Mussoorie is one place that has helped the government make big bucks from tourism. A lot of people choose Mussoorie as a preferred place for holiday owing to its natural beauty in abundance. The renowned hill station has had an enthralling charm over the colonial masters of India. It was a preferred place of recreation for them in the hot summers of India. Thus, much of the development in the region started during the British Rule and even today Mussoorie has a gripping charm over the tourists.
Mussoorie, 300 kilometers north of Delhi the capital of India, is among the more popular hill stations of India, and is called the Queen among the hill stations. It overlooks the sprawling Doon valley and the city of Dehradun, the gateway to Mussoorie and infact to the entire Garhwal region of the Himalayas. Spread over a ridge, 2000 meters above sea level, Mussoorie offers distant views of the holy and mighty river Ganga from one end of the ridge, and of the famous river Jamuna from the other; a stretch of around 19 kilometers all.
Mussoorie also has the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, the premier training institute for officers of the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) and other civil services. This unique institute is located about 2 km from Gandhi Chowk.