Lansdowne Tourism

Lansdowne Tourism

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  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Pauri Garhwal
Located in the Garhwal district of the state of Uttaranchal, Lansdowne is a small picturesque hill station. It is at a height of 1706 m above sea level and is preferred for its comfortable weather throughout the year. In fact, due to its weather and scenic beauty, Lansdowne was a popular hill resort for the British, and they built a cantonment here which is still preserved and maintained well.

Lansdowne is named after its founder Lord Lansdowne, the Viceroy of India during 1888-1894. It was the main base of independent movement activities during the Indian pre-independence time. Currently, the command office of the legendary Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army is in Lansdowne. The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial and the Regimental Museum are places of significance in Lansdowne.

Lansdowne is known for its natural beauty and its tranquil environment. Though well connected by motorable roads and located quite near to many busy cities, the place is unique because of the sense of seclusion and peace it offers.

The lush greenery of the thick oak and blue pine forest that surrounds Lansdowne adds to its beauty and charm, making it ideal for trekking and nature walks. Trekking to Tip-in-Top or Hawagarh, bird watching, boating and paddling in the Bhulla Tal, etc are the main activities that visitors can indulge in on a trip to Lansdowne.

Like most other hill stations, the climate here is the biggest attraction, especially during the hot summers when people from the plains come here to escape the summer heat. Winters in Lansdowne are severe with temperatures falling below 0º Celsius during the peak of winter.

Snowfall is common during the winter season and the quaint town is covered with a blanket of white snow. For those who want to see snowfall and experience the winter chill, Lansdowne is an ideal place to visit during this time.

For a comfortable stay, the best time to visit Lansdowne is between the summer months of March to October when the weather is cool and pleasant for visitors to trek around and explore the place. During autumn, the annual festival of ‘Shardotsav’ is celebrated in a grand way bringing in tourists from all over.

The hill station of Lansdowne can be reached by air, rail and roadways. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport (100 km), in Dehradun, which has connections to Delhi Airport, the nearest international airport. The nearest railhead is at Kotdwar, at a distance of approximately 40 km. Lansdowne is also well connected to nearby regions like Kotdwar, Haridwar, Dehradun, Mussoorie and Delhi, among other places, by bus. 

Lansdowne is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Corbett and Rishikesh.

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Aditya patel

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  • Aditya patel
  • 2 Reviews
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"Lap of Nature"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Awesome place to visit from Delhi, its around 260 kms from Delhi. Roads are very good but no direct bus facility available from Delhi. Own or hired vehicles are best option to go.
You can visit Lansdowne in any session, its amazing place with peace and natural beauty.
Please book hotel in advance.
There are Religious temples as well.
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Priyanka dogra

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  • Priyanka dogra
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  213 readers

"Lovely time in Lansdowne"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We had spent 2 nights and 3 days in Lansdowne. We found the place less crowded as compared to other hill stations. Will definitely refer the place for a lazy and relaxed holiday. But 2 or 3 days are more than enough. We stayed at bright sunny pines hotel. The staff was good, rooms and washroom was clean and the food was delicious also the owner is from Jammu and was a very sweet and humble guy.
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Manish Bansal

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  • Manish Bansal
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  434 readers

"Amazing Lansdowne trip by AC Bus"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 3, 2017
We visited this beautiful place. It's amazing, best part of Lansdowne is sun rise at Tip-n-Top, next is Tarkeshwar temple. Very natural place to visit. It's 39kms from Lansdowne. Best part is AC bus service is available directly from Anand Vihar to Lansdowne. You may book your bus ticket online www. Elitegroupsindia. Com
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Kartikeya Kashiva

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  • Kartikeya Kashiva
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  • 1 Review
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"Away from the Mainstream, Great destination for your First Road Trip"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted May 14, 2017
If you're searching for a destination this summer but don't want to end up in the overcrowded mainstream hill stations of Manali, Shimla, Mussourie, then Lansdowne is definitely a great choice!

Lansdowne is more than just a British-era cantonment. There are many temples on scenic hill-tops, rivers, lakes, forests, churches.

For those of us with a passion towards the Indian Army, the Narwhal Rifles command and training centre is a must-visit. The museum features photographs and weapon collections from the WW1 era.

