About Mussoorie

History of Mussoorie

The famous picturesque hill station in India dates back to the 1830s when a captain of the British East India Company and the commanding officer of Sirmoor Battalion from 1815 to 1842 decided to settle in Mussoorie. Local legends have it that it was Captain Young who named this present hustling hub derived from the indigenous shrub called "Mansoor". 

For the British, Mussoorie was never the official summer capital like Shimla had been back in the days. Even after the passage of the colonial rule, it could never gain an important distinction like Nainital or Shimla. But Mussoorie always has an allure attached to it. Unofficially, though, Mussoorie has been capable of capturing the imagination of many people. 

Mussoorie gained significance as a popular holiday destination as late as the first half of the 20th century. Since then, Mussoorie never had to look back. Year after year tourist of all kinds visit this beautiful destination amongst hills. 



Places To Visit

There are numerous beautiful places to visit in and around Mussoorie. A few of them are listed below: