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Best Things To Do in Mussoorie

Wondering about the things to do in Mussoorie? Crowned as the “Queen of hills”, the hillock showcases exceptional artistry of nature, which is worth a visit. With a wide array of beat-skipping adventures to hiking up the majestic mountains, this hill-station one spot for all. Seated at an elevation of almost 2,000 m this upland is a contrast of picture-perfect vistas and lush green carpets of pines. Be it a trip with your bunch of folks or a solo trip, this place owns a gamut of enthralling adventures, which are just perfect to satiate your hunger of amusement. This place showcases an exceptional melange of soothing environs and serenity, which draws tourists from all over the map. Apart from just exploring the adventurous side, here on can also embrace the beauty of the region with alluring places like Mussoorie lake, gun hill point, Mall road, Kempty falls, Bhatta falls, and countless others, which will keep you engaged all through the trip.

Love taking a part of the trip back home? Stroll through the streets of the region and explore the pretty little things it owns. Be it the vibrant colored Kaftan tops or finely crafted handicrafts, this place is packed with an abundance of it. As a part of the excursion, here you can wander in several markets namely the Library, Landour Bazaar and Kulri market, which has almost everything you are looking for. A vacation at this hillock will definitely be a memorable one, as there is no dearth of remarkable places. In these markets, you can also pick up leather bags and silver ornaments, which are a creation of the land itself. Don’t let the price tags disappoint you, all you need to do is bring your bargaining skills in action and get the thing at minimal price possible. Are you a wildlife lover? Make a visit to the Benog Sanctuary, which is a must-visit destination, as it possesses an excellent collection of flora and fauna. Ranging from the Leopard Himalayan bear to Mountain Quails, here one can spot all of them. If you are a true explorer and wish to traverse each and every segment of the hillock, then you can hire a bike and roll through the land of picturesque settings. While you opt for this activity, you can not only witness the explored corners but you will also come across some virgin, unexploited segments, which will be a treat to your eyes.

Dive in an oasis of spectacular things to do in Mussoorie, which encompasses witnessing the cable car, sparkling kempty fall, alluring gun hill point and a lot more. Are you looking for exceptional adventures which will make your heart stop thumping? Well, you have landed up to the right place, as here you can experience a bag full of exciting activities in Mussoorie.  Here you can quench your thirst of adventure and create a whole new experience in your book of adventures, by hiking up the bewildering trails it has to offer. Here you can trace, the gun hill point, clouds end and various other places which exhibit mesmerizing views of nature.

Once you have covered the lands within the region, then you can travel the trails surrounding the region for which Mussoorie is a base camp. If this is not enough for you, then don’t be disappointed as here you can experience a whole lot more amusing adventures like rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking, and various others. Apart from this, here you can also fly like a bird and embrace the beauty of the majestic hills from high above the ground. Rafting is another activity, which gives one thrill, and this can be witnessed here. Looking for a refreshing retreat? Mark your footprints at the Bhatta Falls, which is tucked amidst the Doon Valley and is filled up with serenity and freshness. A visit to this will undeniably rejuvenate each and every corner of the mind and soul.

Apart from this, here you can also luxuriate at the stellar resorts, which caters to warm hospitality and keeps up the spark of closeness to nature alive. When you have witnessed the long list of things to do in Mussoorie, then you can come back to your dwelling and relax. Stays like JW Marriott, Jaypee residency, Fortune resort grace, Mussoorie Gateway, and several others, which are packed with a bounty of top-notch amenities. Whether you looking for a blend of heritage feels and enchanting nature, or round the clock service, here you can have all of it. Also, the rooms are equipped with ultra-modern facilities and the luxury stays have all the amenities like spa, outdoor pool, room service, access to Wifi and a whole lot more.

Give your taste buds a treat with the lip-smacking cuisine of the upland, which is indeed one of the best things to do in Mussoorie. Jam-packed with a remarkable count of cafes, here one can savor amazing delights at places like Domas Inn, Kalsang, Trout house grill and bar, JW cafe and numerous others. With places like the Writer’s Bar, one can immerse in a state of elation with its heritage feels and also treat the taste buds with a wide range of culinary. If you love gazing at nature then make a visit to the Wisteria Deck, which is seated at a high elevation and from here one can embrace the lure of breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and also enjoy the variants of cuisines. Boasting with a big list of activities to do in Mussoorie, a trip to this slice of Himalayas will be a remarkable one, and here one can create long-lasting memories to cherish lifelong. Still pondering why Mussoorie? Make a visit to this quarter and you will get your answers!

