Uttaranchal Town - Lansdowne


Lansdowne was Originally known as, Kaludanda, after Kalun (Black) and Danda (Hill) in local language. Lansdowne was founded and named after then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne in 1887, and by 1901 it had a population of 3943. Lansdowne was developed by the British for catering for the Recruits Training center of the Garhwal Rifles. Lansdowne was a major place of the activities of freedom fighters from British Garhwal during British period. Nowadays, the famous Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army has its command office here.

Lansdowne is surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests and has scenic beauty associated with it. The climate of the city is pleasant in summer, very cold in winter. Lansdowne can be visited any time of the year. It is a perfect place to spend vacations with family or friends as the weather, surrounding greenery, beautiful hills just refreshes your heart and soul. Its a perfect place to mediate as well.

Places to visit in Lansdowne:
  • The War Memorial at the Parade Ground of the Garhwal Rifles Center is an attraction for the visitors.
  •   Tip-n-Top (org. Tiffin Top),
  •  Santoshi Mata Temple,
  • Regimental Museum,
  • Bhulla Taal,
  • St. Mary's Church,
  • Lover's lane.
  • The excursions from the city are Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple, Bhairav Garhi temple etc. Annual ‘Sharadotsav’ (Festival of Autumn) is also organized at this hill station during autumn season.
Accommodation:  There are plenty of hotels, guest houses in Lansdowne. So there is no problem in spending few days here. You just have to bargain litle bit on the fares and also choose your location. If you are spending few bucks than why not choose a room or hotel with a scenic and lovely view of the beautiful hills

Nearby: Kotdwara, Gumkhal

How to reach Lansdowne from New Delhi - 

From Delhi -- 214kms  --> Kotdwara (via bus or car) -- 37kms --> Lansdowne
From Dehradun -- 85kms--> Kotdwara (via air) -- 37kms --> Lansdowne
From Dehradun -- 127kms --> Kotdwara (via bus) -- 37kms --> Lansdowne

Image sources: http://www.rang7.com  and  euttaranchal

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