Mussoorie Hill Station India

Attractions in Mussoorie

The Mall at Mussoorie
The lifeline of the hill resort of Mussoorie is undoubtedly The Mall. The Mall besides the series of shops offers phenomenal view of the surrounding hills and the Doon Valley below. You must be at the Mall while in Mussoorie especially as the evening falls. The tourists come together to enjoy the spectacular sunset. The sunset is followed by the view of the twinkling lights that shine one by one in the valley below. You just can't leave out the Kulri Bazaar and the Library Chowk of the Mall.

From the Mall you may take a ropeway and visit the Gun Hill, so called because of the guns kept atop the hill in the old days and fired at mid-day to denote the time. From the Gun Hill you can experience the magical view of the great Himalayan peaks and a bird's eye view of Mussoorie.

The Camel's Back Road in Mussoorie is another must-see. The road owes its name to its shape which is curved like the back of the ship of the desert. The Camel Back Cemetry is the place where the first settlers of the hills, memsahibs, and some of their children were laid to rest. Australian novelist John Lang, who worked as Charles Dickens' correspondent, is also buried here. Fredrick Wilson known for his marriage to a Harsil girl, which earned him the name Pahadi Wilson, also rests here. Alfred Hindmarsh is another prominent name, a survivor of the charge of the light brigade during the Crimean War.

While holidaying in Mussoorie you may picnic at the Lal Tibba, the highest point in Mussoorie. Lal Tibba is located in the Landour area which is the oldest inhabited place in Mussoorie.

Walk through Landour Bazaar and halt at Char Dukan for some cold coffee. This shop, frequented by Ruskin Bond sports copies of his books for sale. The walk around Sisters Bazaar is referred to as the chakkar and has several quaint looking cottages amidst pine, deodar and oak forests. In fact while at Sisters Bazaar, enjoy the wide variety of brown bread, cheese bread, cheddar cheese, peanut butter, and a wide assortment of jams and bakery products, at the several food joints available.

The Municipal Garden or the Company Bagh and the Clouds’ End are the other sites worth visiting in Mussoorie. The hill resort of Mussoorie is famous for its academic institutes too. The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Waverley Convent, Wynberg Allen School, Saint George's, Woodstock, Hampton Court, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Academy and the Defense Institute of Work Studies are few of the institutional landmarks in Mussoorie.

Quick Getaways

While at Mussoorie you may move ahead and visit the renowned Kempty Falls that are at a distance of just half an hour. The backdrop of the water falling and further getting divided into five waterfalls is simply spectacular.

Around Mussoorie you may visit the famous Surkhanda Devi Temple. The temple is at an amazing height of 10,000 feet. You need a stiff 2 km climb to reach the temple.
Kempty Falls in Mussoorie
Then there is Nag Tibba at a distance of 41 km from Mussoorie. You may trek to Nag Tibba at an altitude of 10,000 feet amidst pine forests, mountain brooks and slate-roofed villages.

Not far from Mussoorie are the picture perfect pine-clad slopes of Dhanaulti. You may even enjoy pedal boating at the artificial lake near Mussoorie.

Getting There & Away to Mussoorie

Flights to Mussoorie
The nearest airport, Jolly Grant at Dehradun is located at a distance of 60 kms from Mussoorie. There are regular flights that link Mussoorie with Delhi.
Trains to Mussoorie
The railhead at Mussoorie caters to the rail transport to the hill resort. The Mussoorie Express links Delhi to Mussoorie.
Car and Bus service to Mussoorie
Mussoorie also boasts of excellent road network. There are direct buses from Delhi to Mussoorie, along with private taxis. Regular buses ply between Dehradun and Mussoorie. Private taxis and shared taxis are also available for transportation.

Getting Around in Mussoorie

For transportation in and around Mussoorie you have hand pulled rickshaws, taxis and cars available.
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