At a distance of 14.5 km from Mussoorie Library Bus Stand and 48 km from Dehradun, Kempty Fall is a fascinating waterfall and one of the best tourist places to visit in Mussoorie. This fall is located on Mussoorie-Yamunotri Road. Kempty Falls is one of the best waterfalls in Uttarakhand and also among the top waterfalls in India. It is most often represented to promote Mussoorie Tourism and also one of the wellknown Uttarakhand tourist places.
Kempty Falls was developed as a tourist destination by a British officer John Mekinan, around 1835. The name of the place is derived from Camp-tea, the place where Britishers organized tea parties during colonial period.
Kempty Falls is situated at an altitude of 4,500 feet. It offer a remarkable view as .....
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 3 km from Library Bus Stand, Camel's Back Road is a 3 km long stretch from Kulri bazaar to the Library Chowk in Mussoorie. It is one of the top tourist places to visit in Mussoorie town. The road takes its name from the rock which is shaped like a camel's hump on its back.
Camel's Back Road was built in 1845 to provide a walking track with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. This road has an ancient Hawa ghar where people can sit and view the mighty peaks. This Hawa ghar was earlier known as Scandal Point. Telescopes are available here for those wanting a closer look of the Himalayan peaks. There are many stories about this road. One is that while a British couple was riding on horses, suddenly, the girl's horse jumped into the hills. When the man saw this, he also jumped down and they both died. This point was called Lover's Leap.
The road is ideal for a walk as one can get .....
At a distance of 3 km from Library Bus Stand, The Mall is main shopping area situated at the center of Mussoorie. The Mall road connects two major bazaars, Kulri and Library.
The Mall Road was built by the British residents and is dotted with benches and lampposts lined up at the sides of roads. The prime attractions of the area include 1980s style video game parlours, Methodist Church and skating rings. Alongside the Mall is the tourist office, rows of Tibetan trinket and several shops selling wooden artifacts. Shopping in Mall Road is one of the top things to do in Mussoorie.
Mall Road is the starting point for the cable car towards the summit of Gun Hill, 2142 m above sea level. On clear days, the peaks of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Nanda Devi can be seen from this area. Visitors can also enjoy horse riding here. There is also a playground for children offering many games and rides.
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 5.5 km from Mussoorie Library Bus Stand, Lal Tibba is the highest point in Mussoorie situated in Landour area. It is located at an altitude of 2275 m. This place offers scenic views of sunrise and sunset and is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie.
Lal Tibba (or Red Hill) was also referred as a Depot Hill owing to the presence of a depot, also houses a camp of the Indian Military Services, towers of Doordarshan and All India Radio. In 1967, a telescope was placed at the tower on a cliff by municipality to offer scenic views of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Banderpunch, and other Himalayan ranges.
There are several buildings constructed during colonial period here. Childer's Lodge is one such building and it offers some stunning views of the hills and the valley. There is an old market area called the sister bazaar where one can buy local goods.
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Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 5 km from Library Bus Stand, Hathipoan is one of the tourist hotspots situated on the way to Cloud's End.
Hathipoan attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers. It is located at the summit of a hill amid peaceful and serene village known as Saskhet. It's a thickly wooded area that offers breathtaking and heavenly views of Himalayas. It is also a hotspot for adventure seekers for a number of activities organized at camps like Raincoat camp and Northern Adventure Camp.
The road leading to Hathipaon is rough and bumpy. Travelers can also walk from Happy Valley in order to reach the Hathipaon.
Historical & Heritage | Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 6 km from Library Bus Stand, George Everest's House, also known as Park Estate, is a heritage building located on the edge of a cliff close to the road towards Cloud's End. It is one of the most scenic places in Mussoorie.
Built in the year 1832, the house belonged to the Sir George Everest. He was a geographer and first Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. Sir George was largely responsible for completing the section of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India along the meridian arc from the south of India extending north to Nepal, a distance of approximately 2,400 km. Mount Everest was named in his honor despite his objections in 1865. He stayed in Mussoorie for about 30 years and the house showcases some interesting facts about the famous personality.
