The name Mussoorie is often attributed to a derivation of ‘mansoor’, a shrub which is indigenous to the area. The town is often referred to as ‘Mansoori’ by most Indians.
Mussoorie is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located about 35 km from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north from the national capital of New Delhi. This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of ‘greater Mussoorie’, as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani.
Mussoorie has an average elevation of about 2005.5 metres (6580 ft). The highest point is Lal Tibba, at a height of about 7500 ft.
Best Sightseeing Destination in Mussoorie are :-
1) Camel’s Back Road.
2) Lal tiba.
3) Company Garden.
4) Kempty Fall.
5) Shedup Choepelling Temple.
6) Mussoorie Christ Church.
7) Jharipani Falls.
8) Library Bazaar.
Best Time to go to Mussoorie is- “March, April, May June, October, November, December, February” etc.