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2-Day Mussoorie Trip: Detailed Itinerary

January 4, 2019 by Nitin Singhal 1 Comment

Mussoorie - 2 day itinerary

Mussoorie would always be close to my heart as it was my first solo trip . Mussoorie is a popular hill station, located in Uttarakhand and draws millions of tourists all year round, so much so that most of the popular attractions have been commercialized. 

I made the conscious effort to skip the popular tourist attractions and explore the less touristy ones.

If you are planning to go to Mussoorie for a weekend gateway, here is my 2-day Mussoorie itinerary to help you.

Table of Contents

  • 1.1 Lal Tibba
  • 1.2 Soham Heritage Centre
  • 1.3 Company Garden
  • 1.4 Stroll along the Mall Road
  • 2.1 Happy Valley

Train: I had booked the night train (Nanda Devi Express) from New Delhi to Dehradun and Dehradun-New Delhi Shatabdi for the return journey.

Stay at Mussoorie Gateway: 2-star hotel close to Mall road, which I booked through MakeMyTrip for Rs 900 a night. A comfy bed and a clean bathroom are the 2 things that I generally look for while booking the hotel, and Mussoorie Gateway had both these things.  Additionally, they had the complimentary shuttle service to Mall road which saved me lots of time. I was lucky to find a decent hotel close to the prime location for a very affordable price. I know how expensive the hotel can be in touristy places, as I had experienced in Nainital where hotel cost was close to 50% of my total trip cost.

Mussoorie Gateway building

Day – 1

Reached Dehradun early in the morning; took bus to Mussoorie for a Picture Palace end of Mall road which was just over an hour journey.

Me looking at mountain peaks while taking a sip of coffee

From Picture Palace end, it is a 3 km hike to Lal Tibba. I must have stopped dozen of times in adulation of mountain beauty. Had breakfast at “ Lal Tibba Binoculars and Café ” which gave me complimentary access to the binocular placed at the roof. From the roof, one can see stunning views of mountain peaks.

Soham Heritage Centre

sculptures inside Soham Heritage Centre

Walked back from the cafe and headed towards Soham Heritage Centre . Took me around 45 minutes to reach there. It is a private museum having a collection of paintings, sculptures and other art forms depicting the Himalayan culture. It has a wonderful art collection and is a must-visit place in Mussoorie.

Company Garden

Me sitting in front of water fall

Company Garden is a municipal garden with a lake, an artificial waterfall , and small amusement rides. It can be given a miss when in Mussoorie. Man-made things were nowhere near to the astonishing natural beauty of Mussoorie.

Stroll along the Mall Road

I took a walk along the Mall Road in the evening and tasted the roadside food. I found a small but nice aquarium ( Jawahar Aquarium) on the mall road and spent some time with the fishes.

picture of catfish

Happy Valley

Me paying respect inside Buddha temple

After checking out from the Hotel, I started walking towards Shedup Choepelling Temple (Buddhist Monastery) at Happy Valley . The whole atmosphere of Happy Valley was very peaceful with very few people seen along the way which is in complete contrast to life in Delhi.

Spent a few minutes inside the monastery and then clicked photographs of breath-taking views outside the monastery.

Afterwards , I went to Dalai Hill which was hardly 15 minutes hike from there. Dalai Hill has a golden coloured Buddha statue surrounded with colourful prayers flag.  Those prayer flags along with amazing mountain views were a treat to my eyes.

prayer flags hanging on Dalai Hill

Went back to Mall road to have lunch. Took a bus from Library Bus stand to Dehradun to catch my train back to Delhi.

Also Read: Mussoorie Travel Guide

Yes, it was a very short stay. I did not want to just tick-off every viewing point because everyone does it but instead wanted to explore the places that would fill me with bliss. And I must say, barring Company Garden, every experience exceeded my expectation.

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December 21, 2020 at 10:30 pm

musssoorie is always the no 1 destination for me, not because it is a hill station, because of you can enjoy all the weather without any road blockage etc spacially the gun hills and camels back pack.

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Mussoorie – A Complete Travel Guide and Itinerary

Reveling in its sobriquet “Queen of the Hills”, Mussoorie stands out among all the hill stations in the world. This elegant town, steeped in old world charm has been blessed by more than its fair share of natural beauty. A glimpse of the layers upon layers of hills, rising up higher and higher to join the eternally snow clad Himalayas can jolt even the most jaded traveler to attention! Some of the most majestic peaks in the Indian Himalayas can be clearly observed from Mussoorie – Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch, the Gangotri group, and Srikantha are a commanding presence in the distance. These spectacular views of steep, rolling hills draped in dense forests of oak, cedar, pine, birch rhododendron and of course, holy Deodar trees will have you goggling with wonder.

Mussoorie town spreads out over a ridge in the Garhwal Himalayas, more than 6500 feet above sea level. Although founded less than 200 years ago, its strategic location played a huge role in establishing its importance. It is a pit stop for Hindu pilgrims on the sacred “Chota Char Dham Yatra” to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath; as well as adventure enthusiasts who are gearing up to scale the higher mountains beyond. The mighty rivers Yamuna and Ganga also flow past the two sides of Mussoorie for nearly 19 kilometers.


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How to plan a trip to mussoorie.

Mussoorie’s pleasant weather, fresh and life-giving breezes, scented mists and gorgeous panoramic views act as a magnet for tourists weary of the heat and dust of the Indian plains. A surprising number of foreign tourists also flock to Mussoorie every year, especially during Christmas, when the town is at the apex of its natural beauty. The pristine, snow blanketed town to match the majestic Himalayan peaks, and this vista against a bright blue sky is one that will stay with you forever. How you can plan this stunning and charmingly beautiful hill station is what I will be discussing in this article.

Where is Mussoorie Located?

Mussoorie is located in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand , in the Garhwal Himalayas. It lies 300 kilometers to the north of the national capital New Delhi and is accessible by road, rail and air. The nearest railheads are at Dehradun and also at Haridwar, from where you reach it via Rishikesh and then Dehradun. It is located at a height of more than 6500 feet with its highest point at “Lal TIbba” at 7500 feet. It is flanked by the Himalayas towards the north and northeast, and Shiwalik ranges to the south. You can also behold panoramic views of the entire Doon Valley from up here, and a magical sight it is!

Also Read: Gaumukh Trek from Gangotri – A Complete Travel Guide

Why to visit Mussoorie?

If you weren’t sure whether or not you should visit Mussoorie then mentioned below are a few reasons why you should. To sum up, Mussoorie is your destination if:

  • You want to visit a hill station to end all hill stations
  • You are a thrill seeker looking to test yourself; looking forward to enjoy some fun activities
  • You want peace and quiet from din and drama of city life; want to spend some time in peace and tranquility
  • You want to relax in a soothing, calm and above all cool temperature
  • You want to explore the upper Indian Himalayas

Is Mussoorie safe to travel?

Is it safe to travel to Mussoorie? Well, a one-line answer to this question would be that yes it. But there are of course several terms and conditions applied when we talk a topic like safety. Mussoorie is a hill station with steep climbs and a winding road that gets narrow at a lot of places. So you must have a decent enough driving experience and should know how to handle a vehicle in a hilly region. This place receives a lot of snow during winter and then it rains cats and dogs here in Monsoon.

The crime rate in the area, however, is almost next to none. So as long as you check the weather forecast before leaving, drive safely and sensibly, do not get into any unnecessary arguments then yes, Mussoorie is a very safe place to visit. However, visitors are advised to stay cautious during monsoon season. The only thing visitors have to consider is to stay indoors as it may rain continuously during the rainy season.

The standard rules of safety like being alert with strangers and not to hang out in strange places will apply to everyone. If you are traveling alone then it is advisable to stay in a hotel in Mussoorie itself and not in a remote area.

Where to stay in Mussoorie

Mussoorie being a much in demand tourist hotspot, you will find hotels of all sizes, amenities and price ranges in this town. Again, it is wiser to pre-book accommodations to get a  good deal. Here’s a tip – the state tourism body Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam operates a chain of hotels throughout the region. They are located at prime spots, sometimes a stone’s throw away from the best attractions. They are also clean and spacious with courteous and helpful staff.

How to reach Mussorie

Due to its location in Himalayas, reaching Mussoorie is only possible by road but it is fairly easy. Mussoorie is a major tourist spot and hence a very well connected town. You can either bring your own vehicle and drive all the way to Mussoorie or you can get public transport.

Also Read: Gangotri – A Complete Travel Guide and Itinerary

How to reach Mussoorie by Road

If you were traveling by your own vehicle, then below is the route that you can take to reach Mussoorie. For the sake of explaining the route, I will assume Delhi as your starting point.

Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut – Khatauli – Muzaffarnagar – Dehradun – Mussoorie

Depending on the road you took, this entire journey will be between 280 to 320 kilometers. From Muzaffarnagar, you can either head to Dehradun via Saharanpur or via Haridwar. It doesn’t matter which road you take though, because the difference in kilometers and travel time won’t be much. At an average, it will take you about 9 to 10 hours from Delhi to get to Mussoorie once you take in the road conditions, hilly area, and traffic into consideration. The road till Dehradun is pretty much a straight one and then climbs up in a steep manner to Mussoorie for the last 50 odd kilometers.

How to reach Mussoorie by Bus

There are regular buses to Mussoorie from almost every major town nearby. You can find luxury buses operated by private companies or state run services. If you were coming from Delhi, then you just reach to ISBT and board any of the buses operated by DTC, UP Transport or Uttarakhand Roadways . If you could not find a direct Bus for Mussoorie then look one for Dehradun. From Dehradun then, you can look for any local transport to complete the last stretch of your journey. The total fare of the Bus would be around Rs. 500 to Rs. 800 depending on the type of Bus.

How to reach Mussoorie by Train

Nearest railway station to Mussoorie would be the Dehradun Railway Station, located 36 kilometers away. It has trains connecting to New Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu and Kolkata, among others. In particular, the Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi Express is a 5.5-hour journey one way.

How to reach Mussoorie by Flight

Jolly Grant would be the nearest airport to Mussoorie. It is located 60 kilometers away in Dehradun, which has direct flights to Mumbai and New Delhi. From Dehradun, you can hire state transport buses or private taxis to reach Mussoorie.

How to reach Mussoorie from Dehradun

Once you have reached Dehradun by either train or flight, you can reach Mussoorie by either public transport or a taxi. There are regular buses leaving for Mussoorie from Dehradun train station. Please make sure that you are boarding the right bus though because buses would go to the opposite ends of the Mussoorie Mall, Library and Picture Palace. The last bus leaves at around 8 PM and is usually very crowded. The bus would take about an hour and a half to drop you to Mussoorie and would charge about Rs. 50 per person.

If you wanted to travel by Taxi then you could get those too from either the train station or the airport. From the Dehradun railway station, a taxi would charge around Rs 1000 for Mussoorie and about the same amount of money from the Airport as well.

A third option could be Shared taxis which will cost you Rs. 300 per person for a drop to Mussoorie from Dehradun.

For return journey, you can take a bus from many bus stands in Mussoorie (Library, Masonic Lodge, Tehri and Landour) to Dehradun. From there, the road network is well connected to Delhi, Haridwar, Chamba, Shimla, Chandigarh and Saharanpur

How to reach Mussoorie by Taxi

If you wanted, you could also rent a private taxi for your trip to Mussoorie. Different taxi operators and tour companies offer prices depending on the package you chose, the duration of the trip and the type of taxi you booked. But on an average basis, for a drop to Mussoorie, a private taxi will cost you about Rs. 4000 to Rs. 5000 from Delhi or any other city at equal distance. This taxi will only drop you to Mussoorie though and there won’t be any sightseeing involved. From Rishikesh or Haridwar, a taxi would cost about Rs. 2000 and from Dehradun, you would pay around Rs. 1000.

Also Read: Rishikesh Taxi Rates – Taxi Fare in Rishikesh

How to reach Mussoorie in Winter

All of the above modes of transport that I explained above will remain applicable in winter season as well; except for rare occasions when heavy snowfall may block the roads temporarily. Even if that happens, authorities usually clear the road and restore connectivity just as soon as they are able to.

Local Transport in Mussorie

Private taxis – These typically charge Rs. 1000 per person for the Dehradun – Mussoorie journey. A share taxi would reduce the cost to Rs. 300 per person.

Self-driving – Drive into Mussoorie on NH58 till Roorkee and then on NH72-A after till Dehradun. Then, drive on New Mussoorie Road.

Cycle rickshaw – Some flat stretches in Mussoorie offer cycle rickshaws. However, avoid these if possible. They are time-consuming and impossible to navigate through thick crowds. Also, certain areas of Mussoorie such as the Mall Road are closed entirely to vehicles. This town is best explored on foot. It is also pretty costly.

Private car – For a full day of sightseeing, it is wise to book a private car. The cost will be approximately Rs. 1800. At the day end, they will drop you where you wish

By Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN)

A government operated 2X2 seater service gives an option of sight seeing in Mussorie.

  • Kempty Falls – Rs 150 per person
  • Kempty Falls, Santura Hilltop Temple & Mussoorie Lake – Rs 250 per person
  • Dhanaulti and all of the above mentioned places – Rs. 350 per person
  • Buranskhanda and above mentioned 4 places – Rs. 400 per person

Bookings for this service start at 8 am at Library Bus Stand. This service is available and can be availed on the spot.

What to see & Things to Do

What to see in mussorie.

I have actually covered this topic in great details in anther article, Tourist Attractions in Mussoorie and Things to Do . But for a quick reference , below is a list of places that you can visit in Mussoorie and some other fun activities that you can indulge yourself in.

  • Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Company Garden
  • Jwala Devi Temple
  • Camel’s Back Road
  • Bhatta Falls
  • George Everest’s House
  • Soham Heritage Centre
  • Happy Valley
  • Mossy Falls
  • Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
  • Shedup Choepelling Temple
  • Library Bazaar
  • Mussoorie Lake
  • K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum
  • Kempty Falls
  • Cloud’s End
  • Bhadraj Temple
  • Lambi Dehar Mines
  • Mullingar Mansion
  • Savoy Hotel

Things to do in Mussoorie

  • Hathipaon Trek
  • Ropeway to Gun Hill
  • Paragliding
  • White water rafting
  • Mountain climbing
  • Roller skating

If you want to know more about these places, how you can visit them, and which ones can be considered as must visit, please read Tourist Attractions in Mussoorie and Things to Do .

Best time to Visit

Weather of mussorie.

Mussoorie retains a cool and pleasant climate throughout the year with misty mornings and evenings, bright sun and a clear sky. It snows here heavily during the months of January and February. Snow starts to melt in March and April to June is pleasant weather with clear sunny skies. During monsoon, the sky is cloudy and it may rain for days on end; sometimes enough to even cause landslides and block roads. Monsoon is gone by September but leaves plenty of greenery behind. Autumn arrives in October and brings Orange-ish looks in the valleys all around. By October end, winter starts to settle in again and the following months of November and December will again see temperature dropping close to 0 Degrees Celsius. It starts to snow again in Mussoorie towards the end of December.

Also Read: Uttarakhand Roadways Bus Time Table

Temperature in Mussoorie

Here is the month wise average temperature break up. Please note though that this is just an average and during winters, it may fall several degrees below 0 during nights.

  • Mussoorie in January: 2 to 10 degree Celsius; heavy woolen and warm clothes needed
  • Mussoorie in February: 3 to12 degree Celsius; heavy woolen and warm clothes needed
  • Mussoorie in March: 5 to 16 degree Celsius; Snow starts to melt and weather gets a little warm
  • Mussoorie in April: 7 to 21 degree Celsius; Pleasant weather, light woolens needed
  • Mussoorie in May: 14 to 24 degree Celsius; Pleasant weather, plenty of cottons with jacket
  • Mussoorie in June: 16 to 23 degree Celsius; Pleasant weather, plenty of cottons with jacket
  • Mussoorie in July: 15 to 20 degree Celsius; Monsoon season, waterproof everything
  • Mussoorie in August: 15 to 20 degree Celsius; Monsoon season, waterproof everything
  • Mussoorie in September: 14 to 19 degree Celsius; this is the best time to visit Mussoorie
  • Mussoorie in October: 11 to 18 degree Celsius; Winter starts to settle in towards end of the month
  • Mussoorie in November: 7 to 15 degree Celsius; Dull and Dry, bad time to visit
  • Mussoorie in December: 4 to 13 degree Celsius; Dull and Dry, bad time to visit

When is the best time to visit Mussoorie will entirely depend on your reason to visit; and will definitely be different for everyone. If we talk in terms of the weather:

  • Summer (March through June) – The peak tourist season, with pleasant temperatures and clear skies. Perfect for sightseeing and adventure sports.
  • Monsoon (July through mid-September) – The off-season, and prone to landslides. If you like solitude, this is the time to visit. Also brilliant for a romantic getaway. Be aware that most activities, scenic spots and adventure sports will be closed during this time.
  • Winters (October through February) – Fresh snowfall and sub-zero temperatures. Incredible time for honeymooners. Great for winter sports.

When to go to Mussorie?

So if you wanted to see snow and possibly even catch a live snowfall, then the months of January and February will be the best. But if you are someone who is not too fond of cold weather than definitely avoid traveling at this time. The months of April to March are generally considered to be the best time to go because the weather in these months in Mussoorie is the best. It, however, does get crowded at this time because a lot of families plan their Mussoorie trip at this time only. So if you are not too fond of crowded places and like offbeat destinations more, then definitely avoid traveling in these months.

July and August is the time for Monsoon and it is generally advised to avoid traveling in the hills at this time. But if you are ready to take the risk then you will be rewarded with vistas that will sweep you off your feet. November and December is a bad time to visit because the scenery at this time will be dull and dry. The weather will be extremely cold and there won’t even be any snow around.

So to break it down,

  • Best time to visit Mussoorie with family: March, April, May; and June
  • Best time to visit Mussoorie in winter: February and March
  • Best time to visit Mussoorie for photography: April, July, August, September; and October
  • Best time to visit Mussoorie on Budget: July and August
  • Best time to visit Mussoorie for honeymoon: January, February; and March
  • Best time to visit Mussoorie for snow: January and February
  • Best time to visit Mussoorie to see snowfall: January

Travel possibilities during different seasons

During peak tourist seasons, all forms of transport will be highly expensive. To get to Mussoorie you must plan at least 2-3 months in advance and pre-book travel tickets. Otherwise, not only will you find prices sky-high, you may not be able to book a ticket at all. During monsoon, prices drop, but traveling through the mountain roads is tricky as landslides are frequent and devastating.

Family Trip to Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a child-friendly place and there are plenty of attractions to keep the young ones occupied and happy. However, since they will be unfamiliar with the terrain, it is important to keep an eye on them at all times, especially in the wilderness areas like waterfalls, viewpoints and picnic spots.

Also Read: Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Deoria Tal Itinerary

Couple trip to Mussoorie

Mussoorie is perfect for a romantic getaway, whether for a week or even just a weekend!

What to Pack

Clothes to pack for mussoorie trip.

Carry warm clothes no matter what time of year you are traveling. Also, dress in layers so that you can put on or take off a layer when the temperature changes suddenly. In winter especially, thermal wear and heavy jackets are a must. Carry extra pairs of clean socks at all times. All mountain areas can experience sudden or continuous downpours at all times of the year, so carry an umbrella, poncho or windcheater. Mussoorie is best explored on foot, so sturdy, all terrain, all weather shoes are a basic requirement. Remember, respect the sentiments of the local tribal people and do not wear clothes which are revealing, especially when visiting a holy place such as a Monastery.

Also Read: Chopta – A Comprehensive Travel Guide & Itinerary

Other Items

Some other things to carry for Mussoorie will include

  • Pair of Waterproof Warm Gloves
  • Sunblock lotion with highest SPF that you can find (if visiting in Summer)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Prescribed medicines if you are on medication
  • Head Phones/Earphones
  • Chargers for your electronic items
  • Umbrella or a Rain Poncho (if visiting during monsoon)
  • Snow Boots if visiting in winter
  • Comfortable Lower if planning to go on trek as a jeans is not advisable for this purpose

Facilities Available

Banks and atms in mussoorie.

All the commercial banks of India have branches and ATMs in various parts of Mussoorie.

