Circuit UTT/01: Garhwal Circuit - Mussoorie (2) – Rishikesh/Haridwar (2) Distances Delhi - Mussoorie 285 kms Mussoorie – Rishikesh 77 kms Rishikesh – Haridwar 24 kms Haridwar – Delhi 200 kms Recommended Access – By Train to Delhi and from there on by Car. Direct Trains to Haridwar/Dehradun are as under: Days Of Run Train Name Origin Dep.Time Destination Arr.Time M T W T F SS +DEHRADUN BANDRA 22:25 DEHRADUN 16:50 Y YY YYYY EXP TERMINUS Accommodation Options: www.nivalink.com/uttaranchal Mussoorie (State: Uttaranchal, Category: Hill Station) (Recommended Stay – 2 nights) Mussoorie is located at a height of 2,500 meters in the green Himalayan range. Musoorie is a weekend getaway from Delhi and a tourist destinations to be covered alongwith Rishikesh/Haridhwar. How to Reach Mussoorie : 280 km from Delhi, 34 km from Dehradun, 85 km from Rishikesh Places of Interest in Mussoorie : Lal Tibba View Point Gun Hill Rope Way Tibetan Refugee Centre Kempty Falls Camel's Back Road for pony ride Gun Hill- The second highest point in Mussoorie, Gun Hill offers mesmerizing views of Himalayan ranges. Excursions : Dhanaulti Meadows & Pine forest Sarkunda Devi Temples Golf Course at Dehradun River Rafting at Rishikesh Chamba, A Quaint little hill station enroute to Rishikesh (45 kms). Best time to Visit Mussoorie : The enchanting natural beauty of Mussoorie is best enjoyed during the summers - March to June and Autumn months of October and November. Rishikesh (State: Uttaranchal, Category: Religious, Adventure) (Recommended Stay – 2 nights) Rishikesh is located near haridwar(24 kms). It is the starting point for the Chardham pilgrims and is a destination for people who are interested in meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. For the adventure seekers, rishikesh is the suggested place for starting their trekking expeditions, White water rafting and camping. PLACES TO VISIT Bharat Temple (1.6 kms) [ Open from 0500 to 1100 hrs and 1300 to 2100 hrs ] Rishi Kund & Raghunath Temple (1.6 kms) Laxman Jhoola (6.7 kms) Pushkar Temple (1.6 kms) Shatrughan Temple Muni-Ki-Reti (4.8 km) Swarg Ashram Gita Bhawan Parmath Niketan (8 km) Lakshman Temple Sadanand Jhoola Triveni Ghat Shivanand Ashram Kailash Ashram Academy of Meditation HOW TO GET THERE? Air Delhi : 225 kms Rail Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar (24 kms). Road By road Rishikesh to Haridwar 24 kms, Dehradun 47 kms, Mussoorie 77 kms, Badrinath 301 kms (Son Prayag), Kedarnath 228 kms, Gangotri 258 kms, Yamunotri 288 kms (Hanuman Chatti), Srinagar 105 kms, Joshimath 252 kms. Haridwar (State: Uttaranchal, Category: Adventure) (Recommended Stay – 1-2 nights) Haridwar is situated at the base of the Shivalik hills, where the Ganga, comes down from the mighty Himalayas meets the plains. Haridwar, literally is 'The gateway to the Gods'. PLACES TO VISIT Har Ki Pauri Chandi Devi Mansa Devi Kavand Mela Daksha Mahadev Temple Sapt Rishi Maya Devi Others Gurukul Kangri University Beauty Point Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar HOW TO GET THERE? Air Delhi : 200 kms Rail Haridwar is well connected by trains to all the major towns of India. Road Haridwar, on the main highway, is connected to all major centres in the region and other parts of the country by road. Off-the-beaten-Track The Cloud End is a unique holiday resort (www.nivalink.com/cloudend) at Musoorie, It is a colonial bungalow that retains all the charm and quaintness of the past. It is a total lifestyle change. If there is the opportunity to indulge in pastimes such as horse safaris, trekking and other adventure activities, there is an ambience of the past created by the deliberate decision not to have an electricity connection. The resort harvests rainwater, uses solar and wind power, to meets its needs. The Cloud End Bungalow has retained its ambience belonging to the initial years of Mussoorie’s history. Its conversion into a resort has been carefully done. Available for visitors are seven rooms ie Deluxe Double Room, Four Bedded family room, Economy room and Deluxe Family suite and Independent cottages The rooms in the main building are quite spacious and extra beds can be put in comfortably. Classic Hilltop Resort (www.nivalink.com/classichilltop) is located at Chamba (Uttaranchal, India) at 45 kms from Musoorie and 60 kms from Rishikesh. Chamba is a quiet hill station offering very good mountain views and thus is a very popular place for a honeymoon or a quick weekend getaway ex-delhi. The Resort, perched supremely on top of a verdant hill, gives you views of the snow- capped Himalayan peaks. Wild Brook Rereat is a Jungle Lodge situated very close to the Rajaji National Park near Rishikesh. Set amidst the beautiful valley of Nalani in the foothills of Himalayas, Wild Brook Retreat offers perfect wild ambience. The cottages and tents are spacious, comfortable and well equipped with modern amenities. Wild Brook Retreat is easily accessible by road, rail and air from Delhi (229km) / Haridwar (24 kms). Camp Riverwilds (www.nivalink.com/campriverwilds) is located 27 kms from Rishikesh on the road to Deoprayag on the Ganges river banks. The camp is located between Shivpuri and Byasi Village, right on the milestone showing Byasi 03 Kms. Accommodation 24 Luxury Tents having attached bath, hand held shower. Living area is of the size of 12 x 16 ft having a double / twin bed. Bath area is of the size of 12 x 5 ft. having running water; wash Basin, mirror, hand held shower. The Glasshouse on the Ganges is located at 23 kms from Rishikesh. The Glasshouse is set in a lychee orchard with a garden of tropical plants, rare birds and butterflies. It has a sand beach of its own. This secluded property has four cottages overlooking the Ganges and the mountains beyond. Its private spring water matches the qualities of the best mineral waters in the world, and you even bathe in it! The property offers a relaxed atmosphere replete with leisure, reading, log fires and even a barbecue on a deck by the banks of the river.