Lansdowne is such one place nestled in the Garhwal Hills, which is a perfect tourist destination. A favourite holiday spot of the British, this area is presently under the protection and care of the Indian Army. There are temples and churches to visit, along with viewing points that have stunning observation platforms. The markets offer tourists a chance to mingle with the locals and admire their simplicity. Ensconced with the world’s highest and most beautiful mountain ranges – the Himalayas, naturally Uttarakhand Hills are endowed with extra ordinary beauty and most of it is unseen the outside world. A clean fresh and invigorating environment makes Lansdowne a preferred destination to relax and unwind and it is a truly experience.
The soothing and salubrious climate of this region attracts a good number of people to visit and spend their holidays here. Nature lovers and newlyweds love this hill station as it is considered a treasure trove of romance and scenic beauty. This hill station is popular since the time of the British Raj. Lord Lansdowne founded this hill station while he was the Viceroy of India (1888 – 1894). Lansdowne was developed by the British as the regimental center of the Garhwal Rifles. This place is home to various buildings and churches which were constructed during the Raj period. This place is also popular with tourists as a starting point for various adventurous activities which include trekking, paddling, boating, bird watching and more.
Day 1 :- Delhi - Lansdowne
Travel by surface from Delhi to Lansdowne on arrival check in at hotel and over night stay hotel
Lansdowne:- Lansdowne 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. 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
Day 2 :- Lansdowne
After breakfast visit in Lansdowne
Lansdowne like,The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial, Regimental Museum, some famous Churches and Hawaghar, after lunch we will take you to Tip in Top (Tiffin Top), an easy trek. Later enjoy Boating in Bhulla Tal (Lake)
Day 3 :- Lansdowne - Delhi
Check out the hotel further drive to Delhi concludes .
******* Tour ends with sweet memories take home *******
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The nearest airport is at Jolly Grant and 142 km from Lansdowne.
The closest railway station is 40 km away at Kotdwar, a drive of 2 hours. Buses and tourist taxis are available from Kotdwar.
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This ‘Lord Shiva’ Temple is located at a distance of around 30 kms from Lansdowne and best known for its beautiful surroundings. At a height of 1,800 meters this temple is surrounded by ‘deodar’ and ‘pine’ trees. During ‘Shivratri’ a special worship is done and a local fair is organized. This places is also visited many Indians and foreigners for meditation.
The Bhulla Tal is dedicated to the young Garhwali youth of the Garhwal Rifles who sacrificed their life in the service of the nation. 'Bhulla' means 'younger brother' in Garhwali and hence this name. There is also a children’s park, bamboo machan and fountains located in the surroundings of Bhulla Tal.
This has become one of important tourist attractions in Lansdowne as one can witness panoramic view of Himalayas from this viewing point.Tip-in-Top is on the ridge close to St. Mary’s Church. The glorious view of the Himalayas from this point is amazing. An ideal place to trek to and be rewarded by the unforgettable view.
This war memorial at Lansdowne was founded on 11 November, 1923 by Lord Rawlinson of Trent, who was the then Commander in Chief of India. It is located at the Parade Ground and is a major tourist attraction. Tourists from all over India and abroad who come to Lansdowne must make it a point to visit the Garhwal Rifles War Memorial.