Lansdowne, set at an altitude of 1,706 meters about 81 kms
from Pauri is one of the quietest hill station in the
country. It was very popular among the Britishers and is
named after Lord Lansdowne, the Viceroy of India from 1888
to 1894. The charming resort surrounded by thick oak and
pine forest is a perfect place for a peaceful holiday in
the lap of mother nature. The Lansdowne was founded by
‘Lord Lasndowne’ in 1887 A.D., thus the place has been
named after him. Lansdowne was originally a popular hill
station with the Britishers. Lansdowne was a major place
of the activities of freedom fighters from British Garhwal
during British period. Nowadays, the famous Garhwal Rifles
of the Indian Army had its command office here. 81 km.
from Pauri, Lansdowne is situated at altitude of 1,706
meters on a hill, which was originally known as
‘Kaludanda’ in local language, enroute Kotware-Pauri road.
The nearest railway station is Kotdwar at a distance of 41
Lansdowne is a Military station developed by the
Britishers, which is catering for the Recruits
Training center of the Garhwal Rifles. The war
memorial at the Parade Ground of the Garhwal Rifles
Center is an attraction for the visitors. Area of the
city is about 6.09 sq. km. Total population as per
1991 census is 7,106 with 4,415 male populations and
2,691 female population. The literacy percentage of
the city is 89.58. The climate of the city is pleasant
in summer, very cold in winter. The nearest airport is
Jollygrant, a place near to Deharadun at a distance of
152 km. via Kotdwar-Haridwar road.
Surrounded by thick Oak and blue Pine forests,
Lansdowne is a very charming place for a quiet holiday
as it is devoid of the usual hustles and bustle of
hill stations. Lansdowne has scenic beauty and good
surroundings. The pine and oak trees provide an
healthy climate. The beautiful and refreshing points
around the city are Tip-n-Top, Santoshi Mata Temple,
Church Point. The excursions from the city are
Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple, Bhairav Garhi temple etc.
Annual ‘Shardotsav’ is also organized at this hill
station during autumn season.
Accommodation : Tourist Rest House and Hotels
Supplementary Accommodation facilities : Forest
Rest House, Army Welfare Board Rest House, PWD
Hospitals : Board Hospital & Army Hospital.
Places Around Lansdowne
Situated 45 km from Lansdowne, Kotdwar is a gateway to
the hills and one of the last rail termini for
The ancient ashram is located 14 km from Lansdowne.
Legend has it that Shankuntala gave birth to prince
Bharat here, after whose name the country is called
Bharat Varsh. Other nearby places of interest include
Sidhbali Temple (3 km) and Charaik Hills (20 km).
km) Is one of the better-known religious areas of the
entire division on the main Pauri-Kotdwar road. A
large number of devotees come here during Ashtami
(April and October) for pilgrimage.
(30 km) Is a temple of Lord Shiva situated at an
altitude of 2092 m, on top of a hillock surrounded by
a thick forest of deodar, blue pine, and oak. The
temple is among one of the oldest in the world. The
highlight of this place is that even at an altitude of
How to Reach
By Rail : The nearest railhead for Lansdowne is
Kotdwar (2 hours), which is well connected by buses.
Lansdowne is also linked by a motorable road to almost
all the important cities in Uttaranchal. Lansdowne is
295 km from Delhi, 95 km from Haridwar and 150 km from