Most Convenient ways to Reach Lansdowne
Lansdowne is one of the nearest hill stations from Delhi. So it will become very easy to reach Lansdowne once you enter in Delhi, no matter you are coming from any location of India or abroad. Being the national capital of India, it is very easy to reach Delhi by Train, Road and flight.
How to reach Lansdowne by air
Lansdowne doesn’t have its own Airport. Dehradun is the nearest airport to Lansdowne and is well connected to major cities of India. All major known airlines names as Spicejet, Air Asia, Indigo, Jet Airways, Air India and others fly to Dehradun on a daily basis. Lansdowne is 145 Kms ahead from Dehradun Airport. Buses and taxies are readily available for Lansdowne at Dehradun Airport. Sometimes poor visibility may cause flight delays during monsoon and winter season.
How to reach Lansdowne by train
If you love traveling by train, Kotdwar is the nearest Indian railways station to reach Lansdowne. It is just 40 km ahead from Kotdwar Railway station. Kotdwar to New Delhi is a well-connected train route for tourist. Garhwal Express (Train no 14044) and Mussoorie Express (Train No 14041) are the best daily trains which run from Delhi to Kotdwar. If you are planning to visit Lansdowne on weekend, Mussoorie Express is the best train leaves at night 21:30 from Delhi and reaches Kotdwar In the morning at 06:30. From there, you can hire a taxi to climb up to Lansdowne via twisted roads.
How to reach Lansdowne by road
Road transport is the most suitable and convenient way to reach Lansdowne. Lansdowne is well connected to other major destinations of Uttarakhand via road. If you are flexible with the budget, hire a taxi from Delhi to Lansdowne. Lansdowne is approximate 268 km away from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Best route by means of a taxi is Delhi-Meerut-Bijnor-Kotdwar-Lansdowne. There is no direct bus to Lansdowne from ISBT Kashmiri Gate Delhi. There are regular AC and deluxe buses to Kotdwar from ISBT Kashmiri gate Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and nearby cities. One can hire a taxi or a bus from Kotdwar to reach Lansdowne. Uttarakhand state transport buses are economical and charge around 200-250 Rs from Delhi to Kotdwar and 50-60 Rs from Kotdwar to Lansdowne.
Local Transport in Lansdowne
It would be great if one has his own car or a cab to roam around in Lansdowne. Local buses are also an alternative to reach most of the places of interest within the town. Jungle safaris and roadside walk are some other ways to explore Lansdowne.