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Mussoorie is a hill station in the Dehradun district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located about 35 km from Dehradun and 273 km from Delhi. Geographically, it is situated in the Western Himalayas and is surrounded by mountain peaks covered with snow during the winter.

Mussoorie was founded in 1823 when Lt. Frederick Young of the British Army, who was on leave, came to Dehradun for recreation. He started building his house on a small hillock. The place soon became popular among tourists, and some of them started settling there for good. In 1827, Young's landlord gave him permission to open a hotel for tourists in his summer house, and Young, along with his friends, started making plans for laying out a town. The place was then called Youngsville or Youngspur after Frederick Young. In 1835, after Lord Auckland, the then Governor-General of India visited Mussoorie, it was named Mussoorie which means "a seat in the midst of hills"

Tucked away in the northern state of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is at a distance of 250 km from Delhi. The presence of such breathtaking natural beauty coupled with a rich heritage makes Mussoorie one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. Besides being a tourist destination, Mussoorie is also known for its educational institutions and health care facilities.


Local culture

To date Mussoorie is an important military installation as it houses one of India's premier defense institutions - The Indian Military Academy; it is also home to several other important Indian Army training grounds and establishments including the Joint Services Wing of the Indian Air Force. It also has a large number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as branches of some leading Indian banks.

In addition, it has numerous educational institutions including schools and colleges affiliated to different boards providing education up to the university level; there are also a few foreign educational institutes operating here.

Mussoorie has been named after a local creeper plant called 'Mussaenda' or sweet brush, which is found in abundance here. This small town has several churches, mosques and temples, which represent the religious harmony that prevails in this region.




Mussoorie has some of the best boarding schools in India, offering quality education to students from across the country. These boarding schools are affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), and International Baccalaureate (IB), which makes it easier for students to appear for their board exams. Students who choose to stay in Mussoorie can avail themselves of government-run schools, or they can opt for private schools that focus on specific subjects or have specific educational ideas.

Till date Mussoorie has six major schools and eleven educational institutions including Woodstock School, Welham Boys' School, St. George's Grammar School, and Desford College of which all are boarding schools

Mussoorie is home to many schools that are affiliated with ICSE, ISC, and Indian School Certificate boards.One of the important schools in Woodstock School, which was established in 1854 by William Van Mildert and it too has produced many illustrious personalities like Lord John Boyd Orr of Britain, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to fight famine across the world.



Why opt for schools in Mussoorie

Mussoorie is home to some of the best schools, it offers students an enviable and academically challenging education. Moving to this hill station will add value to your child's education and give you peace of mind, as it offers unparalleled opportunities for healthy growth. Here are some reasons why you should shift to schools in Mussoorie: The Schools: There are numerous private and public schools in Mussoorie offering CBSE syllabus up to class XII. The school fees are very affordable between Rs 10,000 - Rs 16,000 per annum.


Visit Mussoorie. It’s a picturesque town in the foothills of the Himalayas, full of colonial buildings, churches, and monasteries. Go see it in the fall, or winter if you’re feeling adventurous—but only if you’re really fond of cold weather. If not, then by all means go whenever you want! You can take a train, ride a motorbike, or walk along the streets and get lost in the labyrinth of alleyways for days.

Author - Sakshi Padiyar | updated on 2022-01-24T10:06:09.000Z
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