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Jungle Safari

The thick forest surrounding the Lansdowne is an apt place for Jungle safari. The thick Oak trees and blue pine woods make the environment of the surrounding forest challenging for the adventurous tourist. The forests enclose many wild flora and fauna. The atmosphere is very cool all through the year and well planned Jungle safari or forest walk will give the enthusiasts travelers the much needed challenge, physical activities and dynamic benevolence. Many tour agents arrange the planned jungle safari with affordable rates in the forests surrounding the Lansdowne hill station.   

 

Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, located nearby Lansdowne and situates atop of a hill of height 2092 meters, is believed to be one of the ancient holy sites or SiddhaPitas. The main deity is Lord Shiva and many devotees visit this ancient temple to offer prayers and it is believed that the offerings here makes the wishes of the devotees be fulfilled. Mahashivarathri is celebrated annually with grandeur. The temple place is surrounded by thick blue pine forests, oak trees and dense Deodars. The spectacular feature of this place is that even at this high altitude, there are many water pools that flowing continuously.

 

 Kanvashram

Kanvashram, a sacred ashram located near Lansdowne hill station, is a gateway to Puri, the most sought temple town in India. This ashram is bordered by thick forests and hillocks, making it a beautiful place for feasting the eyes of tourists. A spectacular attraction nearby is the famous Malini River flowing near to this Ashram. This ashram bears mythological importance related to the Sage Kanvan. It is believed that ‘Shakuntala’, the step daughter of Sage Kanvan has given birth to her son “Bharath in this Ashram. Accommodation is available for those who want to spend holidays here. This is a right place to take meditation and mix up with the natural blessings of Earth.

 

Garhwali Mess

Garhwali Mess is one of the oldest buildings in the hill station, which was built by the British in January 1988. The mess reflects the rich heritage of the Army and also of the destination in general. It is one of the old and finely preserved heritage buildings of Lansdowne.

The mess is considered to be an important museum in Asia, comprising atypical compilation of skin of wild animals, furnishings and trophies. There is a dial consisting of arrow symbols that direct the route for Nandadevi, Chaukhamba, Kamet and other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Range. 

 

 

Hawaghar

Hawaghar is a serene place in Lansdowne from where tourists can enjoy view of the snow-capped Himalayan Range. This place is also great for trekking, which leads to the Khyber Pass along the road to Jaiharikhal. Tourists, mostly nature lovers, visit the attraction to enjoy the beauty of the serene surrounding.

 

Bhim Pakora

Bhim Pakora is located in Dhura, about 2 km away from the Gandhi Chowk. It is believed that during the period of exile, the Pandavas stopped here and cooked food at this location. It is also believed that Bhim placed one rock on top of the other and is so well balanced that it never topples. This rock can be moved by tourists with just one finger, but it never falls down.

 

St. Mary’s Church

This church is located near the Tip-In-Top Point. In 1947, the church was not used any longer as it started to deteriorate. St. Mary’s Church was built by Col. A.H.B Hume of the Royal Engineers in the year 1895. The Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre converted it into a small museum, housing interesting pictures of the pre-independence era. This museum also houses the audio visual displays of the history of the regiment.

 

The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial

The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial at Lansdowne was established on 11th November 1923Lord Rawlinson of Trent, the then Commander in Chief of India, founded this museum. A major tourist attraction of the destination, this war memorial is located at the Parade Ground. It is one of the few tourist attractions that are visited by almost every traveler coming to Lansdowne. Tourists who are interested in knowing about the Indian army also throng this place.

 

Bhulla Tal

Bhulla Tal is an artificial lake dedicated to the young Garhwali youth of Garhwal Rifles, who rendered help for construction of this lake. This tourist attraction gets its name from the Garhwali word, Bhulla which means younger brother. Here the tourists can also enjoy boating and paddling. A children park, bamboo machan and fountains have been erected here for entertainment of tourists.

 

Tip-In-Top

Tip-In-Top also known as Tiffin Top is situated in the ridge near St. Mary’s Church. This is a popular spot among tourists visiting Lansdowne. From this spot, tourists can get view of the beautiful snow covered Himalayas and some parts of Tibet. Tiffin top is also famously known as the “Dorothy's Seat” which is located at a height of around 2300 meters on the Ayarpatta hills. This place was built by the British Army officer Col J.P. Kellet. This is one of the most loved spots for tourists and a picnic spots.

 

Regimental Museum

This Museum is a motivational hall named after the famous Darban Singh Negi. This museum was inaugurated in the year 1983. The Regimental Museum houses numerous antique pieces, belonging to the Garhwal Rifles.

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Lansdowne

By Road: Lansdowne is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Kotdwar and Dugadda are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Lansdowne are available from Kotdwar, Dugadda, Pauri and other major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Lansdowne is connected with National highway 119.

