Attractions in Mussoorie
The main tourist attraction in Mussoorie are the Mall, Landaur, Mussoorie Lake, Gun Hill, Jwalaji Temple,
Camel's Back Road, George Everest House and Lal Tibba.
The Mussoorie Lake is situated about 6 kms. short
of Mussoorie on the way from Dehradun. The
Mussoorie Lake is a delightful spot where paddle
boats are available. It commands an enchanting
views of Doon valley and nearby villages.
Gun Hill is the second highest peak of Mussoorie.
The Mall is the starting point for the cable car
towards the summit of Gun Hill. The thrill of the
ride is memorable and offers beautiful views of
the Himalayan Ranges.
Landaur is situated at the east end of town,
situated at an altitude of 2270 meters above sea
level. Landaur is an Indian style bazaar.
Woodstock School, an international school which
has a sister school in
Kodaikkanal in South India is also located here. The
Convent Hill and Happy Valley are also situated here
where the Tibetan refugees have settled.
The Mall is the main shopping area in Mussoorie. The
Mall road connects the two bazaars, Kulri and Library.
It is the heart of the town. Along side the Mall is the
tourist office, rows of Tibetan trinket and sweater
vendors and shops selling walking sticks and cane items.
Hand pulled rickshaws manufactured in Glasgow can be
seen still here, plying down the Mall. The Mall is the
starting point for the cable car towards the summit of
Gun Hill, 2142 metres above sea level. On clear days,
the peaks of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Nanda Devi from
this hill can be seen here clearly.
Lal Tibba is the highest hill, situated at an altitude
of 2438 meters above sea level. This hill is the highest
point in Mussoorie. The view to the north and the snow
capped peaks is stunning and best at sunrise.
The Jwalaji Temple is situated on the top of the Benog
Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga. The temple is
surrounded by the thick forests and offers a panoramic
view of the Himalayan peaks, Doon valley and Yamuna
Camel's Back Road
Camel's Back Road is suitable for horse riding, walking
and beautiful sunset view of the Himalayas. A superb
rock formation, with a life-like resemblance to a
sitting camel can be seen from this spot.
George Everest House
The George Everest House is the peak estate of Sir
George, the surveyor General of India. Sir George had
his office and residence here. The Mount Everest, the
highest peak of the Himalayas was named after Sir
Kempty Falls is situated about 15 km away on the
Yamunotri road. It is a popular and picturesque
water fall, located in the beautiful valley
surrounded by the high mountains. The bath at the
foot of the falls is refreshing. From Kempty
Falls, the area west to the Yamuna gorge is being
declared as a sanctuary. This sanctuary is rich in
bird life, and also has some wildlife including
Surkhanda Devi Temple
Surkhanda Devi Temple is the highest point in the
area, located at a height of 3021 m on the top of
hill. It is situated about 45 km from Mussoorie
and 9 kms. from Dhanaulti. It is an important
pilgrimage centre. The temple offers extensive
views of the snow ranges and exclusive experience
one can never forget.
Mossey Falls is a picnic spot, situated about 6 km from
the centre of Mussoorie. It is an ideal place for a
Lakha Mandal is situated on the Yamunotri road, past
Kempty Falls. There are hundred of idols of
archaeological importance which have been preserved by
the Archaeological Survey of India. According to the
legend, the Kaurvas made a shellac house and conspired
to burn the Pandavas alive here.