Petrol Pumps & Mechanics in Mussoorie

There are several petrol pumps and mechanics all over in Mussoorie. You will not have problem finding one either.

Mobile network, Data connectivity

All major mobile networks in India offer connectivity within and near Mussoorie. However, the farther you venture into remote areas, the lesser the chances of mobile connectivity, except BSNL network. Always carry a dumbphone with a BSNL SIM that you can use in case of emergencies. Dumbphone charge lasts for weeks and they are hardy in chilly weather. Any smartphone you carry should be kept close to the skin. Extreme cold can cause a smartphone battery to zonk out.

The Mussoorie town centre has free Wi-Fi courtesy Reliance Jio.

Also Read: Deoria Tal – A Complete Travel Guide & Itinerary

Electricity and other facilities

Mussoorie does not experience frequent power cuts. However, you should carry a high power torch and extra batteries if you plan on traveling to remote areas. All hotels and guest houses here have electricity and other facilities that you will need as a tourist.

Hospitals and Medical Assistance

There are several hospitals and clinics available in Mussoorie and finding medical assistance will not be a difficult task at all. Here are the top hospitals in Mussoorie:

  • Landour Community Hospital : Contact – 135 263 2053, 135 263 2541, 135 263 2614
  • Civil Hospital: Contact – 135 263 2891
  • St. Mary’s Hospital: Contact – 135 263 2869

Mussoorie Road Condition

Condition of the road to, in and around Mussoorie is a mix of good and average. There are really no bad sections of road that can become a problem. Coming from Delhi, the entire road is mostly smooth except for a few bad patches around Haridwar and Rishikesh; or near Chhutmalpur if you were coming from Saharanpur side.

Best Vehicle for Mussoorie Trip

There is really no best vehicle for visiting Mussoorie. I have seen locals here drive around in a Maruti 800 or Alto. The only thing needed is that your vehicle is in good condition and well serviced. With that being said, the roads within Mussoorie are very steep and narrow at a few places with sharp turns. When I say steep, I mean the kind where a Royal Enfield climbed up in 1st gear with a single rider and I wasn’t sure if it was going to make it. If you are bringing your car here, it would be best to not drive it inside the town unless you are really good at the wheel and know how to maneuver a vehicle at such climbs.

People and culture

Mussoorie is an eclectic mix of various ethnic Kumaoni and Garhwali tribes (they lived here since time immemorial), Gurkhas, Nepalis, Tibetans, and migrants from the Indian plains who settled here decades ago. Although the town was established by a European country, it has a quintessential Indianness – of colorful, bustling and a perfect example of unity in diversity. Mussoorie celebrates tribal folk festivals, Tibetan holy days, Christmas, and of course the Hindu religious festivals with equal elan and enthusiasm.

Also Read: Lansdowne – The Most Comprehensive Travel Guide

Events and festivals

Mussoorie celebrates several festivals with happiness and fanfare. Listed below are some of the most celebrated festivals broken down by month.

  • January: Kale Kaua or Uttarani – Celebrates the beginning of winter’s end
  • February: Basant Panchami and Samvastar Pareva – Saraswati Puja
  • March: Phooldeyi – The homes are decorated with the first flowers of spring
  • April: Bikhauti –  A festival that celebrates Navratri, prayers for abundant future harvests and sibling love all in one!
  • July: Hariyala – A celebration for the wedding of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva
  • August: Olgia or Gheeya Sankranti – A festival to celebrate the ripening of the harvest and the full abundant treasures from nature

What to Eat in Mussoorie

Garhwal cuisine has a rustic character, being simple, homely, nutritious and inexpensive. Much of the food is grown and consumed locally. In fact, if you ask for local dishes, it is likely that the rice, wheat, vegetables or fruits are freshly harvested from some local garden. The organic produce tastes more flavorful than anything you would find in a city grocery. Food imports are mostly made to satisfy tourist tastes.

Local dishes emphasize pulses and wheat. For special occasions, meat dishes are served, which are delicately spiced and cooked, in stark contrast to other north Indian meat-based dishes. Meals are cooked with 4-5 ingredients and the combinations allow flavors to emerge perfectly.

Foods to try in Mussoorie

Here are some typical dishes you will find here:

  • Parathas – Slathered with fresh, unsalted butter and served with a tangy, sour apricot chutney
  • Chicken curry – Mildly seasoned and served on the bone
  • Fish – Caught from the Kempty River, coated in millet past and fried to perfection. Served with apricot chutney
  • Mutton Kachmoli – An entire sheep rotated over the fire and seasoned sparsely to get an authentic, hunted-barbecue taste
  • Kachi – Locally prepared citrus liquor with a dash of lemon juice
  • Momos – A Tibetan gift and much loved. Served with Shezwan chutney
  • Maggie – Cooked with vegetables, each shop and stall offers its own version
  • Egg dishes – Hot omelettes and eggrolls on chilly evenings, how can you resist?
  • Bhaang Ki Khatai – A chutney of bhang seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies cooked in buttermilk and served with parathas
  • Thechwani – A snack of crushed radish roots and boiled potatoes seasoned with ginger, garlic and coriander
  • Sisunak Saag – Made with nettle leaves boiled in water, combined with butter, tomatoes and salt. A very nutritious side dish for rice
  • Kafuli – Gravy of mashed vegetables and Spanish leaves cooked in ghee or mustard oil. Served with kulcha or roti
  • Sani Hui Mooli – A paste of radish, bhang seeds and lemon juice
  • Bhutta – Fresh sweet corn is boiled or roasted

Where to eat in Mussoorie

Mussoorie offers innumerable options to eat out – large restaurants on the Mall road, tiny hole in the wall shops, street stalls, roadside dhabas and Maggie points. You can eat a different dish every day at every meal! However, if you have the opportunity to befriend a local, try authentic homemade Garhwali fare. Beats the market offerings any day!

Also Read: Kedarnath – The Holy Adobe of Mahadev

What to Buy in Mussoorie

Don’t leave Mussoorie without shopping to your heart’s content. Here are the Mussoorie’s most famous shopping choices:

  • Handcrafted woollens – Dresses, caps, pullovers, socks, scarves, shawls and mufflers. Special shout-out to Pashmina goodies
  • Brass and wooden knickknacks – Statues, walking sticks, boxes of various sizes and home decor pieces
  • Accessories – In the Tibetan section, you can find some very trendy, quirky and unique footwear, bags and jewellery
  • Souvenirs – Lampshades, prayer wheels, prayer flags, books and porcelain

When is Mussoorie Open?

Mussoorie remains open for tourists throughout the year.

When does it Snow in Mussoorie

It starts to snow in Mussoorie towards the end of December. Chances of snowfall remain high throughout the month of January but then start to go down as February progresses.

Also Read: Himalayas in Monsoon : Top Tips for a Safe Trip

Time Needed for Mussoorie Trip

Time needed for visiting Mussoorie will really depend on where you were starting from; but coming from a place like Delhi, 4 to 5 days is an ideal time for the trip. Two days  will be spent in traveling to and from Mussoorie which will give you another 2 to 3 days for sightseeing and exploring all the nearby tourist destinations. Below is an example of an itinerary for visiting Mussoorie.

Mussoorie Sightseeing Itinerary

Covers: Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, Mall Road and Cable car ride at Snow View Point

  • Day 1: Begin from New Delhi to Mussoorie; lunch on the way and dinner at Mussoorie
  • Day 2: Mussoorie – Hiking and nature walks at Camel’s Back Road, bathing at Kempty Falls, View from Gun Hills, Lal Tibba, Happy Valley and Company Garden. Tibetan Temple visit. Ropeway ride at Snow Point
  • Day 3: Mussoorie – Mall Road in the morning, Zip lining and rock climbing in the afternoon. Relax at the hotel in the evening
  • Day 4: Begin from Mussoorie to New Delhi, check out after breakfast and reach the railway station or airport at Dehradun. Onward to New Delhi

Mussoorie to Kempty Falls

In order to reach Kempty Falls from Mussoorie, you should look for buses heading towards Barkot, Nainbagh, Yamunotri, and Purola. Sometimes Purola buses go via Vikas Nagar which is completely off the route so do confirm with the conductor if you were boarding a Purola Bus. If you were coming from Dehradun, then you can, in fact, catch a direct bus to Kempty Falls without coming to Mussoorie.

You can also take a bus to the Library end of Mussoorie and walk to the Kempty Bus stop from there. From Kempty Bus Stop, you can then take a bus or taxi (or any other vehicle going in that direction) to reach the waterfall.

Bus fare for Library end or Kulri end from Dehradun is Rs. 60 per person and then you will pay another Rs. 15 for Kempty. If you were traveling by your own car then you would have to pay Toll Tax for entering Kempty Village.

Once you reach Kempty Falls, there are two ways to get down to the falls from the road. Either you can take the stairs or hitch a ride in the cable car for Rs.80 per person. This charge is for both getting you down to the waterfall and back up. Make sure you do not throw the ticket away and keep it with you carefully until you are back otherwise the operators will not let you ride back up again.

Camping in Mussoorie

Mussoorie is really a town and there are no camp sites here. There are however a lot of places on outskirts of Mussoorie (towards Dhanaulti) where a lot of camp sites have been set up. You will really have to contact a local tour operator and book in advance.

To know more about these places, please read Tourist Attractions in Mussoorie and Things to Do .

Trip to Mussoorie – Conclusion

That pretty much is all that you need to know about visiting Mussoorie. I hope the information above was of help. If you have any questions; or need any other details; please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum ; and I will be glad to answer.

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Can I request you something? I want to make a trip from Bangalore to one of the hill stations in himachal or uttarakhand…..but I am totally confused which one to choose. We are a family of 3 people and want to visit in sep/Oct for scenic places for a week trip from Bangalore

Which one will you recommend …. Shimla, Manali, Mussoorie, Dharamshala , Dalhousie?

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I am looking for a honeymoon trip to Mussorie in probably the last week of May 2021. I wanted to Inquire if there are rental bikes available in Mussorie and if yes what are the charges for the same. As I do not want to spend time on the popular tourist destination can you suggest some destination which I can visit in and around Mussoorie on Bike for a couple of days.

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Cost of a Trip to Mussoorie, IN & the Cheapest Time to Visit Mussoorie

The average price of a 7-day trip to Mussoorie is $1,100 for a solo traveler, $1,976 for a couple, and $3,704 for a family of 4 . Mussoorie hotels range from $34 to $164 per night with an average of $55, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Dehradun Airport ( DED ) are between $654 and $1,150 per person for economy flights and $2,052 to $3,609 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $21 to $54 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average , budget , and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

The Cheapest Times to Visit Mussoorie, IN

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to DED and stay in a Mussoorie hotel:

  • January 1st to May 27th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 16th)
  • August 13th to September 30th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Mussoorie is usually late April .

Average Mussoorie Trip Costs

Average solo traveler.

The average cost for one person to visit Mussoorie for a week is $771-$1,640 ($110-$234 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing : $21 to $54 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights : $348 to $920 for economy

Lodging : $46 to $47 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $47 to $57 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Mussoorie for a week is $1,878-$3,398 ($268-$485 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing : $42 to $108 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights : $696 to $1,840 for economy

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Mussoorie for a week is $2,406-$5,756 ($344-$822 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing : $84 to $216 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights : $1,392 to $3,680 for economy

Lodging : $92 to $94 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $71 to $86 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Mussoorie

How cheap can you make a vacation to Mussoorie? The cheapest trip to Mussoorie is about $80 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 20% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $29.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Mussoorie for a week is $559-$1,335 ($80-$191 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing : $13 to $25 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Lodging : $29 to $34 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Mussoorie for a week is $998-$2,430 ($143-$347 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing : $26 to $50 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Mussoorie for a week is $1,936-$4,788 ($277-$684 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing : $52 to $100 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Lodging : $58 to $68 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $60 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Mussoorie cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Mussoorie Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Mussoorie.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Mussoorie for a week is $1,727-$8,260 ($247-$1,180 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing : $38 to $103 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights : $849 to $2,751 for first class

Lodging : $102 to $164 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Mussoorie for a week is $2,842-$11,732 ($406-$1,676 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing : $76 to $206 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights : $1,698 to $5,502 for first class

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Mussoorie for a week is $5,684-$21,070 ($812-$3,010 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing : $152 to $412 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights : $3,396 to $11,004 for first class

Lodging : $204 to $328 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $570 to $1,197 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Mussoorie Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Mussoorie is lower than the average city. On average vacation rentals are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Mussoorie due to hotel employees. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Mussoorie Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

Prices are based on Mussoorie hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Mussoorie.

Flight Costs to Mussoorie

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,150 average in mid December to a low of $654 in late April. Median flight price is $202. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Mussoorie our data includes 20 originating airports, and 18 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Mussoorie from an airport like Waisha ( SWA ) in Shantou (China) for an average $2,661 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Pantnagar ( PGH ) in Pantnagar (India) at an average of just $41.

Average Flight Cost by Season

Average flight cost by day of week.

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Mussoorie, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $495, so you can easily save about 76% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Mussoorie can easily cost $190 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $13 per person. Private tours can cost $382 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

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12 Top Things to Do in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

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Mussoorie, located in Uttarakhand, is one of India's most popular hill stations , established by British colonizers to escape the summer heat. The first house to be built there was that of Lieutenant Frederick Young of the East India Company in 1823, who used it when shooting game. Not long after, Sir Henry Bohle started India's first brewery in 1830. Indian royalty arrived later, with many maharajas constructing grand summer retreats there—some are now heritage hotels.

Mussoorie is set on a ridge about two hours north of Dehradun, where the nearest airport is located. Its easy accessibility from Delhi brings a chaotic convergence of tourists during the May to July peak season, causing traffic jams and delays—it's probably best to avoid visiting then. Here's how to make the most of your time in this fascinating corner of the country.

Get Your Fill of Adventure Sports

Uttarakhand Tourism

Adrenaline junkies, rejoice! It turns out the Mussoorie area of Uttarakhand is one of the best places in the country for adventure sports so you can try your hand at bungee jumping, mountain biking, trekking, paragliding, skiing, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.

Those wanting to take on river rafting are in for a treat, with major whitewater rivers like the Ganga, Tons, Kali, Kosi, Yamuna, and Alaknanda nearby. Rafting season happens from September to June, so plan your trip accordingly if this is a one of the main reasons you're planning to visit this part of the country.

Commune With the Animals at Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

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Located just a 25-minute drive from Mussoorie, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful place to get back to nature during your trip to India, especially for birding enthusiasts, who can spot red billed blue magpies and white capped water redstarts, among other birds. Keep an eye out for other woodland critters like owls, mountain quail, deer, and leopards.

Ride the Cable Car to Gun Hill

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Get a bird's-eye view of Mussoorie and the Doon Valley by taking the red cable car up to Gun Hill from Mall Road. It's known as The Ropeway to Gun Hill, which, at 6,800 feet above sea level, is the second highest peak in the area. It also gets its name from the cannon that the British fired everyday at noon to help people know the time.

Unfortunately, the commercialization at the top of the hill is a disappointment to some. Expect to find a hodgepodge of food stalls, souvenir shops, amusement rides, and local costumes to dress up and be photographed in. 

The cable car runs from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in summer, but starts and finishes earlier during the rest of the year. The journey time is only about five minutes, one way. Both the ticket office and boarding point are at Jhula Ghar, located about midway along Mall Road. Tickets cost 125 rupees per person and are in very high demand during peak season.

Stroll Along Mall Road

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Like other hill stations in India, Mussoorie also has a Mall Road that runs through the heart of town. This lengthy pedestrian-only boulevard, which visitors gravitate to, starts at Library Bazaar and ends at Kulri Bazaar, featuring a carnival-like atmosphere in summer when it's chock full of people, shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

One of the main attractions is the Jawahar Aquarium. Those interested in Mussoorie's old time charm will find historic Mussoorie Library to be a noteworthy building—unfortunately, you can't go inside though, as it's only open to library members. Bookish types should have a drink at the renowned Writer's Bar at WelcomHotel The Savoy , located just behind the library.

Drop by the Cambridge Book Depot at the Kulri Bazaar end of Mall Road, which is a favorite of author Ruskin Bond, who is there every Saturday between 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to meet fans and sign autographs. Feeling hungry? The best momos in Mussoorie can be found at Momos Tibetan Kitchen, about 300 feet from the Cambridge Book Depot. Nearby, travel-themed Cafe By The Way serves snacks and superb coffee. Keep an eye out for murals depicting the region's customs on Mall Road as well. 

Swim at Kempty Falls

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If you don't mind unruly crowds and unclean water, the man-made swimming pool at the bottom of Kempty Falls is the place to be in the peak summer season. Such is its popularity that it usually fills to capacity with hundreds of tourists.

Kempty Falls is located about eight miles northwest of Mussoorie. To get there, take a shared taxi from the Gandhi Chowk taxi stand near the library. Government tourism enterprise GMVN also operates buses from the Library Bus Stand and has an office next to it. Those who don't want to climb the stairs to reach the waterfall from the parking area can pay 120 rupees per person to take a cable car all the way up. Changing rooms, lockers, swimwear, and equipment hire are available at a nominal cost.

Alternatively, those who prefer unspoiled natural beauty should give Kempty Falls a miss and go to Bhatta Falls or Jharipani Falls (while they're still secluded) instead.

Marvel Over the Corn Village

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Not far past Kempty Falls, Sainji Village is a remarkable offbeat attraction where the buildings are decorated with bunches of corn—the residents, who farm corn, hang it out to dry and preserve the seeds for sowing next season. You may also come across bundles of red chilies drying in the sun.

Sainji's Garhwal English Medium Schoo l was set up by a Canadian woman and her husband, who heads the village, to improve education in the area—volunteers are also accepted. Many upmarket hotels in Mussoorie and Landour, such as Rokeby Manor , also arrange trips to Sainji village to help support the locals. You can spend a day interacting with them, learning about their way of life, and sampling their delicious food, including roti made with corn flour—they love receiving visitors!

Visit Mussoorie's Tibetan Settlement

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Happy Valley, established by the Dalai Lama after he fled Tibet in 1959 and now home to around 5,000 Tibetan refugees, is a peaceful place to escape the clamor of Mussoorie and gain insight into the Tibetan way of life. It's possible to hike up from the Library end of Mall Road in about 45 minutes, or you can simply take a taxi. 

The highlight is the small but vibrant Shedup Choepelling Buddhist Temple, also known as the Tibetan Buddhist Temple, which is surrounded by carefully maintained gardens and offers a spectacular valley view, especially at sunset. Other attractions here include the magnificent golden Buddha statue atop the hill and the Tibetan school. The student's beautiful artwork can be purchased if you're looking for a meaningful souvenir or gift to bring home.

Learn About Local Culture at SOHAM Heritage and Art Center

SOHAM Heritage & Art Center

This informative private museum was founded in 2014 by yoga exponent Sameer Shukla and his wife Doctor Kavita Shukla, who has a doctorate in drawing and painting, to preserve the heritage of the Himalayan region. It showcases all kinds of items related to the area's people, including photographs of ancient rituals, paintings, sculptures, musical instruments, and handicrafts.

The museum is situated about a 20 minute walk southeast of the Kulri Bazaar and is open daily except Wednesday, and entry is free.

Buy Natural Shawls and Scarves from Local Weavers

Himalayan Weavers

Skip the dime-a-dozen shops on Mall Road and head straight to Himalayan Weavers for exquisite hand-woven shawls and scarves, made from natural fibers such as wool, eri silk, and pashmina that are colored with natural dyes.

Himalayan Weavers was set up in 2005 by Doctor Ghayur Alam and his British wife Patricia, who relocated to the area from Delhi. Their aim was to get the area's residents to stop illegally picking medicinal plants by providing a market and income for their wool and other handmade items.

The business now supports many local weavers, too. Patricia comes up with all the designs and the wool is dyed in a room in the back of their house in Masrana village on Mussoorie-Dhanaulti Road. The house also features a showroom, where the products are displayed and sold, and you'll be able to chat with the knowledgeable owners and learn about the weaving process over a cup of tea. While the products here cost more than the ones you'll find on Mall Road (stoles start from about 800 rupees and shawls from 2,000 rupees), they're pure wool.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

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Jabarkhet Nature Reserve was established by conservationist Sejal Worah and landowner Vipul Jain, and is the first of its kind in Uttarakhand. A 110-acre, privately-owned and operated forest reserve, it opened to the public in 2015. Walking in its woods is wonderfully rejuvenating and reinvigorating. There are eight well-marked trails, each taking a few hours to cover. You'll come across all kinds of flowers, butterflies, and even mushrooms.

