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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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Md mati

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  • Md mati
  • 2 Reviews
  •  21 readers

"Awesome experience at Mussoorie" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
It's awesome experience at Mussoorie hill station.. Climate is so favourable for tour... In the day sunlight and in the evening temperature suddenly decreased and fog start to come...

Company bagh is average.. Only garden is there... T point of mountain is wonderful.. We climb by foot.. That feels very good.. And climate is so cold and good to see the foggy and to take tea, Coffee And pakode there.

Then next day SOHAM HERITAGE and art culture is awesome.. Many things about the history of Uttrakhand and painting made by them is different and pleasure to see. Everybody to visit... And lastly KEMPTY WATER FALL is amazing.. To Bath there.
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Lakko Ji

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  • Lakko Ji
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  44 readers

"Good destination" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I booked the package through kites holiday expert, that was my biggest mistake. Though the representatives were good, there was no coordination between the kites representative, cab driver and hotel management. Each time, you need to contact all the persons. It was really terrible experience.
I recommend go directly, stay at least two nights in Mussorie and one night in Dhanulti. Because Dhanulti is the place one should not miss.
Food is OK in the Asirwad hotel. But the location of hotel is very bad, far from Mall road. Better to take a hotel in Mall road.
Overall a very nice trip but the kites management is worst.
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Dn singh

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  • Dn singh
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  85 readers

"Relax wala trip" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Hi everyone,
I would like to share some points that I have capture during my journey. So Mussorrie is very good place for weekend or for holidays. I would say everyone should go for this at least once in life. Night views of city is awesome and go in winter time for enjoyment
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Shami Kiran

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  • Shami Kiran
  • Lives in Deoghar
  • 50 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2234 readers

"Certainly queen of hills." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I visited mussorie in the month of may. One can easily reach here either by renting a taxi or by the government tourist buses near Dehradun station. The way to mussorie was breathtaking with great views and slopes. It is a great place for a weekend. The cool temperature and valley view make it a perfect weekend and honeymoon destination. You may find a bit of crowd here but thats okay. Must visit places are clouds end, gun hill, library chowk, kempty falls and many more. A walk in the evening in the mall road was also great. Mall road is the shopping and eating hub of mussorie. Although prices of most of the eatables are high but that is common in most hill stations. Overall its a great place for 2-3 days stay. My advice to travllers and couples would be. "Dont stay in the hotels, just roam about in mussorie with your loved one. That is going to be great, believe me "
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Zoheb Ali

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  • Zoheb Ali
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  255 readers

"Awe destination"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We have all fun & masti in Mussoorie all sightseeing full enjoy & masti & also local food was awesome but shopping is same from Kanpur only tibati markjet is useful.
Full on masti on mall road full support local man richsha & bus full type guidelines. So please when every you ask any thing so I suggest to only ask local man
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Parth Sabharwal

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  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 280 Reviews
  •  259 helpful votes
  •  100023 readers

"Queen of hills"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mussoorie is a beautiful hill station in uttrakhand, usually in first week of january there is fall of snow, this hill station have many places of picturesque, very neat and clean mall road area where all type of foods are available, pizza hut, mac the and many more international food joints are here. Lovely hill station among all.
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Deepika vinika

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  • Deepika vinika
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 photos
  • 42 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  11363 readers

"If in need of chilled winter then visit in Dec!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you're visiting in coldest December then don't forget to carry your favourite bodywarmer, jackets & boots. In Mussoorie, we have to walk to visit some points because at mall road private vehicles aren't allowed or you can take cycle rickshaws if you're comfortable with that.
Take a nature walk at Camel's back road,
Kempty waterfall is the best waterfall in Mussoorie,
Municipal garden has a garden & small artificial lake with boating & it can be reached by cycle rickshaws or by walk ..
Overall it's worth visiting especially for honeymooners !!
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Manish Kumar

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  • Manish Kumar
  • Lives in Dehradun
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2200 readers

"" Queen of hills ""

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I have been to Mussoorie 10-15 times, but every time I find something new about this place. There are so many places nearby Mussoorie where you can visit for peace and nature's view. The bike ride from Dehradun to Mussoorie is really awesome due to the panoramic view on the sides. Best time to visit Mussoorie is winter season when the peaks are covered with snowfall.
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Vikas Gulia

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  • Vikas Gulia
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  414 readers

"Awesome journey"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mussorrie is very good place for the new couples and it depends on the hotels because hotel staff is caring or not for the traveelers. Hotel City is excellent hotel for stay in mussorie because Hotel staff is very nice and his behaviour is also good. Facilities are very good of hotel City castle.
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Akhil Chaudhary

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  • Akhil Chaudhary
  • Lives in Modinagar
  • 2 Reviews
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"Excellent place for peace lovers"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you wanna go in mountains then Mussoorie is the best place to go.. You can go to Kempty Falls, Laval tibia and Dhanaulti from here... Food in market is really good and cheap... You can have a tummy full delicious food at low cost... The main time to go if you wanna see snow is end of December or start of January.
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