• 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

AVG/NIGHTINR3500 SELECT

Hotel Hill Top Lansdowne

AVG/NIGHTINR2100 SELECT

Bright Sunny Pines

AVG/NIGHTINR3000 SELECT

Fairydale Resort Lansdowne

AVG/NIGHTINR6000 SELECT

Hotel Forest Palace

AVG/NIGHTINR2200 SELECT

The Garhwali Inn Lansdowne

AVG/NIGHTINR4000 SELECT

Lans Castle Lansdowne

AVG/NIGHTINR4000 SELECT

Lansdowne Villa Guest House

AVG/NIGHTINR5000 SELECT

Le Osh Hotel Lansdowne

AVG/NIGHTINR3000 SELECT

Hotel Jadli Resort Lansdowne

AVG/NIGHTINR1500 SELECT

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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Jay & Anushka

28 December 2022

Everything was Excellent

Just returned from a small trip to Auli. We spent 5 days in Auli & Rishikesh. All arrangements done for our tour were amazing. Hotels, guides, driver etc. everything was excellent. Karni was always there to help us whenever we had doubt regarding the itinerary. He was super quick in responding to our queries. We highly recommend this tour!!

Allseasonsz

Dec 2022

Thank you very much for your review Jay & Anushka. 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.

Lalit & Ritu

25 December 2022

Exceeded all my Expectations

I completed a 6 -day Uttarakhand trip with this tour company. It was an incredible experience! I am a woman, and I was traveling in India alone. Even though it was the off-season, I was so pleased that the company arranged for me to do this trek with four other women. It was winter (and very cold), but the company arranged for some lovely accommodations along the three nights of our trek. The food was amazing, the trekking was an enjoyable challenge, and the views along the entire trek were absolutely breathtaking. Binod, our kind and competent guide, was absolutely wonderful, and I'm grateful for him leading us through the wilderness in this magical place! I absolutely recommend this company to everyone! Their service exceeded all of my expectations, and I'm so grateful for this experience. I can't wait to travel back to the Himalayas for more trekking.

Allseasonsz

Dec 2022

Thank you very much for your review Lalit & Ritu. 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 & Priya

24 December 2022

Highly recommended

We just finished the Kedarkantha trek. We had an excellent guide, Naveen. He has the widest knowledge about the geography, the plants, everything. He took care of all our needs during the trek. We highly recommend this company and especially the guide Pemba for anyone considering taking a Trek in the Uttarakhand region. The trek was amazing, and we had very good views in the morning of the whole Himalaya range including Himalayas in the distance. On our way we had a chance to meet the local population, see how they live, and learn to make Bhang ki Chutney...

Allseasonsz

Dec 2022

Thank you very much for your review Rahul & Priya. 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.

Amit & Sikha

22 December 2022

Fantastic Experience

We have just just returned home after doing the amazing 6 day Uttarakhand tour! Wow, what a fantastic experience, we were so lucky with the weather and got to enjoy incredible views of Himalayan Peaks. The trek was a lot tougher than I expected but we all survived ok. I have to say the entire All Seasons team were superb, Mr Binod ( our guide) was a true gentleman and very patient with us, his knowledge of the flora and fauna made the trek more interesting especially for m6 son who has a keen interest in nature. Just want to say thanks to Subash for his attention and responsiveness to all my queries in planning this trip, he was fantastic and I wish him well in the future, his ethos of supporting the families high up in the mountains is commendable.

Allseasonsz

Dec 2022

Thank you very much for your review Amit & Sikha. 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.

Karanveer & Gurmeet

20 December 2022

Highly Recommended

It was a very well organise tour. Very enjoyable and great customer service.

Karanveer & Gurmeet

19 December 2022

Highly Recommended

It was a very well organise tour. Very enjoyable and great customer service.

Anant & Anushka

18 December 2022

Amazing Time

Had an amazing time on the tour. This tour exceeded our expectations in all way. Highly recommended.

Himanshu & Navya

16 December 2022

Loved the tour

Just returned from a short and wonderful trip to Uttarakhand with amazing tour company team. They did everything and beyond to make our holiday fantastic. Thank You!!

Ritesh & Tanaya

14 December 2022

Loved the tour

I know this company for almost 10 years now. I guess i was one of the first customer and know Rahul`s Family really well. The Trips are fantastic, thank you so much Rahul !!!

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