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Sprawled in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan Range is Mussoorie, a hill station in Northern India. Mussoorie is located at a distance of 35km from Dehradun. At an altitude of 1880mt Mussoorie is endowed with rich flora and fauna. Founded during British by Lt. Frederick Young Mussoorie has emerged as a hub for adventurer and a favored holidaying destination of North India. With an unhindered view of Doon Valley and Shiwalik Range the surreal beauty of this quaint hill station never ceases to amaze the travelers. Scenic gorges and hills dotted with astounding trekking are some of the highlighting features of this picturesque town.
Sited at Depot Hill in Landour Lal Tibba is a famous tourist destination of Mussoorie. At an altitude of 1826mt Lal Tibba is the highest peak in Mussoorie. It is also known as the Red Hill of Mussoorie. Untarnished by the modernized city, Lal Tibba with its serene ambiance and pictorial view of Himalayan Mountain ranges has captivated the minds of many travelers. Visitors can find an old colonial style house where Indian Military Service and Broadcasting Station are now working. Lal Tibba is located at a distance of 5km from the main market area of Mussoorie.
Surrounded by thick forested area is Mussoorie a newly developed tourist destination in Mussoorie. Mussoorie Lake is an artificial lake where visitors can indulge in boating. It is located on the Dehradun-Mussoorie road at a distance of 6km from the main market of Mussoorie. Overlooking the scenic Doon Valley, Mussoorie Lake has become an ideal spot for picnicking and spending some quality time with the loved ones.
Situated on the Chakrata Road at a distance of 13km from Mussoorie is a majestic waterfall called Kempty Falls. Discovered more than 150year ago Kempty Falls of Mussoorie is the oldest tourist destination developed by British. Perched at an altitude of 4500ft visitors need to trek through verdant forest to reach this waterfall. The mesmerizing view of water cascading down the rugged hill forming a pool of crystal clear water has ensnared the heart of many travelers. The best time to visit Kempty Falls is from June to October.
Sir George Everest House, also known as the Park Estate is a major tourist attraction of Mussoorie. Built in 1832 Sir George Everest House is a vantage point to catch a panoramic view of snow capped Himalayan range on one side and Doon Valley on the other. Barred by grill and maintained by the Archeological Survey of India, Sir George Everest House is located at a distance of 6km from the Mall road of Mussoorie. The interior of this ancient house is still intact and holds reminisce of British Era.
Gun Hill of Mussoorie is the second highest peak of this serene hill station. Located above Mall road, visitors can either reach this pictorial hilltop through trekking or through a ropeway ride. Gun Hill is one of the vantage viewpoints in Mussoorie. On a clear day visitors catch a panoramic view of Mussoorie with the back drop of Doon valley and snow capped Himalaya range from the Gun Hill.
Gun Hill Timings: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Gun Hill Ropeway Charge: Rs 75
Blessed with rich flora and fauna is Benog Wildlife Sanctuary an ecologically thriving destination of Mussoorie. Located at a distance of 11 km from the Library Point of Mussoorie, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of Rajaji National Park. Home to the most exquisite wildlife like Himalayan Goat, Panther, and Leopard, this verdant land is also famous for housing a vast collection of exotic birds. Birds like red-billed blue magpie, mountain quails and Capped Water Redstart has been spotted in Benog Wildlife Sanctuary making it a birding paradise of Mussoorie for avid bird watchers. Meandering river streams, verdant forest, mastering view of snow clad mountain range, visitors can witness them all during a visit of Benog Wildlife Sanctuary.
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary Timings: 07:00am-05:00pm
Jharipani Falls of Mussoorie is another pictorial tourist destination of this scenic hill station. Located at a distance of 7km from Mussoorie, Jharipani Falls is situated close to a quaint village called Jharipani. The valley enclosing Jharipani Falls is sprawled with the wild shrubs and vibrant flowers. The sight of Shivalik range, Doon Valley and step farming fields are an additional charm of visiting Jharipani Falls. The cascading water of Jharipani Falls creates a mystic ambiance making it an ideal place for picnicking and adventure activities. It is one of the must visit destination of Mussoorie for the nature lovers.
How to Reach Mussoorie: Being a popular tourist destination, Mussoorie is well-linked with state bus network. The nearest airport and railway station of Mussoorie is located in Dehradun. It offers easy connectivity with New Delhi. The distance between New Delhi and Mussoorie is 280km.
Best time to visit Mussoorie: Blessed with temperate weather, Mussoorie can be visited throughout the year. Summer season (March to June) is the ideal time to visit Mussoorie to escape the summer heat of plain region. If visitor wants to catch an unhindered view of snow covered Shivalik range the best time to visit Mussoorie is October to December.