In 1832, Mussoorie was the planned end of the Great Survey of India that started at the southern tip of India. Albeit unsuccessful, the Surveyor General of India needed to have the new office of the Survey of India situated in Mussoorie. A trade off was to have it in Dehradun, where regardless it is.
By 1901 Mussoorie's populace had developed to 6,461, ascending to 15,000 in the mid year season. Prior, Mussoorie was receptive by street from Saharanpur, 58 miles (93 km) away. Availability got to be simpler in 1900 with the railroad coming to Dehradun, along these lines shortening the street trek to 21 miles (34 km).
Mussoorie view from the highest point of the slope (can be seen while going in transit towards down of the slope)
The name Mussoorie is regularly ascribed to an induction of 'mansoor', a bush which is indigenous to the territory. The town is regularly alluded to as "Mansoori" by most Indians.
The fundamental promenade in Mussoorie is called, as in other slope stations, the Mall. In Mussoorie, the Mall extends from Picture Palace at its eastern end to the Public Library (abbreviated to 'Library') at its western end. Amid the British Raj, signs on the Mall explicitly expressed: "Indians and Dogs Not Allowed". Supremacist indications of this sort were typical in slope stations, which were established 'by and for' the British. Motilal Nehru, the father of Jawaharlal Nehru, intentionally broke this control consistently at whatever point he was in Mussoorie and would pay the fine. The Nehru family, including Nehru's girl Indira (later Indira Gandhi) were successive guests to Mussoorie in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, and stayed at the Savoy Hotel. They likewise invested much energy in close-by Dehradun, where Nehru's sister Vijayalakshmi Pandit at last settled full-time.
Amid the 1959 Tibetan Rebellion, the Central Tibetan Administration of the fourteenth Dalai Lama was at initially settled in Mussoorie before being moved to its present area in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. The main Tibetan school was built up in Mussoorie in 1960. Tibetans settled mostly in Happy Valley in Mussoorie. Today, approximately 5,000 Tibetans live in Mussoorie.
Presently, Mussoorie experiences overdevelopment of inns and traveler hotels, given its relative nearness to Delhi, Ambala and Chandigarh, and has major issues of rubbish accumulation, water lack and stopping deficiencies, particularly amid the late spring visitor season. Landour, Jharipani and Barlowganj have less such issues.