Mussoorie is often called ‘Queen of the Hills’ and for all the right reasons. This destination sits at an altitude of 7000 meters above the ground. With the backdrop of Shivalik Ranges and the panoramic views of the doon valley, Mussoorie is like a postcard-perfect scenery.
The remnants from the British era are another jaw-dropping reasons behind the popularity of this jewel of UttarakThis town of colonial-era is nestled amidst some alluring destinations. While Mussorie in itself has plenty to offer, the destinations surrounding this hill station are equally remarkable.
This town is often one of the major getaways for many, but how about going off the track once in a while? There are innumerable weekend getaways from Mussoorie that never fail to impress.
All the locations sitting in the proximity of Mussoorie exhibits magnificent landscapes. Lush greens, waterfalls, and calmness make the escape totally worthwhile. We have compiled a fine list of all the short trips that you can take right after Mussoorie!
Arrive in Mussoorie from Delhi, and check-in at the hotel. Bounded by hills, Mussoorie is named after mansoor shrubs, abundant in the region. Here, tourists can breathe the cool air, undertake short treks, stroll on quiet streets or discover the colonial heritage by visiting old buildings. Later, stay in the hotel room for a peaceful sleep at night.
Visit Jwala Devi Temple. Approximately 6 km from Mussoorie, it is built on top of Benog Hill in honor of Goddess Durga. From a distance, this shrine looks like the crown of Benog Hill, bounded by thick, green vegetation. Owing to its pious atmosphere and picturesque sights, visitors came here to not only seek blessings, but also relax. Thereafter, move to the Tibetan Settlement in the Happy Valley. Sanctified by the Buddhist spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, it has a playground, school and temple that show the influence of the Tibetan culture and architecture. Enveloped in greenery, it gives tourists the enjoyment of grasping the quaintness of nature and soothes their senses with fresh mountain breeze. Later on, travel to Mall Road for lunch and shopping at your own expense. End your day by returning to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Today, go on an excursion to the famous Kempty Falls. This steep cliff-bounded waterfall is mostly visited by tourists due to its panoramic sight. You can take the pleasure of fishing and swimming in its shimmering plunge pool. Post getting refreshed by its cold water; retire to your hotel room for a peaceful sleep.
On this day, you will leave for Delhi by road. Upon arrival in Delhi, proceed for your onward destination as the tour now comes to an end. Tour ends.
Have a hearty breakfast in the morning and check-out from the hotel after that. From here, drive to the airport or railway station in Delhi for your onward journey.