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Attractions

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Lal Tibba

In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit.

Location: It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level.

Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this there is camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba are also popular amongst the shoppers as there are a number of markets in the nearby areas.


Best Time: The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there maybe leeches here.
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Mussoorie

Known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and was discovered by Captain Young in the 18th century. It serves as a perfect getaway to escape from the heat of Delhi summers and is located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. Mussoorie has its emerald hills enveloped in thick, rich greenery and attracts tourists from all over the country!  You can explore the quaint marketplaces in Mussoorie and sightsee some of the popular landmarks in the area such as Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.

Mussoorie is undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in the country. Home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie offers the most enchanting panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the Doon Valley.

Distance from Delhi: 270km

Best time to visit: March to June and September to November

Attractions: Gun Hill, Waterfalls, Lakes, Benog Wildlife sanctuary, Tibetan Buddhist temple,  Sir George Everest's House and Nag Devta Temple

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Boating, Ropeway Rides and Temple Visits

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Camel's Back Road

Camel's Back Road is one of the most visit locations in Mussoorie. A peaceful and calm walk in the lap of nature will assure absolute peace and calmness. It is a 3 km long road and is called as the Camel Back Road because of the presence of the natural layout of the rocks that are in the shape of the camel humps.

Location: The Camel Back Road starts from the Library Point and goes up to the Kulri Bazaar. Dehradun railway station is 34 km from here and the Jolly Grant airport is 56 km from here.

Highlights: From the Camel Back Road the visitors can enjoy the romantic sunrise and sunset with some snacks and the amazing backdrop of the Doon Valley.


Best Time: You can visit the Camel’s Back road anytime but keep in mind during the summer months the road is extremely crowded especially during morning or evening.

Cost: Admission to the road is free.
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Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls is said to be one of the most prominent waterfalls in Uttarakhand. The falls are encircled by high mountain cliff. Since the water falls from a great height, it is believed that this water further divides in 5 different streams. Being present on the Mussoorie-Dehradun Highway, the Kempty Falls attracts a number of tourists from across the country.

Location: Kempty Falls is located about 15 km from Mussoorie and lies at an altitude of about 4500 feet above the sea level. The sacred River Yamuna is about 12 kms from here.

Highlights: Kempty Falls was initiated as a picnic spot in 1835 by the British officer John Mekinan. It has a perennial waterfall making it an interesting picnic spot for all. You can even take a bath under the fresh waters of the waterfall.


Best Time to Visit: Summer months of March and June are ideal since the weather is pleasant.
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Mussoorie Heritage Centre

Mussoorie Heritage Centre was commenced in the November 2013 with the idea of preserving and showcasing the Heritage of Mussoorie and the adjoining areas.

Location: Mussoorie Heritage Centre is located at a distance of about 3 km from Library Bus Stand. This is a private enterprise that is situated on the Chamunda Peeth Temple Road in Mussoorie.

Highlights: The Soham Heritage and Art Centre displays the tradition as well as the culture of the Himalayas by way of paintings on canvasses, sculptures, frescoes, murals and scrap art. Housing a collection of local heritage artifacts – clothes, musical instruments, vessels, jewelry among, other things, this heritage center is truly a must visit for all. Bird watching is an interesting activity to carry out here.

Best Time: Mussoorie Heritage Centre is open on all days except Sunday. The visiting hours for the centre are 9 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM.
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Shedup Choepelling Temple

Shedup Choepelling Temple is often referred to as the Tibetan Buddhist Temple. It is today one of the most popular shrines in the region. The temple is established by the Tibetan community of Mussoorie and is a true exemplary of the Tibetan architecture. Clay lamps, surrounding blooming flowers, bright interior walls and the prayer flags amplify the beauty of the shrine.

