UPDATE : We have completed our trip to Mussoorie. See Places to visit in Mussoorie, our eventful journey.
As you guys know that our next trip is Delhi to Mussoorie on 6th of August (Tommorow), so here I come with my plan and preparation to visit Mussoorie in monsoon. News Channels are broadcasting that Mussoorie, in Uttarakhand is receiving heavy rainfall and many areas are blocked, due to landslide and water logging. Well I am not at all in the mood to cancel this trip. Many of my friends and family members are warning us to not take this trip, as the roads of Delhi to Mussoorie have become dangerous. My only excuse is that I am not going to Mussoorie by bus and I have opted for train route.
# How to reach Delhi to Mussoorie
I had three options in hand to reach Mussoorie, and those were by flight, train and road. I avoided by road because this monsoon season is prone to accidents, too many pot holes and slippery surfaces are there. I could have taken flight to Dehradun, but the distance between Delhi to Mussoorie is too short to opt for flight and afterall I am budget traveler. My last option was train, and it was just perfect for me to combat monsoon. I have given below all the possible methods of going to Delhi to Mussoorie in details.
# Delhi to Mussoorie by Bus
Regular bus service is available from Delhi to Mussoorie, you may also opt to take bus for Dehradun, the state capital of Uttarakhand and from there you may easily visit Mussoorie.
# Delhi to Mussoorie by Air
Nearest Airport from Mussoorie is located in Dehradun (Jolly Grant Airport). It is about 60 kilometers from Mussoorie.
# Delhi to Mussoorie by Train
Mussoorie is accessible by train, nearest railway station is in Dehradun, which is connected from all the major cities of India.
Coming back to the topic!! Yes, I cancelled my bus, and now booked seats in a train (Nanda devi express) as the trains are safe during monsoon in India, ofcourse it is comfortable than bus as well, in train, you can walk and respond to nature’s call quite easily. We will be boarding Nanda devi express from New Delhi, tomorrow at 10: 30 PM, The booking is upto Dehradun. Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand is located 34Kms from Mussoorie and Bus and Private Cabs are easily available from here.
Inside my water-proof bag
- Water-proof shoes
- Korex cough syrup
- Plastic sheet
Well that’s enough, lets see how its work!!
Things we will do in Delhi to Mussoorie trip
Visit Kempty Falls
Kempty falls is located approximately 14 kilometers from Mussoorie and it is one of the must-see place over here. It was developed as a tourist spot by John Mekinan (British officer), the name Kemp-ty is probably comes from Camp-Tea. This place is on our list, and we will visit it on a clear sky day (in there is any)
See Lal Tibba
Lal Tibba is one of the popular place is Mussoorie, being the highest point of Mussoorie, it provides a stunning view of mountain ranges, this spot is not so commercialized in comparision to other spots of Mussoorie. We have planned to visit this spot on the first day of our stay.
Visit Happy Valley
I have heard about “Happy valley” as the most calm and peaceful spot in Mussoorie. It is located at a short distance from Mall Road. The charm of this place is enhanced by the presence of deodar and oak trees. Tibetan refugees visited here first led by Dalai Lama.
Drive on Camel’s back road
“Camel’s back road” is so peculiarly named because of the rock which looks like camel’s back stands here. I have heard that this place is good for photography because one can get an amazing view of valley from here. So I am all set, with my camera.
See Gun hill
The name “Gun Hill” is named so, because during British era, firing use to happen here to declare time to the people. This place is second highest point after Lal Tibba and has some stunning views. It is in my list to explore.
Do boating in Mussoorie lake
A small lake, created by natural water fall, is in my list and I am looking forward to take some photos of ducks swimming here and do paddle boating over here. Mussoorie lake is also an ideal place for picnic.
Visit Christ church
Christ church is one of the oldest church in Himalayan range, I have heard a lot about this church and its beautiful location. Will definitely visit here to see the Gothic design and stained glass interior.
See Jwalaji temple
Jwalaji temple, which is a devi durga temple, located in a picturesque location, and is approximately 9 kilometers from Mussoorie is also in my list to explore.
Check this gallery to see more places that I am going to explore, when I will be at Mussoorie.
Hopefully my Delhi to Mussoorie trip will be fun and I will be able to visit all the places in my wishlist and weather is in my favor, I don’t want to sit in my hotel room. I will come back with lots of photos and description. In case I am not able to visit Mussoorie, I have another plan beforehand 😉 its secret.