Mussoorie is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.Once a part of Nepal under Garhwal region and still lying in the Garhwal region claimed to be part of Greater Nepal,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.
Pin code of Mussoorie is 248179. Being at an average altitude of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft), Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town was once said to present a ‘fairyland’ atmosphere to tourists.The highest point is Lal Tibba with a height of over 3,000 metres (9,800 ft).History In 1832, Mussoorie was the intended terminus of the Great Survey of India that began at the southern tip of India. Although unsuccessful, the Surveyor General of India wanted to have the new office of the Survey of India based in Mussoorie. A compromise was to have it in Dehradun, where it is still located.