6 Lesser-known places to visit near Mussoorie

Apr 17, 2024

By: Ayush Mehrotra


Landour is often overshadowed by Mussoorie. It offers a quieter atmosphere, beautiful colonial architecture, and stunning views of the Himalayas. Explore its narrow lanes, visit the historic Kellogg Church, and enjoy the serene atmosphere.

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Cloud's End

This is a peaceful retreat located about 6 km from Mussoorie. It marks the end of Mussoorie and offers stunning views of the Aglar River Valley. The area is surrounded by thick forests, making it an ideal spot for nature walks and picnics.

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Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

Benog Wildlife sanctuary is home to various species of flora and fauna, including leopards, Himalayan goats, and numerous bird species. It's a great place for birdwatching and nature enthusiasts.

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George Everest's House

Located about 6 km from Mussoorie, this is the former residence of Sir George Everest, after whom the world's highest peak is named. The house is now in ruins but offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the Doon Valley.

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Lal Tibba

It is the highest point in Mussoorie and offers panoramic views of the Himalayan range. While not exactly hidden, it's less crowded compared to other viewpoints in Mussoorie.

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Happy Valley

This secluded valley is home to the Tibetan settlement in Mussoorie. It offers a peaceful ambience, Tibetan monasteries, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

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