Mussoorie is a picturesque hill station in close proximity to the Himalayan Ranges in the state of Uttarakhand. It is residing at a distance of 35 kilometres from the capital city of Dehradun. Mussoorie is famously known as 'Queen of the Hills' and has been one of the popular hill stations in the country. It offers you a pleasant and comfortable environment with the perfect blend of natural beauty and scenic landscapes. It is the location that enhances the fun, adventure, and romantic experiences.
Lal Tibba is located on top of Depot Hill in Landour with a height of 2275 metres, at a distance of 6 kilometres from Mussoorie. This spot offers you the magnificent view of Badrinath Peak, Nilkanth Peak, and Kedarnath Peak along with the experience of a stunning view of sunrise and sunset.
In the colonial era it served as a summer gateway and a recovering station for the military hence; gained popularity as a cantonment cum hill station. As of now, it is now serving Indian Military Services.
This spot will give you a splendid view of the Tibet border and a calm environment, an ideal spot to calm seekers and nature lovers. This picturesque location will be worth visiting on the trip to Mussoorie.
Cloud's End is being considered as the endpoint of Mussoorie which resides at a distance of 6 kilometres west of the library. This beautiful spot is covered by dense oak and deodar forests and it either tracks 2 kilometres up to the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary offering a lovely walking way.
There is one of the old building structures of Mussoorie which was built by Britishers in 1838. This structure will give you a glimpse of colonial architecture and as of now, it has been converted to Heritage Hotel named Cloud's End Forest Resort.
Travellers here can engage in activities like hiking, hill climbing and nature walks to enhance their experience. This spot gives you some stunning views of mountains and valleys along with a priceless view of Aglar River Valley. Jwala Devi Temple and Benog Wildlife Sanctuary are other spots to visit resides very close to this location.
Gun Hill is the second highest point with an altitude of 2024 metres and this spot is called Gun Hill due to the presence of guns at these hills in the pre-independence era.
This location provides you with the breath-taking view of snow-capped Himalayan mountains and a stunning view of Doon Valley along with the panoramic view of an entire Mussoorie hill station which will just make your day and the ropeway of this location is prominently giving you the view of mighty Himalayas.
This location would be highly preferred by photographers and selfie lovers. Gun Hill would be fun visiting travellers with their family and friends to create some unforgettable memories.
Nag Tibba Trek is also popularly known as serpent’s peak and situated at the height of 9,915 metres is said to serve as home to Naga deity. It is an exciting trek with a climb of about 10,000 ft amid the snow-clad mountains.
This location is amidst the dense oak and deodar forests and offers you a beautiful view of the forest which houses different species of wildlife and birds. You will be able to spot the breath-taking view of Bandar Poonch Peak, Kedarnath Peak, Gangotri Peak and Doon Valley.
This trek is one of the best things to do in Mussoorie and offers you a fun and exciting experience with your family and friends along with a balance of calm and tranquillity.
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is located approximately 11 kilometres away from Library End Road, Mussoorie, and covered an area of 339 hectares. This sanctuary is surrounded by Himalayan peaks which allows it to access the view of Bandar Pooch Peak and Chaukhamba.
It houses several species of animals such as Extinct Mountain Quails, Red-Billed Blue Magpie, Leopard and Deer and some rare birds species as well. It also contains some medicinal plants, fir and pine trees. This sanctuary is also known as Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary.
This spot is worth visiting for nature enthusiasts and animal lovers and it is one of the very popular spots to visit due to its amazing location and offering a view of several peaks.
Kempty Falls is situated in the Ram Gaon area of Tehri Garhwal, on the way between Dehradun-Mussoorie roads. It is residing at the height of 4500 feet above sea level and is beautifully surrounded by high mountain peaks and lush greenery.
It is the most popular picnic spot of Mussoorie and this picnic tradition was initiated by John Mekinan due to its scenic landscape and natural surroundings. It offers you an amazing view of a waterfall running from a great height and it divides into two main falls.
People also enjoy swimming and bathing at this spot. This spot will give you the explore the beauty of nature and a perfect location to take a break from the noisy city life.
