Lansdowne FAQs

Lansdowne is famous as Hill Station, Honeymoon Destination, Weekend Getaway, Hot Destination, Christmas and New Year, Leisure, Boating, Cantonment Area, Featured, with over 11 Places to See in Lansdowne. Nearest Airport from Lansdowne is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, 148 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Kotdwar Railway station, 40 kms. There are over 35 Hotels in Lansdowne.

There are lot of questions while planning a journey. To ensure that your preparations run smoothly, we have the answers to the questions most frequently asked about travelling to and in Lansdowne. Lansdowne useful information for travellers with reliable local advice. Latest Lansdowne Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for your upcoming visit to Lansdowne. Get all the solutions to your query with eUttaranchal Travel Help Desk.

General

When can one expect snowfall in Lansdowne?

However, the snowfall in Lansdowne is subjected to weather conditions and it may not be as frequent as snowfall in Mussoorie and Nainital.

What is the best time to visit Lansdowne?

Except for the monsoon season, Lansdowne is a tourist destination that is flocked with tourists year-round. However, the best time to visit Lansdowne is from April to July. The greenery is at its full bloom during September to November and one can easily view the panoramic sight of the Himalayas in November.

How many days are sufficient to explore Lansdowne?

To explore Lansdowne and its nearby surroundings at a relaxed pace, one would need 2 days minimum as there are plenty of places in and around Lansdowne. Few of the must visit places are Bhulla Lake, St. Mary’s Church, Tiffin Top, The Garhwal Rifles War Memorial, Bhim Pakora  etc. In addition to that, there are few revered temples as well like Tarkeshwar temple and Kaleshwar Mahadev temple.

Is there an ATM facility in Lansdowne?

Yes, there are number of ATM machines available in and around Lansdowne, many of which are located on the Gandhi chowk (Lansdowne Market).

Is it safe to travel to Lansdowne?

Unlike other major hill stations, Lansdowne is a hill station entirely established by the Garhwali people of Uttarakhand that reside in Lansdowne and its vicinity. Local people of Lansdowne are very humble and even make sure that all the tourists are safe and sound. The crime rate in Lansdowne is almost negligible although common sense is always important to keep oneself out of troubles.

What are the road conditions in Lansdowne?

It is always a good practice to check road conditions in advance when you planning to travel to the hilly areas, especially in the monsoon season when the roads are prone to landslides due to heavy downpour. However, being part of well-maintained NH-119, roads are pretty good and smooth for Lansdowne and well suited for your personal vehicle.

Travel (Trip Planning)

Are there any direct flights to Lansdowne?

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Lansdowne. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport situated in Dehradun, 116 kms from Lansdowne. From there, one can opt for Taxis which are available on personal and shared basis from Dehradun, Rishikesh or Lansdowne to Lansdowne.

What are taxi rates from Kotdwar to Lansdowne?

The taxi rates from Kotdwar to Lansdowne vary depending upon the type of vehicle requested. The rates per kms are different for different vehicles. Please keep in mind that minimum charges are calculated on at least 250 kms per day.

Which is the nearest airport to Lansdowne?

The nearest airport to Lansdowne is Jolly Grant airport situated in Dehradun which is at a distance of 142 kms from Lansdowne via National Highway 119.

Which is the nearest railhead to Lansdowne?

Lansdowne doesn’t have direct rail link due to is higher elevation. The nearest railway station to Lansdowne is situated in Kotdwar, at a distance of 39 kms from Lansdowne.

How to Reach

How to reach Lansdowne from Delhi?

Lansdowne is at a distance of 252 kms from Delhi. There are various modes of transportations that are available to reach Lansdowne:

  • By Road:  Lansdowne is well connected with major Uttarakhand cities via motorable roads via NH-119. It is a littile bit difficult to find a direct bus to Lansdowne from Delhi. We suggest that first take the bus for Kotdwar then take another ride for Lansdowne from here. Buses, taxis, cabs and shared vehicles are easily available for Lansdowne from Kotdwar. Kotdwar is well linked with frequently operated bus services from Kashmere Gate ISBT.  One can opt for semi-deluxe, deluxe and AC Volvo as per their needs. You can also hire a personal cab or taxi for Lansdowne directly from Delhi as well as from Kotdwar as per your ease.
  • By Rail: The nearest railhead is Kotdwar railway station. There are numerous trains connecting New Delhi with Kotdwar. The journey lasts approximately 6-8 hours from Delhi, depending on the train and the schedule.
  • By Air: The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which lies approximately 116 kilometres away, and offers daily connectivity with New Delhi.

Hotels and Accommodations

How is the Food and accommodation facility in Lansdowne?

As one of the popular tourist destination, Lansdowne has a quantity of quality restaurants that serves variety of cuisines. Accommodation in Lansdowne is not an issue as there are numerous hotels that have offered excellent accommodation facility. We also further categorized the Top Budget Hotels and Top Luxury Hotels in Lansdowne, you can choose best one as per your convenience.

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