Places to Visit in Mussoorie:

  • Lal Tibba- A scenic 5 km uphill walk from Picture Palace to the highest point in Mussoorie. Passes through Landour Bazaar.Old light house is the nice thing to see there.

  • Kempty Falls - about 15 km from Mussoorie, this now over-built spot is a popular tourist destination. Catch a taxi or a bus from the Library stand. This place is a must see place for tourists coming into Mussorie. There are 2 ways of reaching the falls. 1. By the steps provided nearby or by cable car where you have to pay Rs.80 for the ride going down as well as for coming up the falls. Keep the ticket with you when you come down because the operators will not let you in again to go back on top without the ticket. There is a man-made pool right next to the falls where kids as well as adults can play in the pool. There are many shops near the waterfalls selling swimwear for rent and several clean changing rooms for Ladies and Gents separately. There are many shacks selling food cooked right in front of you like eggs and maggie noodles and paranthas to have while enjoying the scenic beauty. There are also many professional photographers waiting to take your picture and printing it and giving it to you in minutes when you come back from the falls. Beware they charge exhorbitant fees and keep taking pictures of you even if you don't want them to. Be very firm in saying no right at the beginning when you get down from your vehicle.

  • Lake Mist - on the way to Kempty falls 10kms from Mussoorie Lake Mist a nice view is available from this place.

  • Happy Valley - a couple kilometers from the Library end of the Mall, Happy Valley is a 5,000 strong Tibetan settlement. This is a beautiful spot for a short hike. Taxis and possibly bicycle rickshaws ply this route.

  • Dhanaulti - about 28 kms from Mussoorie, this spot is a quiet forest area converted into two Eco parks by the government. Dont miss the forest trails (one inside the Eco Park 2 and the other just outside it). Catch a taxi (approx Rs 1320) from the Library stand.

  • Jawahar Aquarium - on mall road, very nice collection of fishes.Entry ticket Rs 25/- only.

  • Gunhill- One can enjoy the trolley ride to to view the spelendid view of all the city and ice capped himalaya. Trolley charge is Rs 55/- for up and down.lots of photographer with the traditional dress are available there.

  • Jhari Pani Falls It is 5kms away from the library bus stand. From Dehradun to Mussoorie, for Jharipani one has to take a right turn 11kms before Mussoorie. Motorable roads are nicely made by govt. to reach the falls from main road. It's a 2-km trek.

  • Company Garden - Its a Govt. initiative, a man made beautiful park with artificial falls and fun rides. From Gun Hill Point rickshaws are available. It costs 120/- per person to-n-fro and the rate is fixed.

  • Bhatta falls - on the way back to Dehradun from Mussoorie nice option to have a look at Bhatta Falls. 2-km trek, 3kms away from Mussoorie. You can also stay at a cottage just before the falls - Fair Lawne Estate Cottage. Owned by Garima Nursery. Look out for the signage as you go towards the falls. Mussoorie Lake is also another option to relax on the same route. Boating is available there.

  • Tibetian Buddhist Temple - Also known as Shedup Choepelling Temple and is located on the Happy Valley road close to the IAS Academy and right behind The Tibetian Homes School. The temple can be visited between 7 am to 5 pm. Mussoorie was the Dalai Lama’s first place of refuge when he fled Tibet, before he was granted land in Dharamshala by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. There is no proper board or direction given to this monastary but most of the locals know the way very well so its rather better to ask the locals for the exact route. The route to the Temple is also extremely narrow and can be easily missed by the driver if you coming in a big vehicle like Toyota Innova but you can ask the near by shops for the exact location. The view from the temple is breathtaking an beautiful and worth a visit after coming to Mussoorie.

  • Everest House and Point - Visit the former residence of famous surveyor "George Everest". Although the building is abandoned and in a really bad shape it's worth a visit for the nice views (on clear days). Just behind the house a trek goes up to the Everest Point. To reach the house you have to start at Ghandi Chowk following up the road. Some signs point to a place called "Everest Point Restaurant". That's the right way. From there it's another 30 minutes to reach the house. The trek to the top of Everest Point takes another 1/2 hour. From Mussoorie to Everest house it takes at least 1,5 to 2 hours and it's almost all the way paved road. Unfortunately, there is no public transport available. If you get lost on the way try to ask for "George Everest" or "Everest House" or "Everest Point" and make sure the people don't send you to the next "Resthouse".

  • Mussoorie Heritage Centre, Parade Point House,Landour (near clock tower) 10am-6pm. Mussoorie Heritage Centre is a private enterprise opened in November 2013 in a historical 180 year old building. It began with the objective of showcasing and preserving the Heritage of Mussoorie and the adjoining areas. It archives and displays the historical heritage of Mussoorie from 1814 when the first map of the region was compiled by the Survey of India, till 1959, when HH Dalai Lama built his first colony in Mussoorie. Along with educating and preserving the historical heritage of Mussoorie, it focuses on helping, promoting and developing the indigenous art in the Mussoorie region by providing the local craftsmen with a sales platform. It aims at bringing the local crafts of Mussoorie and the adjoining region at par with the world marke.

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