Good time awaits tourists in Mussoorie; IRCTC offers stay, food in Carlson hotel

MUSSOORIE: Tourists looking for weekend retreat to hills to beat the summer heat and planning a hassle-free holiday in Mussoorie have something to cheer about.

Good time awaits tourists in Mussoorie; IRCTC offers stay, food in Carlson hotel

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Ajay Ramola

Tribune News Service

Mussoorie, June 8

Tourists looking for weekend retreat to hills to beat the summer heat and planning a hassle-free holiday in Mussoorie have something to cheer about. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has come up with a novel idea to provide a convenient stay to tourists in Mussoorie. It has launched the Mussoorie Rail Tour Package that includes confirmed rail ticket reservation, meals, sightseeing and stay in a reputed hotel in Mussoorie.

The scheme launched recently provides AC chair car travel in the New Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi train (12017/18) every Friday and Saturday. The duration of the package is 2 nights and 3 days. Passengers availing of the package are transported from Dehradun to Mussoorie in comfortable vehicles and are made to stay at Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, Mussoorie. During the stay, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided at the hotel. For its patrons, the IRCTC also provides complimentary pick up and drop from the hotel to Mall Road. Further, there is a one-day sightseeing tour of Company Gardens (the cost of entry tickets to be borne by guests) and Kempty Falls. Also, there is sightseeing of local temples and MDDA Park in Dehradun during the return journey.

“The biggest attraction of the package is that it is customised and takes care of all needs of passengers. They don’t have to worry about finding a hotel or fleecing by cab operators, which is a normal phenomenon at tourist places in the summer,” said an IRCTC official.

“Also, our patrons are made to stay, that too during weekends, in Country Inn and Suites, which is a branded property. “Mussoorie is an ideal hill place during the summer with its salubrious climate, serenity and scenic beauty. The IRCTC has taken utmost care to make the package memorable one for its patrons,” he added.

Hoteliers, BJP and Congress leaders from Mussoorie have hailed the move. They are demanding more such packages from other parts of the state in association with the Indian Railways.

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