Exploring the paradise called Mussoorie
Mussoorie is one of the most beautiful hill stations that India can boast of. Located in Uttarakhand, this place is often frequented by both national as well as international tourists. The beauty of this place has a definite alluring quality that will draw people here over and over again.
There are plenty of star hotels in mussoorie and hence finding the perfect accommodation here will not be a problem at all. There are certain attractions that this place holds which truly needs to be explored. Come, let’s take a look at a few of them:
- Kempty Falls: This can be labelled as the most popular and undoubtedly breathtakingly beautiful location in Mussoorie. Located at a height of about 1364mts above sea level, it is a pleasant sight indeed to watch the water gushing down the hill slopes. The falls is surrounded by a lush green rocky terrain which makes it an ideally picture perfect scenery. You will have to take a car or public transport to reach the Kempty falls since it located on the way to Dehradun, a couple of kilometres away from the main area of the city.
- Happy Valley: This is the place where Dalai Lama first came to India with the Tibetans who had fled their homeland in 1959. It is today the hub of Tibetan monasteries. These settlements are extremely beautiful and calm and serene air envelopes this place. The Happy Valley is just the perfect place to visit if you want to take a stroll around an area which has a quiet atmosphere with just a handful of tourists.
- Lal Tibba: This is a must visit place when in Mussoorie. Lal Tibba is the highest peak of this hill station, located at a height of about 2290mts. The view from here is simply amazing as you will be able to locate the mountains that house both the Kedarnath and Badrinath temples. It offers a lovely view of the valley below as well and combined with the snow-covered mountain tops, this is a pretty picture indeed. A Japanese telescope is kept here so that tourists can take a closer look of the surroundings and the telescope is used for commercial purposes only. You can book a car from one the mussoorie tourism hotels and head out to this place early to catch a lovely sunrise in the hills.
- Gun Hill: This point which is located at about 2024mts above the sea level has a very interesting name. It has been named so because during the time of the British Rule, canons were fired from the top of the hill to tell time to people. This happens to be the second highest point in Mussoorie and offers an unparalleled view.
- Camel Back Road: Well, if you are in the mood for a nice stroll, then do experience a walk on the Camel Back Road. It stretches from Kulri Bazaar to Library Chowk and is about 3-4kms in distance.
So, when it comes to visiting Mussoorie, do explore the places mentioned above and spend a relaxing time here, to make your trip to this lovely hill station all the more beautiful!