How to Reach Mussoorie

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How to reach Mussoorie by Train

It doesn’t matter if you are in a taxi or a self-drive or in a bus; this is one road trip you will thoroughly enjoy. Buses are the most convenient and reasonably priced transport option. There are a number of state and private services that run from New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and towns of Uttarakhand that will drop you in the heart of Mussoorie. Delhi is 290 km away from Mussoorie. It takes close to 9 hours on NH 58 to cover the distance. Keep your music handy and food close by if you wish to cover the distance in one stretch.

From International Destinations

Discover Mussoorie and its nearby tourist attractions with information on your fingertips. Access to this neatly tucked away paradise may seen a bit long winded but once you start unscrambling it one step at a time, it is fairly easy to plan the journey. You can fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi of Chhatrapati Shivaji maharaj International Airport at Mumbai on the first leg of your journey. From there you can either take a direct flight to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun or take the New Delhi – Dehradun train. You are now just 34 km away from your dream holiday. You may explore Dehradun for a day and then head to Mussoorie by road or go directly. However, if your Mussoorie trip is an extension of your Indian holiday then you will need to modify that plan slightly.

How to reach Mussoorie by Train

Mussoorie does not have a train station. The nearest railway junction is in the capital city of Dehradun, 28 km from Mussoorie. It is one of the most popular modes of transport used by the tourists to reach the hill town of Mussoorie and destinations nearby. Shatabdi Express, Janshatabi, Nizamuddin and Mussoorie Express are some of the preferred trains at run between New Delhi and Dehradun. The journey takes 6 hours from point to point. Madurai-Dehradun Superfast Express, Upasana and Doon Express train from Howrah to Dehradun, Link Express from Allahabad and Dehradun Express from Mumbai are some of the other trains one can take. Once in Dehradun, there are plenty taxi and bus services that one can avail of. However, it is advisable to have buffer time at hand if you plan to start your road trip immediately after alighting from the train. Long distance trains do get delayed thus leaving little time for safe road travel in bright daylight.

How to reach Mussoorie by Air

Mussoorie doesn’t have an airport of its own. The nearest available airport is Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun. The distance between Mussoorie and Dehradun is only 34 km but as the airport is situated south of Dehradun, you will have to cover a distance of almost 60 km to reach Mussorie. There are limited non-stop flights available from New Delhi and Mumbai for Dehradun. Major airlines such as Indigo, Jet Airways, Air India and Spicejet offer daily flights. You can also take hopping flights from Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune with a stopover in New Delhi.

How to reach Mussoorie by Car

It doesn’t matter if you are in a taxi or a self-drive or in a bus; this is one road trip you will thoroughly enjoy. Buses are the most convenient and reasonably priced transport option. There are a number of state and private services that run from New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and towns of Uttarakhand that will drop you in the heart of Mussoorie. Delhi is 290 km away from Mussoorie. It takes close to 9 hours on NH 58 to cover the distance. Keep your music handy and food close by if you wish to cover the distance in one stretch.

From around India

Are you planning a trip to the Queen of Hills Mussoorie? Beat the big summer rush by visiting Mussoorie in radiant winters or lush green monsoon. But if summer it must be then you can reach here quite effortlessly by booking your tickets much in advance. Dehradun, capital of the state of Uttarakhand, is connected with the length and breadth of India with a robust railway network. As a faster alternate, you can take a flight to either Mumbai or New Delhi and reach Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport in a couple of hours. From there you can take a taxi or rent a self-drive to cover the picturesque route. There are state run and luxury buses that will drop you at Library Bazaar in Mussoorie.

Traveling in and around Mussoorie

You can cover most of Mussoorie by walk, as the roads are well maintained and flat. Cycle rickshaws are a good option for short distance travels. Taxis, cycles, bikes and local buses are available on hire for visiting tourist attractions. Do try the cable cars on the ropeway to go from one place to the other. They are fun. Papers to keep handy: • Government approved ID card • Vehicle registration, PUC, driving licence • Medicine prescriptions

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