Location: The Shedup Choepelling Temple is nestled in the beautiful Happy Valley. To reach the Shedup Choepelling Temple follow the address, Happy Valley Road, Near IAS Academy, Mussoorie, Dehradun, 248179, Uttarakhand.

Highlights: The Tibetan Buddhist Temple offers a beautiful view of the majestic snow-capped mountains and green valleys of Mussoorie.

Price: There is no entrance fee levied.

Best Time: The Shedup Choepelling Temple is open on all days but the best time to visit the temple is between 05:00 am – 12:00 pm and 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm.
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Gun Hill

Gun Hill is one of the most prominent tourist attractions for the tourists who visit Mussoorie. It is the second highest peak in Mussoorie. Irrespective of the time of the month, do carry woolen clothes with you. Views from the top of the Gun Hill peak are bound to leave you spell bound.

Location: Gun Hill is situated at a small distance from the Mall Road.

Highlights: Cable car ropeway that is one of the key adventure sports here. Other attraction is the balloon shooting which is great for people who wish to test their shooting skills.



Best Time: The best time to visit Gun Hill is during the summer months of March and June. Avoid taking the ropeway between the time of 4:00pm and 6:00pm since this is the peak time for tourists.
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Library Bazaar

Library Bazaar is the focal taxi and the bus terminal points to enter the township of Mussoorie. Popularly known as the KitaabGhar, the Library Bazaar is so called library found in the 1843 that is present on the first floor of the fantastic building. This is also one of the few libraries found in India.

Location: The Library Bazaar is beautifully tucked between the Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Gurudwara Singh Sabha, the Amania mosque and the Christ church. It stretches up to the Mall road and is popular for its vegetarian and non-vegetarian serving restaurant, luxury and budget hotels, fancy showrooms, gift shops, dhabas, and the small shops to cater to the daily needs of the consumers. 

Highlights: The architecture of the library bazaar speaks volumes about the colonial association of the building.

Best Time: The library is open on all days between 09:00 am – 08:00 pm.

Price: There is no entry fee.

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Traveller Tales From Mussoorie

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Rukhmani Adiga

20 May 2016

Best suitable for beginners, but care is required while trekking. We had taken all safety measures before the trip and no doubt we had awesome experience.

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Archan Nambeesan

10 May 2016

What an experience it was. we came across a lot of greenery items in between that was looking cool but were poisonous. The trail was marked and guide was with us so the whole experience was like explor...

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Govinda Pandey

03 December 2015

·Offering exciting adventure sports, Snow Adventure Zone, Mussoorie promises to offer an enthralling experience to those who are young at heart and adventuresome. Loved to be there with my friends.

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Vidhya Bandopadhyay

17 November 2015

The great Himalayas will always play hide and seek with you when you get here! It is so beautiful and stunning that its hard to believe it exists in India! Had a lot of fun!

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Gautam Shah

27 January 2016

I was looking for some beauty and adventure, far from the metro noise and Nagtibba trek was a combination of both. Enjoyed a lot with my family.

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Jitendra Khatri

03 November 2015

I had a great time, every activity was intriguing and the never ending adventure was all breathtaking views of the valleys, trees and meadows, truly a sight for sore eyes. A big thanks to everyone who

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Brajendra Bharadwaj

06 May 2016

The place offers some of the best thrilling and adventurous activities there like the Sky Bridge, Zip Swing, Zip Line, Sky Walk, Valley Crossing, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, ATV (Quad Bikes). We also pa...

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Akshayakeerti Iyengar

12 April 2016

Nagtibba trek was like walking on clouds, really the beauty of the place lies among the straight mountains and curvey valleys. The people i met there were really nice to me, one of the awesome travelli...

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Aagam Rana

28 December 2015

Trekking was difficult to me, lower grounds are quite good to stay. Enjoyed the stay but not the trek.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Mussoorie

  • Q. What are the best things to do in Mussoorie?

    Below mentioned are the best places/things to do in Mussoorie:

    • Kempty Falls

    The thunderous Kempty falls, located amongst scenic surroundings, are a must-visit while in Mussoorie.

    • Lal Tibba

    Revered for its jaw-dropping views, the highest peak in Mussoorie, Lal Tibba also has a Japanese telescope to give tourists a clearer view of its breath-taking environs.

