Lansdowne is one of the quietest and unspoilt hill stations of India and has been a popular destination since Britishers came to India.
Lansdowne is unlike other hill stations, as it is well connected with motorable roads but remote in its own way. It is situated at an altitude of 1,700 mts above sea level surrounded with thick oak and blue pine forests in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state.
Lansdowne got its name from Lord Lansdowne, who was the then Viceroy of India during the period of 1888-1894. Presently, Lansdowne has the command office of the Garhwal Rifles division of the Indian Army.
Lansdowne is ideal travel destination for a lazy, relaxing holiday. It is one of the most popular weekend Getaway from Delhi NCR Region. It is one of the most sought after destinations for 2019 New Year, Winters Holidays & Summer Vacation.
Some Features of Lansdowne:
- Quiet, less crowded, not over developed and relatively undiscovered hill station.
- Much cleaner and well maintained because of Cantonment Area of Garhwal Rifles.
- Have many old buildings of British colonial architecture and military history.
- One of the closest hill stations from Delhi NCR region and a perfect Weekend Getaway.
Activities in Lansdowne:
Adventure Activities: Lansdowne offers exciting opportunities for adventure activities like bird watching, trekking, rock climbing to name a few. Lansdowne is famous for being a birdwatcher paradise as one can spot many beautiful feathered birds.
Nature Walks: The salubrious and serene climate at Lansdowne surrounded by undulating verdant hills makes it an ideal place to go for long walks amidst lush greenery in the morning and evenings.
Boating: Tourists can enjoy boating, paddling in the man made lake named Bhulla Lake. Tourists also enjoy water activities at Kho River near Durga Devi Mandir which is located on the Kotdwar-Lansdowone Road.
Why Visit Lansdowne Hill Station?
The salubrious weather and pristine environment of Lansdowne leaves an immortal impact on the tourists. It is the perfect place to meditate and rejuvenate your soul. Adventure activities like, trekking, bird watching, boating, paddling etc. can be done while a visit to Lansdowne. It is one of the best weekend destinations of Uttarakhand.
What is Lansdowne famous for?
Lansdowne is famous among tourist as Hill Station, Peaceful Surroundings, Himalayan Views, Lake.
Lansdowne is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups.
Lansdowne is popular destination for following activities/ interests – Boating, Cantonment Area, Christmas and New Year, Hill Station, Honeymoon Destination, Leisure, Weekend Getaway.