Travel To Mussoorie Hill Station

Mussoorie tour is like golden amber which keeps spark of rejuvenation kindled in the mortal body and immortal soul. These are some of the features that are instantly recognizable of Mussoorie, yet not the only aspects.
Travel To Mussoorie Hill Station

Among the crown jewels of tourism in Uttarakhand, Musoorrie has its own charm. Baits of this 'Queen of Hills' attracts everyone coming to this town snuggled in foothills of Garhwal Himalayas; the nearer one gets, more indulgent he becomes.

How to Reach Mussoorie 
Mussoorie is one destination that is on the wish list of every traveler. Though, the city does not have an airport or a railway station, it is not very difficult to reach the place.

Following guidelines can prove helpful in answering your question of 'How to Reach Mussoorie', if you are planning a visit to this popular hill station in India:

By Air

Mussoorie does not have an airport. The nearest airport to the city is the Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun. From Dehradun one can take a taxi to reach picturesque Mussoorie. The distance between two cities is 60 km.

Following are some of the flights to Dehradun from the major Indian cities.

From New Delhi
  • Kingfisher Red
  • Air India
  • Jet Lite

From Mumbai
  • Kingfisher
  • Jet Lite
  • Jet Airways Konnect

From Kolkata
  • Kingfisher Red
  • Jet Airways Konnect
  • Air India

By Rail

The city does not have a railway station. The nearest railhead is at Dehradun, 34 km from the city. Trains from all the major Indian cities are available to Dehradun.

Following are some of the trains that you can take to Dehradun from the major Indian cities.

From New Delhi
  • Musoorie Express
  • Shatabdi Express
  • Jan Shatabdi

From Mumbai
  • Mumbai Express

From Kolkata
  • Howrah Express

By Road

From Delhi, Mussoorie is just 290 km by road, whereas from Dehradun it is only 35 km. There are direct buses to Dehradun from Delhi and the neighbouring cities, one can also avail private taxis to reach thes city. Every half an hour, buses ply from Dehradun.

Best Time to Visit Mussoorie
The weather of Mussoorie serves as one of the driving factors for the tourist. It remains pleasant throughout the year. The temperature hardly crosses 30 degrees in summers while the winter temperature can fall down to as low as -1 degrees. The city receives pleasant rainfall in the rainy season.

However, the best time to visit Mussoorie are the months of October and November when the weather is absolutely perfect.
Things to do
Feeling of being stationary while the world at an altitude seems to be moving can introduce to an out of the world feeling, especially when done for the first time. Accessing Gun hill from Cable Car is one of the activities that family can do together and give that feel. Those who life some physical activity, trekking excursions and camping are also available from Mussoorie, organized often by adventure companies on this location. Other activities that could be participated into for a great vacation are Horse Riding, Fishing, Skating, Mountain Biking and cycling.

Tourist attractions in Mussoorie

As far as sightseeing is concerned, Mussoorie is a tourist’s paradise. Some of the must visits are Kempty falls, Gun hill, Municipal garden, Sir George Everest house and Jharipani falls.  

Gun Hill
Category : Nature
As the second highest peak in Mussoorie, it is believed that in the past a canon was fired every afternoon, providing the time to the local residents, who then adjusted their watches accordingly.
A View From Gun Hill

At present the location houses a water reservoir.
Ropeway at Gun Hill

Tourists can witness spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of Himalayas from the hill and it can be reached by taking a ropeway ride or by trekking.

The Christ Church
Category : Religious
Built in 1836, the church is believed to be the oldest church in Himalayas. Designed in Gothic style, the events in the life of Jesus Christ are illustrated in the stained glass windows in the Church.
The Christ Church

The church has an ancient William Hill organ, about 100 years old and the church vicinity has a deodar tree planted by Princess of Wales in 1906.

Camel's Back Road
Category : History & Culture
It is a stretch of approximately 3 km long road from Library point to Kulri Bazaar. The road got its name from its rocks shaped like a camel's hump.
Camel's Back Road

Surrounded by mountains and greenery, the road is known for its natural beauty and offers beautiful views of sunrise, sunset and mountains. It's ideally used by locals for morning and evening walks. Horseback rides are also available on this road.

