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Travelogged #9 Have The Perfect Weekend Escape To Landsdowne

By Anubha Das

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 4 min read

Home to some of the most mystical and breathtaking views, Lansdowne is unblemished by excessive tourism. Truly untouched and unspoiled by human activities, Lansdowne is better known for its imposing lush green valleys and snowy serenity that attracts avid travelers. Centre of the cantonment of the Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army, Lansdowne is also famous for its eco-friendly tourism revolving around mountaineering, trekking, and jungle safaris.



Best Time To Visit: All year long. 

Highlights: Camping, Trekking, boat ride in Bhulla Lake, Nature Walk, Bird Watching, Savor the local cuisine

Distance From Delhi: 250 km — 5 hours


Things To Do


1. Stroll At Lover's Lane

Lover's Lane is viewed as a standout amongst the best place to visit in Lansdowne, which draws a lot of people to Lansdowne. On one side of the trek is a cloudy valley, which renders the amazing view of the magnificent Himalayan pinnacles; while the opposite side of the trek is watched with oak and blue pine trees.travelogged-9-things-to-do-lansdowne-lovers-lane-image



2. Visit Bhulla Lake

Located at just 1 km away from the main city of Lansdowne lies a beautiful and serene lake called the Bhulla Lake. This lake is maintained by the Indian army which is also known as the Bhulla Tal. Famous as a picnic spot this place is visited by a lot of tourists and the locals as well.travelogged-9-things-to-do-lansdowne-bhulla-lake-image


3. Plan Camping In Lansdowne 

Camp right next to the hills and beautiful breathtaking views - Camping in Landsdowne is an unbelievable experience for all the adventure enthusiasts.  It's definitely one of the best camping sites in Lansdowne as it also offers spots for self-camping. Nothing can beat the beauty of camping right alongside the most mesmerizing view of the hills.travelogged-9-things-to-do-lansdowne-camping-image


4. Trek To Bhim Pakora

Bhim Pakora can be reached to after a 2km trek downhill on an unpleasant way and the spot is very astonishing as there are two major stones one over the other in flawless equalization and keeping in mind that the stone can be moved with a finger it never tumbles down.travelogged-9-things-to-do-lansdowne-bhim-pokara-image


Places To Visit


1. St Mary's Church

A Catholic Church of chronicled significance, St. Mary's Church is situated close Tip N Top Point in Lansdowne. In 1895, St. Mary's Church was developed by Col. A.H.B Hume of the Royal Engineers. Student of history just as would be expected guests like to visit this gem in Lansdowne city, St Mary's Church adds to the appeal and serenity of the area.travelogged-9-things-to-do-lansdowne-st-marys-church-image


2. Mall Road

The town’s lifeline, the Mall Road is the main street in Lansdowne. It’s the center of all activity. Over time, colonial buildings have been overrun by kitschy boutiques and buildings. Cafes, restaurants and social hangouts on Mall Road are especially popular with locals and tourists alike.travelogged-9-things-to-do-lansdowne-mall-road-image


3. The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial

Known as the glad for Garhwal Rifles, War Memorial of Garhwal Rifles is the fundamental fascination in Lansdowne cantonment town. Garhwal Rifles War Memorial was set up in 1923 by Lord Rawlinson of Trent (Commander in Chief, India). It is situated at the Parade Ground in Lansdowne which is a must visit if you are visiting Lansdowne.travelogged-9-things-to-do-lansdowne-image


4. Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple 

Situated at somewhere in the range of 1800 meters at a separation of 38 km from Lansdowne, it is one of the best spots to visit around Lansdowne. Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple is encompassed by Deodar trees and serene environment which likewise supports it as the best reflection place for sages from quite a while.travelogged-9-things-to-do-lansdowne-tarkeshwar-mahadev-temple-image


How Can You Reach Lansdowne From Delhi?

By Road: Lansdowne distance from Delhi is 250 km which can be covered in 7 hours. You can also board a bus from Delhi to Kotdwara and then changes the bus to Lansdowne.travelogged-9-things-to-do-lansdowne-image

By Train: The nearest railway station to Lansdowne is Kotdwara which is approximately 45 km away. From there you can take any public transport or book a private taxi to Lansdowne which takes almost 1 hour to reach there.

By Air: From the Delhi to Lansdowne there are a few flights through the nearest airport to Lansdowne is in the city of Dehradun which is 152 km (approximately) away from the main city. There are regular buses from Dehradun to Lansdowne. 


Pack your bags and get set go this heavenly beauty for the perfect getaway!


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Q: What is the best way to reach Lansdowne from Delhi?

A: The best way to reach Lansdowne from Delhi is to book a train from Delhi to Kotdwara and then hop on a bus from Kotdwara which is 45 km away from Lansdowne.


Q: What are the places to visit in Lansdowne on a 2-day trip?

A: Tip n Top, Garhwali Museum, Bhulla lake, St. John ‘s Church, Mall Road, Lover's Lane and so forth.


Q: What is the fare of a taxi from Kotdwar to Lansdowne?

A: Booking a whole taxi would cost you approximately INR 800 or you can book shared taxi for INR 70–80 per person,

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