Geography & Climate

Mussoorie is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located about 35 km from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north from the national capital of New Delhi. This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges is also known as the Queen of Hills. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of 'greater Mussoorie', as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani. Mussoorie has an average elevation of about 1,825 metres (5,990 ft). The highest point is 'Lal Tibba', at a height of about 7500 ft . The name Mussoorie is often attributed to a derivation of 'mansoor', a shrub which is indigenous to the area. The town is in fact often referred to as 'Mansoori' by most Indians. From 1832 the Surveyor General of India's new office of the Survey of India is located at Dehradun,

  • Winter (October to February) freezing weather along with chilly cold winds and snow. The temperature at night can touch to subzero levels and *snowfall* is common from December till mid of February.
  • Summer (March to June) pleasant climate with an average temperature around 37°C and cool breeze in the evenings is the best time for sightseeing and adventures. 
  • Monsoon (July to mid-September) refreshing showers relieve us from the heat of the summers. This is the best time for a person who wants to explore the variety of flora and fauna.