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About Mussoorie

We do not need to describe Mussoorie because great author Ruskin Bond has already done that in his immortal novels and short stories. He used this amazing town and the tourist places in Mussorie as the backdrop of his stories and the natural beauty of this town has created many landmarks in the field of “nature’s romanticism.”
If you are in love with nature’s romanticism and follow literature for that then the enchanting beauty of Mussoorie is your wonderland waiting for you. Sir Sachin Tendulkar, the demigod of the cricketing world loves this place as his regular hideout in a great climate and pleasant city.

Located at the height of almost 1900 meters from the sea levels this landscape of nature has become a paradise for the tourists with a passage of time. This advantage point of nature has a history dating back to
19th century when the officers of ruling East India Company developed it as a holiday paradise in the hills. Located at the distance of 40 Kilometers from the state capital of Indian state of Uttranchal, Dehradun, Mussoorie also won this moniker of being the “queen of the hill stations.” More than 15 attractions full of nature, religion and culture are at your disposal when you are planning a stay in Mussoorie Resorts. This hill station also serves as a gateway to the glaciers of Yamunotri and Gangotri and we can consider it as an ideal place to spend summer vacations.

The year of 1991 brought this town into the spotlight because of certain cultural events and movements of political celebrities. We can term this phase as the beginning of the modern history of "Mussoorie the tourism Destination." Now this hill station has become a modern town where nature and modern day amenities are developing a new eco-system of fun, frolic, and entertainment for all age groups and honeymoon couples in particular. With
passage of time, Mussoorie has also become an educational hub because of the presence of some premium educational institutes and convent schools. The presence of these tourist places in Mussoorie also added a youthful spirit in the ambiance of this hill station.

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Kempty Falls
Kempty Falls is said to be one of the most prominent waterfalls in Uttarakhand. The falls are encircled by high mountain cliff. Since the water falls from a great height, it is believed that this water further divides in 5 different streams. Being present on the Mussoorie-Dehradun Highway, the Kempty Falls attracts a number of tourists from across the country.

Location: Kempty Falls is located about 15 km from Mussoorie and lies at an altitude of about 4500 feet above the sea level. The sacred River Yamuna is about 12 kms from here.

Highlights: Kempty Falls was initiated as a picnic spot in 1835 by the British officer John Mekinan. It has a perennial waterfall making it an interesting picnic spot for all. You can even take a bath under the fresh waters of the waterfall.

Best Time to Visit: Summer months of March and June are ideal since the weather is pleasant.
Jharipani Falls
The enchanting Jharipani Fall offers a splendid view of the Shivalik Range, shrubs, creepers and the species of wild flowers. On the other end of the waterfall lies the beautiful Doon Valley and step farming fields that amplify the beauty of the place. 

Location: Jharipani Falls is located near the Jharipani village and is about 7 km away from Mussoorie.

Highlights: The Jharipani Falls is an ideal place for practicing some adventure sports and picnicking. It is definitely a must visit for all. With the backdrop of the scenic waterfalls, forested hills and the tranquility of the nature, make it a sight to capture in photographs.

Best Time: This Jharipani Falls is open on all days from sunrise to the sunset. However, the morning hours when the climate is a little cool can be the best suited time for visit.

Cost: There is no entry fee levied for exploring the Jharipani Fall.
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the much popular Rajaji National Park. The park is a home to a couple of rare and common fauna such as the Himalayan goat, panther, leopard, deer and bear. This is today the most visited tourist destinations in the hill station of Mussoorie. You can spot several exotic and indigenous birds here including the red-billed blue magpie, mountain quails and White Capped Water Redstart that make this place a paradise for bird watchers. 

Location: The Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 11 km from Library Point.

Highlights: Besides the huge pine and fir trees, this wildlife sanctuary is filled with a number of medicinal plants. From this sanctuary one can catch spectacular views of the ice caped Chaukhamba and Bandarpunch peaks. Greenery, rate avifauna and the rich fauna make this place a must visit.

Best Time: The park is open on all days between 07:00 am – 05:00 pm.
Bhatta Falls
Bhatta falls is a recently developed picnic spot located close to Mussoorie. It has today become a great tourist attraction for anyone who visits the city. The picturesque beauty that envelopes this place is bound to leave the visitors spell bound.

Location: It is Located about 7 km from Mussoorie and lies on the Mussoorie-Dehradun Road. The Bhatta falls is 27 km from the Dehradun railway station and 50 km from the Jolly Grant Airport.

Highlights: The Bhatta falls is a trekkers' paradise as you’ll have to walk some kms in order to reach the place. After you reach here, there are plenty of things that you can do to recreate yourself in the lush greenery and the beauty of the place. You can even splash in the freshwater of the Bhatta Falls. It has some small eateries where visitors can enjoy the delicious noodles, boiled eggs, soup, tea or coffee.

