Lansdowne

General Information
Altitude : 1706 mts.
Season : Round the year.
Language : Garhwali, Hindi and English.
Clothing : Summer - Cotton & Woolens.
Winter - Heavy woolens.
Lansdowne was originally a popular hill station with the Britishers. Attracted by its salubrious climate and natural beauty the 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 1706 mts., just 37 km. from Kotdwar. Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests, It is very charming for a quite holiday as it is devoid of the usual hustle and bustle of hill station.

Accessibility

Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant 152 km.(via Kotdwar, Haridwar road).
Rail : Nearest Railhead is Rishikesh 37 kms.
Road : Well connected by motorable roads to all the major towns of the region.
The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial
The War memorial at Lansdowne was unveiled on a suitable vantage point on the Armistic Day 11 Nov 1923 by his Excellency Lord Rawlinson of Trent, the then Commander in Chief of India. Located at the Parade Ground is a major attraction which attracts tourists from all over the India and the world.
Bhula Tal
Bhula means “younger brother” in Garhwali and is dedicated to the young Garhwali youth of the Garhwal Rifles who contribute their services day and night in its construction without any Government funds. The boating facilities are also available and the areas around the lakes formed by the dams have been beautified. A children park, bamboo machan and fountains have been erected as part of entertainment and beatification of pristine surroundings.
St. Marry’s Church
Construction of St. Marry’s Church began in 1895 by Colonel AHB Hume of Royal Engineers and was completed in 1896. St Marry’s Church fell into disuse after 1947 and gradually began deteriorate. The building has now been restored by Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre with additional facilities of relevant pre independence photographs and audio visual display of Regimental history.
St. John’s Church
On the Mall, the Roman Catholic Church (now St. John’s Church) situated just above the road on the spur below the Forest bungalow was completed in 1934. It reopened on Nov 29, 1980. From then, St. John’s Church became the only Church of worship in Lansdowne and continues till date.
Tip-N-Top
3 km.) This is picturesque beautiful spot at a height of 1950 mts. On a clear day one can have a beautiful view of the Himalayas and nearby surroundings.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev
(36 km.) This Shiv temple situated at an altitude of 1800 mts. on top of a hillock surrounded by a thick forest of Deodar, Blue Pine and Oak, is among one of the ancient sidhpeeth.The highlight of this place is that even at an altitude of 2092 mts. there are water pools.
Jwalpa Devi
(52 km.) One of known religious areas of the entire division on the main Pauri-Kotdwar road. A large number of devotees come here during Ashtami (April & Oct.) for devotion. 
Bhairav Garhi & Hanuman Garh
These are famous Pilgrimage / historical places in Garhwal, Situated in Lower Himalayan Region and best to view Shivalik range and Himalayan Peaks.

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