General view of Mussoorie and Landour.
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
View of Mussorie and Landour, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Mussorie in the Himalayas is perched on a horseshoe shaped ridge above the Doon valley at a height of 2,002 m. It has been a popular hill station since the1820s when the British military officer Captain Young laid the foundations of this town. Landour to the east of Musssorie, connected to it by a narrow spur, was a barracks and convalescence area for British soldiers. Landour hill rises 273 m above Mussorie.