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Comparision of Hillstations Mussourie and Shimla

Comparision of Hilsstations Shimla and Mussoorie

We will be comparing the two most visited places in India in terms of hill stations which is Mussoorie and Shimla. They are amazing hill stations and near to Delhi and almost 300-400 kms. It would hardly take 5-6 hrs to reach to both places. So here we will be comparing these things.

  • How to reach to both desinations
  • Mall Roads
  • Snow fall times 
  • Destinations to visit

How to reach to both the places Shimla and Mussoorie

Shimla:

You can reach Shimla by ROad, Air and Train. 
How to reach shimla By Air:
Nearest airport is shimla Airport. it is 22 kms from shimla, the jubharhatti is connecte with all major city. Apart from this you can also reach Chandigarh airport
How to Reach Shimla by Train:

Railway network to shimla is connected from everywhere in India. Nearest railway station is Kalka. from Delhi it is almost 300 Kms. From Kalka you can reach to shimla by Toy train. it is once in a life time experience, you must travel to shimla by toy train. Also you can reach shimla by road from Kalka, you can get bus and private vehicles in almost half an hour anytime.

How to Reach Shimla by Road:
Shimla is connected from roadways by all major nearby cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kalka. You can get buses from these places anytime.

Mussoorie:

You can reach Shimla by ROad, Air and Train.

How to reach Mussoorie By Air:
Mussoorie is located about 59 kms distance away from Jolly Grant airdrome that is situated in Dehradun conurbation. So tourists and sightseers can get to Mussoorie with no trouble and with the help of Dehradun airport. Buses and local transportation system is provided to arrive at the visiting sites in Mussoorie from the airdrome.
How to Reach Mussoorie by Train:

Dehradun Railway Station, located around 36 km away serves as the nearest railway station to Mussoorie. Number of trains from far and near of cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Jammu and Amritsar serve Dehradun city. After reaching Dehradun by train, visitors can board local taxis or buses for Mussoorie.

How to Reach Mussoorie by Road:
A number of state government and private buses connect Mussoorie with nearby places like Delhi, Dehradun and other important towns of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Buses for Mussoorie are available on frequent and daily basis, so passengers can choose a bus depending on their convenience.

Visiting places in Shimla

shimla mall road

Ridge

The Ridge is the most photographed wide-open street located on the side of Shimla Mall Road. The Ridge has everything, from shops selling some exclusive artefacts to the spectacular view of the snow-capped mountain ranges. It is famous for a lot of things, but best known for shopping and for being the social hub of the city. Shimla's rich past is evident from the Gothic buildings standing in this part of the town.

mall road

Shopping in Shimla revolves around the heart of the town- The Mall Road. One can shop for local handicrafts, shawls, woolens, exquisite jewelry etc. here.

Jakhoo Temple

Set amidst the lush green background of the Shivalik hill ranges on Jakhoo Hill, the highest point in Shimla, the Jakhu Temple is an ancient site dedicated to the Hindu god - Hanuman. Jakhu Temple has the world's largest Hanuman statue, which is visible from most parts of Shimla.

Kufri

Kufri, located at a distance of 16km from the main city of Shimla, is a popular tourist destination known for snow-laden peaks, skiing and Kufri Zoo. Travellers have to either hike or take a pony from the parking lot to reach Kufri. Mahasu Peak and Fagu Valley are the main attractions in Kufri but are accessible via pony ride. You can also enjoy go-karting at the Kufri Fun World, which has the highest Go-Karting track in the world. You can come back to the parking lot by a pony and head to the Indira Tourist Park by afternoon after grabbing some lunch. Or you can also head to Kufri Zoo from there.

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Top 5 must visit Hill stations in 2019

Nowadays, it is very difficult to get relief for two moments in our day-to-day life. Travelling is one of the best ways to get rid of an everyday stressful life, and if anyone goes to a Hill Station for traveling the fun and the happiness gets doubled. In the pleasant, the panoramic view of the skyscrapers makes everyone feel happy. Here are lists of some Hill Stations where everyone must go once in there life. check our list of must visit hill stations in 2019.

Darjeeling (West Bengal) – Darjeeling is called “Dreamland of the East” and also known as the Queen of All the Station. Its clean fresh air and mesmerizing beauty can amaze and soothe anyone, and how can anyone forget the famous Darjeeling tea. The name Darjeeling is derived from Dorie which means “Thunderbolt” and Ling which means “Place”. Darjeeling is also very important because of its proximity to Nepal and Bhutan.

Surrounded by the Himalayan peaks, Darjeeling is very wealthy in natural beauty, and the famous Kanchenjunga peak can also be seen from here.

