IN THE LAND OF GODS LIES MAJESTICAL PLACES ALL AROUND. THE LAND OF UTTARAKHAND IS BLESSED WITH EVERY BEAUTIFUL TERRAIN ON EARTH. FROM SNOW PEAK MOUNTAINS, BEAUTIFUL VALLEYS AND GUSHING RIVERS TO FAR STRETCHING MARVELOUS MEADOWS IT HAS EVERYTHING TO OFFER.

UTTARAKHAND HAS MANY HILL STATIONS LIKE LAKE CITY NAINITAL, QUEEN OF HILLS MUSSOORIE, LANSDOWNE, ALMORA, AULI, MUKTESHWAR ANY MANY MORE. WHILE WE ALL WANT TO EXPLORE EVERY SINGLE PLACE IN UTTARAKHAND BUT TIME DOES NOT PERMIT. SO WHERE TO GO FIRST NAINITAL OR MUSSOORIE, WELL WE HAVE SORTED THAT OUT FOR YOU LET’S FIND OUT.

NAINITAL

THE LAKE CITY OF UTTARAKHAND IS AT AN ALTITUDE OF 2000 M. NAINITAL IS FAMOUS FOR ITS LAKES LIKE NAINI LAKE, SATTAL ETC. NOT ONLY LAKES NAINITAL ALSO BOAST VIEWS OF VALLEYS AND SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS.

MUSSOORIE

THE QUEEN OF HILLS MUSSOORIE IS AT AN ELEVATION OF 2005 M FROM SEA LEVEL. MUSSOORIE IS BLESSED WITH HIMALAYAN SNOW RANGES IN NORTHEAST AND IT HAS DOON VALLEY AND SHIVALIK RANGES IN SOUTH.

PLACES TO EXPLORE B/W NAINITAL OR MUSSOORIE

WHILE THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PLACES TO EXPLORE IN BOTH OF THESE HILL STATIONS BUT I WILL BE TAKING TOP 4 PLACES FROM BOTH OF THESE HILL STATIONS.

IN NAINITAL

NAINI LAKE

NAINI LAKE IS SURROUNDED BY 7 HILLS AROUND IT. THIS PLACE IS FAMOUS FOR ITS KAYAKING, BOATING, YACHTING AND PEDALING. DUE TO NAINI LAKE NAINITAL HAS BECOME A HOT DESTINATION FOR COUPLES.

NAINITAL
NAINI LAKE

NAINA DEVI TEMPLE

THE TEMPLE OF NAINA DEVI IS A HOLY PLACE LOCATED AT THE TOP OF NAINA HILLCOK.

TIFFIN TOP

TIFFIN TOP IS THE HIGHEST PLACE IN NAINITAL, IT OFFERS A 360 DEGREE VIEW OF WHOLE NAINITAL. IT IS 4 KMS FROM THE MAIN TOWN.

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MALL ROAD

THE BEAUTIFUL ROAD WHICH RUNS BY THE SIDE OF THE LAKE IS MALL ROAD. IT CONNECTS TWO ENDS OF CITY WHICH ARE MALLITAL AND TALLITAL. THE ROAD IS ESPECIALLY BEAUTIFUL TO WALK IN EVENINGS

IN MUSSOORIE

GUN HILL

THE SECOND HIGHEST POINT OF MUSSORIE IS GUN HILL. IT HAS A HEIGHT OF 2024 M. YOU CAN ACCESS GUN HILL BY A CABLE CAR WHICH GOES FROM MALL ROAD. FROM GUN HILL YOU CAN VIEW BEAUTIFUL VALLEYS ALL AROUND.

SUNSET IN MUSSOORIE
SUNSET VIEW POINT IN MUSSORIE

KEMPTY FALLS

ANOTHER FAMOUS TOURIST ATTRACTION IN MUSSOORIE IS GUN HILL. KEMPTY FALLS IS 15 KM FROM MUSSOORIE IN TEHRI GARHWAL. KEMPTY FALLS CAN BE ACCESSED BY TRACK FROM KEMPTY FALL ROAD.

