Once a former British hill station, Lansdowne is named after Lord Lansdowne, the Viceroy of India during post Independence period. This bewitching hill queen is located about 263.5 km from Delhi via NH 119 and can be easily accessible. It is one of the quietest hill station which is far away from the concrete jungles of the cities.
The hill station is surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests which appears to be charming like the sonnets of Shakespeare. The lush green environs of Lansdowne are a perfect hideaway for writers, poets, loners, solitude seekers and nature lovers. The awe inspiring beauty of this place will make you fall in love with it. Lansdowne is currently the command office of the famous Garhwal Rifles regiment of the Indian Army.
It is an amazing place to take a break from your busy schedule. I was born and brought up in lansdowne. It’s a beautiful hill station with more than awesome weather and a clean city (you will notice it as soon as you land there, as you’re from delhi).
It is an unspoiled beautiful hill station with cool breeze and breathtaking sceneries. This beautiful hill station is located at an altitude of 1706 meters from sea level on a hillock. It belongs to Uttarkhand state in India. It is named after its founder Lord Lansdowne who was the major base for India’s independent movement activities in British period. The soothing climate attracts several tourists from far and wide. It is a comfortable place to beat the scorching heat of summer. T is also expressed as gateway of romance as it is thronged mostly by newly married couples. It is still away from crowds and commercializations. The entire region is fringed by thick oak and blue pine forests. The unpolluted cool air, awesome views of snow-capped peaks and mountains are the highlighting features of Lansdowne and makes this as best eco-tourism spot.
Lansdowne is a quiet hill station near Kotdwar, on the Kotdwar Pauri route. It is a Cantonment area of Gearwheel Rifles and has several POIs nearby. The highest point of the region is Tip and Top, a Hotel and Restaurant which offers panoramic view of the snow capped Himalayas Adventure Camping In Lansdowne.
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Places to visit
Tip n Top Point: Its a view point at a freaking height and also accompanied by resort which has wooden Cottages as accommodation with restaurant and outdoor games. You will be amazed by the view (like literally).
Bhulla Lake: Bhulla Lake is also known as Bhulla Tal among locals. A small, well maintained and serene lake treasure to eyes as well as your soul. You can also go for boating if you’re adventure enthusiast.
Darwan Singh Museum: This exhibits all the weapons like guns, pistols, knives, canon (yah you heard me) which were used during independance and kargil wars).
Travel Cafe: It houses a small library for all travel enthusiasts & also a souvenir shop to buy memories for your loved ones. This place is situated in Devikhal en route to Lansdowne. Must visit if you have a even a little love for books and huts or say old things per say.
Churches: There are two very beautiful and ancient churches (thanks to english people). Good places to calm and relax. Also you can see actual bats sleeping inside the church if you’re lucky. I have seen many during my school days.
Temples: Lots and lots of beautiful churches with mind blowing view and heart-throbbing interiors as well.
Activities to do in Lansdowne
The thick forest in Lansdowne is an ideal place for jungle safari and offers challenging environment for adventure buffs. It is full of dynamic benevolence, physical activities and challenges. One can get a glimpse of variety of flora and fauna at its natural habitat.
Best Time to visit Lansdowne
The best time to visit Lansdowne is between March to June. The weather is suitable for carrying out outdoor activities like trekking, hiking and leisurely walks. If you are a nature lover then you must visit Lansdowne between September and November as after the rains Lansdowne is surrounded by greenery.
How to reach Lansdowne
The airport which is near to the location is the Jollygrant around 100 km from Lansdowne. It is well connected to Delhi.
Kotdwar is the nearest railhead around 40 km from Lansdowne and well served by trains.
There are many buses to reach Lansdowne from various regions of Uttarkhand.
In summer the temperature is 15 – 30 C and in winter -4 to 17 c and best visited March to October.