The reserve is situated 2,000 feet above sea level, about a 15-minute drive from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dhanaulti Road. It's open daily from sunrise until sunset and the entry fee is 350 rupees per person. Guided walks costing 500 rupees per person are offered for those who are keen to know more about the reserve's flora and fauna. Offbeat, bespoke walks including overnight treks and village visits can also be arranged.

If you're feeling energetic, a two-hour scenic hike uphill from Kulri Bazaar will bring you to the highest point in the area, Lal Tibba , or Red Hill, located about 7,500 feet above sea level. There's also a cafe with an observation deck and high powered binoculars to help you enjoy the view.

West of Library Bazaar, you can hike up to surveyor Sir George Everest's House in about two hours for more outstanding views. Further along in the same direction are Cloud End and Echo Point, a private forested estate that you can enter by paying 50 rupees. Picturesque Camel's Back Road is a prominent thoroughfare that connects Library and Kulri bazaars, offering numerous viewpoints, including one across to a camel-shaped rock formation and an old British cemetery. 

Entertain the Kids at Company Garden

This sprawling municipal garden, named after the British East India Company, is popular with families. Young kids will enjoy the pedal boats, a wax museum featuring statues of Indian and international celebrities, and assorted rides. There's also an artificial waterfall amid the flowery foliage.

The garden is located on the outskirts of Mussoorie near Happy Valley and on the way to Kempty Falls. It's open daily until sunset and the entry fee is 25 rupees per person. tickets to the wax museum cost 100 rupees per person and rides are extra.

Attend the Mussoorie Mountain Festival

Mussoorie Mountain Festival

The iconic Mussoorie Writer's Festival, founded in 2005, formally evolved into the Mussoorie Mountain Festival in 2017. While it originally concentrated on promoting Mussoorie’s literary heritage, it now has a broader scope: to be a "community celebration of Himalayan culture, natural history, and exploration."

Its big focus today is conservation. The three-day festival features talks, panel discussions, film screenings, music performances, storytelling, and photographic exhibitions.

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Mussoorie trip plan 2024: Complete travel guide

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Planning for a break from your busy daily life schedule Searching for serenity? Mussoorie is the best suitable place to visit. It is called Queen of Hills and located in Uttarakhand state. This article serves as the complete travel guide so that you will get a better idea of how to plan your trip to Mussoorie.

Mussoorie is truly blessed by the nature, surrounded by the hills and Himalaya peaks that make it the most popular tourist destination in Uttarakhand. It is called “The Queen of Hills” and suitably justifying this name as there are some very famous hills -like the Lal Tibba Hill (Heights hill of Mussoorie), Gun Hill (Second Heights Hill of Mussoorie), George Everest Peak, Benog Peak. The Mussoorie town is itself surrounded 360 degrees with the majestic Himalayan Peaks (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch), Tibet border peaks, and China Border Peaks.

History of Mussoorie –

Why its name is mussoorie –.

Before the British Raj, there was only Shepherds community living in this area, and their cattle used to graze the grasslands called, “Mansoor “. That’s why Mussoorie got its name as “Man- Suri”. Local people started calling it Mansuri and now it is Mussoorie. 

Other Facts –

  • This place was first explored by the person from East India Company, Lt.  Frederick Young  around 1815. He built a hunting lodge (shooting box) on the Camel’s Back Road His tenure ended in 1844 but today there is no place that exists with the name of Mr. Young. However, there is a Young road in Dehradun where ONGC’s Tel Bhawan is situated. In 1832,
  • Mussoorie was the center of the “Great Trigonometric Survey”. In this time Mr. George Everest (Surveyor General of that time) stayed there. The highest peak – Mt. Everest is named after him also there is a famous peak in Mussoorie named George Everest peak is also given the name of Mr. George Everest. 
  • In 1959, 14th Dalai Lama took many Tibetan refugees to Mussoorie, and now around 5000 Tibetan refugees are staying in Happy Valley Mussoorie. That’s why it is also called mini Tibet.

Mussoorie Location –

Mussoorie is located at an average elevation of 2000 meters. It is a municipal board that comes under the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand State.

Things to Do at Mussoorie – 

Mussoorie is known as Queen of Hills and won’t ever disappoint the tourists. It offers a lot of fun and adventurous activities to do, that will definitely make your plan for Mussoorie trip is more memorable. Check out the list of the things to do in Mussoorie trip –

  • Sightseeing –  Mussoorie is blessed with natural beauty. It is surrounded by the majestic mountain ranges and hills of Doon valley. Places for sightseeing are -Lal Tibba, Mall Road, Gun Hill, George Everest House.  Check here the details of sightseeing places in Mussoorie.
  • Trekking –  Beautiful treks connect you to the beautiful nature. Mussoorie is the place that offers some amazing treks. Some treks are – Nag Tibba Trek, Hathipaon Trek, Har ki dun Trek, Bhadraj Trek, etc.
  • Paragliding –  Fly over the hills and beautiful lakes. There are different paragliding points and you should give it a try if you visit Mussoorie. Bhatta falls and Mussoorie lake are the main Paragliding sites in Mussoorie. You can choose the ride of 5 mins (rS. 1500), 30 mins (Rs. 5000), and 60 mins (RS. 10000).
  • Sky Ride –  Situated at a long height, Mussoorie became a good place to experience Sky ride. Check here the full details, Price, and location.
  • Shopping in Mall Road –  Mall road is the heart of Mussoorie, it will also a part for your trip when you making a plan for Mussoorie. There are a lot of shops and they sell curios, ethnic jewelry, and antiques which are the best to take with you as a souvenir. Check here the details
  • Winemaking –  There are a number of workshops organized for winemaking. Where a trained instructor teaches how to make wine at home from different vegetables and fruits.  It could be one of the best things to do in Mussoorie for Wine Lovers.

How to Reach Mussoorie – 

Mussoorie is easily accessible by road, the road condition is also good. If you are traveling from Delhi or any other place, first you have come to Dehradun. Now from Dehradun, you have to face the curvy hilly road of 34 Km (Around 1 Hrs 30 Min) to reach Mussoorie.

Public transport, Buses from Delhi to Mussoorie –

If you in Delhi and planning the trip to Mussoorie, You can choose public transport as the mode of transportation.  For booking the Busses, you have two options – Either to take Uttarakhand Government’s Roadways Buses or make bookings from Redbus. To board the roadways Buses, you have to go to ISBT Kashmiri Gate in Delhi and if you are booking the buses from  www.redbus.com , you have to go to the Mori gate for the boarding.  Click here to book the Uttarakhand Roadways Buses.

A.C. buses  are available from Delhi to Mussoorie at the average fare of Rs. 700 whereas for  Deluxe Volvo  buses it is around Rs. 1000. The distance between Mussoorie and Dehradun is 293 Km and the average time to reach Mussoorie from Delhi is 7 Hrs. The Bus bus will follow this Route to reach Mussoorie from Delhi – From Delhi to Ghaziabad -> Meerut -> Khatauli -> Muzaffarnagar –> Roorkee -> Dehradun – Mussoorie. 

In case you will not find the direct buses from Delhi to Mussoorie, then you can book the bus of Dehradun and after reaching Dehradun, you can use any local transport in Dehradun to reach Mussoorie. You will get the local Roadways buses in Dehradun, Near Dehradun railway station.

Mussoorie Plan Trip

By Hiring Taxi – 

A lot of tour operators and Car rental services are available to hire a taxi from Delhi to Dehradun. From Delhi, the average price of car rental is Rs. 4000 and from Haridwar / Rishikesh the average fare to booking the taxi would be Rs. 2500 and from Dehradun it is average Rs. 1000. Ola / Uber services are available in Dehradun but whereas in Mussorie Ola /Uber are not operating.

By Train – 

There is no railway station in Mussoorie but the nearest railway station is in Dehradun. And Dehradun railway station has good connectivity with the other railway stations of the country.  Dehradun railway station is 34 Km (1 Hr 25 Mins) from Mussoorie. After a walk-in distance of nearly 200 meters from the railway station you will find the bus station where you can get the bus to Mussoorie. The train will take an average time of 5 to 6 Hrs to reach Mussoorie. The best train from Delhi to Dehradun is Shatabdi Express. It runs 7 days a week but you make sure to book it early. It leaves Delhi at 6:45 AM and reaches Dehradun at 12:50 PM.

There is no Airport in Mussoorie but the nearest airport is in Jollygrant, Dehradun. It has direct flight connectivity from Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Srinagar, and Bangalore. Jollygrant Airport Dehradun is 58 Km. One can easily hire a taxi from there to reach Mussoorie.

Road Conditions if plan for Mussoorie trip :

Mussoorie has got good road connectivity. It is located at the hill so the road is curvy but well maintained. It is 2 Lane road from Dehradun to Mussoorie. As you drive uphills you will have beautiful view od Dehradun city and Doon valley. You will find most of the people capturing this beautiful view into their camera. Mussorie is 34 KM from Dehradun. Dehradun is the plain area so it is having a wonderful geographical advantage to have Mussorie in such a closest distance.

This road connecting Dehardun to Mussorie is having its own charm in different ways.  Now this road has become one of the favorite hangout places for the People, mostly youngsters. There are a lot of cafes, and each cafe has got such a nice location that shipping a cup of coffee over the top floor will give you an ultimate view and an unforgettable experience. The hilly and curvy roads will definitely make your Mussoorie trip more enjoyable.

Places Mussoorie

Local Transport options for Sightseeing in Mussoorie trip plan– 

  • Own Vehicles –  If you have your own vehicles you can go to each corner of the Mussoorie.
  • Bike / Scooty on Rent –  If you want to enjoy the curvy road and weather, you can go for rental bike services. There are a lot of services available that are providing bikes and scooters on rent.
  • Sharing Cab –  You are a group of people, Family trip, School/college trip the best option is to book a cab for one day and the cab will take you to all sightseeing places. Here you can check the details for renting the cab.   (Wootrips) The price is around Rs. 2000 for one day of 4 Seater Hatchback.
  • Rickshaw –  There Cycle rickshaws for traveling locally. They are only available on some stretches.

Places to visit in Mussoorie –

  • Kempty Falls
  • Lal Tibba Hill
  • George Everest
  • Company Garden
  • The Mall Road
  • Camel Back Road
  • Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

Click here to know about the places to visit in Mussoorie in detail. 

Trip to Mussoori

How Safe is to visit Mussoorie – 

Mussoorie is almost safe to visit. Although if weather conditions are not good, if it is raining so you should not need to worry. As roads are wide enough from Dehradun to Mussoorie. If there is any landslide then you can face traffic jams over the road.  An attentive and experienced driver can take you to the destination safely. In terms of crime rate, Mussoorie is the safest place to visit. Local people are nice and kind enough to welcome you there.

Best time to visit Mussoorie –

Summer (March to June) –  Mussoorie witnesses the clear sky that is perfect for sightseeing in the month from March from June. This is the time when most of the tourists prefer to visit and Mussoorie gets full crowded. 

Monsoon (July to September) –  During this, most of the time it is raining there. So chances are landslides are also high. But pleasant weather and peace can be found during this time in Mussoorie. 

Winters (October to February) –  Mussoorie turns its color to white and makes itself more beautiful. If you want to see a live snowfall, you can pick a suitable day to visit Mussoorie.

The weather of Mussoorie – 

  • Mussoorie retains cool weather throughout the year. 
  • summer, March to June – Clear Sky.
  • Monsoon, July to September – Frequent rain and Foggy weather.
  • Winter, October to February – Cold, Chilled, and Snowfall in Mussoorie.

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School Trip / College Trip to Mussoorie –

If you are planning a trip in Mussoorie for a school, a 1-day school / College trip to Mussoorie, The best places in Mussoorie to visit for the group tour will be Company garden, Kempty falls, Lal Tibba Hills, George Everest house, and back to walk in mall road. This will take the entire day to cover all these.

Mussoorie for Couples –

A romantic place for romantic people. Mussoorie is a favorite destination for couples and it is one of the best places for Honeymoon as well. Couples can walk around the Mall Road and purchase the items to carry their sweet memories with them. There are good cafes and restaurants where they can spend their quality time. The plan of Mussoorie trip with your loved one is very beautiful and you will always remember the wonderful moments in your life.

Mussoorie with Friends –

A group of friends and a place loaded with a lot of many adventures, is a best plan for your trip to Mussoorie, and scenic beauty is the perfect combination to have fun and making memories. There are many adventures activity like Sky riding, Paragliding, and Mountain Climbing. As well the Mall road is having a good cafe and open sky bars where the beauty of nature can be best enjoyed.

Find here the best Hotels at Mussorie

Things must know before making a plan to Mussoorie – 

This is the most important point now if you have made your mind so you should go through the quick checklist. Here are some points you must be aware of and some essentials that you must carry with you while you are traveling to Mussoorie. Tips and Guidelines / Things to keep in mind for traveling to Mussoorie –

  • If you are planning your trip in Summer (March to June), Make sure you have an advance booking of hotels and advance arrangements of cabs. Because it is peak season and Mussoorie is crowded at this time.
  • Though road conditions are good at Mussoorie Roads are curvy and you will find sharp turns at some stretches so be careful of that.
  • If you planning a trip in the Monsoon season so check about the weather condition before going there. Be aware of landslides.
  • Do not forget to pack warm woolen clothes even if you are traveling in summer
  • Do not forget to keep trekking shoes and trekking lower with you.

Mobile Network, Data connectivity, and Other facilities in Mussoorie- 

Mussoorie is a famous town so there is almost every mobile network. Internet data speed is also good. There are ATM machines of major commercial and private banks so you need not worry that. There are also petrol pumps in Mussoorie so it is also not a problem.

Foods must try in Mussoorie – 

Your plan for trip to Mussoorie will become more memorable if you will try some local traditional dishes. This you give you the different taste and most of the dishes are the local Pahari dishes. Below are the names of dishes / Street foods you should try.

  • Aalu ke gutke
  • Kafuli / Kappa
  • Chilli Chicken
  • Chicken Curry

Itinerary of Mussoorie trip plan in 2 days –

First-Day:  Reach Mussoorie in the afternoon and have a pleasant walk at Camelback road and dinner at Hotel. 

Second-Day:  For Sunrise in Lal Tibba Hills, Back to the hotel and breakfast or Have to breakfast in Lal Tibba and continue the trip, Sightseeing in Company garden, View at Kempty Fall, George Everest peak and George Everest house, Happy hills. and evening sunset at Gun Hill Point. 

Third-Day:  Morning walk and shopping in Mall Road and in the afternoon any adventure activity like Paragliding or Sky riding or Rock Climbing etc. Evening Back to your place or you can take rest that day and return back to the next day. Hope this will help you to plan your trip to Mussoorie more beautifully  !!!

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Mussoorie Travel Guide 2022 | The Queen of Hills Mussoorie on Budget

Mussoorie Travel Guide

Mussoorie Travel Guide – One of my favorite destination for you to travel is Mussoorie. It is a pleasing hill station in Dehradun in Uttrakhand, India. Mussoorie is 290 km from Delhi and 200 km from Chandigarh.

Mussoorie is the best place for a small trip with friends and couples. It is also safe for “all girls” and solo trips.


Why mussoorie: queen of hills.

Dehradun is situated under the feet of Himalayas . Mussoorie is the heart of Dehradun. From the diamond cut roads to the captivating beauty of mountain ranges to the green lush delights, Mussoorie at an average altitude of 1,880 m is also known as Queen of Hills .

Hotel View


Mussoorie is the most visited hill station in Uttrakhand. The romantic weather of Mussoorie attracts tourists not only from India but all around the world.

The mystic air and serene coolness of the place make it the loveliest hill station of Uttrakhand. It is also famous for destination weddings.

Many celebrities have done their weddings and pre-wedding photo shoots in Mussoorie.


A long time ago even before British, there were only shepherds in the area whose animals would graze on the ‘ mansoor ’ shrub; a type of lentil indigenous to the area which gives the town its name. The town is in fact often referred to as ‘ Mansoori ‘ by locals.

Mussoorie was founded by Lt. Frederick Young of East India Company. He came to the hills for the purpose of shooting games. The first house made on the ridge of Mussoorie was a small hut built on the Camel’s back as a shooting box.


There are several ways to reach Mussoorie. It is only 30 km from Dehradun. Being the capital of Uttrakhand, Dehradun is well connected by trains, airways, and roads. I went to Mussoorie with my friends and family.

There is no direct bus or train to reach Mussoorie. I have visited Mussoorie twice.

Once we visited Mussoorie by hiring one private cab and another time I booked an AC sleeper bus from Kashmere Gate, Delhi for Rs 1200/person.

It took 7 hours to reach Dehradun bus stand. We walked nearby to Dehradun Railway Station and took a local bus from there for Rs 20/person to reach Mussoorie bus stand i.e. Library Chawk . Check out my full travelogue and story from Delhi to Mussoorie for all your detail


Mussoorie is a small hill station so it takes only 2 days to cover the major sights of the place. I suggest 2 days are enough to roam around Mussoorie. You could spend more time to do some adventurous activities which can take your whole day.

Mussoorie View


I will guide you with the five best places to visit in two days. There are many more good places but I consider the best if you are visiting only for 2 days. These places would definitely take your heart away with their stupendous views.

Picturesque View


It is a perfect picnic spot for enjoying a gala time. It has milky streams of water falling from 41 ft. There are a lot of stairs which lead to the actual spot where the water collects.

The water is extremely cold and can give you chills. Besides it, a number of shops are available to provide you swimming clothes, floaters and can safely keep your valuables at lockers for a nominal charge.

Nearby to it, there is a ropeway to explore the panorama view of Dehradun-Mussoorie trail and enjoy the elevated lush green mountains, valleys and terrains. It costs Rs 80/person for such a beautiful ride.

The Kempty Fall


As the name suggest, Cloud’s End is the geographical end of Mussoorie hill station. It is at a distance of 6 km from Mussoorie Mall Road and you can reach there by a local taxi available. It is a peaceful small trek with the breathtaking views of Aglar River Valley . During monsoon, it is often covered with clouds and fog. You can actually feel the picturesque Cloud’s End. You can also witness various photo shoots of pre-wedding here like I did when I went.

Cloud's End

The heart of Mussoorie has Mall road in it. Mall Road has a plethora of shops selling different items. From hats to socks, a scarf to bracelets and a video game parlor to delicious food, everything is available in Mall Road. There are antique lampposts and benches for having good photographs.

Ruskin Bond Mussoorie

You may witness novel writer, Ruskin Bond in some bookstore as Mussoorie is his favorite hill station too. Some mouth-watering street food and tea are also the charm of Mall Road. Balloon shooting with a gun, the best time pass game for me, is available very cheap in Mall Road. There is also a multiplex where we watched a movie at night.

Mall Road


Company Garden is a well-liked tourist attraction in Mussoorie city. It is about 3 km from Mall Road. The lush greenery of company garden with more than 850 types of flowering plants, a fountain in the lawn and a greenhouse nursery attracts tourists to this place.

Also, there is an artificial mini-lake with paddle boats for people. It has its own food court serving mouth-watering food and snacks. People come here to stroll and sit in the garden and have a telescopic view of Himalayan Mountain at a cost of Rs 10 only.

Greenery Mussoorie


The benong Wildlife Sanctuary is about 11 km from Library Point and is a part of Rajaji National Park . This place seeks great attention of tourists for its rare species of birds, almost-extinct mountain quails, The White Capped Water Redstart, Red-Billed Blue Magpie, Leopard, Panther or Himalayan goats.

It is ideal for a refreshing walk for nature lovers as it hosts old-cedar trees, pine trees, and other medicinal plants.


There are many good hotels/hostels in Mussoorie which are less expensive . The hotels can be booked in the range of Rs 1500-3000/night for two people. The hostel can be a book under Rs 600/person for one night. I have been to below hotels/hostels.

