Saturday, October 15, 2016

Things To See & Do in Mussoorie, Dehradun & Haridwar

Hey, Everyone!

I am back again from my recent family trip with my parents and cousin’s, and it was a wonderful trip full of beautiful memories and spending quality time with your family.

We have started our journey from Faridabad (My Home) in my Car at 10:30 AM; I am sure that it would be a long day as we have to cover around 300 Km’s of the distance across four states (Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand). Finally reached Mussoorie at 8 PM (taken few tea breaks and lunch in between the whole journey). Checked in Hotel at 8.30 PM. It was a hectic journey as the road in Mussoorie are two way only and overtaking is also prohibited in Hilly areas. Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is one of my childhood fantasies.


We start at around 9.30 PM; we had our dinner in Hotel itself. Finally, our Mussoorie trip kickstarted from Mall Road (6000 Feet above sea level) with clicking pictures and feeling the fresh breeze of Mall Road. We had Hot Kulhad Wala Milk & Butter Scotch Ice-creams. Went to Hotel at around 11.30 PM and taken sleep with blankets, As temperature outside was 10’C.










Next Morning, we woke up at 7 AM, and amazed after seeing the outside view from Hotel Room is just treat to watch, Mountains covered with snow; clouds are just beside you and fresh air blowing your hair.






Here’s a video from my Hotel Room :)




After that, we had a heavy breakfast (Aloo & Paneer Parathas)  from a nearby Punjabi Restaurant in Mall Road. At 10 AM, we are heading back towards Dehradun from Mussoorie.


Bhatta Falls which is 7 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun highway near Bhatta Village. Accessible by car or bus up to Bhatta from where the fall is 2.5 km by foot.  Bhatta Falls is a first tourist picnic spot. Tourists can see several original photography locations to catch nature at its best. Here, you can get refreshing water. Visitors like to bath with fun at the pond. 

This walk will take you to 3-4 hours to the whole day depending on how much you would like to enjoy the natural scenery and how much time you have.














Here’s a video from Bhatta Fall, Mussoorie :)



Next Destination, Robber's Cave (locally known as Guchhupani) is a river cave formation located approximately 8 km from the center of Dehradun City (Uttarakhand, India).

The cave is about 600 meters long, divided into two main parts. The cave has the highest fall of about 10 meters. In the central part, there is a fort wall structure which is now broken. It consists of an extremely narrow gorge formed in a conglomerate limestone area in Valley.

Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robber%27s_Cave,_India





P.S. : Pics inside Robber's Cave, are not that good coz of water.


Once we are done with Robber's Cave, Dehradun. It's time to head back to Haridwar. On the way, it was heavy traffic jam due to Navratri and festive season. It took us around 4-5 hours including lunch to reach Haridwar. Haridwar is truly kaleidoscope to the culture of India. Haridwar is one of the most famous holy cities in India. It's simply good to see river Ganga for yourself and the atmosphere there was superb. It was an immensely spiritual experience to dip in holy Ganga river at the time of sunset.






Started from Haridwar at 6 PM and reached back Delhi at 11:30 PM in the night. 

And so our beautiful family trip ended :) :)


Mussoorie, Dehradun & Haridwar turned out to be a lot more than we expected. These are charming cities with so much to offer to visitors. I do wish we had a little more time to explore these places. Have you been to Mussoorie, Dehradun & Haridwar? What did you like most about these cities? Kindly mention in comments.

Hope you have enjoyed our journey. 

All the Pics are clicked by me except the one at Robber's Cave.

57 comments:

  1. We are planning a trip to all three places, hopefully soon. Thanks for this post, it will be very helpful when we do. I love the details you've added.

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  2. Your post reminded me of all the good old times when I used to travel before marriage with my parents. I am basically from Panipat. Good to know you are from Haryana too :)

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    1. Thanks Deepa!

      Family Trips are always awesome and full of fun.

