Mussoorie- The Hill Station
Mussoorie, the queen of hill station, is situated 34 km from Dehradun. The hill station is positioned at the height of 7000 ft. above the sea level. The splendid hill station stands astride Garhwal Himalayas, and further adds a tint of beauty to the protruding Himalayan range. Mussoorie has a pleasant climate all round year. Besides housing modern bungalows, malls and well laid gardens; Mussoorie is also known for some of the best academic institutions of India. The town's proximity to major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar and Rishikesh enhances its importance as a major tourist destination
Mussoorie was found by Captain Young, an adventurous military officer of the British army in the year 1827. Captain Young of the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made it his residence. The name, Mussoorie is derived from plants of 'Mussoorie' which were found in abundance here.
The Mussoorie straddles a ridge in between the Garhwal Himalayas. The river Ganga is clearly visible from one end of the ridge of Mussoorie and Yamuna from the other end in the eastern side.
Mussoorie seems like an immaculate work of art, carefully painted by some deft fingers. The whole town is encircled by black iron balustrades/ railings that make it look like a protective domain. The streets are carefully studded with black ornamental light posts and viewpoints that give the place a Victorian touch. As you sit on one of the carefully laid benches and relish the views, you can see the valleys below flicker with distant lights during the night. They look like numerous glowworms enjoying a mini-carnival. You can simply sit and watch this resplendence, as you start to believe that time really flies.