Mussoorie is picturesque town located in the north of Uttarakhand at about 2000 m above the sea level. Despite of having a population of just 26,069 people, it is renowned for its warm hospitality. The best time to visit Mussoorie is from September to June and hence, due to its all round the year pleasant climate, it is a favourite spot for both honeymooners and adventurers alike. Mussoorie spell bounds tourists with the magnificent views of its valleys, dense green forest and the view of the snow-clad Himalayas. It is also a favourite spot for trekkers and campers as the valley is still full of many beautiful spots that are still pristine and undiscovered and provide peace and solace in the lap of nature. Tourists can avail the service of ious camp which will make you camp right by the stream side and trek in the dense forests.
Mussoorie was a popular hill station for the Britishers, and their imprint can be seen in many areas of the town. The Kempty Falls is one of the most popular tourist spot and it is daily visited by hordes of tourists. The water falls at a height of over 40 ft from the midst of rock and is a scenic sight even from a distance. While walking towards the Kempty falls, you come across a huge market where you can buy souvenirs to take back home. Other falls that can be visited are Bhatta Falls, Jharipani Fall and Mossy Fall. The Gun Hill is the second highest point in Mussoorie where the majestic Himalayan peaks are clearly visible on a clear day. You can either reach Gun Hill by foot by the way of the mall or by rope way.
If you are a lover of sun setting between the mountains, you should definitely visit Camel's back road and can be reached by the help of an electric trolley. It is name so because the place resembles a sitting camel. One can also enjoy long walks and horse riding here. For recreational activities you can visit Lake Mist, which is situated 5 km before Kempty Falls and is a good picnic spot with accommodation and restaurant facilities, boating is also available there and Municipal Garden which is a picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with paddled boating facility. Other spots that can be visited are Depot Hill, Lal Tibba, Happy Valley, Jawahar Aquarium, Nag Devta Temple, Jwalaji Temple Benog Hill etc.
The fairs and festivals of Mussoorie has it own charm, you must include these in your itenary and witness the festivals of Garhwali, Tapkeshwar fairs, Hatkalika fair, Mata Murti ka Mela, Kunjpuri fair, Surlhanda Devi Mela etc. You can even shop till you can drop at the mall which is one of the favoured shopping spot situated in the center of Mussoorie. You buy an array of products ranging from woollens, fabric wall hangings, imported goods, Tibetan metal ware to wooden items, bowls, trays, cane baskets and jewellery.
This place really offers a respite from the maddening crowds of the city. Mussoorie is best for those who want to spend their time appreciating the glory of nature.
Summer 29.6 - 7.2 C
Winter 07 - 01 C
April to July and September to November
Getting to Mussoorie
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun 61 km. However, Delhi is the most convenient airport.
The nearest railhead is Dehradun 35 km, connected by rail with major cities and towns of India. Taxis and buses are available outside the railway station for transit to Mussoorie, there is a Mussoorie bus stand near the station.
Mussoorie is connected by road with
Badrinath 329 km
Dehradun 34 km
Delhi 269 km
Gangotri 256 km
Hanuman Chatti 132 km
Haridwar 101 km
Kedarnath 259 km
Nainital 355 km
Rishikesh 76 km
Tehri 77 km
Shimla 284 km
Srinagar Garhwal187 km
Yamunotri 139 km
Currency: Rupees - INR Pincode of Mussoorie: 248179 Language : Hindi,Garwali Weather: Summer 20 To 35°C to °C Winter -5°C to 10°C
Mussoorie is one of my favorite Hill station. I visit Mussoorie almost every year because of its natural beauty , easy access & pocket friendly qualities.
Mahesh from Mumbai, India3 ★
A good hill station easily approachable from Delhi or Dehradun. Being a high peak among the nearby hills, the climate is quiet cool gives a soothing relief from the summer of plains. There are sufficient accomodations available from one star to five star hotels. A view of ice clad peaks of Himalayas is the greatest attraction of this place. Of course the local transport is expensive and mismanaged by local authorities.
J Niranjan from Bangalore, India5 ★
Varsha from Gurgaon, india5 ★
Monojit from durgapur, India4 ★
Overall it was a beautiful trip
DR HIRENSUTHAR from HARIDWAR, india5 ★
Very good place
Amit from Delhi, India4 ★
Expreience was too good awsome place for couple.
Rajat from Delhi, india1 ★
Awful because of trip24now.
They are really bad ,doesn't know how to talk to customer.
Never ever recommend for such pathetic travel agency