Taking pleasure in its sobriquet – “Queen of Hills’, Mussoorie outshines all the other hill stations across the country. Surrounded by the Himalayan range of Garhwal hills, this tranquil little hamlet boasts rich flora and fauna with incredibly beautiful panoramic views of the snowcapped Himalayan peaks.
The town is surrounded by old-world charm and is blessed by its fair share of nature’s beauty. A trendy choice amongst solo and family travelers, Mussoorie emerges to be a favorite spot for a weekend getaway from Delhi in Uttarakhand.
Some of the most majestic peaks such as Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch, the Gangotri group, and Srikantha can be clearly seen from the high points of Mussoorie. The stunning views of steep, rolling hills draped in dense forests of oak, cedar, pine, birch, and of course, holy Deodar trees will leave you to goggle in fascination.
Well, it’s time that I walk you through what this little tranquil hamlet has to offer you. If you’re planning your next trip, you must add these attractions in Mussoorie to your bucket list.
- Feel the Splash of Water at Kempty Falls
Well, your trip is probably incomplete without a visit to Kempty Falls, which is just fifteen kilometers away from the town. Flowing down the rock-face from twelve meters above, you can simply dive right in. For visitors, there’s a large pool under the falls that you’d like to jump in for a swim.
- Spectacular Views from Gun Hill Top
The history of the name ‘Hilltop’ comes from a gun that was mounted on top and fired at noon every day during colonial times. The purpose of doing this was to help people set their watches to the right time. Being the second highest peak in the area at over 2,024 meters, it offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the iconic Himalayan range.
- Feel the Serenity at the Lake Mist
Located around 10 km away from the city on the road to Kempty falls, the serene emerald-green Lake Mist is surrounded by magnificent mountain streams and natural waterfalls. If you’re a nature buff then you’d surely not be able to find a more suitable place than this.
- Explore the Wildlife at Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
Well known for its varieties of rare and indigenous bird species, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is home to endangered the red-billed blue magpie, white-capped water redstart, and mountain quails. It is indeed a perfect place for you if you’re a birdwatcher or nature lover. Besides this, the sanctuary is also a popular spot for catching the sight of sunrise.
- Surreal Experience at Lal Tibba
Located at the Depot hill in Landour, Lal Tibba is the highest peak point and one of the most popular attractions in Mussoorie. Highly known for its endearing beauty, the pleasant view of sunrise and sunset has the potential to leave the visitors in awe.
Are You Planning Your Next Trip?
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