Mussorie, nestled in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan is often referred to as the “Queen of Hills”. Established by the British in 1823, this spot resembles a fairytale place. Situated on a 2 km high ridge, this beautiful hill station adjoins the town of Landour which is considered a part of greater Mussoorie.
Celebrated for its misty beauty and a jewelled view of Dehradun Valley at night, there is a lot more to Mussoorie than its scenic delights. For the adventure seekers, the hill station keeps them indulged in a plethora of outdoor activities like trekking, valley crossing, rappelling & rock climbing etc. This mesmerising town is a perfect blend of nature and adventure.
The famous Mall Road has an eventful life of its own with visitors bustling on the streets throughout the year. Gandhi Chowk also called Library Bazaar is another spot which remains crowded. Kulri Bazaar & Picture Palace are lot more livelier hubs. To witness a captivating birds’ eye view of Mussoorie, one can take a cable car from midway along the Mall Road, upto the Gun Hill.
For sightseeing options, Lal Tibba, turns out to be a perfect jaunt. The Japanese telescope here will give you the panoramic views of Himalayan ranges like Badrinath, Kedarnath & Banderpunch. The Jwalaji Temple on the top of Benog Hill is Goddess Durga’s abode & is also known to provide outstanding views of Himalayan crests, Doon Valley and the Yamuna Valley. One could also visit the Camel’s Road known for its natural layout of rock shaped like camel’s hump at the end of the road. These are few of the most popular Mussoorie sightseeing places. There are several other places to visit in Mussoorie which are swarmed by tourists the year round.
Ideal time to visit Mussoorie is between the months of April to June & September to October. The Mussoorie weather is pleasant throughout the year; however it is a perfect summer retreat for visitors. The months of October to February entails the winter season, which are usually marked by temperatures at subzero level. While during summers the average temperature can be around 37˚C.
Why to visit Mussoorie
Place to visit near Mussoorie
How to Reach Mussoorie
Mussoorie is well connected by air, rail & road ways. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, from which one can hire a cab or a taxi till Mussoorie. For those travelling by rail can opt to deboard at Dehradun railway station, from where, a 1 hour drive will lead you to Mussoorie. If you wish to take the roads, one can opt for a fascinating road trip to Mussoorie which has well connected roads.