Landsdowne is a hill station in Uttrakhad which is recently becoming a popular tourist place. This place is perfect for 2-3 days outing trip with friends and family.
Landsdowne is 270 kms away from Delhi via NH534.
By rail- The people who prefer travelling by trains, then the nearest railway station from Landsdowne is Kotdwar, which is 40 kms away from it.
By road- This place is well connected via roads. One can board a bus from Kashmiri Gate (Delhi) to Kotdwar.
By air- The nearest airport from Landsdowne is the Jolly Grant airport, 150 kms away.
The best time visit this beautiful place is between the month of April and june as the maximum temperature is 25 degree celsius. One should avoid visiting in winters as the weather between October to February is very chilling.
Landsdowne is famous for its various view points fro where one can enjoy the look of entire hill station.
The most famous view point is the Tip N Top view point. The other major attractions of this place is Bhulla Lake, War Memorial, Darwan Singh Museum, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple.
A. Visit the Bhulla Lake, also known as Bhulla Tal. This is a really beautiful spot to enjoy with family, friends. You can enjoy the lake and also go on the bridge above the lake. There are restaurants besides the lake.
B. Go on the viewpoints and enjoy the beautiful scenes. There are several viewpoints in Landsdowne. The most famous one is Tip N Top. Other viewpoint is Snowview Point. One can enjoy the view of snow covered mountains from the Snowview Point.
C. Its better to be a bit patriotic where ever we go, so here is this place- The Army Museum which will give you this patriotic feeling. Other than Army Museum, there is this Garhwali Museum also in Landsdowne built by the Indian army in 1888, highlighting the historic weapons.
D. There are several Churches in Landsdowne like Saint John Church, St John's Catholic Church, St Mary Church.
E. There are severeal temples in Landsdowne also like Santoshi Mata Mandir, Kaleshwar Mahadev Mandir, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Mandir, Durga Devi Mandir, Sidhbali Temple, Kanvashram (The siddh peeth of Rishi Kanva is the holy place of Kanvashram near Kotdwar).
Some lesser known places in Landsdowne
Ulkha Giri- This place is 2kms away from Chaudatakal. Ulkha Giri is situated 1900 meter above the sea level.
Bhaitav Garhi Temple- This temple is famous for its Sidhpeeth and is located 18 kms in Kirtikhal from Landsdowne.
So let's go Landsdowne to chill ourselves!!