Altitude: 1700 mts
Best season: Throughout the year
Distance from Delhi: 248 Kms
Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwar
Special: Quite and relaxing hill station, Valley Views, Himalayan Views, Sunset
Popular For: Lazy holiday, Bhulla Lake, Weekend Getaway
Lansdowne is a town in Pauri Garhwal District in Uttarakhand State. Lansdowne is known as a quite hill station of India. It has been popular destination since Britishers came to India. It is situated at an altitude of 1700 mts above the sea level. Lansdowne is surrounding thick forest of Oak and blue pine forest in Puri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state. Well connected by motorable road but remote in its own way.
Famous tareshwar Mahadev Temple with special shivalinga and a kund known as Gauri Kund is situated 39 km away from Lansdowne. you can visit the famous location in lansdowne like - Bhulla tal, Darwan Singh Museum, Tip N Top, War Memorial Lansdowne, St Johns Church, Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple and Garhwali Mess etc. Famous festival celebrate associated with Maha Shivaratri during February.
Lansdowne is the ideal travel destination fro Relaxing Holidays and one of teh most popular weekend Getaway from Delhi NCR Region. The salubrious weather and pristine environment of Lansdown leaves an immortal impact on the tourists. March to November is the best season for visit.
Some Features of Lansdowne
- Much Clear and well maintained .
- Quiet hill station, No more crowded, Not over developed and Perfact Weekend Gateway.
- One of the nearest Hill Station from Delhi NCR.
offered many old buildings of British colonial Architecture.
Lansdowne is an ideal weekend destination of Uttarakhandand offered many Adventure activities like, Trekking, bird watching, Boating, Paddling etc. Lansdowne is an ideal location for Eco-tourism as it is well preserved by the Government and the Indian Army.
Summer Season: Summer starts from March to till june in Lansdown. The maximum temprature is 30 degree and minimum is 15 degree celsius. Summer are hot and humid. You can enjoy the clear skies with warm wather and trekking during summer.
Winter Season: Winter season is the best time to visit in Lansdown. October is the beginning of winter here and till the end of febuary. The maximum temprature is 20 degree and falls down upto zerro degree. You can enjoy the snowfall during the month of January.
Monsoon Season: Rainfall starts from the month of July to till October. Lansdowne received heavy rainfall and surrounding becomes very pleasant and green durring the monsoon season.
Bhulla Lake: It is a famous lake in Lnsdowne, made and maintained by Indian Army. It is a man made Artificial lake dedicated to the soldiers of the Garhwali. Bhulla lake is providing the bating facilities. The lake is the perfact picnic place for kids, family, friends and old ones and one of the famous place in Lansdowne. Situated at a distance of 1 km from Lansdowne. The lake is provided the facilities of boating and a small bridge on the lake attracts the tourists.
Tip N Top: It is a hill top over viewpoint location located about 1.5 km from the main city of Garhwal. It is one of the highest place in Lansdowne. Tip N tOP is the best place in Lansdowne to watch skyline. It's offered panoramic Gharwal hill with majestic Himalayan Range. Situated at an elevation of 1700 mts above the sea level.
St.John's Church: It is a catholic Church was built in 1936 located at mall Road. The church is surrounding with greenery that attract the tourists and make it a must visit destination. Beautiful interiors and serene atmostphere makes its a must visited place in Lansdowne. Situated at a distance of 2 kms from lansdowne markets.
St Marry Church: The St. Marry Church is located near Tip N Top point in Lansdown and constructed in 1895. The Church was constructed by Col. A.H.B Hume. The Gharwal Regimental center converted into a small museum. Located about 2.3 km from Lansdowne markets. But Now it is convert into a small museum.
Bhim Pakora: This place is known for a rock and can be reached after a 2 km trek from Lansdowne. There are Two big Stones one above the other in Perfact balance. Bhim pakora is a historic but Surprising place, Above rock can be moved by a single Finger but never fells down even after push by the both hands. The place is one of the most exciting and attractive place in lansdowne.
Kanvashram: It is an other attractin which is visited by various pilgrims throughtout the year. The Ashram is surrounding by thick forest and Hillocks. Situated at a distance of 40 km from Lansdowne and 14 km from Kotdwar.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple: The Mahadev Temnple is Ddedicated to lord Shiva. The Mahashivratri festival is celebrated in this temple and this is an ancient temple. The temple is coverde by thick forest of Oak and Deodars trees and also favours as a best meditation place for sages from a long time. Located at an elevation of 1800 mts above the sea level at a distance of 38 km from Lansdown. According to the legend Tarkasur was a demon and worshiped of Lord Shiva at this location for a boon. Lord Shiva happy with his worshiped and give him a boon. Now the demon starts to kill the sages and sants then lord Shiva's son Kartika was killed Tarkasur and Lord Shiva give his name for prayer in Kalyug. That the place named as tarkeshwar Mahadev.
