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Mussoorie District

The city of Mussoorie is located at a distance of 34 km from Dehradun in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is also conveniently located from India's capital city of Delhi, at 290 km by road. Being developed by Captain Young, a British military officer, Mussoorie even today retains much of the charm of the British Era. There are a number of tourist places and attractions in Mussoorie to visit and explore. Since tourists keep flocking to the place all round the year, hordes of hotels have come up to cater to visitors accommodation requirement.

Today, Mussoorie also features many a renowned academic institution. The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration is a training institute of the first rank for for officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The city of Mussoorie is also home to many schools, whose history date back to the colonial era. St George College, the Oak Grove School and the Woodstock School are very popular colonial-period schools. The city of Mussoorie has a number of churches and Roman Catholic institutions. There is a Roman Cathedral located here too. The first brewery of India was set up in Mussoorie in 1850.

Mussoorie is closely located from major cities like Delhi, Ambala and Chandigarh (Punjab). Landour (the convalescent depot for European troops), Barlowganj and Jharipani (8 km) are adjoining towns in Mussoorie. All these small towns are a part of the 'Greater Mussoorie'. Visitors to Mussoori can also go on excursions to these places for more sightseeing and fun. Summers in Mussoorie are pleasant while winters are chilly. Hindi, English and Garhwali (local dialect) are the major spoken languages in Mussoorie.








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