Monday, August 22, 2016
The land of Bond, Ruskin Bond, Mussoorie is a famous hill station situated 34 km from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It is a picturesque town with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, lush green landscapes, cool mist and gentle breeze.
Easily accessible by air and road, you can take a flight to Delhi or Dehradun from your city and then drive to Mussoorie. It takes approximately 7 hours to reach the hill station from Delhi, and only 1 ½ hours from Dehradun.
While it is one of the favourite weekend getaway destinations, we suggest you plan a week-long stay.
Book a modern hillside view room with Fortune Hotels in Mussoorie and discover the hidden gems of this gorgeous hill station.
Happy Valley : An absolute delight for nature lovers, Happy Valley is known for its gardens, estates, temples and incredible views. The valley houses the Tibetan Buddhist Temple that guarantees a quiet and peaceful time amidst nature. The relaxing Buddhist chants emitting from the temple will enthrall you. Happy Valley is also home to several lip-smacking Tibetan restaurants where you can enjoy a sumptuous meal.
Municipal Garden : It is one of the best places to visit when travelling with children. The Municipal Garden offers plenty of options to keep kids entertained and engaged, like the wax museum, boating area for fun boat rides, swings and other rides. Just 5 kms from the Mall Road, the beautiful and well-maintained garden has a wide range of plants, trees and flowers on display.
George Everest’s : House With pleasant weather throughout the year, George Everest’s House is an offbeat, less crowded tourist spot in Mussoorie. It was the house of the Surveyor General of India back in the 1830s. Get your cameras out and capture the panoramic views of the Himalayas, the Doon Valley and the Aglar River valley with your lenses.
Jwala Devi Temple : A respite from congested and commercialized places, this quaint little Goddess Durga temple is perched on top of Binog Hill with a great view. A serene 4.5 km trail through the forest; head out on an adventurous trek around sunrise or sunset with your friends and family.
Jharipani Falls : Away from the hustle and bustle of the town is Jharipani Falls. Nearly 7 km from Mussoorie, it’s a lovely picnic spot surrounded by lush greenery, thick forest trees, wild flowers and a view of the Shivalik range.
Mussoorie Adventure Park : For an exciting adventure holiday, head towards Mussoorie Adventure Park, located 18 km from the hill station, on Dhanaulti Road. Choose from Sky Ride, Valley Crossing, Tree Top Adventures, Zip Swing, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Paragliding, and Night Safari and Camping to get an adrenaline rush.
Mussoorie Heritage Centre : A gold mine for art lovers, Mussoorie Heritage Centre is a wonderful place to learn about Mussoorie’s history, rich cultural heritage and regal influence. Go through the writings, pictures, artefacts, walks and exhibitions to understand what makes this place so great.
Nag Devta Temple : This is an ancient temple located approximately 6 km from Mussoorie, on Cart Mackenzie Road. A clean temple with positive vibrations, visit Nag Devta Temple for an unadulterated, divine and calm experience.
Lakemist Resort : With gushing streams, spectacular views and proximity to nature, add Lakemist Resort to your travel itinerary. A much loved picnic spot among locals; visit with your family and friends to spend some quiet quality time away from the crowd.
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve : Situated on the Mussoorie-Dhanolti road, Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve is one of the few remaining flora and fauna rich forests near the hill station. The place offers expert guided walks to hiking enthusiasts, birdwatchers, photographers, wildlife enthusiasts, solitude seekers, artists, and botanists.