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Timings : Sunrise - Sunset

Time Required : 2 - 3 hours

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Mossy Falls, Mussoorie Overview

Cosily tucked amidst the tantalizing mountains and the exuberant woods, Mossy Falls is a well-kept secret of the hill town of Mussoorie. Located at a distance of 7 kms from the main city on the Bala Hisar Road, Mossy Falls is named after the moss-laden rocks surrounding the gushing waterfalls. The mesmerising cascade offers a sight of absolute euphoria as it is hidden away from the conventional chaos and din of the city. Literally veiled from view, with a cleft in the hillside, the charming Mossy Waterfalls can be reached with a little bushwhack following slightly rough terrain. The highlight is a Shivalinga hidden near the fall, which is drenched by the continously flowing water, creating a surreal site.

The scenic Lake Mossy is a hotspot for trekkers as the trail offers moderate to difficult hikes for the tourists to choose from. In addition to that, it is the go-to place for the photography enthusiasts owing to its rich scenery and minimal human interactions. It is also a favourite amongst the occasional visitors looking for a quiet picnic in the lap of nature. All in all, the ataraxy and poise of Lake Mossy mixed with the occasional chirping of birds and melodious chiming of trees amidst roaring waters is bound to give you a much needed rejuvenating break from your routine.

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A total of 145 feet in height, this trail of outpour can be divided into 6 tiers with variations in gradients and water rush. The top three slides can be seen from afar, the next one in the close vicinity while the bottom two can only be seen from the baseline. To witness this majesty in all its grandeur, you can choose your trek and climb up. The variation in the downpour of water offers several niches and lapse to take a moment and admire the beauty.

Other than trekking, the place provides several panoramic sights both for the naked eye and for your Instagram feeds. If you're looking for the clichéd holiday, pack a bedsheet and a basket of food, and go have a meal in the perfect scenery, next to the ravishing showers.

Best Time to Visit

Although the place can mesmerise you all through the year, the best time to visit Mossy Falls is either during early monsoon or winters. At the beginning of the monsoon season, the rain showers enliven the place, and you can see the enchanting view in all its glory and splendour. On the other hand, if you choose to visit in winters, you can relish trekking in the woods nearby during the day. Also, you can camp and have a little bonfire party of your own.

Tips

1. Carry an extra set of clothes in case of a voluntary or accidental dip in the water.
2. Avoid visiting in the peak monsoon season due to the overflow of water.
3. Try and visit during the day and be back before sunset because the winding roads can get trippy and dangerous in the dark.

How To Reach Mossy Falls

Mossy Falls is situated about 7 kms away from the main town in Barlow Ganj, Mussoorie. You can take a tourist bus from the city bus stop to reach there. Or rent a taxi till the falls. Better still, if you want to take a long walk, we recommend you take the route from Landour, along the Wynberg Allen school, which will take an hour and a half at the most. It is one of the most scenic paths and will (sort of) give you an aerial view of the valley.

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