• India
  • Uttarakhand
  • Lansdowne
  • -4 C-30C
  • 1820FT
  • Hindi
  • Throughout the Year
  • Kotdwar
  • Jolly Grant
  • The trip was fabulous. Shimla is an amazing place with lots to see and do. Our tour operator was excellent. All of their suggestions and recommendations were solid. We loved our hotel and the location. All the tours were high-quality and we experienced no difficulties with pickups. Mr. Nitin was extremely pleasant to work with and truly wanted us to have a fabulous time.

    Kirti Saxena
  • We cannot recommend this travel company enough! My husband and I had been wanting to go to India for quite some time but had not done so due to lack of time to plan a worthwhile trip. Booking with this company was exactly what we needed--we told them the types of places and sites we wanted to see and they took care of the rest.

    Martin S
  • I got exactly the vacation I wanted for almost no work and probably cheaper than I could have done it myself. I told this travel company what I wanted and they just did the rest. The hotels and tours/activities were great! Couldn't have asked for more. Great service too they were very responsive and helpful!

    Chirag K

Lansdowne

Lansdowne Originally known as Kaludanda after Kalu (Black) and Danda (Hill) in Garhwali, Lansdowne was founded and named after then Viceroy of India .(Lord Lansdowne ) Lansdowne was developed by the British for catering for the Recruits Training center of the Garhwal Rifles. Lansdowne was a major place of the activities of freedom fighters from British Garhwal during British period. Nowadays, the famous Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army has its command office here.

Weather

Lansdowne renown as one of the quietest destination surronded by forest have warm day time with cold nights.Best time to visit is from March to October with pleasant climate,among themthe most highliting time is during Maha Shivratri festival celebration.If you are a snow lover then December to february the best time which also make it honeymoon destination of Uttarakhand.Best part of Lansdowne is regular snowfall through out the winter season.Lansdowne summers are hot mostly and winters are cold. Summers temperature in Lansdowne range from 30 °C max to 15 °C min while in winters temperature range from 24 °C max to 0 °C min. Best time to visit is throughout the year although May/June may be a bit crowded and rooms difficult to find.

More about Lansdowne

Lansdowne is one of the quietest hill stations of India and is popular since Britishers came to India. Lansdowne is unlike other hill stations as it is well connected with motorable roads but remote in its own way. It is situated at an altitude of 1,706 mts above sea level surrounded with thick oak and blue pine forests in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state.From the snow view point on a clear day one can view great Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba etc.
The town has several Pre Independence era bunglows, some of them in good shape. The connectivity is good as the roads maintained by the army. The hill station itself is administered by the cantonment board of the Indian army therefore is cleaner, much less commercialized and in good shape although your mobile phones/wireless net may not work unless BSNL.

Reviews about Lansdowne

Outlook Traveller magazine “Glorious as heaven itself must be, I have always thought the gates of heaven must be its crowning glory. That at least is true of Lansdowne, as you reach Kotdwar and find the sky measured out in grey and blue.”

Business Standard Motoring magazine “Lansdowne is one of the quietest hill stations in India, quiet and so well hidden that you only realize you’re there when you turn past the gates of the elegant Gadhwal Rifles Cantonment.”

HolidayIQ.com “You won’t find much of popular tourism here and it is as if the town intends to preserve its local charm and sanctity.”

How To Reach

By Road:

Lansdowne is around 240 Kms from Delhi and is the nearest hill station from Delhi (in any direction). National Highway 58 runs from Delhi to Meerut and then National Highway 119 takes all the way to Lansdowne and will take you from Delhi to Lansdowne in about 6 hours.

By Rail:

Kotdwar is the nearest railway station and is 40 kms drive uphill. Buses and taxis are available from the Kotdwar railway station directly upto the Lansdowne market, a shared taxi charges INR 50. Having your own vehicle will enable you to easily visit nearby towns and temples.

By Air:

Delhi - 60 km - Merrut - 75km - Bijnore - 40km - Najibabad - 25km - Kotdawar - 45km - Lansdowne

Must see places in Lansdowne

War Memorial Lansdowne

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Regimental Museum

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Hawaghar Lansdowne

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Bhim Pakora Lansdowne

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St. Marry Church

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Tip n Top Lansdowne

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Tarkeshwar Mahadev

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Bhulla Lake Lansdowne

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Kaleshwar Temple

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Lovers Lane Lansdowne

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Places to Visit


Activities

Visit to...

  • Jwalpa Devi (47 km)
  • Durga Devi temple (24 km)
  • Tarkeshwar Mahadev (30 km) - beutiful and quite place
  • Karnva Ashram (14 km) - where Shakuntala is said to have given birth to Raja Bharat

Places to Eat

Various small restaurants offer decent selection of snacks, lunch and dinner and most of them are located around Gandhi Chowk (Town centre)

Drink

All the restaurants serve your regular tea and coffee but do not expect to splurge in lavish cocktails or high end spirits!

Stay

  • Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) guesthouse - Located at the tallest point of the hill station. Offers spectacular scenic views.
  • Fairydale Resort A resort with good food, friendly staff and small rooms.
  • Hotel Garhwali Inn The resort at a wonderful location with rooms facing the valley.

