In scorching summer touring a hill station is always invigorating! And when we talk about hill stations, northern Indian state of Uttarakhand is laid out with a diverse range of mountainous sites to behold. But one such appealing yet lesser known destination in this state is Lansdowne, which is worth exploring for its mesmerising lake, lush bush, holy churches and loads of audacious activities for adventure junkies. In short, Lansdowne boasts every single delight required for a serene time-off.
Located nearly 271Kms away from New Delhi, Lansdowne is best rejoiced in winter. But if you are affectionate to rain then visiting Lansdowne is going to be an absolute paradise for you. With its enchanting natural abundance and breathtaking environs, the hill station is gradually intensifying its reach to global tourists as well. If you happen to be around this overwhelming hill station in Uttarakhand, some of the leading attractions that you should consider in the vicinity are; Tip N Top, Bhulla Lake, St. Mary Church, Kanvashram, Darwan Singh Regimental Museum, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple and Bhim Pakora. Besides, the hill station is evenly tempting for outdoor activities like jungle safari, trekking and camping.
For foodies, Lansdowne may not be as stunner as other popular hill stations in the state. However, visitors can still relish some delicious Marwari and Garhwali dishes in some of the local eateries available in the region. Besides, the place also boasts some small food corners that serve mouth-watering Indian and Chinese platters. When in Lansdowne, make sure you don’t skip trying some of the appetizing local food of Uttarakhand such as; Rus, Aloo ke Gutke, Kappa, Sisunak Saag and Bhaang Ki Khatai.
Having depicted its scenic grandeur, reaching Lansdowne is not a matter of fuss. For air travellers, the nearest airport to Lansdowne is Jolly Grant Airport, which is located nearly 145Kms away. From airport, one can easily hire a taxi to commute further. Well, if you wish to get there by train then the nearest railhead to Lansdowne is Kotdwar, which is merely 1 hour 25 minutes aloof from Kotdwar railway station. From Old Delhi there runs a called Mussoorie Express, which takes you to Kotdwar in 8 hours time. Like railways and airways, Lansdowne is evenly an easily accessible site by road. There are plenty of private and public run buses to reach Lansdowne from Delhi. By road the travel time between these two destinations is 7-8 hours.
Considering its gradual fame, several decent and budget accommodations are set up in and around Lansdowne. For a close vista and soothing time, Lansdowne also houses many reasonable homstays for visitors. But if you wish to stay in some decent hotels in the region, you can avail it within price range between INR 1000 and INR 5000. However, based on the amenities, the cited price may differ.
If visiting Lansdowne has still been one of your planned holiday destinations in the state of Uttarakhand, it’s time to make it happen.
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