Located 35 kms from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a picturesque hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The hill station is located at the foothills of the Garhawl Himalayan ranges, and is also known by its nickname "The Queen Of Hills". The place is also known as the gateway to the "Gangotri" and "Yamunotri" shrines. The best time to visit the place is between mid-March to mid-November as the rains during monsoons and cold during thw winters make it pretty inaccessible.
The Kempty Falls are surrounded by high mountain ranges and are situated at an altitude of approximately 1,364 meters above sea level, thus giving it a wonderful surrounding to just sit and listen to the sound of the water which falls on the rocky bed of the water below among the lush green vicinity.
The highest peak in Mussoorie, with an altitude of over 2,290 meters above sea level and provides some amazing and never seen before views of the mountains that house the holy shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath. To give its visitors a clearer view of the picturesque surroundings, a Japanese telescope has been installed at the edge of the cliff.
The centre of the Tibetan settlement in Mussoorie, Happy Valley is situated at a short distance from the Mall Road. This is the place where Tibetans first arrived in India when they fled from Lhasa in 1959, led by their spiritual leader Dalai Lama before he moved to Dharamshala. The place is lined with oaks and deodars and has several small hotels and cafeterias.
Also famously knwon as the Mall Road, it is a total shopper's delight with everything in the same location. The Mall is like the lifeline of Mussoorie with almost everything located on this very stretch. Be it attractions, hotels, restaurants, shops - The Mall houses them all.
Located at 6 km on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road, the lake was recently developed as a picnic spot. A nice small lake, which is created by a natural waterfall, you can see duck swimming in lake, you can ride a paddle boat here as well and enjoy the amazing surroundings.