8 Mussoorie Attractions That Are A Must See For Every Travel Aficionado

Take a refreshing retreat in the mountains by planning a trip to the Queen of Hills.

Published On Sep 08, 2022 | Updated On Mar 04, 2024

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Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Mussoorie, also known as the Queen of the Hills is India’s travel treasure trove. What was once British India’s summer capital is the perfect weekend getaway for travellers looking to experience thrill amidst nature. Dense cedar forests, mesmerising waterfalls, and tranquil lakes are some of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. A refreshing retreat in the summers, Mussoorie hill station is best visited between March to November.

With multiple tourist attractions in Mussoorie, our top 8 check off all the boxes for fun, thrill, peace, and spiritual reflection.

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Enclosed by the majestic Himalayas, Kempty Falls is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. At a plunging height of 1364 m, the falls offer a breathtaking view of the valley around. You can choose to enjoy the mist from afar or take a dip in the refreshingly cold waters of the fall as the serene setting engulfs you in a tranquil trance. After a quick dip, sit by the rocks and slurp on steaming hot Maggi and kadakadrak chai.

Location: 15 km from Mussoorie, Yamunotri Road, Garhwal

Timing: 8 am to 5 pm

Weather: 24 Degree Celsius in June - October

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One of the must-visit places in Mussoorie is Lal Tibba. The hill station's highest peak on Depot Hill in Landour, Lal Tibba, rests at 2275 m and offers a bird's eye view of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Just 6 km from the mall road, Lal Tibba, also known as Red Hill, on a clear day has the best sunrise and sunset view. From the telescopes installed, you can see the peaks of Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Bandarpunch in all their might.

Location: Bazar Road, Depot Hill Landour, Mussoorie

Timing: 6 am to 6 pm

Weather: 24 Degree Celsius in June - October

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Among the top Mussoorie attractions, your journey to Gun Hill involves a 10-minute cable car ride that starts mid-way on Mall Road. You can also enjoy a 1.7 km trek uphill, but the cable car offers a mesmerising view of the Doon valley below, along with the ranges like Bunderpunch, Gangotri, and Srikantha. The second highest peak in Mussoorie, Gun Hill, is undoubtedly a bucket list spot.

Location: Mall Road, Mussoorie

Timing: 10 am to 6 pm

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An unexplored Mussoorie sightseeing place, Mussoorie Lake has plenty of activities in and around the area for you to indulge in. Beautifully maintained, this man-made lake allows boating, zorbing, and zip-lining for tourists. Lined with eateries, you can choose to have a delicious meal at one of the local cafes or carry your picnic basket. Enjoy the scenic setting of the lake, stroll around to explore the local market, and revel in the hill station’s natural beauty.

Location: Paragliding point, Dhobi Ghat

Timing: 8 am to 7 pm

Fee: INR 15

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One of the off-beat places to go in Mussoorie is to the home of Sir George Everest. Dating back to 1832, Sir George Everest, a renowned Welsh geographer and surveyor, spent his years studying, scaling, and measuring the distances of the mountains of the North. What served as his home and observatory is now an insightful museum about his life’s work. If history is not your cup of tea, go to witness the beautiful misty setting that clouds your view of the Aglar river valley ahead.

Location: Khanij Nagar

Timing: 10 am to 6 pm

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Visit Mussoorie’s famous place, the IKYA adventure park for an adrenaline rush. Packed with adventure sports activities for people of all ages, this new tourist attraction will become one of your favourite places to visit in Mussoorie. From skywalking to zip lining, trekking, and camping, this place is every adventure lover’s dream spot.

Location: Library Chowk, Chamba, Mall Road

Timing: 9:30 am to 7 pm

Fee: INR 200 (Tickets for activities have to be bought separately)

Wondering what to see in Mussoorie? How about everything? A 3km long nature trail from Liberty Point to Kulri Bazaar, also known as the Camel’s Back Road- due to its hunched rock formation, offers a panoramic view of Mussoorie. Walk along a winding path as the fresh mountain air engulfs your senses, and the cool mist makes it an experience to remember.

Location: Mall Road

Timing: Open all-day

A popular Mussoorie tourist spot, the Jwala Devi temple is a revered sacred spot in the area. Located at the peak of Binog Hill at 2104 m, the temple honours Goddess Durga. Devotees undertake the challenging 2 km trek uphill to offer prayers at this auspicious Durga temple. The Jwala Devi temple is surrounded by verdant green forests and cascading streams that complement the religious site’s serene ambience.

Location: Benog Hill

Timing: 5 am to 12 noon, 4 pm to 8 pm

A pretty little town tucked away in Uttarakhand, a trip to Mussoorie will never disappoint you. From cobbled streets to sunset points, here are some fun things to do in Landour, Mussoorie for a memorable holiday in the mountains.


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