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  • With a wide range of things to do in Lansdowne, it is one of the fastest emerging holiday escapes in the state of Uttarakhand. Located at a distance of 270 km from the national capital Delhi and 157 km from the state capital Dehradun, this quaint hill town is popular for its peaceful atmosphere and an impressive collection of tourist attractions. But the real charm of this lesser known tourist haven lies in the wide range of activities it boasts of.

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    Whether your idea of fun is to indulge in relaxing experiences or you want to try some adrenaline-charged action, Lansdowne has plenty of interesting options for activities for you to choose from. From sightseers and adventure junkies to architecture buffs and history enthusiasts, every kind of traveler is bound to fall in love with the treasure of unique experiences Lansdowne possesses.

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    The major activities in Lansdowne are not limited to temple visits, sightseeing, and boating. The trekking trails nearby also make Lansdowne an ideal choice for trekkers.  If you wish to embrace the serenity of Lansdowne, you can enjoy boating at Bhulla Lake, or if you like wildlife exploration, Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is there for you. Besides, you can learn a lot about culture and history by visiting sites like Darwan Singh Sangrahalaya and St. John’s Church.

    Here are the best things to do in Lansdowne:

  • 01Boat ride in Bhulla Lake

    Bhulla Lake is surrounded by lush green forests of Deodar, Oak and Rhododendron trees, and is an ultimate treat to your eyes. The most recommended way to soak in the scenic beauty of the place is to indulge in a boating experience. A boat ride on the calm waters of this pretty lake will help you make unforgettable memories with your family and friends.

    This ride will also bless you with opportunities to capture some great frames. You can also enjoy bird watching while taking a boat ride here. The serene environment around the lake will help you rejoice the tranquility of the place. This soothing activity undoubtedly makes for one of the best things to do in Lansdowne. 

    Location: 1 km from Lansdowne 

    Timings:
    8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Closed on Wednesday)

    Price:
    Entry Fees- INR 20
               Boating Fees- INR 95 per person
  • 02Visit Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

    Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is a part of the renowned Jim Corbett National Park. This tiger reserve is blessed with rich biodiversity and teems with an exotic range of flora and fauna. The landscape of the park is covered with verdant forests of Sal and Sheesham.

    Imagine the thrill of exploring this tiger reserve in an open jeep where you can any moment spot a magnificent tiger, leopard, elephant, barking deer, sambar, chital, porcupines, or all of them. One can also enjoy bird watching here, as this park is home to more than 580 species of birds. Exploring the wide array of wildlife is counted among the most exciting activities in Lansdowne.

    Location: 36 km from Lansdowne

    Timings: Remains open from 15th November to 15th June  
                   6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Price: Entry fees-   INR 100 for Indian Nationalist
                                   INR 500 for Foreign Nationalist
  • 03Visit Darwan Singh Sangrahalaya

    A visit to this historical defense museum will surely make your day. Explore and get to know more about the history and achievements of Garhwal Rifles. You will be amazed to be transported to the old times while looking through rare photographs, weapons, artifacts, uniforms and citations dating back to the era of British India.

    Unfortunately, photography isn’t allowed inside the museum premises. History enthusiasts and patriots will cherish every moment spent at this museum. There is also a beautiful garden outside the museum which is famous for housing a variety of roses.

    Location: Near Parade ground, Lansdowne

    Timings:
    9:00 AM to 1:00 PM; 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Price:
    INR 50 per person
  • 04Visit St. John’s Church

    St. John’s Church is the only church in Lansdowne that is still functional. Known for its unique colonial architecture and tranquil atmosphere, St. John’s Church is counted among the most iconic buildings and tourists attractions in the town. The construction of the church was completed in 1937.

    Located at the bustling location of the Mall Road, this holy spot is your escape to rejuvenation in the town.  A visit to this church is one of the best things to do in Lansdowne, especially if history and architecture fascinate you. The church is equally popular among locals as well as tourists.

    Location: Mall Road, Lansdowne 

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Price: Entry is free.

  • 05Trek to Snow Viewpoint

    Trekking to Snow Viewpoint is the most enthralling activity in Lansdowne and is an absolute treat for thrill seekers. This rewarding short trek will let you witness the most spectacular views of mighty Chaukhamba and Trishul peaks.

    The scenic trail takes you through dense forests encompassing Himalayan vegetation and offers you an opportunity to take in the scenic landscapes of this region. Also, famous for its colorful sunsets, this trek is one of the best things to do in Lansdowne. Adventure enthusiasts, photography lover and nature lovers should definitely undertake this venture to make their trip to Lansdowne memorable.

    Location:  2 Km from Gandhi Park, Lansdowne 

    Timings: Open 24 hours.

    Price: Entry is free.

  • 06Hike to Tip n Top Viewpoint

    The trail to Tip n Top Viewpoint takes you through lush green forests of pine and oak trees. The view from the top is magnificent and you would be able to get a panoramic view of snow-capped Gharwal Hills with a Himalayan range in the backdrop.

    This is the ultimate site for all – thrill seekers, families, picnic lovers as well as nature lovers. If trekking is not your style then you can hire a cab to reach Tip n Top Viewpoint and walk for just 200 meters to get there. A hike to Tip n Top is one of the best things to do in Lansdowne.

    Location: 2.5 Km from the Lansdowne market.

    Timings: Open 24 hours

    Price: Entry is free.

  • 07Visit Bhim Pakora

    Your Lansdowne exploration is incomplete without a visit to this magnificent site. The legend has it that during their exile, the Pandavas of epic Mahabharata came here to stay for a night. Bhim owing to his great strength placed a rock on another rock such that it looks that the rock can be easily pushed with a finger but no amount of strength can actually make it move.

    The two rocks look like a pakora, (Indian snack) that is why it is named as Bhim Pakora. This place is thronged by religious devotees as well as tourists alike as it fascinates all. Moreover, it can only be reached by a trek and the trail takes you into the woods for a short, tranquil journey.

    Location: 2 Km from Gandhi Chowk, Lansdowne

    Timings: Open 24 hours

    Price:  Entry is free.

  • 08Visit Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

    A short drive with breathtaking views of Himalayas will take you to this temple, located at an altitude of 1800 meters, surrounded by thick pine and deodar forests. This ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is almost 1500 years old. The architecture of this temple is unique and praiseworthy.

    A  short walk from the parking lot to this temple will surely bring you closer to the nature. While soaking in the beauty around you, take a plunge into the world of spirituality at this Hindu Shrine.

    Location: 36 Km from Lansdowne.

    Timings: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

    Price: Entry is free.
  • 09Visit Kanavashram

    Add a touch of divinity to your overall experience in Lansdowne by visiting Kanavashram which claims an interesting history as per the followers of Hinduism. This gracious ashram is located on the banks of the River Malini. According to the Hindu mythology, the stepdaughter of Sage Kanvan, Shakuntala gave birth to his son Bharath here.

    Tourists visit this ashram in great numbers because it is, apart from being a prominent religious attraction, set amidst a scenic landscape encompassing lush green forests. Exploring the nooks and corners of this ashram complex is an activity you must not skip when in Lansdowne.

    Location: 55 Km from Lansdowne. 

    Timings: Open 24 hours.

    Price: Entry is free.

Attractions

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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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Snow Viewpoint And Hawaghar

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


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Tip-in-top Point

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.

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Bhulla Lake

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).

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