When one gets sick of the air-conditioned offices and the same old routine of trying to escape the heat at all times of the day, a getaway is much needed. And there’s no better way to do that than to head to the beautiful hills of northern India. While there are several hill destinations within driving distance from Delhi, there are few which come close to the beauty of Mussoorie. Admired by Indians and foreign tourists for decades now, the charm of Mussoorie is only growing every day.
Mussoorie is a popular tourist destination already but there are a few things which not everyone does when they go to this gorgeous town. Away from the crowds, you can really enjoy the serenity of the hills and take in the beauty of the marvels of nature around you. To make your next trip to Mussoorie truly memorable and unique, we’ve compiled a list of places you should go to and things you should see to enjoy your time off.
Early Morning at Mossy Falls
If a peaceful morning surrounded by nature and away from people is your thing, head to Mossy Falls early in the day. While this is one place in Mussoorie that isn’t too commercial yet, people who have heard about it tend to start visiting during midday. So your best bet is to head there as soon as you wake up, spend a few beautiful hours there in serenity, and leave as the crowds start arriving. Even if you’re not a morning person, the sounds of the water gushing down and the sights of green all around will make all the effort worth it.
Sunset at Lal Tibba
Sunsets can be magical, and one of the places that lets you see the sun go down in all its glory is Lal Tibba in Mussoorie. After a long day of exploring the town, settle down in Lal Tibba at sunset time and watch one of the wonders of nature unfold in front of you. The view of the snow-capped Himalayas and the clear skies will make you want to go there again and again. Even if the day isn’t clear, you can still see the settling flames of the sun against the magnificent Garhwal mountains.
Cable Car from Jhulaghat to Gun Hill
Gun Hill is one of the most popular spots in Mussoorie. It’s the second highest point here and is accessible by cable car from Jhulaghat. This 400-metre cable car ride is absolutely beautiful and offers stunning views of the surrounding areas. The cable car timings differ from summer to winter but it is open throughout the year subject to weather conditions. When you reach Gun Hill, you can settle down in one of the several restaurants for a hot meal or beverage. Walk around, take in the view, and at the end of your visit, take the cable car down. While going up to Gun Hill is definitely exciting, making your way back down will also get your adrenaline pumping.
Get your Adventure Thrills at Skywalk
Imagine walking on a rope high up in the air. Sounds scary, doesn’t it? But it’s also an experience that you can brag about forever. Skywalk in Mussoorie offers this opportunity of a lifetime where you can walk a rope while being securely strapped to a harness. Located in the Snow Adventure Zone, you can also try crossing the Sky Bridge, which is a rope bridge, and ziplining in the same place.
When you’re visiting a place as beautiful as Mussoorie, one of the best things you can do is get a bird’s eye view of the town. Paragliding gives you the chance to do this and more. Not only is the thrill of taking off absolutely crazy, the peace you feel floating high above Mussoorie is unmatched. There are several operators in Mussoorie who are known for paragliding. Find the one closest to you and go flying. Professional pilots will be doing all the work for you so you don’t have to worry about being an expert.
Make Some Wine
Mussoorie has several workshops where wine lovers can make their own wine. You can make wine from grapes, apples, plums, or pears. Every participant in the workshop is guided by a professional who emails the recipes of the wine you make later. If you’re travelling with friends, or as a couple, this is the perfect activity to wind down and relax after a hectic day of being a tourist.
Eat the best omelette you’ll ever eat at Lovely Omelette
This is probably the most famous eatery in Mussoorie but you wouldn’t know it just by looking at it. Lovely Omelette always has lines of people waiting for a taste of their trademark omelette. The people who’ve tried it say it’s the best omelette in the world. Cheese oozes out of it and, with a dash of onions and spices, it is the perfect meal for any time of the day. But reach well ahead of time or you may land up waiting a long time for your omelette.
Meet Ruskin Bond
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For anyone who has grown up with Ruskin Bond’s books by their side, this is an opportunity to cherish. The author, who stays near Mussoorie, meets readers and signs books every Saturday at the Cambridge Book Depot. You never know, you might even get a picture with the legend. Call Cambridge Book Depot in advance to find out his timings for the week and plan your visit.
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