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Timings : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Time Required : 1 - 2 hours

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George Everest's House, Mussoorie Overview

Perched on top of a cliff overlooking the beguiling Mussoorie valley, George Everest’s House offers a sense of serenity, tranquility and nostalgia. Built in 1832, the house is located in Park Estate, 6 kms west of Gandhi Chawk in Mussoorie and is also popularly known as Park House. With panoramic sights of the scenic Doon Valley on the side, mighty Aglar river valley and spectacular Himalayan peaks in the north, Sir George Everest's House holds an old world charm and draws history buffs, nature enthusiasts and adventure travellers to visit it. Although in a dilapidated crumbling state, the ancient dwelling tells the paramount tale of Colonel Sir George Everest.

Sir George Everest owned this mountain house in Mussoorie, India and spent a grand total of 11 years living here and using it as his observatory and laboratory. Although, very derelict and in a precarious state, the house still holds its walls and has a roof; and is likely to be converted into a museum soon. The interiors have been stripped of any belongings but the doors, fireplace and windows still remain in place. The walls have been covered in graffiti although it is whitewashed very often. George Everest's House now comes under the jurisdiction of the Tourism Department

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Sir George Everest

George Everest was a British Surveyor and geographer who served as the Surveyor General of India from 1830-1843. Largely responsible for surveying the median arc of India from its southernmost point to north Nepal, Sir Everest initially objected the honour of naming the highest peak after him. The disagreement was based on the fact that he had nothing to do with the discovery of the mountain peak. However, Everest’s name was still used as a compromise in the difficulty of finding a name and hence, Peak XV came to be known as Mount Everest.

Tips

1. As the house is on the top of the cliff, the sun rays are the most striking- so try and wear light coloured cotton clothes to stay cool.
2. Carry your sunglasses for a better sight.
3. Also, carry water to stay hydrated, especially if you're trekking.
4. Be careful of the plants in the front yard to avoid tripping.
5. Try and be there at the time of sunset, for a spectacular view.

How To Reach George Everest's House

Located at a distance of mere 7-8 kms from the city, Goerge Everest's House can be reached by hiring a cab from the Mall Road or Gandhi Chawk till the top of the peak. Adventure seekers can trek to the cliff which will take 1.5 - 2 hours at most. Another option is to take public transport- jeep, bus or shared taxi from Gandhi Chawk to the foot of the hill called Hathipaon. From Hathipaon, you can either mini trek to the top or rent motorbikes or shared taxis.

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Dev Thapa 12 months ago
Must visit place. !! The first word i uttered was- "amazing"!! From that point i can see the whole city. What city was doing, peoples doing all are in right front of my eyes.from guest house you have to trek to reach at peak point.it took almost 1 hour. You don't have to be specialist. But once you reach , your hard would paid off. ! See in pics!!

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