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HILL STATIONS IN UTTARAKHAND   >>   Lansdowne

Lansdowne


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Lovely 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 km.
 

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.

Facilities
Accommodation : Tourist Rest House and Hotels

Supplementary Accommodation facilities : Forest Rest House, Army Welfare Board Rest House, PWD Inspection House.

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 Garhwal.
 

Karnva Ashram
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).




Jwalpadevi

(52 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.
 

Tarkeshwar Mahadev
(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 2092 mtr.



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 Dehradun.
 

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