Once it used to be one of the British Hill Stations. Now it’s a home to cantonment of the Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army. This area is well known for its breathtaking views. Lansdowne has become famous for its eco-friendly tourism which revolves around mountaineering, trekking. The festival of Shardotsav is celebrated during the Autumn.Tourists from all over the country visits to celebrate. It’s a perfect gateway for peace seekers and gateway from city life. Moreover hiring your own vehicle would be the best option to experience immersive experience. Jungle safaris and walking could be more beneficial to explore Lansdowne.
For food lovers: Lansdowne has a limited number of restaurants. Therefore Hotels, lodges, and resorts are the only limited options left to eat. Chinese, Mughlai, Marwari, Garhwali, continental cuisine are quite common here. The famous local cuisine of Uttarakhand: Bhaang ki Khatai, Sisunak, Rus, Aloo ke Gutke.
Here are some top places to visit in Lansdowne:
Tranquil beauty and peaceful nature are the key features of Bhulla Lake. As a result, It is the most famous picnic spot in the entire town. Indian Army maintains this Lake. Tourists can enjoy the perks of boating experience while discovering the beauties of the place. In addition, there is an amusement park near the lake which is perfect for kids.
Tip N Top:
Located 1.5 km from the main city of Garhwal. Also, popularly known as Tiffin top, a small hilltop viewpoint. As a result visitors can enjoy the majestic view of the Shivalik range and the Himalayan range. This place is well known for its peace and calm nature.
Darwan Singh Regimental Museum:
This historical defense museum is named after the Victoria Cross holder Darwan Singh Negi. Located just near the parade ground in Lansdowne. This unique museum holds a collection arms, uniforms, rarest photographs of army generals, certificates. The Garhwal Rifles War Memorial can be found on the parade ground. It is famous as the proud of Lansdowne.
Established in 1936 and situated near the Mall road, John’s Church houses some beautiful interiors and serene environment. This Church is well known for attracting tourists from all across the nation.
Located on the banks of Malini River. Thick forests and hills surround the Ashram. According to popular belief, Shakuntala the stepdaughter of sage Kanva gave birth to her son Bharath in this Ashram. Visitors can also stay in the Ashram premises.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple:
Dedicated to Lord Shiva Tarkesheshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the ancient holy sites. This temple is located at a height of 2092 meters. The festival of Mahashirathri is widely celebrated in this temple.
For nature admirers, jungle safari would be a perfect experience to have. Various organizers organize jungle safaris into the forests to explore the Himalayas. Wildlife in this region is extremely beautiful.
Bhim Pakora is a famous tourist destination. Arguably this place is quite amazing. Incidentally, there are two stones, one above another maintaining perfect balance while the stone can be moved with a finger but it never falls down.