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Mussoorie – a Must Visit for Nature Lovers

Updated on March 31, 2012

More famous with the name “Queen of Hills,” Mussoorie is a hill station known for the fascinating green hills, wonderful snow ranges and varied flora & fauna. Thanks to the unbelievable views of Shiwalik & Doon Valley that Mussoorie provides, it truly creates a fairyland atmosphere for the tourists.

Places to visit in Mussoorie

Jharipani Fall

The fall is situated on the Mussoorie-Jharipani road and is at a distance of 8.5 Kms from the hill station. Tourists can avail local bus or a private car to reach Jharipani, the fall is around 1.5 Km further from there.

Mussoorie Lake

This is a picnic spot that has recently been developed by the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority. The enchanting view of nearby villages & Doon Valley offered by the river lake, especially during night; is simply unforgettable.

Bhatta Fall

The fall situated near Bhatta village is ideal as a picnic spot. It has several ponds for both water amusements and bathing.

Nahata Estate

A huge property of 300 acres, Nahata Estate provides the tourists with an enchanting view of the snow clad mountain. The entire property is owned by the Harakh Chand Nahata family of Mussoorie and it is also known as Childer's Lodge.

Lake Mist

It’s an amazing place to be when you are in picnic mood. Kempty River flows through it & there are numerous small but wonderful lakes all over the place. It has some of the best Mussoorie Hotels situated beside it and the sights of nature here will just make your day.

Mossy Fall

A fall with deep forest all around it, does it give you a spooky feeling? 7 Kms. Away from Mussoorie, Mossy Fall is definitely a place to be in particularly when you consider yourself to be an adventure lover.

Nag Devta Temple

The temple is situated on Cart Mackenzie Road and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Apart from the picturesque landscape, it offers a fantastic view of both Doon Valley & Mussoorie.

Cloud End

One of the best among the Mussoorie Hotels, the entire premises is surrounded by thick deodar forest. It was built way back in 1838. Historically, it is one of the first 4 buildings of Mussoorie and hence brings an essence of the past with it.

Van Chetna Kendra

This sanctuary was established in the year 1993 & covers a total area of more than 300 hectares. It is famous for many of the almost extinct bird species.

Jwalaji Temple

Also known as Benog Hill, this temple is situated at an altitude of 2240 meters, on top of the Benong Tibba. In local language, Tibba means Hill. The temple contains an old idol of Goddess Durga and ensembles an extraordinary view of Aglar River Valley.

Mussoorie, for its calm, pollution free weather and enigmatic natural beauty is a favorite place to visit for not only Indians but for people all around the world. It soothes one’s mind and the experience of being here once can thoroughly be relished throughout the life.


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