There are so many other tourist attraction spots in Darjeeling, like Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, people usually call it Toy train. A small train which runs from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, and there is the other tourist spot called Tiger Hill which is located 11 km away from Darjeeling and It is impossible to forget the view of the sunrise from the top of Tiger Hill. There is a Zoological Park called Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park which is set up to conserve and preserve the various creatures of the Himalayas, there are some rare species like Siberian Tigers, Red Panda, Tibetan Wolf etc are in the zoo. There are also some spots like Peace Pagoda, Ghoom Monastery where tourists must visit.

Sikkim– India’s northeast state Sikkim is a Hill Destination in a true sense. Sikkim has powerful Himalayan mountain chains, a continuous stream of rivers, scintillating lakes, thrilling waterfalls, dense beautiful forest, and meadows. The beauty of Sikkim is so mesmerizing that any traveler who comes here to visit never forgets his journey. Pelling, Ravangla, Lachen, Yuksom, Namchi, and Singhik are the most prominent hill stations from all hill stations in Sikkim. After seeing the panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, nobody can live without admiring it.

And the other hill places of Sikkim like Namchi, Ravangla, and Jorthang shows a major influence of Buddhism, many Buddhist pilgrimages are also located here. Sikkim is a treasure of natural beauty and it is a place which cannot be easily forgotten by anyone.

Pokhara (Nepal)– Though Pokhara is not in India, but the beauty of many places goes faded beyond its unique beauty. Pokhara is called as “Jewel of the mid-west”, and the second main tourist destination of Nepal. Pokhara is situated 200km from Kathmandu and it is linked Indian border Sunauli also. Pokhara is located beneath the great Annapurna Mountains. There are so many lakes in Pokhara, like Begnas Lake, Phewa Lake. Tourists can go fishing, boating to these lakes.

Mountain lovers can feel amazed after seeing Annapurna mountain range and fishtail peak. There are also some places like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu which makes Pokhara famous. Pokhara is also called the “City of Tourism”.

Tourists can enjoy many adventurous sports like Rafting, Paragliding, Sky diving and Ultralight fights. Pokhara is a place whose beauty is difficult to utter in words and it spells everyone with its beauty.

 

ooty hills – nilgiri hills

Ooty (Tamilnadu)– Ooty is a place where people can go for a change from their everyday life, this is a place that is capable of leaving its mark in the mind of anyone with its sublime beauty.

The beauty of Doddabetta peak and Pyleara Lake is such that anyone can be charmed. About 95% of Ooty like Nilgiri Hills, Ketti Valley, Pine forests is made by nature and only 5% like Golf course, Marjamman Temple, Stone house etc is made by humans.

The maximum height of this hill station is 2240 meters. This is one of the few places where no one gets disappointed and everyone feels the joy.

shimla

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)- During the British period, Britishers used to go there in summer season for a change, and still people go to Shimla for a change. Shimla has many specimens of British rule times like Ellerslie, Christ Church, Gorton Castle, Wood ville and etc.

However, this is not the only center of attraction in Shimla, but its pleasant atmosphere and snow-draped mountains are also major attraction centers.

Shimla is situated at the height of 2200m at the foothills of Himalayas. It is a well-built and developed city but it also reflects the effect of nature.

There are also many interesting places for wildlife lovers like Shimla Reserve Forest area, Chail Sanctuary, Daranghati Sanctuary and many more.

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Hill Stations near Delhi for Low Budget 5000 INR

Low Budget Hill Station near Delhi

Hey friends, if you are looking for hill stations and your budget, is low and your pocket doesn’t allow to make a plan with friends here are few destinations where you can not only visit these hill stations but you can enjoy with your friends at a very low budget.

The problem we face while planning a tour is its fare to reach there as almost 40% to 50% of total expense is our fare, so we have few destinations where we can easily reach and has easy connectivity to rest part of India.

Check these Low budget Hill stations.

Shimla:

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Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations of India, it’s very near to Delhi, its only 350 km from Delhi. Its one of the best destination for your weekend

Best Way To Reach:

By Bus: 

You can get a bus from Kashmiri gate or by private bus agency to Shimla by road.

By Train:

You can also reach there by train. You can get a train to Kalka and then catch a bus from Kalka to Shimla its approx 96 km which take 2 hours. You can also catch Toy train from Kalka to Shimla. It’s the best way to get there by watching hills and mountains on one side.

Read Here: Top 10 Hill station of this year

Hotels Prices:

You can get good Hotels as low as 700-800 INR per day.

Sight-Seeing:

For sight-seeing hire a cab and it would take 1400-1500 INR for whole the day , It will take you important places for sight-seeing and drop you to your Hotel .


Manali:

manali

Manali is Approximately 500 Km from Delhi, You can visit one of the most visited hill stations where people visit to see  Snowfall in winter seasons. if you are looking for Low Budget Hill Station near Delhi, this is one of the best option available.

