No, we didn’t starve ourselves to reach this figure :p
Here’s how we did it and you can do it too.
You can reach Mussoorie directly or via Dehradun. From ISBT Kashmeri gate you have access to both options. We opted for volvo bus till Dehradun for 725₹ and from there we hopped on a local bus to Mussoorie for 60₹ .
From Delhi you can opt for a local bus to Dehradun for 360₹ and further reduce the cost. Also there are direct buses to Mussoorie but they are time bound. You can check out the timings here at https://utconline.uk.gov.in/
Once we reached there we took sharing auto (15₹) to go to the Mussoorie bus stand which was just five minutes away from the ISBT of Dehradun.
Before we reached the ticket counter we were surrounded by a lot of taxi drivers who were willing to take us to Mussoorie for 200₹ per person. But I would suggest you to not fall for schemes such as the bus costs only 60₹ and it was quite convenient. It took us one and a half hours to reach there.
The journey from Dehradun to Mussoorie was was mesmerising and you will get to see the wonders of nature. The road made its way between the hills and the valley. Both sides of the road were surrounded by clouds n greenery and you will be awestruck by the beauty of nature. I would strongly suggest you to travel in the early hours of morning as it would save you from the traffic jam. That way you would have more time to enjoy in Mussoorie .
We started our journey at 6AM and reached Mussoorie picture palace bus stand before 8 AM. The Mall Road is 2mins away from the stand and here you can easily find hotels, restaurants, shops.
There are two ends of the mall road - picture palace and library chowk. This bus will take you to the picture Palace.
Once we reached the bus stand we had breakfast. Later on after searching for some time we found a hotel for 1000₹ . We found hotels for 700-800₹ also but we decided on this one.
After relaxing for a while we started towards the other end of the mall road which is the library chowk.
On our way down it started pouring so we halted to have lunch. With food in our tummies we resumed our walk and within 10 to 15 minutes we were at the library chowk.
The Mall Road is extremely crowded at times but the view will compensate for it. There are a lot of Street food joints n restaurants to savour your tastebuds. Once there we were told that the Garhwal mandal office was down the road. Once we reached there we came to know that there were 2 sharing buses from here - one at 11 AM and another one was at 1 PM. The tickets sold out quickly.
After getting the tickets we made our way from the busy lane of library chowk to the Kempty falls. The way to the Falls was quite scenic. Food for the soul. The lush green mountains with the view of the valley made us forget about how tired we were.