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6 Mountain Peaks to explore in Dehradun

Dehradun

Nested in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is one of the oldest cities of India and is recently declared as the Provisional Capital of newly created Uttaranchal (Now Uttarakhand)

Camels Back  road
Camels Back roadCamels Back Rd, The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179, India

Camel's Back Road was built in 1845 to provide a walking track with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. This road has an ancient Hawa ghar where people can sit and view the mighty peaks. This Hawa Ghar was earlier known as Scandal Point. Telescopes are available here for those wanting a closer look of the Himalayan peaks. There are many stories about this road. One is that while a British couple was riding on horses, suddenly, the girl's horse jumped into the hills.

Cloud End
Cloud EndMussorie Range, Uttarakhand 248179, India

Surrounded by the Oak and Deodar forest, Clouds End is a landmark to the geographical end of Mussoorie. Located at around 7 km from main Mussoorie city, Clouds End is known for pleasant scenic views of hills with enjoyable climate. A heritage building built by some British in 1838 is also an attraction at Clouds End

George Everest Peak
George Everest PeakKhanij Nagar, Mussorie Range, Uttarakhand 248179, India

A short hike to view an incredible sunset, and of the valleys and towns laying below. The peak is named after George Everest who was the Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. The majority of the Great Trigonometrical Survey in India was completed under him. His house is located 300 meters down the peak.

Gun Hill
Gun HillThe Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179, India

The spectacular Gun Hill is among the most famous tourist attractions of Mussoorie. It is the second-highest peak in the region after Lal Tibba. There is an interesting history that backs the popularity of Gun Hill. It is said that from this hilltop, the British used to fire a cannon every afternoon to help the natives know the time.

Lal Tibba Scenic Point
Lal Tibba Scenic PointLal Tibba Binoculars, bazar Road, Naya Mohalla, Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179, India

Being the highest point in the area, Lal Tibba is one of the most stunning viewpoints in the region. The name literally translates to 'red hill'. Rising to a height of 2,275 meters (7,164 feet), Lal Tibba is the picture-perfect place to fulfil your sightseeing desires. The telescopes installed here are priceless, and aid in cherishing the beautiful unfettering panoramas of the Nilkantha peak (6,596 meters) in Badrinath, Kedarnath peak (6,940 meters), Banderpoonch range .

Nag Tibba
Nag TibbaNag Tibba, Jaunpur Range, Uttarakhand 249180

Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the lesser himalayan region of Uttarakhand state (Garhwal Division), and lends its name to the 'Nag Tibba Range', itself the next-northerly of the five folds of the Himalaya.

Map of Mountain Peaks to explore in Dehradun