Lansdowne: Living here is a blessing in itself

This ‘Oh so beautiful’ yet tranquil spot goes a long way in the history of India. It used to be the chief base for activities carried out by our freedom fighters. Presently, Lansdowne is home to the command office of Garhwal Rifles division of the Indian Army.

The town got its name from the Viceroy of India Lord Lansdowne who reigned here from 1888 to 1894. This scenic town is located in the PauriGarhwal district of Uttarakhand state.

Lansdowne is popularly known for its charming atmosphere and is located at a height of 1,076m. Although quite picturesque, this hill station does not witness the crowd, which plunges the other popular hill stations. Therefore, if you want a calm and noise free vacation, you can choose this spot as a relief from your daily life.

#OUTDOORKEEDA is decoding Lansdowne this time.


Getting there

The Jolly Grant Airport, situated at a distance of 148km, is also the nearest airport to this town. You can hire a cab from there to reach your destination.

The nearest railhead leading to this town is Kotdwar. It is well connected with other major cities of India. Taxis and buses will take you further to your final destination.

Lansdowne is connected to national highway 119. The roads are motorable with connectivity to the national capital via the Meerut route.


Best time to visit

The summer here is pleasant. You will enjoy a cool breeze and get a heavenly relief from the scorching heat of the cities. This time is perfect to enjoy the outdoor activities like hiking, trekking in Hawagarh and Tip in Top and boating and water activities in the Kho River.

The winter’s best friend in generally all the hill stations is snowfall. In addition the temperature turns down to zero or sub-zero levels.

The monsoons here are not flooding and the town receives an average rainfall during the rainy seasons. The best and the most refreshing views of this town can be witnessed after rainfall.


Activities in Lansdowne

There are many places for sightseeing in this town. The British heritage bungalows and the churches remain to this day. Charaik Hills and Sidhbali temple along with Jwalpadevi, Santoshi Mata Temple, Bhairavgarhi and Tarkeshwar are also some popular sightseeing spots.

In the autumn season a festival known as Shardotsavis celebratedhere. Mahashivratriis celebrated with great energy as people here have deep faith in Lord Shiva.

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