Mussoorie, the Queen of hills, with its magnificent lush green tranquil hills, natural beauty, archaic architecture, and as a centre of education and business, is an ideal place for a holiday, a romantic honeymoon as well as a pilgrimage as it is also known as the gateway to the “Gangotri” and “Yamunotri” shrines. It is also famous for Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), where officers are trained for the Indian Civil Services, making it the dream destination of innumerable aspirants.
This colonial hill station is located in the Dehradun District of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range. It stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, and has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year. Though Mussoorie is a delight to visit no matter the season, the best time to visit is from April to June, to enjoy the pleasant Summer, and it is advised to avoid it in Monsoon if you don’t want landslides to disrupt your plans.
Besides the panoramic vistas, the scenic landscapes, meandering rivers and valleys, there are also umpteen things to do in Mussoorie. It has something to offer to everyone, may it be the romantic couples, the adventure seekers, nature lovers or the wanderers.
Here is a list of 21 things you could do at Mussoorie :
1. Bask in the beauty of Kempty falls
2. Shop at “The Mall”
3. Ride the ropeway at Gun Hill
4. Taste the local cuisine
5. Enjoy the view from the highest point of the area, Lal Tibba
6. Soak in the serenity of the Lake Mist
7. Spot the wildlife at the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
8. Walk up to the Cloud’s end, the mark of the end of Mussoorie
9. Trek to Nag Tibba and the Mossy falls
10. Get an adrenaline rush at paragliding and white water rafting
11. Peek into the local culture and get blessing at the Jwala Devi Temple and the Shedup Choepelling Temple
12. Visit the Happy Valley
13. Marvel at the architecture of the Mussoorie Christ Church, which boasts of being the very first Catholic church in all of the Himalayan region.
14. Take a stroll down the vibrant Library Bazaar, bustling with energy and vivacity.
15. Have a funtastic day at the Mussoorie Adventure Park, which offers variety of activities including rock climbing, rappelling, trekking, parallel rope, zip line etc.
16. Go wild with the wildlife safari at the Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, which is the first privately owned and operated wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand, which is also the first of its kind in all of India.
17. Experience nostalgia at Sir George Everest’s House, after whom the world’s highest peak is named.
18. Explore the culture and tradition of Himalayas showcased at The Soham Heritage and Art Centre
19. Picnic at the Company Garden
20. Bird watch at Devalsari
21. Brave the mysterious and haunted Lambi Dhar Mines
So next time whenever you travel to Mussoorie do visit the places mentioned above and describe your traveling experiences to us in the comment section below!