Travelling to hill stations during winters has a charm of its own. And when it comes to hill stations, there are quite a few breathtaking places in Uttarakhand.
If one wants to visit Mussorie this winter, then it is quite a nice pick for a quaint holiday. Located just 35 kilometres from Dehradun, this hill station is right at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas. This place is also known as the ‘Queen of Hills’ and the gateway to popular shrines like Gangotri and Yamunotri. One can book hotels in Mussorie online before visiting.
When in Mussorie, these are the lovely places that one needs to add to their ‘must-see list:
This falls is surrounded by some high mountain ranges and is situated at an altitude of around 1364 metres above sea level. This place is wonderful and quiet and one can just sit and listen to the sound of water that falls straight to the rocky beds. The lush greenery around is calm to the eyes. One can go with their friends for a weekend picnic and can visit the water park as well.
This is known as the highest peak of Mussorie having an altitude of 2290 metres above sea level. One can get to see some amazing views from here including the mountains which have holy shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. In fact, just because the visitors can get a clear view around there is a Japanese telescope at the edge of the cliff. One can trek right till the top and get a clear sunrise or a sunset view.
It is the centre of the Tibetan settlement in Mussorie. This place is located very near to the mall road and it is the place where the Tibetans first arrived in India when they fled from Lhasa in the year 1959. They were then led by their spiritual leader Dalai Lama and later he moved to Dharamsala. The place is adorned with deodars and oaks and one can get to see some cosy cafeterias as well when they take a walk around. When in the happy valley one must try the delicious Tibetan cuisines and shop for some exclusive souvenirs. One also needs to visit the peaceful Buddhist monastery.
Camel’s Back Road
This road takes its name from a rock which is actually shaped like a came’s hump on its back and this rock road stretches for a distance of 3 to 4 kilometres from Kulri Bazar to the Library Chowk. This particular road is ideal for a nice walk and one can get some amazing views of the valleys and mountains from there. This place is perfect for photography lovers because they can get some great shots of the valley surrounded by mountains. Apart from walking and trekking one can also enjoy pony rides here,
This is the second-highest point in Mussorie and the name of this place has derived from the event of a firing canon in this place during the time of British colonisation and hence the name happened. This particular place lies at an altitude of 2024 metres above sea level and can offer some great views of the surrounding. One can trek to reach here, ride a ropeway and also get a magnificent view of sunrise and sunset.
Located 6 kilometres away from the Mussorie- Dehradun road, this lake has recently been transformed to a picnic spot from the Mussorie Dehradun Development authority. It is a nice and small lake which has been created by a natural waterfall. One can get to see some ducks in the swimming lake and they can also try and ride a paddled boat there.
This church was built in the year 1836 and is said to be one of the oldest churches in the Himalayan ranges which was built during the British colonization in India. One can get to see some authentic Gothic design and some great architectural styles along with stained glass windows in the church. One can get to see the great interiors.
Sir George Everest’s House
This was built in the year 1832 and the house belonged to the famous geographer and surveyor named Sir Geirge Everest. It is after his name, the world’s highest peak was named. He stayed in Mussorie for almost 30 years and one can get to know some interesting facts about him in that house. The road is not very smooth from Gandhi Chowk but one can still take a vehicle there.
This temple is located at a distance of 9 kilometres from Mussorie and at the top of the Being Hill which has an altitude of 2240 metres. This place has a century-old idol of the Hindu goddess Durga. One can also visit the popular Mussorie Lake when they are visiting the temple.
Every hill station has a Mall road and Mussorie is not an exception. This is totally a shopper’s delight with all the shops at the same place. In fact, mall road is considered to be the lifeline of Mussorie. Apart from shopping and lazy strolling, one can always try out some local delicacies here.
Apart from all the above-mentioned places, one can also try and visit some other places in this hill station like the Bhatta Falls, Mossy Falls and Adventure Park. One can also take a detailed tour of the adventure institute located here. When it comes to Uttarakhand, there are plenty of other places that one can visit as well. But Mussorie is a perfect place for a nice and quiet holiday with family and friends. If one wants to make it a bit of adventurous, they must go on treks to the hilltops with their friends. These days, one can do hotel bookings online as well. So when looking for some nice hotels in Mussorie one needs to check them online and have a clear view of how the hotels look. They can also read online reviews about the services before booking them.