Mussoorie"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Kempty Falls - The falls is one of the largest among five down rushing falls, which flows down through various rocks and finally enters into the plains. While going 12 km downhill and after crossing the Aglar River, tourists can also reach the Yamuna River. Further, the site is also popular for swimming and fishing activities. John Mekinan, in 1835, had developed this place as a tourist destination due to its panoramic surroundings and views. The name of the place is derived from Camp-tea, the place where Britishers organised tea parties during their ruling period.Kempty Falls, situated at an altitude of 4,500 ft, is one of the popular tourist places of Mussoorie. It is a beautiful waterfall, which falls from a height of about 40 ft from a mountain. This fall is located on way between Dehradun-Mussoorie path.

     

    The Mall - The prime attractions of the area include 1980s style video game parlours, the Methodist Church and skating rinks. Tibetans can also be seen in the market place, who sells woollens, fabric wall hangings, imported goods, Tibetan metal ware and a collection of wooden items. Apart from this, walking sticks, bowls, trays, cane baskets and jewellery are the other prominent articles available at the Mall. The Mall is one of the prominent shopping locations situated at the centre of the destination. Dotted with benches and lampposts lined up at the sides of roads, the Mall offers architectural styles of colonial period.

     

    Gun Hill - Gun Hill can be easily reached by taking a ropeway ride, which is operated frequently for transfer of passengers. In addition to this, tourists can also cover a path from The Mall to reach the location by foot.Gun Hill is one of the popular tourist attractions of Mussoorie, possessing historical significance dating back to pre-independence. It is believed that a canon was fired from the place at a fixed time on every afternoon. This firing at the hill provided an idea of time to the local residents of the destination and they adjusted their watches accordingly.

     

    Lal Tibba - In 1967, a Japanese telescope was placed at the tower on a cliff by municipality to offer beautiful views of adjoining places to the travellers. Tourists can have beautiful views of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Banderpunch and other Himalyan ranges from this telescope. The hill houses a camp of The Indian Military services and Broadcasting stations or towers of All India Radio and Doordarshan. The beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from this vantage point can also be seen by travellers visiting Lal Tibba.Lal Tibba, the highest point in Mussoorie is situated in Landour area, which is the oldest populated place in the destination. The site was also referred to as a Depot Hill, due to the presence of depot in the region.

     

    Municipal Garden - The garden houses a large variety of flora and birds, making it popular among nature lovers. Housing 800 different species of flowers, the garden has a nursery, which offers a wide range of saplings for sale. Municipal Garden, also known as Company Bagh, is situated in the Happy Valley area of this beautiful town. Often known as Botanical Gardens, the park is maintained by the Garden Welfare Association of the destination. The garden is located at around 3 km from the Library point and in close vicinity of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administration Academy. Tourists can visit this garden by hiring rickshaws, cycles, pony and cars. Apart from this, the place can also be reached by Waverly Convent School road on foot.

     

    Library Bazaar - Offering beautiful views of the entire destination, the Gandhi Chowk is famous for housing a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the corner of the bazaar. Dotted with numerous shops and stalls, the bazaar is arranged in a small circular path. Library Bazaar, also known as Gandhi Chowk, is located in close vicinity of old library, which exhibits history and heritage. The name of the bazaar is derived from the Victorian-style Library, which was constructed in mid-19th century. One of the prominent attractions of the place is the Band Stand, where tourists can enjoy song of the historic colonial days.

     

    Cloud's End - The path to reach this place is covered by thick and dense forests. Further, a 2 km path from this place takes tourists to the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary. Tourists can witness variety of species of flora and fauna, while following the path to reach the attraction. Cloud’s End is situated at a distance of around 6 km from the west of the Library.  The name of the site is derived from its location, lying on one of the ends of Mussoorie. Tourists visiting this place can witness beautiful views and pleasant atmosphere.

     

    Camel's Back Road - Offering a beautiful view of sunset, sunrise and snow capped mountains, the road is ideally used by locals for carrying out morning and evening walks. Surrounded by Rocky Mountains and lush green surroundings, the road is known for its natural beauty.Camel's Back Road is a stretch of 3 km long natural display of rocks. The name of this road is derived from its rocks placement and its shape like camel’s hump. Serving as a connecting link between two prominent locations of the destination, the road begins from Library point and leads towards Kulri Bazaar. Apart from this, tourists can also have a glimpse of this road from the Mussoorie Public School.

