The charming hill station at Mussoorie still retains much of the Raj atmosphere. The town is centred along its long promenade - the Mall - and boasts an Anglican church, library and club.

Many viewpoints offer excellent panoramas of the western Himalayas and the Dehra Dun valley. There are many interesting walking trails through the woods such as the path to Laundaur where the first British residence was built.

What to see

  1. Bhadraj Temple: This temple dedicated to lord Balbhadra, brother of Shri Krishna, offers a commanding view of the Doon Valley and Chakrata ranges.

  2. Camel’s Backroad: Horse-riding and walking. Sunset view of the Himalayas. A superb rock formation, with a life like resemblance to a sitting camel, can be seen from this spot.

  3. Children’s Lodge; A powerful telescope is installed here, and the view of the snow from this spot is exhilarating.

  4. Gun Hill: Enjoy a ropeway ride to Gun Hill, the second highest peak of Musoorie (2122 mts). The thrill of the ride is memorable. Gun Hill offers a beautiful view of the Himalayan ranges.

  5. Municipal Garden: A picnic spot with a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with boating facilities. Just 4 km by road or a pony ride and 2 km on foot on the mountain trail.

  6. Mussoorie Lake: A delightful spot where paddle boats are available. It commands an enchanting view of the Doon Valley and nearby villages. 6 km from Mussoorie.

  7. Nag Devta Temple: This ancient temple, situated on Cart Road is about 6 km from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go up to the temple.

  8. George Everest House: The park estate of Sir George , the first Surveyor General of india, who had his office and residence here, 8 km from Mussoorie. Mt. Everest, the highest peak of the Himalayas, is named after him.

  9. Van Chetna Kendra;

  10. Cloud End.

Getting There

Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun 24 km.

Rail: Dehradun, the last railway terminus, is 38 km from Mussoorie from where Musoorie is well connected with other important cities of Indai.

Road: Mussoorie is well connected by roads to Delhi 278 km, Dehradun 38 km, Rishikesh 85 km, Haridwar 100 km, Shimla 276 km, Chamba (Garhwal) 50 km.

General information

Area: 6.42 sq. km. Altitude: 6580 ft STD Code: 0135

Excursions

  1. Jhari Pani Falls: A beautiful waterfall set in picturesque surroundings.

  2. Kempty Falls (15 km): On the Yamunotri road, at an altitude of 4500 ft. It is a picturesque waterfall located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by high mountains.

  3. Dhanaulti (25 km): Set in the midst of dense forests of deodar, oak and rhododendron, Dhanaulti is a tranquil holiday resort.

  4. Yamuna Bridge: 27 km. A picnic spot on the Chakrata-Barkot road and ideal for fishing.

  5. Surkhanda Devi (35 km): An important pilgrimage centre, the temple is located on top of a hill, about 2 km from Kaddukhal, and 9 km from Dhanaulti. The temple precincts offer extensive views of the snow ranges.

  6. Chamba (51 km): On the main Badri- Kedar route, on way to Tehri, Chamba is a beautiful, spot for a quiet holiday.

  7. Chakrata (78 km): A cantonment town in British India, Chakrata is abundantly blessed with natural beauty. Situated at 2153 mts, on a wooded ridge of the Kailana range, it offers a spectacular view of the northern ranges. Forests of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks are ideal for walks. Deoban, 11 km away, is an interesting excursion from Chakrata. 5 km from Chakrata are the beautiful Tiger falls.