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  3. I make the same trip in 2009 .But started by road from Delhi.Beautiful memories. Muss orientation is stunning

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    1. Yes Amrita Right!

      Mussoorie Trip is soo much fun :)

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  4. complete guide for mussourie trip loaded with beautiful pics :)

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  5. oh wow! we are planning to go this dec end to Mussorie, and now you have done this article,,wow
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    1. That's awesome, In December snowfall would also be there in Mussorie.

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  6. Thanks for sharing about your trip! The place looks really interesting

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    1. Yes, Miriam Mussoorie is just Wow.

      You should definitely explore Mussoorie.

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  7. Woow waterfall, my favorite. Looks like a really great place for a short gateway.

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    1. Yes Rina, Mussoorie is great gateway for a short weekend trip.

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  8. That waterfall and the view, looks spectacular! Wish I could go to a waterfall too

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    1. You should surely explore Mussoorie, As there are various waterfall's mainly Kempty Fall & Bhatta Fall.

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  9. such nice and beautiful trip. would love to visit as well!

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    1. Sure Geng, You should visit India and explore Indian culture and beautiful places.

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  10. Guess you have a wonderful trip there! It was a real good place to discover and explore.

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    1. Roger That Amelie, Mussoorie is a must visit place if you are travelling to india.

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  11. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful trip. Have not been to these three places but definitely hope to now, after reading your post and seeing your photos!

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    1. Thanks Em, for the kind words :)

      You should surely visit these three places for adventure.

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  12. Such an eventful trip, looks like it was really fun for you and your family..

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    1. Yes Yana, I had soo much fun with family during the trip :)

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  13. Close to the nature, nice adventure ya!

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    1. You are right Mable.

      Do you love adventure?

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  14. I have never been there before but yes, the places are indeed breathtaking

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    1. Right Fadzi, These places are superb for adventure and photography.

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  15. Beautiful places!! Hope you had a great time with your family and cousins!!

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  16. wow.. the place definitely look so beautiful.. I want to go there too... one fine day... thanks for sharing...

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    1. You are welcome Meira.

      You should definitely visit these three breathtaking places in India.

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  17. The place really looks beautiful especially the waterfall. Would love to go someday!

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  18. thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures! hope i can visit those places one day in future!

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  19. Your hometown looks very interesting, and the temperature - seems perfect! Not too hot and too cold. Which part of your hometown you like most?

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    1. Yes Blair, Its a beautiful place. You should definitely explore India.

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  20. glad you had a wonderful trip. the place is breathtaking! would love to visit

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  21. I bet you must had a memorable and wonderful trip!
    Cross over for 300km ain't easy! Thanks for the brief itinerary :D

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  22. Great that you were able to see the city! I've always loved city tours and have dreamt of India. Hope to see more of these! I'll keep this in mind should I find my way (finally) to India.

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  23. I have lived in Dehradoon in early 90's and have visited all these places. A must visit places to enjoy in Northern India.

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  24. I love such family trips.
    Bhatta Falls was a surprise to me, never heard of it before. This is the advantage of road trips you get to halt at several places.

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  25. This place is so pretty! I miss Fresh Air, Mountains, Waterfall and NATURE! Been busy with work and missing out beautiful view of natureTT

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  26. What beautiful sites! I particularly love the nature photos :) Looks like a lovely part of India :)

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  27. Wow nice place to visit and relax, I have not been there yet maybe one day.

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  28. What a lovely trip it must have been and the sights look lovely. It must have been such an amazing experience to see all these scenic views too.

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  29. Didn't know about this beautiful place until I read your post, thanks for the info sharing :)

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  30. Such lovely sights and interesting food available!
    I love the waterfall and caves area cos it looks so unique.

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  31. Love trips like these especially with good food stops. Great scenery!

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  32. Love trips like these especially with good food stops. Great scenery!

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  33. Those are really breathtaking sceneries. Love your shots

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