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Best time to visit Mussoorie

A comprehensive guide to help visitors relish the beauty of nature amidst the Queen of Hills
Tourism In Mussoorie

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Current weather:

Best time to visit:

Mar - Jun

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On Arrival

Ideal Duration:

3-4 Days

Ideal for families Sightseeing Nature

Weather in Mussoorie

Best Time To Visit Mussoorie

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Though Mussoorie has a year-round pleasant climate, the best time to visit Mussoorie is summers. Set up at a height of 6,000 feet above sea level, this hill town was initially used as a summer retreat by the British who wished to escape the scorching heat of the towns and cities on Indian plains. Now a popular hill station enjoying the best of both worlds, Mussoorie is surrounded by the Himalayas and has meadows and misty mountain peaks contributing to not just scenic vistas, but also a blissful weather in Mussoorie. People from all over the country visit this small hamlet of rest and recuperation and have the time of their lives. If you are planning to visit Mussoorie, make sure that you do it during the best season, which is through the months of April to June.

 

The best time to visit Mussoorie with family is March through June when daytime temperatures are pleasant and outdoor adventures are plenty. June is the peak season in Mussoorie for tourism. The best season to visit Mussoorie for honeymoon is winter, between December and February. The temperature in Mussoorie in December hovers around zero degree Celsius. Snowfall in Mussoorie is frequent in the winter season. The climate in Mussoorie remains ideal throughout the year, except for monsoon season. 

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Climate in Mussoorie

Summer Season in Mussoorie

Like all other Himalayan hill stations, the sub-tropical weather means that the summers are marked by a stinging heat in the afternoons followed by cool nights. This makes the evenings and the mornings pleasant enabling the tourists to explore prominent sights, making it the best season to visit Mussoorie.

The summer heat also melts the ice caps high in the mountains, feeding the streams and the water falls below. This is the best time to go to Mussoorie for treks and hikes across the country side. The surrounding areas have many waterfall point that one can visit, such as Kempty falls which forms the beautiful lake mist. The Jharipani Falls and the Mossy Falls too come down in full force, turning the surroundings lush green. Nature enthusiasts can visit the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary or even the Lal Tibba, Mussoorie’s highest peaks, to enjoy the most invigorating weather of Mussoorie. Resorts and hotels set in the beautiful surrounding make summer the best time to visit Mussoorie for honeymoon.

 

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Monsoon Season in Mussoorie

During the rainy season in Mussoorie, tourists desert the town. Monsoon in Mussoorie loosens the soil layer covering the hills which gives rise to various problems. Landslides cause the motorways to shut down and the town goes into hibernation. Monsoon in Mussoorie is not an ideal time to visit.

 

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Winter Season in Mussoorie

The snow attracts a great influx of tourists. October marks a cool weather during the day while the nights turn positively cold, turning it into the best season to visit Mussoorie. Places like Happy Valley, Tibetan monasteries, Sir George Everest’ home (Mount Everest is named after him), Christ Church and other landmarks can be explored during this time. The trekking trails are still open, but the threat of fresh snowfall looms. Mussoorie becomes a white wonderland when snowfall starts, and hence is the best time to go to Mussoorie. The surrounding areas take on a white blanket from December to February, making it best time to visit Mussoorie for honeymoon as well as a skiing paradise. Though the roads leading to Mussoorie get blocked during these months, for lovers of all things cold, these are the best months to visit.

 

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When can one expect snowfall in Mussoorie?

Snowfall can be expected in late December or early January, hence it is the best time to visit Mussoorie if one wants to witness snowfall.

Are there any direct flights to Mussoorie?

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Mussoorie. However, Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is 68 km from Mussoori, from where one can hire taxis.

How to reach Happy Valley in Mussoorie?

People can simply take a walk to reach Happy Valley from the main market in Mussoorie.

Are there any treks in Mussoorie one can do?

There are many treks in Mussoorie one can do. Nag Tibba being the most difficult of them all, most tourists prefer to go for this trek. However, there are some more treks: Bhadraj Temple and Forest, Har ki Dun, Yamunotri Saptarishi Kund and Dodital trek.

Where should I go in Mussoorie for paragliding?

Tourists can hire a taxi to reach Dhobi Ghat from Mussoorie to enjoy paragliding.