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.

Where to stay in Mussoorie

WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace
WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace
3 out of 5
The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, 248179
The price is CA $101 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 21
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Mussoorie. Enjoy free parking, a 24-hour front desk, and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (28 reviews)
"The property is great and well maintained. The staff is also professional and cooperative. The view from the property is amazing and the location is great too. Its on mall road but around 100-200Ft. above, which leads to no noise. The food can be improved. The menu is limited and few items from that ..."

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace
Jaypee Residency Manor
Jaypee Residency Manor
5 out of 5
Barlowganj, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, 248122
The price is CA $247 per night from May 21 to May 22
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Mussoorie. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.8/5 Good! (58 reviews)
"Location is very nice. Staff is nice.It is suggested that hotel should give the facility of shuttle for going to Mall for the benefit of Guests."

Reviewed on Mar. 31, 2022

Jaypee Residency Manor
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 CA $503 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 21
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 our 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 Nov. 15, 2021

JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The beautiful  log house
The beautiful log house
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
The price is CA $115 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this vacation home in Mussoorie. Enjoy 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. Popular attractions Sahastradhara and Gun Hill are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
A must visit place
"The log cabin was as good as we expected it to be. Maybe better. The furniture was well placed and all amenities were available. The maid was very amicable. Some small issues we faced: 1. The bathroom smelled of some leakage. As a result, using it was pretty tough. Should be repaired asap. 2. The ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2019

The beautiful log house
Ananta Prana - Campsite
Ananta Prana - Campsite
2 out of 5
Kempty Rd, Srinagar Estate, Mussoorie, Uttarancha, 248179
The price is CA $154 per night from May 27 to May 28
Stay at this campground in Mussoorie. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Municipal Garden and Gun Hill are located nearby. Discover ...
Ananta Prana - Campsite
Hathipaon Adventure Camp ,Mussoorie
Hathipaon Adventure Camp ,Mussoorie
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Stay at this family-friendly campground in Mussoorie. Enjoy a water park, 6 bathrooms, and 6 bedrooms. Popular attractions Municipal Garden and Kempty Falls ...
Hathipaon Adventure Camp ,Mussoorie
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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