For those living in the capital, on the weekends in the searing heat, most roads lead to Mussoorie. Though just 283 kms away from each other, the climate is radically different. While Delhi simmers, Mussoorie has a soft, cool breeze that is all set to greet you!
There are two routes that you can take to reach this tranquil hill station in the state of Uttaranchal. While the first goes via Dehradun, the other will be slightly longer, going through Haridwar and Rishikesh.
While fog can be reasonably dense in the winters, summers are pleasant.Â Try to start early in the morning so that you can cross Meerut by 7.30 a.m. and avoid the build-up of traffic. The roads are fairly well laid out and umpteen dhabas and restaurants lie along the way.
However, the best idea is to eat in Delhi, before you start out. Once youâ€™ve crossed Meerut, the routes will split and you can make a decision based on the time at hand.
Once youâ€™re there, you have plenty to see and experience in this alpine wonderland. You can visit the newly developed Lake Mist and Mussoorie Lake if you feel like doing a bit of boating. For those who like a little history, thereâ€™s the Sir George Everest house and Cloud End. But letâ€™s not spoil the fun. Why donâ€™t you discover some places for yourself! Thereâ€™s a lot to visit.
As a matter of safety, please try to drive during the day because the roads are not very safe during the night. Additionally, lack of proper lighting might hamper your speed.
Ensure that your vehicle is in serviced condition because though the distance isnâ€™t too much, it can get rough on your vehicle, given the terrain.
So pack up. Rev up. And get going! Beat the heat!