Best Time and Season to Visit Lansdowne in 2021

A little serene town tucked in upper Himalayan district encompassed by tall oaks and blue pines, Lansdowne, heaven to visit during April and June, the best time to visit Lansdowne is a sublime retreat to all the individuals who wish to be near Mother Nature. Roasted at a height of 600 meters above the level of the sea, Lansdowne was at first settled as a cantonment for Garwahl rifles by the British people.

You can visit this picturesque town at any time of the year as the climate here remains generally charming. For experience searchers and adventure sports lovers, it’s a place not worth missing. It is the mid-year season in the town and the extreme temperature goes around 25-degree Celsius.

Lansdowne has some vibrant attractions, each home to probably the most thrilling activities.
It can get amazingly cold in the Winters (October - March) with the temperatures dropping to 0 degree Celsius. The Summers (April - June) are wonderful with the greatest temperature around 25 degree Celsius.

The region turns out to be considerably prettier amid the monsoon season (July-September). This place is perfect for trekkers to go on trails in light of the fact that the sky stays clear, and the climate stays warm and wonderful. 

Here are the best seasons to visit Lansdowne:

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COVID-19 : LANSDOWNE is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2021
Latest Information on Travelling to LANSDOWNE?

Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

  • Masks are mandatory while out in public places
  • All tourist must obtain a COVID negative test result in order to be exempted from quarantine
  • All social distance norms to be followed when out in public
  • Night curfews in Lansdowne have been lifted according to the MHA guidelines for Unlock 3.0
  • All markets, malls, parks, places of worship, except those in containment zones, are open.
  • Installation of Arogya Setu app is mandatory for travel. 
  • All travellers need to register themselves at the Smart City web portal and upload the required documents to be able to enter the state.
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The Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport to Lansdowne. Flights are functional to this airport from Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and 3+ other destinations.

Local Transport

Local transport in Lansdowne is functional including taxis and buses.

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Covid test mandatory for inter-state travel in Uttarakhand Updated: 08 Feb 2021

Inter-state travellers from other states (especially Delhi), will require to submit a Covid-19 negative test report. The tests are conducted at the Jolly Grant airport and at railway station of Dehradun. People can entering the state through Asharodi, Kulhan and Passgate border checkposts only after they undergo a Rapid Antigen Covid-19 test. If found symptomatic, RT PCR test is to be conducted Read more.

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In reference to the fresh guideline updates for the state, people travelling inter-district don’t need permission. However, registration on the official Uttarakhand web portal is mandatory.

Registration On Smart City Web Portal Mandatory For Entry Updated: 08 Feb 2021

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Resorts, hotels, homestays in Uttarakhand open to accommodate travellers Updated: 08 Feb 2021

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Mandatory Thermal Screening To Be Done On Entry To Lansdowne Updated: 26 Sep 2020

A mandatory screening process will be done on each traveller entering Lansdowne- be it by road, railways or by air.


Lansdowne in Summer

Summer that mainly lasts from April to June is the busiest time for Lansdowne, with travelers surging in from all parts of the nation to appreciate some harmony and isolation among the exquisite snow-topped Himalayas. Summers likewise give incredible atmosphere with clear blue skies and sufficiently warm temperatures that people can make the best of their time by going for trekking or climbing at Tip in Top and Hawagarh. This season is best to spot uncommon types of birds and animals particularly in the Kalagarh Wildlife Sanctuary and even to go for sailing at the Kho River.

Summer additionally draws travelers because of the festivals associated with this season
, in particular, The Mahashivratri which is a day to pay your reverence to Lord Shiva. The whole town takes a quiet sanctum of harmony which is incredibly engaging and a distinct affair not to miss. In the event that you end up in Lansdowne amid Mahashivratri, make certain to visit the Tarkeshwar Mahadeva Temple which is the most renowned God Shiva abode and is the focal point of Mahashivratri festivities. 

Ashtami is likewise fabulously celebrated at another temple called the Jwalpa Devi Temple which is a standout amongst the most acclaimed purposes of fascination in Lansdowne.

Places to visit in Lansdowne in summer:-

Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial:
The Regimental Center of the first class Garhwal Rifles regiment of the Indian armed force is situated in Lansdowne. This memorial on the Parade Ground is committed to all the fearless fighters of this regiment who have laid down their lives in different wars from the pre-autonomy days till present. It is befitting for all sightseers here to go and offer their regard to the martyrs here.

Tip-in-top View Point: Also known as the Tiffin Top
viewpoint, this is likely a standout amongst the most beautiful viewpoints in all of India. You can get an all-encompassing view of the Himalayan pinnacles and parts of Tibet on a clear morning. It is prescribed to fit in this visit while on your Lansdowne Travel Package amid dawn, to catch a glimpse of the exceptional views.

Regimental Museum: This is an exhibition hall that houses collectibles and memorabilia related
to the world-class   Rifles Regiment. It is named after Darban Singh Negi - a warrior of the regiment who served for long.

Durga Devi temple: This temple, situated inside a characteristic cavern, is at a distance of 25
km from Lansdowne. It is much adored by the local people and is dedicated to worship Goddess Durga.


