Mussoorie, is one of the most popular hill-stations in Northern India which is situated in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand which is well-known for the scenic surrounding and some of the amazing viewpoints of the valley. Mussoorie is also known as “Queen of Hills” as this hill-station has beautiful hills which are well equipped with sky-kissing deodar, pine and oak trees with the perfect backdrop of the great Himalayan ranges. Mussoorie is the paradise for nature lovers as this hill-station is filled with mesmerizing viewpoints, serene beauty of Shivalik ranges of Himalayan peaks, lush green hills and several rushing waterfalls.
Mussoorie, was founded and developed in the year 1827 under the British era as one of the young captains hiked up a hill and found this perfect place to cherish the amazing views of the Himalayas and the doon valley. Until then, this hill-station has been serving tourists and locals with fascinating views of the lush green hills, high-rising trees and doon valley. This hill-station is a top destination amongst the honeymooners as this place has beautiful hikes, treks, rustic café’s, ancient buildings and churches which are influenced by colonial era. The air around this place is completely romantic, attracting millions of tourists every year.
Mussoorie, along with all the sightseeing places, temple and ancient building, this place is also rich in flora and fauna as the hill-station has lush green beds, dense forests, water-falls, rushing rivers and many more aspects which makes this hill-station unique and worth traveling once in your lifetime. In addition to this, you can also indulge yourself in various water sports and adventure activities as it hosts some of the amazing sports along with the serene beauty of this place.
Custom Tours India, would like to host you here in Mussoorie so that you can come close to nature and its beautiful creations. Below mentioned places are the popular sightseeing places of this place.
Kempty falls is one of the waterfalls present in this area and the most popular place which is visited by every traveler coming to this beautiful hill-station. It was developed in the year 1830 by a British official. You will be amazed to see the massive rushing stream of water coming down the cliff from a height of 1364m. The waterfall is well-decorated with lush green hills and serene beauty of nature which makes this place worth-visiting and a paradise for nature lovers. You may take a dip in the natural pool created by the waterfall or enjoy Maggie or Tea at one of the food stalls near the waterfall.
Lal Tibba is the highest view point in Mussoorie which provides an immensely beautiful view of the valley, Himalayan ranges and the lush green hills. It is the best place to view the amazing sunrise and sunset which makes the complete sky turn reddish. If the sky is clear, you can also enjoy the view of Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks.
Gun Hill Point is the second highest viewpoint of this hill-station which is located at a distance of 2 kms from the center. You need to trek for 20 mins uphill to reach this magnificent place which provides 360-degree view of the complete doon valley and colorful houses of Mussoorie with the backdrop of high-rising trees and the great Himalayan peaks.
Cloud’s End is another popular site of this hill-station which is located at a distance of 6 kms from the center. In order to reach the top, you need to trek from Happy Valley Area as from here you can allure the beauty of lush green hills decorated with deodar and oak forests. The place is paradise for photographers.
Mussoorie Lake is another popular place in this hill-station which is a man-made lake surrounded by calm and picturesque landscape. You can indulge in various activities here like zorbing, zip-lining, boating and paragliding.
Mall Road is the center of this hill-station which is the most-happening site of this place as the street is filled with numerous shops, food corners, eateries, cafés and rustic bakeries. You may enjoy a short walk or relax at one of the cafés.
Jwala Devi Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, incarnation of Goddess Parvati. It is situated on the top of Befog Hill which provides a wonderful view of the Himalayan mountains and complete valley. You need to trek for 2 kms which starts from Cloud’s End in order to reach the top of the temple. Devotees visit here to get away from all the suffering of life and to get peace. The temple provides a panoramic view of Shivalik range, Doon Valley and holy River Yamuna.