The house is situated in a picturesque place from where one can catch the panoramic view of Doon Valley on one side and a panoramic view of the Aglar River valley and snow bound Himalayan ranges on the .....
At a distance of 3.5 km from Mussoorie Library Bus Stand, Company Bagh, also known as Municipal Garden, is situated in Happy Valley area near Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administration Academy in Mussoorie. It is a popular place of sightseeing in Mussoorie. The park is maintained by the Garden Welfare Association of Mussoorie.
Company Garden is a major picnic location in Mussoorie. It was previously known as Botanical Gardens of Mussoorie. Famous geologist, Dr. H. Fackner, laid this garden in early 20th century.
The garden has a lush green carpet of lawns and a fountain, which is located in its center. It has nearly 800 different types of flowers, including Dahlias, Begonia, Pansy and Petunia. The garden has a nursery, which offers a wide range of plants for sale.
There is also an artificial lake with a small artificial waterfall. For the kids, the garden also has an amusement park with several adventurous rides. Boating facility is also available in the small lake at .....
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 9 km from Dehradun Railway Station, Robber's Cave, popularly known as Gachhupani, is a cave formed by a river near Anarwala village. It is one of the popular Dehradun tourist places.
Robber's Cave is a natural cave formation where the river flows inside the cave. The cave is about 600 m long and is divided into two parts. The cave has a highest fall of about 10 m. One can enter the cold water and witness the waterfall. In the central part there is a fort wall structure which is now broken. It consists of an extremely narrow gorge formed in a conglomerate limestone area on Doon Valley's Dehra plateau.
The place is famous for a strange phenomenon, where the stream of water suddenly disappears from the sight and appears again few meters away. According to a popular belief, it is said that robbers used to hide themselves from British here. Hence, the place earned its name, the Robber's .....
At a distance of 6.5 km from Dehradun Railway Station, Tapkeshwar Temple, also known as Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, is an ancient temple situated in the Garhi Cantonment area in Dehradun. It lies on the banks of Asan River and is one of the most famous temples in Dehradun and also among best places to visit in Dehradun.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main Shiva Linga at the temple is situated inside a natural cave known as Drona Cave. The Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple houses two Shiva Lingas, both believed to be self manifested. The name of the temple is derived from the Hindi word Tapak, which means water drop. Water drops from the ceiling of the cave trickle down over the Shiva Linga in a continuous downpour. This water eventually disappears underground to reappear as a stream near the temple. The Tapkeshwar Temple also has cool sulphur springs nearby where pilgrims take bathe.
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Historical & Heritage | Museum & Gallery
At a distance of 4.5 km from Dehradun Railway Station, Forest Research Institute (FRI) is located on the Kaulagarh Road in Dehradun. It is one of the oldest institutions of its kind and boasts of beautiful architecture. It is also one of the top places to visit in Dehradun.
It is an institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India. This institute was established by British in 1906 as an Imperial Forest Research Institute. In 1991, it was declared as a deemed university by the University Grants Commission. Set in a lush green estate spread over 450 hectares, with the outer Himalayas forming its back drop; the institute's main building is styled in Greco-Roman and Colonial architecture by C.G. Blomfield. The main building is larger than the Buckingham Palace and is a heritage monument which was inaugurated in 1929.
At a distance of 9 km from Dehradun Railway Station, the Tibetan Buddhist Temple, also known as Mindrolling Monastery is situated at Clement town in Dehradun. Set amidst the foothills of the Himalayas, Mindrolling Monastery is one of the largest Buddhist centers in India and also one the popular Dehradun tourist places.
The Buddha Temple was constructed in 1965 by Kochen Rinpoche and few other monks for the protection of religious & cultural understanding of Buddhism. It is believed that the temple was designed and built by around 50 artists who took three-years to create the structure. Locally known as Tibetan Monastery, the monastery is known for its architectural beauty. The wall paintings inside the temple depicting the life of Lord Buddha are simply spectacular.
The Monastery was built in Japanese architectural style. One of the major attractions of the monastery is its stupa, which was inaugurated .....
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