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Jagjeet Singh

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5 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Give peace to your mind-Lansdowne

The place is best suited for the person who wants to spend some peaceful time away from the city chaos. Here you can have a majestic view of Himalayan range. We had a very nice view of valley and Himalayan Range from our hotel balcony. Just sit and relax. Alternatively ideal for walk in the nature's green lap. It is not a place for persons looking for lot of hustle bustle or crowd. A must visit place for a person looking for peace.

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Mudit Agarwal

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11 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Mesmerizing Experience

Travelling to Lansdowne was an awesome experience beyond doubt. It was like we were travelling in clouds when we started uphill. Wow we travelled away from scorching heat and into clouds was amazing.

When we entered the serene beauty maintained by army people was awesome. We did not book any rooms for two families we travelled and last moment got two rooms in basement of Quality hotel near market area. ( I have special praises for the hotel owner he kept two rooms on our telephonic conversation in spite of so much rush that lot of people slept in cars and few travelled back.

Walk in the nature was awesome

Travelled to the lake and then to highest point. Beautiful scenery of Nanda Devi from there. Had breakfast, lunch, dinner at Mayoor Hotel The only pure veg restaurant in the town. Visited few places and it was nice, clean, green and fountains running in the evening. Army people and canters roaming around the town.

We visited Tarkeshwar Mahadev with scenic beauty and the place was great with excellent quiet, serene and beautified place, looked like it has been a tapovan for several years and blessed by presence of lord Mahesh himself.

Overall enjoyed being there on weekend and with lovely message for all that. Please go to this place with reserved place to stay especially on weekends as there are few places catering to people compared to inflow of people.

For Pure vegetarians : Mayoor Hotel is best option and with good preparations

Walk in nature superb

Must visit : Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple.

Overall wonderful Experience.

Would love to recommend for all the people.

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Lansdowne Overview

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.