Mussoorie excursions consist of some of the finest places near the Mussoorie city. Excursions around Mussoorie, Uttarakhand are a must see for those visiting the city. Some of the famous places to visit around Mussoorie are the following.
Haridwar is situated not too far from Mussoorie and it is the gateway to the four pilgrimages in the state of Uttarakhand. It is located at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges.
Another very popular pilgrimage destination for the Hindus, Rishikesh is located close to Haridwar. It is also known as the Tapo Bhumi or the place for meditation of the Gods. This is also the place where the Ganges leaves the mountains and joins the plains.
Towards the western side, a little outside the city of Mussoorie, is the Kempty Falls. It is about a 15 km. drive from Mussoorie. It can also be reached by bus; regular bus service is available to and fro Kempty Falls.
It is a beautiful place, where the water stream rushes down through boulders and rocks to reach down. The journey down towards the Kempty Falls is a 20 minute stroll, while the way up is a 30 minute walk. There are regular rope-way services also available for the visitors who prefer a more comfortable and relaxed way of visiting the Kempty Falls. Apart from this, there are many snack bars here, for the tourists.
Nag Tibba is the place for people who love to trek. It is located about 55 kms. from Mussoorie and is an absolute paradise for trekkers. Nag Tibba is the highest place in the city of Mussoorie. The actual trekking part to reach Nag Tibba starts about 21 kms. from the place. The journey from Mussoorie is done on taxi or a bus and the rest of the trekking to reach Nag Tibba has to be done on foot.
A very enjoyable way to spend a day is to take the ropeway ride from the Mall to the Gun Hill. Around its flat top are many snack stalls and many photographers who wait to click some snaps of the visitors visiting the place. From the top of Gun Hill, one can have an all round view of the city of Mussoorie, Dehradun, the snow capped mountains of the Himalayas and even the small town of Landour.
After passing the clock tower, there is a road which leads to the green meadows and the beautiful, quiet place called Dhanaulti. Located about 24 kms. from Mussoorie, it is a place which provides some enthralling view of the whole Doon valley. It is also a place where the visitors can spend a weekend away from the relative hustle-bustle of the city of Mussoorie. There is a forest bungalow and a tourist bungalow for overnight stay.