  • OYO 14158 The Kempty Fall Resort Hotel
  • OYO 13655 Hotel Benog Breeze
  • Bunkotel Hostel
  • Sterling Hotel and Resort

Check out best stays in Mussoorie, I am sure you will find the best one. I recommend staying in the property which has a rating of more than 8/10 in the booking.com


People of Mussoorie are very grounded. They live a simple life. Tourism is the main occupation for them. If you talk to the drivers or people at the restaurant about themselves, you would find them friendly and interesting.

Food is made in a simple style in all the restaurants here like less spicy. Either you go to Mall Road or other places in Mussoorie you would find less expensive and delicious food unless you are going to JW Marriot :P


Public Bus is available from Dehradun to Mussoorie and back with a frequency of around 1 hour. You can always have an option to book a shared or private taxi from the Taxi Stand at some fixed rate written there. You can also hire a private cab for the whole day for site-seeing for Rs 1000-2000. Cycle Rickshaws are also one option for roaming around the Mall Road.


To be very honest, I would say there are a number of many more places to visit in Mussoorie but the above said are the best ones. You would enjoy your trip to Mussoorie if you better go in your vehicle. Or you can take a bike or scooty on rent from there.

Otherwise, you have to hire a taxi which sometimes charges a lot. Book your hotels before you go to Mussoorie. Moreover, always check the weather before going. You can go through the government website for more information Uttrakhand Tourism .


The best time to visit Mussoorie for pleasant weather is from April to June. If you want to enjoy winter or snow fall, December to February is the best time. July and August are the monsoon months and it is not recommended to visit Mussoorie. Always check the weather of the place before planning the trip.


Mussoorie is one of the loveliest hill stations to visit. This is my travel guide on how to enjoy the trip to Mussoorie. Now it’s the time for you to enjoy the place and let me also know in the comment section when you visit.

Visit here again when I shall be back with more happening places in our country.


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Well written ? Mussoorie is my home town … Dehradun ✌️

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Thankyou Sumit :)

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Well written Himani. Keep it up ♥️ My next suggestion for you is Auli, Uttarakhand.

Thankyou for suggestion :) I will surely do that :)

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As always informative!!!

Thankyou so much Mayank :)

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Looks like fun and relaxing, Himani! Going to Mussoorie this new year. Thank you for sharing this travel guide. Keep blogging! :)

Thankyou so much Anshul :)

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Welcome himani patel

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Informative blog.. keep up the good work..

Thankyou so much Golu.

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Informative and helpful guide Himani! Mussoorie is one of my favorite hill stations. Have you ever been to Lansdowne in Uttarakhand?

Thankyou so much Anshika. Yes i have been to Lansdowne. Would soon share the travelogue for the same.

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I Found your article very interesting and helpful.. Well explained.. Thanks for sharing this amazing information.

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musssoorie is always the no 1 destination for me, not because it is a hill station, because of you can enjoy all the weather without any road blockage etc spacially the gun hills and camels back pack.

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Great post! Thank you for sharing such a great article. I found it very interesting and useful. One of the best places in Uttarakhand. The weather of Mussoorie is also refreshing and pure.

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Thank you for this blog . I love this

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Which hotel did u book?

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Hello, we recommend you stay in Hotel SunGrace or similar. Please feel free to comment for any information required

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How come Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is the part of Rajaji National Park, can you explain this please, please do some basic research before writing some article.

Hello Amit, thanks for the comment , we gain checked, and in a few more sites it is confirmed to be part of Rajaji National Park; feel free to revert

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Exploring the Unexplored Mussoorie - A complete guide for Mussoorie- The Queen Of Hills

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Amidst those colorful flags in the flag hill..

Photo of Exploring the Unexplored Mussoorie - A complete guide for Mussoorie- The Queen Of Hills by Ragul P G

" Himalayas are calling me, Br0!! Can we go to Mussoorie? ", I blabbered the previous day morning. To my surprise hands went up shouting " I'm Ready ,Dude " and within hours one became four.And it all started there. After few hours we were all done to start the trip but a notification popped up saying " 29 died in Yamuna Expressway due to poor visibility ". And the news totally killed the vibe. Hesitation started knocking our hearts. Fear about life was not so distant. All the " Have a safe Journey!! " messages transformed into " Stop the Journey ". We had no idea what to do. From the corner of the room I heard a voice " Guys,we are not going to do anything by simply sitting here.Let's take some risk. " An hour later bags were on our shoulders, keys were in our hands and helmets were armoring our heads. Yeah!!We started our journey.

A foggy Friday morning it was and so we started late. It was almost 10 am . when we started our journey. The city was bustling and jam-packed and it nearly an hour to cross the city border. Ruining our happiness even the Ghaziabad-Meerut Expressway was also crowded. After a prolonged journey we reached by Meerut by 3 pm. The route from Meerut to Dehradun was comparatively good and we reached Dehradun on time. Mussoorie was then not far away from us, just 30 km. The route was splendid and the throttle was at its max even at hills. At last we were in Mussoorie by 9 pm.

In Dehradun Highway

Photo of New Delhi, Delhi, India by Ragul P G

' The Queen of Hills ' - was no longer a dream for us.Still I remember that smile we exchanged after reaching Mussoorie safe. After a long tiring journey of 300 km we decided to rest ourselves. We found a good hotel (Hotel Premji) a couples of kilometers from the mall road and we rested there. We were not likely to have a walk or experience the local beauty of Mussoorie that day as we were tired.

Company Bagh

Company Bagh :

Entrace arch of the Garden

Photo of Company Bagh, The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

A small fall inside the garden

Photo of Company Bagh, The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Central Fountain

Photo of Company Bagh, The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Though the Sun was shining bright, we couldn't get out of the room as it was freezing cold outside. Still I remember those early morning camp fire which we had in outskirts of the city to escape the cold. However we got ready to witness one the best gardens in India, the Company Bagh also known as Municipal Gardens . It had almost everything, a mini lake, colorful flowers, a small waterfall, a mini market and an amusement park. Having spent an hour there we then decided to go to Cloud's end.

Walking in the Cloud End Forest Resort

Photo of Cloud End, Mussorie Range, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Cloud End Forest Resort

Photo of Cloud End, Mussorie Range, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Standing at the Geographical border of Mussoorie

Photo of Cloud End, Mussorie Range, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

After spending a great time in the Bagh, we went somewhere where we haven't ever been so far. YEAH!! To touch the clouds. With overwhelming excitement we enquired about that place. The immediate response from the locals was "Don't go there, the roads will not be good and no one will go there." As many started saying the same thing we became curious about that resort. So we headed towards the resort. After couple of kilometers we felt that going there beyond the local's warning was a bad decision as the road was bad and steeper and the worst part is we couldn't find anyone coming there except those birds from Benog wildlife Sanctuary which accompanied us. A narrow road passing through the dense forest made our ride more interesting. Somehow we managed to go there. But we were not fortunate enough to see the clouds that day. But the view of the hills from there was magnificent that it buried all our disappointments. Not only the view, the one seventy year old resort was also amazing. The Colonel Styled resort was well maintained and I had never seen this kind of resort before.

Flag Hill (Herne Hill)

Happy Valley:

Flag Post in the Buddhist Temple

Photo of Flag Hill (Herne Hill), Charleville, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Buddhist Temple in Happy Valley

Photo of Flag Hill (Herne Hill), Charleville, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Chilling in the Buddhist Temple

Photo of Flag Hill (Herne Hill), Charleville, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Amidst those colorful flags in Flag Hill

Photo of Flag Hill (Herne Hill), Charleville, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

It was noon and the sun was shining bright. We had no choice other than going to the Happy Valley. As we were entering the area we found something different there. Yeah!! It was a Tibetan Colony. It was calm enough that you could hear even a pin fall. Adding more charm to it there was a small Buddhist temple in the middle. " What's up there. It's even more colorful " I exclaimed in joy pointing the Flag hill. With colorful flags all around the hill and a small Buddha statue in the middle it was attractive enough to gain everyone's attention and who were we to escape from that. It was totally mesmerizing and we were in no mood to leave that place. But we had to.

Camels Back Road

Camels Back Road:

If we wanna go to Gun Hill point from the Flag Hill there is no road other than this. A narrow road at the edge of hill stretching for 3 kms really made our day. With a series of deadly view points on the way and sharp turns it was a really breath-taking ride. We were curious to know the why this name came to this road so we asked a local guy. He then showed us one of the most spectacular thing through a telescope. We could see a camel shaped rock formation on the top of the hill.

Camel shaped rock . Source: Google Images

Photo of Camels Back Road, The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Gun Hill point

Gun Hill Point:

Red Blooded Sky Behind me

Photo of Gun Hill point, Mussorie, Landour bazar Road, Luxmanpuri, Rajmandi, Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

View of the city from the Gun Hill Point

Photo of Gun Hill point, Mussorie, Landour bazar Road, Luxmanpuri, Rajmandi, Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

The Sun was about to set and we starting climbing the Gun Hill Point , the second highest peak in Mussoorie. The road to the point was inclined at 60 degree and it really tested our driving skills. Though it was hard somehow we made it. It was a perfect evening. The blood draining sky was even more majestic from the Gun Hill Point. Himalayan view on the one end and the entire city on the other side, it was a perfect spot to chill out in the evening.

The Mall Road

The Mall Road:

A small Wooden crafts shop

Photo of The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

The library Chowk

Photo of The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

It was all about the day and we went to explore the locals markets of Mussoorie and there can't be a better place than The Mall Road . An old traditional market had almost everything. There can't be a better moment than sitting in the benches under those pleasing yellow lamps and starring at each other and discuss something naughty amidst the crowd.

George Everest's House

Sir George Everest's House:

Remains of Sir George Everest's House

Photo of George Everest's House, Khanij Nagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Moseying after a tough travel

Photo of George Everest's House, Khanij Nagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Road to Sir George Everest's House

Photo of George Everest's House, Khanij Nagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

A small gift from a cute little boy there at the top

Photo of George Everest's House, Khanij Nagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

After a peaceful sleep we went to explore something different the next day. Have your ever heard of a laboratory at an altitude of 7000 ft. .Yeah ! We went there. The road was very tough and it was one of the riskiest roads I have ever seen. With rocks, holes and pebbles all along the road it was really pumping the adrenaline. Just a small mistake and we would be 6000 ft . down in the Doon valley . With all fears in our heart and after a tough driving we reached the top of the hill and we found the remains of Sir George Everest's house ( The man who found the Mt.Everest). With a serene mind and pleasant weather we had a cup of tea in a small shop over there. I can't really forget those moments with a small cute boy who made the pleasant morning even more beautiful.

Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls and Lake Mist:

The closer view of the falls

Photo of Kempty Falls, Lakhwad, Kempty, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Playing in the Falls

Photo of Kempty Falls, Lakhwad, Kempty, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

The Mighty Kempty

Photo of Kempty Falls, Lakhwad, Kempty, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

There can be no place in Mussoorie except the Mighty Kempty fall to let yourself free on a hot afternoon. Surrounded by mountain cliffs on both sides and falling from an height of 100ft ., the Kempty Falls was the main attraction there. The fall was such that it had lake at every 25 ft. Time was just passing away as we were playing in those pools. And we could see a rope car leading to a lake at the bottom of the hill. The rope car also had never failed to amaze us by showing us one of the best views of the falls. It lead to a small lake down surrounded by green trees on all sides which gave us a Natural bliss.

Lal Tibba Scenic Point

View of Himalayas from Lal Tibba

Photo of Lal Tibba Scenic Point, Naya Mohalla, Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Viewing Himalayas From Lal Tibba

Photo of Lal Tibba Scenic Point, Naya Mohalla, Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

A trip to Mussorrie would be incomplete without a visit to Lal Tibba, the highest point in Mussoorie. We were fortunate that day and we could able to see the Himalayas from there without the mist. Like a white bedding, the snow was covering the peaks. We could never take our eyes of those snow covered peaks. The telescopes installed here are priceless, and aids in cherishing the beautiful unfettering panoramas of the Nilkantha peak in Badrinath and Kedarnath peak.

Bhatta Fall

Bhatta Falls:

Bhatta Falls

Photo of Bhatta Fall, Bhatta Gaon, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Going to see it even more closer

Photo of Bhatta Fall, Bhatta Gaon, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Mesmerized by it's beauty

Photo of Bhatta Fall, Bhatta Gaon, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

10 kms down the Lal tibba we found this small natural waterfall hidden from the eyes of tourists. It was not big as the Kempty but it had the natural charm which I liked the most in it. Deep inside the forest and with no people we almost felt the real peace there.

Mussoorie Lake

Mussoorie Lake:

Ziplining at Mussoorie Lake

Photo of Mussoorie Lake, Dhobi Ghat, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

View Of Mussoorie Lake

Photo of Mussoorie Lake, Dhobi Ghat, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Not as big as other lakes, this lake was artificially constructed and had many adventure activities. Adventure!! How could we leave Mussoorie without it.Yeah!! It was Zip-Lining this time. The 600 meter zip lining was breath-taking and I loved it absolutely. The Sun was about to set and we knew it's time to bid a goodbye to Mussoorie and head towards Dehradun.

I have traveled a lot but the feeling which I had while leaving Mussoorie was a new and a different one. The Queen was that much attractive and lovely that I had to leave her with no hearts. I still remember that moment when I wiped my eyes when I saw the sign board saying " Thank you . Visit us once again ". It happens every time but we had to keep on moving and exploring something new in this world. Mountains..Music..Slow Drive and we were in Dehradun . It was almost the end of the day so we had nothing to do in Dehradun except to go to our hotel (Hotel Embassy).

Somewhere while returning

Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Robber's Cave Guchhupani

Robber's Cave:

Entrance Into The Cave

Photo of Robber's Cave Guchhupani, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Top View from the cave

Photo of Robber's Cave Guchhupani, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

A small falls inside the cave

Photo of Robber's Cave Guchhupani, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Opening in the center of the cave

Photo of Robber's Cave Guchhupani, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Venturing into it

Photo of Robber's Cave Guchhupani, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

Inside the cave

Photo of Robber's Cave Guchhupani, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Ragul P G

It was a different and an unexpected morning experience for us. We were walking into the Robber's Cave . Canopied by rocks on both sides, roofed by trees on the top and water kissing our feet was a lifetime experience to me. We took our own time there and had a lots of fun. A small waterfall inside a cave left us wondered. Artificial or Natural - The first question which popped up as soon as I saw that for which I still got no answer. After spending a long time there we decided to return to Delhi.

We had to race against time to reach Delhi before night. Speeding though highways and tackling the traffic we somehow managed to reach Delhi by 9 pm . A three day trip came to an end and we knew it's not the end of our journey, it's just end of an trip. " Travel is the best Education ", they said. But I never understood the meaning before this trip. Seriously, it taught me a lot. Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it, just travel somewhere to find the real happiness. It's not always about discovering new places, it's rediscovering yourself . Travel a lot until your homeland feels you like a stranger. Until then don't stop.

Thank You and

Signing off here ,

Ragul P G ( https://www.instagram.com/ragulpg/ )

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Mussoorie Travel Guide 2024 – Amazing Things to Do in Mussoorie Hill Station India

By: Author Sophie Pearce

Posted on Last updated: January 1, 2024


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If you’re looking for a complete Mussoorie travel guide, keep reading.

The hill stations in the north of India are some of the most beautiful sights your eyes can behold in this amazing country.

The famous locations like Shimla and Manali of Himachal draw many tourists and are probably on your bucket list, but have you heard of Mussoorie?

It’s the tiny, picturesque hill station underdog which you’ve never heard of. Sitting in Uttrakhand, it’s a smooth 30km uphill from the capital city of the state Dehradun.

It stands at 2000 metres above sea level, so you’ll definitely feel the altitude and a massive drop in temperature!

For me, it was amazing just to get here and feel cold. Even though it is the monsoon period right now in India; in Rajasthan , it still can be extremely humid and sticky.

Mussoorie is quiet, peaceful, and sits above the clouds. It’s named the Queen of Hills and quite rightly so!

When you alight from the bus stand, you’ll be greeted by the green rolling hills, rice terraces, and chilly mist which creates a very cool setting for a getaway.

Here’s my complete Mussoorie travel guide with the top things to do in Mussoorie hill station!

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How to travel to Mussoorie Hill Station in India?

Mussoorie is accessible from the capital city of Dehradun in Uttrakahand. It’s close to Delhi and you can get there in around 6 hours by bus journey up north.

It’s super cheap to grab a bus from Kashmere gate and will cost you around 600 rupees for an AC Volvo bus. For non-AC or government buses, it will be half the price.

The easiest and cheapest way to get up the hill from Dehradun is to take one of the local government Volvo buses up the winding roads.

A single ticket will cost you next to nothing at 56 rupees. As it’s government-funded, you have a guarantee of not getting ripped off.

A big tip for getting the local buses in India is to sit by the window! A lot of them are non-AC and so, if it’s hot, it can get stifling.

Luckily, this bus service is heading up into the mountains and so you may find you’re a little chilly!

If you’re planning to fly, the nearest airport is Jolly Grant which sits between Rishikesh , Dehradun, and Haridwar. From here, you will need to get a taxi up to Mussoorie.

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The best place to stay in Mussoorie

In the summer months, hill stations are where everyone wants to be to escape the heat. So, be prepared to pay a lot of money for a room during this season anywhere up north.

Mussoorie is no exception. Luckily for me, I arrived in the monsoon where the rain cooled everything down.

It’s classed as ‘low season’, so the hotels are cheap and cheerful.

Plus, as the weather was cold, I didn’t need an air-conditioned room which made it even cheaper!

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Top tip for booking a hotel in Mussoorie

Rather than book online, I’ve gotten into the habit of just turning up and negotiating rates while I’m here.

You’ll find a lot of hawkers approach you to book rooms when you’re in any place in India. So, you’re always guaranteed to find somewhere.

This way, you can save some serious money as the hotels charge more online.

This is because the hotels have to pay a commission to advertise on company websites such as Booking.com and Makemytrip.

So, if you’re negotiating directly, you may get a better deal. These online room prices also don’t always include the new GST (Goods and Services Tax) which is a standardised tax across all of India. So, you may have to pay that extra to the hotel.

Like with any hill station, it’s always important to check where your hotel is based. A lot of the hotels will advertise for the area, but it may be too far out from the centre and all the attractions.

This means that you’ll be paying more for taxis or rickshaws if you don’t want to walk everywhere. The best bet is to stick in and around Mall Road. This is where the action is!

These roads have all the shops, cafés, restaurants and hotels you could want so you’re never too far away if you need something.

My hotel recommendations for Mussoorie

If you’re looking for luxury, I would personally recommend a night’s stay at the Welcomhotel The Savoy .

Although located on the busy Mall Road, it’s perched high on a hill out the way from the traffic.

It’s like a fairy tale palace in the hills. For more budget range, there is Hotel Paradise Mansion which was clean and quiet too.

Mussoorie travel guide | Welcom Savoy Hotel

Top things to do in Mussoorie Hill Station

As it’s a popular family holiday destination to escape the heat, you’ll find that there are lots of things to do in Mussoorie that are geared it all up to suck the rupees out of you.

Wax museums, aquariums, arcades, and all the commercialised fun is all here for you to enjoy if that’s what you would like to do.

Personally, as the monsoon season has made the hills a beautiful glistening green, I wanted to see some of the natural beauty that the Doon valley of Uttrakahand had to offer.

Mussoorie hill station is a jewel in itself and there are lots to get stuck into. Here are the top places to visit in Mussoorie!

Mussoorie hill station

Camel Back Road

The easy flat stroll along Camel Back Road is the perfect escape from the busy Mall Road which sits behind it if you’re not looking to trek up to the peaks.

During this 5 kilometre walk, you can see beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas, forestry, and the famous Camel Rock.

As it was monsoon season and the rain creates a mist, it was quite difficult to pinpoint the Camel Rock. But, luckily, I caught a picture of it just for a second.

camel back road mussoorie hill station

How to see Camel Rock in Mussoorie

It’s located high on the hill, so you’ll need a pretty good camera lens to get a shot of it.

Here is my ultra blurry picture for your amusement haha! Even with my DLSR camera, I didn’t stand a chance of getting a good picture in the mist.

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Top places to visit on Camel Back Road

When you carry on around the hill, you can see view area points along the way.

My favourite viewpoint was the Hawa Mahal Pagoda which is nearest to the library end of Mall Road.

