Things to do in Mussoorie

Situated about 290 kms from the national capital, New Delhi and about 35 kms from the state capital Dehradun; Mussoorie is a famous hilly resort amongst travellers. Any holiday around the Himalayas is incomplete without a stopover at Mussoorie. It is surreal hill station and there are numerous things to do Mussoorie. Valleys, waterfalls, shopping, and lovely weather; makes Mussoorie a perfect Indian holiday destination.

Mussoorie holidays can be made much more exciting by planning a trek to Cloud’s End, a majestic stretch around 6kms away from Library Road. You can plan a trek to this splendid natural beauty along the Hathipaon Road from the famous Happy Valley. It is a beautiful spot and is decorated with rich flora. It makes an excellent walk along the valley with a great view. Amongst many places to visit in Mussoorie is the Happy Valley, a huge Tibetan settlement and a lovely terrain that leads to Cloud’s End. 

About 15kms from Mussoorie is the refreshing and perennial Kempty waterfall. A useful travel tip is to carry your swimwear and take a good dip in the cool gushing waters of Kempty falls. After getting rejuvenated at the Kempty falls, make a visit to Landour for some dazzling landscapes of the Himalayas and to recline in solace. It is a peaceful cantonment about 4kms from Mussoorie with lush environs.

Plan a visit to Jharipani village and witness the magical Jharipani Falls, situated about 7kms from Mussoorie. Thanks to the amazing weather, it has a whole spread of wild flowers, creepers that engulf the falls and give a splendid view. An ideal place for a small picnic, but make it a point to keep it clean and untouched.

Amongst the many attractions in Mussoorie is the Camel’s Back Road, a 4km long stretch from Kulri Bazaar and Library Chowk. It is a scenic stretch and as the name goes resembles a camel’s hump. It is an amazing road for a soothing morning walk with a spectacular view of the Doon Valley. You can treat yourself to a hot soup and shop some local artefacts as well.

All credits to the amazing weather, Mussoorie has some rich gardens such as the beautiful Municipal Garden. It is a real treat for the tourists with a century-old garden, decorated with lush lawns, fountains, and an artificial lake. It’s bound to take you back in time to British colonial era. It is home to about 800 different species of flowers and has a small nursery to sample saplings of Dahlias, Begonias, and Petunia.

If wildlife interests you, do visit the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of the famous Rajaji National Park and has a wide range of fauna. If the Himalayan flora casts magic on you, the Himalayan fauna will enthral your spirits. The sanctuary has some indigenous birdlife, an absolute treat for birdwatchers. With a good population of medicinal plants, you can even plan a trek around the sanctuary.

Your Mussoorie trip is incomplete without shopping and chilling out at the Mall Road. It has multiple restaurants and cafes with some cute souvenir shops. It is a stretch between the Library and Picture Palace. It has some amazing views of the hills and valley around every corner and brings the hill station to life.

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