Mussoorie is known as the queen of hills because of its beauty. Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations located at a distance of 290 km from Delhi in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. With a backdrop of the Shivalik range of Himalayas and doon valley, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level. With a cool and pleasant climate throughout the year, Mussoorie was once the British summer capital.
3 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MUSSOORIE:
1. KEMPTY FALLS
No trip to Mussoorie is complete without visiting the much-famed Kempty Falls. The site was developed by a British officer in the 1830s for hosting tea parties and ever since, it has become a popular attraction in Mussoorie, especially for picnics.
Plunging from a height of almost 1,364 metres, these falls offer spectacular views of the valley around it. Bathe in the waters of the pool formed at the bottom of the fall, click some pictures, or sit by the side of the cascading fall and enjoy garma-garam Maggi with kadak chai.
- Location: Ram Gaon, Tehri Garhwal District
- Timings: 10 AM – 6 PM
- Entry Fee: Free (Extra charges for using the ropeway, starting at INR 120)
2. COMPANY GARDEN
At a distance of around 3 km from the Mall Road, the Company Garden in Mussoorie makes for a perfect spot to spend quality time with your family and friends.
You will find beautiful fountains, lush greenery, colourful birds, and different varieties of flowers while taking a walk around the garden. If you are up for it, go for boating on Artificial Lake.
- Location: Bazar Road, Landour, Mussoorie
- Timings: 9 AM – 8 PM
- Entry Fee: INR 25
3. SIR GEORGE EVEREST’S HOUSE
Located 6 km from Gandhi Chowk in Mussoorie, Sir George Everest’s House dates back to the year 1832. Better known as The Park Estate, this place once served as the home, laboratory and observatory of Sir George Everest. From measuring the highest mountains to scaling the distances between the mountains of the North, Sir Everest has done it all from this place.
- Location: Khanij Nagar
- Timings: N/A
- Entry Fee: N/A