Places to See in Lansdowne
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In Lansdowne you will get a glimpse of the well preserved British heritage bungalows and Churches. Enjoy the enchanting views of Himalayas and the holy Ganga and sun rise and sunset from one point. On a clear day, see breath taking view of Himalayan ranges and a vast valley view with lower Himalayan ranges.
Following is the list tourist places in Lansdowne. These are some of the popular tourist spots in Lansdowne.
This War memorial at Lansdowne was unveiled on 11 Nov 1923 by Lord Rawlinson of Trent, the then Commander in Chief of Indian Army. Located at the Parade Ground, this memorial is a major crowd puller of the town.
Garhwali Mess: Being one of the oldest buildings of Lansdowne, Garhwali Mess dates you back to the Victorian period. The mess was built in Jan 1888 which subsequently became the present mess in 1892. Garhwali Mess is very well maintained heritage site of Lansdowne.
It is a motivational hall inaugurated in 1983, named after Darban Singh Negi. Rare collection of Garhwal Rifles from the time of its inception can be seen at the Regimental Museum.
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. Pre Independence photographs, audio and visual display of Regimental history can be seen at this place.
St. John's Church: It is a Roman Catholic Church situated on the mall road. The church was previously a forest bungalow and it reopened on Nov 29, 1980. St. John's Church is the only Church of worship in Lansdowne.
Literally 'Bhulla' means younger brother in Garhwali. This artificial lake is dedicated to the young Garhwali youth of Garhwal rifles who contribute their services for our protection. A children park, bamboo machan and fountains have been erected as part of entertainment and beatification of pristine surroundings and boating and paddling facilities are also available at Bhulla Tal
Situated in the ridge near St. Mary's Church, Tip-in-Top is a popular point amongst the tourists visiting Lansdowne. The easy trek to Tip in Top goes through dense forest and rugged terrains ending up at a picturesque spot from where enchanting Himalayas can be seen. It is also known as snow view point of Lansdowne.
Bhim Pakora: An attractive and historic place in Lansdowne forests. Two large stone are placed one over another in an spectacular balance. The main point of these rocks is that you can move one of them by just applying the force of your thumb on the rock and it wont fall.
Hawaghar: The trek to Hawagarh is a revitalizing experience. This easy trek passes through Khyber Pass along the road to Jaiharikhal. It is one of the best guarded secret of Lansdown as this place is very beautifull and takes you closer to the nature.
Activities in Lansdowne
Jungle walk, small treks, Boating, Stargazing in night, Bird watching, water activity in Kho river (Kotdwar road) are some of the adventure activities you can enjoy in Lansdowne, India.