Mussoorie is home to Ruskin Bond, and is one of the all-time favorites of Sachin Tendulkar, as it is to so many people connected with art, literature, and nature, for its distinctly beautiful aura.
Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied Flora and Fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the northeast, and glittering views of the Doon Valley, Roorkee, Saharabpur and Haridwar to the south, the town presents a fairy land atmosphere to the tourists. Its history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventures military officer, explore the present site and laid the foundation of this holiday resort which now has few rivals. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life. It provides all kind of amusement and every facility for domestic and foreign tourist. It is also a "Gateway" to Yamunotri and Gangotri shrines.