Lansdowne a town situated at an altitude of 1,706m above sea level in the Pauri Garhwal, Uttrakhand, and named after the then British Empire Viceroy, Lord Lan sdowne. The Britisher’s used this place for the training and now our Indian Army’s, Garhwal Rifles regiment is situated over here. Lansdowne is a peaceful hill station and Uttrakhand’s ideal location for eco-tourism. Lansdowne is a beautiful quiet town and an amazing hill station to experience the lush green forest, misty mountains, and trees. A perfect gateway for those who want to connect with nature and explore the beauty, heritage, and culture of this quaint hills.

In this blog will explore the picturesque hill station of Uttrakhand, Lansdowne.

Places to Visit

Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple is a 1500-year-old ancient temple of Lord Shiva situated at an altitude of 1800 meters. You can explore the architecture and the amazing view of the lush green forest.

Tip N Top

Tip N Top famously known as Tiffin Top is a hill station in Garwhal Range and famous for the stunning beauty of lush green forest and panoramic view. Tourists who love trekking explore this place to experience the sunrise and sunset. You can go for a picnic too with your loved ones and if you love photography then this natural paradise is the best place to explore in Lansdowne.

Bhulla Lake

Bhulla Lake is a man-made lake that is surrounded by lush green forest and deodar trees. You can enjoy paddle boating while enjoying the serene beauty of this place. You can take a walk around Bhulla Lake, or simply sit over there to enjoy nature.

Bhim Pakora

Bhim Pakora is a place where two huge rocks are placed one above the other in a miraculous way. It was believed that the placement of rocks was made by Bhim, one of the Pandavas from the epic Mahabharat during their exile. You can visit this place and click photographs.

Darwan Singh Regimental Museum

Darwan Singh Regimental Museum was built to pay tribute to the Garhwal Rifles. This museum has a collection of arms, ammunition, uniforms, photographs, and the history of the Indian Military.

Snow Viewpoint and Hawaghar

Snow Viewpoint is a winter wonderland and in the winter season, tourists can enjoy snowfall with the splendid view. If you love trekking, Hawaghar is a perfect trekking spot for tourists.

Kalaghar Tiger Reserve

Kalaghar Tiger Reserve is home to various animals like tigers, leopards, and elephants. You can plan a Jungle Safari and enjoy the wilderness of the Jungle and click photographs while enjoying nature.

St. John’s Church

The St. John’s Church, the oldest Catholic Church was built in the era of a British colonel in the souvenir of Lansdowne. The ancient Gothic architecture and the splendid glass window is an attraction point for tourists. Those who love architecture or meditate and/or relax their mind.  


Kanvashram which was built on the banks of the holy Malini River and an ancient ashram of Sage Kanva. As per Hindu Vedas or you can say mythology, Kanvashram is the place where Sage Kanva raised her daughter Shakuntala.

Garwahli Mess

Garhwahli Mess renowned as Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial is a museum which reminds the sacrifice of the Indian Army for the nation. The museum represents the culture of the Indian Military, and the artifacts, and photographs were showcased.

Activities in Lansdowne

Lansdowne has its own natural beauty with high peaks, forest, and jungle and in such place you can enjoy various activities like Camping in the peak of mountains and under the sky filled with stars, hiking to the peak point of Hawaghar, Jungle Safi at Kalaghar Tiger Reserve and a nature walk in Lansdowne.

Best Season to Visit

You can visit Lansdowne throughout the year, but if you want to witness the snowfall then plan a trip from December to February. If you are planning a trip between April to June, the weather would be pleasant enough and the temperature of Lansdowne would be around 25 degrees Celsius. In the winter season, the temperature of Lansdowne would be between 4 to 15 degrees Celsius.

How to reach

  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. From the Jolly Grant Airport, you can take a cab and taxi towards Lansdowne town which is only 83kms away from the airport.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwar Railway Station. You can take a cab or taxi to ride 40 km towards Lansdowne town.
  • Roadways: Roads are well connected from all the major cities, so you can reach easily by taking Volvo Bus. If you are from Delhi and have your own car then take a ride from Delhi to Lansdowne of 228 km, enjoy the 4-hour journey by watching the serene beauty all the way towards Lansdowne.

Final Thought

Lansdowne a town filled with serene nature, a walk in the natural beauty, thrilling adventure, heritage, and history of our Indian Culture. If you are planning a trip to Lansdowne, I must say you will enjoy in quaint hill station – Lansdowne.

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Note: All the images are taken from Google.

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