The Queen of Hills, Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations in India, famous amongst the tourists world-wide; this place is the definition of modern take on natural habitat. From the beauty of mountains to dense forests, experiencing the most delectable cuisines, Mussoorie is like a fine work of art that has something for every traveller that visits.
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
A perfect place for all the wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is popular amongst tourists. Just about 10 kms away from Mussoorie, this place offers a variety of rare faunal and floral species. You will witness the unexpected here; don’t forget to take your camera along. Experience serenity in the lap of mother nature, at Benog Wildlife Sanctuary we assure you to have the best time visualizing the beauty of wildlife. The entry here costs 150/- Rupees for three hours for Indians, whereas it is Rupees 600/- for foreigners.
Sir George Everest’s House Museum
Fascinated by the magnificence of Mussoorie, the famous Welsh geographer and surveyor, Sir George Everest stayed in town for almost three decades. His house, which is now converted into the museum, is one of the major attractions of the city. Built in 1832, the house has to offer beautiful view of snow-capped mountains, Aglar River Valler surrounded by lush greenery. Mark it on your top favourites list, trust us it will be worth your while. The entry here is free of cost and the timings are 10 am in the morning to 6 pm in the evening.
Mussoorie Adventure Park
Enjoy a slew of myriad adventure activities from skywalks and zip lines to trekking and camping at the adventure park of Mussoorie. A blessing for adventure seekers, this park is your one-stop destination to enjoy a day full of thrilling and adrenaline pumping activities. The trained and experienced staff members here make sure that every adventure lover gets a memorable experience. The entry fees for the same would be Rupees 600/- and it is open on all days.
Jabarkhet Wildlife Sanctuary
A perfect spot for camping and trekking, Jabarkhet Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to leopards, Himalayan bear, panther and the mountain quail. It is easier to spot leopards at night. The sanctuary opens at sharp 6am in the morning until 6pm in the evening. Rupees 350/- per adult for reserved entry and Rupees 500/- for expert guided walk.
The market is famous for its ethnicity; you can buy gorgeous traditional jewellery, antiques, silver jewellery, handmade shawls, embroidered pieces, and what not. This market is a must-visit place for fashion lovers, even for people who are planning to go for trekking, you can find anything and everything required. From sleeping bags to windcheaters, you name it and its available here. Happy shopping!
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Seek blessings at one of the most beautiful temples in Mussoorie, Tibetan Buddhist Temple. The holy place is set up very near to the IAS academy. Popularly known as Shedup Choepelling Temple, it is visited by locals and tourists in large numbers. Anyone can visit the temple, there are no charges. The visiting hours are 7am to 5pm.
Fishing in fresh water is an experience in itself. Mussoorie is popularly known for its trout, maund and mahseer fish. You can find numerous fishing opportunities in Aglar River, though you might need an official permission from Divisional Forest Officer of Mussoorie before getting started. Aglar River is definitely a place you shouldn’t miss out to explore when in Mussoorie. There is no entry fees, timings are also to be checked at the venue.
At an altitude of 2,286 m, Dhanaulti is definitely a must-visit place around Mussoorie. Visitors can enjoy the breathtaking views of the great Himalayas from here. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this place maintains its calm and quiet. It takes one and a half hour to reach Dhanaulti, it is approximately 32 kms away from Mussoorie, but is surely something everyone must explore.
Heaven for photographers and nature lovers, the Company Garden Mussoorie is a perfectly balanced exhibition of nature’s beauty. Witness the splendour of flowering bushes and water fountains, this garden is a treat to the eyes. Offering a scenic view of the hills around, the company bagh offers a fascinating amusement park for children to play and have fulfilled rides. The park timings are 9 am to 7.30 pm in the evening. Enter fees per person is Rupees 20/- only.