It is a well-known hill station nestled in the Dehradun District of Uttarakhand in the region of North India. Being situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges it is often referred to as the Queen of the Hills. In 1820, a British Army officer set up this town. Mussoorie is not only famed for its picturesque splendor but it has also urbanized into an imperative center of education and trade over the course of time. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills it reflects a royal look with its dense jungles, comfortable atmosphere and the wonderful views of the Doon Valley. The name of the place is derived from the Mansur shrub established in profusion around this region. Vestiges of its colonial past are still reflected in the architecture of this town. Mussoorie tourism has got many places of tourist interest such as outstanding natural sights like Childer's Lodge or Gun Hill, the two highest peaks and the eminent Kempty cascade. Tourists can also refer to the Mussoorie travel guide for more details.