Mussoorie is distanced about 30 kms away from Dehradun. Situated in the foot hills of the Himalayas, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Uttrakhand. Apart from its own charisma, the picturesque views of the Shiwalik ranges and the Doon valley are major tourist attractions in Mussoorie. The town has an intriguing past that spans back to the 1820s. Mussoorie was discovered by a British military officer, who explored the region and laid the foundation by building a shooting lodge here.