The Weather in Lansdowne is brilliant throughout the year. It can get extremely cold in the Winters (November - February) with the temperatures dropping to 0 degree Celsius. The Summers (April - June) are pleasant with maximum temperature around 25 degree Celsius. During the monsoons (July-September), Lansdowne is picturesque but there is a danger of landslides due to heavy rainfall. However, Sharadotsav Festival is celebrated in autumn (around October).
Read more on Seasons in Lansdowne below.
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Lansdowne in Summer (April - June)
Summer is the busiest time of the year for Lansdowne, with tourists rushing in from all parts of the country to enjoy some peace and solitude amongst the gorgeous snow-capped Himalayas. Summers also provide great climate with clear skies and warm enough temperatures that individuals can make the best of their time by going trekking or hiking at Tip in Top and Hawagarh or spot rare species of birds especially in the Kalagarh Wildlife Sanctuary and even go boating at the Kho River.
Summer also draws tourist with it's festivities namely The Mahashivratri dedicated to Lord Shiva. The entire town takes a serene sanctum of peace and prayer which is extremely appealing and a definite experience. If you find yourself in Lansdowne during Mahashivratri, be sure to visit the Tarkeshwar Mahadeva Temple which is the most famous God Shiva temple and is the hub of Mahashivratri celebrations. Ashtami is also grandly celebrated at another temple called the Jwalpa Devi Temple which is one of the most famous points of attraction in Lansdowne.
Lansdowne in Monsoon (July - September)
Lansdowne during monsoons is something that many individuals avoid due to the continuous heavy rainfall and sometimes foggy views which leads to bad visibility. The rains in and near Lansdowne may also result in adverse road conditions or landslides, due to which it is not advisable to visit the town during this time. However, if you can brave the risks and weather conditions you are in for a treat as monsoons in Lansdowne is one of the most mesmerising things you will see. The entire town is covered in dew during the early mornings and the scenery glitters with lush green trees and forests which may make it worth the risk for some.
Lansdowne in Winter (October - March)
Winter in Lansdowne is another sight to behold. The temperature in Winters ranges from 4 to 15 degree celsius. The entire town is covered in pale whites of snow due to frequent snowfall from october to january. If you are looking to experience the monsoon views and its enthralling beauty, the early months of the winter season might also be preferable and well within your reach while also being less risky. The winters also bring in several festival celebrations that are celebrated with utmost vigour and excitement. However, the temperatures in winter might often drop to sub-zero levels, and it is, therefore, advisable to carry appropriate clothing.
Winter in Lansdowne also welcomes tourists with festivals like the Sharadotsav fair and Christmas. During the fall season, the Sharadotsav fair is a ten-day fair that is put up in Lansdowne to worship and appreciate the Goddess Durga and her triumph. The festival is celebrated vastly across Uttarakhand and all the people in Lansdowne get together and put up this fair to show their devotion to the goddess. Folk dances and music, as well as other cultural feats, are also expressed during Sharadotsav which makes it a great experience for individuals looking to delve into the intricacies of the culture of Lansdowne and their people. Lansdowne is known to be one of the best towns in India to celebrate Christmas. The quaint town is covered in snow this time of the year which makes for a picture-perfect white Christmas. This along with the snow capped mountains seen from the town as well as the fact that the entire town is lit up by lights and warmed by the joy in the air attracts a lot of individuals to Lansdowne for Christmas.
Events in Lansdowne
15th - 19th October
Sharadotsav or the Festival of Durga is an annual festival of the Hindus that celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon, Mahishasura. The entire festival lasts for a period of 10 days, but it's the last 5-6 days which are celebrated with much pomp and show.
Mahashivarathri Festival In Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
The Tarakeshvar Mahadev Temples in India, are considered to be the spiritual abode of Lord Shiva. The one at Lansdowne, like other Lord Shiva temples, witnesses the annual celebration of the Mahashivaratri festival. Devotees from different parts of the country come in large numbers and offer their prayers to the Lord.