Hi everyone. This was a short trip I made with two of my cousins to Mussoorie during my Christmas holidays. I was staying at Delhi at my college hostel and my cousins were visiting the city at that time. We planned the trip at a short notice so we decided to keep the trip budget friendly as possible. The whole trip cost me ₹4000 (per head) including some shopping.
Isbt Kashmiri Gate
We decided to travel by bus as trains were not available due to renovation work going on at the Dehradun Railway Station. We choose to travel during the daytime as there were a lot of protests happening in Delhi and nearby cities during that time and we felt it won't be safe to travel at night. We took a UPSRTC bus (Government) from New Delhi ISBT to Dehradun which cost us ₹300 per head. The bus started at around 11.20 am. It took a halt at a roadside eatery at 12.45 pm. The bus took around 6 hrs to finally reach Dehradun ISBT. We took a Vikram no. 5 (blue coloured auto) to reach Dehradun Railway Station which was 5 km away. It cost us ₹12 per head. The last bus to Mussoorie leaves from the station at 7 pm. The bus fare was ₹60 per head. We left at 7.00 pm and reached Mussoorie Picture Palace bus stand in 2 hrs. The bus traveled in zigzag narrow roads with steep turns that spin across the hilly terrain which was an experience in itself. We had already booked our hotel which had cost us ₹2000 for 3 people for 2 days. We decided to call it a day as we had our dinner and retreated to our room at our hotel. Our cottage had a clean and warm room with a huge washroom.
We knew we have a long day ahead so decided to start early. The view from our cottage was breathtaking. We started at 9 am.