Just 38 km from Dehradun, Mussoorie offers
views of both the Himalayan ranges to the north and the Shivaliks and plains to
the south. This erstwhile aristocratic resort is now a popular hill station and
promises a variety of entertainment throughout the year. Landour retains much of
the old-world charm of the place.
This temple dedicated to Lord
brother of Shri Krishna, offers a commanding view of the Doon Valley and
- Yamuna Bridge
A great attraction for fishing. But you need a
permit for that from District Forest Offices. Total distance is around 30 km.
- Lakha Mandal
Total distance, 80 km, located on the
Camel's Back road
Horse-riding and walking. Sunset view of the
Himalayas. A superb rock formation, with a lifelike resemblance to a sitting
camel, can be seen from this spot.
A powerful telescope is installed here, and the
view of the snow from this spot is exhilarating.
Enjoy a 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. A climb takes about twenty minutes. The Ropeway distance is
400 mtr. The sheer thrill of the ride is memorable.
Gun Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of
the Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri Group
in the bird s-eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon Valley. During
pre-independence days a gun mounted on this top used to be fired heralding
mid-day to enable people to adjust their watches and hence this name.
15 km. from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road
having an altitude of 4500 ft. It has the distinction of being the biggest and
prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high
mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refreshing and enjoyable for
children and adults alike.
The main shopping centers in
the city are Gandhi Chowk, the Mall, Kulri Bazaar and Landour Bazaar.
Walking sticks, hand knitted
cardigans and sweaters along with antique and other memorabilia - are the good
buys. Check out the following.
Natraj : for Woolen items
Benetton : on Mall; for
Cambridge : for books
Nirankari Cottage Industries :
at the library end of the Mall, for carved woolen boxes, brass statues. Tibetan
prayer wheels, Chinese vases, hand carved wooden walking sticks etc.
Check out for an antiques shop
near Trek Himalayan Office for furniture and momentous from old British homes.