Mussoorie or the Queen of Hills is a perfect summer gateway to bit the scoring hit of the plains. This tranquil hill destination is a perfect destination for holiday in Uttarakhand.
Mussoorie - "The Queen of Hills" is a perfect for lovey-dovey honeymooners, an exuberant trekker or fun trip with friends and family. This paradise holyday destination is located on the Garhwal Hills and is tucked 34 km from Dehradun. The place seems like a unique montage of antique, spirituality and different range of adventure sports. The whole valley is situated is situated on a perfect scenic background and refreshing surrounding area. There are many memorable and scenic holiday spot. Let us see some of the important place of interest of this dream destination.
Depot Hill or Lal Tibba
Lal Tibba the highest summit of Mussoorie, gives you a perfect and panoramic view of the whole valley. This panoramic hill is located in Landour. Landour is said to be the oldest inhabited area. On a clear day one can have a full view of the valley and its surroundings area and snow capped Indian Himalayan peaks like Badrinath and Kedarnath as well, you will fell the magical effect of the surroundings.
Gun Hill the second highest point of this great summer destination is tucked at an altitude of 2122 m. It is said that during British rule cannon was fired exactly at mid-day to state the time. And hence it got the name as 'Gun Hill'. From here one can majestic views of the countryside and beauty of the Himalayan Ranges. You reach out here from ropeway which is 400 m. Your 400 m ropeway starts from Mall Road. Another alternative way to reach out is by walking and enjoying the beauty of the nature on your way to the Hill.
The famous waterfall of Mussoorie is situated 15 kms from the main town. It was famous tea parties spot among British rulers. The majestic sparkling water falls from a height of 4,500 ft and making the whole destination a divine look and fell. One can visit this fall from March to July. After July visitors are not allowed to visit here.
This newly man made artificial lake is located on Dehradun - Mussoorie Road, tucked 6 kms from the main town. This famous picnic spot was made by city board and the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority. The lake is set on the majestic and beautiful background of Indian Himalayas and at the same time enjoys boating. One can also view Doon Valley from here.
Van Chetna Kendra
The most popular picnic spot is roofed with a blanket of thick undulating pine trees and varicolored shrubs. This famous picnic spot is located 3 km from the main town, on the Tehri Road (by-pass). You can easily reach here either on foot or by your vehicle. During your visit you can also view Ghurar, Kankar and Himalayan Peacock.
Jwalaji temple the most famous and most devoted temple among the local people is located 9 km from the main town. The temple is dedicated to Goddess 'Durga', and is tucked at an elevation of 2100m in Benog Hill. The temple is bounded by huge forest on all directions. From here you can view the majestic view of the mighty Himalayan snow-covered, Doon Valley and the Yamuna valley.
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