Mussoorie Travel Guide- Best Timings, Things to do & places to visit in Mussoorie
When thinking about a place where you can spend your weekend surrounded by nature and filled with fun and adventure, you cannot miss it when visiting Mussoorie. This is a perfect destination for everyone looking to beat the scorching India summer heat. The cool temperature, fresh mountain air, various waterfalls, antique shops, and historical artifacts make Mussoorie a hub for travelers.
Explore the beauty of mussoorie with our handcrafted dehradun mussoorie tour packages that includes sightseeing and fun activities to make your trip awesome. Wake up with the warming sunrise and majestic views of mountain ranges, discover natural wonders hidden on off trails, and spend your night under the sky full of stars.
Things to Do
Trekking and Camping
To feel every ounce of nature in Mussoorie, trekking and camping are the best ways to explore the Queen of Hills like a local. Walk down the less-traveled trails through the dense, green forest leading to Hathipaon and spend some time birdwatching on the trek from Happy Valley to Clouds End, which offers mesmerizing views of lush green valleys covered with floating clouds.
Enjoy secluded camping with your loved ones on the grounds of George Everest peak and the beautiful surroundings of hills covered with floating clouds are the best view in all of Mussoorie.
Nearby attractions for camping and trekking near Mussoorie: Hathipaon, Happy Valley, Camel’s Back road, George Everest peak, Lal Tibba, Landour, and many outskirts of Mussoorie.
Best time for trekking and camping in Mussoorie: Any day around the year except for monsoon season- July, August, and early September.
Price: INR 1,500 per person
Boating in Mussoorie Lake
One of the top fun things to do on your way to Mussoorie is Boating. Located around 7 km before Mussoorie Library Chowk, the Mussoorie lake is a popular attraction among tourists. A small lake surrounded by lush green valleys from every corner is an amazing sight to explore while paddling the boat floating on the water. There are few food stalls and restaurants where you cannot miss ‘momos’ and tea by the mesmerizing Mussoorie valley view.
Location: Mussoorie lake
Best time for Boating in Mussoorie: March to June
Price: INR 700 per person.
Fly through the sky like a bird while Paragliding, which is one of the most thrilling and popular things to do in Mussoorie.it is a two-seater paraglider operated by a professional pilot, the second glider. You will be soaring high up to 10,000 ft height that will last a minimum of 1 hour, i.e., 15 km of flying in the. Get a 360 glimpse of Mussoorie valley and capture the experience of paragliding above lush green mountains through the clouds. There is no age bar when it comes to participating in a thrilling adventure. It is one of the exciting things for a fun and adventurous vacation.
Best time for paragliding in Mussoorie: Since it rains heavily in the monsoon, except for this season you can enjoy flying throughout the year.
Price: Rs 2000-10000 per person
One of the new and most popular ways these days to explore the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie is riding a bike on the rough terrain and beautiful Himalayan landscape. Ride the bicycle on the twisted edges and steep trail and discover the less-explored places and enjoy the chase in the mountains with the Mountain Biking experience through the dense jungle trails of Uttarakhand. Ride past the challenges the mountains are throwing in your way and have a fun thrilling experience in Mussoorie.
Location: The old Mussoorie Road, Laal Tibba, Cloud End, the Mall Road, Dhanaulti-Kanatal Road, and all of Mussoorie.
Best time for mountain biking in Mussoorie: You can ride a bike on the roads of Mussoorie and Dhanaulti with the view of lush green, snow-capped mountains covered in the clouds anytime around the year.
Price: You can rent a bicycle from a bike rental provider in Mussoorie at the minimum cost starting from INR 1000 onwards, depends on your choice of bicycle model.
Enjoy the bird’s eye view of picturesque Doon Valley with the amazing zipline experience in Mussoorie. Catch the captivating view of Himalayan foothills from the height of above 600 feet. Tighten your safety harness and put on the gloves and helmet and accelerate up to 50 mph speed to swing across the zipline of around 350 ft. in length. Full training will be given to you by the professionals before participating in the activity to make your experience swifter. The activity lasts for 5-10 minutes that will swing you through the breathtaking views of valleys.
Location: Mussoorie and Dhanaulti
Best time for ziplining in Mussoorie: Anytime around the year is perfect to try the enthralling zipline activity.
Price: The minimum cost is INR 650 per person to share the lifetime adventure experience in Mussoorie.
Places To Visit
The Gun Hill point is the second highest peak in Mussoorie situated at the height of above 400 ft., which offers stunning views of various Himalayan ranges. Witness the mesmerizing sight of the mountains and meadows and watch the mesmerizing sunset from the top point. You will find many food stalls and fun game stalls on the point to add more fun to your trip. Gun Hill is unarguably the best place to visit in Mussoorie.
You can either take a Ropeway to reach the top point at a minimum cost of INR 80 or take an easy uphill trek of 20-min distance through the Mall. The ropeway service is available from 10 am to 6 pm and anyone can ride regardless of age.
Kempty Fall is the most popular sight in Mussoorie among the tourists. Surrounded by the valleys and greenery, bathing in the water streaming from the height of above 40 ft. is the most enjoyable thing to do in Mussoorie. It is located around 15 km from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road, which can be reached via any kind of transportation. The entry to Kempty Falls is open from 8 am to 5 pm between June to October. As the water gets quite chilly in winter and the flow of water is high during the monsoon season.
Nestled graciously amid mountains and trees, Bhatta Falls is a trekker’s haven and has gained popularity among tourists. Located about 10 km before Mussoorie, you will have to walk 15-minute to reach the waterfall and discover the hidden beauty of Doon valley. Splash into the fresh water and enjoy the delicious food and refreshing beverage at a Maggi point near the waterfall. Since the Bhatta Falls is located slightly downhill, the best time to visit is during the winter and rainy seasons.
The Mall Road
To feel nature closely, the Mall Road is a perfect trail to spend your evening strolling on the road beautified with rustic benches and lampposts. There are many modern and local items shops where you can shop for souvenirs and try the local cuisine at a lavish restaurant. Get a chance to meet famous author Ruskin Bond in Cambridge Bookstore. Walk the mountainous trails and visit the unique various markets of Landour market, Sisters market, and Library Bazaar. Sit on a bench placed roadside and admire the view of Mussoorie Mall Road stretched from Picture Palace to Library Chowk, and colonial-style houses remind of the amazing British architecture. Dress like a local and bring beautiful memories of your trip back home.
The Company Garden in Mussoorie is a perfect place for a picnic and a fun day out with your loved ones. Decorated with colorful flowers, man-made ponds, and waterfalls in which you can enjoy a small boat-ride, and fun and adventure rides, everyone is warmly welcome to enjoy their day in the Queen of Hills memorable. Take gifts and decorative items from a wee market inside the park.
Lambi Dehar Mines
Mussoorie houses a couple of eerie places in Uttarakhand among which Lambi Dehar Mines is considered to be one. The place has recorded the deaths of thousands of mineworkers in the 1990s due to the lack of maintenance and safety procedures. It is said that one can hear shrieking voices after sunset which is why locals prefer not to go near the mines and advise tourists to do so as well. The place is open for tourists only for 2 hours during the daytime only to explore the scary side of Mussoorie.
The best season to visit Mussoorie and have all the fun is from April to June if you don’t like cold weather much. You will enjoy the vibrant flowers and lush greenery surrounding the valley from each corner. If you don’t mind the cold weather with the snowfall, then plan the trip between December and January, the place looks surreal with a white sheet of snow.
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