It was a cute little archway, which, on a clear day, can provide some incredible views of the hills.

As I was here during Monsoon, I didn’t get perfect views but it was magical walking through the clouds.

Every so often, the hills would shine through and then cloud over again. It was a fascinating time!

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Mussoorie Municipal gardens

Located 5km outside of Mussoorie is the Municipal gardens are a pretty place to visit.

Boasting a flower show, boating on the lake and a waterfall it’s a welcome distraction for an afternoon.

How to reach Mussoorie Municipal Gardens

To get here, you can hire a rickshaw from Mall Road for 150 rupees each way. Getting a rickshaw to the gardens in monsoon sounds fun, but when the heavens decide to open, they open UP! It was tropical heavy rain. 

Luckily, the rickshaw driver had an umbrella and his rickshaw had a little plastic cover you could put in front of us. At one point, the driver asked us to get out and walk for a few minutes in the rain due to it being uphill.

The poor guy must have been knackered. As it was raining cats and dogs outside, the road was flowing like a river! We had to make a run for it!

We got absolutely soaked head to toe and so when we got to the gardens we sought shelter in the food court.

What is inside Mussoorie Municipal Gardens?

The park costs 18 rupees to enter which is dirt cheap and does have a nice waterfall.

I wanted to go boating, but as the guys were literally taking buckets of yucky water out of them, I thought I’d give it a miss!

The waterfall is definitely worth a see, it’s not natural but you could never tell. It’s really picturesque.

mussoorie municipal gardens

Kempty Falls

This was one of my favourite things to do in Mussoorie, although it’s not really in Mussoorie hill station at all!

All the pictures of Mussoorie advertise these falls as a way to draw you in, but the falls are actually located around 13 kilometres away downhill in a little place called Kempty. But, the journey is SO worth it!

In peak season, these falls attract thousands of tourists a day as you can bathe in the cool waters below. But, if you go in the off-season, you pretty much have this to yourself which is pretty awesome!

I read that if there was heavy rain, they may not allow swimming in the falls due to it being dangerous. So, I was crossing everything as I wanted to jump in :P

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The journey down to Kempty Falls

We got up nice and early and made our way over to the falls. I also read online that the walk down was pretty treacherous so was hoping to get the cable car that runs up and down to the swimming point.

But, as it didn’t open until 9 am, we headed down by foot. The step way to the falls was completely fine!

It’s pretty safe, just go easy when it’s been raining as you could slip over. Although it is a natural waterfall that is accessible for free and it’s open from sunrise to sunset, the whole of the Kempty Falls area is overrun with shops, restaurants, attractions, and rides.

I was a little disappointed as it’s an area of natural beauty, so it should really be preserved as such. Let’s just say, I didn’t expect a 3D simulator right next to it!

But, this is India so I guess it’s just the way it is. When you reach the falls, there’s a safe area for swimming.

Swimming in Kempty Falls

You can hire swimsuits, lockers, and towels at a cheap price if you find yourself without. The force of the falls during the monsoon was truly amazing!

It was pretty cold as it was monsoon time, but it felt amazing to get in the water.

Being a woman travelling in India, I don’t always like to show off my body as it’s not really accepted their culture and draws in some attention I would rather avoid.

So, I would recommend covering up if you do decide to go for a dip. After, you can enjoy a nice chai to warm you up!

kempty falls mussoorie travel guide

Mussoorie Mall Road

The Mussoorie mall road is similar to those in other hill stations and is a great central location to base yourself.

The buses will run to either end of this road, either the Library end at Gandhi Chowk or the Picture Palace side. Either one provides great access to hotels, restaurants etc.

But, if you end up at the wrong end you could face a 4km walk so best to get a rickshaw!

The best part for me of the mall road was the awesome views. You would get amazing views of the mountains in one minute, then it would completely cloud over. So, you felt like you were walking above the clouds!

Great restaurants are here including the Mountain Café for coffee, Argarwal’s vegetarian restaurant, and the Mussoorie sweet shop which serves up the best Gulab Jamun dessert on the strip!

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Afternoon Tea at the Savoy Hotel Mussoorie

During monsoon season, it can be quite difficult to find stuff to do as India only sees rain like this for 2 months of the year!

I’m finding that escaping into beautiful cafés for chai or a ginger lemon honey tea is a great monsoon activity.

If you’re a fan of heritage hotels, look no further than a cup of coffee at the Savoy.

You can enjoy a few hours in their grand dining room. The staff here were so lovely and let us have a look around the Savoy hotel Mussoorie.

They took us into their ballroom and the chandeliers were so perfect. I could only imagine what it would have been like when it opened in 1902!

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Mussoorie Hill Station was honestly so beautiful. I couldn’t believe how close this was to Delhi , so it’s the perfect getaway to paradise if you’re tired of the busy city and stifling heat!

I would definitely recommend this place in monsoon season as it doesn’t have the stickiness that comes with the humidity from the rain in other parts of the country. It was so lovely just to feel chilly.

This is just one of the many places in Uttrakhand which is outstandingly beautiful.

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sikandar saifi

Saturday 25th of March 2023

I myself belong to dehradun but your blog was amazing as it covered almost everything about Mussoorie like little things we do such as where to go for tea there and where to stay apart from visiting there and also about nearest places to visit there.

Sophie Pearce

Friday 7th of April 2023

Hi Sikandar, glad you had a great time! Sophie x

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

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Saturday 27th of June 2020

Hi Jhumur, wow! That sounds awesome. Thanks for the suggestion. Sophie x

Tilly Horseman

Sunday 21st of January 2018

The area looks beautiful, and the misty cloud just adds to the atmosphere! Those waterfalls are gorgeous, no wonder they're a big draw, but shame that they've commercialised the area around it so much! That's the way of the world I guess! Great post!

Totally, as I went in monsoon season it was so misty but the mist added such atmosphere to the place! Yeah, I know, it's a real shame. Thanks so much for reading. Sophie x

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Mussoorie Itinerary- Exploring the Best of “Queen of Hills”

  • December 12, 2020
  • Tanushekha Agnihottri

Who doesn’t know the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie? A place quite popular among all the groups of travellers. From newly wedded couples to elderly couples, Mussoorie is loved by everyone equally.

So what was I doing in the town that is heavily touristy and cliched? Well, I was there to dig the off-beat places, something not on everyone’s radar when they visit Mussoorie.

A little research, beyond google search pages, is all it takes to discover the best-kept secrets of a place. While I visited the famous cafes in Mussoorie because I cannot resist food, I tried to avoid all places that had a lot of people for obvious reasons.

I was mesmerized to find the hidden waterfalls in the middle of a jungle, corners of the town to capture the best sunsets and a hotel with absolutely breathtaking views of the town, Mussoorie.

Here’s your travel guide for Queen of Hills, off-beat style.

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How to Reach Mussoorie?

Mussoorie is easily accessible by any means of transport, one of the advantages when you visit popular destinations.

The nearest railway stations are in Dehradun and Rishikesh, 32 KM & 73 KM respectively.

The nearest airport is in Dehradun, 58 KM away. Cabs and buses for Mussoorie are conveniently available at the airport.

A major chunk of tourists arrives in Mussoorie from New Delhi. Thanks to 6.5 hours long beautiful stretch of circular bending roads that make the journey memorable for many.

Plenty of buses, both state and private, ply from cities like Dehradun, New Delhi and Rishikesh for Mussoorie.

A stream of water flowing through a jungle.

Where to Stay in Mussoorie?

Mussoorie is flooded with hotels, and when I say flooded, I mean it. There’s no area in the town where you cannot find a place to stay. You would see brokers standing in the streets, calling out the tourists looking for hotels.

From resorts to boutique hotels to economical hotels, all options are readily available in Mussoorie. Club Mahindra, Larisa Resort, Sterling and all other of leading hotel chains have their presence in Mussoorie.

Well, if you are willing to spend a little more from your pocket, I would recommend staying in a classic boutique hotel in Landour. La Villa Bethany and Rokeby Manor good options.

Landour is a tiny cantonment area approximately 6KM uphill from Mussoorie.

ry Chowk, towards the road leading to Geroge Everest’s house. I chose Omkar Hotel for two reasons, it was secluded and had an awesome view from the window right in front of the bed.

Skyline of Mussoorie during Winter

For backpackers, Zostel is a good option, but it is 11 KM ahead of Mussorie near a village called Baglo ki Kandi.

I stayed at a hotel 1 KM ahead Library Chowk, towards the road leading to Geroge Everest’s house. I chose Omkar Hotel for two reasons, it was secluded and had an awesome view from the window right in front of the bed.

Best time to visit Mussoorie

Months between October to February are part of Winter season in the town. Winter is the best time to visit Mussoorie. During Winters, between December to February, Mussoorie receives a considerable amount of snowfall, resulting in a surge in tourist influx.

To escape the heat of North India, visit Mussoorie between April to June for breezy Summers.

Off-Beat Places to Explore in Mussoorie

Sainji – the corn village.

Visiting Sainji village would undoubtedly be a unique experience for you. It is situated 5 KM ahead of the famous Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. Every house in Sainji adorns bunches of corns hung upside down, turning the hues of surrounding into golden yellow. 

The main purpose of hanging corns is to dry them up so that the same can be used as seed for the next year, but it works as house decor as well for the entire village. 

You can stroll around the village, interact with the villagers, and binge eat local delicacies made out of corns. I loved makke di roti with fresh coriander chutney. 

Jharipani Waterfalls

Unlike Kempty falls and Bhatta falls, Jharipani waterfalls managed to save itself from the wrath of over-tourism mainly because one needs to hike for 2KM through the jungle to reach the falls. Jharipani is situated 7 KM away from Mussoorie in Barlow Ganj.

This colossal waterfall creates a cold water pool at the verdant foothills in the middle of a jungle. If you’re visiting during the summer, drench yourself in the ice-cold water and enjoy your time here. It’s an ideal spot for photographers to capture vivid flora and birds surrounding the hills and the waterfall. 

  • Be very cautious while driving to the falls. The roads are narrow and go steep downhill. 
  • You can park your vehicle near the starting point of the hike. 
  • Plan to go in a group as the location is secluded from any habitation.  

Trail going through a jungle

Happy Valley

While the usual tourist spots in Mussoorie remain overcrowded, Happy Valley still stands in tranquillity. It is only 2 KM from Library Chowk in Mussoorie. It’s eerie, but I think the lack of popularity of Happy Valley makes it’s worth visiting. Happy Valley is a Tibetan Refugee settlement similar to the one in Coorg. But it is much more than a mere refugee settlement.

It has splendid views of the valley, Shedup Choepelling Temple (Buddhist Monastery), and Panoramic Dalai Hill. However, the Monastery was closed due to pandemic restrictions.

LBSNNA Mussoorie visible from Dalai Hills

A small hike of 500 meter takes you to Dalai Hills. Zillions of Tibetan flags are fluttering in the wind all through the well-marked trail. There is a majestic statue of Buddha soaring at the hill-top. When you move past the statue, there’s a meadow where you can enjoy evening snacks while admiring the sun setting behind the mountains. 

Interestingly, LBSNAA, the premier institute for civil service officers training, is clearly visible from Dalai Hills.

Mossy Falls and the Hidden Shiva Temple

On the way to Jharipaani waterfall lies a small waterfall called Mossy Falls. The fascinating fact about Mossy falls is that there is a hidden Lord Shiva temple just beside the falls. A cave-like structure makes the temple premise that is accessible by a bridge passing over a brook coming from the falls.

Shiva Temple near a waterfall in Mussoorie

Bunglow-ki-Kaandi Village

Backpacker’s favourite chain of hostels, Zostel, has its presence in Mussoorie also. It is situated on the outskirts of the town, Bunglow ki Kaandi, a gorgeous village in the foothills of mountains. 

If you’re someone who loves discovering little joys in the woods and hamlet, you would absolutely enjoy a walk through this traditional Gharwali village. 

Nature Walk along with Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

For all the nature and wildlife lovers, a day-long hike across the Benog wildlife sanctuary would take them through several water streams, natural ponds and abundance of flora and fauna. Catch the butterflies, click great photographs and enjoy the views of majestic Himalayas. 

Top Tourist Places to See in Mussoorie

Jwala devi temple.

Jwala Devi temple is one of the oldest temples in Mussoorie. Every year the temple attracts thousands of pilgrims and nature enthusiasts. As the temple lies atop Begong Hills at 2100 meters, one has to hike for 2 KM through the shades of pine and deodar trees to reach the shrine. The reason for its popularity among nature enthusiasts is that it offers a panoramic view of Shivalik Range of the Himalayas on one side and Mussoorie on the other.

Sir George Everest House & George Everest Peak

This colonial-era house, built in 1832, is a famous heritage site that brings back the memories of British India. Sir George Everest served as the Surveyor General of India (from 1830 to 1843). And the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest was named after him to by the British to acknowledge his invaluable contributions. 

To reach Geroge Everest house, one has to hike through a well-marked cemented trail. It took me around 20 minutes to finish the hike. The trail ahead of the ruins of the house leads to George Everet Peak surrounded with Tibetan prayer flags. The view from the top is surreal. You can also pitch camps near George Everest Peak. 

Recently the Government of Uttarakhand announced the Hot Air Balloon facility in Mussoorie. And I was lucky enough to witness the inauguration of the same at George Everest Peak. 

Don’t miss watching Sunset from George Everest Peak.

View of George Everest Peak in Mussoorie

Nag Devta Temple

Nag Devta Temple is another ancient temple situated 6 KM away from the main town of Mussoorie. As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who carries snake around his neck. Lord Shiva is believed to visit the temple as a snake to bless the pilgrims on the occasion of Nag Panchami. The temple premises has spectacular views of Doon valley and Mussoorie.

Just a 15 minutes walk from Char Dukaan junction, Lal Tibba is a famous viewpoint from where the gorgeous Himalayas are clearly visible. Admire the beauty of mother nature while sipping your hot tea. Nothing can be better than this feeling. 

Char Dukaan

It’s a popular junction in Landour where you’ll find four cafes serving delicious snacks. All the cafes in Char Dukaan have their loyal customer base, and these cafes remain crowded, especially during weekends. Honestly, I didn’t try anything from there as I hogged on food at Cafe Ivy. 

Cafe Hopping 

If you’re a food lover then my dear friend Mussoorie and Landour won’t disappoint you. There are several cafes in Landour and Mussoorie that serve scrumptious food. Don’t miss the burgers of Cafe By the Way , Banana Walnut Cake at Landour Bakehouse , Pizza at Little Llama Cafe , Aglio e Olio Sppagehtti at Cafe Ivy . 

Meet Ruskin Bond

I believe all of us have read the epic stories of Ruskin Bond back in school days. I still read his stories because nobody can portray the image of the Himalayas as he does. And this legend lives in Landour. He often comes to Cambridge Book Depot at Mall Road in Mussoorie to meet and greet his fans. Who knows if you get lucky and meet him? 

Please confirm the timings and days with the book depot before making your plans. Earlier it used to be every Saturday between 3:30 to 5:30 PM. 

Gharwali Himalayas as Seen from Mussoorie

Stroll Around the Town and Gaze the Himalayas

Landour is just like a postcard, small yet holds so much emotions within it. Take a stroll around this little town and snuggle in the shade of pine trees that play peek-a-boo with the sun rays. While these canopies make a perfect frame for your photographs, they send good vibes for your soul. 

Other Tourist Attractions in and around Mussoorie

  • Christ Church
  • Kempty Falls
  • Bhatta Falls
  • Company Garden
  • Soham Heritage & Art Center

Now that you know all the great places in and around Mussoorie, plan your next trip to explore “Queen of Hills” like never before. Also, if you know any other place in Mussoorie that we missed out, drop your suggestion in the comment box.

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3 day Itinerary for Mussoorie - Complete trip

Nestled in the lap of the Garhwal Himalayas, Mussoorie stands as the epitome of tranquility and natural beauty. Known as the Queen of Hills, this enchanting hill station beckons travelers with its misty mountains, colonial architecture, and a blend of adventure and serenity. As you embark on a 3-day escapade through the winding roads and vibrant streets, Mussoorie unveils a tapestry of experiences that captivate the senses. Join us on a journey filled with nature walks, historical explorations, and adrenaline-pumping adventures—a comprehensive guide to savoring every moment of your stay in the heart of the Himalayas. Welcome to Mussoorie: where every step is a story, and every view is a masterpiece.

Day 1: Arrival and Explore the Queen of Hills

Welcome to Mussoorie, the Queen of Hills, nestled in the breathtaking Garhwal Himalayas. Begin your day by arriving in Mussoorie, whether by road or by the nearest airport, Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. The drive up the winding roads leading to Mussoorie is an experience in itself, with stunning views at every turn.

Upon arrival, check into your chosen accommodation. Mussoorie offers a range of options, from luxurious resorts to cozy homestays, so you can choose according to your preferences and budget.


Once you've settled in, head to the famous Mall Road for lunch. This bustling street is lined with shops, cafes, and local eateries. Enjoy a meal with a view as you soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Don't forget to try local specialties like momos, thukpa, and local Garhwali cuisine.

Thukpa at Mall Road, Mussoorie

After lunch, take a leisurely stroll along Mall Road, exploring the various shops and boutiques. Mussoorie is known for its vibrant market, where you can shop for local handicrafts, souvenirs, and woolens.

As the evening sets in, make your way to Gun Hill , one of the highest points in Mussoorie. You can either hike to the top or take the cable car for a quicker ascent. Once at the summit, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. It's an ideal spot to catch the sunset and witness Mussoorie bathed in the warm hues of twilight.

Gun Hill

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Day 2: Nature Walks and Historical Explorations

Start your second day in Mussoorie with a hearty breakfast and then make your way to Camel's Back Road for a morning nature walk. This peaceful trail gets its name from its shape, which resembles the hump of a camel. The walk offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the Doon Valley . It's a perfect way to connect with nature and enjoy the crisp mountain air.

Camel's Back Road

After your nature walk, head to the historic Landour, a cantonment town located a short distance from Mussoorie. Explore the charming streets of Landour, known for its colonial architecture and quiet lanes. Visit the iconic Landour Bakehouse for some freshly baked goods and a cup of hot coffee.


In the evening, visit the Sir George Everest's House . This historical site was the residence of Sir George Everest, the Surveyor General of India after whom the Everest Peak is named. The house is in ruins now, but it offers a fascinating glimpse into the colonial history of the region.

Sir George Everest's House

Day 3: Adventure and Relaxation

On your third day, get ready for some adventure. Mussoorie offers various activities for adrenaline junkies. You can start your day by heading to the Kempty Falls, one of the most famous waterfalls in the region. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool waters or simply relax by the falls or head up to Laal Tibba for some spectacular views of the valley.

Laal Tibba

If you're up for more adventure, visit the Company Garden. It's not just a garden but a hub of activities. From boating in the artificial lake to riding the exciting cable car, there's something for everyone.

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As you bid adieu to Mussoorie, take with you memories of misty mountains, charming colonial architecture, and the warmth of the locals. Whether you're a nature lover, history enthusiast, or adventure seeker, Mussoorie has something to offer to every traveler. This 3-day itinerary provides a glimpse into the diverse experiences this Queen of Hills has to offer, but there's always more to explore and discover in this enchanting destination. Until next time, happy travels!

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3 Nights 4 Days Mussoorie Itinerary: A Perfect Holiday!

Sprawling Himalayan ranges, cascading waterfalls and sunset points like no other, Mussoorie is heaven on earth. The mesmerizing hill station of Mussoorie lies in Dehradun, Uttarakhand and is one among the top places to visit in India . The stunning valleys in Mussoorie also attract celebrities from across the globe. We at Pickyourtrail bring to you the exclusive 3 nights 4 days Mussoorie itinerary which captures some of the most famous attractions to visit in the hill station. Your hilly holiday at Mussoorie cannot get any better!

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Just a 3-night vacation might not be enough to explore the beauty of this place. But, for those of you with time constraints, a 3 nights 4 days Mussoorie itinerary would be just perfect. As far as this itinerary is concerned, you will be covering the major attractions like Camel’s Back Road, Kempty Falls, Company Garden and Dhanaulti. With perfect synchronisation in terms of hotels and activities, your 3 nights 4 days Mussoorie itinerary will be absolutely surreal!


