A plan to escape the scorching heat of Delhi is the first order of business come June. If you can find the time to have a long and lazy vacation, the world is your oyster. On the other hand if you're struggling to scrounge up leftover leaves at work, the hills are your best bet. My best friend and I had begun planning our short holiday in May but life took over and we left our bookings until the last minute. Since everybody up North has the same idea during the summer vacations we barely found any good budget friendly hotels in our preferred vacation spots.
We finally settled on Mussoorie and fortunately found a quaint homestay a couple of kilometres from the Mall Road. While it wasn't as cheap as we would have liked, it offered all the amenities we were looking for. A comfortable bed, a clean and well equipped bathroom, and a view well worth all the money we spent.