     

    Landour Bazaar - The popular Woodstock School is one of the famous landmarks of the bazaar. Dotted with deodar and pine groves roads, Char Dukan is a famous cluster of shops, located in the area. These small shops on the side of the roads sell tea and light snacks to the visitors.Landour Bazaar is one of the famous shopping locations in the destination, which is situated on the steep slope few kilometres up the hill from the Mall. The bazaar is known for its handwritten signs, which are nailed on the trees. The market offers a vast collection of ceramic crockery, woollens and antiques. Apart from this, the place has many beautiful cottages, which represent the original British architecture to the visitors. St. Paul’s Church, Cemetery of soldiers and Landour Language School are the other prime locations situated in the bazaar.

     

    Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple - The name of this temple is derived from the word Tapak, which means to drip. It is believed that the water drips naturally on the Shivalinga enshrined in the cave from the ceiling and hence, the temple was named as Tapkeshwar temple. Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is located at a distance of around 40 km from the city centre. Situated at the outskirts of the city, the popular cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated on the banks of a seasonal river. The temple is thronged by number of devotees during the festival of Shivaratri, so as to participate in the holy marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. 

     

    Happy Valley - The place is also famous for its gardens, estates and temples. Apart from this, tourists can also take walk to the Kala School from Happy Valley, which leads to Hathipaon Park Estate.Happy Valley is famous for housing IAS Academy, Tibetan temples and the Municipal Garden. The area of the valley lies on the western side of Library Point and leads to the Cloud’s End, a place where geographical borders of Mussoorie end.

     

    Indian Military Academy - The academy houses a Museum, Shooting Demonstration Room, War Memorial and 18 Holes FRIMS Golf Course. For establishing this academy, the government acquired the former Railway College of Dehradun. The academy was popularly known as Chetwode Building and was named after Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode. He was the Commander-in-Chief of India at the time of inception, who inaugurated this academy. For establishing this academy, the government acquired the former Railway College of Dehradun. The academy was popularly known as Chetwode Building and was named after Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode. He was the Commander-in-Chief of India at the time of inception, who inaugurated this academy.

     

    Sister Baazar - Sisters Bazaar is a market place dotted with pine, oak and deodar trees. The bazaar is named after the nuns, who served as nurses in the British dormitory housed in this area. The area is a residential colony with many old cottages and a few shops spread across.

     

    Christ Church - Possessing Gothic design and architectural styles, the stained glass windows in the Church represent the events in the life of Jesus Christ. Apart from this, the high altar in the Church presents the sufferings of Jesus Christ. The walls and interiors of the church are beautifully decorated to grab attention of visitors. The ancient William Hill organ present in the church is about hundred years old. Christ Church was constructed in 1836 and is believed to be the oldest existing church in the Himalayan ranges. It is also believed that the church was built by the British community, who once resided in the destination.

     

    Jharipani Falls - Apart from this, tourists can also witness step farming fields and Doon Valley, which are situated on the other sides of the falls. Tourists can easily reach the falls by hiring buses and auto-rickshaws that arrive at Jharipani villages. From there, tourists can visit the falls by trekking down for around 1.5 km on foot. Jharipani Falls is situated near the village of Jharipani, which is at a distance of around 7 km from the destination. The place is in close vicinity of famous boarding schools namely, Oak Grove, St George’s and Wynberg Allen.

     

    Tibetan School and Homes - The place offers an insight into the struggle of Tibetan people and displays their rich culture. The site provides an insight of the life and culture of these refugee children. The foundation premises also houses prayer wheels, idols of Buddha and meditation halls as these are an integral part of Tibetan culture. The architectural style of the homes is adorned with beautiful carvings on the walls, ceilings and panels. Tibetan School and Homes was established by Dalai Lama for providing shelter to hundreds of Tibetan refugee children. Located in close vicinity of Tibetan Buddhist Temple, this foundation was established for imparting education to the children.

     

    Hathipoan and Park Estate - Tourists can also purchase souvenirs from the local markets of the Hathipaon. Rented taxis are available to reach Hathipaon, beyond which vehicles are not allowed.   Hathipaon and the Park Estate is a beautiful place for picnic and trekking activities.  Park Estate is a former office and house of Sir George Everest, the first Surveyor General of India. The name of the highest peak in India, Mount Everest, was named after him. The fireplaces and the wooden beams are the prime attractions of the colonial bungalow and the observatory.

