Weekend Getaway to Mussoorie from Delhi
Mussoorie also known as the “Queen of Hills”, is situated in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand around 24kms away from Dehradun. Lakhs of tourists come round the year to experience the scenic beauty and pleasant weather this amazing hill town has to offer. Check opt this blog to know what all to include in you Mussoorie Tour package.
Mussoorie offers a great variety of sightseeing points for its visitors. You can opt for a Mussoorie Tour Package which shall have these sights included. Some of the best places to visit in Mussoorie are-
Situated just 6 km for main Mussoorie, the Mussooire Lake is an artificial lake developed by the City Board and Mussoorie-Dehradun Development Authority. The lake is one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. One can visit the lake from 8 in the morning to 7 in the evening with a menial entry fee of INR 15 per person. Enjoy a stroll along the lake and absorb all the beauty here. Or opt for a boat ride and paddle your way in the lake. Due to its scenic beauty, click aesthetic and memorable pictures here. Families and friends can also plan a picnic near the lake.
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With a variety of flora, Company Garden is a must-visit in Mussoorie. One can visit the garden between 9 am to 6 pm with an entry fee of INR 75. It is perfect for a day out or for planning a picnic with your loved ones. Located just 3 km from Mussoorie, one can find several things to do in the garden ranging from adventurous rides to boat paddling (of charge INR 75). A small market inside allows you to purchase souvenirs and a food court to satiate your hunger. The best time to visit the Company Garden is in late spring and summer. It is one of the best tourists sites in a Mussoorie Tour Package.
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Regarding as the highest waterfall in the country, the Kempty Falls is 13 kms from Mussoorie on the Chakrata Road. Being 1364 meters above sea level, the Kempty Falls’ area is surrounded by 4500ft mountain ranges. Kempty Falls is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie. And is considered one of the oldest tourist attraction spots in Mussoorie. One can opt for swimming in the water park or can plan for a picnic here with your group.
Mall Road is a picturesque point for shopping and outing. Located at heart of the city, one can find several souvenirs and local shops for shopping. One can find game parlors, aquarium, and staking rinks here for engaging children. The Methodist Church is a towering landmark here. Enjoy a day out at Mall Road by shopping and enjoying foods and snacks at local outlets.
Located just 6 km from Mussoorie’s Gandhi Chowk, the George Everest is one of the prime attractions in the city. You can opt for cabs or taxis to reach the viewpoint. Named after the renowned geographer, the George Everest point offers a spectacular 360 degree view of the Himalayan ranges and Doon Valley. You can also check out the George Everest house and laboratory also known as the Park Estate. The estate is popular for offering camping, picnic, and adventure options.
This viewpoint should be one everyone’s list for several reasons. Take a trek of 500m from the George Everest House to the view point and bask in the beauty of snow clad mountains. With a cup of tea, experience the breathtaking and popular sunrise, sunset, and winterline views from here. You can also visit the haunted Lambi Dehar mines and camp in Hathipaon. All these elements make the George Everest point one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie.
The Gun Hill is the 2nd highest peak in Mussoorie and has to be accessed by availing cable car services from Mall Road. It is just 5 mins from Mall Road via cable car or ropeway. Experience the beauty of Doon Valley at a height of 2024 m including Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara, and Gangotri. One can even take a 20 minute journey by foot involving steep climb. The expense for a ropeway roundtrip is INR 75 per person and the Gun Hill can be visited anytime between 10 am to 6 pm.
Located at the border of Mussoorie, the Clouds End is the place for a tranquil and a serene experience. With 2000 acres of land filled with Oak and Deodar, a bungalow with a signature colonial charm can be easily spotted at Clouds End. Located just 6 km from Library, one can reach Clouds End by availing taxis or cabs in Mussoorie. One can also opt for activities such as hill climbing and nature walks at Clouds End. This majestic point will give you a feeling of floating amongst clouds, making it one of the best places to visit in Mussoorie.
