with its green hills and varied flora & fauna, is a fascinating
hill resort. Commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalayan
snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon
Valley, Roorkee, Saharanpur and Haridwar
to the south, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere
to the tourists.
history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventurous military
officer, explored the present site and laid the foundation of this
holiday resort which now has few rivals.
is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life. It provides
all kinds of amusement and every facility for domestic and foreign
tourists. Mussoorie is conveniently connected by road to Delhi and
other major cities and is the "Gateway" to Yamunotri
and Gangotri shrines of Northern
Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. It
can also be negotiated by bridles path which forks-off from Mall
Road near Kutchery and to reach takes about twenty minutes. The
Ropeway distance is only 400 mtrs. And the sheer thrill of the ride
Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely
Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri group etc. and a bird's
eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon Valley. During pre-independence
days a gun mounted on this top used to be fired heralding mid-day
to enable people to adjust their watches and hence this name.
A picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake
with boating facilities. It is located at a distance of 4kms by
cycle rickshaw, pony or by car and only 2 kms on foot via Waverly
Highest Peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. It is about 5 kms from
the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. Snow
view from this spot is exhilarating.
It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Bazar
covering a total distance of about 3 kms. The main charm of this
froad is horse riding and wlking. Sunset view of the Himalayas is
superb. Camel's Rock with a life like resemblance can be seen from
the spot near Mussoorie Public school.
8.5 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie- Jharipani Road. Visitors can
go by bus or by car upto 7 kms to Jharipani from where the fall
is 1.5 kms, on foot.
Fall: 7 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun road. Access
by car or bus upto Balta village from where the fall is 3kms by
car or foot. An ideal spot for bathing anf picnics.
Fall: 15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an
altitude of 4500 ft. It has the distinction of being the biggest
and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded
by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refreshing
and enjoyable for children and adults alike.
Devta Temple: An ancient temple situated on Cart Mackenjie Road
and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go right upto the
spot. It provides a charming view of Doon Valley as well as of Mussoorie.
Lake: A newly developed picnic spot, situated on Mussoorie-Dehradun road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. It is a delightful
spot. Pedal boats are available. It commands an enchanting view of
Doon Valley and nearby villages.
Chetna Kendra: At a distance of about 2 kms on Tehri bye pass
road, this place is developed as a picnic spot and has a park surrounded
with pine forest and flowering shrubs, and is approachable by foot
or taxi/car. The main attraction is the wildlife of the park like
Ghurar, Kanankar, Himalayan Peacock, Monal etc.
George Everest House: 6kms The Park Estate of sir George Everest,
First Surveyor General of India, Who had his office and residence
here, is approachable by road. The highest peak in the world, Mount
Everest, is named after him.
Temple (Benog Hill): 9 kms 6to the west of Mussoorie and at
an altitude of 2104 mtrs. Is the Jwalaji Temple. It is situated
on the top of the Benog Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga in it.
The temple is surrounded by thick forests and offers a panoramic
view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna valley.
End: The bungalow built in 1838 by a British Major was one of
the First Four buildings of Mussoorie. The bungalow has since then
been converted into a hotel called Clouds End, and is situated at
the extreme west of Mussoorie Hill, 8 kms from Library. The resort
is surrounded by thick forest, offers a wide variety of flora and
fauna besides a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayas, and Yamuna
river. The most ideally suited resort for foreigners and honeymoon
bridge: About 27 kms from Mussoorie on Chakrata Barkot Road
and is an ideal spot for fishing. Permits for fishing can be obtained
Dhanolti: Located on Mussoorie- Tehri Road at a distance of
about 25 kms from Mussoorie. On the way, Buranskhanda offers a captivating
view of the Himalayas amidst pine and deodar forest. Dhanolti is
an ideal place for a quiet weekend. A Tourist Bungalow is available
Devi: situated on Mussoorie - Tehri Road and is about 33 kms
from Mussoorie and 8 kms from Dhanolti. Visitors can go up to Kaddu
Khal (Devass - thali) by Bus or by car from where the temple is
about 2 kms on foot. The temple is situated at an altitude of 10,000
ft. above sea level and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas.
A visit to this top is an experience one can never forget.
(Tehri): About 31 kms from Dhanotli. The drive is excellent
as the road passes through the fruit orchards. During season, apples
are available in abundance all along the routs . In springs, one
can capture on camera Rhododendron and various other fruit trees
which are a feast to the eyes when in full bloom. In the backdrop
are the magnificent Himalayas.
Mandal: Past Kempty Falls, Lakha- Mandal is 75 kms on Mussoorie-
Yamunotri Road. One can drive upto KUWA about 71 kms and from there
river Yamuna is to be crossed by a motorable bridge. There are hundreds
of idols of archaeological importance which have been preserved
by the Archaeological Survey of India. Legend has it that the Kauravas
made a shellac house and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here.
There are a number of walks around Mussoorie which are excellent
for providing the best of nature and complete tranquility.
1. Camel's Back Road: Starting from Library Bazar, it terminates
at Kulri Rink and the Mall.
2. Charleville Road: Starting from Library, Gandhi
Chowk, L.B.S. National Academy to Municipal Garden.
3. Tehri Road : starting from Mullinagar, Landour, Woodstock
4. Sister Bazar Road: This starts from the St. Paul's
Church, Landour Cantt, Sister Bazar-Lal Tibba.
5. Spring Road : starting from Library Bazar/Gandhi Chowk, Going past Vincent Hill, Municipal Garden and Gandhi Chowk.
Nagtibba offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks. One can
return via Panthwari Nainbagh and Kempty covering a total distance
of 62 kms.
about 15 kms. From Mussoorie, it is an ideal spot for trekking via
Park Toll-Clouds End, Dudhli. Situated on the extreme western region
of Mussoorie town, Bhadraj offers a commanding view of the Doon
Valley, Chakrata ranges and the Jaunsar Bawar area of Garhwal Himalayas.
Bhadraj temple dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, brother of Lord Krishna,
is situated on top of the hill. An annual fair is organised in the
third week of August (Shravan Sankranti) every year.
On this trek which is about 26 kms, one comes across some breath
taking views of the Himalayan peaks and the valley. Mussoorie-suwakholi-Sahastradhara
: One can drive upto Suwakholi, 11 kms. From Mussoorie and from
there one can trek down to Sahastradhara and take a bus for Dehradun.
RAIL: Nearest Railhead is Dhradun 35 kms. Connected with
Delhi, Varanasi, Howrah, Amritsar, Saharanpur, Rishikesh and Haridwar.
For transport to Mussoorie taxies and buses are available out side
the Railway station.