The Tiny and Heavenly Hill Station Lansdowne


Located in Uttaranchal , the cantonment town of Lansdowne , is one of the few hill stations that has managed to remain wonderfully unchanged over the last century. Not visited by hoards of tourists from all over India, this is one scenic place that has been spared the modernization and frenzied buildings like so many other popular hill stations. There are no commercial centers here.

Lansdowne retains the old world charm with just a few scattered bungalows and a cluster of shops for a market. Set on the green forested slopes of oaks, deodars and pine  this is the regimental centre of Indian Army’s Garhwal Rifles. It is a place for the people who want to enjoy nature in its eternity, with nothing much to do.

Things to do:

There are not many things to do here other than enjoying the natural beauty.

A perfect place to take long nature walks and get immersed in the wonderful silence and the picturesque surroundings. A pleasant walk from the town leads you to Tip-n-Top , which offers magnificent mountain views.

One can also visit the Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial at Lansdowne  that was established on 11th November 1923 and the quaint and  lovely churches like the St. Mary’s and St. John’s Church here.

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Take a trip to the pristine Bhulla Tal Lake, an artificial lake with fountains and a children park.

There are numerous outdoor things that can be done here like  bird watching ,  trekking, visiting the Kalagarh Wildlife Sanctuary or simply going for long nature walks.

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How to Reach:


Nearest railhead is Kothdwar (40 km).


Very well maintained Roads from Delhi (245 kms ). One can drive , rent a cab or take a direct bus service.

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