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Best time to visit Mussoorie

If you’ve always dreamt of holidaying in a cosy town nestled at Himalaya’s foothills, then Mussoorie is your perfect holiday destination. The Queen of Hill Stations will steal your heart and keep it forever. The essence of Mussoorie resides not only in its idyllic beauty, but also in its way of life. Here, life moves to a different beat and the town follows its own rhythm.

Watched over by the majestic Himalayas and the mighty Shivalik Ranges, Mussoorie goes about its business at its own pace. Once in Mussoorie, you leave behind the frenetic bustle of your daily grind and match the soothing local pace. Here, amidst the mountains, you can reconnect with your inner self as you enjoy you hill station holiday.

Get stunning views from Gun Hill, enjoy the picturesque drive to Lal Tibba and the experience the dizzying turns of the Camel’s Back Road. Get a dose of history and heritage at the Landour Baar and Library Bazar. Drink in the sights as you meander along the buzzing Mall Road. Or get away from it all and find some quiet at the Mussoorie Lake. Mussoorie Tourism is indeed spectacular and is a must visit places

Whatever you do in Mussoorie, this is not a holiday you’re going to forget any time soon. But do you know the best time to visit Mussoorie? Well, that depends on how you want to enjoy your hill station holiday. Here’s a quick look at Mussoorie’s moods that reflect the weather throughout the year.

Peak Season

The months between March and June are Mussoorie’s busiest months of the year. This is the time when you can experience Mussoorie at its colourful best. The hill station welcomes all its visitors and opens up all its delights that is accompanied by the perfect Mussoorie weather.

Shoulder Season

Winter is a beautiful time to be in Mussoorie. When the snow blankets the hill station, it seems to have stepped straight out of a postcard. Though you may find fellow tourists, it won’t be as crowded as the summer season.

Low Season

The monsoon months, between July and September are the quietest ones. Though the beauty of Mussoorie in the rains is almost incomparable, the mountain rains sometimes make the roads impassable. The hill station settles down for the wait, preparing for its next tourist season.


Min/ Max Temperature


October - February

4 - 30°C

Cold, with medium snowfall

March - June

11 - 36°C

Cold to hot

July - September

21 - 32°C

Cold, with heavy rainfall


Mussoorie In Winter (October - February)

Temperature - The winter temperatures in Mussoorie range between a chilling 4°C to a toasty 30°C. Though daylight temperatures are bearable, the nights can get very cold with the weather’s occasional sub-zero sojourns.

Weather - Mussoorie receives medium to heavy snowfall, especially during the months between December to February. Though the cold keeps a majority of tourists away, there are those who brave the cold to experience the magic of Mussoorie in winter. The days are not as cold as the nights and you can explore Mussoorie in comfort. But, as evening approaches, the mercury begins to dip. After a cold night, the crisp, cold mornings make the perfect setup for a brisk morning walk. 

Significance - Mussoorie takes on an ethereal quality under a blanket of snow. The heavy snowfall of December is beautifully offset by the warm and colourful Christmas celebrations. You can experience the adrenaline rush of winter activities, surrounded by the serene beauty of a snowy landscape.

Why you should visit now - Apart from the other-worldly beauty of a snow-clad Mussoorie, winter is a time of quiet contemplation and long brisk walks. People who visit Mussoorie during winter are not there for the sight-seeing. Lazy explorations and a whole lot of relaxation are the order of the day. Most trekking trails are still open, and you can enhance the thrill factor with a lesson in skiing.

Winter is also a good time to indulge in some of the finest Mussoorie has to offer. The usual local selection of momos and omelettes is supplemented by healthy helpings of flavourful continental food. You will find a delicious array of food on offer along the busy Mall Road. You can get your shopping done at the same time. Look for local artwork to carry home as a souvenir of your holiday. There are really some amazing places to visit in Mussoorie,so make sure to check it out

Things to know before the visit - Mussoorie in winter is not as crowded as summer. Though you will find fellow tourists, there won’t be maddening crowds. Most tourist attractions may be rendered inaccessible due to the snow. You may get decent deals on your hotel stay, considering the low tourist turnout. While you may not need to book your hotel in advance, it is advisable to confirm your stay beforehand. If you visit around the end of December, you can experience the wonderful Christmas celebrations of Mussoorie.

