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Lansdowne is a tranquil hill station. It is one of the unspoilt hill stations of India and proudly serves as a popular tourist destination since the time of British rule. It is perched at an elevation of 1,706 metres on a hill top. It is renowned for its Himalayan beauty, oak and pine forest snow covered peaks and mesmerising fresh air.
It houses the cantonment of the4 Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army. It is also adorned by some of the mystical and breathtaking views. It is also famous for its eco-friendly tourism revolving around mountaineering, trekking and jungle safaris.
Lansdowne has been an ideal destination for the tourists seeking harmonious vacation away from the hustle-bustle of the city. It is a very good alternative from Rishikesh. Many tourist prefer Lansdowne more than Rishikesh in order to avoid tourist rush. Besides scenic beauty, the place offers tranquillity and antiquity of the British Era.
Initially, it was known as ‘Kaludanda’ village by the locals, which literally means ‘black hill’. However it was named after then viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne, he is the founder of the place. It was established as the catering for the Recruits Training Center of Garhwal Rifles by the Britishers. Lansdowne used to be the hub of all the major activities done by the freedom fighters of the British Garhwal.
At present, it houses the command office of the Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army. Visitors can admire the rustic buildings, churches and old taverns at Lansdowne which are reciting the unheard history of pre-Independence Era.
Lansdowne is a well-known natural beauty which resembles British era. In this place one can get a glimpse of well preserved British heritage bungalows and churches. It offers fascinating views of Himalayas, with mesmerising view of sunrise and sunset from different view points.
For history lovers, The War Memorial and the Garhwal Rifles Regimental Museum is the ideal place to visit having great things to tell. And for spirituality one can go for Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhairav Garhi Temple and Bhim Pakora near Lansdowne. Another places of interests are Tip N Top, Bhulla Tal, Darwan Singh Museum, St. Johns and St. Mary Church and Hawaghar. Some adventurous activities which can tourists can do are Jungle Walk, Small Treks, Boating, Star Gazing at night, Bird Watching, Water Activity in Kho River.
Festivals of Lansdowne:
There are some festivals which are celebrated in Lansdowne such as Shardotsav, it is celebrated every year in the autumn season, mostly held in the month of October. Ashtami, it is celebrated in Jwalpa Devi Temple in April and October and Lansdowne Art Festival, it is one of the most popular event in the region in which people participate in various creative activities such as performing arts, live music, paintings, children’s event, jewellery, crafts demonstrations and many other.
How to Reach Lansdowne:
To travel Lansdowne, one has to reach Dehradun via airways and Kotdwar via railways first which is situated at a distance of 158kms and 40kms away from Lansdowne respectively.
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