Dehradun to Mussoorie | Mussoorie from Delhi – ELEV 2000M Situated on a ridge 2km high, the Mussoorie also famous as ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ vies with Nainital as Uttarakhand’s favourite holiday destination. When the mist clears, panoramic picturesque views of the green Doon Valley and the distant white-capped Himalayan peaks are superb, and in the hot months the cooler temperatures and fresh mountain air make a welcome break from the Hussle and polluted life below.
Founded by the British in 1823, Mussoorie became hugely popular with the Raj set. The town is crowded with visitors in the season of May and July, when it can seem like a tacky holiday camp for families and honeymooners. During rainy season, the town is often shrouded in clouds.
Mussoorie segment of two regions: Gandhi Chowk or Library Bazaar at the western end where as Kulri Bazaar and Picture Palace at the eastern end, linked by the (almost) traffic-free 2km Mall. Beyond Kulri Bazaar a narrow road goes 1.5km to Landour Bazaar.
The nearest railway station to Mussoorie is Dehradun which is well connected by Delhi to Dehradun trains, and there are a handful of services to Lucknow, Varanasi, Chennai and Kolkata. The quickest service linking Delhi to Dehradun is the daily Shatabdi Express which has a fare of chair/executive class ₹390/780 respectively. It departs from New Delhi train station at 6.50am and reaches Dehra Dun at 12.40pm. The return trip leaves Dehra Dun at 5 pm.
The daily Mussoorie Express has a fare of sleeper/3AC/2AC class ₹130/365/508 respectively. It takes 11 hours from Delhi to Dehradun. Mussoorie Express is an overnight service that leaves Delhi Sarai Rohilla station at 9.05pm. The return trip leaves Dehra Dun at 9.30pm.
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The overnight Dehradun-Amritsar Express has a fare of sleeper/3A class ₹127/356 respectively which has 12 hours journey time. It departs from Amritsar daily at 7.40pm.
Mussoorie to Delhi Bus
Nearly all long-distance buses arrive and depart from the huge, modern Interstate Bus Terminal (ISBT), 5km south of the city centre. To get there, take a local bus (₹5), vikram 5 (₹10) or an autorickshaw (₹100). There are few buses to Mussoorie which leave from here but most go from the Mussoorie bus stand (₹35, 1½ hours, half-hourly between 6 am & 8 pm) next to the train station.
Some buses go toward Mussoorie’s Picture Palace bus stand while others go to the Library bus stand across town. Private buses to Joshimath (₹250, 12 hours, departs 7 am) and Uttarkashi (₹190, 9 hours, departs 8.15am & 1 pm) leave from the Parade Ground bus stand.
The nearest airport to Mussoorie is Jolly Grant Airport which is located at Doiwala. It is 24 kilometres far away which take about 1-hour. Dehradun is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Lucknow by Air India, Jet Airways and SpiceJet flights.
Dehradun Airport Contact No.- 0135 2412053
By Taxi From Dehradun to Mussoorie
A taxi to Mussoorie costs ₹510, while a shared taxi should cost ₹100 per person; both can be found in front of the train station. Taxis fares around ₹810 for Rishikesh and ₹960 for Haridwar.
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