Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town located at a distance of 258 km from Delhi in Pauri district of Uttarakhand. Laden with oak and pine forest and dotted with buildings of the colonial era, this hill station is a haven for bird watchers, casual hikers and weekenders from NCR.
The town was discovered by British and got its name from the then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne. The guesthouses here are fading reminders of the colonial period, and they offer a stunning view of the mountains from their balconies.
2 years ago
Lansdowne is a very nice hill station nearest to Delhi, It is the paradise surrounded by beautiful valleys. Lansdowne is one of the beautiful tourist places of Uttarakhand. Nature can be seen here in (Read More) its untouched form as compared to other hill stations. The Natural beauty here is mesmerising. The weather remains pleasant throughout the year. The greenery spread everywhere makes you feel a different world. the weather here is pleasant from March to November. The Tip-N-Top is a favourite tourist spot here, which is situated very close to St. Mary's Church. Lansdowne has many activities like trekking, paddling, bird watching, etc. which are full of thrill and adventure.
3 years ago
- Carry warm clothes whenever you travel to Lansdowne. Winters are extremely cold. Hence, carry boots and jackets during winters. Also, carry packages of snacks or fruits since sight-seeing places do (Read More)n't usually have eateries around.
3 years ago
Lansdowne is one of the quietest hill stations in India and doesn't see much footfall, which is a good advantage because it leaves the charm of the place untouched. It is a small town, and your own p (Read More)air of feet make the best mode of transport here. I took a lot of strolls around this place, since there isn't much to do in Lansdowne. It makes for the perfect short getaway which needs no more than a weekend to be covered. I had packed a lot of warm clothes, which came in use, since days and nights alike were chilly. There is a lot of history and folklore to the town, it being a cantonment settlement. Next to my guest house was the Roberts guest house, which is a must-visit for movie buffs like me. Apart from being haunted, the house was also a close replica of the one in Hitchcock's Psycho. It was definitely the highlight of my trip.