Before we begin writing about Mussoorie, we have to admit that we were not too keen to visit this place initially. We had heard it to be too commercialized and tourist flocked. We generally prefer going to quiet, secluded, and peaceful places where we can spend quality time with our family and nature. We believe in off the beaten track travel and love to explore new places.
However, after spending 8 long months in lockdown confined to our 2 BHK apartment, we were ready to consider any destination as long as we got a chance to travel.
Mussoorie was chosen considering a number of facts.
1. It was only 6 and a half hours drive from Delhi
2. Uttarakhand was one of the few hill stations which was open for tourists at that time
3. Recommendation from a few friends who had just visited the place a week back and confirmed us that it was safe to travel
4. There were a couple of good Cafes and Tea joints which had really good reviews and as tea lovers, what more could we ask for.
So, we packed our bags and drove off to explore Mussoorie or the "The Queen of the Mountains", as it is lovingly referred to.
The Distance between Delhi to Mussoorie by road is 312KMs. The drive to Mussoorie was smooth and enjoyable with occasional bumps towards the end.
Roorkee is more or less a mid-point and a good place to plan a pit stop, particularly if you start from Delhi in the wee hours. We stopped there for "Chai" before advancing ahead.