You will have to take a flight first to Delhi and then a connecting flight to the domestic airport at Dehradun. Following this, a bus or train journey up to Mussoorie will be good to go. Find below a perfect day-wise plan for your 3 nights 4 days Mussoorie itinerary and plan a tranquil getaway like no other!

Day-wise Itinerary:

Day 1- arrival in mussoorie followed by visit to camel’s back road, day 2- visit to kempty falls and company garden, day 3- explore dhanaulti, day 4- shopping at mussoorie mall road followed by departure.

Once you arrive at Mussoorie, check into your hotel and refresh yourself. After relaxing for a bit and having a delicious meal, gear up for your adventure at Camel’s Back Road. It is located close to the city centre and you will see a large number of tourists visiting this place. It is a long road which is lined by natural rocks resembling the shape of a camel’s hump.

Must-try activity: Explore 180-year-old British cemetery on Camel’s Back Road

Given that Mussoorie is one of the most scenic hill stations, you can look forward to mesmerizing views of the Himalayan ranges from here. This is the perfect place to spot the Mussoorie sunset along with your loved one. It is the first day in your 3 nights 4 days Mussoorie itinerary, so do not tire yourself out too much. Head back to your hotel, have a light dinner and drift off to sleep.

Also read: Top 15 Awesome Places to Visit in Uttarakhand that should be on your list!

The second day of your 3 nights 4 days Mussoorie itinerary will start with a bang as you visit Kempty Falls. It is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the whole of Dehradun and is an excellent place to click Instagram perfect pictures. It is precisely located at a height of 4500 feet amidst mountain cliffs and is the perfect place to head out for a picnic. You can also go for a swim at the bottom of the falls to enjoy a refreshing experience.

Must-try activity: Explore the hilly topography of Kempty by riding on the Kempty Falls Ropeway

The Company Garden is a municipality-owned fun park which is an ideal place to visit along with your family. The ornamental garden is lined with flowers and lush green lawns. Thus, it serves as the perfect place for you to relax after a tiresome day. If you have children with you, they are sure to have a blast at the Company Garden amusement park which has a range of different rides.

Also read: Things to do in Mussoorie for a wholesome Uttarakhand holiday

Kempty Falls

While your kids are enjoying themselves, you can take a leisurely stroll along the garden and also visit the Company Garden nursery. Make sure you purchase some potted plants to take back home as souvenirs. The Company Garden also offers a telescopic view of the Himalayan ranges. Although it is an activity that costs, it is totally worth it! Head back to your hotel and gear up for Day 3 of your 3 nights 4 days Mussoorie itinerary.

Must-try activity: Boat Ride along the artificial lake

You will have to wake up early on Day 3 of your 3 nights 4 days Mussoorie itinerary as you will be heading to the scenic heaven of Dhanaulti. It is an offbeat place to visit in Mussoorie if you prefer taking the less beaten path. There are many attractions that you can visit in Dhanaulti. Some of them include Surkhanda Devi Temple and Eco Park which will be a unique experience to take up along with your loved ones.

As you pay respects at Surkhanda Devi Temple, get a glimpse of the Mussoorie culture. Head over to the Eco Park for a glimpse of Mussoorie nature. If you have extra time in hand, you can also plan an overnight stay by camping in Dhanaulti. It will truly be one of the most scenic experiences that you would ever undertake during a vacation. Gorge on a scrumptious meal and get ready to bid a tearful goodbye the next day.

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The final day of your 3 nights 4 days Mussoorie itinerary ends with a visit to the Mussoorie Mall Road. Now, this is not just a place where you can only indulge in shopping. There are a number of video game parlours and skating rinks as well to please the modern traveller in you. Another interesting experience that you can take up will be to dress up in the traditional Mussoorie costume and click photographs to take back home as memories. It’s now time to bid goodbye to Mussoorie and take your train or flight back home.

Although your 3 nights 4 days Mussoorie itinerary has come to an end, this beautiful hill station is sure to invite you to visit again. To help you plan a great Mussoorie itinerary, reach out to Travel Experts at Pickyourtrail who will help you with tailor-made itineraries. Choose from a range of tour packages. You may also download the Pickyourtrail travel App for Android and IOS. In the meantime have a look at some of our International tour packages for a great vacation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, try Garhwali cuisine, Momos, and other street foods available in Mussoorie markets and eateries.

Yes, viewpoints such as Lal Tibba and Gun Hill provide breathtaking views of both sunrise and sunset.

A two- to three-day trip allows for exploration of major attractions as well as leisure time to soak in the charm of the hill station.

For getting around Mussoorie and the surrounding areas, taxis, rented cars, and local buses are available.

Yes, local guides can enrich your experience by providing insights into Mussoorie’s history, culture, and lesser-known aspects.

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Do you want a break from your hectic work schedule and visit a place that offers peace mentally and spiritually? If yes, then our Mussoorie-Rishikesh tour package is perfect for you. Mussoorie is well-known as “The Queen of Hills” and Rishikesh is popular as “The Holy Abode of God”. Our perfectly designed tour package is sure to offer you the delight of both the hill stations i.e., Mussoorie and Rishikesh. During your trip to Mussoorie and Rishikesh, you will experience Uttarakhand at its best. Get ready to trek the tracks in order to reach the highest mountain, witness a wide variety of flora and fauna, experience charming waterfalls, meditate on the banks of the holy river Ganga and witness breathtaking Ganga aarti. If you are a spiritual seeker then Rishikesh is a blissful abode for you. To relive and truly explore Mussoorie and Rishikesh, select us and be prepared to be pampered with several travel packages to choose from. In Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is a famous hill station and also one of the topmost hill stations in India. It is not only a tourist destination but also a perfect place for your honeymoon trip.  Mussoorie offers great adventure and shopping opportunities to its tourists. Along with this, Mussoorie is also the gateway to holy rivers like Gangotri and Yamunotri.  

The Mussoorie Rishikesh vacation packages designed by us offer you the right deals and assist you to indulge in exciting sightseeing as well as adventure activities. 

Activities To Do in Mussoorie and Rishikesh

When in Mussoorie and Rishikesh, don’t forget to perform some activities stated below:

  • Nature walk

Mussoorie is blessed with greenery that makes it an amazing base for setting out on nature walks and short hikes. If you love to spend time in the lap of nature then you must definitely visit Mussoorie at least once in your life.

  • Adventure sports

Mussoorie is also an amazing destination to try various adrenaline-pumping activities. You can indulge in different adventure sports activities here like paragliding, valley crossing, roller skating, rafting, sky walking, rock climbing, zip lining, and much more.

  • Yoga and meditation

Every year in Rishikesh, International Yoga Festival is celebrated and participants from across the world come to participate. This amazing event is organized by the Uttarakhand State Tourism Department in which you get the golden opportunity to learn about different yoga disciplines, poses, and asanas by yoga gurus.

  • Rafting, kayaking, and trekking

In Rishikesh, you can easily sign up for half-day and full-day rafting trips. You can stay in a camp, enjoy delicious meals, and experience grade 3 and grade 4 rapids downriver on the Ganges. When it comes to treks, you can go on Himalayan treks to places such as Har-ki Dun, Gangotri, Kuari Pass, and others.

  • Horse riding

If you love doing horse riding then get ready to explore the stretches such as Camel’s Back road along with the route to Childer’s Lodge.

So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call and let us know how we can help to make your Mussoorie Rishikesh trip memorable.


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Mussoorie Rishikesh Tour (Detailed Itinerary)

Arrive at Dehradun Airport or Railway Station and transfer to Mussoorie which is 35km away from Dehradun city and 65km from Airport, a popular hill station in Uttarakhand.

Check into your hotel and relax for a while.

In the afternoon, visit Gun Hill, the second-highest point in Mussoorie, offering panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. You can take a cable car ride to reach the hilltop.

Explore Mall Road, the main shopping street of Mussoorie, known for its vibrant atmosphere, shops, and eateries.

Enjoy a leisurely evening stroll on Mall Road and savor local delicacies.

Overnight stay in Mussoorie.

After breakfast, visit Kempty Falls, a beautiful waterfall located approximately 15 kilometers from Mussoorie. Enjoy the breathtaking views and take a refreshing dip in the natural pool formed by the waterfall.

Next, visit Lal Tibba, the highest point in Mussoorie, famous for its panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.

Explore the picturesque Camel’s Back Road, a 3-kilometer stretch known for its natural rock formations resembling a camel’s hump.

In the evening, you can visit Cloud’s End, a serene and secluded spot where the mountains meet the sky. Enjoy the tranquility and the beautiful sunset views.

Return to your hotel for overnight stay in Mussoorie.

After breakfast, check out from your hotel and drive to Rishikesh, a spiritual town nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas.

On arrival, check into your hotel and relax for a while.

In the afternoon, visit the iconic Lakshman Jhula, a suspension bridge over the Ganges River. Enjoy the panoramic views of the river and the surrounding hills.

Explore the famous Beatles Ashram, also known as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, where the Beatles stayed in the 1960s and practiced Transcendental Meditation.

Attend the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony at Parmarth Niketan or Triveni Ghat, where you can witness the spiritual rituals and prayers by the riverbank.

Overnight stay in Rishikesh.

Start your day with a yoga or meditation session at one of the renowned ashrams or yoga centers in Rishikesh. Experience the tranquility and spirituality of the place.

Afterward, you can indulge in adventure activities such as river rafting in the Ganges, trekking to nearby waterfalls, or trying out bungee jumping at the Jumpin Heights.

Visit the famous Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, situated amidst the lush green forests and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Enjoy the scenic beauty and seek blessings at the temple.

In the evening, you can explore the local markets of Rishikesh and shop for spiritual items, handicrafts, and clothing.

After breakfast, check out from your hotel and bid farewell to Rishikesh.

If time permits, you can visit the Triveni Ghat for a morning dip in the holy Ganges River and witness the morning rituals.

Depart from Rishikesh and proceed to Dehradun Airport or Haridwar Railway Station for your onward journey, with beautiful memories of your Mussoorie and Rishikesh trip.

Note: This itinerary can be customized based on your preferences and the availability of time.


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Charming Dehradun Mussoorie Tour with Dhanaulti & Hardiwar

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Elaborate Haridwar Rishikesh Mussoorie and Corbett Tour

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2 Nights & 3 Days Mussoorie Tour Package

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Lovely Mussoorie Honeymoon Tour

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  • 19 Things To Do In Mussoorie For A Hill Station Holiday Experience

23 Mar 2023

Mussoorie is among the many wonderful hill stations in India that offer adventurous escapes. Located in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state, it is popularly known as the Queen of Hills for the Himalayan resources that it has been blessed with. Any idea of vacationing or adventure in North India is incomplete if you have not kept Mussoorie in mind. Check out our guide to the top things to do in Mussoorie. Myriad adventure activities, several breathtaking landscapes and the best of shopping spots in hill stations of India — Mussoorie has it all.

Top 19 Things To Do In Mussoorie

Popularly known as the “Queen of Hills”, this hill station showcases many enthralling adventure activities as well as soothing environment and serenity. Among all the several activities, we bring you a list of 19 best things to do in Mussoorie. Make your getaway to the hills memorable with these exhilarating activities:

  • Trekking – A Popular Activity
  • Hiking – Soak In The View
  • Adventure Sports – For Adrenaline Junkies
  • Rock Climbing – For Adventure Buffs
  • Paragliding – For An Offbeat Experience
  • Rafting – A Thrilling Experience
  • Roller Skating – A Recreational Activity
  • Winemaking  – For A Different Experience
  • Shopping – Explore The Vibrant Market
  • Food Tour – Find Your Favorite Dishes
  • Fishing – A Relaxing Activity
  • Wildlife Safari – For Wildlife Enthusiasts
  • Boating – Enjoy The Beautiful View
  • Mall Road – Take A Stroll
  • Roaming Over The Corn Village – An Off-Beat Experience
  • Photography – Self-Satisfying Activity
  • Horse Riding – A Refreshing Activity
  • Mountain Biking – Adventurous Sport
  • Zip Swing Adventure – A Lifetime Experience

1. Trekking – A Popular Activity

Kempty Fall is one of the best place to visit in Mussoorie

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Trekking in Mussoorie is considered the most sought-after adventure for thrill-seekers. There are various locations in Mussoorie where travellers can partake in trekking including the Bhadraj Temple trek, Nag Tibba Summit, Har ki dun trek, Dodital trek, and more. Most of the treks in Mussoorie fall under low to moderate treks that do not require much training. Although Trekking is one of the best things to do in Mussoorie in winter, it is always recommended to check the best time of the trek as the activity could be on hold due to weather or some other reasons. So, get the thrill of adventure by taking up treks and camping trips at Mussoorie. These undiluted times spent with nature provide you the much-needed time for yourself.

Trekking and Camping operators:  Trail hikers, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd.,  Gio Adventures Cost:  The cost varies from one trek to another keeping in view the time taken, size of the group, distance and the quality of facilities provided.

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2. Hiking – Soak In The View

Hiking is one of the best things to do in Mussoorie

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Mussoorie is full of mesmerizing landscapes. Majestic mountains and lush green valleys, drenched in floating clouds, make walks and treks hard to forget. Walking towards the Happy Valley from Library Head, from Valley View to Clouds End, and from Waverly Convent to Company Bagh are some of the best things to do in Mussoorie. Walk down these roads and lanes you would know why walking is the best way to explore mountains. Some of the best hikes in Mussoorie include Kempty waterfall hike, Happy valley hike, Jabarkhet Nature Reserve hike, Nag Tibba, and more.

Hiking Operators: Yeti Outdoors, Trail Hikers, Scrambling Adventures & Outdoors, Trip The Himalaya Cost: The cost differs as per various factors of hiking. However, approximately INR 1500 is the starting range.

3. Adventure Sports – For Adrenaline Junkies

There are various adventure sports to do in Mussoorie

Open for public, first time in the world, Skywalk is one of the most fun things to do in Mussoorie . Fancy walking on a 360 ft long single wire rope at a height of 120 ft with free hands — excited? Safety is ensured as you are attached to a supporting wire with the help of a harness. While on a Zipline adventure, you are harnessed on wire rope with the help of pulley at the higher end and then made to slide with speed of 50 km per hour to the lower end of a 330 ft long vertical. Zip Swings is a mix of Zipline and Giant Swing at the height of 80 ft. Harnessed with wire rope, you first go by zipping on the rope till the middle and then swing high at 80 ft. These three make up for the most fun things to do in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand for families with kids and even couples.

Cost: INR 600 onwards for Skywalk, INR 300 onwards for Zipline and Zip Swings

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4. Rock Climbing – For Adventure Buffs

Rock Climbing is the best thing to do in Mussoorie

Rock climbing and rappelling have been the most conventional things to do in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand . Mussoorie has various sizes of rocks ranging from 50 ft to 600 ft. One can choose according to their ability, physical fitness, and mental toughness. This is a new dimension of mountain adventure. Caving requires presence of mind, daring attitude, curiosity and guts. It involves thrill, overcoming fear, and passion for wilderness. 6 km before Dhanaulti, at Buranskhanda, there are several hidden caves surrounded by beautiful alpine meadows, trees, and breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks.

In fact, Mussoorie trekking and mountaineering are the best ways to test your strength! Mountain biking and ATV riding give another dimension to mountain based adventure sports in Mussoorie and are the best adventure activities in Mussoorie .They are all about speed, control, and thrill and are one of the latest ways of exploring vistas of the Himalayan landscape. Rugged terrains and steep slopes, though risky at times, provide great mountain biking experience in Uttarakhand Himalayas. It’s one of the most fun things to do in Mussoorie . Do keep this in mind when looking for  adventure sports in Mussoorie.

Rock climbing and rappelling operators: Zip Line Adventures Cost: INR 500 for rappelling and rock climbing, INR 3600 onwards for Caving tour for a group of 4, INR 500 per hour for ATV rides and mountain biking

5. Paragliding – For An Offbeat Experience

Paragliding is one of the best things to do in Mussoorie

Mussoorie is one of the best destinations for paragliding in India. Paragliding operators in Mussoorie largely offer joyrides on a two-seater glider operated by professional pilots with over 3000 hours of flying experience. This is surely the easiest offbeat things to do in Mussoorie . It does not need any prior training or experience and one is never too young or old for it. The flights in Mussoorie are long rides of minimum 1 hour (15 km) up to 10,000 ft high. Indulge in one of these exciting activities and adventure sports in Mussoorie for a fun vacation.

Paragliding operators: Paragliding in Mussoorie , Zip Line Adventures Cost: INR 2000 onwards, a long flight of 60 minutes costs INR 10,000

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6. Rafting – A Thrilling Experience

Rafting is one of the best things to do in Mussoorie

River Rafting in Mussoorie is one of the most offbeat things to do in Mussoorie . Swift-moving rivers offer a thrilling experience for white water rafters. These rivers flow through deep forests, rocky terrains, mountains and sometimes even along snowy slopes. Stretches along Alaknanda, Dhauliganga and Kali rivers have several challenging rapids. One can opt for a simple half-day tour and can raft from Barkot to Lakhamandal and Damta to Yamuna Bridge, near Mussoorie.

Rafting Operators: Uttarakhand Tourism Board Cost: These are mostly customized plans inclusive of camping and vary as per the duration and the length of the expedition

7. Roller Skating – A Recreational Activity

Roller Skating in Mussoorie

It is indeed surprising that Mussoorie has India’s largest roller skating rink. If you are good at balancing, do try your hands at skating here. Give your feet some wheels, the body a swirl and you’ll feel the adrenaline rush giving you a pleasant high. Among the many skating rinks in Mussoorie, Jaypee Resort’s, The Rink in Kulri Bazaar, and Disco Skating Rink, behind the Tourist Office, are the popular ones. It is one of the most fun things to do in Mussoorie in December.

Roller skating operators: Uttarakhand Tourism Board Cost:  NA

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8. Winemaking – For A Different Experience

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Popularly known as vinification, the process of making wine is considered as one of the offbeat things to do in Mussoorie . Mussoorie hosts several workshops that teach you the art of winemaking. One is taught to make a variety of wines from apples, pears, ginger, plum, and grapes, etc. Within a month, one can have ten bottles of exclusive wine made by their own hands. The recipes are mailed for later references. These workshops usually end with wine tasting sessions. In fact, it’s one of the best things to do in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand .

Location: Hotel Devdar Cost: INR 1200

9. Shopping – Explore The Vibrant Market

Shopping in Mussoorie- Things to do in Mussoorie

Not the adventurous kind and wondering what to do in Mussoorie? Go for a shopping gig! The main shopping areas in Mussoorie are the Library, Kulri Bazaar, and Landour Bazaar. The shops here sell curios, ethnic jewelry, and antiques. Beyond Kulri Bazaar a road goes 5 km up to the old cantonment area of Landour. Shops in Landour market sell Raj memorabilia, silver jewelry, and books. One can pick up beautifully handcrafted walking sticks among other things from shops on the Mall. Just below the Mall Road is a Tibetan market where one can buy sleeping bags, windcheaters, sweaters and shawls at very reasonable prices. There are also small scale markets located just a little distance away from Mussoorie that you can explore, and that makes this activity one of the best things to do near Mussoorie and inside it.

Best markets: The Mall Road, Tibetan Market, Library Bazaar, Kulri Bazaar, Classic Emporium Things to buy: Wooden and brass items, handicrafts, woolen garments, souvenirs

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10. Food Tour – Find Your Favorite Dishes

Must try food of Mussoorie

Image Credit: Arunabha.Goswami for Wikimedia Commons

If your heart pumps for a new taste, then you must go on a traditional food tour which is one of the most popular activities in Mussoorie . The cuisine of Mussoorie is mainly influenced by Garhwali and Tibetan food. So, you’re sure to find your favorite dimsums and Thukpas and noodle soups on your trip here. Food made out of rice, lentils, pulses, meats, and milk products is what you’re usually gonna come across here. Popular Garhwali dishes include Aloo ke Gutke, Jhangora ki Kheer, Bal Mithai, Singodi, Gul Gula, Bhangjeera, Malta Juice, Rose Juice, and more.

