Mussoorie snowfall (14th January, 2017): Drought of snowfall for last two years in Mussoorie ends this year. This year not only Dhanaulti and Laltibba receives snowfall but the lower area of Mussoorie too witnessed quite heavy snowfall. This brought a huge smile on the faces of the tourists who came here with the desire to watch snowfall and enjoy playing with snow. Due to this snowfall, the northern plain is experiencing an extreme cold temperature winds.
On 11thJan, Dehradun witnessed the coldest day in the past four years. Minimum temperature was 2.9 degree celcius. Whereas the minimum temperature ever recorded here was -1.1 degree Celsius in 1945.
Occurrence of heavy snowfall in Mussoorie is due to the sudden decrease in temperature which was caused by the blowing of cold winds across Mussoorie. Though this sudden fall in temperature is creating problem to local people, tourists from different parts of India are enjoying it .
The adjoining areas of Mussoorie like Dhaulti, Nag Tibba etc. also witnessed heavy snowfall. The visitors from UP, NOIDA, Delhi etc. rushed to this hill station as soon as the news of snow fall reached to people. The heavy rush of the tourists caused traffic chaos in Mussoorie. Recently, the Uttarakhand Government is plannning to give priority to the tourists having prior advance booking in Mussoorie to avoid traffic jam in Mussoorie during main snowfall seasons.
The best way to reach Mussoorie is by taking night bus or train from Delhi to Dehradun followed by hired cab or bus to Mussoorie. The distance from Delhi to Dehradun is around 235 and further 38 km to Mussoorie from Dehradun. The total distance from Delhi to Mussoorie is 273 km approximately. It takes around 8- 9 hours to reach Mussoorie from Delhi approximately. The option of reaching by air is also available from Delhi to Jollygrant (25 km from Dehradun city).
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