Top ChoiceBuddhist Site in Mussoorie

Happy Valley

Only 3km northwest of town, this scenic outlying region of Mussoorie is famous as the site where the Dalai Lama and fellow exiles arrived in 1959, after escaping from Tibet following Chinese occupation. The...

Cultural Centre in Mussoorie

Mussoorie Heritage Centre

Sitting beneath Landour's clock tower is this impressive heritage centre that's set up by dedicated local historian, Surbhi Agarwal. She'll take you through the displays of collectibles and artefacts from...

Cultural Centre in Mussoorie

Soham Heritage & Art Centre

Part museum, part art gallery, Soham Heritage & Art Centre focuses largely on the culture of the Uttarakhand Himalaya. You'll get guided through the displays of cultural artefacts, historical photography and...

Nature Reserve in Mussoorie

Jabarkhet Nature Reserve

Dedicated efforts have been taking place since 2015 to transform this sizeable tract of privately owned land into a nature reserve, home to abundant animals, birdlife and wild flowers. While you'll need luck to...

Historic Building in Mussoorie

Mussoorie Library

One of Mussoorie's most prominent landmarks is this historical Raj-era library that opened way back in 1843. Its ornate Victoria-style balcony veranda features cast-iron lacework, and it continues to function...

Viewpoint in Mussoorie

Gun Hill

From midway along The Mall, a cable car runs up to Gun Hill (2530m), which, on a clear day, has views of several big peaks. A steep path also winds up to the viewpoint. The most popular time to go up is an hour...

Church in Mussoorie

Christ Church

Built in 1836 and featuring stained-glass windows, this is purported to be the oldest church in the Himalaya.

Historic Building in Mussoorie

Picture Palace Cinema

Mostly a landmark and point of reference, this old movie theatre is now a gaming and entertainment centre.

Church in Mussoorie

Union Church

Dating to 1874, this is one of Mussoorie's oldest churches. It still holds mass services.