Mussoorie Tourism

Mussoorie Tourism

Mussoorie Info

  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1826 m
  • Pincode: 248179
  • District: Dehradun
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 013563
  • Weather: Summer 24 to 35°C, Winter 1 to 22°C

History of Mussoorie

This verdant hill station with a spectacular view of the Himalayan range is located near Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand. Known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’, the city was established in 1823 and became a popular holiday resort for the rich and famous during the erstwhile British Raj. The British have long left the country, but the city continues to be a favoured destination with tourists thronging to enjoy Mussoorie attractions. At one point, it was the headquarters of the Central Tibetan Administration, which has since then been shifted to Dharamshala.

People and Culture of Mussoorie

The local language is Garhwali, but Hindi, Punjabi, and English are also understood by a majority of the people. Hindus and various ethnic groups make up the population alongside some Muslims and Christians. The city is dotted with shrines of all these religions and some are on the list of Mussoorie places to visit. Uttarani, Basant Panchami, Phooldeli, Bikhauti, and Hariyali are some of the local festivals celebrated with gaiety.

Things To Do in Mussoorie

Nature’s bounty is plentiful in this hill station and thus, outdoor activities are popular with those on a Mussoorie tour. The spectacular Kempty Falls which cascade down about 40 ft. from an altitude of 4,500 ft. tops the list of places to see in Mussoorie. A leisurely stroll along The Mall will transport you to an era when life was much simpler. The highest point in the city is Lal Tibba which affords a breath-taking view of the Himalayan peaks and is one of the best picnic spots in Mussoorie. Gun Point, Municipal garden Library Bazaar, Cloud’s End, and Bhatta Falls are some other places to visit in Mussoorie.

Food and Shopping in Mussoorie

Sampling some authentic Garhwali cuisine should be one of the things to do in Mussoorie. Rice and lentils are a staple with the locals. Some dishes to try include Aloo ke Gutke, Jhanghora Ki Kheer, Bal Mithai, and Gul Gula. Tibetan cuisine is also easily available in the restaurants in Mussoorie with Momos and Thupkas being the most popular items on the menu preferred by visitors on a trip to Mussoorie.

Mussoorie is known for the wide variety of handicrafts manufactured here. Wood carvings, jewellery, candles, paintings, and garments are some of the souvenirs that visitors on Mussoorie sightseeing can take home. Shops on Mall Road and Kulri Bazaar are a good place to find exquisite garments.

Accommodation in Mussoorie

As regards how to reach Mussoorie, the closest airport is Jolly Grant which is Dehradun’s chief airport. From the airport, it is about a distance of 30 kms by road. The closest railway station is also situated in Dehradun which is well-connected to various other major cities. The many Mussoorie tourist places can also be accessed by road from cities such as Delhi and Meerut through taxis and private or public buses. Accommodations are available at a variety of hotels and resorts in Mussoorie. A popular destination for honeymooners and families during summer vacations, there is a place to suit every budget when on sightseeing in Mussoorie. From heritage properties to bed and breakfast places, Mussoorie has something for every traveller.

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Sachin arora

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  • Sachin arora
  • 2 Reviews
  •  35 readers

"Queen of hills" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Mussoorie the queen of hills very nice place, awesome weather, nice view, so many places to go with family memorable moments paisa wasool, I like this holiday trip. It was good experience with family next time I want to go Mussoorie once again. Mom da kitchen is awesome. Bikano is good Royal cafe is too good. Green is OK. Many option for vegans.
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Aman marathe

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  • Aman marathe
  • 3 Reviews
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"Just good because of location and rooms." new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The rooms are good, location is excellent, but service is poor not believe on their coustomer, and restaurant is average, staff is not cooperative, amenities are only for show not really they have, so I would prefer it money wastage. Nothing different than lower cost hotels.
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Prachi Shukla

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  • Prachi Shukla
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 17 Reviews
  •  135 helpful votes
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"Supercool for mini-stay" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If you are on budget, skip travelling to the nearby places as you will need hired taxi charging anywhere between 2000-4000. You can simply walk around the town and plan a trek to Lalo tibba.
Do not miss sunset on mall road and yes the famous omelette as well as choclates.
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Parth Sabharwal

