Lansdowne is a popular hill station in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. This elegant and peaceful place of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand is a right place to spend a vacation. Lansdowne is a place where one can relax and experience the beauty of nature. Dotted with pine tree forest, also the training centre for Garhwal regiment. This is situated at an altitude of 1700m, this beautiful town is a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi and is also an ideal place for honeymooners.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Best season to visit Lansdowne hill station is from March to November avoiding freezing winters.
Major Tourist Attractions:
- The War Memorial
- Tip n Top, Bhullatal,
- St. Mary’s Church
- Santoshi Mata Temple
- Regimantal Museum
- Tarekeshwar Mahadev Temple
- Bhairav Garhi Temple
- Bhim Pakora
- Durga Devi Temple
- Jwalpa Devi.
PLACES AROUND LANSDOWNE
The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial – The War Memorial at was revealed on a suitable vantage point on 11 November 1923 (the Armistice Day) by his Excellency Lord Rawlinson of Trent, the next Commander in Chief of India.
Garhwali Mess – The Garhwali Mess was built in January 1888, which subsequently became the present Mess in 1892. It is one of the former buildings in Lansdowne and speaks volumes of heritage and a very high quality of maintenance.
Regimental Museum – A motivational hall was inaugurated at Lansdowne in 1983 to display the rare collections of Garhwal Rifles over the period of 119 years.
Kaleshwar Temple – It is the oldest temple building of Lansdowne and is believed to be 500 years old. When the Garhwal Rifles reached Lansdowne on 4 November 1887, the site only had the idol of Lord Shiva.
St. Marry’s Church – Construction of St. Marry’s Church founded in 1895 by Colonel (then Lieutenant) A. H. B. Hume of Royal Engineers and was built in 1896. St. Marry’s Church fell into abandonment after 1947 and steadily began to deteriorate.
Bhulla Tal – Name Bhulla means younger brother in Garhwali language and is dedicated to the young Garhwali youth of the Garhwal Rifles who contributed their services day and night in its construction without any Government funds.
Tip-In-Top – This is a popular point amongst the tourists travelling Lansdowne. It is on the hill close to St. Marry’s Church. One can organize a trek on a bright sunny day to observe the glorious view of the Himalayas, which is unforgettably enchanting.
Facts about Lansdowne hill station
District: Pauri Garhwal
Famous for/as Hill Station
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi
Best Season: Mar-Oct
Weather: Summer: 15 to 30°C, Winter: -4 to 17°C
Altitude: 1706 m
STD code: 01386,01382,01348
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