Mussoorie, Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, this charming hill station, 34 kms from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2003 mts in the Garhwal hills. above sea-level. Mussoorie is one the beautiful hill stations in India and the most frequently visited. It provides excellent respite to people who want relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains, especially since it is close enough to the capital to make just weekend trip. Also, major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh are not far from this place. In 1820, Captain Young of the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made it his residence. The name, Mussoorie is derived from plants of Mussoorie which were found in abundance here. After its discovery, this hill station gradually developed as a centre of education, business, tourism and beauty. The hill station of Mussoorie is located near Delhi and Dehradun and a popular tourist destination among the Indian tourists round the year. During summers, the temperature ranges from 20 to 32 degree Celsius and in winters, it ranges from 1 to 7 degree Celsius. There are winter showers and snowfall during December and January. During the monsoon and winter months it is visited by people in search of some peace and quiet. Mussoorie, also known as the Queen of the hills, is a famous hill station in Uttaranchal.