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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the top attractions around Mussoorie?

Vaishali Singh DEC 10 2012
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The places around Mussoorie are also blessed by mother nature and make great options for sightseeing. When in Mussoorie you might as well explore the beauty of these places surrounding it. Here is a list of few places around that might capture your interest.

  • Dhanaulti

    24 Kms from Mussoorie, this hill stations comes in Tehri District and is on Mussoorie- Chamba road. Dhanaulti will allure you with its tranquil and enchanting surroundings with the heartwarming view of snow capped Himalayas.

    The main attraction of Dhanaulti are the recently constructed twin eco parks, Amber and Dhara, located at a distance of 200 meters from each other. Housing the beautiful Deodar trees these parks abound in scenic beauty and serene ambiance. There are small open huts where you can sit and enjoy the surroundings. For children there are various swings promising a fun filled excursion for them. The entry fees for the adults is INR 15 and INR 10 for children. You can also relish hot delicious Maggie, available at the open Maggie Corner inside the park, in the cool and pleasant weather.

    8 kms from Dhanaulti is
    Surkanda Devi Mandir dedicated to GoddessParvati. The temple is on a hill so it take a 1 km trek to reach there. The pious surroundings and the aura that surrounds the temple will leave you in a trance.

    You can reach Dhanaulti by bus or a taxi from
    Mussoorie Bus stand. If you plan to stay in Dhanaulti, there are nice and reasonable hotels available. You can try Hotel Drive Inn, Apple Orchard Resort or Hotel Crown Plaza to name a few.
    Dhanaulti is far from commercialization and its unspoilt beauty is worth a visit.

  • Kempty Falls

    The cascading falls with the crystal white water playing its way to the bottom and merrily splashing on the rocks is a site that will leave you spellbound. It will be hard to get your eyes off the mesmerising Kempty falls. You can step into the pool formed by the falls and join its game. Take a dip or splash the cold water on your friends or family, enjoy the way you want. The place will fill you with extra energy, soaking you in fun and frolic.

    Kempty Falls is at a distance of 15 kms from
    Mussoorie and can be reached by bus or taxi which are easily available at Mussoorie bus stand. Accommodation arrangements are are made in the huts around Kempty if you plan to spend the day in exploring the beautiful falls.

    It is advised that you avoid going here during the Monsoon due to the heavy flow of water.

  • Dehradun

    The capital city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is at a distance of 30 kms from Mussoorie. It is a one hour drive to this beautiful valley which gives you abundant options for you to explore. Dehradun is good for a visit almost round the year except for the peak summer and monsoon months of June, July and August.

    Once in Dehradun you can explore the
    sulphur springs of Sahastradhara having healing properties for skin diseases or enjoy a picnic at Lachhiwala which is a vast forest land with a manmade pool. Enjoy a long nature walk or spread a bed sheet on the bank of the pond for a picnic and marvel at the beautiful surroundings. Fulfill religious pursuits by heading to Sai Darbar at Rajpur Road. Its a perfect place to find inner peace and commune with the higher Power.

    Finding a stay option here will not be a problem as there are various hotel to suit your needs and requirements. Hotel
    Great Value, Pacific Hotel, Hotel Siddharth, Hotel Ajanta Continental and Hotel Madhuban are a few to name. Each one is well equipped with facilities and services making your stay pleasurable and memorable.

    You can reach Dehradun by bus or taxi available from
    Mussoorie Bus Stand. To commute within the city there are autos and shared tempos available that are easy to find. Also there are local buses to take you to the famous tourist spots.

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