Lansdowne in Monsoon

Lansdowne amid monsoon season that lasts from July till September is something that numerous people keep away from because of the persistent precipitation. When it rains, fog takes over. The downpours in and close Lansdowne may likewise result in unfriendly street conditions or avalanches, because of which it isn't fitting to visit the town amid this time.

If you can overcome the associated dangers and climatic conditions; you are in for a treat as rainy season in Lansdowne is a standout amongst the most entrancing things you will see. The whole town is shrouded in dew amid the early mornings and the landscape sparkles with rich green trees and woodlands which may make it worth for the bold.

Places to visit in Monsoon in Lansdowne:-

St Mary's Church:
Built in 1895, in transit to the Tip-in-Top Point, this church had fallen into dilapidation over the ages. Garhwal Regiment had it re-established and changed it over into a little gallery which displays the memorabilia from the pre-autonomy days.

Lover's path:
A pleasant trekking course with an appealing name, this is well-known with sightseers coming here on a Lansdowne tour package. The scenic beauty of the Himalayas up and down the trek is awesome.

Garhwali Mess:
This is one of the most established structures of the town and is a declaration to the rich history and legacy of the Army. It houses different show cataloging the widely varied vegetation of the district, the history and wars battled in the zone. This also directs to the most heavenly views of the Himalayan pinnacles.


Lansdowne in Winter

Winter in Lansdowne is another incredible sight and is also the best time to visit Lansdowne. The winter season temperature ranges from 4 degrees to 15 degrees. The whole town is canvassed in pale whites of snow because of regular snowfall from the month of October to January which may extend till March. If you are hoping to encounter the monsoon perspectives and its exciting magnificence, the early months of the winter season may likewise be the best and well inside your compass while additionally being less hazardous.

The winters likewise are home to festivities that are celebrated with utmost fervor. The temperatures in winter may frequently drop to below zero, and it is thus a need to carry proper woolens. 
Amid the fall season, the Sharadotsav is a ten-day festival that is placed up in Lansdowne to love and welcome the Goddess Durga and her triumph.

The celebration is commended boundlessly crosswise over Uttarakhand and everyone gets together to demonstrate their commitment to the goddess. Music and dance, just as other social festivals, are additionally a part of Sharadotsav which makes it an extraordinary ordeal for people.

Places to visit in winter in Lansdowne:-

Hawaghar: It is another grand viewpoint from where you can get a fabulous view of the snow-topped pinnacles. This trekking course eventually leads to the Khyber pass and is a major attraction amongst the genuine trekkers.

Bhulla Tal: This is a fake lake devoted to all the Garhwali youth who helped in its development. The name of the lake itself signifies a sense of commitment as "
bhulla" in Garhwali implies young and valiant brothers. Touristy conveniences like oar watercraft, rowboats, a kids' park and delightful place for chit-chat and eat make this a famous stop for individuals who have come to this place with a Lansdowne tour package.

Bhim Pakora: This is a characteristic arrangement brought about by wind and water disintegration. Here one rock sits dubiously roosted on another one. The truth to be told is that the voyagers can move the stone with a light touch, yet can't dismantle it completely. An associated legendary story around it says that this is where the Pandavas stopped and prepared a dinner amid their outcast, and it was Bheem who adjusted the gigantic stone in such a way.

Lansdowne is known to be a standout amongst the best towns in India to celebrate the enticing Christmas festival. The curious town is shrouded in snow this time which makes up for a truly flawless white Christmas. The
snow-topped mountains can be seen from the town. It looks like the whole town is lit up by lights and warmed by the delight and this fervor is noticeable all around which pulls in plenty of people to Lansdowne for Christmas.

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15 March 2016
Chandrakin Varma Blue Pine Resort, Lansdowne
Good resort, experience power cuts here and there, but otherwise the overall experience was really nice and we had an amazing time.
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A gorgeous gorgeous resort, this is amongst the best places in Lansdowne to stay and it is indeed a place where you can see the pines bathed in the warm dawn of every morning... ok I am getting too poetic! But, seriously it was worth being there. Worth every moment, penny and second we spent there.
18 December 2015
Uttarakhand is damn beautiful and Lansdowne is certainly an asset to this state. I loved the entire experience. I so wanted a break from the busy city life and this place was something that I had just dreamt about. Great experience.
18 March 2016
This was complete family outing. M glad my parents picked this place. We all loved the place - its damn peaceful. Great experience guys.
03 December 2015
the resort is located at an awesome place. you can touch the clouds here and the beauty is so good here...i love the food a lot...the staff was also polite and helpful... :)
20 February 2020
Priya Khan Seclude, Lansdowne
A place to rejuvenate and reconnect with nature. The views are so awesome from the stay, The interior of the stay is beautiful and there is also a library with some amazing books, It is a perfect place for a relaxing weekend, the rooms are cozy and comfortable, great hospitality, food is also amazing. Overall I had an amazing time, thanks Thrillophilia for the wonderful stay experience with the activities at such reasonable price.
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Tanushri Kakkar Blue Pine Resort, Lansdowne
The discounted price during the booking of this resort is a great deal we got from Thrillophilia. The resort is worth staying to see the best views.
The discounted price during the booking of this resort is a great deal we got from Thrillophilia. The resort is worth staying to see the best views.
Staying here with my girlfriend was so romantic. The stay is cosy and the views from the open balcony were mesmerizing. The open restaurant adds to the beauty of this resort.

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