This town is located 35 kilometres from Dehradun, Mussoorie may be a picturesque hill station within the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The hill station is found at the foothills of the Garhawl Himalayan ranges, and is additionally known by its nickname “The Queen of Hills”. The place is also known as the gateway to the “Gangotri and “Yamunotri” shrines. The best time to visit the place is between mid-March to mid-November as the rains during monsoons and cold during the winters make it pretty inaccessible.
The Kempty falls are surrounded by high mountain ranges and are situated at an altitude of roughly 1,364 meters above water level, thus giving it an exquisite surrounding to only sit and hear the sound of the water which falls on the rocky bed of the water below among the luxurious green vicinity.
The highest peak in Mussoorie, with an altitude of over 2,290 meters above water level and provides some amazing and never seen before views of the mountains that house the holy shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath. To give its visitors a clearer view of the picturesque surroundings a Japanese telescope has been installed at the sting of the cliff also the place is very preserved from most commercial activities.
The centre of the Tibetan settlement in Mussoorie, Happy valley is situated at a short distance from the mall road. This is the place where Tibetans first arrived in India when they fled from Lhasa in 1959, led by their spiritual leader dalai lama before he moved to Dharamsala. The place is lined with oaks and deodars and has several small hotels and cafeterias and as you walk further into the town, you will get to experience calm like no other.
The road takes its name from the rock which is shaped like a camel’s hump on its back and stretches around a distance of about 3-4 kilometres from Kulri bazaar to the Library Chowk in Mussoorie. The road is ideal for a walk as one can get amazing views of the valley and the mountains from here. The place is great for the photographers who are trying to find great shots to capture of the valley and therefore the mountains that surround Mussoorie.
The second highest point in Mussoorie, the place’s name springs from the event of firing cannon from this place to inform what time is it to the people during the British colonization hence giving it the name ‘Gun Hill’. The place lies at an altitude of two, 024 meters above water level and offers some majestic views of the environment.
Located at 6 kilometres on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road, the lake was recently developed as a picnic spot by the city board and the Mussoorie Dehradun Development authority. A nice small lake, which is created by a natural waterfall, while going down from road to lake in the way very good small waterfall is there, you can see duck swimming in lake, and you can ride a paddle boat here as well and enjoy the amazing surroundings.