Jabarkhet Nature Reserve


Dedicated efforts have been taking place since 2015 to transform this sizeable tract of privately owned land into a nature reserve, home to abundant animals, birdlife and wild flowers. While you'll need luck to spot mammals, camera traps have caught leopard, black bear, porcupine and several species of deer. There are hiking trails and specialist guides available; see the website for details. It's around 5km east of Mussoorie and is part of a historical estate that fell into disuse.

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Nearby Mussoorie attractions

1. Mussoorie Heritage Centre

1.51 MILES

Sitting beneath Landour's clock tower is this impressive heritage centre that's set up by dedicated local historian, Surbhi Agarwal. She'll take you…

2. Soham Heritage & Art Centre

1.64 MILES

Part museum, part art gallery, Soham Heritage & Art Centre focuses largely on the culture of the Uttarakhand Himalaya. You'll get guided through the…

3. Union Church

1.77 MILES

Dating to 1874, this is one of Mussoorie's oldest churches. It still holds mass services.

4. Picture Palace Cinema


Mostly a landmark and point of reference, this old movie theatre is now a gaming and entertainment centre.

5. Jama Masjid

1.86 MILES

This local mosque is a place of worship and not for sightseers.

6. Gun Hill

2.22 MILES

From midway along The Mall, a cable car runs up to Gun Hill (2530m), which, on a clear day, has views of several big peaks. A steep path also winds up to…

7. Christ Church

2.63 MILES

Built in 1836 and featuring stained-glass windows, this is purported to be the oldest church in the Himalaya.

8. Mussoorie Library

2.86 MILES

One of Mussoorie's most prominent landmarks is this historical Raj-era library that opened way back in 1843. Its ornate Victoria-style balcony veranda…