Lansdowne

Lansdowne

Lansdowne a beautiful town, set at an altitude of 1,706 metres is one of the quietest hill station in the country. It was very popular among the Britishers and is named after Lord Lansdowne, the Viceroy of India from 1888 to 1894. The charming resort surrounded by thick oak and pine forest is a perfect place for a peaceful holiday in the lap of mother nature.The Lansdowne was founded by ‘Lord Lasndowne’ in 1887 A.D., thus the place has been named after him. Lansdowne was originally a popular hill station with the Britishers. 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 had its command office here. 81 km. from Pauri, Lansdowne is situated at altitude of 1,706 meters on a hill, which was originally known as ‘Kaludanda’ in local language, enroute Kotware-Pauri road. The nearest railway station is Kotdwar at a distance of 41 km.Lansdowne is a Military station developed by the Britishers, which is catering for the Recruits Training center of the Garhwal Rifles. The war memorial at the Parade Ground of the Garhwal Rifles Center is an attraction for the visitors. Surrounded by thick Oak and blue Pine forests, Lansdowne is a very charming place for a quiet holidays in hill stations.

Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests offering great mountain views. It is a charming place for a quiet holiday  away from the usual hustle – bustle of city life.

 

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