Tips - During winter, Mussoorie will be cold throughout the day, especially if you’re not used to the cold. Pack your heaviest woollens and carry a heavy-duty jacket or a pullover. Wear sturdy boots or snow-appropriate footwear. Carry a pair of good sunglasses to protect against the glare of the snow. Do not go trekking without a guide and venture off beaten paths on your own. It is easy to get lost in a snow-covered landscape.


Mussoorie In Summer (March - June)

Temperature - Mussoorie has cool summers owing to its proximity to the Himalayas. Temperatures range between 11°C to 36°C. The average daytime temperature is a comfortable 26°C while it gets nippy in the evening. As the sun disappears behind the mountains, the nights get colder.

Weather - The pleasant weather of Mussoorie is its biggest draw during the hot summer months on the plains. The days are comfortable enough to explore and sightsee without any discomfort while the chilly evenings mark a perfect ending to the day. The weather is perfect for long treks and adventure sports like rock climbing. May and June are the hottest summer months, but the temperature gradually goes down as the monsoon progresses.

Significance - Mussoorie is the perfect antidote to oppressive Indian summers. The cool environs of this quaint hill station give you a break from the heat and the chaos of the city. Experience Mussoorie at its liveliest and take home the beautiful memories of an exceptional holiday.

Why you should visit now - The Queen of Hill Stations comes alive during summer. Take in the magnificent sights from the Gun Hill viewpoint and admire the majesty of Kempty Falls. Drive to Lal Tibba, the highest point in Mussoorie, or just take a stroll along the Mall Road. For the adventurers, this is the best season to go on long, invigorating treks. Be a part of Mussoorie’s summer festival where you can enjoy folk dances, cultural performances and a variety of competitions.

Things to know before the visit - Summer is a busy time in Mussoorie. Most of the attractions will be crowded and you may have to wait a while for your turn. Keep an open itinerary so that you can make the most of your holiday. If possible, hire a taxi for the day to take you around as the taxi drivers also make good guides.

Tips - As the temperature varies wildly between day and night, carry some protection against the cold nights. Pack plenty of light clothes and carry plenty of water when you’re out and about. Also, make sure that you have plenty of sunscreen to prevent sunburn and tanning.


Mussoorie In Monsoon (July - September)

Temperature - Monsoon temperatures stay in the low 20’s, occasionally rising up to 32 °C. Mussoorie experiences heavy rainfall that is typical for a hill station. The rain makes it seem cooler than the actual temperature.

Weather - Be prepared for a cold monsoon in Mussoorie. It rains heavily and the town remains enveloped in fog during the evenings and early mornings. Mudslides are a common occurrence and some roads remain closed for the duration of the rainy season.

Significance - Monsoon is the perfect season for some peace and solitude in Mussoorie. There are no tourists to disturb you and there is a beautiful calmness about town. Along with the tranquillity, you will also enjoy significant discounts on your hotel stay.

Why you should visit now - If you want to get away from it all and recharge your batteries, Mussoorie is the place to be in monsoon. All the attractions and tourist spots are closed, and the hill station exudes an aura of calm. Nature, already in abundance, takes over the town and paints it green; a colour soothing to the eye and the soul.

You can observe the local culture without the trappings of a touristy disguise. You can join the locals in celebrating festivals like Hariyala and Olgia, which pay homage to the nature’s bounty.

Things to know before the visit - Rains in the hill station are unpredictable and can easily disrupt your plans. Do not expect all the tourist attractions or activities to be open during monsoon. It is advisable to take one day as it comes and just go with the flow.

Tips - Carry a sturdy umbrella or a good quality rain gear. Ensure enough waterproofing for your clothes and gear as things take time to dry in the moisture-saturated atmosphere. Wear gumboots or sandals with a good grip. Do not venture anywhere without informing your hotel. Avoid eating roadside food and keep a stock of your regular medicines handy.

You can experience the best of Mussoorie with Thomas Cook’s well-designed holiday packages. Visit your nearest branch or book your holiday online and start packing for a memorable Mussoorie vacation. There are also amazing Mussoorie Tour Packagesx to choose from, here at Thomas Cook. Also, check out more ways on How to reach Mussoorie

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15 C to 30 C Min/Max temp
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