In 1827, Capt. Young of the British army chanced upon this extraordinarily beautiful wooded ridge and created the centre around which the hill station grew.Just 38 km from Dehradun, Mussoorie offers views of both the Himalayan ranges to the north and the Shivaliks and plains to the south. This erstwhile aristocratic resort is now a popular hill station and promises a variety of entertainment throughout the year.
Landour retains much of the old-world charm of the place. Mussoorie, Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, this charming hill station, 34 kms from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills. above sea-level. Mussoorie is one the beautiful hill stations in India and the most frequently visited. It provides excellent respite to people who want relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains, especially since it is close enough to the capital to make just weekend trip. Also, major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh are not far from this place. In 1820, Captain Young of the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made it his residence.