5 Top Tourist Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a fascinating hill station in Uttarakhand and also one of the popular places to experience Uttarakhand tourism. With its beautiful, undulating, tree-covered hills, looking down on the Doon valley and with a fantastic view of the Mighty Himalayas attracts thousands of both domestic and international tourists every year. Kempty Falls, Camel’s Back Road, Lal Tibba, Cloud’s End and Company Bagh are the major and the top places to visit in Mussoorie.

Camel’s Back Road

Camel’s Back road is one of the important places to visit in Mussoorie. Built in 1845, it provide a walking track with a picturesque view of the Himalayas. Shaped like a Camel’s hump, it is a 3 km long stretch with the natural display of rocks. Great place for sunset, one can also spot the peaks of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi and Trishul are visible from here.

Lal Tibba

Lal Tibba is the highest point and one of the top places to visit in Mussoorie. Also referred as Depot Hill, a telescope is placed at the tower on a cliff by municipality to offer mesmerizing views of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Banderpunch, and other Himalayan ranges. The place has an old British architectural style hill houses a camp of the Indian Military Services, towers of Doordarshan and All India Radio.

Company Bagh

Filled with several colorful flowers, Company Bagh is one of the popular and the beautiful Mussoorie Tourist Places. Also known as Municipal Garden, the garden has a lush green carpet of lawns and a fountain. Previously called as Botanical Gardens of Mussoorie, the park is maintained by the Garden Welfare Association of Mussoorie. An artificial lake and a small waterfall is located inside the garden is the another attraction.

Kempty Falls

Kempty Waterfall is a gigantic waterfall and one of the famous tourist places to visit in Mussoorie. Developed by a British officer John Mekinan, the falls is known for its milky stream of water. It offer a mesmerizing view as the water dropping from a height of about 50 feet flowing through five cascading falls in the downstream.

Cloud’s End

Cloud’s End is the landmark of the end of the Mussoorie. Known for its spectacular views of hills, the place offers activities like hill climbing, nature walks in the nearby forest. A heritage building built by Major Swetenham, a British officer in 1838 is also an attraction of this place. One can reach Cloud’s End by trekking along the Hathipaon Road from the popular Happy Valley or by Car.

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5 Top Tourist Places to Visit in Nainital

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Nainital is a distinct and popular tourist destination of India. Blessed with gorgeous lakes, ancient temple and exotic scenery, it is one of the famous honeymoon destination and one of the top tourist places in Uttarkhand. Nainital is surrounded by mountains on three sides and the town is spread around the wonderful Naini Lake. Nainital Lake, Naina Peak, Naina Devi Temple, High altitude Zoo and Snow View Point are the major places to visit in Nainital and allures huge number of domestic and foreign tourists every year. Here are some of the top tourist places to visit in Nainital.

Naini Peak

Also known as China Peak, is the highest hill top and one of the picturesque places to visit in Nainital. Perched at an altitude of 2615 m, the peak offers spectacular views of the surrounding places. Due to high altitude and lush green forest, Naina Peak is one of the favorite place for trekking. One can also view the Tibet Border and Nanda Devi Peak from the top of the Naina Peak.

Naini Lake

Nainital Lake is a natural freshwater lake and one of the major tourist places to visit in Nainital. Popularly known as Naini Lake, the lake is lunar-shaped and has an outlet at the southeastern end. Covers a perimeter of 2 miles with a depth varies from 6 m to 28 m, the lake topology has two parts namely Mallital and Tallital. Nainital Boat Club provides boating and yachting facilities with both pedal and rowing boats. ThisĀ is one of the top attractions you must include in NainitalĀ packages.

Naina Devi temple

Naina Devi Temple is a famous and well-known temple dedicated to Goddess Naina Devi, represented by two eyes. The place draws devotees from far-away places and one of the main places to visit in Nainital. Inside the sanctum, devotees can have darshan of three deities like Mata Kali Devi, Naina Devi and Lord Ganesh. Nanda Ashtami is an 8 days big festival organized in the premises of Naina Devi temple.

High altitude Zoo

High Altitude Zoo is one of the famous places to visit in Nainital. Built in 1984, the Zoo was established with the objective to conserve and protect the wildlife and biodiversity of the hill region of Uttarkhand. The zoo has numerous endangered species of animals in the Himalayas and animals like snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, Japanese Macaque, Sambar, Himalayan Civet, Himalayan Martin, Barking Dear, Royal Bengal Tiger and Himalayan bear.

Snow View point

Snow View point is one of the stunning places to visit in Nainital and also one among the well-known tourist places. Perched at an altitude of 2270 m, the place offers picturesque views of snowcapped mountains like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot. There is a small temple and the monastery located here is also a must visit spot.