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Best Places to Visit in Lansdowne in 2019

  • Thick oak forests, mesmerizing hills, and spellbinding views, there are numerous places to visit in Lansdowne which will take you a step closer to nature. A quaint hill station which is perched at an elevation of 1700 meters, Lansdowne brings to you a potpourri of attractions and memorable experiences. From trekking the treacherous trails of Lover’s Lane and exploring the vibrant streets of Lansdowne Main Market to visiting the holy shrines of Jwalpa Devi and Durga Devi Temple, there are multitude of ways by which you can quench your wanderlust in this snow-clogged beauty.

    A town situated in the Pauri district of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is well-known for its pine timberlands and rich history of Garhwal rifles. Apart from this, it has also enjoyed an undisputed attention of nature buffs for its exotic wildlife. Its close proximity to the Jim Corbett National Park makes it an ideal site for bird watching and nature walks. Here you can also get to see some of the beautiful wild creatures including tiger,sambhar, barking deer,hog deer, and porcupines. Hence, if you are planning a trip to Uttarakhand, don’t forget to pay a visit to these key tourist places in Lansdowne.

  • 01 Kanavashram

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    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.



  • 02 Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple

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    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.



  • 03 Bhim Pakora

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    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.




  • 04 St Johns Church

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    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.




  • 05 War Memorial Lansdowne

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    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.



  • 06 Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

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    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.



  • 07 Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

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    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.




  • 08 Darwan Singh Sangrahalay

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    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.



  • 09 Snow Viewpoint And Hawaghar

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    If you wish to enjoy the breathtaking view of snowclad Himalayas, there is not a better place to visit than Snow Viewpoint and Hawaghar. With its serene surroundings and irresistible views, it is truly a treat for nature buffs. In addition to this, it also serves travellers and adventure enthusiasts with an opportunity to engage in adventure sports such as trekking and explore the nearby places.

    A short trek from Lansdowne will lead you to Hawaghar and this trekking route passes through Jaiharikhal and leads to Khyber Pass. With a confluence of beauty and adventure, Hawaghar is among the best places to visit in Lansdowne.

    Distance: 2km Main market road, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

    Timings: open for 24 hours

    Entry Fee: No entry charges




  • 10 Tip-in-top Point

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    Also known as Tiffin Top, this point is a tiny hilltop which is nestled at an altitude of 1700 meters above the sea level. With its alluring views and magnificent surroundings, it attracts a large number of visitors throughout the year. 

    This popular spot is situated around 1.5 km away from the main city and is considered as the highest point of Lansdowne. If you are in search of a serene place to spend some time with your loved ones, Tip-in-top Point is an ideal spot for you.

    Distance: 3.2km Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

    Timings: Any time of the day

    Entry fee: No entry fee.



  • 11 Bhulla Lake

    Bhulla Lake
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    Considered as the most popular picnic place to visit in Lansdowne, Bhulla Lake is an enticing lake made and maintained by the Indian Army. The lake is known for its serene atmosphere and enthralling boat rides. You can also find an amusement park situated in close proximity to the lake which sees a huge influx of kids throughout the day. 

    Bhulla Lake is one of the unexplored spots in the city where you can spend peaceful time away from the boisterous city crowd.

    Location: Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

    Timings: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM  throughout the week

    Entry Fee: 35 INR per person (Boating charge).