The YHAI Mussoorie hostel is almost 5 kilometers from Mussoorie and on a slope. The entrance is leveled to the road but once you enter, to get to the rooms, you have to walk down the stairs.
Its like the hostel is built upside down on the mountain slope. Very close to the newly constructed Mussoorie lake and very close from the main city, it gives a pleasant view of the mountains around.
The YHAI hostel offers clean, affordable accommodation for members of Youth hostel association of India.
The road from Dehradun. State-run buses are available till 8:00 PM on this road.
The road to Mussoorie
The types and species of trees available in the mountains of Mussoorie.
The YHAI Hostel seen from the gate. As we had visited in the off-season, we were the only people in the hostel. As the hostel staff cleaned our rooms, we had a delicious breakfast of hot aloo parathas and steaming hot tea.
The fog covered hilly town of Mussoorie as seen from YHAI hostel below
After we finished our breakfast, we started getting ready for the day. Our rooms were not ready but hot water was available in the dormitory. Some of us were getting ready while I was clicking photos of the surrounding.
Finally at about 10:00 PM, our rooms were ready. The rooms had double bed, bathroom and basic amenities. But the best part was the view from the window overlooking the lush green mountains
However, the heater ran on Sunlight and as sun was covered with fog and clouds, the heater was not working. We had to bath in cold water.
After bath, we came back to click pictures as others were getting ready
Mathew standing near the hostel’s railings. Not seen in the photo due to the fog, but the left is the road seen above
Amol and me admiring the nice view from the hostel’s compound.
All our 9 members got ready by 10:30 AM and we were ready to go to see the queen of the hills, Mussoorie.