The Winter Season in Mussoorie stays from October to February and the Mussoorie's temperature ranges between 4 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. In this season you find pleasant and cool weather, days are filled with the warmth of sunlight followed by chilled nights.
It is also the season to spot some snowfall. It is a perfect season to engage in skiing and sightseeing and to have a variety of tastes which is served by this beautiful hill station. Mall Road provides you with some exotic food stalls and some traditional shops for shopping.
In December Mussoorie witnessed the Christmas celebration and an entire city looks illuminating and beautiful which just makes your experience memorable. Travellers will be able to find some good deals on accommodations and travel in this season.
The Summer Season in Mussoorie is marked from March to June and the Mussoorie's temperature stays 11 degrees Celsius to 36 degrees Celsius it is the busiest season of this hill station. Mussoorie's weather in this season is quite comfortable and cold due to the proximity to the Himalayas.
It is a season when a tourist can enjoy fun activities like sightseeing, hiking, trekking and rock climbing. This season seems very comfortable to travellers to spend their summer vacation in the cool environment of Mussoorie.
Locations like Gun Hill Viewpoint, Kempty Falls and Lal Tibba are the highlights of this season and tourists can also be witnessed the Mussoorie's Summer Festival which displays cultural performances, folk dances and a variety of competitions. It is the peak season of this hill station and travellers are suggested to make their booking of accommodation and travel in advance.
The Monsoon Season in Mussoorie stays from July to September and the Mussoorie’s temperature fluctuates between 20 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius. Mussoorie’s weather in this season is quite foggy and wet due to the heavy rainfall.
This season is not ideal for travellers to visit Mussoorie due to natural obstacles like mudslides and the blockage of roads because of the heavy rainfall. But simultaneously it is the season when you find Mussoorie to its purest form which looks greener and less congested, offering you a calm and peaceful environment.
Regional Festivals like Hariyala and Olgia are the special treat of this season. You will be able to find some good deals on accommodation in the Monsoon season.
- Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest domestic airbase for Mussoorie and very well connected to other major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore and plenty of flights such as Air India, Spice Jet, IndiGo, Jet Airways and Vistara do operate regular flights to the Jolly Grant Airport. Once you reach the airport you can easily take a taxi or hire a cab to Mussoorie.
- Dehradun Railway Station is the serving railway station to Mussoorie which is residing at a distance of 28 kilometres and nicely connected to other cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore.
Trains like Shatabdi Express, Mussoorie Express, Nizamuddin AC special and the most prominent Delhi Dehradun Shatabdi Express approximately take five and a half hours. Buses, cabs and sharing cabs are also available for travellers to further journey.
- Mussoorie is widely connected to other major cities such as Delhi, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Tehri and Haridwar via smooth and well-maintained road networks.
Numbers of State and Private buses are available to travellers to reach Mussoorie along with options of Deluxe, Non-Deluxe and Semi-Deluxe buses.
If you are heading from Delhi, you can easily find a bus for Mussoorie from Kashmiri Gate ISBT which would be a hardly 10 hours journey to cover a distance of 290 kilometres.
You can also travel by your vehicle via NH-58 and this will be a smooth and enjoyable driving experience.
Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels The Savoy Mussoorie is located at Library Chowk and offers you the services of Bar, Café, Restaurant, Bakery, Spa and Massage, Steam and Sauna, Paid Pickup and Drop, Bonfire, Tours and Treks, Jungle Safari, Rental Vehicles, Yoga, Gym, Multilingual Staff and Childcare Service along with some other amenities.
JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove is residing at Ghatudhar and gives you the services of Bar, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Spa, Massage, Salon, Concierge, Parking, Shuttle Service, Facial Treatments and Dining Area with some other services.
Jaypee Residency Manor is situated at Kulri Chowk and provides you with the services of Bakery, Bar, Restaurant, Currency Exchange, Gym, Activity Centre, Steam and Sauna, Spa, Rental Vehicles, Jacuzzi and Multilingual Staff along with other services.