“Nature’s heart beats strong amid the hills.” ― Richard Monckton Milnes
Popularly known as Queen of Hills, this hill station is located in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan range. Mussoorie was founded in 1820 , when one Captain Young from the British army was mesmerized by the beauty of this place that he made it his home. Be it landscapes, shopping markets or food, Mussoorie has it all. Here’s a list of things and places that you cannot afford to miss this season.
So far, being on cloud nine was just an expression. However, Mussoorie has a different story to narrate. Let alone sky being the sky, here, you become the sky. Offered at Mussoorie Adventure Park, Sky Ride is among the highest zip lines (600 ft) in India. 800 ft in length, this zip line ride carries an individual from one end to another at a speed that reaches up to 90 km/hour. The sensational view of Mussoorie is enough to amaze you, while experiencing the Sky Ride.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food, says G.B. Shaw. Well you have missed out on something if you haven’t tasted Garhwali food. Treat is here, if you’re a spice lover. Pleasing to eyes and mouth-watering dishes here make a perfect luncheon and life becomes endlessly delicious. The food here is mainly influenced by Garhwali food. Aloo ke Gutke, Jhangora ki Kheer, Bal Mithai, Singodi, Gul Gula, Bhangjeera, Malta Juice, Rose Juice are some famous cuisines here.
“A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow.”
Now that you have decided to taste the food, Mussoorie has something magical to offer. Popularly known as vinification, wine making interests you the most here. You would be taught to make all kinds of wine be it apple, pear, ginger, plum and of course grape wine. The workshops end with a wine tasting sessions. There you go– food, adventure and wine.
Its true that life is better on roller skates. Did you know that Mussoorie has India’s largest roller skating rink? Among the many skating rinks in Mussoorie, Jaypee Resort’s, The Rink in Kulri Bazaar and Disco Skating Rink, behind Tourist Office, are the popular ones. All you need to do is swirl and go on and on and on.
Explore Gun Hill
Gun hill is considered to be the second highest mountain in Mussoorie. You can either take a 30 minute uphill walk or go by the ropeway. Apart from the conventional things, you can see how beauty has pierced throughout. It presents picturesque views of the Himalayas, Banderpunch, Gangotri, Pithwara, Srikantha etc.
So what are you anticipating? Clear the decks, gear up and hit the road.