Har ki Pauri:
King Vikramaditya constructed this sacred Ghat in memory of his brother Bhatrihari who it is believed had come to Haridwar to meditate on the banks of the Ganga. This ghat later came to be known as Har-Ki-Pauri ( The ghat is regarded the most sacred and auspicious point to bathe in the Ganga during the 12 year Kumbh and the 6 year Ardh Kumbh.
Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar:
According to legend the Saptarshis (seven sages) were deep in meditation here. The Ganga, not wanting to disturb them split herself into seven streams (Sapt Sarovar) around them.
Mansa Devi Temple:
The temple of Goddess Mansa Devi is situated at the top of Bilwa Parvat. The rope-way with its brightly colored cable cars take devotees to the old hilltop of Mansa Devi.
Chandi Devi Temple:
The Chandi Devi temple at the top of Neel Parvat on river Gang’s banks was built in1929 A.D. by the King of Kashmir-Suchat Singh. A three kilometers trek from Chandighat, it is believed that the main statue was established by the Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century AD. It is at a distance of six kilometers on Neel Parvat on the other bank of River Ganga.
Other Places of Interest: Kanva Rishio Ashram; Bilkeshwar Mahadev; Pawan Dham; Bhooma Niketan; Vaishnav Devi Temple; Bharat Mata Mandir; Doodhadhari Temple; Shahi Gurudwara; Jairam Ashram.
Lal Tibba : This is regarded as the highest point in Mussoorie situated in area called “Landour”. Which is know to be the oldest inhabited place of Mussoorie
Gun Hill :
Gun hill is the second highest point in Mussoorie it is also known as picnic spot for the locals. From this points, Mussoorie appears to be changing colors in every minute. It looks amazing from here.
Municipal Garden :
This is also known as Botanical Gardens of Mussoorie were established by geologist Dr. H.Fackner in the last century..
Kempty Fall :
Kempty fall is just 12 kms down from Mussoorie on Mussoorie – Dehradun midway ,the beautiful falls were declared as a tourist destination by John Mekinan after after 1835.The name Kempty is derived from ‘Camp – tea’, as the Britishers would organise their tea parties here. Past Kempty Fall, 12 – km downhill.
Lakshman Jhula is a hanging bridge, built on the river Ganges, which forms one of the major tourist attractions of Rishikesh. As per legends, the bridge was initially a rickety, jute one that was used by Lakshman, Lord Ram’s brother, to cross the river. The bridge, in its present iron form, was built in the year 1939. Standing on the Lakshman Jhula, you can have some of the most mesmerizing views of the Ganges.
Ram Jhula is another bridge in Rishikesh, made of iron, which looks quite similar in appearance to the Lakshman Jhula. It is also known by the name of Shivanand Jhula and has been constructed to pave way between Shivanand Ashram and Swarga Ashram.
Gita Bhavan is the name given to a building situated just by the side of the Lakshman Jhula. Constructed a few years back only, the bhavan is famous for housing magnificent statues and paintings, of the various characters in Hindu mythology.
Rishikund is a tank in Rishikesh, considered to be scared by the pilgrims. As per the legends, Goddess Yamuna filled this tank with water, after being pleased with Kubz, a saint.
Bharat Mandir, contrary to what the name suggests, is not dedicated to Lord Ram’s brother Bharat. Rather, it enshrines an idol of Lord Vishnu, which is said to be carved out of a single ‘Salagram’. The temple was constructed by Adiguru Shankracharya, in 12th century. Located on the bank of the holy Ganges, the shrine is counted amongst the oldest temples in Rishikesh
Swarga Ashram is a huge complex in Rishikesh, popular for housing several temples within its precincts. Throughout the complex, you can see magnificent statues of various Gods and Goddess. The ashram also comprises of a number of eating joints, apart from souvenir and other shops.
Triveni Ghat, as the name suggests, is a bathing ghat in Rishikesh. It serves as the venue of a Maha Arti every day. Early in the morning as well as late in the evening, you will find pilgrims taking a dip in the holy waters of the ghat.