Places of Interests
Gun Hill -
This is one of the attractive tourist spot
with second highest point in Mussoorie . You will experience a sheer
exhilaration when you will travel from Mall to Hill. A bird's eye-view
of Mussoorie town, Doon Valley and the Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara
and Gangotri group of the Himalayas can be seen from here. One can also
approach Gun Hill from a pathway, which forks off from the Mall Road
near Kutchery. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the top.
This is one of the most visited waterfall of Mussoorie which
is situated 18 kms on the Yamnotri river.
Camel's Back Road -
Shaped like the back of a camel,
the road stretches from Kulri Bazaar near the Rink Hall to Library
Bazaar. A 3 km horse ride on this road, especially at sunset, is an
experience in itself.
Nag Devta Temple -
Just 7 km from Mussoorie, Nanga
Devta Temple is an ancient temple on the Cart Mackenzie Road. It also
offers a panoramic view of the Doon Valley and Mussoorie.
Jwalaji Temple (Elenog Hill) -
About 9 km from
Mussoorie, Jwalaji temple is on top of the Benog Hill. A
viewpoint, the temple is amidst thick forests. You can do the first 7 km
by road, but the remaining 2 km have to be covered on foot.
Things to do
Library, Kulri Bazaar and Landour Bazaar
sell curios, ethnic jewellery, as well as antiques are the main shopping
areas of Mussoorie. You can pick up beautifully handcrafted walking
sticks from shops on the Mall.
By Air -
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport
and is situated in Dehradun which is 59 km.
By Rail -
The nearest rail head is at Dehradun which
is 34 kms away from the Mussoorie. Dehra Dun is connected to major
cities with super-fast trains such as the Mussoorie Express, the Bombay
Doon Express, Kolkata-Howrah-Doon Express and Gorakhpur-Doon Express.
The Shatabdi Express leaves New Delhi every day except Thursdays.
By Road -
There are several buses from Delhi to this
hill station, both private and state-run. From Dehra Dun to Mussoorie,
one can hire cabs or take any of the buses plying from just outside the
Dehra Dun Railway Station. If travelling from Jammu, Saharanpur is the
convenient place to catch a bus directly to Mussoorie. The road from
Delhi is well maintained and the 269 km journey can be completed in six