Mussoorie, one of the most popular and romantic hill stations of Uttarakhand, is sometimes fondly known as the Queen of Hills due to its mesmerising scenic beauty. It is perched at a beautiful height of 6,170 ft and is located 35 km from the capital city of Dehradun. You can feel the colonial influence of Mussoorie even now since it used to be one of the British Raj's favourite summer spots.
Mussoorie is nestled in the Garhwal ranges of the Himalayas and is well known for the stunning views of the lofty mountains, glittering Doon Valley and lush greenery that is reminiscent of a dreamland! If you're a nature lover looking for a vacation spot, then think no more and read about the things you must do when you visit the picturesque hill station of Mussoorie.
Best Time to Visit Mussoorie
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The ideal time to visit Mussoorie is between the months of March to June, the time when most of the country experiences sweltering heat while Mussoorie's climate remains pleasantly cool and balmy.
Here are the things you must try on your visit to Mussoorie.
Paragliding Through The Sky
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Paragliding is a sport where one jumps off a place of high altitude while a harness is attached to the person, allowing him/her to glide through the air. Imagine doing such an adventurous activity while taking in the mesmerising vistas of Mussoorie's pristine nature! You can have this experience of a lifetime at Mussoorie since many adventure clubs provide this service.
Try Roller Skating
You might've watched indefinite number of movies where people skate through the rinks and might have felt an urge to try it out. If you've felt this way before, then you must definitely try roller skating at Mussoorie since it has the largest skating rink in India. Put on a pair of roller blades and give skating a try!
Explore The Mountains Through Trekking
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What better way to connect with nature than trekking through the mighty mountains? Mussoorie is nestled right on the Garhwal hills of the magnificent Himalayas so you can have the best trekking experience at Mussoorie. Some of the popular trekking routes that you can try in Mussoorie include Har Ki Dun, Nag Tibba Summit, Dodital trek, to name a few.
Sightseeing Through A Ride In The Cable Cars
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Mussoorie is spread with splendid places to visit, such as Kempty Falls, Gun Hill, Mussoorie Lake, etc., that are bound to make you fall in love with the hill station. But give sightseeing a completely different take by taking a ride through the cable cars and sky bridges that are available in Mussoorie. See these stunning places from a bird's-eye view and have an experience you'll never forget.
Water Sports And Fishing
Uttarakhand is well known for water sports due to the many rivers that provide an opportunity to indulge in adventure activities. Similarly, in Mussoorie, you can try activities like river rafting or boating through the rivers of Kali, Alaknanda, Kempty, etc.
You can also try fishing or angling for trout fish in river Aglar or river Yamuna, but for this you might need a permit from Mussoorie's Divisional Forest Office.
Shop At Mall Road
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Mall Road is the shopping destination of Mussoorie that has cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops flanked on both sides of the road. The two ends of Mall Road are called Library and Picture Palace by the locals. Shop for various souvenirs or articles of interest, like prayer wheels, shawls, handicrafts, brass statues, etc., from the shops of Mall Road.