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Old 13th December 2015, 19:02   #121
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Ahh Dehradun, studied there for 10 years in hostel. And did a trip one month back and will be going again next week. I usually take this route:

Delhi-Meerut-Muzaffarnagar-Rorkee-Bhagwanpur-Chhutmalpur-Dehradun.

This route is around 280 kms and is better then going via Haridwar as they have 4 lane work in process and has become to busy. In the above route we were stuck at the tunnel for 30 mins otherwise I didn't get stuck anywhere and roads are good as well except some rough patches. I was able to do it in 6 hours.
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If one leaves Delhi early and is able to cross Delhi- Meerut before 8:00 am, the route via Bijnore- Najibabad is very good & scenic! The traffic volume is also not much, though the speed would remain below 80kmph most of the time due to horse carts/ tractor trolleys.

https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir/Ni...30.3164945!3e0

Earlier this year, we did this route in 6 hours flat in ANHC with a longish Tea Break of 50 min. at Haridwar. Surpisingly, the distance is 280 km, least among all routes from Lodhi road.
I agree with you mate. Which ever route you take, it makes sense to start early. I took 4 hours from Dehradun to Noida in June. Took the conventional route via Roorkee, Odinagar, Meerut. Started at 4:50 A.M and drove non stop.
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Hello everyone,

This is my very first post on this forum, just got my membership request accepted :-)

I have been following this thread closely and it's clear that Karnal-Yamunanagar stretch is far better compared to the traditional one.

I've the following plan for this weekend with my family:

6 March: Delhi-Dehradun-Mussorie-Dhanolti-Chamba-Rishikesh Road-Fakot. The idea is essentially to explore mall road a bit in Mussorie and drive till Fakot, where we have our accommodation booked for the night. We won't explore Dhanolti or Chamba in between

7 March: Explore Rishikesh (Full day)

8 March: Start for Delhi post breakfast with an aim to reach by 4pm.

I will drive my brand new Vento TSI (purchased last week, one road trip:Agra, 500km so far) and we will be 5 in total in the car.

Now, I will be glad to get the following specifics from my fellow mates:

1. Since am covering a few places on the 6th, should I still stick to Yamunanagar route? Can anyone send me the GPS link please?

2. When should I start in the morning on the 6th and by when am I expected to reach Fakot?

Your help would really be appreciated. Many thanks.
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Hello everyone,

This ------SNIP---Many thanks.
Did you do this trip?
What route did you take, and how was it?
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Old 15th March 2016, 11:37   #125
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Hi Mayankk,

Yes, did it. I took Yamunanagar route while going to Mussoorie and took the traditional route (Roorkie, Meerut) while coming back. Though the former route is much more scenic (but ~70kms more in distance) and condition is near perfect, the latter is not too bad either and is very much doable if you leave early morning. I started my journey back from Fakot at 5:15 AM and reached my home at 1:30 PM, with one brunch break.

I've covered following places as part of my trip: Delhi-Mussoorie-Dhanolti-Chamba-Rishikesh Road-Fakot-Rishikesh-Haridwar-Delhi. A total of 862 km in total done with ease over a spread of three days. Mussoorie was freezing that day with occasional rain and wind while Fakot was a pleasure place to spend two nights.
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Just finished a 6 day affair at mussoorie.
The following is the route we took going to and fro.

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"To" route was a mistake, and has to be avoided. Flyovers are i nthe process of being erected near saharanpur, and there's no bypass to drive by them. Instead, you have to drive a loop around the sites, and there are no directions.
"From" is better, was faster than expected too, but expect the usual madness of NH58.


Route apart, if you are considering mussoorie, dont.
I abhor crowded hill stations, and haven't been to a mainstream one in close to a decade, going a little further, or before, to stay at a quieter place. my decision was validated with this stay bang on the mall road. Its crowded, dirty, filled with bad drivers who rush through the mall road, creating blockades. The worst offenders were the DL and HR plates. Honking, swerving, bassy idiots.

Go to dhanaulti, lansdowne, shilon bagh, etc, but not to the popular places.
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I am considering a quick weekend getaway; Jaipur and Shimla are done so Dehradun/Mussoorie is one option I am considering.

I can leave by 3-4pm on Friday and would want to get back by 9-10pm on Sunday.

Is Dehradun/Mussoorie possible for such a turnaround?

Given the recent monsoon, what would be the best route? Any tips on what to do, what to see?

On a sidenote, any place else I can consider?
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I am considering a quick weekend getaway; Jaipur and Shimla are done so Dehradun/Mussoorie is one option I am considering.

I can leave by 3-4pm on Friday and would want to get back by 9-10pm on Sunday.

Is Dehradun/Mussoorie possible for such a turnaround?

Given the recent monsoon, what would be the best route? Any tips on what to do, what to see?

On a sidenote, any place else I can consider?
I had gone to doon and mussorie last weekend. Yes, this trip can be planned.

Assuming you are from Delhi, take the below route:

1. Merrut by pass
2. Chutmalpur
3. Mohand
4. Doon

You can stay in doon and then next day move to mussorie. Roads more than 40% in bad state.
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You can stay in doon and then next day move to mussorie. Roads more than 40% in bad state.
How long did it take for you; we'll leave from Gurgaon. Are the roads bearable for the i20/City. Overall, worth the trip or should we rather just stay put.

Since we'll be leaving around 4pm, we'll travel a good amount at night. Are the highways safe? (the time we drove to Shimla, we reached around 1am; but recent developments raise caution for night travel)
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How long did it take for you; we'll leave from Gurgaon. Are the roads bearable for the i20/City. Overall, worth the trip or should we rather just stay put.

Since we'll be leaving around 4pm, we'll travel a good amount at night. Are the highways safe? (the time we drove to Shimla, we reached around 1am; but recent developments raise caution for night travel)
I drove at 90/100 kmph. It took arnd 6.5 Hrs to reach doon from Vasant Kunj.

Roads are good for i20/ city, infact we had gone there in a 09' IVTEC and a 2015 New IVTEC. Highway is safe. The weather is awsome there now, so it sure is worth spending a weekend. Go to Bhatta falls its on the midway to Mussorie from Doon. Small waterfall, better than Kempty fall (as its dirty/ crowded). And in doon go to robbers cave.

On my return I started at 6 30 in the evening from doon and reached home at around 1 am. (missed the chutmalpur diversion) and landed up on a broken highway (old saharanpur).

#Cheers and Have a Safe trip
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