Cost: INR 500 onwards

11. Fishing – A Relaxing Activity

Fishing in Mussoorie

Still wondering what to do in Mussoorie? There are plenty of opportunities for fishing in fresh waters. The hill station is known for its Trout, Maund and Mahseer fish. The Aglar River and Yamuna River would provide you with ample opportunities for trout fishing. However, you will have to take permits from the Divisional Forest Officer of Mussoorie beforehand. There can’t be better things to do in Mussoorie in March.

Best sites for fishing: Aglar River and Yamuna River Cost:  NA

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12. Wildlife Safari – For Wildlife Enthusiasts

Wild Safari is the best adventurous thing to do in Mussoorie

Hop on a wildlife cum sightseeing tour and make your trip memorable. This is surely one of the most adventurous activities in Mussoorie . The Benog Sanctuary is a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts. The sanctuary houses Leopard Himalayan Bear, Panther and the Mountain Quail. On the other hand, Jabarkhet Wildlife Sanctuary is great trekking and camping spot. You may spot leopards at night. It houses leopards, langurs, black bear, porcupines and martens.

Best sites for safari: Benog Sanctuary, Jabarkhet Wildlife Sanctuary and Jim Corbett National Park&lt Cost:  INR 900 onwards

13. Boating – Enjoy The Beautiful View

Boating is the best thing to do Mussoorie

Boating is another one of the top things to do in Mussoorie and often the first activity that one can enjoy on their trip to this hill station, as Mussoorie Lake is on the way to Mussoorie. It is a small lake where one can stop on their journey to Mussoorie. It is around 6 km before the city centre. There are a few food stalls where one can enjoy local food and snacks and one can also go boating in the lake. One can also stop at the lake on their way back to enjoy the views and boating here.

Location: Mussoorie Lake Cost:  INR 700 onwards

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14. Mall Road – Take A Stroll

Best Place For Shopping in Mussoorie

Mall road is like the heart of a body for every hill station, Mussoorie is considered as one of the exceptional tourist destinations of Mall. There is a carnival-like atmosphere in summer where you can enjoy your walk with your partner. One of the main things to do in Mussoorie is to visit Jawahar Aquarium which is located on the Mall road.

Things to do: Indulge in shopping, go for a night stroll Cost: Free

15. Roaming Over The Corn Village – An Off-Beat Experience

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Have you ever heard of decorations with bunches of corn? The people of Sainji village decorated their homes as well as other buildings with bunches of corn. This place is an off-beat place where you can find the connection between natural resources and people’s art. Vacationers can spend their entire day while just interacting with the people of this village. Needless to mention, this is one of the best things to do in Mussoorie.

Location:  Sainji Village Cost: Free

16. Photography – Self-Satisfying Activity

Mussoorie is one of the best places with an amazing view to take pictures.

If you have an interest in photography then Mussoorie is the right place for you, rather it can be said like this is one of the important things to do in Mussoorie for a photographer. There are so many renowned photographers come here every year to catch the mesmerizing view of that place. Memory Falls, Jharipani Falls, Bhatta Falls are one of the most famous places for photography where you can find a mesmerizing landscape of nature.

Location: Anywhere in Mussoorie Cost: No charges for photography

17. Horse Riding – A Refreshing Activity

Horse riding in Mussoorie

Horse riding is one of the best things to do in Mussoorie which can give you a great experience and can make you happy. There is some specific route for this like Camels Back Road, Children’s Lodge are famous places for horse riding. To enjoy beautiful weather with Cool Breeze and Peaceful Atmosphere then camel’s back road is the right place. This place is excellent for a walk with your partner up to 3 km.

Location: Camels Back Road, Children’s Lodge Cost: INR 150 onwards

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18. Mountain Biking – Adventurous Sport

Mountain Biking in Mussoorie

If you are a bike lover and if you enjoy biking on the road of the mountain then mountain biking is one of the best things to do in Mussoorie . The road of Dhanaulti past Surkanda Devi Temple is a popular biking route where the landscape of nature is green, lush and full of pine, oak, apple and pear trees. This is one of the most famous adventurous activities in Mussoorie among couples and solo travelers. While getting an ultimate adrenaline rush, travelers are bound to quench their thirst for the thrill.

Location:  Mussoorie Cost:  No entry fee if you are taking your own bike, but if you rent one then the prices vary for that

19. Zip Swing Adventure – A Lifetime Experience

Zipline in Mussoorie is one of the best things to do in Mussoorie

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There are many adventurous things by which you can make yourself happy. Zip swing adventure is one of the most popular things to do in Mussoorie which can give you a great experience of adventure. Through this activity, the adventurers will not only get the feeling of flying over the valley rather they will swing in between this. On the whole, this one-of-its-kind thrilling activity can give you chills and feel the beauty of nature at the same time.

Zip swing operators: Zip Swing Adventures Cost: INR 900 onwards

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How To Reach Mussoorie

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There are several ways that one can use in order to reach Mussoorie. Being a favorite among tourists, this destination has a well-connected network of transport. By Air:  The nearest airport to this destination lies around 54 kilometers away and is named Jolly Grant Airport. One can use airways if they seek a quick commute. By Train: There are several trains that connect New Delhi with Dehradun, such as the Mussoorie Express, the Shatabdi Express, and the Nizamuddin AC Special. From a journey of a few hours to an overnight journey, there are both the options available for travelers. By Road:  Mussoorie is a well-connected town that has an impeccable road-network backing it up. Buses, cabs, or private vehicles, everything can be used to cover the distance and reach Mussoorie by road.

Further Read: The Challenging Trek To Valley Of Flowers In Uttarakhand You Must Take!

From trekking in Mussoorie to winemaking and adventurous wildlife safari, there is a myriad of recreational activities one can indulge in. We have given you one of the most complete lists of things to do in Mussoorie. Plan your trip to Mussoorie and make sure to share your experiences when you are back. Know anything more about what to do in Mussoorie? Let us know in the comments below.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Things To Do In Mussoorie

How many days are enough for Mussoorie?

You must plan a trip for at least 2 to 3 days if you wish to encounter most of the experiences of Mussoorie. Visiting the local markets, exploring iconic tourist attractions, planning getaways to waterfalls and valleys, there are numerous interesting things to do in Mussoorie.

Is it safe to travel Mussoorie during Covid times?

You need to follow all the mandatory guidelines mentioned by the government. Make sure that you are taking the following precautions: 1. Wearing mask in public places 2. Maintaining 6 feet distance from others 3. Sanitizing your hands regularly 4. Avoiding social gatherings and crowded places 5. In case of any symptoms, get yourself tested urgently

Which are the most romantic things to do in Mussoorie for couples?

The following are the most romantic things to do in Mussoorie on a holiday: 1. Indulge in adventures at Kempty Falls 2. Watch sunset at the Cloud's End 3. Evening strolls at Camel's Back Road 4. Capture panoramic views from Lal Tibba 5. Buy plants from the Company Garden 6. Go for picnic at Gucchu Pani.

What are the best activities to enjoy in Mussoorie for families with kids?

There is so much in Mussoorie that families with kids can enjoy and make the most of their vacation. They can go hiking, cable car rides, visit wildlife sanctuary, enjoy food and shopping, go sightseeing to enjoy a fun-filled time in Mussoorie.

What are the best restaurants in Mussoorie?

There are many amazing restaurants in Mussoorie that offer the best food experience to the visitors here. The most popular restaurants in Mussoorie are: 1. Trout House Grill & Bar 2. JW Cafe 3. The Writer’s Bar 4. Regency Restaurant 5. Wisteria Deck 6. Urban Turban Bistro

Are Ola & Uber cabs available in Mussoorie?

Ola and Uber cabs aren’t available in Mussoorie as of now. However, travelers can hire Ola cabs in Dehradun. For Mussoorie, private cabs can be hired which makes a smart option.

How is the road from Haridwar to Mussoorie?

Mussoorie doesn’t have an airport or a train station and by road from Haridwar is the best way to reach the hill town. You can either hire a cab or drive your private vehicle to cover the distance of 86 km from Haridwar to Mussoorie. It is a smooth drive of 3.5 hours and the scenic route is another added advantage.

Which month is best for Mussoorie?

Mussoorie is pleasant all throughout the year. However, if you wish to witness the best of it, you can visit the place anytime between October and June. During this time you can indulge in various recreational activities and make the most of your Mussoorie vacation.

Where can I go shopping in Mussoorie?

The following are the most popular markets in Mussoorie: 1. The Mall Road: Home Decor, outfits, souvenirs, etc 2. Tibetan Market: Hand-woven carpets, sober artifacts, inexpensive outfits and accessories 3. Library Bazaar: Wooden items, trinkets, vases, electronic products 4. Kulri Bazaar: Local handicrafts, outfits, accessories, footwear, etc 5. Classic Emporium: Handcrafted lampshades, Tibetan sculptures, accessories, etc

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Step into the enchanting world of Mussoorie, often hailed as the ‘Queen of the Hills.’ Nestled amidst the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, this picturesque town in Uttarakhand boasts mist-covered mountains, cascading waterfalls, and colonial charm. As you stroll down its winding roads, you’ll soon realize that things to do in Mussoorie extend beyond nature walks; it’s a rendezvous with history, culture, and the serene beauty of the Himalayas. We recommend a comfortable road trip exploration of this gorgeous hill-station through a reliable cab service from Dehradun .


Table of Contents

Places to visit in mussoorie.

  • Places to visit near Mussoorie
  • Places to eat in Mussoorie
  • How to reach
  • Best time to visit
  • Hotels and Resorts in Mussoorie

Things to do in Mussoorie


The charming hill town offers a host of options for the best adventures and activities to do in the queen of hills.

  • Take an hour-long paragliding tour with an expert glider, around the grasslands and enjoy the awe-inspiring views from a height of 10,000 feet .
  • Go for short day treks or forest hikes around the nature trails, waterfalls of hills, and viewpoints.
  • Try horse riding.
  • Enjoy a 10-15 minutes of cable car ride from Jhulaghat to Gun Hill in the ropeway service.
  • Walk along the Sky Bridge, the longest hanging bridge of the country, suspended from a height of 80 feet .
  • Do a Nag Tibba Trek and walks you through dense forests Garhwal and get the beautiful sighting of Bandarpoonch peak , the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon valley and peaks of Changabang.
  • Try ziplining, the highest zipline in India, with a 600 ft of height and 1700 ft of total length and could take you with a speed of up to 90 km/h.
  • Visit the Mussoorie Adventure and choose from their package of adventures like sky bridge, valley crossing, zip line, skywalk, zip swing, Superman ride, Spiderman, Commando Bridge, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, etc.
  • Have a fun skating day at the Disco Skating Rink where you can get on the wheels and swerve along upbeat music while watching the scenic valleys.
  • Plan a picnic at the Jharipani Falls , flanked by the Doon Valley and step farming fields, shrubs, and exotic Himalayan wildflowers.

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With a picture-perfect landscape of alpine forests and glacial rivers and the colonial culture that still boasts its colonial heritage, sightseeing is as exotic as it could get. Book a cab in Mussoorie to explore these most famous places-

  • Christ Church – the oldest church of town. It is also one of the most historic structure known for its fine 19th-century Scottish architecture with stone arch, carved columns and façade, and tinted glass windows.
  • Sir George Everest Mansion – the former residence of the legendary mountaineer. The expansive mansion also has an in-house museum which preserves memorabilia, souvenirs and documents from Sir Everest’s expeditions.
  • Lal Tibba – the highest point of Mussoorie. The site known for stunning views from a great height as you get to see the surrounding ranges of Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Nilkantha.
  • Mussoorie Lake – a manmade lake with boating options, surrounded by a promenade for relaxing.
  • Kempty Waterfall – the most prominent waterfall in Mussoorie. It is said to have originated as a glacial stream from the upper Himalayas and is now a popular site for picnics and day treks.
  • Mall Road – the most-visited and popular commercial part. The entire road houses the best hotels, restaurant, and souvenir shops.
  • Mossy Falls – a 145 meter tall and scenic waterfall. It sits amid a dense and serene area and offers great photos ops.
  • Gun Hill – the second-highest point here. Once a wartime vantage point, the hill is now the best viewing point for sunrises, sunsets, and panoramic mountain vistas.
  • Dalai Hills – a range of scenic hills settled in the Happy Valley. It sits adjacent to the Shedup Choephelling Temple, known to be one of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples.


Popular Nearby Places Around Mussoorie

Make the most of your vacation, visit these interesting places near the hill station –

  • Dhanloti, 31 KM – A sleepy town on the Chamba – Mussoorie Road, known for towering forests of oaks, deodars, and rhododendrons, great for forest trekking.
  • Dehradun, 34 KM – Mussoorie’s sister town and the nearest major commercial center, Dehradun is equally famous for treks, drives, and nature hotspots.
  • Kanatal, 47 KM – A mountain hamlet of pristine beauty and raw nature, Kanatal offers breathtaking views and is known for Kodia Forest, and Eco Park. You can also go to Tehri dam on Tehri Lake.
  • Rishikesh, 77 KM – At two and half-hour drive, Rishikesh is perfect for all kinds of adventure sports. Whitewater rafting on the Upper Ganges is the best and most popular activity here.
  • Chakrata, 81 KM – A small town on the Yamuna Valley, the retreat town of Chakrata is famous for alpine forests, ancient caves and temples, waterfalls, to enjoy camping, river rafting, and trailblazing.
  • Kalesar National Park, 90 KM – A natural enclosure of dense forests and grasslands, housing many endangered species of Himalayan flora and fauna.

Hire a day, 2-day or weekly car rental in Mussoorie to explore these interesting places around Mussoorie.

Places to Eat in Mussoorie

Once dominated by the old English food fare, Mussoorie’s cuisine was as colonial as in any other retreat town in those days. But now, the local food scene is a blend of several communities dishing out their specialties. When here, these are a few must-visit places to sample the local flavor.

Here are some of the best places to eat –


  • Landour Bakehouse, Sister’s Bazaar, Landour – a colonial-time bakery serving classic style bakery goods and cakes.
  • Top.Top.Tea.Shop – tea shop and bakery serving café style food, desserts, and more.
  • Domas Inn, Ivy Cottage, Landour Cant. – Café in a cottage with Tibetan décor and serving Tibetan, Chinese, and continental fare.
  • The Glen Retro & Bar, West End House, The Mall Rd – fine dining restaurant serving continental and Indian food in a retro setting with mountain views and live music.
  • Kalsang Friends Corner, The Mall Rd, Survey Colony – an old-timey restaurant serving authentic Tibetan and Chinese food.
  • The Writer’s Bar, Welcomhotel, The Savoy, Library Bazar, Gandhi Chowk – very upscale restaurant in a five-star hotel in an authentic colonial setting, serving bar menu
  • The Tavern Restaurant, Kulri, Survey Colony, The Mall Road – spacious restaurant with old world charm intact in wooden furniture, serving North Indian cuisine.


About Mussoorie

The quiet and quaint little Himalayan town is like a travel back in time, trapped in the previous century. The colonial culture of the city, the picture-perfect landscape with the breathtaking views of the Garhwal Himalayas, the fresh mountain air, is what this hill station is famous for. If you are looking to refresh your senses and wake up to nature, then Mussoorie is just where you need to be.


Sitting on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, Mussoorie is surrounded by the Doon Valley and Shiwalik Ranges. The town has an average elevation of 6578 feet with the highest point at Lal Tibba, at 7476 feet in adjoining town of Landour.

The town’s name is a derivation of ‘ mansur’ , an exotic Himalayan shrub, endemic to the region. Mussoorie was established in 1803 when the Gorkhas under Umer Singh Thapa conquered the Garhwal region. Later with the British invasion, they lost their territory and became a part of the British government. In 1825, a British military officer, Captain Young, re-established the hill station as a resort town, the popularity of which still remains.

How to Plan a trip to Mussoorie

How to reach mussoorie.

Mussoorie has excellent connectivity with all major cities and towns across India by road, rail, and flights.


Mussoorie can easily be reached by train. The nearest railway station is in Dehradun, about 36 KM away. There are a host of trains to from major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Amritsar, Jammu etc. From Dehradun station, you can book a cab from Dehradun to Mussoorie to reach the queen of hills.

You can travel two ways to Mussoorie by road.

You can take a bus – The town is well-connected by bus routes from nearby cities like Delhi, Dehradun , and other major cities/towns of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. There are daily and direct bus services and in both state and private buses that operate between these routes.

You can take a car – You can reach Delhi or Dehradun and rent a car or book a cab to reach Mussoorie . From Dehradun, it takes only an hour and a half to Mussoorie. The distance between Delhi and Mussoorie is 300 km. You can book a cab from Delhi to Mussoorie to reach there within 8 hrs. There are two routes – Saharanpur Road and NH 44 to reach Mussoorie from Delhi. For a faster, better, and enjoyable travel experience, we recommend a road trip from Delhi to Mussoorie by car.

Mussoorie does not have an airport so there are no direct flights from other parts of the country. There are only 2 airports nearby– Dehradun and Delhi. The town of Dehradun is served by Jolly Grant Airport which is about 62 KM. There are a number of flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jammu, etc. After reaching, hire a Dehradun airport to Mussoorie Taxi to reach this beautiful hill station.


Best Time to Visit Mussoorie


Sitting on the Garhwal Himalayan Region, the weather is what you would call classic mountain weather. The summers are cool and pleasant, while the winters are extremely cold. Snowfall time often varies. The monsoon in the town sees heavy rainfall. So, if you are looking for outdoor time, then visit during the warmer months, when temperature is the most conducive. The best season to visit Mussoorie is between December and March.

Hotels & Resorts in Mussoorie

To make your vacation truly comfortable and memorable, here are some of the best places to stay –

  • Rokeby Manor
  • Dunsvirk Court Luxury Boutique Resort
  • Royal Orchid Fort Resort
  • Welcomhotel The Savoy
  • Hotel Padmini Nivas
  • JW Marriott Walnut Grove
  • Chimney House

Witness the  beauty of Mussoorie  by booking a  car rental  to take you to all these places with a  local driver . Install  Savaari  cab booking app  for  offers  and  discounts  on outstation rentals.  

For more such  places to visit near Delhi , you can read our elaborate travel guide.

Last Updated on February 2, 2024 by Swati Deol

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10 Places To Visit In Mussoorie

Located 35 kilometres from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a picturesque hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand . The hill station is located at the foothills of the Garhawl Himalayan ranges, and is also known by its nickname “ The Queen Of Hills ”. The place is also known as the gateway to the “Gangotri and “Yamunotri” shrines. The best time to visit the place is between mid-March to mid-November as the rains during monsoons and cold during the winters make it pretty inaccessible. Here is a list of top ten places to visit in Mussorie :

1. Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: Waterfalls, Nature, Photography.
  • Tickets: No entry fee. Extra charges for water related activity.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from sunrise to sunset.
  • Duration: 1.5-2 hours.

About Kempty Falls

The Kempty falls are surrounded by high mountain ranges and are situated at an altitude of approximately 1,364 meters above sea level, thus giving it a wonderful surrounding to just sit and listen to the sound of the water which falls on the rocky bed of the water below among the lush green vicinity.

Things to Do at Kempty Falls:

  • Visit the water park.

2. Lal Tibba

Lal Tibba

  • Famous for: Nature, Peaks, Photography.
  • Tickets: No entry fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from 8am to 7pm.
  • Duration: 30 mins.

About Lal Tibba

The highest peak in Mussoorie, with an altitude of over 2,290 meters above sea level and provides some amazing and never seen before views of the mountains that house the holy shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath. To give its visitors a clearer view of the picturesque surroundings a Japanese telescope has been installed at the edge of the cliff also the place is highly preserved from most commercial activities. Things to Do near Tibba Peak:

  • Sunset & sunrise views.
  • View the nearby peaks.

3. Happy Valley

Happy Valley

  • Famous for: Tibetan culture, Buddhism, Viewpoints.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days at daytime.
  • Duration: 2-3 hours.

About Happy Valley

The centre of the Tibetan settlement in Mussoorie, Happy valley is situated at a short distance from the mall road. This is the place where Tibetans first arrived in India when they fled from Lhasa in 1959, led by their spiritual leader dalai lama before he moved to Dharamsala. The place is lined with oaks and deodars and has several small hotels and cafeterias and as you walk further into the town, you will get to experience calm like no other.

Things to Do at Happy Valley:

  • Eat Tibetan cuisines.
  • Shop for souveniers.
  • Visit the Buddhist monestary.
  • Volunteer at the schools here.

