About the resort
Imagine looking out of your Mussoorie resort room and being greeted with the views of majestic snowcapped Himalayas. Tucked cosily amid spectacular hills, Club Mahindra Mussoorie resort in Uttarakhand offers you great views, a salubrious hill climate, delicious food, and every kind of creature comfort in an ideal location. It is easily accessible from the nearest town Dehradun at 35 km. The nearest airport, Jolly Grant, located in Dehradun is at 65 km away while the bust stand is just 2kms away.
Located in the beautiful hill town of Mussoorie, the Club Mahindra resort in Mussoorie offers breath-taking vistas of the mountains. When mountain gazing wears you out, go on a rafting session on the Ganges. After quenching your adrenalin rush, take a hike to Lal Tibba, a view point that offers even more spectacular views of the hills than most other places in this region.
The best time to visit Mussoorie is in the months between March and June, which is known as the summer season here. It is a time when the day time temperatures are at their most pleasant (expect temperatures to hover between 21⁰C and 28⁰C in April and May) and you can get a lot of sightseeing and exploration done. The night time temperatures almost always dip below 15⁰C, but if you have packed warm jackets and thermal innerwear, then you will be quite comfortable.
However, if you are not comfortable exploring scenic Mussoorie with several tourists elbowing you around, then you can wait for the autumn season typically between October and November every year. The monsoon season is over by this time, so the roads are safer and not slick. Also, winter is yet to start in earnest, and the weather is quite lovely for a holiday.
The Club Mahindra Mussoorie resort’s rooms are furnished with modern amenities and most of them offer beautiful mountain views such as the Doon valley view. To make your family holiday experience memorable, the rooms of this resort in Mussoorie are also exquisitely decorated. Take a walk around the Mussoorie resort to enjoy the crisp clear mountain air or head to the activity centre for some indoor games. When hunger pangs hit, grab a bite or two at the restaurant of Mussoorie resort, Uttarakhand. After a hectic day, come back to gaze at the stunning scenic vistas from your room in Club Mahindra resort in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
The delicious yet nutritious food of Uttarakhand is mostly cooked in the traditional way on wood fire or charcoal. Whilst in Mussoorie, try the vegetarian dishes Kulath Phanu, Kandalee ka Saag, Gulgula, Kaafli and Arsa. For the meat eaters, there is the special Chicken Korma of the hills that is a must try. In some parts of Uttarakhand, seeds of the bhang plant are used as spices and are locally called Bhanga. If you are visiting during the festive season, do not miss out on the Kesar Halwa during the Basant Panchami festival. Gahat Dal (Kulthi / Horse Gram) that is produced in the hills of Uttarakhand is quite beneficial for health. It is prepared from Gahat, tempered with Gandharein (Angelica Glabris), Asafoetida (Hing) and Cumin (Sauf) seeds.
The onset of spring is celebrated in the hills during January / February (the month of Magh, in local dialect, traditionally). Spring is welcomed by worshipping the Hindu goddess Saraswati. The color yellow is considered auspicious during this time and can be seen everywhere in the form of tilaks and clothes. The colorful spring festival of Holi is the most important cause of celebrations in the hills. If you are travelling in February / March, participate in the intoxicating colors and festivities. The festival is also a photographer’s dream come true. The months of July / August are considered to be the festival months when Hariyala is celebrated. Hariyala is the divine communion of Lord Shiva and Parvati. With this festival of Uttarakhand comes the rains and the bullocks are given rest after hard work in the fields.
A wide range of fun and entertainment possibilities is available for you and your children at the Mussoorie resort in Uttarakhand. Pick from the array of books or indulge in a game of carom / chess at the activity centre of this resort in Mussoorie. Admit your children in the hobby classes and craft workshops at the activity centre of Mussoorie resort. Head to Shivpuri, a popular rafting destination, to indulge in water sports like river rafting and experience the thrill of rafting in icy Himalayan waters. You can make best use of the resort’s plenty of space by indulging in outdoor sports. Spend your beautiful Himalayan evenings playing air hockey in a beautiful set up with the backdrop of majestic hills. The flora and fauna in the mountains are a world apart from the ones in the plains. Discover the high-altitude trees and plants with the help of the resort guide on a nature walk. This walk will also teach your children how to identify different birds and trees in and around the resort in Mussoorie. Walking is the best way to explore Mussoorie. Take a short hike and explore the numerous mountain trails that snake their way up and down the valleys and enjoy the stupendous views. If you are walking in the evening, enjoy the spectacular sunset. The staff also arranges various activities at Mussoorie resort in Uttarakhand such as Bollywood night, Bhangra night, Zombie night or Uttarakhand night for the members to revel in and enjoy their stay. Read through these Club Mahindra reviews to know more on how we delight our members during their stay at this resort in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
The roaring waterfall of Kempty is located on the Yamunotri Road and is only 15 km from Mussoorie. It falls from a fascinating height and is located in breathtaking surroundings overlooking a beautiful valley. If you’d like a pleasant day on by the waterside, head to the Mussoorie Lake on Mussoorie-Dehradun road. You can do pedal boating by looking at the enchanting views of Doon Valley. There is a ropeway that goes up to Gun Hill, which is a fun ride you and your family will love. At 2,122 metres, Gun Hill is the second highest peak of Mussoorie and offers panoramic view of the hills. Very close to the Kempty Falls you will find this amazing picnic spot. Lake Mist is where you can bring packed lunch and spend a day leisurely watching the birds fish in the waters and children chasing each other around in the meadows. Perfect spot for a little family picnic! Established in 1993 the Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary is famous for birds. Don’t forget to check out the exhibits that have extinct bird species from the hills like the Mountain Quail, reportedly spotted in the 1870s.
It is not only the sweeping views of Himalayas that attracts pilgrims to the Surkunda Devi Temple at 9500 feet above sea level. The temple is all decked up in May / June for the Ganga Dussehra festival and it is spectacular to watch. Around Mussoorie, pay a visit to the famous temples Lakhamandal, Tapkeshwar and Santala Devi. These are said to be thousands of years old and are notable for their ancient history. Have a look at this Uttarakhand tourism guide to know more about things to do in Mussoorie & places to visit in Mussoorie with family. Take a Club Mahindra membership and join India’s favorite resort chain - Club Mahindra and choose from over 50+ resorts for your next family vacation.
Club Mahindra Holidays Review: Member Speak
‘Unfortunately, my mother fell ill during our holiday in Mussoorie last year. She could not take the cold temperatures, and developed cough and fever. We were forced to allow her to rest in the room while we went out sightseeing and shopping. But