Most Adventurous Things to Do in Mussoorie

4th Nov 2018

1. Cable cars and Sky bridge

In the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas, Mussoorie is known as the gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines. Apart from several treks and temples, the town has lakes, gardens, waterfalls, and a lot more to keep a traveller hooked to its charm when trekking in Mussoorie

Cable Car: It is a 5-10 minutes ride from Jhulaghat to Gun Hill (2530 m high). The services are available between 10 am to 7 pm in winters and 8 am to 10 pm in summers.
Cost: INR 75 for a round trip

Sky Bridge: This is the longest hanging adventure bridge in India made by wire, ropes and bamboos. It is a 300 ft long hanging bridge at a height of 80 ft, and can hold only 25 at a time.
Cost: INR 300

2. Hiking & Camping

Mussoorie is full of mesmerising landscapes. Majestic mountains and lush green valleys, drenched in floating clouds, make walks and treks hard to forget. The road towards the Happy Valley from Library Head, from Valley View to Clouds End, and from Waverly Convent to Company Bagh are some of the most beautiful roads in Mussoorie. Walk down these roads and lanes you would know why walking is the best way to explore mountains. There are several trekking and camping options while you explore the wonderlands in Mussoorie, including:
Nag Tibba Summit
Bhadraj temple and forest trek
Har ki dun trek
Yamunotri Saptarishi Kund trek
Dodital trek

Get the thrill of adventure by taking up treks and camping trips at Mussoorie. These undiluted times spent with nature provide you the much needed time for self.

Cost: The cost varies from one trek to another keeping in view the time taken, size of the group, distance and the quality of facilities provided

3. Mountaineering

Rock Climbing and Rappelling: Rock climbing and rappelling have been the most conventional among the mountaineering based sports. Mussoorie has various sizes of rocks ranging from 50 ft to 600 ft. One can choose according to their ability, physical fitness and mental toughness.

Caving: This is a new dimension of mountain adventure. Caving requires presence of mind, daring attitude, curiosity and guts. It involves thrill, overcoming fear, and passion for wilderness. 6 km before Dhanaulti, at Burans Khanda, there are several hidden caves surrounded by beautiful alpine meadows, trees, and breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. In fact, Mussoorie trekking and mountaineering are the best ways to test your strength!

Cost: INR 500 for rappelling and rock climbing, INR 3600 onwards for Caving tour for a group of 4

Mountain Biking and ATV Rides: Mountain biking and ATV riding give another dimensions to mountain based based adventure sports in Mussoorie and are the best adventure activities in Mussoorie. They are all about speed, control and thrill and are one of the latest ways of exploring vistas of the Himalayan landscape. Rugged terrains and steep slopes, though risky at times, provide great mountain biking experience in Uttarakhand Himalayas.

Cost: INR 500 per hour; post that, INR 200 per hour

4. Paragliding – Kissing the skies

Mussoorie is one of the best destination for Paragliding in India. Paragliding operators in Mussoorie, largely, offer joyrides on a two-seater glider operated by professional pilots with over 3000 hours of flying experience. This is surely the easiest way to taste the thrill and fun of free flight. It does not need any prior training or experience and one is never too young or old for it. The flights in Mussoorie are long rides of minimum 1 hour (15 km) up to 10,000 ft high.

Cost: INR 2000 onwards, a long flight of 60 minutes costs INR 10,000

5. Rafting – Playing with raging waters

River Rafting in Mussoorie is the most popular way to taste adventure in Uttarakhand. Swift-moving rivers offer a thrilling experience for white water rafters. These rivers flow through deep forests, rocky terrains, mountains and sometimes even along snowy slopes. Stretches along Alaknanda, Dhauliganga and Kali rivers have several challenging rapids. One can opt for a simple half-day tour and can raft from Barkot to Lakhamandal and Damta to Yamuna Bridge, near Mussoorie.

There are plenty of opportunities for fishing in fresh waters and one can avail of the fun of boating as well. The Aglar River and Yamuna River would provide you with ample opportunities for trout fishing. However, you will have to take permits from the Divisional Forest Officer of Mussoorie beforehand. There can’t be better things to do in Mussoorie in March.

Cost: These are mostly customized plans inclusive of camping and vary as per the duration and the length of the expedition

6. Skating

The weather in Mussoorie and it’s absolutely magical with the evenings being the highlight with pleasant winds. With the weather being a little above zero degrees, people like to stay in around the bonfires. However, the highlight of Mussoorie is skating. ‘The Rink’ is a skating rink in Mussoorie, built as a part of the evergreen and regal hotel, ‘The Pavilion’. Another hotel, the ‘Jaypee Residency Manor’ has an open skating rink where you can skate on hourly basis. The activity is a high point for all the children.

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