Bluepine Resort Lansdowne

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Hotel Hill Top Lansdowne

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Bright Sunny Pines

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Fairydale Resort Lansdowne

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Hotel Forest Palace

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The Garhwali Inn Lansdowne

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Lans Castle Lansdowne

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Lansdowne Villa Guest House

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Le Osh Hotel Lansdowne

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Hotel Jadli Resort Lansdowne

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Shop

Though it is a nice place, however there is nothing much to shop as a souvenir. You can spend some time in the Lansdowne market or at the Alaknanda market. While in Alaknanda market do pay a visit to the shoe store and leather bags store - may double as souvenir ! Don't forget to try out mithais (sweets/desserts) called 'Chocolate' (not the usual chocolates that you buy in general stores!)) and "Baal Mithai" that are popular to this region and available at local sweet shops.

For Safety

Cantt General Hospital not only caters to the needs of civil population residing in Lansdowne Cantt but also to the people in surrounding villages.

Getaway

Nearby Places : Kotdwar, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Roorkee and Mussoorie.

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All Seasons Travellers Reviews

Rasila & Avtar Varsani

24 March 2022 2022

company's "above and beyond" customer service

Uttarakhand is amazing state and 2 1/2 weeks wasn't nearly enough time. We planned the trip because our daughter was studying abroad for the semester. Our travel planner tailored the trip to our specifications, quickly making any and all necessary changes. Traveling from the Garhwal to Kumaon, the itinerary was thorough and included maps, directions as well as additional activities to do in each location. We arrived on the Dehradun airport, just after a heavy rain storm that closed the roads to Mussoorie. This was to be our first excursion and we were a bit disappointed. We contacted our travel planner and her team in Uttarakhand who were diligent in trying to rebook a modified version of the tour. Due to weather it did not happen, but the customer service exceeded our expectations. The rest of our time went as planned with awe inspiring scenery from waterfalls, forest & himalayan views sites and relaxing daytrips to surrounding areas of Kanatal, Dhanaulti & Tehri. The real testimony of our travel company's "above and beyond" customer service.We can't thank her enough for handling this stressful situations during the tour.

Allseasonsz

March 2022

Thank you very much for your review Rasila & Avtar.We appreciate your candid feedback to help us to build on areas where we are doing well and work on those which need to be improved.Thank you again and we hope you are traveling again soon with us with enhanced services.

Swojanya Reddy

21 March 2022

All were top notch and wonderful experiences

Despite having to return 3 days early, I would say this was one of the best trips we've ever taken. Our travel planner set up a trip to remember with off the beaten track adventures and once of a lifetime things to do. He was also fantastic and a lifesaver with regard to the COVID-19 issues. He went above and beyond to take care of our revised travel plans and refunds and is still taking care of us. We would definitely use All Seasonsz and our travel planner again! The adventures that our travel planner set up. Car hire, auli tour, restaurants recommendations and hotels. All were top notch and wonderful experiences.

Allseasonsz

March 2022

Thank you very much for your review Swojanya.We appreciate your candid feedback to help us to build on areas where we are doing well and work on those which need to be improved.Thank you again and we hope you are traveling again soon with us with enhanced services.

Parvathy & Satish Reddy

21 March 2022

Wow !

Wow ! Simply the best trip of our lifetime.We think we are fortunate to choose this travel agency as a potential agent to be a partner in planning our trip. The agency planned a two week trip and even when the weather and the covid virus hit. She never lost sight of our trip and how to ensure we had the information to make the decision right for us. We choose to have the agenda adjusted to avoid areas of our concern. The new agenda provided us a more unique experience than we anticipated. Especially thanks to "Jyoti" the travel planner from All seasonsz and the travel team.

Allseasonsz

March 2022

Thank you very much for your review Parvathy & Satish Reddy.We appreciate your candid feedback to help us to build on areas where we are doing well and work on those which need to be improved.Thank you again and we hope you are traveling again soon with us with enhanced services.

Kumar Ravel P

17 March 2022

We had a five star holiday!

We had worked with this travel agent before and had found her to be professional, helpful, and wonderful to work with. Accordingly, we chose to work with her again this year as we began planning our annual diving holiday. Again, this travel agent distinguished herself as the consummate professional, and more than that, a person with a huge amount of patience and empathy.We were relieved that our agent still had enthusiasm for our trip, and came up with several suggestions.All of the special requests and arrangements must have been a headache for our agent, but it all worked out. We had a five star holiday!

Allseasonsz

March 2022

Thank you very much for your review Kumar Ravel.We appreciate your candid feedback to help us to build on areas where we are doing well and work on those which need to be improved.Thank you again and we hope you are traveling again soon with us with enhanced services.

Rahul K

17 March 2022

One of our favorite vacations

We had a large group, 24 people from small children, teens and adults traveling to Uttarakhand from Kolkata. I contacted this Uttarakhand travel agent and from the first the contact person-Mayank was very patient, very prompt, responded to all my emails and all my questions. He and his team arranged a wonderful vacation for us. We had a private bus, always prompt, always clean. Our hotels were perfect, clean, modern amenities. The rooms were always ready for us and everything was consistently smooth. It was a well organized, wonderful and memorable tour of Uttarakhand. We got to see and do so much and this agent had arranged it all! From rafting to bungee jumping, to cable car ride in Auli we did it all! One of our favorite vacations!!

Allseasonsz

March 2022

Thank you very much for your review Rahul. We are working very hard to deliver the best possible user experience and the absolute best supply of great multiday tours all around the Uttarakhand & Himachal. Thus, highly appreciate your feedback.

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