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MussoorieIndia

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

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The Mall Road

3.5/5Good!(3 area reviews)

While visiting The Mall Road, you might make a stop by sights like Gun Hill and Mussoorie Christ Church.

The Mall Road

Top Hotels in Mussoorie

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 ¥17,284 per night

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)

"Amazing property and the staff is really courteous The food is amazing The staff is really helpful"…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
Sterling Mussoorie
Sterling Mussoorie
4 out of 5
Radha Bhawan Estate, Circular Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
The price is ¥5,761 per night

This family-friendly Mussoorie hotel is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Mussoorie Christ Church and Gun Hill. Municipal Garden and Mussoorie ...

3.5/5Good! (30 reviews)

"The views are wonderful and the food is good. However, beware that the rooms are quite different than what is shown on Expedia’s website- dingy interiors, marks on the walls, mold in the bathrooms, etc."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2019

Sterling Mussoorie
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mussoorie
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mussoorie
3.5 out of 5
Convent Road, Near Library Chowk, Mussoorie, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
The price is ¥5,760 per night

This family-friendly Mussoorie hotel is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Gun Hill and Municipal Garden. Mussoorie Lake and Kempty Falls are also ...

3.7/5Good! (62 reviews)

"Not that great as expected, need to improve and add more amenities..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mussoorie

Popular places to visit in Mussoorie

Gun Hill
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Gun Hill

4/5(1 review)

Walk or ride a cable car to the summit of this hill to take in magnificent views across Mussoorie’s rooftops and distant Himalayan peaks.

Mussoorie Lake
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Mussoorie Lake

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Mussoorie Lake during your travels in Mussoorie. Amble around the area's parks or visit its aquarium.

Bhata Falls
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Bhata Falls

This secluded waterfall is a popular picnic spot surrounded by verdant hills and home to a swimming hole, which is ideal for taking a refreshing swim.

Surkanda Devi Temple
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Surkanda Devi Temple

4/5(1 review)

You can learn about the history of Kanatal with a trip to Surkanda Devi Temple. Amble around the area's forest or visit its spas.

Forest Research Institute
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Forest Research Institute

You can spend an afternoon studying the exhibits at Forest Research Institute during your travels in Dehradun. Discover the area's waterfalls and temples.

Kempty Falls
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Kempty Falls

3.5/5(4 reviews)

Both an exquisite natural landmark and an entertainment center, this stunning waterfall has swimming pools, boating activities and restaurants.

Top things to do in Mussoorie

Cultural Walk of Mussoorie
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Cultural Walk of Mussoorie

¥989
Per adult
Mountain Biking In Mussoorie
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Mountain Biking In Mussoorie

¥1,165
Per adult
Nature Walk of Mussoorie
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Nature Walk of Mussoorie

¥1,695
Per adult

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Cities near Mussoorie

Dehradun

Dehradun

Kempty Falls showing a gondola

Tehri