Considered as the ‘Tiara’ of the Queen, Landour is a cantonment town located just 7 km from Mussoorie. Set at an altitude of 7500 ft, Landour has several gems yet untouched by commercialization. Popular sightseeing options of Landour include Lal Tibba viewpoint, St. Paul’s Church, Char Dukaan, Landour Bakehouse, and Kellogg’s Memorial Church. Landour is a must to visit in a Mussoorie Tour package.
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A scenic waterfall, the Bhatta Falls is located just 7 km from Mussoorie and is a major tourist spot in city. Tourists can take a bath in the pond while swings are available for kids at the Children’s Park. Enjoy a picnic here with home cooked food or opt to eat from the eateries available here. One can opt for Bhatta Falls Ropeway to reach the falls. The ropeway connects the Bhatta Village to the Bhatta Falls. The ropeway costs INR 150 per person. In case of hesitation, skip the ropeway and make way to the Bhatta Falls by road.
Day 00) Delhi to Mussoorie
If you are planning to travel Mussoorie from Delhi the best option would be to travel late night on Friday, around 10 – 12 p.m. Opt for a Delhi to Mussoorie taxi service for a smooth journey.
Day 01) Arrive Mussoorie and local sightseeing today
Morning check in to your hotel and rest for a while and later enjoy the numerous sightseeing points and activities in Mussoorie. Opt for a Mussoorie Tour Package which shall include local sightseeing and offer activities to undertake.
Activities to Do in Mussoorie
It is one adventure sport to take on when in Mussoorie. There are numerous paragliding stands at hill stations, where trekkers while climbing to steep path, enjoy the hill views. This adventure sport is a must in your Mussoorie Tour package.
Angling is the practice of catching fishes. And Maun near Mussororie is one place to not miss out. Each year there is fishing fair held called Maun Mela, where people from around the world gather to catch fishes.
Zip lining is another adrenaline rushing adventure sport, which is fun to experience in mossurie. You will be harnessed to a steeping wire. With the help of pulley you would enjoy the ride from one end to other at a speed of 50kmph at a height of 80 feet, witnessing the beauty of hills at the same time.
Mussororie has added another exciting option for the visitors. It’s the winterline. It is a phenomenon in which a false horizon can be witnessed during sunsets in winter. It can be visible from mid-October to mid-January gazing towards the Doon valley from the Mall Road. It’s something to not miss out on.
Day 02) Mussoorie to Delhi
After ending your Mussoorie Tour Package with us today, we leave for Delhi via same Delhi to Mussoorie taxi service availed post breakfast between 10am to 1 pm. Keeping in mind to safely reach the capital by 6pm depending on traffic and detours.
What is the best time to visit Mussoorie?
The best time to visit the Queen of hills ought to be in the April, May, and June months of summer for a pleasant climate, while, visit in winters are ideal for experiencing snowfall.
What is the weather in Mussoorie?
The minimum temperature of Mussoorie drops to 2 °C, while the maximum temperate can rise to 34 °C. The months of April to June are favorable with the minimum and maximum temperatures being 10 °C and 30 °C.
The months of July to September are the monsoon season here. Mussoorie experiences heavy rainfall during this time period. The minimum temperature drops to 15 °C in monsoon.
The months of October to mid-February are cold and chilling with the minimum temperature dropping to 1 °C at night with the daytime temperature being 10 °C.
Distance from Delhi to Mussoorie and the routes available?
Mussoorie is 309km from the national capital of Delhi. We shall make our journey to Mussoorie via Dehradun which is of 275 km.
From Delhi we travel to Baghpat via Ghaziabad. Here we shall catch the NH 709B from Baghpat to Saharanpur stretching 129 km. From Saharanpur, we cover a distance of 68 km via NH 307 to Dehradun. Here one can check out top 10 attractions in the city such as Forest Research Institute, Robber’s Cave, etc.
From Dehradun, we take the final leg of our road trip to Mussoorie stretching 33 km via the Mussoorie Road.
Where to stay in Mussoorie?
One can find several budget-friendly hotesl, homestays, and resorts. However, if one wishes to visit Mussoorie in a group or with family, you can opt for villas. Mussoorie does have a villa culture where you can get great deals starting INR 5000.
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