Altitude: 600 meters above the sea level.
Language spoken: English and Hindi
Best time to visit: March to October
The most notable hill stations of north India in the state of Uttrakhand is Lansdowne. It is located at the distance of 45 km from Kotdwar which enroutes Kotdwar- Pauri in the Pauri Garhwal district.
Favorable Time to Visit:
As other hill stations of Garhwal Himalayas, the summer months are pleasant and also offer the travlers with the ample opportunities to enjoy the nature. The winter months can be more severe and is cold wih the snowfall and temperature which can even go down below zero level.
Special Attractions of Lansdowne:
The special part of the this hill station it is away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and is covered by the thick oak and blue pine trees through which one can enjoy the natural beauty of the hill station. It is the only place other than Mussoorie and Chakrata which is counted among the regular tourist destination. The most popular Garhwal Rifles of Indian Army is having the command office in Lansdowne. They have still maintained the charm and it is still maintaining that beauty and is an ideal gateway.
Places around Lansdowne:
Kotdwar: Located at the distance of 45 kilometers and is the last terminal to Garhwal.
Karnwa Ashram: Situated at the distance of 14 kilometers from Lansdowne. It is believed that Shakuntala has given birth to her prince whose name was Bharat and after his name the name of the country is called as Bharat Varsh. Other nearby attractions are Sidhbali Temple (3 kilometers) and Charaik Hills (20 kilometers).
Jwalpadevi at the distance of 52 kilometers which is better known as religious area of the entire division on the main Pauri- Kotdwar road. There are number of devotees who comes here at the time of Ashtami to offer the prayer.
By Rail: the nearest railhead from Lansdowne is Kotdwar which is directly linked with buses and it takes around 2 hours to reach Lansdowne. It is connected through the motor able roads through almost all the cities of Uttrakhand.
Lansdowne is 295 kilometers from Delhi, 95 kilometers from Haridwar and 150 kilometers from Haridwar.
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