May 13, 2021 – Yes, you read it right. Soon the distance between Dehradun and Mussoorie will not be more than 10 minutes. Getting stuck in traffic and driving on those scary zigzag roads will be a thing of the past. Finally, the central government has approved the transfer of 1500 square meters of ITBP’s land to the state government for the proposed cable car project.
This will be one of the world’s longest ropeway with it’s length measuring approximately 5.5 Km.
The Start Point is proposed to be at Purkulgaon Village, Dehradun, and Ending Point at Library Chowk, Mussoorie. The estimated cost for this project is 300 Cr. The project was proposed in 2007 and finally in 2019, the foundation stone for this project was laid out by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
The ropeway will be able to ferry around 1200 people an hour in a single direction.
This project will be a huge attraction for tourists which in turn will boost the state’s tourism industry and create employment opportunities.Uttarakhand tourism minister Satpal Maharaj
The Dehradun-Mussoorie ropeway will be one of the fifth-longest mono-cable detachable passenger ropeways in the world. This ropeway will be suitable for all seasons and attract both domestic and foreign tourists.Secretary (tourism) Dilip Jawalkar
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
No, Its under construction.
By Road, The distance between Mussoorie and Dehradun is 30km and it takes around an hour to cover this distance. State Transport Bus will charge Rs 55 per person and Taxi will charge Rs 1400 for up to 4 people. Shared taxis are also available for Rs 400 per person.
Yes, despite the scary zigzag road it’s safe to drive as roads to Mussoorie are wide and smooth. It might be inconvenient to drive for you on this road if it’s your first time on hills.
Driving on Hills,
1. Check your Brakes.
2. Drive carefully, choose the correct gear before climbing up or descending a steep road.
3. Always make way for other vehicles and never attempt to overtake them on bends/ curves. No matter how long it takes simply stick to no overtaking on curves and bends.
4. Always use the horn on curves/bends during daytime and dipper at night.
5. Always follow road traffic signs carefully.
6. Try not to apply frequent brakes while driving downhill as it can result in brake failure, instead use a lower gear to slow your vehicle.
7. Always give precedence to Vehicles going uphill.
8. Always use parking brakes and shift gear lever to first while parking uphill and gear lever to reverse with parking brakes while parking downhill.
9. Never turn off the engine or put the gear in a neutral position while going downhill.
No, You have to book a cab from local taxi stand.
3 Days, There are plenty of places to explore in and around Mussoorie. You might like to add, Clouds End, Lal Tibba, Company Garden, Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Dhanaulti, Kanatal, Tehri Lake, Yamuna Bridge.. etc to your itinerary.
Every place or city has its own unique charm and a distinct appeal that attract visitors, You simply cant compare these two.
Rs 1400 for a private taxi which can ferry around 4 people and Rs 400 per person for a shared taxi from Dehradun ISBT to Library Chowk, Mussoorie.
You should book your stay near mall road, Mussoorie. The mall road has two ends, One at library chowk and the other at picture palace.
The distance between Mussoorie and Dehradun is 30km. It takes around an hour to reach using a private vehicle.
Yes, during winters you will find snow in mussoorie.
No, If you want to see snowfall you have to go to Mussoorie.
If you want to travel by City Roadways Bus then Rs 55 per person. Using a shared taxi Rs 400 per person and If you want to book a private taxi it will cost you Rs 1400 for a small car like Alto, Indica, Swift .. etc.
No, There is no railway line between Dehradun to Mussoorie. The only option is to travel by Road.