The best way to get to Lansdowne by road is as follows: 

Stage 1: From Delhi to Meerut 70 kms, Mawana 30 kms, Bessuna-Ramraj-Meerapur 
Stage 2: Take the Right turn from here for Bijnor-kiratpur 16 kms, Najibabad 17 kms, Kotdwara 25 kms, Dogadda 15 Kms. 
Stage 3: 2 kms from Doggada there is a T Junction. Take the RIGHT Turn on the Lansdowne road (the left tu
rn goes to Pauri).

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Lansdowne situated at a distance of 148kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Lansdowne is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Lansdowne.

By Rail: The nearest railhead to Lansdowne is Kotdwar situated at a distance 40 kms. Kotdwar is well connected by railway networks with major cities of India. There are regular trains running to Lansdowne from major destinations of north India. Taxis and buses are easily available from Kotdwar to Lansdowne.

Best Time to Visit Lansdowne
    
The best time to visit Lansdowne is during the summer months of March to June when the weather is pleasant and suitable for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking and leisurely walks. Since summer is also the peak season, it is advised to make reservations for your hotel well in advance. 
If you happen to visit between July and August then don't forget to carry your rain-gear as it pours during the monsoon and if you're a nature lover then Lansdowne is at its best between September and November after the rains with greenery and breathtaking views of the majestic mountains. The winter months between December and February get very cold and often witness heavy snowfall with chances of landslides, so you should avoid visiting Lansdowne then, unless you're the adventurous type. The Maha Shivaratri Festival is celebrated sometime between February and March.

 

  Jungle Safari

The thick forest surrounding the Lansdowne is an apt place for Jungle safari. The thick Oak trees and blue pine woods make the environment of the surrounding forest challenging for the adventurous tourist. The forests enclose many wild flora and fauna. The atmosphere is very cool all through the year and well planned Jungle safari or forest walk will give the enthusiasts travelers the much needed challenge, physical activities and dynamic benevolence. Many tour agents arrange the planned jungle safari with affordable rates in the forests surrounding the Lansdowne hill station.    Jungle Safari

Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, located nearby Lansdowne and situates atop of a hill of height 2092 meters, is believed to be one of the ancient holy sites or SiddhaPitas. The main deity is Lord Shiva and many devotees visit this ancient temple to offer prayers and it is believed that the offerings here makes the wishes of the devotees be fulfilled. Mahashivarathri is celebrated annually with grandeur. The temple place is surrounded by thick blue pine forests, oak trees and dense Deodars. The spectacular feature of this place is that even at this high altitude, there are many water pools, flowing continuously

 Kanvashram

Kanvashram, a sacred ashram located near Lansdowne hill station, is a gateway to Puri, the most sought temple town in India. This ashram is bordered by thick forests and hillocks, making it a beautiful place for feasting the eyes of tourists. A spectacular attraction nearby is the famous Malini River flowing near to this Ashram. This ashram bears mythological importance related to the Sage Kanvan. It is believed that ‘Shakuntala’, the step daughter of Sage Kanvan has given birth to her son “Bharath in this Ashram. Accommodation is available for those who want to spend holidays here. This is a right place to take meditation and mix up with the natural blessings of Earth.

 

Location of Lansdowne in Uttarakhand >> , India

Coordinates: 29.83°N 78.68°ECoordinates: 29.83°N 78.68°E

Country     India
State    Uttarakhand

 

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Day 1: Delhi to Lansdowne (244 kms, 10 hrs)
Begin your journey with drive to Lansdowne. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure, and return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Lansdowne
After breakfast this morning, you may choose to proceed for local sightseeing. The tourist spots nearby are Tiffin Top, St Johns Church, Bhullatal, Hawagarh etc. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Lansdowne to Delhi (244 kms, 10 hours)
After breakfast, drive back to Delhi with memories of a lifetime trip
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Nearest Best Hill Staion to New Delhi


It is the nearest hill station from Delhi and can be reached from Delhi by either road or train. The nearest railway station is Kotdwara at a distance of 41 km situated an elevation of only 370 m. Since Lansdowne is more than 1,500 m higher than Kotdwara, the drive from Kotdwara to Lansdowne is quite steep and scenic.

 

The other and better route to reach Lansdowne is from Delhi via Meerut , Bijnore, Najibabad, Kotdwar and on to Lansdowne. It saves about 50KM and the road quality is also good all the way to Kotdwar baring a few patches.

Quick Glance at Lansdowne

  • Coordinates -  29.83°N 78.68°E.
  • Elevation - 1,706 metres (5,686 feet).
  • Location - Indian Himalayas, Located at 81 km from Pauri and about 250 km from Delhi.
  • Nearest Airport - Jolly Grant Airport, near Dehradun at a distance of 152 km via Kotdwara-Haridwar road