped peaks of majestic Himalayan range makes it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday.
Nag Tibba is a located around 55 km from Mussoorie. Nag Tibba falls just a few ft shorts from the breathtaking height of 10,000ft. It is the highest peak around the hill resort which is covered by thick alpine forests. It is an ideal spot for trekkers who are in love with nature and its divine beauty and it is also opened for trekkers throughout the year.
The city of Dehradun is the capital of Uttaranchal and the headquarters of Dehradun district. Dehradun is surrounded by the Himalayas in the north, the Shivalk Hills to the south, the Yamuna to the west and the Ganga to the east. Dehradun is the gateway to the famous hill station of Mussoorie and the pilgrimage spots of Haridwar and Rishikesh. It is situated 35kms from Mussoorie.
Rishikesh is an ideal spot for white water rafting and camping on the river beach. Rishikesh comer under the shivalik range of the Himalayas and the place is also the home of numerous temples. It is one of the busiest places of Uttarakhand where lakhs of tourists visit every month throughout the year. Rishikesh is situated 89kms from Mussoorie.
Haridwar is situated at an altitude of 295mts above sea level on the banks of the sacred Ganga River. It is the gateway to the Char Dhams of Hindus situated in Uttarakhand, namely Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri. Haridwar is also written as Hardwar. The meaning of Haridwar in hindi language means Dwar of Hari or Gateway to God where 'Hari' means god and 'dwar' means gate. Haridwar is visited by lakhs of devotees every month to take a sacred dip in the holy water of Ganga River.
Shopping in Mussoorie :
The main shopping areas in Mussoorie are the Library, Kulri Bazaar and Landour Bazaar that sell curios, ethnic jewellery, as well as antiques. Beyond Kulri Bazaar a road goes 5 kms up to the old cantonment area of Landour. Shops in the market sell Raj memorabilia, silver jewellery and books. You can pick up beautifully handcrafted walking sticks among other things from shops on the Mall. Just below the mall Road is a Tibetan market where one can buy sleeping bags, windcheaters, sweaters and shawls at very reasonable prices.