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.

Most preferred by...

Travellers from New Delhi, Delhi

Best time to visit Mussoorie in the next six months

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June

Mussoorie Traveller Reviews

Read 576 destination reviews
with average rating of 5.8/7,
out of 14916 Mussoorie reviews
Sort by:
Zoheb Ali

  • Tourist
  • Zoheb Ali
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  41 readers

"Awe destination" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 5 days 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
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Parth Sabharwal

  • Connoisseur
  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 256 Reviews
  •  235 helpful votes
  •  96197 readers

"Queen of hills" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days 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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Deepika vinika

  • Tourist
  • Deepika vinika
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 photos
  • 40 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  5524 readers

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

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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 !!
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Manish Kumar

  • Tourist
  • Manish Kumar
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 1 photo
  • 8 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1478 readers

"" Queen of hills "" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Vikas Gulia

  • Tourist
  • Vikas Gulia
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  226 readers

"Awesome journey" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Akhil Chaudhary

  • Scout
  • Akhil Chaudhary
  • Lives in Modinagar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2903 readers

"Excellent place for peace lovers"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Priyesh kumar

  • Tourist
  • Priyesh kumar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  498 readers

"Perfect for mountain sightseeing"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mussoorie offers great sights of mountains along with glimpses of snow capped Himalayan ranges especially from Camel's back road which is none less than a picture out of drawing book. Lalo tibba(highest peak of Mussoorie), Gun hill, Adventure park, Lake, Kempty fall, Jawahar aquarium, Camel's back road, Mall road, Jharipani falls, Bhatta falls, benog hill, company garden, wax museum are must visit places. Lovely's omelet store and Kalsang restaurant offers some of the best food in Mussoorie. Activities like skyride, zipline, etc. Are gonna keep you alive and busy. My advice to the visitors is to have data pack and use google maps to explore as much as you can on foot. You will find memorable scenes and selfie spots which you can't if you book a taxi. Try to find a hotel on mall road if you love shopping and eating or go for a hotel on camel's back road if you are interested in sight seeing.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Shruty yadav

  • Tourist
  • Shruty yadav
  • 2 Reviews
  •  570 readers

"Truly the queen she is!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The city shining like golden tiaras hanging on a night sky.

Yes! That was how my trip in the queen of hills began to evolve into what we're all gonna memorize as a lifetime memory.

The cool clean breeze passing through my face with little drops of dew drops! Darn that was really an experience!

And the best place as far as we witnessed is the cloud's end undoubtedly!

It's really the abode to a totally different place from the whole of the city. Aloof from the city, in the outskirts.. This place marks the end of the heavenly Mussoorie.

A must visit both these places!
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.


  • Tourist
  • S.sikdar
  • 12 Reviews
  •  1500 readers

"Perfect during October"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mussoorie is a hill station which has a charm of its own. Nearby attractions like Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Santula Ma Temple, Municipal garden are lovely. A 2 to 3 nights stay is sufficient. One can soak into the beauty of nature, its mountains, falls, greenery and man made temples at nature's lap. Good food, nice roads, lovely weather.

Weather in october is pleasant in the mornings but needs some warm clothing in the evenings/ nights.

A must view hill station.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Ravinath swami

  • Tourist
  • Ravinath swami
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  677 readers

"Queen of the Hills lives up to its name"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We had a great time at Mussoorie. The weather was cold (9C) but clear skies most of the time.
Manged to visit all the main sightseeing points by using the local taxi facility. There are a number of Tours with fixed rates and schedule. So you are not cheated by unscrupulous travel agents. This is a major plus point for Musosorie.
Mall road has innumerable shops and restaurants to suit everyone's taste. But the shops at some of the points like Kempty Falls also offer value for money.
The drive to Tehri Dam takes more than 2 hours, and there is nothing much to see. We are taken only to the lake / reservoir which offers some water sports. But not worth the long to and fro drive. Apparently one needs to take special permission to visit the actual dam. Had we been informed about this in advance, perhaps we would have avoided going there.
Dhanolti Eco park is a serene place to just relax amidst the tall Deodhar trees and greenery.
The trek up to the Surkhanda Mata temple was quite arduous - a total distance of 2. 5 kms, but takes a long time and effort due to the steep incline. The temple is at a height of almost 10, 000 feet.
Adventure sports activities are aplenty for the more daring tourists.
Lalo Tibba the highest point at Mussoorie offers a good view of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas.
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 1 vote

Shadav Mr ankit bajaj Na Mr. jagdish Shadav, Mr ankit bajaj, Na and 18108 other people have been to Mussoorie.
View their ratings...

Mussoorie Sightseeing

View all 28 Sightseeing options in Mussoorie »

Mussoorie Blogs

Best time to visit Mussoorie with family

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Mussoorie Information