Cost: Entry is free here.

Mussoorie FAQ's

Travel Advice

  • Beware of the annoying apes here. In case you find a bunch of monkeys from the adjoining forest holidaying in the town at the same time as you, be careful about your stuff, especially if you have edibles with you.

  • Carry some woolens with you during the trip. Weather here can get snappy at any hour of the day.

  • Whenever you are trekking or are on expedition to the Himalayas, do not tread alone away from the campsite. In case you are trekking on routes that are unfamiliar, do take a guide to help you out before the start of the trip.

  • If you come via private vehicle, park the cars on the Mall Road in Mussoorie. 

  • Do not leave your burning cigarettes whenever you leave a place.

  • Do not litter around.

  • Key languages spoken here are Hindi and Garhwali.  Foreigners must learn a few Hindi words to be able to communicate with ease. Simple words to briefly introduce yourself and pleasing words to greet and thank people can do wonders. If possible, learn a few Garhwali words.

  • When you enter a Hindu shrine, cover your head and dress appropriately.  

  • Do not buy items that are made from the body parts of rare or endangered animal species.

  • It is good to read about the local culture before visiting.

  • If prone to motion sickness, you must carry a medicine with you as the roads here are carved from the hills.

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Drinking Law

In Mussoorie (Uttrakhand), the legal age for alcohol consumption is 21 years. If you are aged below 21, alcohol consumption may be prohibited.

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Mall Road
The Mall road of Mussoorie offers all that is expected from a typical hill station in India. You can find a myriad of restaurants and cafes co-existing with each other along with video game parlors and souvenir vendors. Mall Road has two opposite ends that are referred to as the Picture Palace and Library sides by locals. It runs through the town and offers scenic views of the hills and the valleys here. 

Lal Tibba
Lal Tibba is the highest point in Mussoorie that is parched at 2,346 metres above sea level. Enveloped by the pine and deodar trees and the dense clusters, Lal Tibba gives you a chance to explore the most picturesque views of the Hanuman’s Tail or the Bandarpunch which is the Himalayan Garhwal mountain range. Do carry a camera when here. 

Kempty Falls
Kempty Falls is nestled at a distance of about 15 km from the centre of Mussoorie. The cascading waterfalls here gush down from a height of 12 meters. Most alluring thing about these falls is that you can take a cool bath underneath.

Municipal Garden
Situated about 3 km from Mussoorie, it is a magnificent picnic spot that has a waterfall and a lake inside it. Formerly known as the Company Bagh, it is the place where you can spend some quiet ‘me’ time.  

Happy Valley
Happy Valley lies about 2 km from the Library Bazaar. It is a huge Tibetan settlement and a beautiful trail.  

What you will like there?

Watch the gigantic waterfalls of Mussoorie and feel the euphoria sulk in. Right from the sound of the crystal clear water gushing onto the rocks to the very sight of the cascade, waterfalls in Mussoorie, be assured of an experience like none other. This is the reason why they garner so much attention. For people who find joy in this spectacle, Dhanaulti and Kempty Falls are the two most preferred destinations. Perhaps, your next pit stop can be the Jharipani Falls where you get a scorpius view of the Shivalik range. When here, acquaint yourself with the wild flowers and the birds around. 

To be really able to appreciate the Himalayas, you must take a ride on the cable cars. If you feel appreciating the beauty of Himalayas from a distance is not satiating enough, you can look for a rather more thrilling alternative. Gun Hill that is located at a height of 400 feet above the Mall brings forth prodigious views of the Doon Valley. You can take a ropeway ride to the Gun Hill to get up and close with the Himalayas. For hikers, there are several interesting trails in Mussoorie. The Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Pari Tibba and Bhadraj Forest are worth every stomp. 

Leisurely Walks
Mussoorie is about its fresh air and luscious surroundings. Take a leisurely walk here in the Himalayan range and give your lungs a welcome change they deserve. The beautiful town is a walker’s haven. While you enjoy the fresh mountain air, the very sound of the bells from the Tibetan temples give you the company you deserve. 

Mussoorie has a lot on offer for the shopping enthusiasts. It never fails to disappoint the shopping enthusiasts. You can collect souvenirs that will remind you of the fun trip in the hills. Right from the brass statues to the antiques, paintings and the ceramic designed items, you can find it all in the shops here. You can find all this and more at the Landour Market, Tibetan Market or Mall Road. 

