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Attractions Near Mussoorie

In 1820 Captain Young from the British Army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made this place his residence. This marked the foundation of a hill station called Mussoorie. The name, Mussoorie, is derived from plants of 'Mussoorie' which were found in abundance here. After its discovery, this hill station gradually developed as a center of education, business, tourism and beauty.

Gun Hill
Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. The Ropeway distance is only 400 mtrs. And the sheer thrill of the ride is memorable. Gun Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely 'Bunderpunch', 'Srikantha', 'Pithwara' and 'Gangotri group' etc. and a bird's eye view of 'Mussoorie town' and 'Doon Valley'.
Municipal Garden
A picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an 'artificial mini lake' with boating facilities. It is located at a distance of 4kms by cycle rickshaw, pony or by car and only 2 kms on foot via Waverly Convent Road
Childer's Lodge
Highest Peak of Mussoorie near 'Lal Tibba'. It is about 5 kms from the Tourist Office and one can go on horseback or on foot. Snow view from this spot is exhilarating.
Camel's Back Road
It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Bazar covering a total distance of about 3 kms. The main charm of this road is horse riding and walking. Sunset view of the Himalayas is superb. Camel's Rock with a life like resemblance can be seen from the spot near Mussoorie Public school.
Jharipani Fall
8.5 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie- Jharipani Road. Visitors can go by bus or by car upto 7 kms to Jharipani from where the fall is 1.5 kms, on foot.
Bhatta Fall
7 kms. from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun road. Access by car or bus upto Balta village from where the fall is 3kms by car or foot. An ideal spot for bathing and picnics.
Kempty Fall
15 kms. from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refreshing and enjoyable for children and adults alike.
Nag Devta Temple
An ancient temple situated on Cart Mackenjie Road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go right upto the spot. It provides a charming view of 'Doon Valley' as well as of 'Mussoorie'.
Mussoorie Lake
A newly developed picnic spot situated on Mussoorie- Dehradun road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are available. It commands an enchanting view of 'Doon Valley' and nearby villages.
Sir George Everest House
The Park Estate of Sir George Everest, first Surveyor General of India, who had his office and residence here, is approachable by road. The highest peak in the world ‘Mount Everest’ is named after him.
Yamuna Bridge
This beautiful spot, 27kms from Mussorie on Chakrata-Barkot road is very well known for Fishing. Yamuna cuts across the mountains to provide a very scenic picnic spot.
Dhanaulti
About 25 km from Mussoorie, Dhanauti, untouched natural beauty, and full of tall pine trees, green meadows and fruit orchards is the scenically perfect destination.