Tour spots in and around Mussoorie
Gun Hill is the second highest peak in Mussoorie after Lal Tibba Peak and it accessible by ropeway. You will get a bird eye view of Mussoorie town and the Doon valley from on the top of Gun hill. The hill derive its name from ritual that was regularly done; during pre-independent age a gun mounted on this hill used to be fired at mid-day hence its name as Gun Hill.
Kempty fall is the most beautiful water falls in doon valley located about 16 km away from Mussoorie on the Yamnotri Road. The stream flowing at an altitude of 4501 fts through doon valley over a crag and it fully explored during monsoons season. It is a lovely picnic spot people gathered here round the year to enjoy their holydays.
Waterfalls: You will found in here several beautiful waterfalls in and around Mussoorie. Some important of these are the Bhatta Falls which located 6 km away from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun, Jharipani Fall (located at 8.5 km away from the city on Mussoorie-Jharipani road) and Mossy Fall located about 7 km away from Mussoorie.
Lake Mist is a lovely picnic spot located about 10 km away from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Kempty road. You will be facilitated here with good accommodation and restaurant, boating and several water sporting. Lake Mist has many small waterfalls made by the Kempty River.
Municipal Garden is also another good picnic spot in Mussoorie created by the city municipality. This garden is located just 4.5 km away from the city. Local people very often gather here to spend there weekend holydays.
Mussoorie Lake is recently developed as picnic spot by City Board & Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority. This lake is placed about 6.5 km away from the city on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. You will be facilitated here with the pedaled boats. It offers an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages.
Nag Devta Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated on Cart Mackenzie Road about 6.5 km away from Mussoorie on the way to Dehradun. Vehicles can go right up to the temple. This place provides an enchanting view of Mussoorie and the Doon Valley.
Jwalaji Temple is located on the top of Benog Hill about 8 km away from Mussoorie Hill Station. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga (Shakti Mata). You will discover a memorable scenic beauty of the Aglar River valley on the way from Mussoorie to this temple.
Van Chetna Kendra is a bird sanctuary located about 10.5 km away from Mussoorie. It was established in 1993 with an area of 339 hectares. It is famous for the extinct bird species Mountain Quail, which was last spotted in 1876.
Beside of these there have also some more important tourist spots in and around Mussoorie. Among these the most beautiful and valuable tour spots are Cloud End hotel, Camel's Back Road, Childer's Lodge, Sir George Everest's House, etc.