Lansdowne got its namee 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 Hill Station
Best season: Throughout the year
Distance from Delhi: 248 Kms
Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwar
Special: Quite and relaxing hill station, Valley Views, Himalayan Views, Sunset
Popular For: Lazy holiday, Bhulla Lake, Weekend Getaway
Lansdowne is ideal travel destination for a lazy, relaxing holiday. It is one of the most popular weekend Getaway from Delhi NCR Region.
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.
History of Lansdowne
On 5th November, 1887, the first battalion of Garhwal Rifles migrated from Almora to Lansdowne. Lansdowne was the only city apart from Almora in the late 1970's. People of different culture and states came to do business in Lansdowne after it become popular.
At present, you will see people of all religions and cultures at Lansdowne. The buildings and church of Lansdowne built during British India dates you back to pre independence period. Lansdowne is an ideal location for Eco-tourism as it is well preserved by the government and theIndian Army.
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.