Nestled in the state of Uttarakhand, this small hill station is the epitome of scenic beauty. It's a small hill town near Dehradun and a popular tourist destination for people across the country. In the summer months, people from the neighbouring plains come to seek refuge from the heat and in winter months, to enjoy the mountain chills. The hill station is in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range and the place comes alive because of its bustling town square and lively locals.
People visit Mussoorie to experience the picturesque mountains and get lost in the serenity and calm. Rightly named, the ‘queen of the hills’ Mussoorie is a happening place for adventure junkies. If you are visiting the hill town this December to make the most of the remaining days, continue reading to know about all the things to do in Mussoorie.
Here is a list of all the happening things to do in Mussoorie in December:
1. Enjoy a nature walk
Starting with the easiest and most basic activity that you can do in this magical place is that you can take a stroll. You can walk in the narrow mall roads flocked with shops and restaurants, leading up to the quiet hills to enjoy the scenery. You can also visit a village and experience the simplicity of the local life. While on this nature trail, you can click away and capture memories if you are a photographer or interested in photography. A photo of the hills could make great postcard memorabilia. You can also visit the market in Mall Road and splurge on souvenirs of the trip as well.
2. Trek in the beautiful trails
If you are a person who loves trekking and ticks every beautiful place on their bucket list, trekking in Mussoorie must definitely be on that list too. One of the best places to trek in, the queen of hills offers the magnificent view points to see the hills in its entirety, pristine lakes and waterfalls. Bhadraj Trek, Pari Tibba trek and Benog Hill trek are some of the popular treks that you must try.
3. Fly in the zip line
There are a few great things that you can do on the zipline in Mussoorie. You can try the traditional zipline where you are swinging from one point to another, or the one where you can stand on a rope and cross the valley. You can also try the zipline where you have to hold the rope and pull your body towards the other end like a commando. All these activities are thrilling and must be on your adventure list in Mussoorie.
4. Go rock climbing
Rock climbing can be a fun activity to do if you are looking for things to do in Mussoorie. There are different zones according to the height that you are comfortable with, varying from 50 ft to 600 ft. So crawl into position and achieve a nice feeling of accomplishment at the top of the mountain peaks.
5. Roller skate over the slopes
If you are looking for things to do in December in Mussoorie, you can visit the various skating rinks. There are many open air skating rinks where you can twirl on your rollerblades while enjoying the chilly winter breeze in the backdrop of the mountains.
6. Walk on clouds on the sky bridge
If you want to feel like you are walking amidst a mist of clouds, you should try walking on the longest hanging bridge in India. It is 300 ft long and stands at a height of 80 ft and is built with sturdy bamboo and wire ropes. You are harnessed with a rope and you can hold the bridge and walk on the other side. The sights are one that you must experience in life.
7. Bike through the mountain forests
One of the fun activities in Mussoorie is mountain biking. The twisted roads and lush green trees will add to the adventure in biking. You can choose amongst a few popular trails but everywhere you go, you will be surrounded by oak, apple and pear trees and beautiful views. The road to Dhannaulti while passing Surkanda Devi Temple is a bike trail that you can try.
8. Paragliding from the peaks
If you want to fly with the birds and get the best view of the hills of Mussoorie, paragliding is one adventure sport you must try. The adrenaline rush from the slight leap from the peak is one that you will remember for a long time. You can avail paragliding options from places like the Mussoorie lake or Dhanaulti.
There is an abundance of things to do in December when the temperature drops as low as -1 degrees celsius. You just need to pack a bag full of woollens, take this list and head towards the queen of the hills this year end.