Best time to visit Mussoorie
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Best time to visit
Mar - Jun
- Ideal for families
Weather in Mussoorie
Tue, Nov 20 2018
18.48ºC | 6.05ºC
Clear from morning to night
Wed, Nov 21 2018
18.51ºC | 3.61ºC
Clear from morning to night
Thu, Nov 22 2018
17.61ºC | 3.55ºC
Clouds in morning and afternoon and clear from evening to night
Fri, Nov 23 2018
19.28ºC | 3.8ºC
Clear from morning to night
Sat, Nov 24 2018
19.12ºC | 2.94ºC
Clear in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night
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 during the summer season (from March to June). With temperatures ranging between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius, summers offer perfect weather conditions to traverse the hill town, and hence, it is also regarded as the peak season in Mussoorie. Since Mussoorie witnesses heavy rainfall in monsoon season, therefore, August to September is not a good time to explore the hill station. Travelers who wish to witness snowfall should visit Mussoorie in winter season, i.e., from November to February, when the temperature drops below freezing point and the hills are covered with thick blankets of snow, making the best places to visit in Mussoorie look even more charming.
A popular hill station, 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 from the months of March to June, so that you can enjoy the perfect Mussoorie weather.
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.
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.
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.
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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FAQ's of Mussoorie
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Tourists can hire a taxi to reach Dhobi Ghat from Mussoorie to enjoy paragliding.
People can simply take a walk to reach Happy Valley from the main market in Mussoorie.
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.
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.
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.
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