best places to visit in mussoorie

Best Places To Visit In Mussoorie – Lohono Traveller’s Guide

June 23, 2024

Mussoorie is lovingly called the “Queen of Hills” and with good reason. Perched in the Garhwal Himalayas, Mussoorie lies at a convenient distance from major cities like Dehradun, Chandigarh and New Delhi. It is a popular tourist destination because of its scenic mountain views, cool temperature, clean and laid-back environment and natural beauty. With the plains of North India coming under the grip of a heat wave, the hills of Mussoorie make for a great summer getaway. To help you plan your next trip, we have a list of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. 

Best places to visit in Mussoorie

Mall Road

The Mall Road lies in the heart of Mussoorie, stretching 2 km long. Gandhi Dwar lies on one end, whereas the other end is marked by the Mussoorie Library. The main part of the Mall Road is brimming with the best places to visit in Mussoorie – cafes, restaurants, bakeries and souvenir shops. It is a pedestrian-only zone, so you can head to the Mall Road for a relaxing stroll and some people-watching.

Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls is the most popular of Mussoorie tourist places and makes for a great picnic spot. It is on the way from Dehradun to Mussoorie, and lies 17 km/an hour away from Mussoorie town. The cascading water of Kempty Falls falls over a height of 1300 metres, and forms a pool at the bottom. Here you can enjoy a refreshing dip, have a cute picnic with your family and friends, and enjoy a quintessential cup of tea and piping hot plates of maggi.

Gun Hill Point

Gun Hill is the second highest point in the area, thus making it one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. It is an easy 20-minute uphill hike from the Mall Road. More excitingly, you can also take the ropeway to the top from Jhula Ghar. From atop Gun Hill Point, you get panoramic views of the Mussoorie town, the Doon Valley and the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayan range. 

Company Garden

Among the many Mussoorie tourist places, Company Garden should definitely be on your itinerary. At Company Garden, you can enjoy a leisurely walk. The Garden also has several fountains, a host of different birds, and boasts rich flora and fauna. Unwind at Company Garden by taking in the lush greenery and colourful plants and flowers.

A hop-skip and jump from most Mussoorie tourist places, on your next trip to this less-crowded hill-station near Delhi, consider staying at Wakefield Estate by Lohono Stays.

Mussoorie Lake

Mussoorie Lake is an artificial lake where you can go boating. You can also opt for some adventure sports like zip lining and water zorbing. Paragliding is also available at a short distance from Mussoorie Lake. Enjoy views of the Doon Valley from here, and spend your time at the many restaurants and souvenir shops around the lake. There is also a horror house right here! Mussoorie Lake should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Mussoorie. 

Lal Tibba

At  a distance of 6 km from Mussoorie, Lal Tibba in Landour is one of the highest viewpoints in the region. Lying at an altitude of around 2,275 metres, Lal Tibba lies atop Depot Hill. The name ‘Lal Tibba’ translates directly to ‘Red Hill’, which indicates the fiery hues the sky takes on during sunrise and sunset. Due to its height, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayas from here. On a clear day, you can even spot the Bandarpunch, Kedarnath, and Badrinath peaks. Lal Tibba is certainly one of the best Mussoorie tourist places. 

Consider staying at Airyland Estate a Lohono’s properties on your visit to Mussoorie. Experience luxury amidst natural beauty. Just a 10-minute walk from the Mall Road, Airyland is strategically located very close to all the best places to visit in Mussoorie.

Sir George Everests’s House

Dating back to 1832, Sir George Everest’s House is now found in a sad, fallen apart state. Among other feats, Sir George Everest was the person who measured the height of Mt. Everest, and the house stands as a testimony to his achievements. Here you can find many details of his life and work. The heritage  house also acts as an observatory, from which you are greeted to views of the Doon Valley, the Aglar River valley, and the Himalayan mountains. 

Jharipani Falls

One of the best places to visit in Mussoorie, away from the crowded tourist places is Jharipani Falls. It is located 7 km from the main town in Jharipani village. The waterfalls is tucked away, and you can enjoy the seclusion of the falls to yourself. The water falls down gently, and you are surrounded by lush greenery and blooming flowers all around. Most of the journey there can be accessed by car. The final 1.5 km stretch to Jharipani Falls is an easy trek.

Kellogg Memorial Church

Kellogg Memorial Church is located in Landour, a stone’s throw away from Mussoorie. It was constructed in 1903 and is said to be the oldest church in Mussoorie. It is a popular Mussoorie tourist place because of the serene and peaceful pine tree-lined road that surrounds the church. The church has also featured in Bollywood movies like Student of the Year 2. 

While in Landour, stop by Landour Bakehouse in Sisters Bazaar to try some of the tastiest cakes, pies, tarts and muffins. 

Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is located slightly outside Mussoorie, at an 11 km distance. The sanctuary is populated with animals like the endangered mountain quail, deer, leopards and other exotic species of birds.

What makes Benog Wildlife Sanctuary worth a place to visit in Mussoorie is its easy walking trail lined with cedar and pine trees, offering majestic views of the snow-clad mountains.

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