Settled meekly on a horse-shoe shaped ridge, Mussoorie, the “Queen of Hill Stations” is undoubtedly one of the most-preferred hill stations of India. Discovered by pooped Britishers, the exquisite hill station is famous for its picturesque splendor and presents a fairyland atmosphere to its lovers. The breathtaking hill resort is situated at an elevation of 2000 meters in the state of Uttaranchal.
Mussorie is similar to an image right out of your dreams! A heaven spread over an immense carpet of velvety greenery paired with an affluent assortment of flora and fauna, heart-stirring pictures of snow-topped mountains and a town buzzing with activity marks an ideal destination for refreshing trip. The valleys embellished with colorful blooms, the gushing streams, and the resplendent sunrays playing puckishly with snowcapped peaks are a visual treat to sore eyes.
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
Amidst the pulchritude of nature and the pine-clad mount slopes enveloped by the mighty peaks of the Himalayas, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, located amid deep jungles, is no less than like a boon for adventurous souls. Here, you get the golden chance to experience some chills and thrills by enjoying a daylong trek. Red-billed blue magpie and almost-extinct mountain quails are some of the rare species of fauna that you can see here.
The gushing falls with the shimmering white water going deeply to the bottom and cheerfully splattering on the rock creates a picture that can leave you enthralled! Kempty Falls is one of the most crowded and renowned tourist places in Mussorie. It will be difficult to get your eyes off of the charming falls. You can melt your stress by getting a feel of the cold cascading waters on your feet. The mesmerizing place is just 15 kms away from Mussorie and you can reach there by taking taxi or bus from the Mussorie bus stand.
Lovely Omelette Centre
Tantalize your taste buds with the fiery bites of finger-licking omelets’ served at Mussorie’s most famous eatery “Lovely Omelette Centre”. This is the place where you can relish the best omelets in India. Cheese omelette, with spices and onions, served over crispy toast, and the expert at the cooking area will dispense some hot chocolate on your platter on request. Lip-smacking enough, isn’t it?
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Established by the Tibetan community of Mussorie, Tibetan Buddhist Temple is a fantastic specimen of Tibetan architecture. If you have the desire to explore the spiritual side of this hill resort, you must add this place in your list. Nestled in Happy Valley, it offers imposing views of amazing valleys and grand mountains that encircle this virginal hill station. The temple here in itself is a vivacious burst of hues, with its dazzling walls and blooming flowers in varied shades. Tibetan Buddhist temple is the destination where spiritually inclined people can surely find immense peace and comfort.
Camel’s Back Road
True to its eponym, this road is a natural outline of boulders formed like the camel’s hump back. This road is a stretch of four kms and it starts from Library Point and leads directly to the Kulri Bazaar. A wonderful place for rejuvenating walks, this area promises a memorable experience for those who witness the magical sights of snow-wrapped mountains.
Mussoorie is a one-stop destination for all age groups. The Queen of Hill Stations unfolds an assortment of activities for all explorers, be it long walks down the nature’s pathway, spiritual hunger, hair-raising paragliding, or eating to your heart’s content.
Undoubtedly, Mussoorie is the place where you can unwind yourself by immersing deeply into the beauty of Mother Nature.