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18 Best Attractions at the Queen of Hills for A perfect weekend at Mussoorie

The Queen of Hill stations, Mussoorie is one of the exotic hill stations with a backdrop of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas and Doon Valley. The salubrious weather of this hill station makes it the most popular destination among tourists. In addition to the soothing temperature, this place offers walks in the fresh mountain air, bathing options in the pristine waterfalls, shopping the antique and unique pretty handicrafts, adventurous activities, and lip-smacking cuisines.

Mussoorie welcomes one with several amazing places to explore. So why not a holiday in the Queens of the Hill station? So here is the list of some exotic places that you cannot miss to add to your tour itinerary.

1. Kempty Fall

One of the famous tourist attractions, Kempty Fall is truly loved by travelers visiting Mussoorie. Kempty Fall is surrounded by high mountain cliffs and is nestled at an altitude of almost 4500ft above sea level. This place is quite famous as a picnic spot and is crowded throughout the year. Just have a good bath in the fall and do not miss enjoying boating in the nearby man-made pond.

Make sure to explore the terrain of Kempty Falls by means of its ropeway. The ropeway takes one over the lush green mountains and offers one to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the pretty Dehradun-Mussoorie trail. Plan a trip during the summer season between March and June when the weather is salubrious.

Location - Chakrata Road

Timing - 6 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee - Free

Famous For - Renowned for gushing vast streams of water. Just splash in the refreshing water and enjoy a picnic here with your loved ones.

2. Company Garden

On your next trip to Mussoorie make sure to visit the Company Garden or Municipal Garden, one of the most popular attractions. The well-maintained garden is the perfect place for a family get-together. Enjoy sitting or strolling which is in itself a very soothing thing to do. Do not miss to enjoy boating that is done in an artificial pond. Visit the amusement park inside the Company garden where one can enjoy various rides that are quite exciting.

Try the Columbus giant ship that sways up and down, hang from the bar, and the bull ride that is a quite exciting thing to do. Explore the nursery here at this garden that has numerous flowers and plants that one can purchase according to their interest. Visit this garden during the spring and summer seasons when the flowers are in full bloom.

Location - Bazar Road, Landour

Timing - 9 am to 7:30 pm

Entry Fee - INR 20 per person

Famous For - This place is known for its amusement park and mouth-watering snacks. Take a Columbus ride that will surely add fun to your visit.

3. Bhatta Falls

One of the famous picnic spots, Bhatta Falls in Mussoorie is indeed the most visited tourist place. Bhatta Falls is counted as one of the best waterfalls in Mussoorie. The natural waterfall cascades down into a circular pool.

Make sure to visit this place and enjoy swimming and bathing.  This place has some small eateries where one can enjoy lip-smacking food. This place also has a children’s park that has swings where the children can engage themselves.

Location - Mussoorie Road, Bhatta Gaon

Timing - 6 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee - Free

Famous For - this place is known for picnics. Just take a bath in the freshwater pond and capture some breathtaking views.

4. Cloud’s  End

Make sure to head towards Cloud’s End to capture the breathtaking views of the Aglar River Valley. This place marks the geographical end of the pretty hill town of Mussoorie and is surrounded by thick oak and deodar forest. One can find a heritage building at this place that was set up by a Britisher in 1838 that is one of the oldest buildings in Mussoorie and is now converted into a heritage hotel- Clouds End Forest Resort.

Make sure to stay at this resort and take part in the thrilling activities like hiking, hill climbing, and nature walks that are arranged by the hotel on request. One can club the visit to Cloud’s End with the popular attractions nearby- Jwala Devi Temple and Benong Wildlife Sanctuary.

Location - 6 km west of Library Chawk

Timing - 24 hours

Entry Fee - INR 50

Famous For - Enthralling Environs. Capture the tranquil views and enjoy exploring the walking trails.

5. Lal Tibba

Lal Tibba is one of the most exotic viewpoints in Mussoorie. This place is located on the top of Depot Hill in Landour. Capture the astonishing views of Nilantha Peak, Kedarnath Peak, and the trio of the Banderpoonch peaks from here.

Lal Tibba is also one of the popular sunrise and sunset points. Indulge in some of the amazing hikes that one can undertake in this region- Pepperpot Mountain and Deo Tibba. Visit this place between March and July as the weather is quite salubrious during summer. 

Location - Landour Road, Depot Hill

Timing - 24 hours

Entry Fee - Free

Famous For - Visit this place to capture the astonishing views of the snow-capped Himalayan range. Just enjoy nature’s beauty and trek along the mountains.

6. Jharipani Falls

Jharipani is located just 6 km downhill from Mussoorie in the Jharipani village. After reaching a certain point by vehicle one needs to trek a good 1.5 km to reach this waterfall.

