Long Weekend Getaway with Family to the Queen of Hills—Mussoorie

Long Weekend Getaway with Family to the Queen of Hills—Mussoorie

Mussoorie, the Queen of Hills, is an extremely popular hill station that garners praise from travelers all over the world. Its landscape is made up of dense green slopes, cascading waterfalls, winding roads, and streets dotted with old colonial-style buildings and charming bazaars. Located only about 35km from Dehradun, Mussoorie has something for every age group, making it an ideal destination for a family holiday.

When it comes to the things to do in Mussoorie, they are aplenty. Read on to know how to make the best of your time at the Queen of Hills.

Bountiful nature
With the astounding views of the glorious Himalayas and the lush Doon Valley, Mussoorie is a sight to behold. You will be able to witness the generosity of nature at many scenic spots in Mussoorie including Lake Mist, Lal Tibba, and Kempty Falls.

Lake Mist is a scenic water body with surroundings so beautiful that they look almost surreal. This is also a popular picnic spot with a boating facility, a fact that your kids will love. At 5km from this placid lake is the picture-perfect Kempty Falls. You may take a bath in the fresh mountain water of Kempty Falls and feel completely rejuvenated. Among the scenic places to visit in Mussoorie, Lal Tibba tops the list. Also called Depot Hill, Lal Tibba is from where you’ll witness spectacular sunset and sunrise.

[Also read my post about 6 Things To See Around Dehradun]

Food of the Garhwalis

One of the best things about traveling is the food you get to taste from different regions and cultures. When holidaying in Mussoorie, try to relish the local cuisine. Garhwali dishes including Bal Mithai, Jhangora ki Kheer, Aloo ke Gutke, and Bhangjeera will tantalize your taste buds. You would be pleased to know that the Garhwali cuisine is extremely healthy for kids and adults alike.

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Long Weekend Getaway with Family to the Queen of Hills—Mussoorie
Long Weekend Getaway with Family to the Queen of Hills—Mussoorie

Kids’ special

Traveling with kids is an amazing way to expose them to diverse cultures and Mussoorie is the ideal place to do that. To keep the little ones entertained, take them to Benog Wildlife Sanctuary where they will be delighted to see wild animals in their natural habitat. Get your children to develop an interest in reading at the 19th-century library at Library Bazaar. For some laid-back fun, take them boating in the famous Mussoorie Lake.

Heritage exploration
A city where an essence of the colonial era still lingers, Mussoorie’s rich heritage and architecture is worth exploring. Mussoorie Heritage Center displays artifacts belonging to the culture of this region. Visit the famous Nag Devta Temple and Surkunda Devi Temple to learn about Mussoorie’s mythological beliefs.

Where to stay

Choose Club Mahindra resort in Mussoorie, one of the best Mussoorie resorts, for your stay in this captivating hill station. You may enjoy many indoor and outdoor holiday activities such as nature walks and hikes, river rafting, and air hockey. Also, the in-house restaurant offers delicious local cuisine to complete your “happy holiday” experience.

Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra today & have a comfortable and memorable stay at Mussoorie resort in Uttarakhand with family.

So, book a family vacation to Mussoorie soon and look forward to an unforgettable time! Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews of Mussoorie resort & know how our delighted members are spending their family vacations.

Post Author: Aditi Mathur Kumar

Author of 2 books. TEDx Speaker. Travel Writer. Blogger. Addicted to Travel & Books. Digital Media Strategist. Social Media Girl. Army Wife. Mom. Curious. Crazy.

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