Situated in the Landour area at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level, Lal Tibba is the highest point in Mussoorie. Lal Tibba is the oldest populated place in Mussoorie and boasts of scenic views of sunrise and sunset, which leave the visitors spell bound.
Lal Tibba also referred as a Depot Hill owing to the presence of a depot, also houses a camp of the Indian Military services, towers of Doordarshan and All India Radio. A Japanese telescope was placed at the 20 metres tall tower standing on the edge of the cliff to offer scenic views of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Banderpunch, and other Himalayan ranges.
This apart, you can explore some of the old buildings and houses, which are constructed with in British architectural style. Chider’s Lodge located on Lal Tibba is another attraction of this hill. Childer’s Lodge offers some stunning views of the hills and the valley stretching into distance. Accessible by foot, Chider’s Lodge is an ideal picnic spot and does not have any eating places, restrooms or souvenir shops hence enjoy the raw and rustic appeal of nature here.
The hills of Lal Tibba are quite popular amongst shoppers too as there various markets in the nearby areas. The well known Sister’s Bazaar selling all the must-buys along with some pretty souvenirs is quite popular both with the locals as well as tourists. So come and explore this beautiful hill of Lal Tibba and get mesmerised by its natural beauty.
The best time to visit Lal Tibba is between the summer months of March and June as the weather is pleasant enough to explore the beautiful surroundings.
It is advised not to travel during the monsoon as the place is infested with leeches.
It is advisable to carry woollens, even if it is warm in the Mussoorie town.