From culture to sightseeing to adventure activities- the list of things to do in Mussoorie seems endless. There are multiple things that people from all age groups can enjoy during their trip to Mussoorie. Each one of them is unique and worth visiting. But how about we tell you that there are some enthralling activities that can make your trip to Mussoorie even better?
The sheer beauty of this hill station keeps a lot of people mesmerized, making them think photography and exploring are the best things that can be done here. True!
Where the view of Shiwaliks on one side and the awe-inspiring Doon Valley on the other makes a wonderful combo for nature lovers. Waterfalls, man-made lakes, and other adventure activities in Mussoorie anchor adventure seekers here for a long time.
Without any further ado, Here is a list of some amazing things that you can enjoy during your trip to Mussoorie:
List of 10 Famous Things to Do in Mussoorie
1. Going for a trek
Like every other hill station, Mussoorie also offers a range of activities and one of the best amongst them is trekking. If you are planning your trip to the queen of hills, trekking is what most people enjoy and so can you! It is one of the finest things to do in Mussoorie in the summers. While you enjoy trekking at various trails, sightseeing and exploring the hill station become popular among tourists.
Most of the trails in Mussoorie are covered in dense Oak and Deodar forests. So, when you next visit Mussoorie, pack your trekking boots too!
Best trekking trails in Mussoorie: Hathipaon Trail, Naag Tibba Summit, Benog Hill Trek, Lal Tibba, Kaflani Day hike, Jharipani Waterfall Trek
2. Enjoying the sunset at Lal Tibba
Watching the sunrise or set in the mountains is inexplicably breathtaking. Lal Tibba is the highest point in Mussoorie and a well-known place for enjoying the sunset. This viewpoint is one of the most important tourist places in Mussoorie as it offers a beautiful view of the Himalayan snow-clad peaks and the sun setting in the mountains.
If you trek to this point to enjoy the sunset, do not worry about recharging yourself because there are a few cafes for the same thing. You can sit at one of them to enjoy the food as well as the view.
3. Enjoying watersports at Kempty Falls
Be it the attractions or activities in Mussoorie that we talk about, Kempty Falls is always going to be there on the list. This amazing attraction is popular amongst the visitors for multiple things including sightseeing, water sports, photography, and hiking. There are many activities that visitors can enjoy while they take a trip to Kempty Falls that’s located in the Ram Goan region of the hill station.
Kempty Falls is a top-notch attraction of Mussoorie and a place that has something for every age group. This is why people love visiting here and spending hours enjoying their time.
Activities that can be enjoyed at Kempty Falls: boating, bathing, picnic, hiking, ropeway ride
4. Take a visit to the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of Rajaji National Park which is open for tourists between 7 am and 5 pm. This place is under 5 km from Cloud’s End and makes for a wonderful attraction to visit. Indians have to pay approximately 150 INR for their entry whereas foreigners are charged 600 INR for their entry both of these being for every individual.
The Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is home to multiple flora and fauna, some of which are rare species. The sanctuary is also home to many indigenous and exotic birds. So, while you visit Mussoorie, make sure to plan for a trip to Benog Wildlife Sanctuary.
Activities that can be enjoyed at Benog Wildlife Sanctuary: Spectacular view of mountain peaks like Chaukhamba and Bandarpoonch, exploring the fauna and flora collection, nature walks
5. Enjoy paragliding in Mussoorie
Being a hill station (and one of the best in India)- Mussoorie also offers paragliding activities to all the visitors. Considered to be one of the best adventure activities in Mussoorie, there are several places where you can enjoy it.
Places where you can enjoy paragliding in Mussoorie
|Name||Address||Cost per person||Timings|
|Bhatta Falls Paragliding||Dehradun Road, Bhatta Gaon, Mussoorie 248179||1500 INR for 5 minutes|
5500 INR for 30 minutes
|10 am to 6 pm|
|Mussoorie Lake Paragliding||Mussoorie Lake, Dhobi Ghat, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179||5500 INR for 30 minutes|
10,000 INR for 1 hour
|10 am to 6 pm|
|Temple Pilot Paragliding||Jharipani, Near Oak Grove School, Mussoorie||5000 INR for 20 minutes|
8000 INR for 40 minutes
|8 am to 6 pm|
|Adventure Park Mussoorie||Library Chowk, Chamba – Mussoorie Road, The Mall Road, Mussoorie||2000 INR for 15 minutes||9:30 am to 7 pm|
|Skywing Paragliding||Mussoorie Jheel, Dehradun, Uttarakhand||500 INR for feet gliding|
1200 INR for 10 minutes
|10 am to 7 pm|
|Snow adventure park||Buranskhanda, Dist Dehradun, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand||1200 INR||9 am to 7 pm|
|Dehradun Paragliding Center||Dehradun Paragliding Center, 48 – Khairimansingh, Maldevta Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand||3000 INR||10 am to 4 pm|
The best time to enjoy this sport is between March and June when the sky is clear and you get a good bird’s eye view of the entire Doon Valley and Shivalik range.
6. Adrenaline rushing valley crossing
In the list of things to do in Mussoorie in May and June, one activity stays atop the other and that’s valley crossing. It is a highly daunting and exciting activity that lures a lot of visitors every year. There is a rope that connects two valleys and adventurers are harnessed to the rope using a wheel and a pulley. They are then pushed on the rope with the help of the pulley they are able to roll from one end to the other.
This is a thrilling activity that tests your strength and guts. If you think you have it in yourself, then do try this valley crossing.
Best place to enjoy Valley Crossing: Mussoorie Adventure Park
7. Don’t miss out on Sky Walk Adventure
If you are a braveheart, Sky Walk Adventure is one place where you should not skip visiting. This is a part of Mussoorie Adventure Park and offers an enthralling activity called Sky Walk. All the safety measures are taken during the ride and even the supervisor is a professional. So, while you plan your visit to Mussoorie, head to the Mussoorie Adventure Park and enjoy the adrenaline-rushing Sky Walk activity.
8. Rock Climbing in Mussoorie
Rock climbing is another interesting and amazing activity to enjoy in Mussoorie. A lot of adventurers indulge themselves in enjoying this activity. Of all the other things to do in Mussoorie in summer, people love taking repeated sessions of rock climbing here. There are 5 different zones that are made in the adventure park where this activity is performed. These zones are based on height and people have to pay 500 INR person to enjoy rock climbing.
The five zones are 50 ft, 100 ft, 150 ft, 300 ft, and 600 ft, you can opt for taking any of these climbs. Rest assured that you will be supervised by professionals and have all the protection gears in place.
9. Go for a nature walk
Mussoorie is a very interesting place because where on one hand you have chaotic streets bustling with shops and restaurants, there are secluded and quieter regions like Camel’s Back Road. People usually take a walk or go for a jog to such places. You can head to these places too with your partner.
10. Exploring the Mall Road
Last but not the least, you can go exploring the shops and restaurants at Mall Road. This is one of those activities that’s highly enjoyed by the visitors. From handicraft shops to eateries, the entire Mall Road has several places where one can go and enjoy their time.
There are many amusing activities that the visitors can enjoy while they take a trip to Mussoorie. But the above given 10 activities are the ones that you should not miss. If you wish you can add a few more to the list with our Mussoorie tour packages but if you want to satiate your thirst for adventure, these are capable enough.