LAKE MIST

ON MUSSOORIE- KEMPTY ROAD IS LAKE MIST. LAKEMIST IS ABOUT 5 KM FROM KEMPTY FALLS. LAKE MIST IS BEAUTIFUL LAKE SURROUNDED BY DENSE FOREST AND VALLEYS.

MUSSOORIE LAKE

MUSSOORIE LAKE IS NEWLY DEVLOPED LAKE BY MUSSOORIE DEHRADUN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. THIS LAKE IS 6 KM FROM MUSSOORIE AAND PROVIDES PEDAL BOATS TO SEE NEARBY VILLAGES AND DOON VALLEY.

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN NAINITAL AND MUSSOORIE

IN NAINITAL

BOATING

BOATING IS THE MOST POPULAR ACTIVITY AMONG TOURISTS IN NAINITAL. HERE YOU CAN GO FOR PEDALING, RAFTING AND IN GROUP BOAT ALSO.

PARAGLIDING

PARAGLIDING IS ANOTHER HOT ACTIVITY IN NAINITAL. FAMOUS PLACE NAUKUCHIATAL OFFERS PARAGLIDING AROUND THE TOWN. IT IS JUST A 10 MIN RIDE BUT IT SURELY WILL BE AN ADVENTUROUS ONE. AVERAGE PRICE OF PARAGLIDING IN NAINITAL RANGES FROM 1000 TO 1200 RUPEES.

TREKKING

WHILE THERE ARE SEVERAL TREKS AND TRAILS AROUND NAINITAL BUT FEW MAIN TREKKING ROUTES ARE NAINITAL-KILLBURY TREK, NAINITAL-KAINICHI TREK, NAINITAL-BETALGHAT TREK.

NAINITAL

IN MUSSOORIE

TREKKING

WHILE IN MUSSOORIE, THERE ARE NOT MANY TREKS THEY ARE BASIC DAY HIKES BUT IN VICINITY OF MUSSOORIE YOU CAN GO FOR ADVENTURE TREKS LIKE
-NAG TIBBA SUMMIT
HAR KI DUN TREK
-YAMUNOTRI SAPTRISHI KUND TREK
-DODITAL TREK

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OTHER ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

MANY OTHER ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES CAN BE DONE IN MUSSOORIE LIKE ROCK CLIMBING, SKY WALKING, RAPPELLING, ZIP LINE, CAVING, AND MANY MORE ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES.

SHORT NATURE WALKS

WELL MUSSOORIE IS PERFECT FOR NATURE WALKS AS THIS A PERFECT ACTIVITY WITH FAMILY. LUSH GREEN VALLEYS ARE THE BEST PLACE TO EXPLORE AND DO NATRUE WALKS. SOME OF THE FAMOUS NATURE WALKS IN MUSSOORIE ARE LIBRARY HEAD TO HAPPY VALLEY, VALLEY VIEW TO CLOUDS END, WAVERLY CONVENT TO COMPANY BAGH AND MANY MORE.

OTHER NEARBY HILL STATIONS

WHILE EXPLORING ONE IS NOT ENOUGH AND THAT’S WE ALSO SEE WHICH ARE THE BEST NEARBY HILL STATIONS.

NEARBY HILL STATIONS FROM NAINITAL

  • BHIMTAL
  • BHOWALI
  • MUKTESHWAR
  • ALMORA
  • KAUSANI

NEARBY HILL STATIONS FROM MUSSOORIE

  • CHOPTA
  • KANATAL
  • DHANAULTI
  • TEHRI
  • CHAKRATA

LOCAL FOOD AND BEST PLACES B/W NAINITAL OR MUSSOORIE

WHILE BOTH PLACES BEING IN UTTARAKHAND SERVES LOCAL PAHADI FOOD WHICH IS VERY DELICIOUS. SO IN OUR PARAMETERS, WE WON’T BE VISITING PAHADI FOOD SHOPS. WE WILL BE WATCHING FOR FOOD OR RESTAURANT WHICH ARE FAMOUS IN BOTH THE PLACES OTHER THAN PAHADI CUISINE.

