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Location DB > India > Uttarakhand > Mussoorie > Sir George Everest's Abandoned House
Sir George Everest's Abandoned House
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created by wizehopt on 3/17/2011 9:12 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/21/2016 3:17 AM
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The location is about a 1.5 to 2 hour hike west of Mussoorie. There are no markers or signs giving directions so make sure you ask locals for directions regularly

The house is situated hilltop with amazing scenery. The shrine is located to the east of the house and is easily spotted. To the right of the house lies a couple more buildings along with the observatory, all easily viable
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Type: Buildings
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
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6 km outside Mussoorie
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Owner: The Archeological Survey of India
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  • These underground water tanks are quite deep and lie uncovered, in the front yard. falling of mountain?
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    Built: 1832
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    taken from Wikipedia:

    "Colonel Sir George Everest (4 July 1790 – 1 December 1866) was a Welsh surveyor, geographer and 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 kilometres (1,491 mi). The survey was started by William Lambton in 1806 and lasted several decades.
    In 1865, Mount Everest was named in his honour despite his objections. It was surveyed by his successor, Andrew Waugh.

    He owned a house in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India for some years. Although almost derelict, it still has a roof and there are plans to make it into a museum at some time.
    Sir George Everest's House and Laboratory, also known as the Park Estate, is situated about 6 km from Gandhi Chowk / Library Bazaar, (West end of the Mall Road, in Mussoorie). Built in 1832 it was the home and laboratory of, Sir George Everest. 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 under the jurisdiction of the Archeological Survey of India but it 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 has been stripped but fireplaces and the door and window frames still remain. The wooden beams that support the ceiling also seem to be in good condition. The floor is littered with bricks, stones and cow dung. The house is also used as shelter from rain and snow, by the cows, goats and horses, from the nearby village. The walls are covered with graffiti, which mostly are declarations of love. The kitchen shows some signs of recent renovation, in the form of ceramic floor tiles, several of which have already broken or chipped. This could be an excellent tourist spot with a little care but personnel and funds seem to be in short supply."
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    Rumor has it they are looking to build this property into a museum

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    March 2011 WHT
    Thu, Mar 17th, 2011
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  • on Dec 21 16 at 3:17, Emperor Wang validated this location
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  • on Mar 17 11 at 17:42, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 17 11 at 10:01, wizehopt made this location available
  • on Mar 17 11 at 9:59, wizehopt updated gallery March 2011 WHT
  • on Mar 17 11 at 9:42, wizehopt added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 17 11 at 9:30, wizehopt updated gallery March 2011 WHT
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