 Lal Tibba
Category : Nature
The highest point in Mussoorie, the hill is also referred as Depot Hill. The Indian Military services are positioned at Lal Tibba. Broadcasting stations of All India Radio and Doordarshan are situated atop Lal Tibba.
Himalayan Range from Lal Tibba

From here sightseeing through the lens of an old Japanese telescope is possible. Beautiful views of sunrise and sunset can also be witnessed from this vantage point.


The Mall
Category : History & Culture
It's the main shopping location situated at the center of Mussoorie, with lamppost and benches lined up besides the road, the mall throws a glimpse of the colonial period. One has to pass through the Mall to reach any place in Mussoorie.
The Imperial Square Mall

Apart from shopping the main attractions of the mall are video game parlours, restaurants, skating ring, windy point and the Methodist Church.

Happy Valley
Category : Nature
The valley is well known for Tibetan Buddhist temple - Shedup Choepelling temple, the IAS Academy and the Municipal Garden.
Happy Valley

Situated on the western side of Library Point, the valley leads to Cloud's End, a tourist place where the borders of Mussoorie end and further on is the Hathipaon Park Estate. The valley is famous for its estates, gardens, and temples.

Landour Bazaar
Category : History & Culture
The bazaar is situated on a steep slope and is a cantonment area. It's totally a silence zone, credit to the handwritten signs nailed on the trees.
Landour Bazaar

A pollution-free zone, one can recover from any stress with pure fresh air to breathe. Other Famous landmarks of the place are the Woodstock School, St. Paul's Church, Landour Language school and Char Dukaan (four shops) which sells beverages and snacks to the visitors

Sisters Bazaar
Category : History & Culture
The bazaar got its name from the Nuns who served as nurses in the British dormitories in this area. The area is more like a residential colony with a few shops spread across.
Sisters Bazaar

One can visit the famous confectionery shop of the Bazaar- "the Prakash Brothers Store". Other famous attractions are the residence of famous personalities like Dev Anand, Victor Banerjee and Tom Alter.

Kempty Falls
Category : Nature
It is the most popular tourist spots near Mussoorie; the waterfall plunges its way down from about 40 ft high. Usually a crowded spot, a visit to the falls is incomplete without bathing under it.
Kempty Falls

The falls is losing its charm quite fast due to unorganized commercial visits by people.

Bhatta falls
Category : Nature
From Mussoorie one can access this place by hiring a taxi or take a bus till Balta Village.
Bhatta falls

From the village the fall is just 3 km away by car or foot. It's an apt spot for picnic.

Jharipani falls
Category : Nature

Jharipani falls

From Mussoorie visitors can take a bus or go by car on the Mussoorie- Jharipani Road up to Jharipani from there the fall is 1.5 km on foot.

Mussoorie Lake
Category : Nature
Mussoorie Lake

It is an artificial developed lake, located on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. It has the facility of boating and is a good picnic spot.

 Jwalaji Temple
Category : Religious
The Temple is located atop the Benog Hill and has a deity of Mata Durga.
Jwalaji Temple

Surrounded by thick woods, the temple offers magnificent views of the Himalayan peaks and the Doon valley.

Cloud End
Surrounded by thick deodar forest, the bungalow is one of the oldest buildings in Mussoorie.
Cloud End

Built in 1838 the bungalow has been converted into a hotel.

Shopping in Mussoorie

The main places to visit if one wants to shop in Mussoorie are Gandhi Chowk, the Mall, Kulri Bazaar and Landour Bazaar. There are certain items which are famous in Mussoorie, like the wooden decorative and various kinds of gift items. There are many kinds of brass statues and ceramic items available here as well.

Not only these, if one is looking for branded items, there are many prominent showrooms located in the Mall. Here, one can find whatever item they are looking for; be it wooden items, brass structures, clothes, electronic items, Tibetan prayer wheels, beautiful and exquisitely designed vases or anything else.
Shopping in Mussoorie


If one is interested in hand crafted items, those are also available in Mussoorie. For example, the hand carved Oakwood walking stick is very popular among tourists in the area. The tourists can also get their pictures clicked wearing traditional Garhwali dress.

There are more expensive items, like the pure Ladakhi Shawls that are available in the markets at Mussoorie as well. These might be costly but are very beautiful. Then, there are the antique Jamawar Shawls, which are very expensive but are sure worth having a look at, if not worth purchasing.