Jungle Safari: Jungle safari is one of the popular Lansdowne attraction. You can get yourself a ride into the thick forest of Oak and Blue pine Forest in Lansdowne. The cool temprature makes the jungle drive enjoyable.
Darwan singh Museum: The museum contain rarest collection of Garhwal Rifles and located in Parad Ground in lansdowne. Established in 1983. Darwan Singh Museum having numerious details about the origion and Cahievements of the Gaehwal Riflesof the indian Army. One can see a wide collection of arms, Old uniforms, rarest photographs of army generals. Nearby there is the parade Ground and Garhwal Rifles war Memorial which is not open for the General public.
Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple: Located near the main Lansdowne city and named after the sage Kalun Who meditated here. Favourite place to visit in Lansdowne and famous land of meditation for Sages. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Hawaghar: Hawaghar is a tourist Destination. It is a picturesque location and offered beautiful views of Snow capped Peaks of Himalayans. The place is a perfect place for nature lovers and offered the trekking route near by the places.
Garhwali Mess: One of the oldest buildings situated in Lansdowne, Established in 1888 and maintain by state Government. It is one of the most well preserved architecture in Lansdowne and reflects the old heritage of Indian arny. The building also houses a museum that consists of collection of wild animals, Trophies and Frunishings.
Jungle walk, small treks, Boating, Stargazing in night, Bird watching, water activity in Kho river (Kotdwar road) are some of the adventure activities you can enjoy in Lansdowne, India.
Siddhbali Temple: Siddhbali Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Situated at a distance of 38 km from Lansdowne and 2 km from Kotdwar. The temple holdes numerious religious importance among the peoples. This temple is situated on the edge of the Mountains.
Durga Devi Temple: The Temple is highly revered by the locals and dedicated to Goddess Kali. Durga devi Temple is situated at a distance of 25 km from Lansdowne and a small stream is flowing from below the temple. The water level is very low one can spend some time at this palce.
Pauri: Situated at a distance of 78 kms from Lansdowne on the northwest slope. Pauri is known as the Heart of Uttarakhand and one of the most popular town of Garhwal region. Pauri is the headquarter of pauri Garhwal District and the named after the popularity of the town. The town offered beautiful sunset and views of Himalayan peaks like Bander Punchh, Swargarohini, Gangotri group, Sumeru, Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Hathiparvat, Nandadevi and Trisul are all visible from puri.
Khirsu: Khirsu is a beautiful hill station surrounding with Oak, Deodar trees and Apple Orchards. Situated at a distnace of 15 kms from Puri at an elevation of 1700 mts above the sea level. Khirsu offered the imposing views of Panoramic Himalayan range and also home of numerious Species of Birds. Ghandiyal Devi Temple is situated near by Khirsu.
Jwalpa Devi Temple: One of the famous temple located in Puri Region. Situated at a distance of 45 km from Lansdowne and lies on the bank of left bank of the River Nawalika on the way to pauri. Surrounded by the splendid green environment, It is popular siddhpeeth and holdes great importance among the peoples. On the day of Navratri and Janmashtami a large fair is held here.
Ulkha Giri: Ulkha Giri can be reached after a 2 km drive to Chaudatakhal and an easy 2 km trek. Ulkha Giri is situated at a breathtaking elevation of 1900 mts above the sea level affording ravishing views of the imposing Himalayans and misty valleys.
Bhairav Garhi Temple: Bhairav Garhi is a siddha peeth, Situated at an elevation of 9000 ft above the sea level at a distance of 18 km from Lansdowne. Lord Bhairav is worshipped here and a big festival is organised here in the month of May -June.
Langoor Garhi Temple: Langoor Garhi is known as Hanuman Garhi and situated near the Bhairav Garhi 18 km from Lansdowne. The temple is constructed by the Neem Karoli Baba in 1950 and Dedicated to Lord Haniman.
By Air: The nearest Airport is Jolly Grand Airport to Lansdowne. It is situated at a distance of 148kms. Lansdowne is well connected by motorable road with Jolly Grand Airport. The Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Taxis are easily available to Lansdowne from Jolly Grand Airport.
By Train: Kotdwar is the nearest railhead to Lansdowne situated at a distance of 40 kms from Lansdowne. The Railhead Kotdwar is well connected by rail network with major destination of North india. Taxis are easily available from kotdwar to Lansdowne.
BY Road: Buses are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to kotdwar. Lansdown is well connected by motorable road with major destination of Uttarakhand state. Buses and Taxis are esaily available to Kotdwar from Lansdowne.
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