Lansdowne is a cantonment town in Pauri Garhwal district in the Indian
state of Uttarakhand. The natural beauty and weather which makes it distinctly
different in the region. The thick forests, vegetation & lovely climate
around Lansdowne make it an ideal place to just relax leaving all the worries
Tall oak and blue pine trees promises to rejuvenate your body and soul. It is also popular among those who would like to go for long walks and treks right in the lap of Mother Nature. Natural trek routes are available for both amateurs and expert trekkers. You may choose to take a trek which would last from a few hours to few days. The panoramic views of snow covered Himalayan Peaks add glitter to the beauty of this place. Lansdowne is just a perfect destination for people who love to be close to unadulterated and pristine natural beauty.
History of 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.
Geography of Lansdowne
Lansdowne is located at 29.83°N 78.68°E. It has an average elevation of 1,800 metres (4,593 feet). above sea level surrounded with thick oak and blue pine forests.
Climate - Weather of Lansdowne
The salubrious weather and pristine environment of Lansdowne leaves an immortal impact on the tourists. It is the perfect place to meditate and rejuvenate your soul. Adventure activities like, trekking, bird watching, boating, paddling etc. can be done while a visit to Lansdowne. Lansdowne is one of the most popular hill station of Garhwal region when it comes to weekend destination.
The summer temperatures in the town, range from 32 °C to 37.5 °C, while winter temperatures remain between 7 °C and 1 °C.
Attractions In Lansdowne Visiting Places In Lansdowne Lansdowne Sight Seeing
Temples Near Lansdowne
Like other hill resorts in north India, Lansdowne too has its fair share of temples and shrines, most of them devoted to the various forms of the Mother Goddess. While you are here, make a wish at Jwalpa Devi, 47 km from Lansdowne on the Pauri-Kotdwar Road, or visit the Durga Devi temple 24 km from Lansdowne and the Tarkeshwar Mahadev 30 km with its special Shivlinga. This temple is one of the oldest Sidhpeeths in India.
Best Time to Visit Lansdowne :-
Lansdowne can be visited any time of the year In the month of Jan- feb there is snow fall.
The climate of the city is pleasent in summer, very cold in winter.
Summers :- Cotton clothes. Winters :- Heavy woollens.
How To Reach Lansdowne - Accessibility
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, 152 km from Lansdowne. Indian Airlines and private carriers offer five flights per week from Delhi to Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport. Lansdowne is 152 km away.
Rail - Trains to Lansdowne - Lansdowne is 41 km away from Kotdwar Railway Station.
The nearest railway station is Kotdwara at a distance of 41 km situated an elevation of only 370 m.
Two trains run from Delhi to Kotdwara (Mussoorie Express and Garhwal Express). Mussoorie Express is the best train to reach Kotdwar, the nearest railway station to Lansdowne. The train leaves Old Delhi station at 10.20 pm and reaches Kotdwar at around 6 am in the early morning.
Road - Lansdowne is 250 km from Delhi, and 7-8 hrs drive away.
Delhi - Ghaziabad - Meerut - Najibabad - Kotdwara - Duggada - Lansdowne
It is situated en route Kotdwara - Pauri road, NH 119. One has to take a right turn from NH 119 at a place where Garhwal Rifles has put a huge signboard by paining the directions on rock. Lansdowne is 81 km from Pauri and about 250 km from Delhi.
Since Lansdowne is more than 1,500 m higher than Kotdwara, the drive from Kotdwara to Lansdowne is quite steep and scenic.
The distances Between Dhanaulti from some of the major cities are :-
Kotdwar 41 km, Delhi 250 km, Haridwar 98 km, Rishikesh 118 km, Mussoorie 180 km, Chamba 165 km, Dehradun 150 km, Ramnagar 180 km. Pauri 81 km.
Lansdowne Tourism offers Pickup & Drop facility + online booking for various Hotels & Resorts in Lansdowne & Uttarakhand.
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