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  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 289 Reviews
  •  299 helpful votes
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"Hill which fill energy" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
One of the best hill station of india, a beautiful and picturesque place where all age group people can fill their energy level with charm of its mall road and reputed restaurants of world fame, one can really feel energetic while entering to its location.
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Tusshar Pandey

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  • Tusshar Pandey
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 49 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  3208 readers

"Mussoorie - The Queen of Hills."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mussoori Located 35 kilometres from Dehradun,  Mussoorie is situated in 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”. It is the place which known as the gateway to the “Gangotri and “Yamunotri” shrines. The best time to visit the during monsoons and cold during the winters make it pretty Ame zing. Top place to visit on the Mussoorie. Kampty Fall, Lalo tibba, Happy Valley, Gun hill, Mussoorie Lake, The Mall Road, Jwala ji temple etc.
It's best time to visit the place from March to June in the summer and the winter when it's snowing.
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Soumendra bose

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  • Soumendra bose
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  207 readers

"Cool environment in hot summer"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We (me & my wife) visited Mussoorie from 2nd May till 5th May 2017. Fortunately it was not a weekend and hence it was not over crowded. We spent time leisurely, walked along the Mall Road couple of times during the day and also at night.

We visited Company Garden, Kempty Fall, Buddha Temple (Shedup Repelling Temple), Happy Valley, Mall Road (From Library Chowk/ Gandhi Chowk till Picture Palace), Gun Hill, etc.

We strongly recommend visiting Buddha Temple (Shedup Repelling Temple) as the valley in front of the Temple is unique and one can get peace by spending some time at the Temple.

Food quality is quite good and reasonably priced. Though the food is mostly North Indian style, however, Chinese, Tibetan, South Indian, Punjabi dishes are available in plenty in Mall Road joints.

Walking along the Roads is quite fun. Rickshaws, Taxies, Bus are available for point to point movement and one can also hire Cab for specific Tour Packages. Roads, except for some part of busy market, are clean and the traffic is understanding. Lot of activities are available on the Mall Road for all age groups.

We strongly recommend visiting Mussoorie for its ease of access through Dehradoon. Dehradoon is also a nice place and travellers may consider staying at Dehradoon and explore Sahasra Dhara, Buddha Temple, Forest Research Institute, Ramakrishna Mandir and many other places.
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Saranya Ganesh

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  • Saranya Ganesh
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 10 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  3154 readers

"A cool hill station"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We visited Mussoorie as part of our Dehradun Mussoorie vacation. The ride uphill was not very scary and was quiet safe. We can hire cars from the airport. Once up the hill, the place was quiet and beautiful. There are various attractions but we went to Kempty falls, mall road. Must visit place especially if you are nearby
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Parth Rawat

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  • Parth Rawat
  • Lives in Mussoorie
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  21 helpful votes
  •  758 readers

"Dalai hill"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is a beautiful place located in the outskirts of Mussoorie near Lalo bahudar shashtri academy. It has a Buddhist temple and known for its peace and beautiful view of the hills a must visit place. The place has lot of Tibetan people around and is also famous for Tibetan food.
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Piyush Gulati

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  • Piyush Gulati
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 22 Reviews
  •  24 helpful votes
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"Trip to Mussoorie with frends"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Very good destination to visit near Dehradun.
You can reach there by private taxi, car or by bus.
2 hour journey from Dehradun.
You can enjoy walk on mall road.
You can eat all kinds of food there.
My suggestion is you are having height sickness then you must take tablet before starting journey from Dehradun. And also not take heavy food before journey.
You can enjoy good food when you reach mussoorri and enjoy sight seeing around mall road after taking food.
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Surajit dey

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  • Surajit dey
  • 5 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  975 readers

"Greate Hill station to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 5, 2017
I love this hill station. Views of hills and Himalayan range is awesome. I love the market in Mall road. I spend most of the time here. City view from mall road in the night is so beautiful that certainly want to stop and watch that for couple of minutes.
There are so many places you can visit. I will love to go there once again.
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