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Best Places to Visit & Things to Do in Mussoorie

Enjoy Your Weekends in the Picturesque Hill Station of Mussoorie

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If you are looking for an escape to a place away from the hustle bustle of city life then Mussoorie, the Queen of Hills in Uttarakhand is one of the best weekend destinations to visit in India. Exquisite vistas of snowy Himalayan Peaks of the north-west and stunning Doon valley.

Mussoorie was discovered by Captain Young, a British military officer in 1827 who was captivated by the gorgeous landscapes and stunning ridge. This fascinating hill resort since then has been luring the tourists from all over the world to come and enjoy the pleasant climate, scenic landscapes, lovely nature walks and local customs of Garhwali people. Travelling to Mussoorie will enrich your travel experience to a whole new level. It is one of the best hill stations to visit in India.

List of Popular Tourist Attractions in Mussoorie

  • Gun Hill
  • Kempty Falls
  • Sir George Everest House
  • Camel Back Road
  • The Mall
  • Lal Tibba
  • Company Garden
  • Lambi Dehar Mines
  • Mussoorie Lake
  • Jharipani Fall
  • Bhatta Falls
  • Clouds End

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Let’s Know More About Mussoorie

Uttarakhand Mussoorie

Shopper’s Heaven

The queen of Hills Mussoorie is not only decorated with natural wonders, colonial charms and Churches but it is one of the most popular tourist destinations for shopping. If you are planning a trip to Mussoorie, we are sure that you will never be able to return to your home with an empty bag as it is a treasure trove for shoppers. Lots of woolen garments, brass items, souvenirs shops, jewelries, footwears, clothes and bags would stop you from ignoring them.

Some of the Most Popular Places for Shopping in Mussoorie

  • The Mall Road – Mall Road is absolutely a must not miss place in Mussoorie when it comes to shopping. This place is decked with plenty of shops for clothes, apparels, accessories, home decors, souvenirs and lip-smacking cuisines. You can spend an entire day in Mall Road and you will still not want to go away from here.
  • Tibetan Market- It is the best place to shop for Tibetan jewelries, carpets, clothes, artefacts and plethora of other rare items. Don’t miss this beautiful shopping destination in Mussoorie. Things might get costly; you need to bargain to get your desired object.
  • Kulri Bazaar – Kulri Bazaars is one of the best spots for shopping in Mussoorie. It is decked with a plethora of cafes and restaurants and shops for local handicrafts, home decors, apparels, footwears, silver jewelries and cakes and confectionaries.
  • Himalayan Weavers- This is a must not miss shopping spot in Mussoorie as it offers the best products of Himalayan region. You will get Scarfs, shawls, Pashmina Shawls, stoles, and sweaters of Himalayan style which cannot be found anywhere else.
  • Sisters Bazaar- It is one of the best spots for shopping in Mussoorie for antiques and bakery items. Do visit Landour Bakehouse for tasty brownies, biscuits, dry cakes and coffee. Antiques and clothes varieties will make your day here.

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Heritage Destinations of Mussoorie

Heritage- George Everest House Mussoorie

Mussoorie no doubt is one of the best tourist attractions to visit in India. This hill town has stored in its shores lots of stories and anecdotes that still attracts tourists from all over the world. Its beauty lies not only in its natural splendors but also in its heritage destinations. The heritage destinations of Mussoorie reflect the cultural past of Mussoorie.

The Grandeur of George Everest House and Company Bagh

From the scenic George Everest House that stands still in pride for 189 years to amazing Company Bagh which is a one stop destination to behold the charms of the British era and spend some quality time with family and friends, you will get spellbound by the beauty of colonial architecture.

  • Legacy of Royal Family: The great Kasmanda Palace is another charming heritage destination to visit in Mussoorie built by the Kasmanda royal family. It’s truly an exquisite palace to behold.
  • Heritage of Mussoorie: Last but the best – Mussoorie Heritage center is a must visit Heritage destination in Mussoorie. It showcases the heritage of Mussoorie and culture of Himalayas in the form of paintings, canvas, murals, statues, clothes instruments etc.

