There are a couple of temples one could visit in Mussoorie. One of these temples is dedicated to Lord Shiva. You will find this temple on Cart Mackenjee road which leads to Dehradun. It is an ancient temple called the Nag Devta Temple. Another temple sits on the peak of Benog Hill hemmed in by a dense forest. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and it is situated at a height of 2104 meters above sea level. It is called the Jwalaji Temple. Besides these you could also visit Bhadraj Temple, which is dedicated to Sri Krishna’s brother, Lord Balbhadra. The first Tibetan temple built in India is at Happy Valley. It was constructed by Tibetan refugees in the year 1960.
Mussoorie’s delightful nature walk is known as Camel’s Back Road. It gets its name because of the shape of a rock here, which reminds you of a sitting camel. It is a pleasant place for walking and horse-riding. An electric trolley will take you there.
Close to Lal Tibba is the highest crest of Mussoorie. Horses can be hired to get here unless you prefer to take a walk. The mountains covered in snow are a sight to behold. A powerful telescope has been set up over here.
You could also opt to go on a picnic or a trek to Park Estate, where Sir George Everest built a laboratory. Mount Everest has been named after him. It is 6 kilometers from Gandhi Chowk from where one can go by car. This place provides one with a magical view of the Doon Valley.
Taking a trip to Gun Hill is worth one’s time. Situated on the second highest peak in Mussoorie, it was built to store cannons for Mussoorie’s defense. A gun had been mounted here prior to independence, which was fired at noon. It is a 20 minute climb on the ropeway, which can be accessed from the Mall. You will enjoy an unforgettable ride here. Being at such a height one can catch a glimpse of the Doon Valley and Mussoorie town. The Himalayan ranges, Nanda Devi, Sri Kantha, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Bunder poonch stand proud and high for all to see.
The largest roller skating rink in India has been built in Mussoorie. Mussoorie is also credited with the construction of the first Christian church in the Himalayan region.
A British major constructed a bungalow deep in the heart of a dense deodar forest in the year 1938. This was one of the first four edifices, which has been transformed into a hotel. This place is called Cloud End.
A small place has been developed where one can catch sight of some exquisite animals and birds such as the Himalayan peacock, the Kakar, Ghurar, Monal and so on. This is a park on the Tehri bypass road that has been remodeled as a picnic spot. This place is called the Van Chetna Kendra.
The Mountain Quail had last been spotted in the year 1876 at an old sanctuary, which is sprawled out on an area of 339 hectares. It can be located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Library Point.