George Everest's House / Park Estate
Historical | Nature
#10 of 22 Places to Visit in Mussoorie
Distance (From Library Bus Stand): 6 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 6 km from Library Bus Stand, George Everest's House, also known as Park Estate, is a heritage building located on the edge of a cliff close to the road towards Cloud's End. It is one of the most scenic places in Mussoorie.
Built in the year 1832, the house belonged to the Sir George Everest. He was a geographer and first Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. 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, a distance of approximately 2,400 km. Mount Everest was named in his honor despite his objections in 1865. He stayed in Mussoorie for about 30 years and the house showcases some interesting facts about the famous personality.
The house is situated in a picturesque place from where one can catch the panoramic view of Doon Valley on one side and a panoramic view of the Aglar River valley and snow bound Himalayan ranges on the other. The house is relatively in good condition and the walls were covered with graffiti. The house is under the jurisdiction of the Tourism Department.
This house is now a famous tourist spot and easily accessible by cab, although the road is very rough beyond Haathi Paon (elephant's foot).
Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM.