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Travelling has become cool, trendy and fun but can be a daunting task in just one snap of a finger. Going out of your shell is fine but its sometimes leads to sadness and homesickness. Here is Bunkotel Mussoorie’s guide, to overcome homesickness. (more…)


You will find no one who is sad and regretful about making too many real friends, being a storyteller, seeing nature up and close, live history, have amazing experiences, and eaten best food available, on their deathbed.

There are two kinds of people in the world one who lives in their cocoon, their comfort zone.  (more…)


When you are depressed or in depression, travelling can feel a daunting task. After all, if you don’t even like to get out of the bed, how can you face this enormous world? The answer is, life should remain stuck in status quo, isn’t it?

Depression changes your minds chemical composition and makes you feel certain things that you really don’t feel very happy about. But as they say, the two best things that beat depression are exercise and travelling. And when you travel, you simultaneously exercise and beat those life’s Monday blues . (more…)

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Mussoorie  is a beautiful hill station of Uttarakhand, India. It is also called “Queen of Hills“. There are so many reasons to visit Mussoorie. We are giving you following Seven Reasons :

1. Mall Road

The Mall Road is famous local market. It is situated in the heart of town.  Every visitor of Mussoorie must visit the beautiful Mall Road which starts from Picture Palace at east to the Library at the west. It is very famous for viewing the Doon Valley and visitors can buy some memento at the shops from both side of  the Mall Road. There are many budget hotels around this area and some hotels offers very different kinds of accommodation(more…)

Travel Light!

As a budget traveller, we feel that you should always travel light as travelling lean makes it easy to adapt to the situations. It is less cumbersome and easy to travel. Here it a list of what to do to travel light.

A trip is essentially a temporary detour from your normal routine and it should be taken as one. Just remember you are not shifting your house. Your luggage should have clothes just that you need and not your entire fashion wardrobe! Too much luggage will make you tired and frustrated and you will not be able to enjoy. Fortunately, traveling light is a choice you can make.

Limit the number of bags you travel with and try to pack in a small luggage. Small luggage will essentially have less space and hence will force you to travel light. Try to fit everything in one suitcase or a backpack. If your trip is longer, limit yourself to two bags.

Use a modern lightweight soft-shell suitcase or a modern multi-pocket backpack. There is a huge variety of those present in the market. Your suitcase will be easy to maneuver and thus will give you a feeling of travelling light.

Try to write down almost all your itinerary before setting off. List the restaurant you will eat, events and experiences you will gain. Having an understanding of “to do” things, you will know exactly what kind of clothes you will be needing, just note the mantra “Less Clothes, Less Worries”. Try to take one shoe that fits almost all the areas and events you can visit. If you’re going somewhere warm, particularly the beach, pack flip flops or sandals instead of sneakers. They take up half the space and your feet will be more comfortable in the heat.

Packing should be done beforehand. Last minute packing leads to chaos and stress and you are more likely to pack unnecessary items. Start packing at least a week before your scheduled departure.

Try rolling your clothes instead of just throwing them in your luggage. Refer to YouTube for this trick. Rolling your clothes will save you more space in your luggage. Folded garments tend to stack up quickly, but you can easily squeeze a rolled-up shirt or pair of pants into the extra space in your bag or suitcase.

Limit the toiletries you bring. Use the shampoo, conditioner, and soap at your hotel instead of bringing your own. Try to purchase the other less essential toiletries when reaching the destination and that too in small convenient sachets.

Check the weather before you leave. If it’s calling for sunshine and warm weather every day of your trip, you don’t need to pack a heavy sweater or a rain jacket. If the weather is calling for rain, pack an unopened rain poncho instead of a bulky rain jacket. It will take up less space in your bag. If you’re traveling somewhere cold, pack clothes you can layer up with instead of a heavy winter coat to save space in your bag.

Pack clothes that go well together. Try to pack neutral shades like brown, black, cream, white, and gray. This will allow you to mix and match your clothes so you don’t have to pack as many clothes.

Bring a small container of laundry detergent. If you wash your clothes on your trip, you won’t have to pack as many clothes in the first place. If the place you’re staying doesn’t have a washing machine, use the tub or sink to wash your clothes. Try to buy the detergent at the destination that will help you travel light.

This is a list of tips you can always use for travelling light. Just remember traveling light will make you enjoy even more.


Travel Cheap, Enjoy More!

When you travel you want to enjoy on experiences, foods and even on your sleep. But a definite pain when it comes to travelling is Transportation. Although we can’t help it go away completely but we can help you reduce the pain !

1.Travel at the cheapest times

The price of flights varies considerably depending on the month, day and even time of travel. Try to compare flight prices across a whole month meaning you’ll be able to see the cheapest days to fly, saving you a potential packet. Avoiding the weekends can make a huge impact on the price of flights. Travel on a weekday, (negotiate with your boss, if you can J) it is always cheaper. For Bus or Train, it is usually the same but booking it in advance can certainly help you reduce the last minute jitters.

2.Travel in low season

One major factor of frustration and disappointment especially in our country, is faced by people who travel in High-Season. There are parking issues, over-crowd, Traffic, general chaos and high prices. If you can avoid it, Travel off-season and you’re sure to find better bargains. Much of Uttarakhand still has beautiful weather come July-to March. Flights, hotels, transport will be cheaper and your destination a lot less crowded.

3. Try Unique Staying Options instead of a hotel.

Cheap Lodges, Budget Hotels, Homestays, Hostels, are springing up like mushrooms in the rains in Uttarakhand, especially in places which are high on Demand. Bunkotel is also one such cheap hotel option in Mussoorie,Uttarakhand for Budget travelers who travel in groups, where ever Bunkotel is not still present, you can try various cheap hotels or homestays.


4. Eat Like a Local

Not only is tasting new cuisines part of the joy of travelling but you’re likely to eat far better as well as saving money, when you eat like a local. From cheap dhabas (Fire Lit) in Uttarakhand where fresh produce is usually locally sourced and tastier, rather than imported from Plains. Try not to eat meat as it will tend to be expensive. If they’ve had to transport a vegetable from plains it’s not going to come cheap! Find street food to savour, no matter where you’re off to! 


5.Volunteer to travel

In an era where more of us feel a sense of social responsibility than ever before, helping the world’s most in-need is both an inspiration and a chance to see the world, often by paying with your time rather than your money. With so many opportunities out there from trips that last a few weeks, to two years or more, everyone can discover new places and do their bit for building a better future. Make sure you choose the right project for you and read our tips on how to make the most of your holidays.