The queen of hills Mussoorie is a crowning glory and a treasure of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand. Located very close to Dehradun, Mussoorie has gained popularity as one of the best hill stations to go with family. Blessed with bountiful vistas and very well-preserved culture, this Pahadi getaway is also a great way of starting your married life in a positive and peaceful manner. Mussoorie is situated at a comfortable altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level which means that it doesn’t get unbearably cold during the winter or extremely hot during the summer season. It creates the perfect weather condition where you can experience a pleasant, cool and calming environment. However, it is not one of those places where you can go exploring throughout the year. Before planning a trip to Mussoorie you need to know when it is the best time to visit and which months to avoid.
Here is everything you need to know about the best time to visit Mussoorie:
Summer in Mussoorie
Summer has to be one of the most popular times of tourist influx in Mussoorie. The months of March to June constitute summertime in Mussoorie and are also the best time when the weather conditions are favorable for traveling. You can beat the scorching heat of the plains by making your way to Mussoorie where you will be greeted with cool winds, clear blue skies and lush greenery, and flowers in full bloom. The weather remains moderately cool throughout these summer months where the temperature ranges between 15 to 25 Degrees Celsius.
It is the perfect time to also go out of Mussoorie and explore more through trekking, camping, hiking expeditions, and other explorations in some of the famous sightseeing places here like Laal Tibba, camel’s back, the mall road, gun hill point, and George Everest House, among many others. If you are a curious soul who loves exploring new places and learning about the place they are traveling to then Mussoorie is the place to be. Summer is a perfectly safe time to travel to Mussoorie with your family for a fun-filled road trip!
Winter in Mussoorie
October to February is the winter months in Mussoorie. Being located in Garhwal Himalayas, it is really a treat for people who love to spend their holidays in a winter wonderland. During winter Mussoorie turns into an idyllic Himalayan village and everything gets covered in a layer of beautiful white, soft snow. If lucky you may even experience snowfall! Even if it snows, staying in Mussoorie will make it extremely memorable, only remember to pack right.
By Mid – December the roads start getting blocked or unmemorable due to the snow but the local authorities make it a point to clear out the routes as soon as possible. Although technically off-season, winter is a very good time to travel if you pack the right winter clothing like warm layers, Puff Jackets, Mufflers, Socks, Gloves, and other winter clothing.
Monsoon in Mussoorie
Monsoon on the hills is very different from the ones people experience in the plains or the southern part of the subcontinent. Due to the jagged terrain, the monsoon in Mussoorie is harsh and not one of the best times to make travel plans to anywhere on the hills. July to September mark the monsoon season in Mussoorie and most parts of the Himalayas except the rain shadow parts. This has to be the certified monsoon season as the roads are susceptible to landslides and over-flooding of the rivers. Even the smallest streams could get flooded and destroy roads and livelihood in the low-lying areas.
While on one hand, it is dangerous to travel to Mussoorie during the monsoon season, on the other hand, this off-season time is the best especially if you love the grey and dark contrast to the green hills. It is also the best time to visit if you are looking to make use of some great money-saving deals on hotels and transportations. It is the best time to go there, stay mostly indoors, and experience the peaceful and quiet vibes. However, if sightseeing is in your mind then that won’t be possible. If you live nearby then you can make a visit here possible by checking the weather forecast beforehand and planning travels during the sunny day windows.
Best Time to Visit Mussoorie
April to mid-July is considered to be the best time to travel to Mussoorie. The weather is perfect for sightseeing and venturing out further. Going on treks and hikes will be a regular part of your daily life. This is also the peak travel season not only in Mussoorie and Dehradun but also in the other parts of Uttarakhand. The weather offers a perfectly safe opportunity for you to go on-road or bike trips or even solo adventures. Mid-July is the time when monsoon season is just about to start so the temperature drops a bit but remains very cool and comforting. A great way to spend your summer vacation with family and loved ones.