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Things to do in Mussoorie for a wholesome Uttarakhand holiday

Mussoorie holds a high place of admiration among those who want a bright, meaningful escape to break free from the loud, popular “tourist destinations”! The sweeping Garhwal Himalayan range, the brilliant literature shows, the snow-filled December landscapes—if anything, Mussoorie is but a delightful reply to anything that questions India as a holiday destination. Take a look at this quick guide on the exciting array of things to do in Mussoorie.

Best things to do in Mussoorie

1. Indulge in snowfall, a distant dream elsewhere in India

From December to February, you have the privilege of experiencing snow in Mussoorie and we Indians know why it is such a huge deal for us:) Not many a time do we get a chance to indulge ourselves in natural snowfall, nor are there many places in India to do so. One of the best things to do in Mussoorie is admiring the snow-clad views of Chaukhamba and Gangotri peaks from places like Benog Wildlife Sanctuary.

2. Paraglide above the Tehri Lake

Of all the places in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie has the most number of adventurous things to do. If you are planning a honeymoon trip to Uttarakhand or want to include as many adventures as possible in your itinerary, choose Mussoorie over Nainital and Rishikesh any day. You won’t be disappointed. One of the best adventures to try in Mussoorie is paragliding, not anywhere but over the skylines matched by the Tehri lake or the Mussoorie lake.

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3. Ride a cable car to Gun Hill

Cutting to the chase, let’s be realistic. You can’t explore Mussoorie enough even if you stay longer than a usual holiday. That’s why you should hop on a cable car at the second highest peak of Mussoorie and glide through the evening. From Nag Tibba and Banderpoonch, the beauty of the surrounding views knows no bounds.

4. Enjoy scintillating white water rafting in the Aglar River

The Aglar River have favourable rafting conditions for the most part of the year and Uttarakhand tourism board itself offers services and apparatus for river rafting. If it’s the wild kind of adrenaline rush you are looking for, you will really enjoy white water rafting in the Aglar River.

5. Zipline across the Mussoorie Adventure Park

Take in the immaculate views of mountains, mist-wrapped meadows, lush forests and snow-infused skylines while you zipline in the Mussoorie Adventure Park. The adventure cost is also relatively less, around INR 1500 per pax. At last, an adventure that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket!

6. Soak up river Yamuna views at Jwala Devi Temple

Dedicated to Goddess Durga, Jwala Devi Temple is perched majestically atop a hill overlooking the Yamuna river. Spirituality, serene lake views, fresh natural air and everything else here will make your day. Plush resorts galore in the proximity of the temple, and hence it should not be difficult finding a nice place to stay for the night.

7. Trek across the Happy Valley

Anything that touches or concerns the Himalayan range is undoubtedly one of the best treks you will ever take, and the Happy Valley makes it to the top of the list. Prayer flags are swayed back and forth by the gushing winds, the abode of clouds appear closer to you than ever and this could be your most favourite place to visit in Mussoorie.

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8. Taste the classic soupy ramen at Kalsang Friends Corner

How can you visit Uttarakhand and not have a taste of momos, thukpa or at least a typical ramen dish? Find everything under one roof, dine where the locals dine, and that’s Kalsang Friends Corner. The place is famous for its experiment on traditional cuisines with flavourful twists.


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