Nestled in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan Range, Mussoorie – “The Queen of the hills” stands tall at 7000ft above sea level. The serene hills, pleasant climate and the unadulterated dash of dewiness in the air, make Mussoorie one of the most popular choice among tourists and travellers. Located a mere 290Km from the national capital – New Delhi, Mussoorie provides a euphoric retreat from the perverted adulteration of the environment in metropolitan cities.
The astonishingly breath-taking views, the undiluted essence of the surrounding environs and the countenance dotted with an array of well-furnished, plush and cozy Mussoorie Hotels; all accounts for an amazing and unforgettable stay in Mussoorie.
Best time to Visit Mussoorie
Mussoorie appeals to a wide array of tourists because of its scenic beauty and pleasant climate all year round. The peak time to visit Mussoorie is from April-June. However, those who wish to witness snow-fall may book a hotel in Mussoorie during the winters, preferably between in the months of August-September.
Just in case you decide to visit Mussoorie, here is a list of 5 places that you must visit while you are enjoying your stay there.
- Kempty Falls
One of the most visited places in Mussoorie, Kempty Falls stands tall at 4500ft above sea level. Gushing water cascading down the mountain from a mighty 40ft above the ground, Kempty Falls offer a sight so mesmerizing that you will cherish throughout your life. The place is known for its unparalleled beauty and picturesque views. The soothing sound of the water falling from 40ft above the ground will surely calm you down.
The name Kempty comes from the time-worn phrase “Camp and tea” that got diluted to “Kempty” over time. The pond formed at the bottom is amazing for a swim with your family and loved ones.
- Lal Tibba
Also known as the “Red Hill”, the Lal Tibba is the highest point in the region soaring to a height of 7164ft. The view from the top is often claimed to be one of the most stunning viewpoints that you’ll ever witness in your life. It is the right place to satiate your sightseeing cravings. The telescopes installed at the top offer an unseen panoramic view of the Kedarnath Peak, the Nilkantha Peak in Badrinath and the Banderpoonch range comprising of three peaks with the highest one soaring to the staggering height of 6361m.
The Lal Tibba has thus, established itself as a must visit place when in Mussoorie.
- The Mall Road
The mall or the Mall Road is an uphill thoroughfare juxtaposed between vendors and multiple shops on either side. The footfall of tourists in this place will make you go berserk. Inspired by the colonial era, the benches and the lamp-posts remind us of the quality of work that persisted in that era. An amazing and cheerful place, always bustling with people; it is the perfect place for to click photos and share them with one and all.
- Camel’s Back Road
Located in the heart of Mussoorie, the Camel’s Back Road encapsulates the true essence of the Queen of the hills. It is a 3km track over-looking the Doon Valley. Starting from Library point and ending in Kurli Bazaar, it offers scenic views that will leave you splendid. The rocks lining up on either side of the road make it seem like a camel’s hump. Hence the name – Camel’s Back Road.
- Gun Hill
Gun Hill is the second highest point in the region after Lal Tibba and is known for being an extinct volcano. It stands tall at 2024m and offers a picturesque view of the snow-capped Himalayas. You can get the drift of Mussoorie from this point as it offers a complete view of the hill station. It is situated 400ft above the mall road and is accessible by ropeway cable cars. The climb alone is an experience worth it all.
Now that we have listed the 5 must-visit places in Mussoorie, you must be keen on visiting the place and exploring it with your friends and family.
Feel free to check out the list of Mussoorie hotels and choose the one that caters the best to your needs. We all know that hotels can make or break a stay. Thus, to make your stay the most memorable, choose the hotel which you feel offers the best bang for your buck.