Four Days trip to Mussoorie | The Best Itinerary to go
Modern yet historical, polished yet wild the city of Mussoorie is rightly called the Queen of hill stations. Yet, the mystical charm this city alludes is just a beginning of the story. Perched at an elevation of about 6150 feet, just 22 kms from the Dehradun valley, the city is nothing short of a surreal dream.
Well we suggest you strike this travel spot off your bucket list and commence an opulent sojourn featuring vivid blue mountains, greenery that resounds in silence, an opulent architecture from British times, and colorful markets, abuzz with scores of hand crafts. So, if we have you convinced to plan a trip to Mussoorie, we suggest you come aboard and let us guide you through the city’s choicest of experiences and the best of the tastes. Read on.
Your sojourn, planned.
Start off your trip by soaking in the mystical surroundings the beautiful city has to offer. We suggest you head off to the famous, Company garden. Located just 3km from the city centre, this beautiful spot is your perfect place to relish a fun filled picnic amid lush greenery, beautiful blossoms and artificial pond with man made waterfalls.
After spending an afternoon in a quiet mirth nestled amidst nature, how about some street action? Take a fun-filled stroll down the city’s famous Mall road. Bustling in colors and crafts, this one of a kind market is filled with scores of souvenirs, clothes, and woodenware to choose from. Rest assured, you won’t leave empty handed at all! Whilst here, head up to the Liberty Road which is a section of Mall Road itself but with livelier markets and a colonial aura.
Don’t forget to munch on the yum golden corn cobs here as you call it a day!
The second day calls for some action and if you are up for it we suggest you put on your hiking shoes and get set for a good trek. Perched amidst snow clad mountains at a height of about 10,000 feet, Nag Tibba is the highest peak of the Nag Tibba range.The stunning allure of the place is ameliorated by the gorgeous trail of flora and fauna, a rustic Gharwali lifestyle, a Deodar forest and exotic wildlife, all falling along the way. What’s more? Savor the majestic view of the Bandarpoonch, Kedarnath, and Gangotri Peaks and the Doon Valley.
Nag Tibba offers a moderate level trek. And it takes an hour’s gradual ascent to Nag Tibba base with a 10 minute steep section followed by a steep climb to the summit. We suggest you pitch a tent and camp at the camping grounds in the Nag Tibba base itself since the 19 km trek takes an entire day. Either way, what better way to soak in the beauty?
Pitch a ride back to the city centre if you had camped overnight at Nag Tibba. It is a roughly 12 km drive from Panthwari village (the trek’s starting point) to the city. Once here, we suggest you hitch a ride to the city’s yet another famous attraction, Mussoorie Christ Church. If you are an art lover or an admirer of fine architecture, you are in for a real treat for this classic from 1836 is an exemplary example of Gothic architecture which evolved from Romanesque architecture.
From here you can pay a visit to Shedup Choepelling Temple and later, the Gun Hill point which offers a panoramic view of the snow-clad Himalayan ranges, a gondola ride, an excellent sunset spot and some great places to grab a meal, once atop. Interestingly, the place derives its name from the presence of a gun at these hills during the pre-independence days. The gun was fired during the day to enable people to adjust their watches during those days.
Up for some more adventure? Start off early and head to George Everest. Located some 5 kms away from the city centre, this opulent spot ‘houses’ a mansion that was once an observatory and laboratory of Sir Everest. The house, built in 1832, presently stands in ruins and offers a majestic sight to those visiting. A little trek from here would lead you to Cloud’s end, which is as mystical as the name sounds. The pristine peak offers a grand view, as the clouds rise in a stunning allure amidst the lurid mountain ranges.
Traveling to a popular hill station has its own perks. The city offers a wide range of stay options to suit all tastes. Savor the asthete of JW Marriott, Rokeby Manor or Jaypee Residency if you are looking for luxury stays. For a more budget friendly option, consider lodging at Urvashi Palace, Hotel Broadway or Mussoorie camp resort. Alternatively you can find a number of decent stay options uphill the Mall road. Mussoorie lags when it comes to offering good hostels so if a comfy bunk arrangement is what you have in mind, we suggest you take a look at the B&Bs and backpackers’ hostels in Dehradun, about a 1.5 hour ride away, bunk beds costing as little as 300 INR a night. Check out Hotels in Mussoorie here.
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