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About Lansdowne

Lansdowne is one of the lesser known destination of Uttarakhand, It is situated at the height of 1,700mtsabove sea level. It is one of the upcoming hill resort and slowly becoming favored place for tourists. Some of the tourist spots in Lansdowne areTip-In-Top, Regimental Museum, The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial, Durga Devi Temple, Bhulla Tal and Lover's Lane. Lansdowne is located about 180 km from Dehradun present day state capital and 290 kms from National Capital New Delhi.

Brief History of Lansdowne :-

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Lansdowne is located in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state of India. Lansdowne is originally known as Kaludanda in local language.Lansdowne is one of the quietest hill stations of India and is popular since Britishers came to India.Lansdowne got its name from Lord Lansdowne, who was the then Viceroy of India during the period of 1888 - 1894.Lansdowne was a major place of the activities of freedom fighters from British Garhwal during British period.On 5th November, 1887, the first battalion of Garhwal Rifles migrated from Almora to Lansdowne.The buildings and church of Lansdowne built during British India. Lansdowne is an ideal location for eco-tourism as it is well preserved by the government and the Garhwal rifles. Book Your Tour

General Information :-

Temperature : Ranges from -4- 17 degrees in Winter and 15 to 30 degrees in Summer                                                         
Clothing : Light woolen clothes/cotton in summer and Heavy woolen clothes in Winter

Language : Hindi English & Garhwali

Best time to visit: From March to October

Places of Attraction in Lansdowne :-

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The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial:- Itis Located at the Parade Ground, this museum is a major crowd puller of the town.The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial at Lansdowne was established on 11th November 1923.

Bhulla Lake: Itis an artificial lake dedicated to the young Garhwali youth of Garhwal Rifles,who contribute their services for our protectionBoating and paddling facilities are also available at Bhulla Tal.

Durga Devi Temple :- is located at a distance of around 25 km from Lansdowne, on the bank of River Khoh. The temple dedicated to Goddess Durga

St. Marry’s Church:-St. Marry’s Church: This artistic church was built by Colonel AHB Hume in 1896. St Marry’s Church fell into disuse after 1947; the building has been restored now by Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre.

Tip-In-Top:- Situated in the ridge near St. Mary’s Church, Tip-in-Top is a popular point amongst the tourists visiting Lansdowne. Book Your Tour

Places around Lansdowne :-

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Tarkeshwar Mahadev:-Situated at an altitude of 1,800 above sea level on Kotdwar-Rikhnikhal road. Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple is surrounded by dense Deodar trees.

Pauri Garhwal:-Located at a distance of 80kms from Lansdowne on the northwest slopes of Kandoliya Hills in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state in India.Pauri offers the invigorating view of the majestic snow-capped peaks of Himalayan range.

Kanvashram:-Located at a distance of 45kms from Lansdowne. Kanva Rishi Ashram is an important place from the historical and archaeological point of view.

Khirsu:-Situated at an altitude of 1,700mts above sea level. Khirsu is located at an distance of 95kms fromLansdowne. Khirsu is situated in a tranquil place with numerous oak trees, deodar trees and apple orchards around.

Siddhbali Temple :-Located 40kms from Lansdowne. The siddhbali temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

How to reach:

By Air:Jolly Grant which is 150 kms is the nearest airport to reach Lansdowne. There are regular flights from New Delhi.

Rail: Nearest Railway station is Kotdwar, Connected with many other parts of India. Taxis are available from Kothdwar Railway station to Lansdowne.

Road:Connected by road from Delhi and other parts of North India.
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