Mussoorie, the ‘Queen of Hills’ has an irresistible array of activities that will enliven your holiday. Clock up on adventures and tranquillity as you explore some of the best things to do in Mussoorie. Escape the big-city frenzy with leisurely strolls along the mall road. Visit some of the most kid-friendly picnic destinations.
Travel back in time with historical wonders. Shop till you drop and you’d still want to come back for more. Enjoy water sports in the scenic lakes and waterfalls. Mussoorie sightseeing is truly captivating. Given below is a selection of top things to do in Mussoorie. If you wish to read more, do visit our blogs at SOTC website for an in-depth review and discussion and plan your trip with our Mussoorie Tour Packages and other Uttarakhand Tour Packages.
Mussoorie is surrounded by idyllic lakes and buffeting waterfalls. If you are eager to jump into the bliss-pools of natural water bodies, then you are at the right place. You can go for paddle boating and take a refreshing dip at Lake Mist, Mussoorie Lake, Kempty Falls, Mossy Falls and Jharipani Falls. Add more thrills to the fun by opting for a half-day white-water rafting session at Yamuna Bridge.
The cedar and pine forests of Garhwal Mountains are home to some of the most enchanting nature trails. Whether it is the post dinner walk by the Mall road or famous treks and rock-climbing expeditions, you will have a great time keeping up with them all. A walk-through at Bhatoli village will take you into a world where 100-year-old houses still stand proud.
Notable trek routes - Nag Tibba, Lal Tibba Dhanaulti, Camel’s Back road, Bhadraj Temple, Har ki Dun and Dodial.
Leisure detours - Municipal Garden, Happy Valley, Cloud’s End, Hathipaon, Robber’s cave and Landour.
Your pulse will keep up with your eyes as they race from one stunning merchandise to the other. The shops have curated collections of textiles, home décor items, jewellery, electronics and souvenirs. Start with Library Bazaar at Gandhi Chowk to get the real feel of Mussoorie. Dive into the treasures at the Tibetan Market on Mall Road for souvenirs. Kurli Bazaar near the bus stand is your hotspot for trendy apparel and genuine woollens. Wander around the marketplace in Landour for a quiet shopping experience, away from the touristy bustle.
Don’t let serene surroundings mislead you. Mussoorie sightseeing includes some of the most dizzying heights of adrenalin rush.
The hill station is blessed with incredible beauty and a fantastic weather. One of the best things to do in Mussoorie is to visit its famous cafés and restaurants steeped in old world charm. The Char Dukan area of Landour has some of the finest bakeries. Follow its culinary trail into Mussoorie and you’ll get to relish delicacies such as Chocolate Omlette, Sticky Toffee Pudding, berry shakes and mutton burgers.
Mussoorie Heritage Centre offers a deeper understanding of the time-honoured traditions and masterful artistry of the Himalayan region. You can go on heritage walks, buy art pieces and talk to experts about the rich culture of Kumaon Garhwal. Happy Valley gives you a glimpse of the life and times of the Tibetan populace residing here since Dalai Lama made it his first home. While you are there, do hop across to visit K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum in the Municipal Garden premises. Does nature leave you spellbound? If yes, then the Forest Research Institute at Dehradun is an absolute must-visit destination.
Here’s a wine region with a difference. Mussoorie is known for its wine breweries that give us the exotic wines made from plums, ginger, apples and pears. Discover the history of brewing in Mussoorie that goes back to ‘The Old brewery’ established in1832. Take guided tour of the vineyards and the complete winemaking processes. The highlight of your excursion will be the exquisite wine-tasting session that introduces you to Indian and International wines.
Get your binoculars and forest hats. You are about to experience of the most diverse and abundant showcase of avian species and endangered animals. It may be a bit off track as it is 11 km away from Mussoorie but if you add on a couple of other sightseeing destinations then it promises to be a day well spent. Jwalaji Temple, Cloud’s End and George Everest’s House are quite close by.
Grab a sweater if you have to but do step out after sundown. Get together with your friends and head to the famous watering holes such as The Tavern, Marshal’s Lounge, Tapas, Woody Barrel and Dickens. Don’t feel like a drink? Craving for some yummy bakes? Walk into Emily’s restaurant for delicious 24-hour cakes and pastries. For cosy honeymooners, Café Ivy is open till 11:00 PM. The effortless magic of the mountains and stars above offer a stunning view from the gallery.