Mussoorie

Travel Guide
Gun Hill showing a sunset
With art centers, British-built landmarks, busy bazaars, rolling green hills and glimpses of the Himalayas, Mussoorie is India’s Queen of Hills.

Mussoorie is the Queen of Hills, a picturesque hill town overlooking the verdant Doon Valley and distant snow-peaked Himalayas. Visit colonial-era remains, explore bazaars, discover Tibetan culture and hike to breathtaking viewpoints. Members of the British Raj established Mussoorie in the 1820s as a vacation resort and retreat from the dusty plains of northern India. Today it’s one of Uttarakhand’s most-loved hill stations and a favorite destination for honeymooners and families.

Start your visit at The Mall, a bustling promenade and commercial center linking the town’s two main districts. East is Kulri Bazaar, a marketplace home to shops packed floor-to-ceiling with antiques, jewelry, saris and textiles. Find restaurants serving everything from Chinese to Mughal and Tibetan cuisine. Investigate Himalayan artifacts at the nearby SOHAM Heritage and Art Centre.

Toward the west is Gandhi Chowk, where you’ll find British-built monuments such as Mussoorie Christ Church and the Victorian-style Mussoorie Library. Walk uphill through lush forest to the Tibetan community, Happy Valley. Peek inside traditional homes, browse handicraft stores and visit the Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

Mussoorie’s lookouts present spectacular views of the surrounding valley and snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Walk or ride the cable car to Gun Hill. Ride on horseback along Camel’s Back Road. Hike to Childer’s Lodge and Cloud End, a 19th-century chateau encompassed by dense woodland.

Visit the stunning Kempty Falls. Enjoy boating, scenic picnics and family-friendly activities at Company Garden, Lake Mist and Mussoorie Lake. Alternatively, spot mountain wildlife at Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary and Van Chetna Kendra.

Mussoorie is about a 6-hour drive from either Delhi or Shimla and well connected by intercity buses. The nearest train station is in Dehradun, 21 miles (34 kilometers) south. Getting around is enjoyable on foot, although steep roads can make walking tiring. Use affordable auto-rickshaws to get to most of the major attractions. March to June and September are great times to visit, when the temperatures are mild, valleys are green and the mist clears to showcase the majestic mountains.

Where to stay in Mussoorie

EllBee Mussoorie Hills
EllBee Mussoorie Hills
4 out of 5
EllBee Mussoorie Hills, Library Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, 248179
The price is £39 per night from 9 Aug to 10 Aug
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Mussoorie. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Popular attractions Gun Hill and Municipal Garden are located nearby. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (12 reviews)
"Well maintenance"

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2022

EllBee Mussoorie Hills
JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Village- Siya,Kempty Fall Road, Tehri Garhwal, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, 248179
The price is £271 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Mussoorie. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (87 reviews)
Great Property
"Great property, location, view, good rooms, very good food & above all the staff made the stay special."

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2021

JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
Ramada by Wyndham Mussoorie Mall Road
Ramada by Wyndham Mussoorie Mall Road
Opposite Picture palace, The Mall Road, Kulri, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, 248179
The price is £111 per night from 9 Aug to 10 Aug
Stay at this spa hotel in Mussoorie. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Sahastradhara Natural Spring and Mussoorie Christ ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (17 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay the staff was very helpful Sandeep, Palak and Shubham."

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2022

Ramada by Wyndham Mussoorie Mall Road
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Ananta Prana - Campsite
Ananta Prana - Campsite
2 out of 5
Kempty Rd, Srinagar Estate, Mussoorie, Uttarancha, 248179
The price is £113 per night from 9 Aug to 10 Aug
Stay at this campsite in Mussoorie. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Municipal Garden and Gun Hill are located nearby. Discover ...
Ananta Prana - Campsite
OYO 14133 Home Oak Cottage 1BHK Kempty Road
OYO 14133 Home Oak Cottage 1BHK Kempty Road
2 out of 5
into the woods, bhilladu,kempty road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, 248179
Stay at this aparthotel in Mussoorie. Enjoy free parking, room service and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Gun Hill and Municipal Garden are located ...
OYO 14133 Home Oak Cottage 1BHK Kempty Road
OYO 14191 Home Studio Valley View Barlow Ganj
OYO 14191 Home Studio Valley View Barlow Ganj
2.5 out of 5
Manju Lata Raghav, Near St George's College, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, 248179
Stay at this aparthotel in Mussoorie. Enjoy free parking, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Sahastradhara Natural Spring and Mussoorie ...
OYO 14191 Home Studio Valley View Barlow Ganj
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