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Kanavashram

Popular as the birthplace of Bharat and Siddh Peeth of sage Kanva, Kanavashram is cradled on the banks of river Malini and is surrounded by dense forests and hills. Apart from this, this 5500 years old ashram also holds a significance for being the gateway to Puri. 

If you wish to reside in the premises of this ashram and practice meditation, you can avail the accommodation facilities provided at this place. The impeccable views of Sahastradhara Falls from here further adds to its charm.

Distance: 53.8km, Lansdowne 

Timings: Open for 24 hours.

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Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple

This famous temple in Lansdowne is dedicated to Lord Shiva and sees a huge crowd of devotees throughout the year. The name of this temple is derived from Kalash Rishi. Kaleshwar Mahadev is an important pilgrimage centre which is maintained by the Indian Army. 

The prayers in this temple are conducted by a Major. It is the most ancient temple in the town which is said to be around 500 years old. The holy temple is also known to be the meditation site for many sages.

Distance: 1.0km, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Timing: 7:00 AM-11:00 AM and 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Entry fee: No entry charges.

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Bhim Pakora

Situated in Dhura, around 2 Km away from Gandhi Chowk, this site is popular as it has many mythological tales linked to it. It is said that during the period of exile, Pandavas took a halt at this place and cooked food. It is also a popular tale that Bhim placed a rock above another in a way that it can never topple. 

Now tourists can move this rock by merely one finger but it can never fall down. If you have always been keen about Indian mythology, Bhim Pakora is one of the major places to visit in Lansdowne.

Distance: 41.km Lansdowne

Timings: Any time of the day

Entry Fee: No entry charges.


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St Johns Church

Situated at the Mall Road, this church is reckoned among the key places to visit in Lansdowne since 1936. Though the church remained abandoned for years, it was finally handed over to the GOI in the year 1951. Apart from its lush green surroundings, it also flaunts alluring interiors which have captivated the hearts of numerous travellers. 

St. Johns church is a roman catholic church that shares close proximity with the tourist spots situated on the Main Road of Lansdowne.

Distance:14.9km Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

Timings:
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Entry Fee:
No entry fee.


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War Memorial Lansdowne

The establishment of War Memorial dates back to 1923 when the then Commander in Chief of India, Lord Rawlinson laid its foundation. The museum was founded to mark the achievements of Garhwal Regiments. The war memorial is situated at the Parade Ground and forms the major attraction for tourists as well as natives. 

Tourists who love to explore the history of the Indian army also throng this museum quite often. One can also visit the Regimental museum situated in close proximity to this iconic site.

Distance: 450.0m, Lansdowne Market road

Timings: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Entry Fee: INR 50 per person.

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Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Nestled on a hilltop at an altitude of 2092 meters, Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple is an ancient holy spot dedicated to Lord Shiva. This popular tourist place in Lansdowne witnesses a huge influx of devotees during the Mahashivratri Festival. The holy site is situated at a distance of 69 km from Kotdwar and 37 km from Lansdowne. 

Since it is surrounded by dense Deodar and Pine forests, it is also an ideal spot for photo fanatics and nature lovers. You can also find 2 Dharamshalas for accommodation nearby the temple.

Distance: 37.3km from Lansdowne.

Timings: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.

Entry Fee: No entry charges.

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Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

Sprawled over an area of 301.18 sq km, Kalagarh is a beautiful abode for numerous wildlife species of Shivalik. This tourist place in Lansdowne boasts a huge population of tigers, leopards, and other members from the cat family. You will also get to spot a herd of elephants while being in this area. 

Apart from this, the park has around 580 birds species including wagtails, kingfishers, hornbills, and eagles. So, if you are a wildlife lover, this tiger reserve is truly a paradise for you.

Distance: Lansdowne Forest Division, Uttarakhand

Timings: 6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Entry Fee: INR 100 for Indian nationalist and INR 600 for a foreign nationalist.


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Darwan Singh Sangrahalay

Situated near the Parade ground, this historical defence museum is named after Darwan Singh, a Victoria Cross holder. The museum is a well-decorated 2-storey building which flaunts a unique collection of uniforms, arms, and photographs of army persons. 

Darwin Singh museum was constructed in 1923 to celebrate the achievements of Garhwal Rifles and is popularly known as the pride of Lansdowne. If you wish to explore the rich historical past of the city, this museum is an important place to visit in Lansdowne

Location: 250m from main market Lansdowne.

Timings: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM.

Entry Fee: INR 50 per person.

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