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Mussoorie Tourism And Travel Guide
6.4° C / 43.5° F
April to June
4 to 5 Days
Jolly Grant Airport (60 kms)
Dehradun Railway Station (35 kms)
Situated in the northern state of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is a hill station located in close proximity to Dehradun (just 35 km away). Mussoorie houses some of the most scenic destinations in India and attracts tourists from all around the world. Flora and Fauna of Mussoorie are a pleasure to one's sight. This hill station is located at an altitude of 6,170 feet and is home to various species of birds and animals. This is the original Indian hill station. So much so that it was the first place in India to have a beer brewery set up as early as 1850. Tourism in Mussoorie is beautiful and adventurous and very very memorable. Read this brief travel guide to make your trip to Mussoorie possible.
How To Reach
Air: The closest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 60 km away. It receives both national and international flights on a daily basis, making it a fairly easy to get to the hill station. From the airport, you can either hire a taxi, board a local bus or get on a shared jeep for a minimal fare.
Rail: Dehradun Railway Station, located around 35 km from the city is well connected with the rest of the country with trains from far flung destinations pouring in with passengers every day. Get a taxi or a shared jeep from the here to get to your destination.
Road: Many find Mussoorie to be a great drive for a weekend getaway. It is about 9-hour drive from Delhi. However, people can opt for private tour operators as well as state transport corporations buses.
Best Time To Visit
From April to June, Mussoorie has a sunny and breezy but pleasant weather, perfect for exploring all the exciting locations nearby. The temperature may rise up to 37 degrees but all you need is a little shade to forget about the heat. You can thoroughly enjoy the scenic beauty and the amazing sunsets and sunrises with clear skies during this time.
Things To Do
Lal Tibba: Away from the crowds and clamour of Mussoorie's mall road, Lal Tibba lies in relative silence and serenity on top of the highest hill here. Acting as the base for many treacherous Uttarakhand treks, one mostly finds adventure lovers here. On a clear day, you can spot the distant snow clad Tibetan borders from Lal Tibba.
Visit Clouds End: Regarded as the most beautiful and scenic hilltop, Clouds End lives up to its name. It is spread over 2000 acres of lush green land and is all open to visitors. People often come here to find peace and to take nature trails.
Visit the Mussoorie Cemetry: Care for a little spooky? The Mussoorie cemetery is the perfect recipe for some goose-bump inducing moments. It's ancient, mossy and perched on the slopes of a slanting hill carefully guarded by the silence of Pine forests. Most of the graves belong to the British era and date back to the 1800s. Spend a quiet afternoon here watching the sun rays crawling down over the hills opposite. Maybe you can even share some ghost stories with your friends!
Even though you can shop at the Mall Road, it's better to head to Kurli Bazaar. It's not so far away, just walk to the end of the mall road. It is the second largest market here and is perpetually a busy spot. The Kurli Bazaar is a better place to shop since it has a wider range of options, more shops and even a few interesting eateries where you can seek replenishment after your shopping spree.
Mussoorie has a couple of eateries where you must eat. For breakfast head to Lovely Omelette Center. Located on mall road, it's a small joint specializing in omelets.
The quaint Little Llama Café serves continental food and the ambiance is nice and elegant. With a friendly staff, they manage to sell the best hot chocolate and iced teas in town; perfect stop for an evening snack.
For ambient eating, head to Landour Bakehouse. You'll love the 19th-century interiors and the elaborate menu inspired from the Landours cookbook. If you are a fan of the English breakfast, this is your place. Also, eat at Doma's Inn. It has a wonderful woody interior with plenty of windows for a bright and breezy feel. The menu is diverse and the staff friendly. If you are lucky you will find Ruskin Bond walking by outside. He lives just next door.