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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous religious spots in Mussoorie?

Kirat S DEC 10 2012
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A place of mixed cultures and ethnicities, you will find harmonious co-existence redefined on your trip to Mussoorie. Even though the influx of travellers and people has been going on for decades now, the locals have firmly held onto their traditional values which is reflected in their temples, homes and fairs. Some of the religious places that could interest you are:

  • Nag Devta Temple

    Dedicated to the Lord of Snakes, this ancient temple on the Cart Mackenzie Road has been thronged by devotees for years now. Every year the festival of Nag Panchmi sees even tourists flock to the temple to observe how devotees give milk baths to live Cobras and feed them. The temple also provides panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys and is totally worth the visit for its aesthetic beauty if not the religious interests.

  • Jwalaji Temple

    Perched on the top of Benog Hill, the Jwalaji Temple was built ages ago in honour of Maa Durga. At a distance of about 9 kms from Mussoorie, this magnificent structure of white is enveloped by thick greens and looks like a crown of the hill from afar. Not only is the temple a sight, it also overlooks the beauteous Yamuna Valley with its abundance of natural beauty. The Navratra celebrations here are done with much gusto and vigour and are worth being a part of!

  • Central Methodist Church, Kulri

    Peeking out from thick green trees, this Church seems to be just out of your fantasy story tale. Wrapped in an old world charm and still located on the bustling Mall Road of Mussoorie, the Methodist Church was built during the time of the British Colonial Rule. Service takes place every Sunday at 8 and is attended by both travellers and locals.

  • Tibetan Buddhist Temple

    Set up by the Tibetan community of Mussoorie, this Temple is located in the Happy Valley and commands grand views of the astounding valleys and majestic mountains that surround Mussoorie. The temple in itself is a vibrant burst of colours, with its bright walls and flowering blooms in varied colours. Most importantly, this place is a haven of serenity and peaceful tranquility like no other in the every busy hill station of Mussoorie.

The religiously inclined travellers can surely be at peace as they are sure to find a place to please their Gods on their holiday in Mussoorie. The unity and simplicity of the Garhwali people can be understood in no better way than to see how they have lovingly embraced various cultures and given them shelter in the hill station of Mussoorie.

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