     

    Shedup Choepelling temple - It is believed that Dalai Lama took refuge in Mussoorie after fleeing from Tibet. Since then, this land was granted to him as Dharamshala by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Housing many Tibetan literature and books, the temple is beautifully adorned by clay lamps in the lamp house and the prayer flags.Shedup Choepelling Temple, also known as Tibetan Buddhist Temple, is one of the famous Tibetan temples located in the destination. Situated on the Happy Valley Road, close to the IAS Academy, the temple is surrounded by snow capped mountains.

     

    Nag Devta temple - Devotees throng the destination in huge numbers to witness the rituals, performed on a huge scale in the temple. One can also witness beautiful views of Doon valley and Mussoorie town.Nag Devta Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to God of snakes, is situated on the Cart Mackenzie Road. Located 6 km from the city centre, the temple is frequently visited by devotees as well as tourists. Every year, the temple is decorated beautifully on the occasion of Nag Panchmi. 

     

    Tapovan - Possessing a rich historical and religious significance, the place is popular for being the site where Guru Dronacharya underwent penance. Guru Dronacharya is a saint mentioned in epic the Mahabharata, who had his ashram located in close vicinity of Tapovan. Presently, the sacred place is a home for various sadhus and sages, who believe that penance is the only way to connect our souls with God.Tapovan is a beautiful place located on the banks of holy river Ganges. Bounded by lush green forests and chanting of Vedas all around, the place is popular for numerous rituals and other religious ceremonies.

     

    Benog Wildlife Sanctuary - The flora of the forest mainly comprises fir and pine trees, which was once a home of the Himalayan quail, an extinct bird, last sighted in 1876. In addition to this, the area is rich in medicinal plants. Both herbivores and carnivores species are found in abundance including Himalayan goat, panther and Himalayan bear. Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is located in a pine-clad slope and is surrounded by snow capped peaks of the Himalayan ranges. Being a natural habitat of extinct species of mountain quails and red-billed blue magpie, the sanctuary serves as a home to many endangered and rare species of avifauna. Apart from fauna, herds of deer and leopards are also spotted in their natural habitat.

     

    Jwala Devi Temple - The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and has a stone idol in the inner sanctum. Besides devotees, the shrine also attracts nature lovers for its beautiful surroundings and pleasant atmosphere. Tourists can have a glimpse of Shivalik range on one side and the lush green Yamuna Valley on the other.Jwala Devi Temple is situated on the top of the Benog Hills, which is located at an altitude of more than 2,100 m. Dotted with thick forests of pine and deodar, the path to the temple begins from Cloud’s End.

     

    Tiger View Jungle Camp - Tiger View Jungle Camp is an ideal location for nature and adventure lovers. Located in the remote areas of Goolar Khalla village, the place offers opportunity to tourists to spot endangered species of tigers in their natural habitat. The forest development authorities of the region offer jungle safaris and facility for camping within the forest premises to spot various animals.

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  • Hotels of Mussoorie

    Vishnu Palace Hotel, Mussoorie

    Gandhi Chowk, Mussoorie

    The Vishnu Palace hotel is Situated just 100 meters from the Library Bus Stand, 57 km from Jolly Grant Airport, 32 km from Dehradun railway station. Vishnu Palace is close to places like Jama Masjid (Approx. 0.5 km) an

    2,850.00 Avg/night

    Emerald Heights Hotel, Mussoorie

    The Mall Road, Cames Back Road, Beside Mussorie Public School

    Emerald Heights Hotel is located opposite Picture Palace on Mall Road, 55 km from Jolly Grant Airport , 30 km from Dehradun railway station. It is in close proximity to tourist places like Christ Church (Approx. 2 km) a

    6,170.00 Avg/night

    Tulip Inn Green Castle, Mussoorie

    The Mall Road, Mussoorie

    Tulip Inn Green Castle is located on the Mall Road of Mussoorie. It is perfectly situated between the worlds of business and leisure. Green Castle hotel is located steps from the vibrant Gun Hill.Tulip Inn Green Castle i

