Mussoorie Travel Guide - Your Escape to the Queen of Hills
Mussoorie,  My Experience,  Uttarakhand

Mussoorie Travel Guide – Your Escape to the Queen of Hills

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I am my friend who went on a Mussoorie trip and here’s the reason that I am writing Mussoorie travel guide.

Mussoorie is known as “The Queen of Hills”. It lies in the state of Uttarakhand and just 38kms away from the capital city of Uttarakhand Dehradun.

But how you can reach Mussoorie?

Let’s find out.

How to Reach from Delhi to Mussoorie

One important thing, if you are from Delhi then you must travel to nearby mountain places like Himachal and Uttarakhand by Bus (Public Transport).

Only in Bus, you will be able to watch the serenity happening outside and that’s what I feel. Otherwise, it depends on person to person.

By Bus

Daily buses run between Delhi to Mussoorie and usually take 8-9 hrs to cover the distance. The journey will be peaceful.

Note – Please don’t travel empty stomach likewise not with an overloaded stomach because the hilly areas are criss-cross and food couldn’t be digested while sitting.

How to Reach from Dehradun to Mussoorie

Dehradun to Mussoorie is about 2-3 hrs and sometimes more depends on the traffic.

You can take a bus from the Dehradun bus stand. The Dehradun to Mussoorie bus fare is Rs.60-Rs70.


Day 1

Our Journey started from the Dehradun; early in the morning because we came from Delhi to Dehradun and have explored the capital for a day. We reached the Dehradun bus stand to board our bus to Mussoorie. However, we thought that we take the bus early and will get there within 2hrs, but god’s plan is a bit different. As we reached the Bus stand we watched a long queue waiting for the bus to arrive. And every bus comes after 30 minutes gap.

i.e we waited for 1hr for our turn to get the no. of the bus we are traveling in;

You can read my Dehradun Blog Here

I Have Highlighted the main points for an easy pick.

So, we stood in the line waiting for our turn its 10:30 a.m., We had not thought that we have to wait for about 1:30 hrs for our turn. The delay is over because the bus arrives and we left at 12:05 p.m. It is in March; the peak season is around the corner. The bus fare is around 60Rs. The weather outside is very pleasing and we can’t wait to reach there.

At around, 1:40 p.m. we reached Mussoorie.

The first sight of the full landscape of Mussoorie
The first sight of the full landscape of Mussoorie

As we stood down from our bus, the beauty is refreshing. After walking some distances, we came across the mall road and headed towards our hotel which is near Clock Tower. After walking around 2-3 km we reached our hotel. We two have already decided that without wasting much time we will head towards Lal Tibba. At around, 2:30 p.m.

Honestly speaking, all travel guides are unguided; means I don’t search a lot before planning and the same I did and wrote a Mussoorie travel guide after experiencing it.

Lal Tibba

We left for Lal Tibba which is the highest point of Mussoorie at an elevation of 7,500ft approx. We started walking and it is becoming quite steep as we progressing further, hence there is a proper road to go, it just gave us a feel of Trekking. Certainly,  Around 5 p.m., we reached Lal Tibba, there is a café from its top we can see some breathtaking views, but we have to buy something to go to the café top. So, we decided to take a Cold Coffee with Ice-cream which eventually allowed us to go on the Top.

We spent some time there clicking pictures enjoying a coffee while returning we had seen a famous chai shop since 1910 named Tip Top Tea Shop. And around 7 p.m. we reached our hotel. Took some rest it is about at night.

We had planned to go visit mall road and enjoy the nightlife of this city. We had our dinner and went to our room around 11 p.m.

Day 2

We stopped for a break on kempty falls road
We stopped for a break on kempty falls road

Kempty Falls

The next day we woke up early in the morning. Finally, today is the day of Kempty Falls so we decided to take a bike on rent and headed towards our journey which is around 14kms away from Mussoorie. We reached Kempty around 10 a.m. and started to explore. Eat Maggi at Kempty. After spending about 2 hrs at kempty we decided to go further to the Yamuna bridge.

Kempty falls Mussoorie
Kempty falls Mussoorie

But Time became our main problem because at 7 p.m. we have a bus to catch to Delhi. Rather we went back and in between had seen the Company garden.

We reached Mussoorie around 2 p.m. and went to explore more in Mussoorie like Landour and Library Bazar. Our Journey of Mussoorie coming to an end as we took our Bus from the Mussoorie bus stand and at around 4:30 p.m. left and reached Dehradun at 6:

The Two-day Journey is very Memorable and Joyful.

I hope my Mussoorie travel guide gave some input to plan your trip accordingly.

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