Dining and Wining
Explore, eat, drink and Merry!
Mussoorie has a plenty on to offer when it comes to food and drinks. You can visit any of those hole in the wall bakeries and indulge yourself in a scrumptious breakfast of cinnamon waffles and Banana Nutella pancakes or try out one of the many cafes here that offer Thai, Chinese and Tibetan delicacies.

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When is the best time to visit Mussoorie?

In general, Indians associate Mussoorie with summer holidays. However, this place has its own share of charms when you visit in winters and rainy seasons.


April to June: The months ranging from April to June are the best month when you can enjoy a climatic advantage of beating the heats of the plains of India. This is the peak season of the Mussoorie.


August and September: Mussoorie receives more monsoon showers in comparison with rest of the area. These two months can restrict the outdoor activities of the tourists and this is why the traffic remains low during these days.

Peak Winter Months: Tourists can enjoy the snowfall during this time and have great fun; it is an ideal New Year destination because of its proximity and accessibility with big Cities Like Delhi and Dehradun.

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How to reach Mussoorie?

Mussoorie enjoys a great connectivity with the capital of India New Delhi and State Capital Dehradun. Most of the roads are all-weather roads, however, during the rainy season and winters landslides and heavy downpour can cause trouble.


  • By Rail: Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest Railway station from the Mussoorie. The distance between Dehradun and Mussoorie is 36 Kilometers and modes of transport are available in plenty.


  • By Air: International tourists are required to land at IGI Airport New Delhi. Rest of the India is connected to Mussoorie with Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun.


  • By Road: Mussoorie accessible from road routes that are connected to Dehradun.

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What are the different things/activities to do in Mussoorie?

You can chalk an itinerary for every day by covering three to four destinations in a day, in all Mussoorie offers 15 happening destinations. Some of the major attractions are as follows.


  • Lake Mist: It is a Picnic spot located next to a lake made by small waterfalls, a nice place to spend a day with family and friends.


  • Nahata Estate: Cover the highest point of Mussoorie, which is Lal Tibba, and enjoy the panoramic view of Mountains while riding a horse on this trek.

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What are the best public transport modes to commute around Mussoorie?

If you are staying in the heart of the city then there are two or three methods to commutation based on the distance that you want to cover.


  • Hire a private or shared Taxi: Most of the major attractions are at a distance of five to six kilometers from the heart of the city, you can hire personal cabs or go for shared cabs for a to and fro package to these places.


  • Local Rickshaws: The heart of the town is a walking distance, still if you feel that you are tired enough then you can hire Rickshaws for covering small distances.


  • Hire a Taxi for full day Sightseeing: in these packages, they normally cover two to three destinations during a day.

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Which are the best places for shopping in Mussoorie?

Mall road and Kurli Bazar area of Mussoorie are the most famous markets, go for window-shopping and get ready for the fun of hard-core bargaining. Most of the shops offer you great souvenirs for your trip.

  • Mall Road: It is the main market of the Mussoorie and you can purchase some items of local handicrafts along with electronic goods etc.


  • Tibetan Market: It can be termed as the fashion street of the Mussoorie where you get an access to the latest trends coming from the side of local artisans. If you are seeking for woolen cloths then it is a nice place for that.


  • Kulri Bazar: Wine, Dine and shopping, this place offers the best in all the three departments, a happening place where window-shopping becomes a fun.

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What is the best local cuisine? Where can I get to try it out?

Garhwali Cuisines and Tibetan cuisines can be considered as the local cuisines for the area. Most of the food items are spicy and rich in calories.


  • Hotel Prince: It has a multi-cuisine kitchen where you can try both Garhwali as well as Tibetan food items.
  • Momos Tibetan Restaurant: Try this place for authentic Tibetan style of dishes.
  • New Delhi Sweet Shop: Try this place for multi-cuisine food delights; you can enjoy a variety of local Indian dishes alongside the local dishes of Mussoorie.

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Which are the famous Wildlife and national parks in Mussoorie?

Located at the distance of eleven kilometers from the city, Van Chetna Kendra of the Mussoorie gives you an access to a free zoo. Apart from it, you can also plan an excursion trip to two major wildlife attractions located in the area.

  • Benog Wildlife Sanctuary: Home for some of the rarest species of the local flora and fauna, this place has enough reasons to keep you engaged for an entire day.
  • Brentwood Sanctuary: Plan a full daylong picnic to this place and allow the calm of nature to leave an impact on you.

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What are the famous camping places in Mussoorie?

Last five years have seen an advent of Camping Tourism in Mussoorie and adjacent areas. Here we are mentioning some major points where camping facilities are available. You can pick and choose as per your choice based on the difficulty levels of each camping site.



Rishikesh is a site located next to Dehradun and Haridwar, This place has a religious significance as well.

You can pick camping packages based on your inclinations. Some of the camping packages are a part of religious tourism map of Uttrakhand.


