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Lansdowne Tourism Travel Guide
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 one of the quietest hill stations of India and is popular 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.
Lansdowne is ideal travel destination for a lazy, relaxing holiday. It is one of the most popular weekend Getaway from Delhi NCR Region.
History of Lansdowne
On 5th November, 1887, the first battalion of Garhwal Rifles migrated from Almora to Lansdowne. Lansdowne was the only city after Almora in the late 70ís. People of different culture and states came to do business in Lansdowne after it become popular.
Today, you will see people of all religions 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 Garhwal rifles.
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. Lansdowne is one of the most popular hill station of Garhwal region when it comes to weekend destination.