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Religious Destinations in Mussoorie

Jwala Devi Temple Mussoorie

Mussoorie is also one of the best spiritual retreats to visit in India. To rejuvenate your soul and calm your mind there are a plethora of blissful abodes of Gods and goddesses that would give you spiritual wisdom and a moment for self-introspection.

Shedup Choepelling Temple – It is also known as Tibetan Buddhist temple and it is one of the most popular religious spots to visit in Mussoorie. You will be mesmerized by the peaceful ambiance and the Tibetan architecture of this temple. You will also witness some of the most scenic vistas of the lush valleys of Mussoorie and snow-capped mountain Peaks.

Christ Church – Christ Church is a must visit place in Mussoorie. It is the first Catholic Church in the entire Himalayan region built in 1836.  Brilliant gothic style architecture and stunning walls of the church will blow your heart away. The Princess of Wales visited Christ Church in 1906 and planted a Deodar Tree here which still stands in pride in the courtyard of the church till date.

Jwala Devi Temple – Jwala Devi Temple in Mussoorie is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Dotted between Oak forests and Deodar trees in Benog Hill, the beauty and peaceful ambiance of this place is one of a kind.

Bhadraj Temple – Bhadraj Temple is dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, who is a brother of Lord Krishna. Devotees from all over the world come here to get divine blessings and offer Ghee, butter and milk products.

Santura Devi temple – It is said that this temple was trusted to save the entire town from the destruction of the Uttarkashi earthquake in 1991. It is dedicated to Santura Mata. Picturesque views of lofty mountains from the temple premises will blow your heart away.

Kellogg Memorial Church- It is one of the most popular religious sites to visit in Mussoorie. Built in 1903 the Presbyterian and gothic style architecture of the Church is a breathtaking sight to behold and seek eternal peace.

Surkanda Devi Temple – Located near the village Kaddukhal at an elevation of 3,030 m is the stunning temple of Surkanda Devi. It is an important pilgrimage tourist attraction in Mussoorie. It is one of the 51 Shakti- Peethas and is dedicated to goddess Surkanda who is an incarnation of goddess Sati.

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Natural Vistas in Mussoorie

Kempty Fall Mussoorie

Mussoorie, the stunning hill town is a heaven for nature lovers and solace seekers due to the abundance of picturesque valleys decked in lush greenery and pleasant weather.

People come here to escape the hot weather of the plains and blend with the serenity of nature. It is one of the best hill stations to visit in India.

There is no dearth of natural wonders in Mussoorie which could be an inspiration for an artist, a source of joy for kids, a romantic wonderland for honeymoon couples and a hub of tranquility for nature lovers.

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You Must Visit These Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Mussoorie

Tourist Attraction- Lal Tibba in Mussoorie

  • Kempty Falls- Soul Pleasing Scenic Waterfall and a great picnic spot
  • Gun Hill – For the picturesque views of lofty Himalayan Ranges and Doon Valley
  • Camel Back Road- For stunning Nature Walks
  • Mussoorie Lake – Scenic and Tranquil Lake
  • Jharipani Fall- Awesome views of Shivalik Range
  • Lal Tibba- Romantic sunset and sunrises
  • Bhatta Falls – Best Picnic spot and a photographer’s paradise
  • Clouds End- Ode to stunning Oak and Deodar Forests

Sir George Everest House – Known as Park Estate, it is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Mussoorie. This place used to be the laboratory and residence of Sir George Everest who was the Surveyor General of India. The highest peak of the Himalayas known as Mt Everest was named after him.

Kempty Falls- Kempty Falls is one of the most awesome picnic spots and tourist attractions in Mussoorie. It was established by a British officer for organizing tea parties.  Stunning views of Kempty waterfalls and boating in a gorgeous man-made pond nearby will make your day here.

Gun Hill- Gun Hill is the second highest Peak of Mussoorie. Awesome views of breathtaking Himalayan Peaks and Doon Valley can melt any traveler’s heart. A ropeway ride to gun point offers scenic vistas of the hill town and it is one of the best things to do in Mussoorie.

Camel Back Road – A beautiful nature walk amidst the gorgeous landscapes is a source of delight to the heart and calmness of the mind. The rocks shaped like camels here look absolutely stunning for photography. It is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie.

