Mussoorie with its green hills and varied flora & fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to tourists
The history dates back to 1827 when captain Young, an adventurous military officer, explored the area and laid the foundation of the holiday resort.
Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life. One can watch the splendid view of Doon Valley (Dehradun) in the night.It provides every facility to domestic and foreign tourists.
Enjoy the ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. It can also be negotiated by bridle path which forks-off from Mall Road near Kutchery and takes about twenty minutes. The ropeway is only 400 mtrs. and the sheer thrill of the ride is memorable.
Gun Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namlely Bunerpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri Group etc. and a bird eye view of the Mussoorie town and Doon Valley. During the British Raj a gun mounted here used to fired heralding mid-day.
15 Km. from Mussoorie on the Yamnotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft.. It has the distinction of being the biggest waterfall located in a beautiful valley surrounded by high mountains. A bath at the foot of the fall is refreshing and enjoyable for children and adults.
A picnic spot having beautiful garden and an artificial lake with boating facilities. It has many diffrent swing rides for kids and garden is well maintained with a green house.It is at a distance of 4 Km. by cycle rickshaw, pony or by car and only 2 Kms on foot via Waverly Convent Road.
It Starts from Kulri Bazzar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Bazzar covering a distance of about 3 Kms. The main charm of this road is horse riding and walking. Sunset veiw of Himalayas is superb. Camel's rock with life like resemblance can be seen from the spot near Mussoorie Public School.
6 kms. from the library The Park Estate of Sir George Everest, First Surveyor General of India, who had his office and residence here, is approached by road. The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest is named after him.
Thatyur (34 kms) is a small place. Paying Guest accommodation is available. From Thatyur to Devalsari is 7kms. There is a Forest Rest House at Devalsari, permit can be had from the Divisional Forest Officer, Mussoorie. From Devalsarito Nagtibba is 14kms. There is no accommodation except Gujjar huts which may not be available all the time. Therefore one has to carry tents. Magtibba offers a panoramic view of Himalayan peaks. One can return via Panthwari-nainbagh (18 kms) and Kempty fall covering a total distance of 62 kms.
About 15 kms. from Mussoorie, it is an ideal spot for trekking via Park Toll-Clouds End, Dudhli. Situated on the extreame western region of Mussoorie town Bhadraj offers a commanding view of the Doon Valley, Chakrata ranges and the Jaunsar Bawar area Garhwal Himalayas. Bhadraj temple is dedicated to Lord Bhadra, Brother of Lord Krishna, is situated on the top of the hill. An annual fair is organised in the 3rd week of August (Shravan Sankranti) every year.
On this trek which is about 26 kms. one comes across some breath taking views of the Himalayan peaks and the valley.
One can drive upto Suwakholi 11 kms. from Mussoorie and from there one can trek down to Sahastradhara and take a bus for Dehradun.
Experience the thrill of white water rafting in Yamuna near Mussoorie.
Himalayan Adventure Institute near Kempty Fall