Monday, July 13, 2009

Delhi-Mussoorie trip

Headed to Mussoorie on 10th July night accompanying a group of about 45 people in two 27 seater A/c buses. Although the main route to Mussoorie is via Merrut,Khatauli,Muzaffarnagar,Roorke Dehradun and onto Mussoorie we had to take an alternative road as it was Saawan maas, the month when the Kanwadias travel to collect the Ganges water from Haridwar and take it back to their local Shiv temple on foot. So the main highway had been taken over by them so we took another route via Merrut, Mawana, Meerapur, Bijnaur,Najibabad, Haridwar, Dehradun onto Mussoorie, the route was longer by about 50 k but very less crowded and the route between Haridwar and Najibabad is through Rajaji forest area and a wonderful one.
The weather had cooled down as we started our climb to Mussoorie from Dehradun and soon we engulfed in mist and clouds all around. Must say this natural a/c is much better than the artificial one. We were staying at the Fort Resorts Mussoorie, about 1 k from the Mall road and easily approachable by own vehicle although you walk up another 100m from the parking area. The breakfast was ready and inviting specially after the ovenite journey and the milk shake and fresh fruits were just yummy. The rooms at Fort Resorts, Mussoorie are either new or even the old ones have been fully renovated with wooden flooring, LCD TV, shower cubicles, mini bar, tea-coffee maker and what have you. The view of the Doon Valley from the huge terrace was eye catching and got better in the evening and night.
The walk to the Mussoorie Mall was refreshing because of the fine weather and fine ladies out in all their glory and make up. A bonus was a chance meeting with Mr Ruskin Bond, the famous author at one of the book stores. I got one of his novels signed for my elder son who is being taught his stories at School. I must say the greenery around Mussoorie has improved in the last few years after the ban on construction in the area. The cable car ride to the Gun Hill gives you some wonderful view of the forest and the valley, the cloud cover prevented the view of the snow capped peaks.
In the evening we organised an evening party for the client on the open terrace overlooking the valley with some foot tapping being played by the DJ and some juicy snacks being served with the drinks. Some interesting games were also organised to keep the guests entertained. The fantastic evening ended with a sumptuous dinner.
Next morning after breakfast we headed to Kempty falls after breakfast. The falls are about 15 km from Mussoorie and favorite with the crowd visiting. Here also one can take a cable car to down and come up. The water and the dip is really refreshing and cool though it became quiet crowded as time went by. Soon it was time to leave, we had our lunch at Dehradun and then on to Delhi by the same route.
Around Mussoorie one can also visit Dhanolti, Chamba and Kanatal.
Snaps of Fort Resorts Mussoorie. Other Mussoorie Hotels
With lot of new big hotels coming up in Mussoorie, it has come up as a favoured Conference Destination from Delhi.

For organising your trip to Mussoorie contact us at Around Delhi Holidays Pvt Ltd. Call Seema @ 9891458220 / Anand @ 9811193634
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1 comment:

  1. Best season to go Mussoorie for weekend getaways is March to June and September to November.

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