A Trip to Queen of Hill Stations

Topics: Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Ganges Pages: 5 (1247 words) Published: December 14, 2012
Trip to the Queen of Hill Stations

23rd December-30th December 2012



Date| Plan of the Day|
23rd Dec| Arrive at DelhiCheck-in at Hotel Airport Runway| 24th Dec| Day at leisure in Delhi|
25th Dec| Depart for Mussoorie via roadCheck-in at Hotel Vishnu Palace| 26th Dec| Day at leisure in Mussoorie|
27th Dec| Depart for Rishikesh via roadCheck-in at Hotel Green| 28th Dec| Depart for Haridwar via roadCheck-in at Hotel Ganges Rivera| 29th Dec| Depart for Delhi via roadCheck-in at Hotel Airport Runway|

*Please note the package includes room and breakfast, any extra charges (meals, laundry or any other service) to be incurred by the guest.


Hotel Runway
A-48, Road No.1, Mahipalpur Extent,
NH- 8, Near IGI Airport, New Delhi- 110037 (India)


Suggested Itinerary

Start early morning for Mussoorie
Break at Cheetal Restaurant for breakfast/brunch
Break at Dehradun before the uphill climb

Places to See- Mussoorie

Lal Tibba (Depot Hill)
The highest point in Mussoorie, Lal Tibba gives you splendid view of the landscape around. Located in Landour, it is the oldest inhabited area of the place. Old British architectures adorn the place and impart it an antique charm. From here, one can have clear views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks and places like Badrinath and Kedarnath dotting the horizon.

Camel's Back Point / Camel's Back\
Road The road borrows its name from a large rock here that looks like a camel's back. One can see the rock from the 'Mussoorie Public School'. The road starts from Kurli Bazaar and goes up to the Library Bazaar. Thick deodar trees girdle this 3 km long stretch. The atmosphere is veryserene and ideal for pony-riding and watching the sun playing 'hide and seek' in the Himalayas.

Gun Hill
At a height of 2122 m, this is the second highest peak of the town. During the colonial era, a gun was placed atop the hill and fired exactly at mid-day to announce the time. Thus, the place derived its name as 'Gun Hill'. One can have stunning views of the landscape and other Himalayan Ranges from the place. A 400 m ropeway connects the Mall to this place. Walking is another alternative.

Kempty Falls
Located 15 km from Mussoorie, the Kempty Falls lie amidst a mass of hills. Sparkling water gushes down from a height of 4,500 ft and further segregates into five different falls (40 ft each) at this place. Originally, the British conducted tea-parties here. Thus, the colloquial name 'Camp-Tea' earned it the name 'Kempty'. The falls remain open to public from March to July.

Mussoorie-Rishikesh (75 Kms)

Suggested Itinerary

Start after breakfast for Rishikesh

Places to See- Rishikesh
Triveni Ghat.
A confluence of three holy important Rivers the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswathy, is a most revered sacred bathing spot in Rishikesh and is situated on the banks of Ganges River. It is of belief that those who take a dip in water at this ghat washes away all the sins and purifies the soul and will have salvation, a relief from all sins carried out; the water here has the power to purify them. Daily in the morning and evening there are thousands who take bath here and enjoy the Maha Aarti being performed. It very soothing to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the cool breeze from the river.

Bharat Mandir
Built by Adiguru Shankra Charya around 12th century, Bharat Mandir is situated in the heart of the old town on the banks of the Ganges. The Inner sanctum of the temple has the idol of Lord Vishnu, carved out of a single Saligram. In the inner canopy above the idol is Shree Yantra installed by Adi Sankraya Charya.

Ram Jhula is situated 3 Km north of Rishikesh, Is an iron suspension bridge. It is made over riverGanges to cross the river and is a landmark of Rishikesh. Ram Jhula has been added recentlyconstructed between Shivananda Ashram and Sawargashram....
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