It is a luxurious camping option where you can enjoy the proximity to nature and avail basic standards of comfort. All the tents are Swiss made tents with attached western style toilets.

Dayara Bugyal
Cover the Tanakpur Range of Uttarakhand and enjoy camping at Dayara Bugyal, this camping site gives you an opportunity to explore the unique flora and fauna of the area along with a close look at the rare species of the birds.

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What are the adventure sports that can be enjoyed in Mussoorie?

Most of the local operators promote adventure sports in Mussoorie under the banner of snow adventure sports. Do not be fooled by the name, they are not "winter specific" all the time. It is a regular set of activities that can become a part of your daily itinerary if you are an adventure freak.

  • Sky Walk Adventure: Walk on the tight ropes and test your endurance in a secured environment. A great addition in your afternoons if you are seeking an adrenaline rush.


  • Sky Bridge and Valley Crossing: Kids and family members will love this soft adventure activity; it is a cross between a child’s play and slight difficulty while performing an adventure activity.


  • Hardcore adventure activities: Hardcore adventure activities like Trekking, Rock Climbing and Rappelling are also available at selected spots in Mussoorie.

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What are the best famous waterfalls in Mussoorie?

Mussoorie can be termed as the city of waterfalls, most of the water parks have now become picnic spots. Avoid them during peak holidays because the excessive crowd can spoil the fun of a picnic for you.


  • Kempty Falls: Certainly, it is the leader of the pack, it is the most popular waterfall in the city, and however it has become an excessively crowded place these days.
  • Bhatta falls: Relatively new place in the tourism map of Mussoorie, you can also term it as a natural water amusement park as well.
  • Jharipani Fall: Trek for 1.5 Kilometers and feel the bliss of this soothing and calming place where the music of the waterfall will add a new symphony in your life.

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Which are the famous treks nearby Mussoorie?

If you are planning to start your stint as a trekker then treks of Mussoorie are just the ideal place that you are looking for, they offer you a soft adventure and great for amateurs who want to learn the ropes of trekking.


  • Nag Tibba Trek: One of the most popular treks in the Mussoorie, it has already earned the moniker of being the best weekend trek because of the traffic patterns that it attracted in the last few years.
  • Jwala Devi Temple Trek: A different kind of experience where you will visit a holy shrine and while covering a trek, cook your own meal during the break, have it and start it again. This single statement talks loads about this trek.
  • Hathipaon Night Trek: Enjoy the moon shining while listening to the sound of night wilderness, this trek is a ticket to a different kind of world and it should not be missed at any given point of time.

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What is the best time to enjoy snowfall in Mussoorie?

The months of December, January and February are the best time to enjoy the snowfall in Mussoorie. However, the patterns of the snowfall in the last few years showed some discouraging results because this place did not receive enough snowfall. It has become unpredictable in many ways. Just keep an eye on national newspapers for the snowfall. The previous trend shows that peak snowfall period of Mussoorie has shifted towards mid-January in last few years.

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Mussoorie Reviews

Shambhavy Singh
Reviewed: 23 Jun 2023
Wonderful experience! But faced few issues. The entire schedule was well planned and next day timings were informed prior day for perfect on time schedule. The best part was: 1. All stay location were absolutely good. Yamunotri stay had beautiful view and river bank, we enjoyed in the yamuna river ... Read More
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Reviewed: 02 Jan 2023
We were looking for a holiday after a gap of 4 years and wanted a relaxing, rejuvenating, and adventurous. Thrillophilla travel guide Mr Hariom understood the requirement and planned the itinerary accordingly. We had great fun and enjoyed each location without rushing through sightseeing points, as ... Read More
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Simran Singh
Reviewed: 07 Jun 2023
Overall experience was awesome… hospitality was 10/10. Got a chance to know new people.. the only mood spoiler was the weather.. it was very hot and there were no trees for the shelter during the trekking in that excessive heat..  
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Anshul Sharma
Reviewed: 12 Oct 2022
Trip is well planned and our guide mr. Gajendra is very helpful and genuine person. All the arrangements are upto the mark.
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Archana M
Reviewed: 31 Oct 2022
Everything from starting point to the end point was managed by the team as mentioned in the itinerary.  Locals were very polite and helpful throughout the trip. We got to help in making the tents. Food was simple yet fulfilling & tasty. Our guide was with us all along the trek and helped us reach th... Read More
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Vijay Sharma
Reviewed: 03 Oct 2019
It's been a great journey for all of us and also this was our first ever trek and we all give a big thanks to Thrillophilia who provide us great service like their food, transport service, camping facility and their treck guide and the all facilities from their side is up to the mark ..and we really... Read More
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