“Everest” is a conspicuous word for an enormous piece of mankind. It is anything but difficult to recall and has a basic and regular articulation in the fundamental dialects, which would appear to be explicitly picked for a geological achievement so unmistakable inside and out. Nonetheless, there was one individual who disagreed that the most elevated mountain on Earth should bear this name, as a matter of fact British assessor and geographer Sir George Everest, absolutely the man whose name was picked to assign the top of the world.
The man, Mount Everest was named after…
Naturally introduced to a family entrenched in the London ward of Greenwich, Everest moved away from his underlying foundations at 16 years old to seek after his military vocation in India. His pizazz for science and cosmology before long drove him to expect studying parts, until in 1818 he was called upon as a chief collaborator by William Lambton, head of the Great Trigonometric Survey Project.
Sir George Everest’s House
Built in 1832, Sir George Everest’s House and Laboratory, is a popular heritage site. This popular house was from where Sir George Everest helped the British measure the height of the world’s greatest peak, Mt Everest. For his contribution, the peak that was earlier called Peak XV, was named after him. The location of the house is strategic and at the time of Sir Everest, it was used as an observatory to view mountains that demarcated the boundaries of British India. Today, the house is being maintained by the government of Uttarakhand and is open to tourists all year round. From here, one can get a spectacular view of the Doon Valley and the Himalayas. It is located at a distance of about 8 km from Mussoorie.
Location : Near Mussoorie ( Park Estate near Hathipaon, 6 kms from Mussorie.)
Dist. / Travel Time : 5.9 kms/ 19mins (from library bus stand, Cart Road, The Mall Road, Mussoorie.)
Entry Type: FREE
Exploration Time: 3 hours.
Cartographer Museum at George Everest’s house
The Uttarakhand government expects the Cartographer Museum at George Everest’s house to provide employment to locals and become a major tourist draw.
The Uttarakhand government will turn the Mussoorie house of George Everest, former Surveyor General of India, after whom the world’s highest peak is named into a cartography museum at a cost of Rs Rs 24 crore, the state’s tourism secretary said.
He further said that on completion of the project, local people will get employment and this heritage site can become a popular destination for tourists. (Source: TOI)