9 Religious Places In Mussoorie That You Must Check Out
You may not be the most religious person but you’d have to agree that Uttrakhand houses some really beautiful and popular temples, churches and monasteries! The tranquility and peacefulness these places exude makes them a must visit so head on over.
1. Jwalaji Temple
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Jwalaji Temple is located on the highest peak of the Benog Hill and people come here to worship Maa Jwala! The trek towards the temple is risky but exciting and is an adventure in itself! Once you reach the top, the calmness of the place and the breathtaking view of the Doon Valley and Yamuna river will leave you completely spellbound!
Location | Naya Mohalla, Landour
2. Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Popularly known as the Shedup Buddhist Temple in Happy Valley, as the name suggests, this is a happy place to be in where you can actually feel the rush of positive vibes as soon as you enter the place! It was the 1st Tibetan shrine to be built in India and was consecrated by Dalai Lama.
Location | Happy Valley
3. Christ Church
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Said to be one of the oldest churches in the entire Himalayan range - Christ Church is calm and secluded, despite being located in one of the most busy areas in town! The church has a gothic architecture with an unassuming brown hued gate and big stained glass windows. You can just sit back, take in the beauty and the colonial feels of the place!
Location | Mall Road
4. Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir
This mandir on the Mall Road, Kulri is beautiful and has a peaceful air about it! With beautiful hymns playing in the background and all the devotees flocking in - this place is perfect for some peaceful time! If you’re lucky enough to be here on a Thursday, you can witness the kirtan that takes place here with all the devotees singing and dancing. It's a lovely experience indeed.
Location | Mall Road, Kulri
5. Central Methodist Church
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Another church on the famous Mall Road - the Central Methodist Church is a huge pale coloured building with amazing colonial architecture! Interestingly, this church is open only on Sundays so plan your visit accordingly!
Location | Picture Palace, Mall Road
6. Nag Devta Temple
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This temple has statues of snakes on top at its entrance and some walking along the stairs that lead you to the actual praying area. The temple is situated away from the city life in silence and is not too big and simple in architecture. Do give it a visit.
Location | Cart Mecange Road
7. Surkanda Devi Temple
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This temple lies on the Chamba - Mussoorie Road and you can easily catch a taxi from the Library Chowk to reach this place. You need to trek for about 2 kms from the taxi point to reach this temple and trust us the trek, however short, is adventurous and completely fun! The temple is always bustling with visitors and is surrounded by a scenic view overlooking Dehradun, Rishikesh and the snow-capped Himalayas!
Location | Chamba - Mussoorie Road, Saklana Range
8. Jama Masjid
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Oh yes, Mussoorie has its very own Jama Masjid and although it’s not as huge as the one in Delhi, the peace you experience here is enough to compensate that! The white and green coloured closed building of the mosque has a elongated prayer room where people gather for namaz every Friday,
Location | Mall Road
9. Gurudwara Sahib Trust
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Gurdwara Sahib Trust is located near the Mussoorie Library and the best part about this gurudwara is the scenic view of the Himalayas from the prayer room! You can just sit there, hear the lovely, melodious hymns and enjoy the view!
Location | Landour
So put these places on your checklist for your next visit to Mussoorie ‘cause a lil. religious time is always welcome!