Mussoorie sightseeing includes many places located throughout the town of Mussoorie. The main tourist attractions of Mussoorie include the following.
The beautiful Mussoorie Lake is located about 7 kms. from the city of Mussoorie, on the highway to Dehradun. This lake attracts tourists not only from Mussoorie, but from Dehradun as well. One can enjoy boating at this lake. This lake also provides a beautiful view of the Doon valley, and the villages surrounding the city of Mussoorie.
This is a newly developed picnic spot that was built by the City Board and Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority. The view during the night is absolutely marvelous.
Lal Tibba is the highest point in the city of Mussoorie. It is located in the Landour area which is the oldest inhabited place in the whole of Mussoorie.
The Mall & Camel's Back Point
The Rickhaw ride down the Mall road and around the wooded road of Camel's Back is a thing to remember. It provides some of the most beautiful view of the whole valley and the Himalayan ranges.
One can see youngsters walking down the mall road while eating roasted peanuts which are a favorite here. These peanuts are generally bought from the roadside vendors who keep them around little pots, known as Gharras.
The Tibetan temple is located in the Happy Valley area of Mussoorie. It is located just a kilometre from the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, the premier training Institute for the Civil Servants. The Tibetan temple presents some beautiful insights into the rich Tibetan cultural heritage and tradition. This temple attracts tourists all round the year.
A Major of the British Army constructed a building back in the year 1838. This beautiful building was later converted into a hotel and was named 'Cloud End'. It got its name because it somehow appears that the beautiful clouds surrounding the city of Mussoorie ends after reaching here.
Cloud’s End provides a breathtaking view of the whole Doon Valley. It is situated about 8 kms. west of Mussoorie. Due to its location, it is one of the most popular destinations of the Honeymooners and foreign tourists alike. It is a very good place to take a break from the hustle bustle of the regular city crowd.
The Charlieveli Hotel was the first hotel to be constructed in Mussoorie. It is a very famous hotel, both in India and abroad. It was one of the hotels which was under Queen Mary, who later became Queen of Britain.
Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary
Located about 11 kms. off the south of library, the Quail Sanctuary was established in the year 1993 and it covers an area of 339 hectares. It is very famous for the extinct bird species. Some species, like the Mountain Quail, was last spotted back in the year 1876.
The Childer's Lodge offers a beautiful view of the snow capped mountain that surrounds Mussoorie. There is a telescope located here through which the visitors can have a closer look of the snow capped mountains.
Dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, brother of Lord Krishna, the Bhadraj Temple is situated about 15 kms. from Mussoorie. It is an ideal place for trekking via the Park Troll, Cloud's End and Dudhi. It offers an enchanting view of the whole Doon Valley, the Chakrata ranges and the Jaunsar Bhabar area.