I suggest a homestay or a small hotel away from the main town. The public transport is not perfect but allows you to get by without bringing your own vehicle or signing up for the costly cab service from your hotel.

Plan well, but never be limited by your itinerary. The more you explore, the more you'll enjoy!
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Manoneet jain

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  • Manoneet jain
  • 3 Reviews
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2017
Peaceful, natured & relaxing place to visit with your friends and family ..
Very beautiful and charming weather to enjoy with best movements with your family and friends.
Total mind relaxing and quile atmosphere.
Food is available in verity for north indian family ..
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Sunil Nair

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  • Sunil Nair
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1208 readers

"Cool, calm, quiet & very relaxing place for rejuvenating"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2016
A beautiful hill station with some stunning valley views and great weather. Far from the hustle bustle of city life and very limited network connectivity, you can actually focus on spending some quality time with your loved ones.. People are very kind & friendly. Since it's an army area, the old-world charm is still maintained along with cleanliness.

There is nothing much to do but you can always choose to go around all the listed places just for fun. Walking around the hills (trekking or nature walking by self) is much more refreshing than actually visiting these places as they are usually crowded with travelers. A visit to the army museum is recommended, if you like to have a look at different types of guns from past to present and Reading various stories of valor & bravery, history of the Gearwheel battalion.

A walk through the local market is also fun, not for shopping but for getting to know the place, what all it sells, and to watch locals and their lifestyle.
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Ratan kumar pal

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  • Ratan kumar pal
  • 2 Reviews
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"Lans Castle stay at Lansdowne Uttarakhand"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 21, 2016
Lansdown is a cum and quite stay from a very busy life for rest and relaxing. It is a very neat and clean small hill station. Its cantonment area is more structured and cleaned. However, one should come with his own vehicle to have comfortable movement to local areas to get more and more beautiful view of hill with greener surrounding.
Lans Castle is 4 km prior to Lansdowne Gandhi chowk. It's noise and solution free location with good food and staffing facility covering certain entertainments such as DJ, billiards, Kids play room etc
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Neeraj Parmar

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  • Neeraj Parmar
  • Lives in Bhiwani
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1738 readers

"Wonderful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2016
Lansdowne is a quiet and lovely place to be in especially for people from big cities. Morning and evening walks were so wonderful in the hills with pine trees all around.
The beauty of the place is that it has very few so called places or points to cover for tourists. Tip and top, bhulla tail are few.
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Anuradha Garg

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  • Anuradha Garg
  • Lives in Gurgaon
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"Quiet, unexplored beauty of Lansdowne"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2016
We decided to explore untapped town of Lansdowne after much bickering as it is a very small town and it hardly gets any coverage as a tourist destination.
As we moved closer to the town, we could see greenery taking over the polluted surroundings.
Firstly, we went to Bhulla Tail Lake which is a naturally built small lake with white ducklings. It also had very cute rabbits in an enclosure.
I enjoyed connecting with nature at this spot, with chirpy animals, soothing lake and refreshing greenery.
Then, we moved to Tip and Top View Point which has been the most serene place with mountains all around, valley in front and no population. It was an extraordinary experience to sit quietly with my dear friends and imbibe the gratifying silence.
Strolling through the quiet, beautiful pathways of the town, we next reached Army War Memorial Museum, which is a museum of The Gearwheel Rifles, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army.
Thereafter, we visited churches of St. John, St. Mary and St. James. John and St. Mary churches are robustly made, lit with gentle yellow lamps. The bible glistened gracefully next to holy statues. James church looked not-so-well maintained though it was specially decorated for Christmas' eve.
We also visited the local marketplace to explore local offerings. It had a good variety of leather products (wallets, handbags) and some authentic winter clothing supplied by the local craftsmen.
Moving back to the city, I pondered how peaceful will it be to live in a place with surreal existence, beautiful surroundings and lonely pathways.
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Jagtar singh

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  • Jagtar singh
  • 3 Reviews
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"Beautiful, mesmerising and memorable"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 16, 2016
Lansdowne is a beautiful place, having great sight-hill view.

Romantic place for couples. For families, a nice trip to explore serene beauty.

Helping crowd. Just in love with the atmosphere.. Would love to visit it again...

Advise to take some warm clothes.. Temperature varies a lot.. Umbrella is also necessary.. If anyone wants to explore by walking...
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