    4,748.00 Avg/night

    Nand Residency Hotel, Mussoorie

    The Mall,Kulri, Mussoorie Dehra Dun

    Nand Residency is located just 60 meters off the mall, 56 km from Jolly Grant Airport, 31 km from Dehradun railway station. Union Church (Approx. 1 km) and Bhatta Fall (Approx. 8 km) lie close to the hotel. Guests can al

    3,420.00 Avg/night

    Jaypee Residency Manor Mussoorie, Mussoorie

    Barlowganj, Mussoorie

    Jaypee Residency Manor is located at Barlowganj, 65 km from Jolly Grant airport. It is about 3.5 kilometers from the Library and Picture Palace. Gun Hill, Childrens Lodge, Kempty Fall and Camels Back Road are some of th

    8,330.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Sunny Cot, Mussoorie

    The Mall Kulry, Mussoorie

    Hotel Sunny Cot offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is created f

    1,375.00 Avg/night

    Tulip Inn Green N Breeze, Mussoorie

    Barlowganj Mussoorie Dehradun Dist.

    Tulip Inn Green N Breeze is Located away from the mall, 54 km from Jolly Grant Airport, 29 km from Dehradun railway station. This hotel is close to many tourist spots. Nearby places to visit include Jama Masjid (Approx.

    3,509.00 Avg/night

    BrentWood Hotel, Mussoorie

    Picture Palace,The Mall, Mussoorie

    Brentwood is located in Kulri, Picture Palace and walking distance from Mall Road towards the Picture Palace. It is approximately 35 kilometres from the Dehradun Railway station, and 45 kilometers from the Dehradun Airpo

    4,999.00 Avg/night

    Mussoorie Pine Hill A Sterling Holidays Resort, Mussoorie

    Circular Road Radha Bhawan Estate Mussoorie

    The Mussoorie Pine Hill A Sterling Holidays Resort is located at 3 km from Library Bus Stand on the spring road and famous Mall Road is at 4 min driving distance from the hotel. Nearest railway station is at 35 kms in

    3,599.00 Avg/night

    Avalon Holiday Resort, Mussoorie

    Gunhill

    Avalon Holiday Resort offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cre

    4,799.00 Avg/night

    The Amber Vermout Estate, Mussoorie

    Hathi Paon Road, Near Company Bagh

    The Amber Vermout Estate is situated near Company Bagh, Hathi Paon Road, 59 km from Jolly Grant Airport, 34 km from Dehradun railway station. This hotel is closer to places like Company Bagh (Approx. 0.5 km) and Tibetan

    5,500.00 Avg/night

    Club Mahindra Hilltop Resort, Mussoorie

    Rock Cliff Estate, Gun Hill, The Mall Road, MUSSOORI

    Club Mahindra Hilltop Resort in Mussoorie, is a gateway in the hills at an altitude of 7000 Feets, affords a view of the Himalayan range on one side and the Doon Valley on the other. Club Mahindra Resort in Mussoorie is

    5,620.00 Avg/night

    Hill Queen Hotel, Mussoorie

    Opp. Rope Ways, The Mall Road, Mussoorie

    Hill Queen is just off the Mall road, 57 km from Jolly Grant Airport, 32 km from Dehradun railway station.Company bagh (Approx. 3 km) and Bhatta Fall (Approx. 8 km) are places guests can visit during their stay at the h

    3,078.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Library Presidency, Mussoorie

    Kempty Stand, Library, Mussoorie

    Library Presidency is conveniently located near the Library bus stand, Mussoorie. Famous Mall Road is at 2 min walking from the hotel. Nearest railway station is at 32 kms in Dehradun and the Jolly Grant Airport is at

    3,150.00 Avg/night

    Padmini Nivas Hotel, Mussoorie

    Near Library, The Mall Road, Mussoorie

    Padmini Niwas Hotel is located few minutes away from the Mall, 56 km from Jolly Grant Airport, 31 km from Dehradun railway station. Christ Church (Approx. 1 km) and Bhatta Fall (Approx. 7 km). Mussoorie Lake and Nag Dev

    3,131.00 Avg/night

    Fortune Resort Grace, Mussoorie

    Library Bazaar, Gandhi Chowk, Mussoorie

    Fortune Resort Grace is located at the tail end of the Mall Road, 57 km from Jolly Grant Airport, 32 km from Dehradun railway station. Jama Masjid (Approx. 0.5 km) and Christ Church (Approx. 0.5 km) lie close to the hote