4. Camel’s Back Road

Camel’s Back Road

  • Famous for: Nature, Adventure, Photography.
  • Duration: 1 hour.

About Camel’s Back Road

The road takes its name from the rock which is shaped like a camel’s hump on its back and stretches around a distance of about 3-4 kilometres from Kulri bazaar to the Library Chowk in Mussoorie. The road is ideal for a walk as one can get amazing views of the valley and the mountains from here. The place is great for the photographers who are looking for great shots to capture of the valley and the mountains that surround Mussoorie.

Things to Do at Camel’s Back Road:

  • Pony Rides.
  • Shop for souvenirs.

5. Gun Hill

Gun Hill

  • Tickets: No entry fee. Ropeway ride is chargeable at 75 INR per person.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from 10 am to 6 pm.

About Gun Hill

The second highest point in Mussoorie, the place’s name is derived from the event of firing cannon from this place to tell what time is it to the people during the British colonization hence giving it the name ‘ Gun Hill ’. The place lies at an altitude of 2,024 meters above sea level and offers some majestic views of the surroundings.

Things to Do at Gun Hill:

  • Sunset and sunrise views.

6. Mussoorie Lake


  • Famous for: Lakes, Nature, Serenity.
  • Tickets: 15 INR entry fee with extra charge for boat rides.
  • Duration: 2 hours.

About Mussoorie Lake

Located at 6 kilometres on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road, the lake was recently developed as a picnic spot by the city board and the Mussoorie Dehradun Development authority. A nice small lake, which is created by a natural waterfall, while going down from road to lake in the way very good small waterfall is there , you can see duck swimming in lake, you can ride a paddle boat here as well and enjoy the amazing surroundings.

Things to Do at Mussoorie Lake:

  • Picnic Spot.
  • Boat Riding.

7. Christ Church

  • Famous for: Architecture, History.
  • Opening Timings: Monday to Saturday (7 am to 6:30 pm) & Sunday (8 am to 6:30 pm).

About Christ Church

Christ church was built in 1836 and is considered to be the oldest churches in the Himalayan ranges by the British during the British colonization in India. Possessing Gothic design and architectural styles, the stained glass windows in the Church represent the events in the life of Jesus Christ. Apart from this, the high altar in the Church presents the sufferings of Jesus Christ. The walls and interiors of the church are beautifully decorated to grab attention of visitors.

Things to Do near Christ Church:

  • View the Doon Valley.
  • Visit the Kempty falls .

8. Sir George Everest’s House

Sir George Everest’s House

  • Famous for: History, Nature, Trekking.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days.

About Sir George Everest’s House

Built in the year 1832, the house belonged to the famous surveyor and geographer, Sir George Everest , after whom the world’s highest peak is named. He stayed in Mussoorie for around a good 30 years and the house showcases some interesting facts about the famous personality. It is 6 km from Gandhi Chowk / Library Bazaar and is accessible by vehicle, although the road is very rough beyond Haathi Paon (elephant’s foot).

Things to Do near Sir George Everest’s House:

  • Picnic spot.
  • Eat at the eateries around.
  • Visit the Mall Road.
  • See the Doon Valley and Himalayas.

9. Jwalaji Temple

Jwalaji Temple

  • Famous for: Pilgrimage.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from 7am to 6pm.
  • Duration: 1-2 hours.

About Jwalaji Temple

The temple is located at a distance of around 9 kilometres west from Mussoorie atop Benog hill at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. The place enshrines a centuries old idol of the Hindu deity Goddess Durga, the manifestation of supreme beauty and deadly power in the Hindu mythology.

Things to Do near Jwalaji Temple:

  • Take a trip to Mussoorie Lake .
  • Pay a visit to Christ Church .

10. The Mall

The Mall

  • Famous for: Shopping, Tourist attractions.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days at all times.
  • Duration: 30 mins to 1 hour.

About The Mall

Also famously known as the Mall road , it is a total shopper’s delight with everything in the same location. The Mall is like the lifeline of Mussoorie with almost everything located on this very stretch. Be it attractions, hotels, restaurants, shops – The Mall houses them all.

Things to Do at Mall Road:

  • Try out the local delicacies.
  • Stroll and enjoy the views.
  • Visit the Company Bagh .

Other places of attractions around Mussoorie are Bhatta Fall, Adventure Park , Mossy Falls and Himalayan Adventure Institute.

To mention just 10 places out of the many attractions in “The Queen Of Hills” is definitely based on our experience and opinion. However, we have tried our best to mention the places we thought, were a must visit. In case we have left out any place that you think needed to be mentioned, please feel free to mention the places in your comments.

Some Other Places To Visit In Uttarakhand:

  • Do-Not-Miss Destinations In Kausani
  • Do-Not-Miss Destinations In Pauri
  • Do-Not-Miss Destinations In Udham Singh Nagar

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Very nice nature in Uttarakhand

Thanks for providing this great valuable information…..

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Nainital is very beautiful place in India

Good information for the tourists. I like walking on camel’s back road. I stayed at Hotel Kishna Palace by Vira Holidays. It’s a very nice hotel located at camel’s back.

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Embark on an enchanting journey to Mussoorie, where nature's serenity intertwines with thrilling adventures. Discover the optimal time to explore Mussoorie , where the hills are alive with tranquility and excitement.

Peak Season: Mussoorie experiences peak tourism from March to June during the summer. Although the weather can be humid, this period is ideal for water activities and sightseeing. As the snow melts, water sports come alive, providing an excellent opportunity for a memorable visit.

Shoulder Season: For those keen on witnessing Mussoorie's natural beauty, the monsoon months (July to September) are perfect. The cool and humid weather enhances the charm of the region, with rivers flowing and lush greenery abounding. With reduced hotel prices, this season offers a budget-friendly option for your Mussoorie tour.

Waning Season: From November to February, Mussoorie experiences winter, bringing chilly weather. However, if camping and river rafting are on your agenda, the winter months provide an ideal time to visit Mussoorie. The crisp air and winter adventures make for a unique and refreshing experience.

How to Reach Mussoorie

By Air: Mussoorie is accessible by air through the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is the nearest airport situated approximately 60 kilometers away. Travelers can reach Mussoorie by taking a taxi or bus from the airport, and enjoying a scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of Uttarakhand.

By Rail: For those preferring rail travel, the nearest major railway station is the Dehradun Railway Station, located around 36 kilometers from Mussoorie. From the railway station, regular taxi and bus services are available, providing a convenient and comfortable journey to the hill station.

By Road: Mussoorie is well-connected by road, with well-maintained highways linking it to major cities. The distance from Delhi is approximately 300 kilometers, and travelers can opt for buses or private cabs, enjoying a pleasant road trip. The Mussoorie-Dehradun Road offers a scenic route for those driving to the hill station, ensuring a delightful travel experience

Places to Visit With Mussoorie Tour Packages

Here are some of the best places to visit in Mussoorie :

1. Lal Tibba:  One of the very few places in the Himalayan foothills which is still untouched by commercialization, Lal Tibba is quite an escape from the bustling city life. This place is a part of almost all our Mussoorie tour packages . One can reach Lal Tibba on foot or by hiring a cab from Mussoorie. The British-styled building offers splendorous views of the Himalayan peaks like Badrinath and Kedarnath. These peaks can be viewed with the help of a telescope placed on the observation deck of the building. Additionally, Lal Tibba currently serves as the working place of Doordarshan and other broadcasting media channels.

2. The Mall Road:  The Mall Road of Mussoorie is the highlight of our Mussoorie tour packages . The Mall is vibrant with shops of food, wooden items, jewelry, showpieces, decorations, lamps and lights, books, woolen items, and other things. There are balloon vendors, momos, and other snack sellers on every step inviting you to try their eats. Apart from the street food stall, the place is also embellished with a lot of incredible restaurants and cafes. The Victorian lights on every corner and the British-styled bench at the corner of the streets put up quite a show at night. The Mall looks dreamy during the evenings. One can also rent bicycles to paddle your way through the road. Many people also love strolling on the Mall Road for the sake of soaking in the vibes of this incredible hill station.

3. Kempty Falls:  A mesmerizing cascade of water, Kempty Falls is one of the most popular tourist spots in Mussoorie. The falls ramble from a height of 40 feet and create a big pool with five channels of water in which people swim and have a gala time. This perennial water body is flocked by tourists throughout the year. There is no single person who hasn’t heard of Kempty Falls. Another great thing about visiting these falls is that the area is lush with greenery and extravagant views of the Himalayan valley. Kempty Falls is included in many of our Mussoorie vacation packages.

4. Lake Mist:  If there is one word to describe Lake Mist, it’s resplendent. One of the most beautiful places to visit in Mussoorie, Lake Mist is a pristine water body that gives out peaceful vibes and thus, attracts souls looking for some quiet tranquillity. The water of the lake is quite clear and still and emerald. The area is blessed with beautiful trees, colorful flowers, and unexplored trails to the forest area, make sure it should be included in your  Mussoorie tour packages . The best part about visiting the lake is that not many people know about its existence in Mussoorie and thus, if you are someone who wants quiet, then this is the most incredible tourist spot to spend some time in. It has been included in our recent Mussoorie holiday packages since it remains an unexplored part of Mussoorie.

5. Cloud’s End:  This place serves as the geographical end of the beautiful town of Mussoorie. The area is covered with lush green trees of Deodar and Oak. It is a splendid sight for those who are fans of misty views of the valley side. Another highlight of this mystical place is the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a 2 km trek from the Oak forest and looks spectacular to wildlife enthusiasts. Cloud’s End is a unique addition to our Mussoorie family packages. There is another attraction known as the Heritage Building, located close to Cloud’s End. The building was constructed in 1838 and is one of the oldest buildings in the town. The view of Aglar River Valley from the building is quite enigmatic and one more reason why one should pay a visit to this place during their time in Mussoorie.

6. Gun Hill:  An extinct volcano, Gun Hill has often been a part of Ruskin Bond’s stories. Tremendous with sky, lush green hillside, and magnificent views of Doon Valley, Gun Hill stands at a height of 2020 meters. A popular spot for photography and nature lovers, the place is located right above Mall Road. You can reach there on foot or by hiring a rickshaw.

7. Landour:  Tucked away in the hillside, Landour is a twin town of Mussoorie and about a half-hour walk from Mall Road. It is a must-visit place to add in your Mussoorie Tour package. If you aren’t a walker, then you can hire a cab to Landour as well. There isn’t much to do in Landour other than appreciating the scenic beauty of the Himalayan ranges and spending time in the lap of nature. The place is also home to India’s most loved storyteller, Mr. Ruskin Bond, who lives in the Ivy Cottage with his adopted family. Do not forget to get a meal at Café Ivy, which is one of the most popular in Mussoorie and should be included in your Mussoorie trip.

8. Jharipani Falls:  Amongst its many water attractions, Mussoorie boasts of Jharipani Waterfalls the most. It is located at an approximate distance of 6 km from the main town and has a stream of water gushing down from a rocky ledge. Surrounded by a beautiful hillside and stunning forest trails, it takes about 1.5 km for an average trekker to reach the falls. The sunset from Jharipani Falls is breathtaking and most trekkers wait to witness this underrated phenomenon from this area and should be included in your Mussoorie tour packages .

9. Nag Tibba:  This is one of the best spots for trekking in and around Mussoorie and also one of the best places to include in your Mussoorie packages. The place offers spectacular views of snow-clad mountains after the climb of about 10,000 feet. The place is also known as the Serpent’s Peak and serves as home to Nag Devta or the Snake God. The views of mountain peaks, such as Bandarpoonch, Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Gangotri, are quite inviting for mountain lovers to take up this exhilarating trek. Many tour companies also organize weekend treks to Nag Tibba. The trek is also a part of our special Mussoorie tour package.

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10. Company Garden: A popular inclusion in Mussoorie tour package, the Company Garden is a well-maintained garden that features a variety of flowers, plants, and trees. It has several activities for every age group including boating, a small amusement park to enjoy and an array of stalls at the food court. The garden offers spectacular views of a dense collection of flowers, plants, and trees. At the boating facility, you can enjoy a peaceful ride on the artificial lake while taking in the bounty of natural views and serene surroundings.

Things to Do on Mussoorie Tour

Here is the list of the best things to do in Mussoorie :

1. Seek Blessings at Jwala Devi Temple:  Hike your way through a majestic hill and reach Jwala Devi Temple to seek the blessings of Goddess Durga. You can also bask in the spellbinding views of River Yamuna and enjoy enchanting sunset and sunrise views from this spot, so make sure it is included in your  Mussoorie family packages .

2. Spot Wildlife at Benog Wildlife Sanctuary:  Go wildlife spotting at the very famous Benog Wildlife Sanctuary , which is home to some wild animals, exotic birds, and a plethora of trees. You can also find an easy trekking trail here, which can be done even by novice hikers. Visitors can also enjoy awe-inspiring views of Bandar Punch and Chaukhamba mountains from this sanctuary.

3. Enjoy Swimming at Kempty Falls:  Head to the very old and famous Kempty Falls and enjoy a rejuvenating bath in the cool water of the majestic fall while soaking in the spellbinding valley views. Developed by the Britishers back in the 1830s, this majestic waterfall cascades from an elevation of around 1,364 meters and forms a part of the Mussoorie holiday packages for nature lovers.

4. Walk through History at Soham Heritage & Art Centre:  If you are a history fanatic do not forget to add Soham Heritage & Art Centre to your Mussoorie family packages. Here, you can witness a wide exhibit of age-old Himalayan artifacts, paintings, and texts and learn about the intriguing history of these collections.

5. Take a Leisurely Stroll at Municipal Garden:  Pay a visit to the picturesque municipal garden and enjoy the colonial feel as you stroll here. This beautiful park is home to more than 800 species of plants, starting from petunias to dahlias. The park also offers you the chance to enjoy boat rides and buy saplings of umpteen varieties of flora. The panoramic views of the valley in Mussoorie add so much charm to Mussoorie trip packages.

6. Enjoy paragliding in Mussoorie: For an unobstructed view of the Himalayas, go paragliding in Mussoorie trip and enjoy the enticing vistas. With gentle slopes and favorable wind patterns, you can soar through the sky, and witness the majestic mountains, lush green valleys, and cascading waterfalls below. Indulge in the adrenaline rush and sense of freedom for some unforgettable adventure. Whether you're a seasoned paraglider or a first-timer, this charming hill station promises an exhilarating and unforgettable aerial escapade. You can try this paragliding at Bir Billing, Mussoorie Lake, and Dhanaulti. joy of flying with breathtaking views of the scenic landscape.

7. Don’t miss out on SkyWalk Adventure: Make sure that your Mussoorie tour packages include SkyWalk adventure at the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti road. Strapped in for safety, the adventure makes you fly at a height of 120 feet, making you cover a distance of 360 feet in less than 10 minutes. Imagine the flurry of excitement and the goosebumps that will pump your energy levels while you relish the magnificent visuals from such height. Surrounded by astounding scenery and a serene atmosphere and also explore several other 

8. Rock Climbing in Mussoorie: One of the main attractions included in Mussoorie packages, rock climbing is a must-try sport. If you are a keen adventurer and can embark on some adrenaline rush, you must begin your journey that measures between 80 to 160 feet. With numerous rocks, uneven terrains and lofty peaks, you can marvel at the space and enjoy the best time of your vacation. 

9. Take a Wildlife Safari: Home to a myriad of colourful birds, flora and fauna, the Benog wildlife sanctuary in Mussoorie is famous for nature lovers. Coming here, you will be greeted by a horde of benedictory pines, cedar trees and various herbal plants. Observe unique birds at this sanctuary which is a haven for bird watchers and mesmerize yourself by the sights of snow-clad mountains and peaks. 

10. Visit Happy Valley: Explore the charms of Happy Valley , a scenic valley located in the hills with your Mussoorie family packages . As you wander, you can visit the Shedup Choepelling Temple, Happy Valley Adventure Park, Jabarkhet Nature Reserve, and Mussoorie Heritage Centre. In addition, you can embark on nature walks, visit the municipal garden, and attend various festivals like Tibetan New Year. Relax and unwind amid nature while you learn about local traditions and culture.

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The cost of a Mussoorie trip varies based on factors like accommodation, travel preferences, and activities. On average, a budget-friendly trip can range from INR 5,000 to INR 10,000 per person for a short stay. We provide an affordable itinerary for a comfortable stay, local transport, breakfasts and some other meals, and guided sightseeing tours, ensuring a memorable experience without breaking the bank.

Is Mussoorie worth visiting?

Yes, the hill town of Mussoorie is totally worth visiting. The hill station’s cascading waterfalls, shimmering lakes, verdant landscapes, picturesque viewpoints, colonial feel, colourful local markets, and thrilling adventure activities make Mussorie one of the must-visit destinations in the country.

Is 2 days enough for Mussoorie?

 Yes, however, a getaway of 2 days can cover mostly the major attractions of Mussoorie. A more relaxed and comprehensive exploration may require 4 to 5 days, covering the nearby sights and attractions, alongside some thrilling adventure activities like trekking and hiking.

Is Mussoorie expensive?

No, Mussoorie is a pocket-friendly destination offering affordable guesthouses, mid-range hotels, and luxurious resorts, and you can customise your Mussoorie travel packages accordingly. Engaging in local activities like cable car rides and trekking may add to the expenses, but overall, Mussoorie is accessible to travellers with different budgets.

What to buy in Mussoorie?

The hill station of Mussoorie makes for a unique and flamboyant shopping destination. Some of the most sought-after items to buy on your Mussoorie tours include: - Woollen garments - Brassware - Junk jewellery - Porcelain items - Prayer wheels - Footwear - Bags - Tibetan woodwork - Woven carpets - Lampshades - Tibetan sculptures - British furniture.

How many days are sufficient to visit Mussoorie?

The ideal duration for a Mussoorie trip depends on your preferred places to visit and the activities you want to engage in. Generally, 5 to 6-day Mussoorie trip provides a relaxed pace of travel, as well as an in-depth exploration of one of the most popular destinations of Uttarakhand. 

Which is better, Nainital or Mussoorie?

Mussoorie and Nainital, both stand tall, each with its own distinct beauty. Nainital is well-known for its gorgeous lake and surrounding hills, while Mussoorie is well-known for its colonial architecture, waterfalls, and lovely views. Both destinations have their allure, leaving the decision upon the traveller as to which place to visit.

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Which destinations are usually traveled together with Mussoorie?

Places like Rishikesh and Nainital are usually traveled together with Mussoorie. Rishikesh is well-known for spiritual retreats and adventure sports, and Nainital is famous for its peaceful lakes and mountain views. Additionally, Dehradun is also commonly visited for its vibrant culture and easy access to the area's attractions.

Which is the closest railway station to Mussoorie?

Dehradun Railway Station, which is around 35 km away, is the nearest railway station to Mussoorie. From there, taxis, buses, and private vehicles are the easiest ways for visitors to reach Mussoorie. Depending on traffic and the mode of transportation, the trip usually takes one to one and a half hours.

Can I customize my Mussoorie tour package?

Yes, you can personalize your Mussoorie trip package with Thrillophilia. We allow you to customize your schedule to fit your interests, whether changing the length, picking particular locations, or adding special activities. Your ideal vacation to Mussoorie is only a few clicks away!

Are accommodations included in the Mussoorie tour packages?

Yes, accommodations are included in all of Thrillophilia’s Mussoorie tour packages. We make sure your stay in Mussoorie is convenient and comfortable by offering a range of accommodation choices that suit your needs and budget. We provide a variety of accommodations, from luxurious hotels to charming guesthouses, for a wonderful experience amid Mussoorie's breathtaking scenery

What are some popular attractions covered in Mussoorie tour packages?

Mussoorie tours often include Kempty Falls, Gun Hill viewpoint, Lal Tibba for sunsets, Camel's Back Road for walks, and the peaceful Company Garden. These locations highlight Mussoorie's famous natural beauty and charm.

Are there any special offers or discounts available on Mussoorie tour packages?

Yes, there are several deals and discounts on our website for tour packages to Mussoorie. These offers include good deals on accommodations, free meals, tour packages, and special seasonal offers. See our website for the most recent deals to enhance the fun and value of your trip to Mussoorie.

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