Mussoorie Library


One of Mussoorie's most prominent landmarks is this historical Raj-era library that opened way back in 1843. Its ornate Victoria-style balcony veranda features cast-iron lacework, and it continues to function today as a lending library. Tourists are able to wander its foyer, but only card-carrying members can venture any further.

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