Mussoorie, ‘The Queen of Hill Stations’ is in close competition with Nainital as Uttrakhand’s most popular hill station. Nestled along a 2km ridge, overlooking the Doon Valley it boasts the most stunning vistas of the Himalayas beyond. Our pick of the best places to stay in Mussoorie are great for both relaxation and travelling with the family.
A popular destination during the Raj it has some impressive colonial buildings and bungalows that remain today.
Just off the main Mall road, take the cable car up to Gun Hill. On a clear day it has far reaching views across the Himalayas on a misty monsoon day it is eerily beautiful.
A leftover from the British, Christ Church with its stained glass windows and visible steeple is still a landmark in town. Built in 1836 it is reported to be the oldest church in India.
Like Nainital, Mussoorie enjoys temperate weather in the summer months but can be very busy. During monsoon it is esoterically beautiful, shrouded in mist and in winter, covered in a layer of snow.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Mussoorie are popular spots, so if you want to visit in high season, do yourself a favour and book early!
Both great for those who like to look after themselves and be looked after.
Still not sure which to book? From modern resorts to heritage stays browse through our list of the best places to stay in Mussoorie to start to plan your trip. For a wider selection check out all our recommended hotels in Uttarakhand, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
With views of either mountain or river this traditional hotel, built from local stone, provides a comfortable and great value for money stay. Rooms are spacious with large beds, parquet flooring and soft mauve hues. There is plenty to keep yourself and the young ones entertained on site.
This charming hilltop hotel offers accommodation with stunning mountain views and a calm, quiet garden. The restaurant serves classic Indian curries and continental cuisine - enjoy meals on the peaceful outdoor deck. Bedrooms have an English heritage feel with hard wood floors and large windows.
Part of the Claridges hotel chain providing old school service (a little rusty at times!) and colonial interiors. Great for families, there are plenty of on site facilities such as tennis, basketball plus a gym and spa. The Pavilion restaurant and Victorian Bar serve up Asian and Western dishes.
Built in 1902 this Gothic style property is a grandiose structure. Rooms are decorated in a classic style with pastel blues and yellows. There are vast lawns where guests can enjoy a game of badminton or cricket. A breakfast spread is included in the price whilst meals are served at Fortune Deli.
Rokeby Manor is a charming Himalayan hotel retreat with a quiet spa and outdoor hot tub. The hotel offers guests a number of suites and cosy bedrooms, including a three bedroom cottage. The restaurant has a homely feel and serves Indian and continental dishes. Enjoy peaceful evenings by the bonfire.
Located 90 minutes from Mussoorie this property is prime hill station territory. Boasting contemporary rooms with exposed brick walls, fire places and private terraces benefitting from mountain views. Surrounded by flowery gardens there is a small spa, kids activities and multi-national dishes.
A luxury retreat in the heart of the Indian Himalayas. Spacious modern bedrooms, a large entertainment centre with expansive spa and fitness suite. Offers guests an elegant restaurant and conference space with stunning mountain views. A beautiful spot with plenty of activities for all the family.