Seen by throngs of tourists annually, Mussoorie has become highly commercialised now. In the event you are visiting the Queen of Hills this summer, and wish to venture past the crowded areas, there are several scenic areas only an hour or two away guaranteeing a respite from the teeming crowds. Through the Dehradun to Mussoorie taxi booking, you can find the most affordable means of reaching the hill station and from thereon to other beautiful places. Let’s take a look at some of these amazing places.
Nag Tibba – The highest summit in the lesser Himalayan area, Nag Tibba which in English means ‘serpent’s summit’, lies at an elevation of almost about 10,000 feet. The trek leading to the summit is an adventurous one and presents the perfect trekking path. The trail goes through a lovely forest of deodar, and you might need a seasoned hand to guide you through it. Unlike the other trekking routes in the area which remain close during the snow-covered wintertime, this one can be accessed throughout the year. Before embarking on the trek, only 55 kilometers from Mussoorie, you can take the course through Nainbagh to get to Pantwari, which functions as the base camp. If you’ve already done a Dehradun to Mussoorie taxi booking, then you can ask the same cab to help you reach the spot.
Kanatal – Perched at an elevation of more than 2500 meters along the Chamba-Mussoorie highway, Kanatal is a short 30 kilometer drive from Mussoorie, and is a soothing place with pleasant temperatures throughout the year. The word Kanatal actually means a dry (kana) lake (tal) and represents the water body which once existed here. Approached by a labyrinth of narrow, zigzagging courses, this lovely hill station is tucked away between the folds of the mountains, surrounded by a canopy of deodar, pine and rhododendron trees. There’s not too much to do in terms of sightseeing, but you can undertake one of the many hiking trails through the surrounding hills, and simply enjoy its amazing setting.
Kalsi – Situated at an altitude of about 780 meters, about 60 km from the town of Mussoorie, Kalsi is small beautiful village located at the confluence of Tons and Yamuna rivers. The quiet hill station is located between the overshadowing peaks and the low valleys buffering between Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh. With a thick cover of oak and sal trees and river meandering through the valleys it is indeed an amazing place to enjoy the natural beauty. You can either enjoy mountain biking through the forest terrains or take a hike along the cliffs to get a totally new view of its unmatched beauty.
Chamba – Only 50 km from Mussoorie, Chamba is a little township which stays comparatively unaffected by tourism. The town is situated in the Tehri district of Uttaranchal and is encompassed by forests of pine, rhododendron and deodar trees, with few orchards of apricot and apple in between. The town is a great place to enjoy landscape and nature photography at an altitude of more than 1600 meters.
Such is the talked about of the town, that you can find its mention in several Mussoorie travel guide.