Living in Goa has always felt like a dream but during the monsoon when everything is dull and gloomy, my heart aches for the hills. This time, I headed to the majestic hills of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand. In this blog, I will skip all the touristy tips and just talk about the places and experiences that left my mind feeling rejuvenated.
So here’s a list of the top things you should experience on your trip to Mussoorie:
1.) Early morning walk on Camel’s Back Road
The harmonious chirping of the birds, tranquil mist in the air, abundant greenery and beguiling mountains all around are what make Camel’s back road a jogger’s paradise. A 3 km walk along this stretch will surely leave you feeling content and stress-free. Camel’s back road maintains a vibe of its own despite being located close to the hustle-bustle of mall road.
2.) Watch the Sunset at Café Ivy
Nestled in the sleepy town of Landour, Café Ivy offers a spectaclur view of the Himalayan foothills. Café Ivy is what you need when you are tired of eating pakodas and momos at Chaar Dukan. There are many other cafes in Mussoorie but they are located in the busy mall road, far away from Landour. The view that this café offers is what I loved the most including all their delicious bakes and hot chocolate.
3.) Get mesmerised at “Clouds End”
Located on the tip of Mussoorie, Clouds End is truly where the clouds end and you discover a whole new world in front of you, one that Narnia would approve of! 😉 Surrounded by the Oak and deodar forests, this place offers panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas. Make sure you stop by the echo point on the hill and experience the echo effect for yourself. Clouds end is for all you nature lovers who like a little trek into the forest and a moment of solitude.
4.) Walk to Lal Tibba, the highest view point
The quaint streets of Mussoorie are best experienced on foot and that’s why my trip involved a lot of walking around.
This blissful walk to Lal Tibba from Char Dukaan was the highlight of my trip to Mussoorie. It was one of those experiences that leave you in awe of the beauty of nature. The scenic route up to Lal Tibba was surrounded by pine forests and the hills peeking in the distance. Lal Tibba is the highest point in Mussoorie and if the sky is clear, you could be lucky to see upto the Indo-Tibetan border with the help of an old telescope fixed at this point!
5.) Lunch at Rokeby Manor, Landour
Built in the 1840’s, this colonial-style hotel has an old world charm about it that made me fall in love with this property. Their in-house restaurant called “Emily’s” serves some of the best Italian food you will find in Mussoorie so I highly recommend you visit this place for a cozy lunch or dinner while you’re in Landour. The decor at Rokeby Manor makes it one of the most Instagram-worthy locations so make sure you click loads of pictures just how I did.
If you have any queries about my trip to Mussoorie, don’t hesitate to send me a message on my Instagram @thebohospiration and also check out my highlights to see all the lovely cafés I visited.
How to get there:
•Goa to Delhi Flight – Delhi to Dehradun Flight – Dehradun to Mussoorie Taxi•
This is the route I took, however I would recommend, you only take a flight to Delhi and then a taxi from Delhi to Mussoorie as it hardly takes about 6-7 hours to get to Mussoorie.
I also tried Paragliding at Mussoorie which was a beautiful experience!