• 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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Pawan & Aakansha

27 Aug 2022

We had a lovely holiday !!

We had a splendid time - perfect balance between relaxation and activity. Our personal manager was in touch with us whole time to make sure everything was perfect and it was. We had a lovely holiday.

Allseasonsz

Aug 2022

Thank you very much for your review Pawan & Aakansha. 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.

exploring beautiful sights and free time !!

The itinerary is very well designed with a perfect balance of exploring beautiful sights and free time. We loved the sights that are included in the trip as well as the accommodations. They are truly serene! I highly recommend this trip.

Allseasonsz

Aug 2022

Thank you very much for your review Jeevika & Aakash Jain.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.

Tejas Prakash & Vidya

23 August 2022

We really enjoyed our holidays !!

All Seasonsz team is absolutely amazing for anyone to plan their trip to Munsiyari. We really enjoyed our holidays with them - the guides are good, the itinerary is well thought out and hotels are great located. Especially I liked the Jageshwar day tour with our guide. He did his job perfectly. Wish we had more time to stay in Chaukori and Lohaghat.

Kabir & Eshika

21 Aug 2022

Trip was really good!!

Our group leaders Lalit and Yash were great very inclusive and very informative. Made the group feel at home and helped us all get along. The Uttarakhand trip was really good filed with fun activities and great experiences. I had a great time with the group and will be back for future trips.

Allseasonsz

Aug 2022

Thank you very much for your review Kabir & Eshika .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.

We will definitely recommend you, guys !!

We would like to thank the entire team of your company for organizing our holiday trip to Uttarakhand. Really guys everything was promptly and professionally - both at the stage of choosing the holiday package, planning the trip details, as well as during our stay on the hill state. Congrats to Kamal and Neha for their great job, also guides Aveneet! We will definitely recommend you, guys! Hope to see you again, who knows it ! Cheers;)

Allseasonsz

Aug 2022

Thank you very much for your review Divyanka Tripati & Vivek Dahiya.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.

Best holiday !!

The tour company helped me plan my vacation the best way i could have imagined. The people are there to help you plan your trip,( Thanks Krishna). Your are in contact with your guide all the time from the planning till after the trip. Even when we had sudden changes to the trip we were able do it without hassle. These guys know their place better and the secrets. They will do their best to make your trip amazing. Thanks Krishna and Ashu.

Allseasonsz

Aug 2022

Thank you very much for your review Kabir & Eshika.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.

Aarti Sahu & Anuj Sahu

17 August 2022

Definitely recommend booking !!

We wanted to take our kids on holiday to Uttarakhand this year (first time) but we had very little time to do research on things to do and make a planning for day-to-day activities and good family accommodation. The tour company came through for us. The people were so kind and helpful, coming up with ideas for family activities and quality family resorts with kids activities and kids clubs. Our children couldn't be happier and neither could we. For a hassle-free family holiday, I can definitely recommend booking your stay with this agency.

Allseasonsz

Aug 2022

Thank you very much for your review Aarti Sahu & Anuj Sahu. 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.

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