Lansdowne is a hill station cantonment of Indian Military. It is located in Pauri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal). Lansdowne is located at the height of 1700 meter from the sea level. It is the most pleasant hill station in the midst of thick oak and pine forest. The atmosphere of Lansdowne is so quiet and healthy that every breath of fresh air awakens your soul. Lansdowne was named by the name of Lord Lansdowne, the British viceroy of British India. Unlike other hill stations, Lansdowne is well connected with road transports. Lansdowne is full of attractive places. It is just 248 Kms away from the national capital of India. So, it is quite easy for the travelers from Delhi or nearby areas to visit Lansdowne at weekends. Lansdowne is very quiet, beautiful and less known hill station of India. Currently it is the command office of Garhwal rifles of Indian Army.
Altitude: 1700 mts Best season: Throughout the year Distance from Delhi: 248 Kms Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwara Special: Quite and relaxing environment, Mind-blowing Valley Views, Himalayan Views, Sunset Popular For: Lazy holiday, Bhulla Lake, Weekend Getaway
Best reasons to visit Lansdowne
· It is very quiet and less crowded due to lesser popularity of this hill station · It is well maintained and clean because of Cantonment Area of Garhwal Rifles · Have many heritage bungalows and buildings of British colonial architecture and military history · One of the nearest hill stations from Delhi NCR region, visits can be planned on weekends
Activities in Lansdowne
Adventure activities: Lansdowne offers energizing opportunities for adventure activities like bird watching, trekking, rock climbing to give some examples. Lansdowne is renowned for being a birdwatcher heaven as one can spot numerous lovely feathered winged creatures. Nature Walks: Pristine and quiet atmosphere at Lansdowne encompassed by undulating verdant hills makes it a perfect place to go for long strolls in the midst of lavish greenery early in the day and nights. Boating: Boating and Paddling can be enjoyed by the tourist at Bhulla Lake, a manmade lake maintained by Indian Army. Travelers can also go for water activities at Kho River close Durga Devi Mandir which is situated on the Kotdwar-Lansdowne Road.
Language of Lansdowne
Garhwali is the local language of Lansdowne. Hindi language is mostly used as a mode of conversation by local peoples and at many tourist places in Lansdowne. English is also spoken and understood by the people of Lansdowne.