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Mussoorie Tourism


Mesmerizing Doon and Shivalik ranges on one side and snow-capped Himalayan mountains on the other side - Mussoorie is all about falling in love with nature.

Situated in Uttarakhand at 35 kilometers from the state capital of Dehradun, Mussoorie is also known as “Queen of the Hills”. The hill station is a gateway to the tranquil mountains, wildlife, nature, scenic beauty, and waterfalls. From nature to the best shopping places, Mussoorie has everything to capture your attention. Home to the many trekking trails, the place is also a famous destination for trekkers and adventure travelers. The serenity and mesmerizing views of the place make it one of the best honeymoon destinations in India.

Check out this Mussoorie travel guide on Mussoorie tourism that will help you explore the city easily and inform you about the Mussoorie tourist places, the history and culture of Mussoorie, and the best time to visit.

History, Culture, and Traditions of Mussoorie

A famous hill station of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is set in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range. Mussoorie was ruled by Gorkhas under Umer Singh Thapa in 1803.

The people of Mussoorie follow a combination of Garhwal, Tibetans, and other religions. The main language of Mussoorie is Garhwali, and other languages are Hindi, Kumaoni, and English.

Basant Panchami, Uttarani or Kale Kaua, Phooldeli, SamvastarPareva, Autumn Festival, Summer Festival, the Bhadraj Fair, Kunjapuri Fair, Surkhanda Devi Mela, Tapkeshwar Fair, Mata MurtiKaMela, and Lakhawar Village Fair are some famous festivals and fairs of Mussoorie.

Mussoorie also offers some best handicraft items that include wood carving, jewelry making, candle making, and paintings. The handicraft items and jewelry are quite popular among the tourists. To buy these collections, Mall Road and near Kulri Bazaar are the best markets in Mussoorie.

Cuisine of Mussoorie:

Not just serenity, tranquility, hills, and valleys, Mussoorie also attracts tourists for its amazing food and street food. Restaurants, hotels, food stalls, and cafes serve the best food for tourists with varied types of cuisines.

One can enjoy Indian, Chinese, and even European cuisines in Mussoorie. Phaanu, Kali/Kappa, Bhang Ki Chutney, Chains, Aloo Ke Gutkha, Garhwal Ka Fanna, Kabab, Chilli Chicken, Chicken Momos, Pork Momos, and Omelets are famous food of Mussoorie.

Mussoorie Weather and best time to Visit


Language Spoken

Hindi, English

Mussoorie Map


Places to Visit Mussoorie


The major Mussoorie tourist destinations include Kempty Falls, Mussoorie Lake, Nag Tibba, Mall Road, and Mossy Falls. Camel Back Road, Dhanaulti, Bhatta Falls, Lake Mist, and Company Garden are other famous Mussoorie tourist places.

Mussoorie Lake

Located 6 km from the city center of Mussoorie, Mussoorie Lake is a man-made lake. Famous for its scenic beauty and mesmerizing views, Mussoorie lake is known for its rejuvenating nature amidst nature. A trip to this charming lake is incomplete without a nice boat ride. Relish yourself with the boat ride while enjoying the charming views of the surroundings. Mussoorie lake is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. 

Camel's Back Road

One of the best Mussoorie travel places, Camel's Back Road the 3 km long road lined with natural rocks shaped like a camel's hump. Popular for its sunrise and sunset views, the valley offers stunning views of the Himalayas. There is a 180-year-old British cemetery to explore while visiting this amazing place. 

Kempty Falls

One of the most famous Mussoorie tourist places, the waterfall divides into 5 streams. The waterfall is nestled at an altitude of around 4500 ft above sea level and makes a pond at the end, which makes it one of the best picnic spots. 

Happy Valley

Also known as ‘Mini Tibet’, this enchanting valley is home to around 5000 Tibetan refugees. The valley offers 360-degree scenic views of the nearby. The Dalai Lama stayed in this valley for a year before moving to Dharamshala. The valley started establishing Tibetan culture and was called the Happy Valley, owing to its vibrancy, zeal, and exuberance.

Nag Tibba

Famous among adventure tourists and trekkers, Nag Tibba is one of the best Mussoorie travel places. The trek is also known as ‘Mountain of the Serpent’, is located in the Garhwal Himalayan ranges at an altitude of 3,048 meters. Visitors and trekkers coming from Delhi, Nag Tibba Trek is a delightful weekend getaway. One can also visit the nearby small villages such as Bandsari village, Kori village, etc.

Mall Road

A central hub of Mussoorie, Mall Road houses some of the best restaurants, cafes, and shopping places. The place is popular among honeymooners for long walks. 

Where to stay in Mussoorie: 

Heaven of nature and scenic views, Mussoorie offers various stay options for every budget traveler and tourist. If you want to live with the extreme luxury and comfort of Mussoorie, then you can book luxury hotels in Mussoorie. If you like to spend equal parts of money on stay and exploration, you can book our mid-range hotels in Mussoorie that include 3 star and 4 star hotels. If you like to spend less on hotels, check out budget hotels in Mussoorie. 

Luxury stays in Mussoorie:

Mussoorie offers many resorts and luxury hotels, and the hotels offer luxury at its best for guests. Here are some luxury properties in Mussoorie to book at HotelDekho. 

Jaypee Residency Manor

Royal Orchid Fort Resort

Sundays Forever - King's Cottage

Yog Wellness By Amritara

Sterling Mussoorie

Royal Orchid Fort Resort

Dunsvirk Court Luxury Boutique Resort

Larisa Resort

Mid- Range stay in Mussoorie:

The mid-range hotels offer services of 4 star hotels and 3 star hotels that cater to all the modern amenities and facilities. Here are some best mid-range Mussoorie hotels to book on HotelDekho. 

Hotel Highland by DLS Hotels

The Fern Brentwood Resort, Mussoorie

Hotel Mosaic

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson

Seven Oaks

Sanobar The Midtown Mussoorie

Hotel Vishnu Palace

Sun N Snow Mussoorie

Hotel SunGrace

Silver Arch Hotel

Hotel LA Casa By Aashna

Budget stay in Mussoorie:

The Mussoorie budget hotels offer basic amenities, hygienic rooms with required services for a comfortable stay in Mussoorie. Here is the list of best budget hotels in Mussoorie that you can book on HotelDekho. 

Hotel Omkar

Hotel Shree Badrish Residency 

Hotel City Castle

Hotel Oak Bush

Rock Stone

Best Time to Visit Mussoorie


Far away from the heat and flashes, summer is the best time to visit Mussoorie due to its pleasant weather. If you want to enjoy snowfall in Mussoorie, then plan your visit during winters.

Places To Visit In Mussoorie

Getting In Mussoorie

BY AIR
BY ROAD
BY RAIL

Mussoorie doesn't have its own airport; Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Mussoorie. One can easily reach here from almost every major city of India.

State buses and private buses connect Mussoorie with all the major cities of India, such as Delhi, Kolkata, Jammu and Amritsar, and other states. One can also book a cab or taxi to reach Mussoorie by road.

Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Mussoorie and connects all the major cities. One can easily reach Mussoorie from any part of India. 

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Hope this Mussoorie travel guide will help you with the Mussoorie travel places, culture, food, and tourism on your Mussoorie trip.

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