Key Points
  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 days
  • Best Time: Sep-Jun
  • Nearest Airport: Dehradun

Mussoorie is a hill station situated in Dehradun district in Uttarakhand and is renowned for its breathtaking scenic beauty and the mesmerizing tourist spots here. Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, it is known as the Queen of the Hills. Mussoorie was initially founded by Lt. Frederick Young of East India Company and found the city to be extremely that he decided to build a hunting lodge here in 1823. Mussoorie also has its history associated with the Indian Army and political families like The Nehru family. Mussoorie is also rich geographically as it has an average elevation of about 1,300 meters. Mussoorie stretches along the Himalayas for over 15 kilometres and from the vantage point, Mussoorie offers a superb scenic view of peaks of the Himalayas in western Garhwal. Mussoorie boasts of some of the most spectacular views of the Himalayas.

Why Mussoorie is an ideal tourist destination?

Mussoorie reflects both traditional yet a modern vibe. On the traditional hand it has those stunning landscapes, waterfalls and heritage centre. On the other hand, it shows its adventurous side which includes paragliding, trekking and river rafting. Thus, it is a captivating paradise for leisure travellers as well as honeymooners.


Mussoorie itself is a very refreshing place to visit especially when it comes to chilly hill stations. Mussoorie is one of a kind destination that you won’t want to miss if you reside in India or you are an adventure seeker. If you visit Mussoorie for a short duration, you want to make the most out of your holiday and here are a few things you must do while you stay in Mussoorie.

  • Visit all the scenic and hilltops first as they will reduce your stress during the journey and gives you a refreshing feel. This includes Lal Tibba, Cloud’s End.
  • Then you must go for some shopping at the Mall as there are some beautiful handicrafts and idols which will make you remember your beautiful stay in Mussoorie when you’re home.
  • Then you must visit the Kempty Falls and the wildlife sanctuary here. This is a good way to know Mussoorie little bit more and the waterfall here is absolutely stunning and beautiful. This should not be missed.
  • The next thing is Paragliding and River rafting for adventure junkies who especially visit Mussoorie to have this amazing experience. This might be dangerous and therefore you must be ready both mentally and physically as dealing with nature is just like gambling.


Main Attractions

Mussoorie has a lot of places to visit but the places which witness massive tourists are-

  • Lal Tibba
  • Kempty Falls
  • The Mall Road
  • Bhatta Falls
  • K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum

Places in Mussoorie

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