The Mall, Mussoorie – The Mall is a major tourist attraction of Mussoorie. Breathtaking views of Doon Valley, colonial style houses, shops, eateries, video game parlors and libraries make this place a source of entertainment and joy for tourists. You will never get bored here.

Lal Tibba- It is the highest Peak’s point in Mussoorie. Mesmerizing views of Sunrises and Sunsets, awesome mountain Peaks and tranquil vibes makes Lal Tibba a must visit tourist attraction in Mussoorie.

Company Garden- Company Garden is also known as Company Bagh is one of the stunning tourist attractions in Mussoorie. It is the best place to visit with family and friends for a picnic.  Mini Lake, an amusement park with adventurous rides for kids, waterfalls and a variety of beautiful flowers will make your weekend memorable.

Lambi Dehar Mines- An interesting tourist attraction to explore in Mussoorie, Lambi Dehar Mines is also known as ‘Mine of Death.’ In the 90’s it is said that around 50,000 workers here died due to choked blood as the techniques used in mining were inappropriate. The locals around left that place claiming it to be a place for haunted spirits.

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Top Things to Do in Mussoorie

Top Things to Do- Paragliding

  • Temple Hopping sounds best when it comes to seek solace and a moment of spiritual bliss in Mussoorie.
  • Mussoorie has some of the best picnic spots and lakes to spend some quality time with your family and loved ones. Indulge in a scenic boating tour for an amazing holiday.
  • Exotic wildlife of Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is a must not miss.
  • You must visit K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum to witness some wax statues of some of the eminent personalities of the world like Mother Teresa, Michael Jackson, Mahatma Gandhi etc.
  • Enjoy the thrill of adventure sports like paragliding, rafting, skating, wildlife safari, horse riding, Zip swing and mountain biking etc.
  • Don’t miss the enchanting Trekking trails in Mussoorie like Bhadraj Temple trek, Nag Tibba Summit, Har ki dun trek and Dodital trek.
  • Mussoorie has awesome spots for shopping. Shopping is one of the best things to do in Mussoorie.
  • Visiting Sanji Village would be the best experience of Mussoorie Tourism.

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Covid-19 Guidelines to Travel in Mussoorie

Mussoorie Tourism

  • You need to book your accommodation online in Advance.
  • It is mandatory to carry 72-hour prior RT-PCR negative covid report
  • Your registration to Dehradun Smart City Portal is mandatory.
  • Two wheelers are not allowed to enter Mussoorie during Weekends.
  • Vehicles are not allowed for parking after 5:00 pm in Mall Road.
  • You need to follow covid19 protocols by wearing proper masks and carrying a sanitizer otherwise a fine of INR 500- 1000 will be charged.
  • Entry in water bodies like rivers, ponds and waterfalls in Guchhupani or Robber’s Cave, Sahastradhara and Mussoorie is prohibited.

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If you are planning a weekend trip to a hill station in India, Mussoorie is a perfect place to be in. Not only the pleasant weather will rejuvenate your spirit from the sultry weather of the plains but mesmerizing tourist places and stunning Himalayan Peaks will melt your heart. So, don’t wait to enjoy the bliss of Mussoorie tourism and plan an awesome trip to Mussoorie for weekends.  If you have any query, you can ask in the comment section of this blog.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Is tourism open in Mussoorie?

Yes, tourism is open in Mussoorie.

Q.What are the top tourist attractions to visit in Mussoorie?

Some of the top tourist attractions to visit in Mussoorie are:

  • The Mall
  • Lal Tibba
  • Company Garden
  • Christ Church
  • Surkanda Devi Temple
  • Clouds End
  • Jwala Devi Temple
  • Camel Back Road
  • Kempty Falls
  • Soham Art Center

Published: 23 Sep, 2021 | Last Updated: 15 Jan, 2022

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Pallavi Roy

She is a candle who burns and melts in the chaos of infinity, from where her visceral whistles and leaves an imprint of desire in her heart to know the map of an Island where there are different sunrises and sunsets. Her curiosity brightens to conquer the hearts unrelieved and sometimes mysterious. Her name is - Pallavi Roy - A traveller by soul and a writer by Profession.