It is a paradise for trekkers as the area around this stunning waterfall is amazing. Enjoy a picnic here with your loved ones and witness the peace and tranquillity of this place. Spot some varied species of wildflowers, creepers, and shrubs that are found in abundance near this waterfall. This place is known for its spectacular view of the Shivalik range, 

Location - Jharipani Road, Jharipani

Timing - 6 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee - Free

Famous For - Renowned for offering astounding views of the Shivalik range. One can enjoy trekking and picnics here.

7. Gun Hill

Gun Hill is the second-highest point in Mussoorie and is nestled at an altitude of 2024 meters. It provides a 360-degree view of the spectacular Himalayan ranges- Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara, and Gangotri group, so capture the astounding view of the snow-clad Himalayan ranges from the top of Gun Hill.

Gun Hill is situated 400 ft above the Mall Road and is accessible by cable cars. Make sure to enjoy the cable car ride and witness the astonishing views of the distant hills and green landscapes.

Location - Located in Mussoorie, 20 minutes uphill trek from Mall Road.

Timing - 10 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee - INR 60

Famous For -This place is renowned for the cable car ride and is also known for offering ideal sunset views.

8. Camel’s Back Road

Camel’s Back Road is located in the heart of Mussoorie and is a good 3 km long road lined with natural rocks that are in the shape of a camel’s hump. Just take a long walk along this road and explore the beauty of this place. There is around 180-year-old British Cemetery that catches visitors’ eyes while walking at Camel Backroad. For those who are not able to do long walks auto-rickshaws and horse, rides are available.

This place overlooks the Doon Valley and offers astounding views of the Himalayas. Enjoy the sunrise & sunset views from here that are truly worth capturing. So do plan a visit and enjoy a perfect walk with nature all around.

Location- The Mall Road

Timing - 24 hours

Entry Fee - Free

Famous For - This place is known for offering the astounding view of Doon Valley, and sunrise and sunset views too.

9. Sir George Everest House

Sir George Everest House is perched on top of a cliff overlooking the exotic Mussoorie valley. This house was constructed in the year 1832 and is also known as Park House. Sir Geroge Everest owned this mountain house and spent 11 years living here and used this house as his observatory and laboratory.

Add this place to your Mussoorie tour itinerary and witness the astounding views of the picturesque Doon Valley on the side, the mighty Aglar River valley, and astonishing views of the Himalayan peaks in the North. Sir George Everest House attracts history lovers, nature lovers, and adventure travelers as this household's old-world charm.

Location - Khanij Nagar

Timing - 10 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee - Free

Famous For - This place is renowned for camping, hiking, and picnics.

10. The Mall Road

The famous Mall Road is located in the heart of Mussoorie. It is at a height of above 2000 meters. The Mall Road is indeed the major attraction in Mussoorie. It stretches from Picture Palace at the east to the Library at the west. This Mall road is a colonial relic with modern shops, video game parlors, and skating rinks available for the kids. SBI building and Cambridge book store are some landmarks on this road.

One can find several local vendors around and also photographers who can click amazing photographs for you. It is indeed a prominent shopping location in Mussoorie. The shopaholics can go for all the items from woolen to wooden pretty handicrafts for house décor. Plan a visit and explore Mall Road as it is one of the happening things to do.

Location - Mussoorie

Timing - 9 am to 9 pm

Entry Fee - Free

Famous For - Souvenir shopping and also for offering astounding views of the Doon Valley.

11. Mussoorie Lake

Make sure to visit the artificial lake located at a distance of 6kms on the Mussoorie-Dehradun highway. Mussoorie Lake is surrounded by natural charm and offers tranquil views of the charming Doon Valley. One can find shops offering refreshments are there to provide refreshments to the visitors.

This lake is indeed one of the places that one cannot miss visiting. Enjoy boating here at this lake. It is regarded as the lake that is visited by numerous visitors. Enjoy a picnic by the lakeside that is the best thing to do with your loved ones. Visit this lake in the monsoon season to have an amazing view of the pristine lake in all its glory.

Location - Near Paragliding point, Jheel, Dhobi Ghat

Timing - 8 am to 7 pm

Entry Fee - INR 15

Famous For - This place is famous for boating. Visit this place and enjoy boating click some pictures of the mesmerizing views and  enjoy a picnic with your loved ones

12. Library Bazar

Just stroll in the Library Bazaar which will take you back to the vintage times. The market oozes with gusto and radiates a colonial feel. Many tiny shops completely fit into the settlement and present a compressed pretty picture of the entire place. Enjoy the delicacies from the umpteen eateries, hotels, and restaurants that one cannot afford to miss.

The market also has a big statue of Mahatma Gandhi in one corner. Library Bazaar is a haven for shopaholics. This market has a wide variety of mementos, trinkets, junk jewelry, precious stones, carved wooden boxes, hand-knitted cardigans, pashmina shawls, brass statues, wall-hangings, Tibetan prayer wheels, and many more items.