    8,329.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Devlok, Mussoorie

    Charleville Road, Near Gandhi Chowk

    Hotel Devlok offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is created from

    1,596.00 Avg/night

    WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace, Mussoorie

    Opp. Padmini Nivas, The Mall Road

    WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace is situated 51 km from Jolly Grant Airport, 26 km from Dehradun railway station. Bhatta Fall (Approx. 7 km) and St. Peters Church (Approx. 8 km). Other places guests can pay a visit to are

    6,400.00 Avg/night

    Mall Palace Hotel, Mussoorie

    The Mall, Opposite Rope Way

    Mall Palace is situated at The Mall, opposite Ropeway, 61 km from Jolly Grant Airport, 31 km from Dehradun Railway Station. Christ Church (Approx. 1 km) and Radha-Krishna Temple (Approx. 3 km) are the nearby significant

    2,304.00 Avg/night

    Country Inn Mussoorie, Mussoorie

    Kincrieg, Barlowganj Nalapani House Hayacoolie Estate

    Country Inn Mussoorie is few kilometres from Dehradun Mall, 54 km from Jolly Grant Airport, 29 km from Dehradun railway station. Nearby places that can be visited include St. Emilans Church (Approx. 3 km) and Radhe Krish

    2,831.00 Avg/night

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    Kempty Falls - The falls is one of the largest among five down rushing falls, which flows down through various rocks and finally enters into the plains. While going 12 km downhill and after crossing the Aglar River, tourists can also reach the Yamuna River. Further, the site is also popular for swimming and fishing activities. John Mekinan, in 1835, had developed this place as a tourist destination due to its panoramic surroundings and views. The name of the place is derived from Camp-tea, the place where Britishers organised tea parties during their ruling period.Kempty Falls, situated at an altitude of 4,500 ft, is one of the popular tourist places of Mussoorie. It is a beautiful waterfall, which falls from a height of about 40 ft from a mountain. This fall is located on way between Dehradun-Mussoorie path.

     

    The Mall - The prime attractions of the area include 1980s style video game parlours, the Methodist Church and skating rinks. Tibetans can also be seen in the market place, who sells woollens, fabric wall hangings, imported goods, Tibetan metal ware and a collection of wooden items. Apart from this, walking sticks, bowls, trays, cane baskets and jewellery are the other prominent articles available at the Mall. The Mall is one of the prominent shopping locations situated at the centre of the destination. Dotted with benches and lampposts lined up at the sides of roads, the Mall offers architectural styles of colonial period.

     

    Gun Hill - Gun Hill can be easily reached by taking a ropeway ride, which is operated frequently for transfer of passengers. In addition to this, tourists can also cover a path from The Mall to reach the location by foot.Gun Hill is one of the popular tourist attractions of Mussoorie, possessing historical significance dating back to pre-independence. It is believed that a canon was fired from the place at a fixed time on every afternoon. This firing at the hill provided an idea of time to the local residents of the destination and they adjusted their watches accordingly.

     

    Lal Tibba - In 1967, a Japanese telescope was placed at the tower on a cliff by municipality to offer beautiful views of adjoining places to the travellers. Tourists can have beautiful views of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Banderpunch and other Himalyan ranges from this telescope. The hill houses a camp of The Indian Military services and Broadcasting stations or towers of All India Radio and Doordarshan. The beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from this vantage point can also be seen by travellers visiting Lal Tibba.Lal Tibba, the highest point in Mussoorie is situated in Landour area, which is the oldest populated place in the destination. The site was also referred to as a Depot Hill, due to the presence of depot in the region.

     

    Municipal Garden - The garden houses a large variety of flora and birds, making it popular among nature lovers. Housing 800 different species of flowers, the garden has a nursery, which offers a wide range of saplings for sale. Municipal Garden, also known as Company Bagh, is situated in the Happy Valley area of this beautiful town. Often known as Botanical Gardens, the park is maintained by the Garden Welfare Association of the destination. The garden is located at around 3 km from the Library point and in close vicinity of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administration Academy. Tourists can visit this garden by hiring rickshaws, cycles, pony and cars. Apart from this, the place can also be reached by Waverly Convent School road on foot.