For wooden carved boxes, brass statues of Hindu deities and Buddha's statue, etc., one can visit the Nirankari Cottage Industries, located at the Library end of the Mall. It is very famous for such items and is frequented by many visitors. Tibetan prayer wheels, ceramic Chinese vases and hand carved wooden walking sticks made from Oakwood are also available here.

The best places to have a meal in Mussoorie

While the heart of the hill station is littered with tiny, hole-in-the-wall eateries where each one seems no different from the next, there are a handful of restaurants that are worth a detour. 

Whether you're in the mood for some sinful comfort food, an authentic Tibetan meal, light cafe-style snacks, or something more sophisticated—we've got you covered. 

Emily’sEmily’s

A cosy dining room serving gourmet Continental and Indian fare, Emily’s is one of the most charming places to have a meal.


 

 

Kalsang Friends CornerKalsang Friends Corner

Decked in red—walls, lanterns, Tibetan prayer flags et al—Kalsang is Mussoorie’s go-to spot for Oriental food. They’ve got a pretty extensive menu, ranging from Thai, Chinese and Tibetan to Indian, but regulars here vouch for the momos and thukpa.

 

Clock Tower Café  

Clock Tower Café

Just adjacent to the clock tower (hence the name), Clock Tower Café is a favourite with the young crowd, and is probably one of the most ambient eateries in the hill station.

 

Chic ChocolateChic Chocolate

Ignore the cheesy moniker, and Chic Chocolate on Mussoorie’s Mall Road is a big mouthful of delicious comfort food that looks and tastes home made—in a good way.

 

The Tavern

The TavernOne of the liveliest ways to spend an evening when you’re in Mussoorie, is to head to The Tavern for drinks and dinner. There’s usually live music playing—and although it’s nothing exceptional, it definitely lends character to the space—so start out with a drink at the bar before proceeding to dinner at your table.






Hotels in Mussoorie

If anybody takes time to glance, pointing out Mussoorie hotels and resorts is easier than the houses of the locals; the place is so much popular among the people bitten by legendary 'travel-bug'. Still, the situation might not be a help in peak seasons because of the tourists load Mussoorie receives every year. It is thus suggested to get the bookings done as soon as the plans to visit the place are laid down.  

Budget Hotels

  • Hotel Padmini Nivas
    Address : Library, The Mall
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2631093, 2633123
    Fax No. : 0135-2632793
    Email ID : pnivas96@yahoo.in
    Website : www.hotelpadmininivas.com
    Rooms in Hotel : 24
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 10500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2100
  • Hotel Peak View
    Address : Camel's Back Road
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632257
    Type : Budget
    Rooms in Hotel : 23
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 1500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 800
  • Hotel Shalimar
    Address : Charlivillie Road
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632410
    Type : Budget
    Rooms in Hotel : 11
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 1600
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1000
  • Hotel Western
    Address : The Mall
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632249
    Type : Budget
    Rooms in Hotel : 15
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 1000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 800
  • Kasmanda Palace A Welcomheritage Hotel
    Address : The Mall Road
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632424, 2633949
    Fax No. : 0135-2630007
    Email ID : reservations@kasmandapalace.com
    Website : www.kasmandapalace.com
    Rooms in Hotel : 24
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 8000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5000
  • Valley View Hotel
    Address : Library, The Mall, Kurli
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632324
    Type : Budget
    Rooms in Hotel : 16
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 2000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 800

1 Star Hotels

  • Hotel Starz Regency
    Address : Near Picture Palace, Bus Stand
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632907
    Fax No. : 0135-2632874
    Email ID : info@hotelstarzregency.com
    Website : www.hotelstarzregency.com
    Type : 1 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 33
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 3000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2000

2 Star Hotels

  • Country Inn Mussorie
    Address : Kincreig
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2631190, 2631194, 7830800404
    Website : www.countryinn.co.in
    Type : 2 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 13
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2000
  • Hotel Classic Heights
    Address : Gandhi Chowk, Library Bazaar
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632514/ 90
    Fax No. : 0135-2632590
    Email ID : psj1414@yahoo.co.in
    Type : 2 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 20
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2200