    • Active Sightseeing

    Cable-car rides, rope suspension and sky bridges add to the sightseeing experience in Mussoorie. Kempty Falls, Happy Valley, Gun Hill and Mussoorie Lake are popular spots for the same. Mussoorie lake has a small waterfall nearby and is a picture perfect locale. Camel’s Back Rd. is frequented by tourism photographers for the stunning views it provides.

    • Adventure Sports

    Mussoorie is known for its wide array of adventure sports including trekking and hiking on Lal Tibba, besides the Har ki dun trek and Dodital trek. Its also replete with adventure activities like ziplining, rope walking, sky bridging, rappelling and rafting.

    • Happy Valley

    Vestiges of the Tibetan settlement in Mussoorie are evident here. Happy Valley is a Buddhist area, quaint in its far-eastern charm. It’s also a pretty place lined by oak and deodar trees and decorated with small eateries at every nook and corner.

    • Christ Church

    Admire the splendid architecture and stained glass display at Christ Church.

    • Sir George Everest’s Home

    An erstwhile house, now a museum, this place belonged to Sir Everest after whom the mountain is named. The museum has an interesting collection of photographs and artefacts.

    • Jwalaji Temple

    Pay a visit to this house of worship which has a shrine of Lord Durga.

    • Shopping

    The Mall Road in Mussoorie is a shopper’s delight. In addition, there are Landour and Kulri Bazaar, which sell eclectic woollens, windcheaters and shawls, apart from antique curios, period furniture and rustic jewellery.

    • Lake Mist

    This picturesque lake, cradled by the nearby forest, makes for an idyllic picnic locale. Enjoy boating here.

    • Municipal Gardens

    The gardens are picture-perfect and boast a variety of flowers such as peony, dahlia, petunia and pansy. The ticket is Rs. 5/person.

  • Q. What are the best adventure activities to do in Mussoorie?

    Mussoorie is replete with innumerable adventure activities and sports. Some of the most adrenalizing things to do here include:

    • Trekking and Camping

    Mussoorie makes for an ideal trekking destination, barring the months of monsoon. Scaling Lal Tibba, the highest peak here, is an unparalleled experience. Other camping and trekking options include Dodital Trek, Yamunotri Saptarishi Kund Trek, Har ki dun Trek et cetera.

    • Walking and Cycling

    The serene and salubrious ambience of this hill station makes it a wholesome place for a stroll or a bicycle ride. Some of the prettiest tracks here are from Happy Valley to Library Rd, from Valley View to Clouds End and from Waverly Convent to Company Bagh.

    • Skywalk

    This is a thrilling ropewalk, over a 350 ft long wire rope, at a height of almost 120!

    • Zip Lining

    This is a rapid, fun activity for true adventure travellers. You are harnessed with the help of a rope and then made to slide down it at a speed of 50 kmph.

    • Zip Swinging

    Zip Swinging is an uber bingo as it combines the thrill of a giant swing with the kick of zip lining.

    • Rock Climbing

    Mussoorie is studded with rocks of all sizes, making it conducive to the sports of rappelling and rock climbing.

    • Caving

    At Burans Khanda, there are many caves, set in haunting alpine forests that tourists can explore and enjoy as a group activity.

    • Mountain Biking

    The rugged contouring and steep valleys in this area make ATV and mountain biking more exciting and pleasurable.

    • Paragliding

    There is nothing like the aerial adventure of paragliding for a spectacular view of the hill station! The costs range from Rs. 2000-10000 per head.

    • Water Sports

    The waters of Mussoorie are excellent spots for boating, fishing and river rafting!

    • Ice Skating

    Mussoorie has India’s largest roller-skating rink. The Rink in Kulri Bazaar and Jaypee Resorts are popular venues for this activity.

  • Q. Which are some famous campsites in Mussoorie?

    Famous campsites in Mussoorie are on the way to Lal Tibba, Nag Tibba Summit, Bhadraj Temple and Forest Trek, Har ki dun Trek, Dodital Trek and even en route Sir George Everest’s house.

  • Q. Which are the most adventurous places for trekking in Mussoorie?

