One of the holiest Hindu pilgrimages, Rishikesh is situated on the banks of river Ganges, just 44 km from Mussoorie. Besides being an important pilgrimage, Rishikesh offers exciting opportunities for water and adventure sports. The place also serves as the starting point for the holy 'chardham' pilgrimage of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath.
Haridwar or the gates of heaven is a holy Hindu pilgrimage and a dip here in the holy waters of river Ganges is believed to lead one to salvation. Major attractions at Haridwar include Har ki Pauri, Chandi Devi temple, Mansa Devi temple, Sati Kund, Bhimgoda Tank and Piran Kaliar.
It is situated at an altitude of 2286m, and is known for its quiet environs amidst the alpine forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak. Dhanaulti is a dreamy, misty mountain retreat In the Garhwal Hills. This is the perfect honeymoon hideaway.
The territory is wholly mountainous with altitude ranging from 2000 Lo 21000 feet. Bhuri Singh Museum, Pangi Vally and Lakshmi Narayan Temple is the main attraction at the beautiful place.
Nainital is a lovely hill station surrounded by mountains on three sides and it is known for its salubrious climate and scenic beauty. "Nainital" is a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace, blessed with scenic natural splendor & varied natural resources boasts of nine different lakes, shares its boundary with one of the most visited National Parks (Corbett National Park) in the country. Nainital has earned the epithet of 'Lake District' of India'. The most prominent of the lakes is Naini Lake ringed by hills. Nainital Dotted with lakes such as Naini Lake, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, Sattal. Naina Devi Temple, Naini Lake and Snow View Trek are main attractions.
Situated at an altitude of 2200 feet above sea level, Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most developed city of India having moderate climate situated 35 km from Mussoorie. Dehradun is a charming place nestled amidst thickly forested valleys and famous for its tourist attractions and educational institutes. Tourist attractions in Dehradun include Sahastradhara, Dak Pathar, Forest Research Institute, Rajaji National Park, Robbers Cave and Tapkeshwar Temple, Lakshman Sidh, Malsi Deer Park etc.
Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park is just 60 km away from Nainital situated in Ramnagar in the District of Nainital, Uttarakhand with an area of 521 km. Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most visited National Parks in Asia. Jim Corbett National Park is the perfect habitat of tiger, elephant, hog deer, birds and other wildlife species rapidly vanishing from the earth.
120 km away set on the banks of the mighty Ram Ganga river is Dhikala - the main tourist attraction in the world famous and India's first national Park - Jim Corbett. One can sit in solitude for hours admiring the nature and the river or can go for jeep Safari or Elephant ride for a life thrilling encounter with of the Jungle Tiger.
Ranikhet is located in the Kumaon hills is a haven of tranquilly with its meadows, pine and cedar forests and enchanting views of the snow capped Himalayas. Ranikhet is famous for Wildlife sanctuaries and golf course. Its beauty lies in its simplicity - beautiful pine trees create a nostalgic feeling. The orchards, the temples, the joy grounds will back on you again and again to its fold.
Binsar is a beautiful, quiet and wild Himalayan destination with rich natural surroundings among dense forest situated at an altitude of 2,480 m. Binsar is perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills. This place is situated 33 km north of the Almora town in the Uttarakhand state of India. From Binsar one can see the 300 km panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and majestic Nanda Devi from a place called 'Zero Point'
This beautiful place is 2286 meters (7500 feet) in altitude and 51 Km. from Nainital. It is surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest of Deodar, Banj, Kharsu, Tilonj, Kafal, Pine, Utis and Mehal. Beside these trees there are wild fruit berries like Kilmora, Ghingary and Hisalu. Its evergreen vistas of exquisite beauty and the sapphire of encircling hill blend with deep blue’s cloudless skies. These have a charm of their own the background of great Himalayan peaks glittering in the distance. It was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. It is the celebrated scenic spot overlooking long ranges of Himalaya.
Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Almora District, Uttarakhand, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located 36 km northeast of Almora at an altitude of 1870 mts. Jageshwar is the 8th Jyotirling among the twelve and has great religious valueThe temple city comprises a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples, dating 9th to 13th century AD, with many preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the Jataganga river valley near a Deodar forest starting from Artola village on Almora – Pithoragarh highway, where two streams Nandini and Surabhi flow down the hills in the narrow valley and meet near the sacred spot.
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.