Lansdowne is a Hill Station of Indian State Uttarakhand, One of the most Spellbinding place in India. Beautiful valley and foggy mountains, this place is located in Pauri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand with quiet surroundings everywhere. It is originally also known as Kaludanda. Lansdowne was discovered by Lord Lansdowne in 1887 (then Viceroy of India) with a population of 3943 in 1901. Lansdowne was mostly used by Freedom fighters during British Period.
Presently there is an Indian Army's Garhwal Rifles which have a command Office in Lansdowne. Lansdowne is a Paradise Surrounded by pretty mountains It is near to New Delhi which is only 259 Kms away, 107 Kms from Haridwar and around 159 Kms from Dehradun.
How to Reach?
Best way to reach by Road from New Delhi by hiring a cab or Volvo bus.
Places to See in Lansdowne
Lansdowne is basically famous for its Flora and Fauna. In flora there are so many rare plant species like Myrica Escuenta, Rubus Ellipticus, Ficus auriculata etc. In Fauna there are so many species like Royal Bengal Tiger, Yellow Throated Marten, Panther or Leopard, Striped Hyena, Common Jackal, Pangolin, Porcupine, Goral, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Blue bull, Sambhar, Common Langur etc. in Lansdowne there are so many charming places awaiting your presence, Few are below.
Bhulla Tal, Bhulla Tal or Bhulla Lake is a small Lake situated in Lansdowne. It is one of the Best places for Family outings. This Tal is only 1 Kms walk from Lansdowne City centre surrounded by Trees and you can also do a boat ride in it. This Lake is a Manmade artificial lake also is dedicated to the Garhwal Rifles's Garwali youth.
Tip N Top, is the Highest spot in Lansdowne and located around 1.5 Kms away from Lansdowne city centre. You can see a beautiful skyline with an alluring or splendid Shivalik range. It offers an amazing view of Great Himalyan hill Ranges which are far far kms from this point.
Garhwali Museum, Lansdowne, This Museum is dedicated by name after first Victoria Cross Holder Darwan Singh Negi, from Garhwal Rifles. This Museum shows real collections which are rare, Real Garhwali Rifles. The Museum was inaugurated in 1983.
St. Mary's Church, Lansdowne, st. Marry's Church is one of the most visited church in Lansdowne and a tourist spot in Lansdowne. This church was start built in 1895 and completed in 1896. This Church was again started and converted as a museum by Garwal Rifle's Regimental centre.
Kaleshwawr mahadev Temple, Kaleshwar Temple of Mahadev is the Famous temple of Lansdowne and a major place of Worship. It is an ancient temple is belived to be built around 400- 500 years ago.
There are many more places to visit like Garhwali Mess, St. John's Church, Santoshi Mata temple, Tiffin Top, Bheem pakora, Army museum of lansdowne etc.
Things to do in Lansdowne.
There are many things to do in Lansdown like camping, snow viewpoint trek, birdwatching, Dining, Shopping etc few are below described.
Camping, As per my recommendation Lansdowne is perfect for a camping stay. There is a camp name Camp Advait which costs you around 3000 to 4000 for a night which is located in Aamdali, Duggada in Dada Mandi Road. Night sky watching experience is one of the best experience here.
Bhulla Taal Boating, Boating in Bhulla tal is one of the Best boating experience. Due to this tal is not too big anyone even who have a fear of water can easily take a boating ride here.
Trekking or Hiking, Hiking is one of the best experience in a hill station and Tip n Top Hiking is the best example of it. You can take a hike from lansdowne to Tik n Top point.
Bird Watching, Bird watching in Lansdowne is one of the best experience in Lansdowne. There are so many migratory birds migrating from other countries. You will hear a beautiful tweet noise of different birds during morning and evening.
What to eat in Lansdowne
Tipsy Cafe, This cafe is one of the best cafe to eat in Lansdowne offers many tasty dishes veg and non-veg.
Mahalaxmi Mishtan Bhandar, This sweets shop is offers so many sweets verities for sweets lover.
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