    Lal Tibba, Nag Tibba summit, Har ki dun, Dodital, Yamunotri Saptarishi Kund, Jwali Devi Temple and Jabharkhet Nature Reserve trek are the most adventurous options in Mussoorie.

    While the highlights of most is scaling the rugged mountains, Jabharket Trek promises education about the flora and fauna of Jabharkhet Wildlife Sanctuary and is a must for nature lovers.

  • Q. What are the things to do during corporate team outings in Mussoorie?

    The best corporate team outings are both pleasurable and exciting. Adventure parks make for good excursions as these include outdoor sports such as abseiling, rock climbing, sky bridging and rope walking.

    In addition, trekking to Lal Tibba is an enthralling group activity and so is walking through the roads of Happy Valley, soaking in the Buddhist culture. Also, Mussoorie hosts many winemaking workshops throughout and vinification can make for an offbeat corporate outing.

  • Q. Which are the best destinations for a wildlife experience in Mussoorie?

    Benog Wildlife Sanctuary

    The verdant pine forests of Benog Sanctuary, overflowing with the bounty of an active ecosystem, makes the place is a must visit for nature enthusiasts. The Sanctuary is home to the Ghurul, Leopard Himalayan Bear, Panther and also very rarely, the exotic Mountain Quail.

    Jabharkhet Wildlife Sanctuary

    This reserve makes for a great trekking and camping destination in addition to its complete wildlife. You may spot leopards at night in this sanctuary. The flora and fauna here boasts leopards, langurs, black bear, porcupines and martens. The forest is covered in thick growth of rhododendron and berry and fruit trees. Birdwatchers and laymen alike will notice flocks of thrushes, jays, magpies, songbirds and exotic species of vultures.

  • Q. Which are the best locations for paragliding in Mussoorie?

    Lal Tibba scenic Point, Mussoorie Lake and the nearby Lakhamandal, are areas in and around Mussoorie, conducive to the aerial adventure of paragliding.

    Costs range from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 10,000 per person depending on duration of flight.

  • Q. Which are the best routes for mountain biking in Mussoorie?

    Mussoorie to Dhanaulti makes for a scenic and fun biking tour. In addition,

    Purkal-Rajpur Bike Tour

    Covers a distance of 35 km and acquaints you with the Uttarakhand village life.

    George Everest Bike Tour

    One of the best for adventure tourists, this tour starts from Barlowganj and is a long bike trail. It includes a visit to the Nag Devta temple and a scenic trip down the road towards Waverly School.

    Chhasket Bike Tour

    Begins from Clouds End and makes for a serene trail that culminates in the quaint village of Chhasket.

    Mountain Quail Bike Trail

    This is a trail circuit that traverses the Vinog Sanctuary and is a treat for nature lovers.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy rock climbing in Mussoorie?

    Kempty Falls offer various sizes of rock, suited to climbing. The area near Buddhist Temple also makes for a great location for rock climbing. Burans Khanda also has potential for the sport. Apart from natural rock climbing, there are many adventure resorts that provide this activity in Mussoorie.

  • Q. Which are the best destinations for rappelling in Mussoorie?

    Burans Khanda is a great destination for rappelling in Mussoorie apart from Kempty Falls and the area at the backside of Camelback Road. Snow Adventure Zone also offers various degrees of rappelling and rock climbing.

  • Q. What are the things to do in snow adventure zone in Mussoorie? What are its charges?

    Snow adventure zone is a resort known for its wide range of adrenalizing sports for adventure tourists. It provides an array of activities including Skywalking, Ziplining, Paintball, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Caving, Trekking and Mountain Biking.

    Costs depend on the type of activity, but mostly range from Rs. 300-1000/ride.

  • Q. Which are the best sites for fishing in Mussoorie?

    Mussoorie is popular for freshwater fishing. The Aglar River and Yamuna River offer good catch.

    The hill station is known for its Trout, Maund and Mahseer fish.

  • Q. Where can I try zip lining in Mussoorie? What are its charges?

    The best areas for ziplining in Mussoorie are at Kempty Falls and Happy Valley. This are offered by Mussoorie Adventure Park and Snow Adventure Zone, among other outdoor sports centres.

    Charges are Rs. 300 onwards for zip lining and zip swinging.