Location - The Mall Raod, Mussoorie

Timing - 10 am to 8 pm

Entry Fee - Free

Famous For - Known for its proximity to the prominent and ancient Victorian-style library.

13. Christ Church

On your next visit to Mussoorie do not miss to visit the Christ Church that was constructed in the year 1836. Christ Church is considered to be one of the oldest churches in the Himalayan ranges by the British during the British colonization in India. Christ Church beautifully flaunts the Gothic design and architectural style. The walls and the interior are decorated in such a way that it grabs the attention of the visitors.

The stained glass windows represent the events in the life of Jesus Christ. The high altar in Christ Church presents the suffering of Jesus Christ. An old bible and a musical instrument- William Hill Organ are the two most interesting aspects of the church but the instrument does not work now but brings the old-world appeal. Visit this church at the time of Christmas and experience a different charm altogether.

Location -  1, Camels Back Road, The Mall Road, Mussoorie

Timing - 8 am to 6:30 pm

Entry Fee - No entry fee

Famous For - The Christ church gives a peek into the life of Jesus Christ and the times when the British enslaved India. It is famous for religion, history, and photography.

14. Tibetan Buddhist Temple

Do not miss visiting the beautiful Tibetan Buddhist temple or ShedupChoepelling temple located close to the IAS Academy. This temple is known for its tranquil atmosphere. One can find a large idol of Buddha under the open sky that is truly worth capturing.

The vibrantly colored pillars and murals and prayer wheels adorn the temple structure. This shrine of Buddha is truly a fantastic place to meditate. A large number of tourists visit this temple every day. This temple offers a beautiful sunset view. Enjoy the soothing atmosphere of this temple and seek blessings.

Location - Happy Valley, about 1km from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.

Timing - 7 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee - No entry fee

Famous For - This place is known for its tranquil environs. Make sure to visit this place for a serene atmosphere and seek blessing at the temple.

15. Hathipaon

Hathipaon is one of the popular tourist attractions among travelers. This serene place is located at the Summit of the Hilltop amidst the peaceful and tranquil village- Saskhet. It is a hotspot for several activities organized at camps like- Raincoat Camp and Northern Adventure Camp.

After reaching Hathipaon one can go for treks and for camping trips too. The camping site of Hathipaon is located at a distance of around 6.5 km from the Library Chawk. This destination attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Location - It is located at a distance of around 4kms from the Library Chawk in Mussoorie.

Timing - 24 hours

Entry Fee - free

Famous For - Renowned for its tranquil environment.

16. Lake Mist

On your next trip to Mussoorie do not miss to visit the pristine Lake Mist that is one of the major attractions here. It is a natural lake created by the Kempty River.  Amidst the serene environs, one can enjoy boating. The lake flaunts its beauty on its every turn.  Enjoy the food at the nearby eateries to satisfy your appetite as well as the palette.

One can even stay near the blissful atmosphere of the lake as there are accommodation facilities as well which one can avail of. The emerald waters are covered by green forest terrains from sides that truly make the perfect place to spend some time with loved ones.

Location - Kempty Fall Road, Kempty, Mussoorie Range.

Timing - 10 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee - INR 125

Famous For - This place is known for boating amidst the tranquil surroundings.

17. Snow Adventure Zone

Snow Adventure Zone is an adventure park situated at Buranskhanda on Mussoorie-Dhanaulti road and was established in the year 2003 with the motive to offer thrilling activities to visitors. This place is a haven for adventure lovers.

Visit this park and indulge in several amazing and thrilling activities like- skiing, sky riding, valley crossing, parallel rope, zip line, rock climbing, rappelling, trekking, adventure night camping in Mussoorie Wildlife Sanctuary, Night safari Mussoorie Wildlife Sanctuary, paragliding and many more other activities too.

Location - Snow Adventure Zone is located around 21kms from the Library  Bus stand and around 6kms from Dhanaulti.

Timing - 9:30 AM to 6 PM

Entry Fee - The fees are charged according to the type of activity.

Famous For - This zone is famous for various adventure activities like- Sky Ride, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, paragliding, Monkey Crossing, and many other interesting and thrilling activities.

18. Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the Rajaji National Park and is renowned for its almost-extinct mountain quails, deer, leopards, and red-billed blue magpie. This sanctuary also houses medicinal plants. One can even encounter rare species of birds like White Capped Water Redstart, Red-Billed Blue Magpie, and some other exotic bird species.

This place is truly a paradise for bird watchers. Capture the astonishing views of the surrounding Chaukhamba and Bandarpunch peaks that are worth witnessing. One can even visit the Hathipaon estate and Cloud’s End which are famous tourist spots.

Location - Mussoorie Range

Timing - 7 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee - INR 150 per 3 hours for Indians, and INR 600 for Foreigners

Famous For - This sanctuary is home to exotic species.

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