Mussoorie: The hill station of Mussoorie is among the most popular hill stations in the country. A Britisher, Captain Frederick Young, accompanied by an official named FJ Shore, had climbed up the hill from the Doon valley in 1827 and found this ridge offering great views and a salubrious climate. This visit laid the foundation for this grand hill station, which has come to be known as the "airport of India." A new airport, hitherto long neglected, was built, and the Town which had grown up around the hill station became known as Mussoorie. The 'Doon valley' on which Mussoorie is located is a tributary of the Doon. The Doon River flows across Uttarakhand's three districts before entering Kumaon in the Uttarkashi district. In other words, this is a narrow valley with dense forests and dense hilly areas. One of these forested hills forms the backdrop for Mussoorie's peace and tranquillity. Srimangal got its name from the Suvarna Brahman, the god of creation and preservation. The local people believe that he had been sent as a messenger by Shiva to create Mussoorie. This is what makes Srimangal a very sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Mussoorie's other famous temples include Jageshwar Mahadev temple, an important pilgrimage center in Uttarakhand, and Sankat Mochan temple, on top of which lies the Panch Mahatmya - an ancient text containing information about the famous Hindu God Lord Shiva.
Mussoorie Hill is a perfect summer resort. Located on a 15-km-long horseshoe ridge with the grand Himalayas as a backdrop, Mussoorie spreads across at 2,000 m above sea level. From this vantage point, it offers scenic views of Himalayas peaks in Western Garhwal and Eastern Himalayas. Mussoorie Hill (2,000 m above sea level) is a well-known tourist destination in Uttarakhand. An excellent place to visit for leisure and family outings the year round, it draws visitors from far and wide for a day or two at Mussoorie Hill in Western Garhwal. Situated on Mussoorie'S western edge, Mussoorie hill offers stunning views of traditional Garhwali dwelling villages dotted along the ridge's steep slopes to the south. It was founded by a Mughal prince during the reign of emperor Akbar and is known for its historical significance as the birthplace of Gandhi.• The Town's Old Town combines old stone houses with modern commercial and residential development. It's full of narrow alleyways and traditional Garhwali architecture, which was built in the 10th century.