     

    Library Bazaar - Offering beautiful views of the entire destination, the Gandhi Chowk is famous for housing a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the corner of the bazaar. Dotted with numerous shops and stalls, the bazaar is arranged in a small circular path. Library Bazaar, also known as Gandhi Chowk, is located in close vicinity of old library, which exhibits history and heritage. The name of the bazaar is derived from the Victorian-style Library, which was constructed in mid-19th century. One of the prominent attractions of the place is the Band Stand, where tourists can enjoy song of the historic colonial days.

     

    Cloud's End - The path to reach this place is covered by thick and dense forests. Further, a 2 km path from this place takes tourists to the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary. Tourists can witness variety of species of flora and fauna, while following the path to reach the attraction. Cloud’s End is situated at a distance of around 6 km from the west of the Library.  The name of the site is derived from its location, lying on one of the ends of Mussoorie. Tourists visiting this place can witness beautiful views and pleasant atmosphere.

     

    Camel's Back Road - Offering a beautiful view of sunset, sunrise and snow capped mountains, the road is ideally used by locals for carrying out morning and evening walks. Surrounded by Rocky Mountains and lush green surroundings, the road is known for its natural beauty.Camel's Back Road is a stretch of 3 km long natural display of rocks. The name of this road is derived from its rocks placement and its shape like camel’s hump. Serving as a connecting link between two prominent locations of the destination, the road begins from Library point and leads towards Kulri Bazaar. Apart from this, tourists can also have a glimpse of this road from the Mussoorie Public School.

     

    Landour Bazaar - The popular Woodstock School is one of the famous landmarks of the bazaar. Dotted with deodar and pine groves roads, Char Dukan is a famous cluster of shops, located in the area. These small shops on the side of the roads sell tea and light snacks to the visitors.Landour Bazaar is one of the famous shopping locations in the destination, which is situated on the steep slope few kilometres up the hill from the Mall. The bazaar is known for its handwritten signs, which are nailed on the trees. The market offers a vast collection of ceramic crockery, woollens and antiques. Apart from this, the place has many beautiful cottages, which represent the original British architecture to the visitors. St. Paul’s Church, Cemetery of soldiers and Landour Language School are the other prime locations situated in the bazaar.

     

    Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple - The name of this temple is derived from the word Tapak, which means to drip. It is believed that the water drips naturally on the Shivalinga enshrined in the cave from the ceiling and hence, the temple was named as Tapkeshwar temple. Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is located at a distance of around 40 km from the city centre. Situated at the outskirts of the city, the popular cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated on the banks of a seasonal river. The temple is thronged by number of devotees during the festival of Shivaratri, so as to participate in the holy marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. 

     

    Happy Valley - The place is also famous for its gardens, estates and temples. Apart from this, tourists can also take walk to the Kala School from Happy Valley, which leads to Hathipaon Park Estate.Happy Valley is famous for housing IAS Academy, Tibetan temples and the Municipal Garden. The area of the valley lies on the western side of Library Point and leads to the Cloud’s End, a place where geographical borders of Mussoorie end.

     

    Indian Military Academy - The academy houses a Museum, Shooting Demonstration Room, War Memorial and 18 Holes FRIMS Golf Course. For establishing this academy, the government acquired the former Railway College of Dehradun. The academy was popularly known as Chetwode Building and was named after Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode. He was the Commander-in-Chief of India at the time of inception, who inaugurated this academy. For establishing this academy, the government acquired the former Railway College of Dehradun. The academy was popularly known as Chetwode Building and was named after Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode. He was the Commander-in-Chief of India at the time of inception, who inaugurated this academy.

     

    Sister Baazar - Sisters Bazaar is a market place dotted with pine, oak and deodar trees. The bazaar is named after the nuns, who served as nurses in the British dormitory housed in this area. The area is a residential colony with many old cottages and a few shops spread across.

     

    Christ Church - Possessing Gothic design and architectural styles, the stained glass windows in the Church represent the events in the life of Jesus Christ. Apart from this, the high altar in the Church presents the sufferings of Jesus Christ. The walls and interiors of the church are beautifully decorated to grab attention of visitors. The ancient William Hill organ present in the church is about hundred years old. Christ Church was constructed in 1836 and is believed to be the oldest existing church in the Himalayan ranges. It is also believed that the church was built by the British community, who once resided in the destination.

     

    Jharipani Falls - Apart from this, tourists can also witness step farming fields and Doon Valley, which are situated on the other sides of the falls. Tourists can easily reach the falls by hiring buses and auto-rickshaws that arrive at Jharipani villages. From there, tourists can visit the falls by trekking down for around 1.5 km on foot. Jharipani Falls is situated near the village of Jharipani, which is at a distance of around 7 km from the destination. The place is in close vicinity of famous boarding schools namely, Oak Grove, St George’s and Wynberg Allen.

     

    Tibetan School and Homes - The place offers an insight into the struggle of Tibetan people and displays their rich culture. The site provides an insight of the life and culture of these refugee children. The foundation premises also houses prayer wheels, idols of Buddha and meditation halls as these are an integral part of Tibetan culture. The architectural style of the homes is adorned with beautiful carvings on the walls, ceilings and panels. Tibetan School and Homes was established by Dalai Lama for providing shelter to hundreds of Tibetan refugee children. Located in close vicinity of Tibetan Buddhist Temple, this foundation was established for imparting education to the children.

     

    Hathipoan and Park Estate - Tourists can also purchase souvenirs from the local markets of the Hathipaon. Rented taxis are available to reach Hathipaon, beyond which vehicles are not allowed.   Hathipaon and the Park Estate is a beautiful place for picnic and trekking activities.  Park Estate is a former office and house of Sir George Everest, the first Surveyor General of India. The name of the highest peak in India, Mount Everest, was named after him. The fireplaces and the wooden beams are the prime attractions of the colonial bungalow and the observatory.

     

    Shedup Choepelling temple - It is believed that Dalai Lama took refuge in Mussoorie after fleeing from Tibet. Since then, this land was granted to him as Dharamshala by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Housing many Tibetan literature and books, the temple is beautifully adorned by clay lamps in the lamp house and the prayer flags.Shedup Choepelling Temple, also known as Tibetan Buddhist Temple, is one of the famous Tibetan temples located in the destination. Situated on the Happy Valley Road, close to the IAS Academy, the temple is surrounded by snow capped mountains.

     

    Nag Devta temple - Devotees throng the destination in huge numbers to witness the rituals, performed on a huge scale in the temple. One can also witness beautiful views of Doon valley and Mussoorie town.Nag Devta Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to God of snakes, is situated on the Cart Mackenzie Road. Located 6 km from the city centre, the temple is frequently visited by devotees as well as tourists. Every year, the temple is decorated beautifully on the occasion of Nag Panchmi. 

     

    Tapovan - Possessing a rich historical and religious significance, the place is popular for being the site where Guru Dronacharya underwent penance. Guru Dronacharya is a saint mentioned in epic the Mahabharata, who had his ashram located in close vicinity of Tapovan. Presently, the sacred place is a home for various sadhus and sages, who believe that penance is the only way to connect our souls with God.Tapovan is a beautiful place located on the banks of holy river Ganges. Bounded by lush green forests and chanting of Vedas all around, the place is popular for numerous rituals and other religious ceremonies.

     

    Benog Wildlife Sanctuary - The flora of the forest mainly comprises fir and pine trees, which was once a home of the Himalayan quail, an extinct bird, last sighted in 1876. In addition to this, the area is rich in medicinal plants. Both herbivores and carnivores species are found in abundance including Himalayan goat, panther and Himalayan bear. Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is located in a pine-clad slope and is surrounded by snow capped peaks of the Himalayan ranges. Being a natural habitat of extinct species of mountain quails and red-billed blue magpie, the sanctuary serves as a home to many endangered and rare species of avifauna. Apart from fauna, herds of deer and leopards are also spotted in their natural habitat.

     

    Jwala Devi Temple - The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and has a stone idol in the inner sanctum. Besides devotees, the shrine also attracts nature lovers for its beautiful surroundings and pleasant atmosphere. Tourists can have a glimpse of Shivalik range on one side and the lush green Yamuna Valley on the other.Jwala Devi Temple is situated on the top of the Benog Hills, which is located at an altitude of more than 2,100 m. Dotted with thick forests of pine and deodar, the path to the temple begins from Cloud’s End.

     

    Tiger View Jungle Camp - Tiger View Jungle Camp is an ideal location for nature and adventure lovers. Located in the remote areas of Goolar Khalla village, the place offers opportunity to tourists to spot endangered species of tigers in their natural habitat. The forest development authorities of the region offer jungle safaris and facility for camping within the forest premises to spot various animals.

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