Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Distance: Approx 600 km (From Delhi)
For family and groups
Budget: Approx Rs 5,000 per person
Delhi to Mussoorie via Dehradun
Start from Delhi a little early so that you can avoid traffic snarls and reach Mussoorie by lunch time. One of the most popular weekend trips in northern India, this beautiful hill-station is perfect for vacations throughout the year. In winter, it becomes even more special as it is often blanketed by snow. On the way to Mussoorie, you will cross Dehradun, the state capital and a bustling city. You can stop in Dehradun and spend a couple of hours exploring the city, before heading off to Mussoorie. Arrive in Mussoorie and head to Camel's Back Road, a 3-km long stretch from Kulri bazaar to the Library Chowk and then Lal Tibba, the highest point in Mussoorie situated in Landour area. Sunsets from here are stunning!
It's a beautiful drive, specially after you near Rajaji National Park and start your ascent towards Dehradun. From Dehradun, the road to Mussoorie will offer you innumerable vantage points.
The next day start early so that you can explore the town and its beautiful outskirts. Ride to Kempty Falls (around 10 km from the town's centre) and the adjacent Happy Valley. Kempty Falls is a fascinating waterfall and one of the most well-known tourist places to visit in Mussoorie. Next is Happy Valley, a large Tibetan settlement in Mussoorie. It is also famous for the IAS Academy, Tibetan temples and the Municipal Gardens. You can also explore Hathipaon, a vantage point, and then, George Everest's House – a heritage building located on the edge of a cliff close to the road towards Cloud's End. It is one of the most scenic places in Mussoorie. In the evening, stroll along the Mall Road. It's a bustling market area that comes to life with twinkling lights and cheerful cafes.
Mussoorie to Delhi
The next morning, you can start your trip back to Delhi.
On the way back, you can stop at any of the cafes between Mussoorie and Dehradun for a lazy breakfast.