The Mall All hill stations
probably have a mall and Mussoorie is no different. The mall extends from
Library at one end to Clock tower at the other. The present day is full of
shops of various varieties along with vendors selling their wares. You can also
enjoy horse riding through the crowded road.
Private vehicles are allowed on the Mall after paying a small fee. You can
also hire a pram for your child. The mall though is best enjoyed walking with an
occasional halt to take in the view or buy some fruits or peanuts from the
roadside vendor. There is also a playground for children offering many games and
rides for the along with hordes of photographers to click you in various
traditional Indian attires. From the Mall you can also ride
Ropeway which takes you to Gun hill 400m away.
The second highest peak of Mussoorie, can also be reached by foot by a 2km walk
gives excellent views of the city, Doon valley and various mountain ranges like
Bunder poonch, Gangotri, Srikanta etc.
Mussoorie Lake Situated on the
road this is a comparatively new addition with boating faciltiy and some water
rides. It is also the site for Parasailing provided by a private company.
Kempty Falls 15 km
away on the Yamunotri road it is a favourite destination for most tourists
resulting in traffic snarlups specially in peak season. One has to walk for
about half an hour down to the falls and another 45 min back up. Lots of shops
selling souvenirs etc. all the way. Plastic bags on the way are a big eye sore.
The mela one finds at the bottom resembles a fish market.If you are lucky to
visit during off season, the views and experience is much better. TIP
you want some solitude go up the falls from the road, but be careful on the moss
Yamuna bridge Go
along the road to Kempty for about 10 km to Yamuna pul the place where
Yamuna cuts across the mountains to provide a very scenic picnic spot (could be
better if developed well) along with angling opportunities (provided you get a