Have a plan for a trip in a picturesque hill station in India? Let your eye follow the points, covering the complete details on the ‘Queen of Hills’, Mussoorie.
During browsing the top scenic places in India, your eyes can not avoid the spell of the picturesque collages of cloud-capped flora and fauna, draped on the rolling hills in Mussoorie. As a prime destination to enjoy the panoramic views of Himalayan peaks with misty natural extravaganza, Mussoorie offers memorable experiences to the tourists.
Due to the majestic location at the foothills of the Himalayan range, Mussoorie helps the tourists to explore the true sense of its name ‘Queen of Hills’.’ Both international and domestic tourists come to Mussoorie to pacify their passion for nature. Due to the high footfalls of the tourists, this colonial hill station is considered as one of the most visited hill stations in India. In the trip to Mussoorie, the tourists can explore the magnificent beauty of Doon valley and Shivalik ranges. Plenty of sightseeing options in Mussoorie, provoke the tourists to choose this colonial hill town for their trip for spending a joyful vacation in the lap of misty nature.
In the North-Indian state, Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is located 35 kilometers from the capital city Dehradun. The favorable distance of 282 km by road from Delhi, has played a vital role to develop the tourism industry in Mussoorie.
Now, let’s explore the following points to know why Mussoorie is famous as a prime hill destination in India.
It can be a favorable starting point to travel to all the scenic spots of this colonial hill station, Mussoorie. It is at the central location of the city. The entire area of Mall road stretches from east to west and from Picture palace bus stand to library road. The foreign visitors prefer shopping in this area at the heart of this hill station. The tourists enjoy exploring different local products in the shops on the both sides of Mall road. As a reflection of aesthetic British architecture, you can see here residential houses, made with colonial patterns. Besides, the fixed lampposts alongside the benches also remind the aestheticism of colonial architecture at every viewpoint of the Mall.
The Mall road has all the features for being a popular shopping location in Mussoorie. You can spend some exotic time in an old-fashioned video-game parlor. As well as here skating rinks are also available for the kid’s enjoyment. During exploring the major attraction of Mall road, an aquarium house and Church can be also a part of your trip. Among the other major landmarks of the Mall, Cambridge bookstore captures the attention of the readers, who love to spend the idle time in their journey with books. Alongside this popular reader’s paradise, there is an SBI building, tourists can go there if they have any issues of money transactions. At both sides of the Mall, there are several restaurants, as well as food stalls, where the tourists can avail of delicious foods and snacks and even sweet delicacies.
The tourists can easily reach Mall road by cycle rickshaw from the bus stand.
It starts from the library point and stretches to the Kulri Bazar. The Mall road ends in the west at the library point. So, from the mall road Camelback road is only 3 Km. From this road, the tourists can experience an amazing natural layout of rocks, which looks like a camel hump shape. It is a very sterling view, the tourists can experience during a peaceful walk to the end of the camelback road. For the tourists, walking on this road is a great choice to experience the natural extravaganza of sunrise and sunset. As well as, during walking tourists also can enjoy the spectacular view of Doon valley and an ancient British cemetery, which is 180 years old. The tourists, unable to walk, can opt horse-riding to enjoy the spectacular views in this must-visit spot in Mussoorie.
Alongside the mall, Camel Back road is at the center location of Mussoorie city. From the Mall, tourists can reach Camel Back Road through walking.
The second highest point in this colonial hill station is Gun Hill Point. It is an authentic spot in Mussoorie, from where the tourists can experience the scenic view of the peak of the mountains, encircled by clouds. It is a very popular place for tourists as they can get the vigilance of a 360-degree scenic view of the Himalayan ranges such as Gangotri, Pithawala, Bunderpunch, and Srikantha. The tourists can also opt to enjoy the scenic view of the entire city and Doon valley through ropeway ride to Gunpoint. Tourists, especially kids, enjoy a fun-filled ropeway journey to Gun Hill.
This spot also holds a historical value. Under British rule, this spot was known for gun-firing at mid-day, so that people could adjust their watches.
Due to close proximity to the Mall, which is only 400 meters, tourists can easily reach Gun Hill through the ropeway.
Kempty fall mesmerizes the tourists with its enchanting milky-white crystal-clear stream, runs throughout the year. Tourists can feel the sweet charm of the amazing and refreshing stream, naturally flowing from the peaks of the Himalayan range. To feel the pristine extravaganza of Kempty Falls, you opt to travel Mussoorie in the off-season. 40ft Kempty waterfalls, scopes the tourists to enjoy reviving baths in its cold water. No doubt if you will come with family or friends, this spot scopes you to feel the excitement of picnic mood. Due to being located at the backside of Mussoorie, in Kempty fall you have to face early sunset. So, it’s better to reach there from 9 am to 1 pm to enjoy the beauty of sparkling waterfalls. From Mussoorie, you can avail of the ropeway option to reach this prime destination of Queen of the hills.
Kempty falls is located at Yamunotri road and it is almost 15 km from chakra road of the small cantonment town of Dehradun. So, after reaching the Dehradun railway station or Jolly Grant airport the tourists get public transport such as shareable jeep, booked cab, and more. Tourists can also book taxis from Gandhi Chowk taxi stand in Mussoorie to reach Kempty falls and return to the hotel. The fair includes the waiting time at Kempty falls.
On the Dehradun-Mussoorie, nearby Jharipani village Jharipani falls is such a natural wonder with the scenic views of Shivalik ranges. In the path of the journey of Jharipani falls, the tourists can feel the picturesque essence of this hill station through the views of wild shrubs, flowers, farming fields lying on the Doon valley. The tourists, who have a strong passion for adventure can opt for an easy trek of almost 5km to reach Jharipani from Shahanshahi Ashram in Dehradun directly.
Jharipani Falls is almost 9 km from Mussoorie hill town. Generally, the tourists can reach by bus Jharipani falls from Dehradun.
The name of this specific spot itself recommends that it is popular for its cloud-capped natural extravaganza. The forest of Deodar and Oak trees encircles this entire spot. The scenic range of lush green forest directs the geographical end of Mussoorie. Here, a heritage building reflects the aestheticism of British architecture, and tourists find the essence of colonial culture during exploring this beautiful bungalow. It is popular as a prime destination in Mussoorie to get the real charm of colonial hill station in the lap of wild nature. With an enjoyable climate, the tranquility of this place attracts the tourists to relax their soul.
It is almost 6km from the library point in the main city of Mussoorie. Tourists easily opt for taxis or jeep to reach Clouds End.
In Mussoorie Lal Tibba, the highest peak of Mussoorie scopes the tourists to get the flavor of adventurous trekking. This spot has an amazing similarity with the tail of Hanuman. The wide ranges of Garhwal hills of Himalaya become very mesmerizing to the tourists in Lal Tibba during sunrise. The majestic presence of lush mountains creates a heavenly environment, while red hues of sun-rising fill the sky of this colonial hill station. This place is really enchanting to get rid of the stress of daily life.
.Tourists can opt for a picture palace route to reach Tal Tibba, almost 5.7 km away from Mussoorie.
Mussoorie is such a place, which mesmerizes tourists in almost every season. In the summer-vacation who loves to escape from the scorching heat of city life, Mussoorie welcomes them with an enjoyable climate. For those Queen of hills is a great choice, as in this colonial hill station people can enjoy with family and friends while bathing in the refreshing waterfalls, in ropeway rides and nature walking in the scenic spots. As well as, in winter, Shivalik and Garhwal Himalayan ranges become the representative of fog-capped natural extravaganza to the tourists.