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Lansdowne Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Lansdowne

One of country’s most enchanting and quietest hill towns of the country, Lansdowne shot to fame during the British Raj, due to its pleasant weather and charming locations.


  • Lansdowne Hill Station
Lansdowne At a Glance
  • Average Climate:5°C - 20°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:01348

Lansdowne Tourism | Lansdowne Travel Guide

Lansdowne is counted among the most tranquil hill stations in India. It is located nearly 81 km away from Pauri and has an elevation of 1,706 meters. Lansdowne is a calm environment-enriched hill station that will keep you away from the hustle-bustle of the city. The natural beauty is matchless and will enthrall you throughout your tour of Lansdowne. 

Lansdowne got its name from Lord Lansdowne, who was the Viceroy of India from 1888 to 1894. This place had many British admirers during British rule. Even at present, this place draws many tourists from every nook and corner of the world, not to forget the huge base of domestic travelers.

During British rule, Lansdowne served as a chief base for the various activities carried on by freedom fighters. In addition, this place plays host to the command office of the Garhwal Rifles division of the Indian Army. If you want to know more about the Lansdowne, begin the game of scrolling and get the valuable details to plan a vacation here. 

Here is the Lansdowne travel guide to plan a smooth vacation at this hill station 

Why visit Lansdowne?

The pristine and calming atmosphere of Lansdowne is the foremost reason for 'why visit Lansdowne.' Also, the serene and verdant hills surrounding these beautiful hill stations are perfect for a peaceful vacation in Lansdowne. The beautiful Oak and Pine forests surrounding Lansdowne will offer you a breathtaking sight. There are many recreational activities like boating, trekking, and rock climbing for visitors to have a good time. The sunset and sunrise in Lansdowne are mesmerizing, and you surely would not want to miss that. From war memorials and museums to lakes and religious spots, you will have a fantastic vacation in Lansdowne.

Places to Visit in Lansdowne

There are many places to visit in and around Lansdowne. The ancient Karnva Ashram in Lansdowne is a must-visit place. Some other nearby locations of interest include Charaik Hills and Sidhbali Temple. Jwalpadevi is also a celebrated religious area attracting pilgrims, especially during Ashtami (in April and October). Some other spots that should not be missed are Santoshi Mata Temple, Tip-n-Top, Church Point, Bhairav Garhi temple, and Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple. The Annual Shardotsav is celebrated during the autumn season at this place with great enthusiasm.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Lansdowne in Uttarakhand is an ideal destination to indulge in adventure sports and various other activities. This hill station offers exciting opportunities to adrenaline junkies like trekking and rock climbing. And if you love nature, especially birds, then bird watching is one of the popular things to do in Lansdowne. Nature walks are also great to soak in the fresh morning breeze. You can also indulge in boating on an artificial lake in Lansdowne called Bhulla Lake. Also, enjoy water activities at Kho River near Durga Devi Mandir.

Best Time to Visit Lansdowne

The best time to visit Lansdowne is from March to November. The climate of this place is pretty enjoyable during summer, but it is freezing in winter. So, adequate woolen clothes should be brought if you are planning to visit Lansdowne during winter.

How to Reach Lansdowne

Travelers arriving via air route may use the nearest airport of Jolly Grant to reach Lansdowne. Kotdwar lying 41 km away, is the nearest railway station. This place is also well connected via road to the key cities of Uttarakhand. So, whichever way you choose to come to Lansdowne, you would be able to reach here without any problem.

How to Get Around Lansdowne

You can easily travel around Lansdowne by bus. It takes you to most of the places of interest in Lansdowne. But remember, the connectivity and frequency of buses are not that great so you can opt for private taxis and SUVs. Mini-buses are also in great demand.

Accommodation in Lansdowne

The charming Lansdowne town has a great selection of hotels for tourists to enjoy nature’s bliss. From budget to luxury, every type of hotel is available for couples, families, or solo travelers. Vanvasa, Rio Resort, Fairytale Resort, Hill Top Forest Palace, The Alpine Resort, and Bright Sunny Pines Resort are some of the best places to stay in Lansdowne.

Where to Eat in Lansdowne

Being a small town, Lansdowne has a few restaurant options. These places serve Mughlai, North Indian, coffee, tea, snacks, etc. Some famous places to eat in Lansdowne include Tipsy, Mayur, Oaktown’s Flavor, Mithas Restaurants, Kaludanda Cafe, and Travel Cafe.

Shopping in Lansdowne

While in Lansdowne, get your hands on some local handicrafts and souvenirs to cherish later. There are not many shopping markets in Lansdowne but what you got, shop your heart out for. Alaknanda Market and Lansdowne Market are well-known markets in this hill station. Javed Leather Boot Shop is also famous for buying good-quality leather items like shoes, handbags, wallets, and belts.

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