Mussoorie, situated around 35km from Dehradun on the foothills of Himalayas is one of the most attractive hill stations in India. Tourists often take a trip from Delhi to Mussoorie to relax in the beauty of this serene hill retreat famous for its views and waterfalls. Situated about 281 km from Delhi, Delhi to Mussoorie by road takes around 6-7 hours.
15 Best Places to visit in Mussorie:
- Kempty Falls
- Jharipani Falls
- Mossy Falls
- Bhatta Falls – A Quaint Getaway
- Lake Mist
- Mussoorie Lake
- Lal Tibba
- Camel’s Back Road
- Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
- Ropeway Ride
- Happy Valley
- Everest Museum
- Mussoorie Adventure Park
- Bhadraj Temple
1. Kempty Falls
On your Delhi to Mussoorie trip you must visit the Kempty Falls. Nestled at a height of 1,364 m; Kempty Falls attracts tourist for the magnificent waterfalls and panoramic views. Famous from the British era, this is one of the major attractions here.
2. Jharipani Falls
If you love trekking then you must visit the Jharipani Falls, located in Mussoorie. Locals plan picnic and trekking tours here amidst its beautiful nature trails. It is open for tourists from 6 am to 6 pm in the evening.
3. Mossy Falls
The Mossy Falls is yet another beautiful cascading waterfalls that is close to Mussoorie on the Bala Hisar route. Away from the frills of a touristy crowd this place is known for the tranquil serene settings it offers.
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4. Bhatta Falls – A Quaint Getaway
Bhatta Falls is a perfect popular picnic spot for locals and tourists in the hills of Mussoorie. If you are looking for some memorable pictures on this trip then head straight to Bhatta falls.
5. Lake Mist
The cascading waters of the Kempty falls make the beautiful Lake Mist. Relax in the eco-friendly resort and opt for boating trips on Lake Mist. Wake up to glorious sunrises and enjoy the beautiful sunsets as you take a boat ride on Lake Mist. It looks beautiful in all seasons.
6. Mussoorie Lake
An artificial lake located in the heart of Mussoorie this is the place for ample boat rides, picnics and nature trails around. There a number of small eateries around the lake if you would like to grab some snacks or lip smacking North Indian food.
7. Lal Tibba
The Lal Tibba is known as the highest peak in Mussoorie. View the snowcapped Uttarakhand Himalayas from the Lal Tibba. This is the place to catch the sunrise and the glorious sunsets and witness the beauty of this hill retreat. It also has a Japanese telescope that gives tourists a bird’s eye view of the Himalayas, the green plantations and the valleys of Mussoorie. For pilgrims who want to take a peek at the Himalayas, you might find it fascinating to know that you can get a glimpse of Kedarnath and Badrinath from here.
8. Camel’s Back Road
Shaped as a camel’s hunched back this road stretches for around 3 km and covers the distance between Liberty Point and Kulri Bazaar. Get a glimpse of the amazing views of Doon valley and relax on the Camel’s back road , take a stroll and try out the eateries here.
9. Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
For wildlife lovers the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is the home to some rare variety of flora and fauna. This is also a favorite with hikers and trekkers because of its hidden nature trails. It is situated 11 km away from Mussoorie.
10. Ropeway Ride
It is said that Mussoorie is not just famous for waterfalls and Himalayas but also the thrilling cable car rides that draws tourists. Take a 10-minute cable car trip from Jhula Ghar to Gun Hill. On your trip to Delhi to Mussoorie by car, try and visit the Mussoorie cable car ride. Get some amazing views of the mountains and the lush greenery of from here.
11. Happy Valley
Happy Valley is the home to IAS Academy and has the famous Municipal Garden and the Tibetan Temple. This is located at the Cloud’s End, that is the far end of the city of Mussoorie.
If you are planning a day trip from Mussoorie then Dhanaulti is one of the most beautiful places. Lush greenery and wide valleys and the Himalayas at the backdrop attract tourists from everywhere. The Eco Twin Park has a lot of rides for kids.
13. Everest Museum
This is where the greatest mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest and gave its name, Sir George Everest used to live. This is now a museum. Everest was so attracted to the beauty of Mussoorie that he stayed here forever. You can get a glimpse of the Aglar River Valley from here.
14. Mussoorie Adventure Park
If you are looking for adventure rides and some thrilling experience then you must visit this park in Mussoorie. Explore a variety of adventure sports like skywalks, zip lining, hiking, trekking and camping. This is a favorite with the kids and also youngsters for that adrenaline rush.
15. Bhadraj Temple
Dedicated to Lord Balbhadra, the Bhadraj Temple is one of the much revered places in Mussoorie. Balbhadra was the brother of Lord Krishna. If you happen to come here you can seek your blessings and relax in the serene atmosphere with the Doon Valley at the backdrop. This place offers amazing views of Chakrata ranges, lush green Doon Valley and the Himalayas.
Delhi to Mussoorie distance is around 286 km and you can rent a car in Delhi and take trip along Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Roorkee and the Dehradun to Mussoorie. On your way you can have breakfast or lunch at Muzaffarnagar. So take that trip and enjoy the beauty of this vintage hill station.