THE TRANQUIL HILL STATION
Lansdowne was originally a popular hill station with the Britishers. Attracted by its salubrious climate and natural beauty, they established a cantonment here.
The famous Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army also has its command office here.
Lansdowne is situated at an altitude of 6000 m above sea level, enroute Kotdwar- Pauri Road, 45 kms from Kotdwar. Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forest, it is a very charming place for a quiet holiday as it is devoid of the usual hustle and bustle of hill stations.
Kotdwar: (45 kms.)
Its a gateway to the hills and one of the rail terminus for Garhwal. The nearby places of interest include ancient Karnva-Ashram (14 kms.), where Shakuntala gave birth to prince Bharat, after whose name the country is called Bharat Varsh, Sidhbali Temple (3 kms.) and Charaik Hills (20 kms).
Jwalpadevi: (52 kms.)
It is one of the known religious areas of the entire division on the main Pauri Kotdwar Road. A large number of devotees come here during Ashtami (April & October), to pay obeisance to the Goddess.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev: (930 kms.)
This Shiv Temple situated at an altitude of 2092 m, atop a hillock surrounded by a thick forest of Deodar, blue pine and oak, is among one of the ancient Siddhpeethas. The highlight of this place is that even at an altitude of 2092 m, there are water pools.
Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 125 kms.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Kotdwar, 45 kms.
Road: Well connected by a motorable road- Delhi (295 kms.), Haridwar (95 kms.) & Dehradun (150 kms.).
GMVN Tourist Bungalow.
There are many private hotels in the vicinity.
Haridwar 95 kms
Dehradun 150 kms