Garhwal area is one of the most scenic places in India is also known for the one of the most valorous regiments of Indian Army- The Garhwal Rifles. Lansdowne, a place situated among this scenic area is the home of this regiment. At 1706 m altitude (above sea level), Lansdowne serves as a perfect year round weekend getaway for all, esp. during the excruciating heat of the summer season. It is located 250Km away from the National Capital and is easily accessible through road and railways and attracts thousands of nature enthusiasts and hill trekkers all the year round.
Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests, Lansdowne also has one of the best points to view magical sunrises and sunsets. An artificial Lake near the hill top called “Bhulla Taal” provides boating rides and is an ideal place for bird watchers. For those who are on a pilgrimage, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple is just 38 Kms away from Lansdowne. This ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva has a peaceful, tranquil environment and hence it has always been one of the favoured places for sages to meditate – and today, even the visitors can.
Distance from Delhi – 249 Kms
Nearest Railway Station – Kotdwar (30 Km) – Well-connected to Delhi by trains
Activities For Visitors:
- Tip and Top Point for viewing majestic Sunrise and Sunset
- Meditation at Tarkeshwar Mahadev Mandir
- Bird watching and boat rides on Bulla Tal
- Hill Trekking
- Paying tribute to our brave warriors – War Memorial of the Garhwal Rifles
- Mary’s Church