Sir George Everest House

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About Sir George Everest House

George Everest House is situated about 6 kms from Gandhi Chowk in Mussoorie and one of the major tourist attractions in Mussoorie which is secluded and peaceful. It offers spectacular views of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks and panoramic views of the Doon Valley.

Sir George Everest's House and Laboratory, also known as the Park Estate was built in 1832. These days the George Everest House and George Everest Peak are famous for camping, picnics and adventure outings. Being close to Mussoorie and Dehradun, it is getting popular day by day.

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Near MussooriePark Estate near Hathipaon, 6 kms from Mussoorie
5.9 kms / 19 mins
From Library Bus Stand, Cart Road, The Mall Road, Mussoorie
Free Entry
3 hr

Sir George Everest House in Mussoorie

It was the home and laboratory of Sir George Everest. He was a Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843. Sir George bought the Park Estate in Mussoorie located on the western edge of town in 1833 and lived here for almost a decade before retiring to England. 

Sir George was largely responsible for completing the section of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India along the meridian arc from the south of India extending north to Nepal. 

Hillary and Tenzing were the first successful persons who ascended the Mount Everest. Later on they named this peak as a Mount Everest to give tribute to Sir George Everest. The house is situated in a place from where you can see panoramic view of the Doon Valley on one side and the snow clad Himalayan ranges on the other.

Current Condition of the George Everest House

The house is under the jurisdiction of the Archeological Survey of India and has been long neglected. The underground water cisterns can still be seen, outside the house. These underground water tanks are quite deep and lie uncovered, in the front yard, posing danger to humans and animals, especially during snowfall, when the ground is wet and slippery. The interior of the house is still at good condition. The house is now secured by iron grills all over. No one can enter the house now.

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Location of Sir George Everest House

Sir George Everest House is located in Near Mussoorie ( Park Estate near Hathipaon, 6 kms from Mussoorie).

Location & How to Reach Sir George Everest House

George Everest House is 6 kms away from Gandhi Chowk, West Mall Road, Mussoorie. You can hire jeep, cab or taxi from Dehradun or Mussoorie to reach here. Nearby rail is at Dehradun Railway station which is 35 km away from this place and airport at Jolly Grant, Dehradun is 65 kms away.

Note: The road condition is not very good from Hathipaon to George Everest House.

Road Route Map to reach George Everest from Dehradun
Dehradun - Bhatta Village - Library (Mussoorie) - Hathipaon - George Everest

Related Pages on George Everest:
George Everest in Wikipedia  :: George Everest Rating in TripAdvisor

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What is Sir George Everest House famous for?

Sir George Everest House is popular place for following activities/ interests - Camping, Hiking, Picnic Spots, View Points.

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