Lansdowne - A Quite Hill Station
Lansdowne is one of the quietest and unspoilt hill stations of India and has been a popular destination since Britishers came to India. Lansdowne is unlike other hill stations, as it is well connected with motorable roads but remote in its own way. It is situated at an altitude of 1,700 mts above sea level surrounded with thick oak and blue pine forests in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state.
Lansdowne got its name 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.
Best season: Throughout the year
Distance from Delhi: 248 Kms
Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwara
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.
Lansdowne History and legend
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 became 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 the Indian Army.
Why Visit Lansdowne Hill Station?
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.