For a soothing escape, a trip to the hills is always the best idea because the lush green valleys, epic mountain views, some adventure and the touch of those gentle winds on the face is always a mesmerizing experience. Mussorie, a hill station in India has gained a lot of fame for nature and wildlife and adventure activities like Hiking, Ziplining, Rafting etc. Not only this, you’ll get to enjoy shopping, winemaking, food tours and much more during your vacation.
If you are a sucker for scenery and nature excites you, go hiking early in the morning to witness beautiful landscapes. Exploring mountains by walking through nature trails, seeing birds, flora and fauna is a feast for eyes and lost souls looking for tranquillity. During my trip, I went for a hike with my friends to witness the sunrise and experience my favourite kind of blues and greens – plants and mountains. Floating clouds, a serene atmosphere and a fun walk with your friends is a picture that is hard to forget. Happy Valley hike, Nag Tibba and Kempty fall hike are some popular hiking options in Mussoorie.
For viewing whole city views, Doon valley and Himalayan range, a ropeway to Gun hill is a famous tourist activity to enjoy in Mussoorie. The views you get during this journey are just eye captivating and a satisfying experience to have. If you are travelling with your kids, then do enjoy this ropeway trolley experience with them and have some fun moments together.
A person can never be tired of shopping and when you visit a new place, shopping is a must-have experience as you can get beautiful souvenirs for yourself and your special ones. Kulri Bazaar, Library and Landour Bazaar are the main shopping places to explore in Mussoorie where they sell handicrafts, antiques, silver jewellery, books and much more. While roaming around the Mall Road, you will find a Vibrant Tibetan Market famous for its shawls, sleeping bags and sweaters at affordable prices. In my opinion, Woolen garments and handicrafts should be on your shopping list.
Rafting is a thrilling experience that every adventure junkie should have while vacationing in Mussoorie. White water rafting will take you through majestic mountains, deep forests, and sometimes snowy slopes too. Dhauliganga, Alaknanda, and Kali river have some difficult rapids and yes, white water rafting is a challenging activity but a professional instructor will be there for your safety and ensure that you have out of the world experience.
- Explore the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary
A perfect activity to enjoy with family and kids, a visit to Benog Wildlife Sanctuary can be an exciting experience as it is a bird-watching paradise. The Sanctuary provides shelter to colourful birds and some wild animals. Being located in quaint hills, one can enjoy refreshing views of Bandar Punch hills and Chaukhamba hills.
If you are a wine lover, this offbeat activity is especially for you. Winemaking is an art and you can master this art at the workshops held in Mussoorie. A variety of wines made from apple, plum, grapes, pears etc is taught during the workshops and their recipes are given. And the best part is, these workshops have wine tasting sessions as well. So, don’t miss out on this golden chance while you are in Mussoorie.
I have mentioned all the experiences you should have in Mussoorie which are worth your time and let you enjoy your holiday to the fullest. So, what are you waiting for? Prepare for your trip and come to this heavenly hill escape soon to indulge in these awesome activities and experiences.