IN NAINITAL

SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS STREET FOOD PLACES IN NAINITAL IS FOUND IN

  • LAKSHMI RESTAURANT’S BUN TIKKI
  • PUNJABI FOOD AT SHER-E-PUNJAB
  • LACCHA PARATHAS
  • FRIED PRANS AT MACHAN
  • COFFEE AT CAFE DU MALL

IN MUSSOORIE

SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS STREET FOOD PLACES IN MUSSOORIE IS FOUND IN

  • TIBETAN FOOD AT KALSANG FRIENDS CORNER
  • CHAR DUKAN’S OMELLETE AND PANCAKES
  • CHOCOLATE SHAKES OF CHIC CHOCOLATE
  • ROASTED CHICKEN OF LITTLE LLAMA CAFE
  • DIFFERENT OMELETTE’S OF LOVELY OMELETTE CENTRE

DISTANCE FROM DELHI

WHILE IT IS NO PARAMETER TO GRADE A HILL STATION BUT AS YOU HAVE LESS TIME, AND TRAVELLING WILL CONSUME HALF OF IT SO WE WANTED TO TELL WHICH CAN BE NEAR YOU BETWEEN NAINITAL OR MUSSOORIE.

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DELHI TO NAINITAL DISTANCE

DELHI TO NAINITAL BY ROAD IS AROUND 306 KM AND WHICH CAN BE COMPLETED IN AROUND 7 HOURS. YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE NH 9 HIGHWAY.

THERE ARE NO DIRECT TRAINS FOR NAINITAL BUT YOU CAN GET A TRAIN UPTO KATHGODAM WHICH IS 35 KM FROM NAINITAL. BY TRAIN YOU WILL REACH KATHGODAM IN 7 HOURS AND A EXTRA HOUR FROM KATGODAM TO NAINITAL.

DELHI TO MUSSOORIE DISTANCE

DELHI TO MUSSOORIE BY ROAD IS AROUND 290 KM AND WHICH CAN BE COMPLETED IN AROUND 6 HOURS. YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE SAHARANPUR ROAD FOR MUSSOORIE.

THERE ARE NO DIRECT TRAINS FOR MUSSOORIE BUT YOU CAN GET A TRAIN UPTO DEHRADUN WHICH IS 17 KM FROM MUSSOORIE. BY TRAIN YOU WILL REACH MUSSOORIE IN 6 HOURS AND A EXTRA HOUR AND HALF FROM DEHRADUN TO MUSSOORIE.

WHERE TO GO B/W NAINITAL OR MUSSOORIE?

WE HAVE PUT OUT FULL GUIDE FOR YOU ABOUT BOTH THE PLACES AND BOTH OF THESE HILL STAIONS ARE SURELY AMZING AND UNIQUE ON THEIR OWN SO WE DECIDING WHAT FACTORS YOU MUST SEE WHILE GOING FOR ANY OF THESE HILL STATIONS.

NAINITAL FOR: FOR THOSE WHO LOVE MOUNTAINS, LOVE THE LAKES AND THE RIDES, LOVE SHORTER TREKS AND ALSO WANT TO VISIT NEARBY TEMPLES THAN NAINITAL IS BEST FOR YOU. IF YOU VISIT NAINITAL IN WINTERS THAN FOR SNOW LOVERS THIS PLACE TURNS INTO PARADISE. SO IF YOU ARE A SNOW LOVER THAN NAINITAL IS SURELY FOR YOU.

MUSSOORIE FOR: THOSE WHO SEEK BEAUTIFUL VALLEYS, WHO LOVE CABLE CARS AND WATERFALLS ARE YOUR THING THEN MUSSOORIE IS SURELY FOR YOU. IF YOU LOVE LONG TREKS THAN MUSSOORIE CAN ALSO BE YOUR STATION FROM WHERE YOU CAN HEAD OUT FOR YOUR NEXT BIG TREKKING ADVENTURE.

FINAL VERDICT FOR NAINITAL OR MUSSOORIE

NAINITAL

MUSSOORIE

WELL, NO ONE CAN DENY BOTH PLACES ARE SUPERB.

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