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Mussoorie
Travel Guide

Gun Hill featuring a sunset

Travel to the top of tall peaks, swim under waterfalls and tour India’s first Tibetan temple at this delightful hill town.

Hills covered with blankets of trees, Tibetan temples and views of snow-capped Himalyan peaks make Mussoorie a fascinating vacation destination. The hill town lies in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, more than 6,500 feet (1,981 meters) above sea level.

Hike to the top of Lal Tibba for superb views of the Himalayan ranges. At 7,500 feet (2,286 meters), Lal Tibba is the highest point in Mussoorie. For more spectacular vistas, take the cable car to the top of Gun Hill, Mussoorie’s second-highest peak.

Spend a morning or afternoon at Kempty Falls, the largest of the area’s waterfalls. Water drops from a great height and splits into several cascades. Plunge into the pool at the base of the falls then enjoy a freshly cooked meal at one of the nearby food shacks. Mussoorie's other well-known waterfalls are Bhatta Falls and Jhari Pani Falls.

Go for a stroll along the Camel's Back Road, a 2-mile (3-kilometer) mountain path. See the unusual rock formation that's shaped like a camel, from which the road gets its name. When you are back in town, browse the shops and stalls that line the Mall, the main shopping street. Vendors sell an eclectic variety of goods from antiques and electronics to clothes, jewelry and Tibetan prayer wheels.

Walk or take a rickshaw to Happy Valley, a Tibetan settlement that’s less than 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the end of the Mall. This is where the Dalai Lama established his government in exile after he fled from Tibet in 1959. Enjoy a meal and a cup of chhaang rice wine in a restaurant, then make your way up to the cliff top Shedup Choephelling Temple. This was India's first Tibetan temple.

Mussoorie is approximately 34 miles (55 kilometers) from Dehradun Airport, a domestic airport with connections to several major cities. Once you are in town, get around on foot, by rickshaw or taxi. Summers are hot and winters are cold in Mussoorie and, because of its altitude, temperatures are generally cooler here than in the plains below.

WelcomHotel The Savoy - Member ITCHotel Group
WelcomHotel The Savoy - Member ITCHotel Group
5 out of 5
Library Bazaar, Gandhi Chowk, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
The price is CA $344 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in The Mall Road, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mussoorie Christ Church and Gun Hill. Municipal Garden is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.
4.6/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
"This heritage property has been beautifully restored. The higher end rooms are beautifully done. The last category rooms may need refurbishment in the near future. There is a completely new wing with large rooms that can easily fit 3 people. Housekeeping may need a little more attention. Overall ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 31, 2021

WelcomHotel The Savoy - Member ITCHotel Group
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
The price is CA $274 per night from May 26 to May 26
Located in the mountains, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kempty Falls, Gun Hill, and Mussoorie Lake. Bhata Falls and Sahastradhara are ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (84 reviews)
"What can i say about this property, located in a serene valley with panoramic view of the Garhwal mountain range. Fantastic facilities and room accompanied by some of the most courteous and care taking team that pampers and spoils you. A must visit!"

Reviewed on Dec. 17, 2020

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
The price is CA $98 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
Located in The Mall Road, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mussoorie Christ Church and Gun Hill. Mussoorie Lake and Municipal Garden are also within 6 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
One of the best location to stay on mall road
"Good place Nice hotel But not grand Location more than excellent"

Reviewed on Dec. 19, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Mussoorie Mall Road
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OYO 14137 Home Valley Studio Kempty Road
OYO 14137 Home Valley Studio Kempty Road
2.5 out of 5
Kempty Road, Bhilladu, Mussoorie, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Situated in Mussoorie, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Municipal Garden, Gun Hill, and Mussoorie Christ Church. Mussoorie Lake and Bhata Falls are ...
OYO 14137 Home Valley Studio Kempty Road
OYO Home 15236 Valley View Studio
OYO Home 15236 Valley View Studio
2.5 out of 5
Mithilesh Rawat,Kaphalti, \N, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Situated in Mussoorie, this apartment building is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Mussoorie Lake and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Mussoorie Christ Church. Gun Hill and Jharipani ...
OYO Home 15236 Valley View Studio
Hathipaon Adventure Camp ,Mussoorie
Hathipaon Adventure Camp ,Mussoorie
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
This family-friendly Mussoorie campground is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kempty Falls and Municipal Garden. Mussoorie Christ Church and Gun Hill are also within 6 ...
Hathipaon Adventure Camp ,Mussoorie
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