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Moving to Mussoorie, India

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 20, 2023

Summary: Mussoorie, India is a popular destination for expats due to its stunning natural beauty and pleasant climate. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Mussoorie offers breathtaking views of the mountains and lush green valleys. The town is also known for its colonial-era architecture, vibrant culture, and friendly locals. Before moving to Mussoorie, it is important to be aware of the language barrier. While English is widely spoken, Hindi is the primary language of the region. Additionally, the cost of living in Mussoorie is relatively low, but it is important to research the local market and housing prices before making the move. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local customs and traditions, as well as the laws and regulations of the region.

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What do I need to know before moving to Mussoorie?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Mussoorie, they said:

"Before moving to Mussoorie, expats should be aware that the city is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and has a temperate climate. Expats should also be aware that the city is a popular tourist destination and can be quite crowded during peak season. Additionally, expats should be aware that the city is home to a variety of cultures and religions, and that English is widely spoken. Finally, expats should be aware that the cost of living in Mussoorie is relatively low, making it an attractive destination for those looking to live on a budget," said one expat in Mussoorie.

"Mussoorie is a hill station--and because of that, most directions include "up from" or "down past", and they're meant in the vertical sense. Be ready and able to walk, or get yourself a driver's license for a car, motorbike or scooter if you're not going to want to walk. Except for the monsoon, the climate is pretty mild. You can buy just about everything you'll need here or down the mountain in Dehradun, so pack your personal sentimental things - furniture, clothing, pots and pans, etc. are all readily available," remarked one expat who made the move to Mussoorie.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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