Best Way to reach Manali:

Bus: It would take Approx 14 hours to reach there, In evening catch a bus around 6 -8 Pm you will reach in the next morning around 8- 10 Am. Private Buses are available most of the time which charge 1000-1500 INR.

Train: You have to break the journey, where trains are not available to the nearby station you can reach Chandigarh or Kalka than you have to catch a bus.

Hotel Booking:

You can easily get good hotels at 700 INR starting price. You don’t need AC room as the temperature is normally low here.

Sight-Seeing: 

You can hire a cab, It will charge around 1500 INR which will take you to various sights which are popular. Then will drop you to your hotel.


Nainital:

Low Budget Hill Station near Delhi

 

Nainital is also one of the most popular hill stations in india. It is said that before Independence (India) in summer Britishers used to stay here.

How to Reach:

By Bus or Train:

You can get a bus or train to Kathgoadam. Its 325 Km from Delhi. Which is very pocket-friendly it will hardly take 400-500 train fare.

Hotel Pricing:

You will easily get a good hotel for a starting price of around 700 INR. It will be good to stay around Naini lake as you can have a beautiful view of Naini Lake in the morning. You can also see sunrise and sunset here.

Sight-Seeing:

You can hire a cab which would hardly cost around 1200 and it will take you to all the destinations which are popular in Nainital.

 

You can cover all these places in 2-3 days i.e weekend time, all these places are popular coz people travel in Friday evening spend Saturday and Sunday and come back in Sunday evening, and get back to work on Monday. This list for Low Budget Hill Station near Delhi is prepared by interviewing many people from corporate sectors with experience of 1-3 years where the budget is problem.

Pashupatinath Tour & Travels provide you with all sort of information about holiday destinations and also guide you for these places. We are one of the best travel agents located at Gorakhpur. You can call us at any time at our number +91- 7619-938-418. We organize Solo Tour, group Tours for Nepal and India for places like Muktinath, Kathmandu, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Bhutan.

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PARADISE OF INDIA: GANGTOK

PARADISE OF INDIA: GANGTOK

There are numerous places in India which can make you feel like Switzerland, Gangtok is one of the most amazing place surrounded in the lap of nature. Pashupatinath Tour & Travels is one of the best travel operators who have guided you to many places in India. We have written about many hill station in India. You can read about them below.

GANGTOK is one of the best place to visit in North East. It is the capital of Sikkim and situated in the midst of the eastern Himalayas. An important centre of Buddhism, this charming hill station is surrounded by beautiful scenery, especially stunning views of the snow-capped Mount Kanchenjunga. gangtok
Gangtok Tourist Places & Activities 

You can easily spend your holidays in Gangtok with its so many attractions & entertainment activities. There are great viewpoints, monasteries & gompas with awesome architecture, museums, gardens, waterfalls, lakes & pools, art & craft, rides, paragliding etc.
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Buddhist monasteries: The iconic Rumtek Monastery with its superb architecture and serene environs should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Gangtok. Rumtek Monastery is one of the most important sites for almost every Buddhist.

Here is the list of Top Buddhist Places in India

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Tsongmo Lake: The crystal waters of the revered Tsomgo Lake enthral visitors as they change colours according to the seasons including remaining completely frozen during the winters.

tsomgo lake

Nathu La Pass at the Indo-Tibetan border: The mighty mountain pass of Nathu La is located at an astonishing height of approximately 4,310 meters above sea level and is considered to be one of the highest motorable mountain passes in the world. The pass is open to the citizens of India and a special permit is needed for foreign tourists.

Nathu La Pass at the Indo-Tibetan border

Markets of MG Marg: The main town avenue of MG Marg is beautifully maintained vehicle-free road filled with trendy cafes, provision stores, superb street food and quirky stores selling everything from locally made crafts.

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Other Attractions: Besides all these stunning places you can also visit Hanuman Tok, zoological parks, ropeway, tashi view point etc. The museum at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology houses a lot of interesting relics on Tibetan Buddhism and its rituals. Other than that, it has ancient manuscripts on display. Culture, history, natural wonders and scenic landscapes.

Gangtok-Ropeway

The best time to visit Gangtok: Spring (March to April) is a great time. Another great time is the Summer (May – June). One of the best times to visit Gangtok is during Autumn (October to November).
How to reach Gangtok & Sikkim – Transport & Fares 
Gangtok is only 4 hours drive from Darjeeling, 4.5 hours from both NJP (the nearest major railway station) and Bagdogra (the nearest airport). You can get private taxis from all these places, shared Jeeps from NJP, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong etc, and buses from Siliguri. There is also helicopter service between Bagdogra and Gangtok taking only 35 minutes one way.

 

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