George Everest Peak - Things to Know Before Visiting
Khanij Nagar, Mussorie Range, Uttarakhand 248179, India
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About George Everest Peak
A short hike to view an incredible sunset, and of the valleys and towns laying below. The peak is named after George Everest who was the Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. The majority of the Great Trigonometrical Survey in India was completed under him. His house is located 300 meters down the peak.
Attractions Near George Everest Peak
Surrounded by the Oak and Deodar forest, Clouds End is a landmark to the geographical end of Mussoorie. Located at around 7 km from main Mussoorie city, Clouds End is known for pleasant scenic views of hills with enjoyable climate. A heritage building built by some British in 1838 is also an attraction at Clouds End
Library Bazaar is located on the Mall Road. It is also known as Gandhi Chowk because of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at one end of the bazaar. The bazaar is one of the busiest parts of Mussoorie with all the shops, eateries and gaming parlours. But what makes it stand apart is the colonial feel that the stretch of road radiates through the various sorts of colonial constructions. Most remarkable is the Victorian-style old library, which was built in mid-19th century, and lies near the market.
Gigantic Fall with somersault of the streams before hitting the bottom, Kempty Falls is the most popular and one of the oldest tourist spot near Mussoorie. Developed before more than 150 years ago by a British man, Kempty Falls is the most fascinating picnic spot or a perfect day out place nearby Mussoorie at a distance of 15 km.
The spectacular Gun Hill is among the most famous tourist attractions of Mussoorie. It is the second-highest peak in the region after Lal Tibba. There is an interesting history that backs the popularity of Gun Hill. It is said that from this hilltop, the British used to fire a cannon every afternoon to help the natives know the time.
Camel's Back Road was built in 1845 to provide a walking track with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. This road has an ancient Hawa ghar where people can sit and view the mighty peaks. This Hawa Ghar was earlier known as Scandal Point. Telescopes are available here for those wanting a closer look of the Himalayan peaks. There are many stories about this road. One is that while a British couple was riding on horses, suddenly, the girl's horse jumped into the hills.
It is a man-made lake which was developed by City Board and the Mussoorie-Dehradun Developmental Authority. The lake is placed at a scenic location about 6 km before Mussoorie on the Dehradun-Mussoorie Road. One can get down at Dhobi Ghat from where the lake is just at a walking distance. Surroundings of the lake include the mesmerizing views of Doon Valley and the verdant hills of Mussoorie. There are pedalled boats to enjoy the calmness of the lovely lake.
Where is George Everest Peak
Discover More Attractions in Dehradun, Where George Everest Peak Is Located
Nested in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is one of the oldest cities of India and is recently declared as the Provisional Capital of newly created Uttaranchal (Now Uttarakhand)