Perched at a height of 6600 feet above sea level and at a distance of 34 kms from Dehradun, Mussoorie is the frequently visited and most beautiful hill station of India. Popularly referred to as Queen of Hills this charming hill stations is a centre of tourism, education, business and beauty. The charming hill resorts with its green hills and varied flora and fauna provide the first glimpse of snow clad Himalayas and glittering view of doon valley for the tourist form plains. Popular tourist attractions in Mussoorie are – Gun Hill, Camel’s Back Road, the fashionable Mall and Kempty fall (15 kms).
BEST TIME TO VISIT: The climate in Mussoorie is moderately cool during summer (April to July), cool and chilly during winters (December to February). There is Spell of snow during December and January. The best time to visit is:
SUMMER: March to June (10º C to 30º C)
WINTER: October to February (1º C to 10º C)
Snowfall: End of December to Mid February
1. GUN HILL
Situated about 400mts from The fashionable Mall, Gun Hill is the second highest peak and the most famous attraction of Mussoorie. Gun hill ofers a beautiful panoramic view of the snow capped peaks of mighty Himalayan ranges, green Doon Valley and picturesque view of Mussoorie town. Gun hill is connected to the fashionable Mall by 400mts long ropeway and the ropeway ride to this beautiful misty peak is a thrilling experience. Gun Hill also houses the reservoirs that supply water to Mussoorie town.
2. CAMEL’S BACK ROAD
Stretching approximately 4 km between Library points to Kulri Bazaar, the road got its name from its rocks shaped like a camel’s hump. Surrounded by breathtaking sites of the mountains and green valleys, the road is a must see and must walk attraction. Famous for its natural beauty and beautiful sunrise view it is ideally used by local peoples for morning and evening walks. The evening at Camel’s road is a memorable experience as it ofers a ravishing sunset view as the SETTINGSUN paints the mountains in brilliant hues.
3. THE MALL
Situated in the center of the town The Majestic Mall road is the top landmark and life line of Mussoorie. All the popular Showrooms, Departmental Stores, Shops, Restaurants, and Cafes are located on Mall road. In the evening the mall roads becomes one of the main strolling street and major attraction for tourist. Other attractions on the Mall are skating ring, windy point and the Methodist Church. Further the lampposts and benches lined besides the road, the mall throws a glimpse of the colonial period Era.
4. KEMPTY FALL (15 kms)
Situated on the hilly tracks on Mussoorie – Chakrata road, kempty fall is the most popular tourist spots near Mussoorie. The Kempty Falls ofer a remarkable view as the waterfall plunges its way down from about 40 feet high and then divides into five streams. Usually crowded with tourists, Kempty Fall makes an interesting picnic spot and the visit to these alluring waterfall is incomplete without taking a bath under them.
SHOPPING LIST: Wooden, Brass and Ceramic sovnrious, Carved walking sticks and Ladakhi Shawls.
SHOPPING AREA: Gandhi Chowk, The Mall and Kulri Bazaar.
|1||EMILY’S||Rokeby Manor, Lnadour Contonment||Indian / Continental||Lunch / Dinner|
|2||THE TAVERN||Mall Road||Asian / Indian||Lunch / Dinner|
|3||UPAHAAR||HMall Road||Indian||Lunch / Dinner|
THINGS TO DO:
- Stroll along the Majestic Mall crowded with tourists.
- Take Cable ride from Mall road to Gun Hill and enjoy the thrilling experience.
- Watch panoramic view of the snow capped peaks, green Doon Valley and picturesque Mussoorie town from Gun hill.
- Picnic at famous Kempty water fall
- Watch Sunrise and Sunset while taking a walk on Camel’s Back road.
- Visit Gandhi Chowk and Kulri Bazaar for shopping.