When we think of Hill stations to escape the summer heat, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of the Hills is a pretty evident choice. Mussorie holds an air of sophistication and heritage richness dating back to the 1900s. Stunning location, friendly people, tranquillity to relax, and to teleport you far from the hubbub of the city. Mussoorie got it all. In this article, I’m going to mention the Top 7 Places to visit in Mussoorie.
Kempty Fall is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Mussoorie. It is a great picnic spot and a great way to beat heat refreshingly. Bath under 40 ft Waterfall or sit on the sidelines cherishing and awestruck by the beauty of fall but be careful about slippery rocks. Man-pond nearby is great for boating and swimming. Originally established by the British to have tea parties and picnics, but even after such a long time, it remains the centre of buzz and getaway for natives and people in near and far places. Kempty fall 15-10 kilometres away from Mussoorie, a person can easily reach there from the cab.
It is yet another great sightseeing destination situated right on Depot Hill on Landour. Lal Tibba is known for its panoramic views of peaks and captivating views of sunrise and sunset. One can enjoy and observe the scenic beauty more closely from the top with help of telescopes installed on the top. Its location also offers some short trekking trails for all the trekking enthusiasts to get rushed or people who prefer to shoot can venture into local markets for souvenirs or discover some local speciality. The local market has largely not reeled into capitalization and remains untouched. There are also some cafes, one can enjoy the mountains and relaxingly energize from a long trek. Best to travel during summer or spring to see nature blossom at its peak.
Gun Hill Point
Gun Hill Point gets it to name from the guns situated at top of the hill from pre-independence by Britishers and is the second-highest peak in Mussoorie after Lal TIbba. Rumour has it that Gun hill is an extinct volcano. It is also relatively close to Mall road,400 ft above Mall Road. To reach the top quickly people can cable cars otherwise can walk the all way up, it is a short trek. Gun hill point is another viewpoint that is extremely popular amongst tourists. It provides an unparallel overview of the town in the backdrop of snowy peaks and different ranges. Make sure to use to telescope for the best experience. It is open for visitation from 10 am-6 pm.
A mist lake is a natural water body formed by the river Kempty. Lake is the perfect spot for renting a boat for an hour or taking a walk or for picnic moreover surrounded by nature and relatively less crowded than Mussoorie lake, it makes up for the calm and relaxing experience to have with family and friends. The cherry on the top is, it is located on the way to Kempty falls and 10 Kilometers from the main city. Mist lake offer accommodation facilities and people coming from far can crash here.
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
If you are someone who enjoys bird watching or enjoys being near flora and fauna, then head towards Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, it is home to panther, leopard, bear, mountain goat, bear, deer, Red-billed Blue Magpie, mountain quails, etc. Midst deodar and Cider tree you can also find plenty of medicinal plants. Sanctuary also has some best scenic routes and near locations like cloud’s end or Hathipaon Estate. Lodging facilities are also available nearby if an individual wishes to stay back a few more days for a more profound experience.
Sir George Everest House
House of great general has become an archaeological site over the looking doon valley in all its glory. If the rich history associated with this site does not sound enticing enough to you then definitely take the view into consideration-City of Dehradun and Himalayan peak. It is a great spot for a picnic or just camping, situated just 6km from Gandhi Chowk. Inside of House takes you back in time, it may be old but still, stand strong. Sir George spent his prime years in the very building working hours away to earn the respect and fame that we know of today. Few other prominent locations are also situated nearby just in case of a little detour.
Soham Heritage & Art Centre
It is a great place to be if art and its historical significance interest you. It is located a few moments of drive away from Mussoorie. Cultural paintings, sculptures, artefacts, murals, and photos are put up for display with descriptions giving away the brief history. Centre all advocates for conserving different local and general art forms and promoting them amongst different age groups in hope of keeping the spirit of culture alive.