Nestled in the secluded mountain ranges of the Himalayas, Lansdowne, in Uttarakhand, is an unspoilt expanse of green. Beautiful blue pine forests and thick oaks surround this hill town that is perched at an elevation of about 1,700 m above sea level. Dotted with charming churches, overrun by flowering thickets and small ponds, Lansdowne has many quaint attractions that add to its relaxed vibe.


Named after the then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne, this colonial town is connected with motorable roads, yet is remote on its own. It was established in 1887 as a British cantonment. Today, it is the headquarters of the Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army and is dotted with temples and shrines. More importantly, it lies on the way to several significant places like Badrinath, Hemkund and Valley of Flowers, while Kedarnath and the Corbett National Park lie nearby.

Excursions

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Garhwal Rifle Regiment War Memorial

Garhwal Rifle Regiment War Memorial

A war memorial dedicated to the Garhwal Rifle Regiment, of the Indian...

Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

Spanning an area of 300 sq km, the Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is home to...

Kanvashram

Kanvashram

Kanvashram is a quaint ashram, ;located on the banks of River Malini....

Lansdowne

Lansdowne

Nestled in the secluded mountain ranges of the Himalayas, Lansdowne,...

Haridwar

Haridwar

Bustling with devotees, its air filled with the sweet smell of...

rishikesh

rishikesh

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, Rishikesh is one of the most...

Dehradun

Dehradun

Lying at the foothills of the majestic snow-capped Shivalik range,...

Mussourie

Mussourie

A very popular summer getaway, the quaint hill station of Mussoorie,...