The beautiful lush green hills, a huge variety of flora and fauna all around, and the ever-fresh weather make Mussoorie the legitimate ‘Queen of Hills‘. This little hamlet in the district of Dehradun of Himachal Pradesh is a muse of every lover, a must-visit place of every wanderlust’s bucket list and among the most beautiful sites which are visited by thousands of tourists both from India and abroad.
The British Raj in Mussoorie has had its impact on the city and even today; you feel the charm of it. Some best places to visit in Mussoorie include the peculiar architecture of hotels, churches all around, and even the most basic entails of the streets.
We are here to help you out and list out some ‘must-visit’ scenic spots and places in Mussoorie. At the end of this article, you will also find some details about the best time to visit and the resorts available in this beautiful place.
Mussoorie tourist places that one should visit during his/her visit to Mussoorie in 2020
Sir George’s Everest House
Mussoorie is said to have been a house for great philosophers and thinkers. One of them was Sir George Everest. He was the first person in history to have measured Mt. Everest’s altitude. So was the mountain named ‘Everest’ in his honour.
This place will give you an insight into how the great mind resided here and about a few of his great works. It is hence considered to be among the most important locations to plan your trip.
You will come across the Kempty falls on the Dehradun-Mussoorie road. Falling from a majestic height of 40 feet, Kempty falls will give you an example of what natural beauty actually is, Go take a dip, swim, or even fish! (if they allow)
Mall Road in Mussoorie
An iconic location to find colonial influence through the lampposts and benches around, Mall road of Mussoorie is a buzzing place. You might also get lucky to find author Ruskin Bond in the Cambridge bookstore out there! The famous children’s author comes here on Saturday from 3:30 to 5:30 PM for the last few years.
If you are someone who loves trying local specialities, shopping or even photography, Mall road is a place you.
Jwala Devi Mandir
Treat your senses with the divine atmosphere at the Jwala Ji Devi Mandir on the Benog Hills. Seek the blessings of Goddess Durga and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Yamuna river, Doon Valley and the Shivalik ranges too. You can also go uphill to this place for 2 kilometres.
Get the gist of the vintage Tibetian charm at the Happy Valley, which is a home for more than 5000 Tibetian refugees. Get yourself some pretty souvenirs, have some great food and get engrossed with the astonishing view around.
This place also is known for having one of India’s IAS academies.
Mussoorie’s Christ Church
On the little hill, above the Kasmanda palace is the Mussoorie Christ Church. This is considered to be the very first Catholic church of the Himalayan region and was built in the year 1836. It flaunts the beautiful ancient Gothic architecture all around.
Places To Visit Near Mussoorie
To the east of Landour is the Dhanaulti. Amidst all the lush greenery around here, you can visit the Sukhanda Devi temple and also the Eco-park which will lie on the way to Chamba. This place attracts many tourists all around the year for all of its natural beauty.
Mussoorie sightseeing at Lal Tibba
Located at the top of Depot Hill, Landour Lal Tibba is among the most beautiful viewpoints of the region. Go ahead and look through the telescopes out here to get an astounding view of the Badrinath peak, Kedarnath peak as well as the Bandarpoonch range at Lal Tibba.
Best Time To Visit Mussoorie
- Mussoorie is a place which remains evergreen irrespective of the seasons or months in a year. But, the most pleasant time is from April to June.
- If you want to have a look at snow and enjoy all the coldness, then the winters of December to February are for you. Carry all your ‘extra warm’ garments because the temperature during this time falls to 0-4°C.
- You might want to avoid the monsoons because they might mess up your road travel plans and also is a landslide and avalanche-prone time of the year.
Best Resorts In Mussoorie
Royal Orchid Fort Resort – Among the top resorts in Mussoorie, located in the Mall Road. Guests out here can enjoy table tennis or golf or even tranquilise with their spa service.
Sterling Mussoorie – fitness centre, a steam room and a vast library will help you relax. Enjoy their range of cuisines from Indian to Continental in the Doon Dinner restaurants.
Hotel Pacific Mussoorie – located at 5-minute walking distance from the Mussoorie Mall road and the Kempty falls, this place is known for their hospitality services and much better facilities.
Club Mahindra Mussoorie – A peaceful retreat for all the travellers as this place is amidst the hills and the mountain mist. Free private parking, a beautiful spa and their world-class restaurant are their peculiar best offers.
JW Marriot Mussoorie – Offering you a spa and wellness centre, an indoor pool as well as an entertainment area for the kids, JW Marriot is among the top resorts of Mussoorie. You will enjoy their service and the food out there.
(All the resorts mentioned above offer you a 24-hours front desk help.)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q) Is it a good idea to visit Mussoorie in the winters?
You might want to avoid the monsoons because they might mess up your road travel plans and also is a landslide and avalanche-prone time of the year.
Q) How many days are enough for Mussoorie?
To travel Mussoorie and its nearby surroundings at a comfortable pace, one would need 2 days minimum as there are lots of places in and around Mussoorie.
Q) Which is the best location to stay in Mussoorie?
- Royal Orchid Fort Resort
- Sterling Mussoorie
- Hotel Pacific Mussoorie
- Club Mahindra Mussoorie
- JW Marriot Mussoorie