Lansdowne is a small hill station situated at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level and if you want the best views of snow-laden peaks of Mt. Kedarnath and Chaukhamba then plan your weekend trip to one of its Lansdowne Resort.
The scenic beauty and tranquil setting of this place is definitely worth witnessing. If you want to stay away from crowded places, then make a trip to a Beautiful lansdowne Resort Cottage .
About the place:
Founded and named after erstwhile Viceroy of India Lord Lansdowne in 1887, the cantonment town was originally known as Kaludanda, meaning ‘black hills’. It is one of the quietest hill stations in India, and situated in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.
Lansdowne is one of the quietest hill stations in India, which is situated in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.
How to Reach:
Lansdowne is roughly 236 km from Delhi, which can be reached via Meerut, Mawana, Bijnor, Najibabad and Dugadda, in approximately five hours but If you wish to take a train, the nearest railway station would be Kotdwar, from where you can hire local transport. For those flying, Dehradun is the nearest airport. You can book private cabs and taxis here.
Best Time to Visit:
The months of January, February and March, and then October to December are ideal for a visit.
Things to do:
Lansdowne is a beautiful town that is likely to charm you. As such, here are some must-visit places that you absolutely cannot chuck out from your itinerary like;
A favourite picnic spot of lansdowne for locals and tourists alike, the lake is maintained by the Indian Army and A serene boat ride is what you can experience here.
Tip N Top:
Also known as Tiffin Top, it is a hilltop viewpoint that is located some 1700 metres above sea level. Just like other places in the town therefore, this one too offers tranquility, and a beautiful view of the splendid Garhwal hills and the majestic Himalayan range. It is the highest point in all of Lansdowne.
St John’s Church:
It is Located at the Mall Road and this beautiful Catholic church was built in the year 1936. Surrounded by greenery, this place is a tourist favourite.
Darwan Singh Sangrahalaya:
One can also visit the Garhwali Museum that has historic weaponry on display. This museum name after first Victoria cross holder from Garhwal Rifles Darwan Singh Negi.
If you are fond of trekking, then this place will give you much joy. A 2 km downhill trek will take you to this place and The attraction factor are two well-balanced rocks — one sitting atop but the another — never having fallen down.
If you are interested in wildlife then you can have your tour operator organise a jungle safari for you.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple:
This place Believed to be one of the ancient holy sites dedicated to Lord Shiva and the temple is located at top of the hill, and is roughly 10 km away from the city centre. It draws a huge crowd from around the country during Maha Shivratri celebrations every year.
It draws a huge crowd from around the country during Maha Shivratri celebrations every year.
Where to stay:
You can book hotels and homestays online, or simply land up and walk into one of the facilities around the town square, or even a couple of resorts tucked away in the woods. If you enjoy walking in nature and the rural landscape, the right thing to do is to put up in Jaiharikhal Resort ,which is an hour-long walk from Lansdowne.
A cottage resort in Jaiharikhal on the outskirts of Lansdowne. The scenic village has plenty of homestays and budget resorts.
What to Eat:
If you are in town, you must visit the Lansdowne Trip Travel Café, because, as the name suggests, your trip will be incomplete without it. It boasts of vibrant interiors and is one of the best cafes in town. It is located 5 km away from the city centre.
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