Mussoorie, one of the most popular hill stations of the country, is often referred to as the Queen of the Hills. Located at about 290 km north of New Delhi, it is a paradise that is captivating for leisure travellers and honeymooners alike. The city boasts of some of the most spectacular views of the Himalayas and has picturesque Himalayan peaks in western Garhwal. From West to East, the mighty peaks of Bandar Poonch, Srikantha, the Gangotri group, and the Chaukhamba offer a mesmerizing panorama. Check out our Mussoorie Travel packages online to know about the places you can discover, the myriad of adventure activities you can participate in, and breath-taking landscapes you can view.
Mussoorie, being one of the easiest accessible hill stations in North India, becomes a bustling resort with hordes of holiday-makers rambling down the central Mall during the peak tourist season. The suburban area of Landour is quieter and manages to retain its old colonial charm. It is surrounded by lush wooded expanses and winding lanes which offers exclusive opportunities for quiet walks. It overlooks the sprawling Doon valley and the city of Dehradun; it is the gateway to Mussoorie and to the entire Garhwal! From an altitude of more than 6150 ft., the views of Doon Valley and the surrounding hills and greenery could be glimpsed. The mists hanging over Doon Valley and the pine forests are absolutely spellbinding. The sunrise is stunning as well which makes it a lovely way to wake up. The curvy roads resembling the back of a double-humped camel and the grandeur of the waterfalls are some of the famous things you can associate Mussoorie with, but they are not the only ones. The competitively priced Mussoorie tour packages at Fortune Holidays Inn & Suites will get you acquainted with the city’s golden amber which rejuvenates the mortal body and kindles the immortal soul. An abundant amount of tourists flock to this town snuggled in foothills of Garhwal, Himalayas every year; the nearer one gets, the more indulgent he becomes.
Things to do
Among the several activities that you could do in Mussoorie, here are the best ones:
1. Hop on A Cable Car
Mussoorie is famously known as the gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines. To explore the town’s several treks, temples, lakes, gardens, waterfalls and a lot more of its charm; hop on a cable car and enjoy the view.
With mesmerizing landscapes, majestic mountains, and lush green valleys drenched in floating clouds, walks and treks are hard to forget. Walk towards the Happy Valley from Library Head, from Valley View to Clouds End, and from Waverly Convent to Company Bagh; these hikes are truly beautiful.
3. Adventure Activities
Explore the Skywalk, one of the most fun things you can do in Mussoorie. Ever fancied walking on a 360 ft. long single wire rope at a height of 120 ft. with free hands? Don’t worry, safety is ensured as you are attached to a supporting wire through a harness. Plenty of other adventure activities here will surely catch your attention.
4. Climb A Mountain
Rock climbing and rappelling are one of the most conventional things done in Mussoorie. With rocks of various sizes ranging from 50 ft. to 600 ft., you can choose according to your ability, physical fitness, and mental toughness.
Mussoorie can offer you one of the best paragliding experiences in India. You can cherish these joyrides on a two-seater glider operated by professional pilots with over 3000 hours of flying experience.
River rafting is one of the most popular things to do in Mussoorie. You can have a thrilling experience of the swift-moving rivers in white-water rafters. With these rivers flowing through deep forests, rocky terrains, mountains, and at times along the snowy slopes; you can be sure to find several picturesque views!
If you are not into adventurous activities and are wondering what to do in Mussoorie; go for shopping! In areas like the Library, Kulri Bazaar, and Landour Bazaar, you can find shops that sell curios, ethnic jewellery, and antiques.
The cuisine of Mussoorie is highly influenced by Garhwali and Tibetan food. So, if dimsums, thukpas, and noodle soups are your favourite; you are in for a treat.
9. Wildlife Safari
During your Mussoorie vacation, go for a wildlife sightseeing tour. The Benog Sanctuary is a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts; the sanctuary houses leopards, Himalayan bears, panthers, and the Mountain Quail. Jabarkhet Wildlife Sanctuary is also equally great for trekking and camping. It houses leopards, langurs, black bears, porcupines, and martens.