Top 10 Things To Do To Experience In Mussoorie

Written By: Mehrosh Shamim

Mussoorie offers something for everyone, whether you're searching for a tranquil getaway from the city or an exciting adventure. You can go trekking, boating, paragliding, rock climbing, or valley crossing. Check out the detailed list of things to do in Mussoorie that is provided below:

1. Trekking

The most popular adventure for thrill-seekers in Mussoorie is trekking. Travellers can engage in trekking at a number of spots in Mussoorie, including the Bhadraj Temple trip, the Nag Tibba Summit, the Har ki Dun excursion, the Dodikal trek, and more. Most of the hikes in Mussoorie are considered low- to moderate-intensity hikes. It is always advisable to examine the optimum time to go trekking because the activity could be cancelled due to inclement weather or other factors. 

  • Best Season: March and June

  • Cost: The price of trekking in Mussoorie varies depending on the time required, distance travelled, facilities provided, etc. and ranges from INR 1700 to INR 3500 per person.

  • Ideal Duration: Trekking in Mussoorie can take 1-2 days or longer, depending on your preferences.

  • Distance From Mall Road: 9 km

2. Rock Climbing

The most common thing to do in Mussoorie is rock climbing. Mussoorie has rocks ranging in size from 50 to 600 ft. One can make a decision based on their ability, physical fitness, and mental toughness. The activity will last about 40 mins and will involve ultra-strong wires and cables attached by a harness around the waist.

  • Cost: INR 300-400 approx 

  • Age Limit: 14 to 45 years

  • Weight Range: 30-60 

  • Ideal Duration: 40 minutes

  • Distance From Mussoorie: 18 km

3. Paragliding 

It provides paragliding joyrides in two-seater gliders flown by qualified pilots with more than 3000 hours of flight time. Flights in Mussoorie are lengthy excursions lasting at least one hour (15 km) and reaching altitudes of 10,000 feet.

  • Cost: INR 1500-3000 approx

  • Age Limit: Above 14 years 

  • Weight Range: Above 35kgs and below 90kgs

  • Ideal Duration: 2-5 minutes 

  • Distance From Mall Road: 8.7 km

4. Rafting

One of the most popular activities in Mussoorie is white water rafting. White water rafting can be attempted on the difficult rapids of the Alaknanda, Dhauliganga, and Kali Rivers. Since the activity is led by qualified instructors in a strict safety environment, the Uttarakhand Tourism Board is one of the best rafting operators in Mussoorie.

  • Cost: INR 1500-2000 approx

  • Age Limit: Above 12 years 

  • Weight Range: Above 30 kgs and 100 kgs

  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 hours

  • Distance From Mall Road: 20 km

5. Sky Walk

In this exhilarating sport, you must hold both hands in the air while walking along a 360-foot single-wire rope at a height of 120 feet. There will be adequate safety gear available to you to prevent you from falling. Moreover, Mussoorie's majestic mountains can be seen.

  • Cost: INR 350-500 approx

  • Age Limit: Above 6 years

  • Weight Range: Above 10 kgs and below 100 kgs 

  • Ideal Duration: 7 minutes 

  • Distance From Mussoorie: 20 km

6. Mountain Biking

You will unwind during the two-hour trip from Mussoorie to Dhanaulti as you go over the curvy roads. The mountain riding activity demands expert cycling skills, the ability to handle mountainous terrain, and a working understanding of Mussoorie's mountains.

  • Cost: INR 300-600 approx

  • Age Limit: 10-60 years

  • Ideal Duration: 2 hours

  • Location: Mussoorie, Dhanaulti 

7. Valley Crossing

You will be tied down, given gloves, and elevated to a height of 60 feet for this activity. It will take 7 minutes to reach a distance of 240 feet. In this, a harness and pulley will be used to secure you as you glide down a series of extremely sturdy wires or zip lines.

  • Cost: INR 350 approx

  • Age Limit: 10-60 years

  • Ideal Duration: 15 minutes 

  • Distance From Mussoorie: 18 km

8. Zip Swing 

One of the most famous things to do in Mussoorie is Zip swing, which offers the fun of both a zipline and a giant swing at a height of 80 feet. When you are tethered and hooked to a wire rope, you initially zip along the wire rope until you reach the middle, at which point you are forced to swing 80 feet in the air before returning. 

  • Cost: INR 200-300 approx

  • Age Limit: 10-60 years 

  • Ideal Duration: 5-6 minutes 

  • Distance From Mussoorie: 9 m

9. Boating

Since Mussoorie Lake is on the road to this hill station, boating is the first activity that one can enjoy when there. Around Mussoorie Lake, there are various stores with food and drinks. Visitors also want to take advantage of pedal boats for stunning Doon valley vistas.

  • Cost: INR 30 approx

  • Ideal Duration: 30 minutes

  • Distance From Mussoorie: 6 km

10. Roller Skating

The biggest roller skating rink in India is located in Mussoorie, which is astonishing. The Disco Skating Rink and "The Rink" at Kulri Bazar are the best places to roller skate in Mussoorie.

  • Cost: INR 300-500 approx 

  • Ideal Duration: 1 hour

  • Best Season: October to February 

  • Distance From Mussoorie: 33 km

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the best romantic activities for couples in Mussoorie? 

Some romantic activities for couples in Mussoorie include the following: Rolling around on the ice with your date, viewing the sunset at Cloud's End, taking a stroll along Camel's Road in the evening, and climbing Lal Tibba to get sweeping vistas.

What time of year is ideal for Mussoorie? 

The entire year is lovely in Mussoorie. But, between October and June is the best time to go if you want to see it at its best. You can take part in a variety of leisure pursuits during this time to fully enjoy your Mussoorie trip.

How long should you spend in Mussoorie? 

If you want to enjoy the majority of Mussoorie's attractions, you must schedule your vacation to last at least 2 to 3 days.

What are the best things to do in Mussoorie with kids? 

Mussoorie Adventure Park, Happy Valley, Gun Hills, Kempty Falls, and other attractions are popular with youngsters.

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