3 Star Hotels

  • Avalon Resorts
    Address : Rockcliff Estate, Gun Hill, Mall Road
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248183
    Phone No. : 0135-2632892
    Email ID : reservationdso@avalonhospitality.com
    Website : www.avalonresorts.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 75
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 10000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5500
  • Dunsvirk Court
    Address : Baroda Estate
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632377
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 42
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2200
  • Green N Breeze Resorts
    Address : Barlowganj
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2631461
    Email ID : info@hotelgreencastle.com
    Website : www.hotelgreencastle.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 29
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 6500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5500
  • Hotel Connaught Castle
    Address : Kulri, The Mall
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632210, 2631338, 2631138
    Email ID : sudarshansharma27@yahoo.co.in
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 29
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 10000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 4500
  • Hotel Filigree
    Address : Hotel Filigree, Camels Back Road, Kulri
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632380
    Email ID : hotelfiligree@gmail.com
    Website : www.hotelfiligree.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 18
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2500
  • Hotel Green Castle
    Address : The Mall
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2630987, 2632657, 9319325190
    Email ID : info@hotelgreencastle.com
    Website : www.hotelgreencastle.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 34
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 8000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5500
  • Hotel Honeymoon Inn
    Address : The Mall
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632378
    Fax No. : 0135-2631778
    Email ID : honeymooninn@thetravelease.com
    Website : www.hotelhoneymooninn.net
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 20
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 4000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2500
  • Hotel Nand Residency
    Address : Opposite State Bank of India ( Main Branch ) Kulri
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632088, 2631442, 2635929
    Fax No. : 0135-2632442
    Email ID : info@nandresidency.com
    Website : www.nandresidency.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 35
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 3500
  • Hotel Shiva Continental
    Address : The Mall, Kulri
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2632174-75, 3252367
    Fax No. : 0135-2632780
    Email ID : shivacon@yahoo.com
    Website : www.shivacon.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 40
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2000
  • The Pearl A Royal Residency
    Address : Kalsia Estate,Opposite Picture Palace, Kulri
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2631045/ 46/ 47
    Email ID : info@thepearlhotel.in
    Website : www.thepearlhotel.in
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 34
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 6400
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 3200
  • The Rink Pavilion
    Address : Camel's Back Road, Kulri
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 011-25734598
    Email ID : bookings@rinkpavilion.com
    Website : www.rinkpavilion.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 22
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 6000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2000

4 Star Hotels

  • Royal Orchid Fort Resort
    Address : Tara Hall Estate, Picture Palace Road
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2631611
    Fax No. : 0135-2631127
    Email ID : rooms@royalorchidhotels.com
    Website : www.royalorchidhotels.com
    Type : 4 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 58
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 10000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 6500
  • Park Plaza Sylverton
    Address : The Mall, Kulari
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2635525-30
    Fax No. : 0135-2632312
    Email ID : stay@goldenpalmshotelmussoorie.com
    Website : www.goldenpalmshotelmussoorie.com
    Type : 4 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 45
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 12500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 7000
  • The Claridges Nabha Residence
    Address : Airfield Barlowgunj
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248179
    Phone No. : 0135-2631426/ 427
    Fax No. : 0135-2631425
    Email ID : nabha@claridges.com
    Website : www.claridges.com
    Type : 4 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 20
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 9000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 7000

5 Star Hotels

  • Jaypee Residency Manor
    Address : Barlowganj
    City : Mussoorie
    State : Uttarakhand
    Pin Code : 248122
    Phone No. : 0135-2631800, 6602000
    Fax No. : 0135-2631022
    Email ID : reservations.jrm@jaypeehotels.com
    Website : www.jaypeehotels.com
    Type : 5 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 90
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 28000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 16500
 Travel trips to Mussoorie
Always book hotels in advance if you are scheduling your trip in the holiday season as all the good hotels in the city are usually booked at this time. Driving in the city is not very easy if you are not familiar with the roads. Always travel with a driver who is well acquainted with the roads in the city. The place remains cool for most part of the year. It is advisable to carry light woolens on your trip to Mussoorie.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Police

Emergency Service Number: 108
Police Station: 91-135-2716238, 2616227

Fire Station

Telephone no: +91-135-2632100, 2630101
Hospitals in Mussorie

Civil Hospital
Landour, Mussoorie
Telephone: 2632891

St. Mary's Hospital
Kulri, Mussoorie
Telephone: 2632144,2632869

Community Hospital

Landour , Mussoorie
Telephone: 2631188,2632053, 2632541

Eye Hospital

Library, Mussoorie
Telephone: 2632049

Tourist Map of Mussoorie
Tourist Map of Mussoorie
 

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