Delhi to Mussoorie by Road – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

The hill town of Mussoorie boasts a postcard-like experience with alpine forests, glacial river, and the old colonial charm that remains in its structures and vibes. Far from the busy cities, this mountain retreat on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan Range offers exquisite views and a memorable holiday. With our tips and suggestions, you can make your Mussoorie tour memorable and exciting.

Delhi Mussoorie Roadtrip

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Why travel from Delhi to Mussoorie?

The quiet colonial settlement of Mussoorie is a charming locale, trapped somewhere in the 19th century. With its picture-perfect landscape, lined with alpine forests and glacial rivers, this hill station in Uttarakhand is as pretty as it can get. And what better way to enjoy this experience than taking a road trip from the nearest metro city of Delhi? When you book a cab with Savaari, you can enjoy a ride through the Garhwal Himalayan Range. With our completely customizable trip itineraries, your simple drive from Delhi to Mussoorie can become an incredible journey.

Traveling from Delhi to Mussoorie by car

The road from Delhi to Mussoorie makes for an interesting journey through changing landscapes and shifting skyline cities, towns, and finally into the mountain terrain of Uttarakhand. Avail a car rental from Delhi to Mussoorie and enjoy the scenic drive through the northern plains and then through the woods and forests of the Lower Himalayas. You can also directly book a car from Delhi to reach Mussoorie.

Let us help you discover the best routes and travel plans for an unforgettable trip from Delhi to Mussoorie by road.

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Best time to take a road trip from Delhi to Mussoorie by car

Sitting in the Garhwal Himalayan Region, Mussoorie experiences classic mountain weather. The summers are cool and pleasant making it the best time to visit Mussoorie by car, while winters are extremely cold with occasional snowfall. So, if you are looking for outdoor time, then visit during the warmer months. But if you want to enjoy the chilly weather and cosy up by the fire, then definitely experience the winter months.

Route 1: Distance and time taken from Delhi to Mussoorie via Shaharanpur Road

Delhi to Mussoorie distance Via Saharanpur Road

This is the shortest and the fastest route to cover Delhi to Mussoorie distance. It is also the most recommended route by live maps and used by regular travelers. It takes about 6.5 hours to cover about 270 Km on this road to reach Mussoorie from Delhi. This route has tolls and regular Delhi to Mussoorie traffic. But always check for real-time traffic updates and follow live maps for instant information on Delhi to Mussoorie road conditions.

Delhi to Mussoorie road conditions Via Saharanpur Road

Here’s a basic Delhi to Mussoorie road map for this route:

Delhi — Baraut — Muzaffarnagar — Deoband — Dehradun — Mussoorie
Delhi Mussoorie Route1

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Ganeshdham, Muzaffarnagar – Stop by the popular religious site known for enshrining the largest idol of Ganesha. 
  • Deoband – A prominent site of the Deobandi Islamic movement, and many other historic Hindu temples.
  • Shaurya Sthal War Memorial – A memorial site honoring martyrs of Indian army and also a scenic spot. 
  • Malsi Deer Park, Mussoorie Road – Stop by this nature spot for sighting spotted deer and enjoy great mountain views.
Delhi Mussoorie Malsi Deer Park

Places to eat along this route:

  • Lal Haveli Restaurant, Baraut – Themed restaurant with elaborate north Indian flair, good for big groups and families.
  • Eat and Joy Restaurant, Muzaffarnagar – Locally popular city restaurant serving quick meals, good for late night stops.
  • Aqua Park and Restaurant, Tawli – Water park with dining options, family and kid-friendly.
  • Dana Pani Restaurant, Dehradun – Locally popular restaurant, known for great meal options and late hours.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Delhi to Mussoorie via NH 44

Delhi to Mussoorie distance Via NH 44

This is the alternative route to reach Mussoorie from Delhi. The distance between Delhi and Mussoorie on this route is almost close to the previous route but takes a little longer due to road conditions and heavier highway traffic. Presently, most parts of this road are blocked due to roadwork. Before you travel, always check live maps and real-time traffic updates to get the latest information on Delhi to Mussoorie road conditions.

