Mussoorie, a wonderful hill station also known as “The queen of hills” located in the state of Uttarakhand at about 2000 mts above sea level. Mussoorie is located at a distance of about 52 kms from the capital city of Dehradun. The place is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Garhwal Himalayan range which attracts tourists from different places to experience the cool soothing weather. The best time to visit during summer is between June to March and if you wish to experience snow then November to February. We decided to take our trip during the month of August which began from Dehradun.
DAY 1: We decided to start early off around 6 o’clock by taking scooty on rent from Dehradun. There are many numbers of rental firms but to be specific I would recommend GIMMEBYK firm (www.gimmebyk.in) that costs around Rs.500/day (varies with model of scooty). We decided to take the route via clocktower, Bhatta falls that has wide and well maintained road. Points to be noted while taking this route:
• Be very cautious as the route has sharp turns.
• A tax of about Rs.10 for two wheelers and Rs.30 for four wheelers has to be paid.
• Route has many restaurants and shops on the way.
It took us around 2 hours drive as took some stops for capturing pictures. After reaching Mussoorie we booked our room at Hotel Sun n Star which costs us around Rs.1200/night, there are many hotels from which you can decided as per your budget. These hotels have limited rooms available during peak season so we booked our room in advance of one week. After taking a break we decided to start off to kempty falls at about 11 o`clock which is just 15 kms away and took us 1 hour to reach. To reach the falls there are two different ways:
• Trek of about 1.5 kms
• Ropeway which costs Rs.120 for both sides.