Camel's Back Road
Camel’s Back Road has got its name from the mountain outcrop that has
the shape of a camel’s hump. Beginning from Kulri Bazaar, it covers
nearly 3 kms stretch that ends at the Library Bazaar. One can take a
leisurely walk or a horse ride while enjoying the picturesque Himalayan
view. Midway on this road is a beautiful cemetery.
Located at the edge of a cliff, this is one of the first four
buildings of Mussourie. Built by an Englishman in the 1830s, standing
here gives you the impression of being at the end of the clouds owing to
the cliff-edge location. Now a Heritage Hotel, it gives the most
magnificent view of snow-covered Himalayan peaks & the Yamuna flowing
through the Doon Valley. 8 Kms from the western end of Mussourie, this
bungalow (now heritage hotel) is surrounded by dense forests.
Lal Tibba, the highest peak in Mussourie with its original name
being Depot Hill, offers an unparalleled view of the Himalayas on a
clear day. A must visit for all the tourists to Mussourie, this is the
best spot to get a view of the snow covered mountains.
Gun Hill is the second highest peak of Mussoorie and has acquired
this name as the cannons were placed on this hill for the defense of
Mussourie. It overlooks the Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and
Gangotri ranges of the Himalayas and has a number of tourist-points from
where one can catch a nicer glimpse of the Himalayan scenery. A number
of shops, eating joints on the way add the picnic-feel to the whole
visit. It can be reached by road as well as by the Ropeway ride, which
is a distance of 400 meters.
Happy Valley has a small Tibetan temple constructed by the Tibetan
refugees and one of the first Tibetan temples built in India. It is on
the far west side of Mussoorie and a pleasant walk. As one approaches
the place, one can see the place decorated with prayer flags. There is a
small Tibetan colony and one can find authentic Tibetan handicrafts for
One of the most popular tourist spots of Mussourie, Kempty Falls is
one of the biggest waterfalls in the area. At an altitude of 1,370
meters, the Kempty Falls are 15 kms from Mussoorie on the way to
Though smaller than Kemty Falls, the Bhatta Falls are equally
beautiful and less crowded offering a much serene environment to visit.
At a distance of 10 kms from Mussoorie with 7 kms by bus/car on the
Mussoorie-Dehradun Road & then 3 kms on foot, it is worth a visit.
These beautiful falls are located 8.5 kms from Mussoorie on
Mussoorie-Jharipani road and one has to go 1.5 kms on foot from
This is a newly developed tourist spot, which provides hotels and
restaurants. It is a good picnic spot and has boating facilities
available on the beautiful lake. Fairly close to Mussoorie, it comes 5
kms before the Kempty Falls on the Mussoorie-Kempty Road.
Company Garden is situated at a distance of 4 kms from Mussorie and
is a popular picnic spot. The Garden has an artificial lake with boating
facilities and offers dining places and antique shops. Tourists get to
pose and get their photograph clicked in the traditional attire.
Children’s Lodge is the highest peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba, and
offers an exhilarating view of the snow clad mountains. 5 km from the
Tourist Office, it is reachable on horseback or on foot.
This is almost 150 year old bazaar that served as a place of recreation
for British soldiers. It has the feel of old-bazaar and is bustling in
its own way with both old and new shops selling almost everything. This
mile-long bazaar has several silversmiths, well-known for their silver
nose rings, earrings, bracelets and anklets.
This lake with boating facilities, offers the most spectacular view
of the Doon Valley. Situated 6 kms away on the Mussoorie-Dehradun
highway, it is quite accessible and a fun place to visit.
Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary
Established in 1993, this bird sanctuary is spread over an area of
339 hectares and is 11 kms from Mussourie. It is famous for the Mountain
Quail (Pahari Bater), a bird species thought to be extinct and last
spotted in 1876.
Located 24 kms from Mussoorie on the Mussourie-Tehri Road, Dhanolti
is the perfect place to unwind, go for long walks in the wooded hills,
enjoy a breathtaking view of the hills and plains.
Nag Devta Temple
This ancient Shiva temple is 6 kms before Mussourie, on the way up
from Dehradun on the Cart Mackenjee Road. Visitors include both local
devotees and tourists.
Surkanda Devi Temple
Surkanda Devi temple is of great religious significance and also
offers a beautiful Himalayan view. An annual fair takes place on the
occasion of Ganga Dussehra in the months of May-June. Located on
Surkanda Peak, 33 kms from Mussourie on the Mussoorie-Tehri Road, it can
be reached via Kaddukhal village from where one has to trek 2 kms
Devoted to Lord Bal Bhadraj, brother of Lord Krishna, the temple
offers a good view of the surrounding hills. Located on the extreme
western side of Mussoorie, this is an excellent trekking spot. It is
visited by local devotees and tourists.