Delhi to Mussoorie road conditions Via NH 44

Here’s a basic Delhi to Mussoorie road map for this route:

Delhi — Sonipat — Shamli — Shaharanpur — Dehradun — Mussoorie
Delhi Mussoorie Route2

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Shamli – A quiet town in northern Uttar Pradesh, good for a stop over and exploring. 
  • Robber’s Cave, Dehradun – A nature spot and popular destination for short treks and forest hikes. 
Delhi Mussoorie Robbers Cave
  • Shikhar Falls, Dehradun – A calm nature spot with sparking waterfalls, great for a refreshing break.

Places to eat along this route:

  • Sagar Hotel Restaurant, Astha – Highway side standard eatery serving north Indian dishes, good for families.
  • Lunch Point Restaurant, Kadhla – Local restaurant serving mouth watering North Indian lunch menu.
  • Kalsang Restaurant, Dehradun – Popular Chinese eatery in Dehradun, good for tourists.

Delhi to Mussoorie Best Route

While you can take any of the two routes, we recommend Route 1 Via Saharanpur Road. The road conditions are excellent and the time taken is less. However, it is advisable to check live traffic updates before leaving for your trip.

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Other means of traveling from Delhi to Mussoorie

How to Reach Mussoorie By Train

You can also travel from Delhi to Mussoorie by train. There are no direct trains from Delhi to Mussoorie and the nearest station is in Dehradun. There are about 15 trains (currently due to Covid) running between Delhi and Mussoorie. The fastest train is Mussoorie Express (14041) which takes about 10.5 hours to cover the railroad distance of 335 KM. For all Delhi to Dehradun train bookings and updated timings, you can visit the Indian Railways website or check with any online travel portal to get the best deals.

How to Reach Mussoorie By Flight

Mussoorie does not have an airport and the nearest airport is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport (DED) which is about 62 Km by car from Mussoorie. The average Delhi to Dehradun flight duration can range from one and half to five hours, depending on the airline or the flight route you take. For your Delhi to Dehradun flight booking, visit any online travel portal for the best deal or check with airline’s direct website. The Delhi to Dehradun flight cost can range from INR 2500 to 4000, depending on the travel season, booking window, and available deals. You can then book a Dehradun Airport to Mussoorie cab – the distance between the two is 60 km.

Explore Mussoorie Like a Local: A Handy Guide

Attractions in Mussoorie for Sightseeing

If you are looking for your garden-variety sightseeing tours, you can visit the Christ Church, the oldest church of the region, or the Sir George Everest Mansion. For a day trek and great mountain views, head to the Lal Tibba or to the Kempty Waterfall for a picnic. If you want to do an offbeat travel, take a walking tour of the town, through the old British mansions, cemeteries. You could also do paragliding or cable car rides in Mussoorie, season and weather permitting. For more outdoor adventures, add Chakrata, Dhanolti, Uttarkashi, and Kanatal to your list.

Mussoorie’s food culture was once heavily influenced by colonial rule. As of today, the town boasts multicultural communities and their influences on local cuisines. But the traces of its old world vibes remain in its traditional eateries.

Drop by these famous eateries* to sample some mouthwatering meals in Mussoorie:

  • Landour Bakehouse, Sister’s Bazaar
  • The Writer’s Bar, Welcomhotel The Savoy, Library Bazar, Gandhi Chowk
  • Little Llama Café, Near Union Church, Picture Palace, Kulri
  • Domas Inn, Ivy Cottage, Landour
  • The Glen, Mall Road

*Due to pandemic, restaurant hours might vary. Check with the restaurants for timings and safety rules before visiting.

Hotels and resorts – Accommodation in Mussoorie

Hotel Name Address
Rokeby Manor Landour Cantt, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179
Dunsvirk Court Luxury Boutique Resort Vincent Hill, Baroda Estate Near Library Chowk, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179
Royal Orchid Fort Resort Tara Hall Estate, Picture Palace Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179
Welcomhotel The Savoy Library Bazar, Gandhi Chowk, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179
Hotel Padmini Nivas Library Rd, The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

Nearby Road Trips

DestinationsDistanceDuration
Mussoorie to Kalsi73 km2 hours
Mussoorie to Dhanaulti60 km2 hours
Mussoorie to Rudraprayag206 km6 hours
Mussoorie to Rishikesh74 km2 hours
Mussoorie to Chakrata81 km3 hours
Mussoorie to Dehradun33 km1 hour
Mussoorie to Nainital313 km7 hours
Mussoorie to Kufri267 km7 hours

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