The charm of exploring a hill station like Mussoorie takes on a whole new level in summer, and we’re here to further double down on that by giving you these top 10 reasons to visit Mussoorie .
The shopping mall
Home to the famous local markets, The Mall in Mussoorie is the heart of the city and it is unavoidable to pass it once or twice a day.
Gun Hill & Ropeway Ride
Gun Hill sits 400 feet above the Mall and offers fantastic views of the Doon Valley and surrounding countryside. It can be reached by a bridle path that branches off from the Mall, or via a cable car ride.
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Camel’s Back Road
Camel’s Back Road is a delightful 4 km stretch that starts at the Library Point and ends at Kulri Bazaar. It gets its name from a natural outcrop of rocks in the shape of a camel’s hump, which can be viewed from the road.
Happy Valley and Company Bagh
The Happy Valley area is west of the Library Point and is home to the IAS Academy, Company Gardens, and numerous Tibetan homes and temples. It is a nice road for nature walks and scenic rickshaw rides.
Touted as the best patch of Mussoorie, the Landour area is a must visit if you want some peace and quiet away from the tourist crowds.
A day trip to Dhanaulti and Kempty Falls
Plan a day trip to Dhanaulti and Kempty Falls, two of the most famous places to visit around Mussoorie.
A nice steep walk or drive up from the bazaar takes you to Landour’s Char Dukaan (four stalls). Come here after your hike to enjoy paranthas, masala Maggi and pancakes with maple syrup. There are 4 to 5 local shops here offering an array of cuisines to satiate your taste buds.
Shopping in Mussoorie
Shopping in Mussoorie is simply a delight with a plethora of options to choose from such as Kulri Bazaar, The Mall Road and Landour among others. Collect nice souvenirs, woolen items and decorative items for yourself and your loved ones!
Carlton’s Plaisance gets a maximum vote for the best food in Mussoorie. Kulri Bazaar has most of Mussoorie’s restaurants. Clarke’s offers fine dining. There are some other famous local restaurants like Casa Mia (pastries/sandwiches), Kalsang (Tibetan food joint) and Chick Chocolate (snacks and chocolates).
Meet Ruskin Bond at Cambridge Book Shop
Last but certainly not least! The legendary author lives in the Landour area of Mussoorie and visits the Cambridge Book Shop every Saturday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. You can meet him, ask him to sign an autograph for you and get clicked with him too.
I hope the above list of top 10 reasons to visit Mussoorie helps you plan an exciting trip to this breathtaking place!