On the third day of our trip we decided to explore mussoorie.we checked out from our hotel and deposited our luggage at the cloak room which is located at gandhi chowk near library chowk ask anyone at the booking point at library chowk for cloak room they will guide you. They charge 20 rs for a locker which quite spacious like till 6 pm the same day. Then We enquired about how to reach kempty fall and othr near by attractions in budget. We got to know that there are two options for the same. One is you can book a private taxi and that will take you to kempty fall, santura mata temple, monestry and if time allows, musoorie lake. All this will cost you 2000rs for a four seater alto . There are other packages also or you can customize and add or remove places of your choice. The second option is to take the bus. There are fixed bus tour every day. It will cover kempty, mussoorie lake and santura mata temple for 350rs per head. The bus and the taxi both have to be booked from library chowk at the earliest because in vacation period there is huge rush and the possibility to get a seat decreases 8f you are late. Anyway, we booked the bus tour as we were on a tight budget. It cost us 350rs per head for above-mentioned 3 places. The bus started at 10:00 am. And it reached back to the library chowk by 4:00 pm.
First, it took us to the mussoorie lake which is an artificial lake. I did not find it worth to visit as there was nothing but a small lake which had boating options and there was a zip lining as well but was very costly. Next we went to santura mata temple, which ws located at the top of a hill and e had to trek till there. You can have a 360°view of mussoorie from there and many peaks were visible from there. After that we reached kempty falls and they give you 2:30hrs to enjoy at kempty and after that you havr to report back to the bus.
At kempty you can go either to the upper part of the fall from where the fall actually originates or you can go to the lower part of the fall where mist people go. But we opted for the upper side as that area is less crowded and cleaner than the lower part. Thre are small pools of water at the upper area and kids can enjoy without fearing the water flow. There are changing rooms n lockers available. One can go and change after the taking bath in the falls and yeah they are chargeable like 50bucks per head. After enjoying the waters we got down and had tea as the water was super cold. Than we took the same bus and returned to the mall road. The same day we had our booking in a train to Delhi for 9:45 pm so we had to get back to dehradun to catch our train. Here, a very very important advice. If you want to go bacj to dehradun you have to take your ticket as early as possible because after 5:30 there is no bus from library chock available to dehradun and the last buses have few seats like 32 or 34 only and to get a ticket is a very difficult task. We did the sme mistake as we did not know about yhe secenario. But we were lucky enough that we got bus tickets from the picture palace bus stop as the last bus from there was scheduled for 6:30 pm and just so you know you have to stand in long queue to get your ticket do better start early. And my advise is that try to take your ticket fro. Picture palace bus stop as it is less crowded and chabces to get a ticket are higher than library chowk. After getting our tickets we left for dedradun and we reached there by 8:30 pm and then we boarded our train and got back to Reality as the dreamy journey of hills have come to an end. But tension not , i will soon be planning for aome other place . Till than Ciao.
Total expenditure on day 3
350 bus tour
10rs ftea at kempty
100rs lunch at library chock
70rs ticket to dun from mussoorie.
Total cost of the trip
Day 1 - 935rs
Day 2- 400rs
Day 3- 550rs
1885rs. + 190rs for return ticket from dehradun to delhi
Total 2075rs. The whole trip cost.