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Lansdowne, Uttaranchal

 

Dwelling in the panoramic location, Lansdowne is a small pretty hill station at the height of the 600 km above the sea level. Lansdowne is favorite haunt among the peace lovers who escape the urban chaos to spend some time in the lapse of the hills. The place gives you the opportunity to bask in the glory of the snow capped hills and have some light refreshment.

This exotic hill station is situated 45 km from Kotdwar en route Kotdwar Pauri road in the district of Pauri Garhwal.

Lansdowne was founded in1887 by Lord Lansdowne. The hill station is named after him only. Attracted by its natural beauty, earlier the Britishers used to come here to spend some time and made it the cantonment center. Today the famous Garhwal rifles of the Indian Army has its command office here. The region enjoys the salubrious climate all through the year. It is cold in winters and pleasant in the summers. During the winter the tourists can enjoy the snowfall. Bewitched in the midst of the oak and blue pine forests, it is the charming holiday destination for all sort of travelers.

Adventures at Lansdowne :

The best adventure activity that the tourists can enjoy here is trekking. The trekking trials are through the lovely surroundings passing through the forests which are dark and deep. If you are fit enough you can also go for hiking. There are simple and tougher climbs to choose from. Than you can go for the pleasurable nature walk, which can never bore you. Other activities at Lansdowne include camping, snow viewing and forest walk.

Kalagarh Wild Life Sanctuary

Apart from the adventure sports you can make a visit to the Kalagarh Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for the species of the Asian elephants. It is simply the ideal place for the nature lovers. The dam across the Ram Ganga river is must visit destination.

Famous Excursions :

   

Kotdwar : Kotdwar is the gateway to the hills. It is one of the rail terminus for the Garhwal. The nearby places of interest include the ancient Karnva Ashram, where Shakuntala (on of the main actress of the great epic Mahabharata) gave birth to the price Bharat, Sidhbali temple and the Charaik hills. It is the important place from the historical point of view.

Jwalpadevi : Dedicated to the Goddess Durga, it is the popular religious places in the entire Garhwal and the pilgrims folk to this place in large number all round the year. Everday during the navratras, a special religious festival is held at this this temple.

Tarkeshwar Temple : Tucked in between the thick forests of deodar and pine, Tarkeshwar temple is known for the ancient Siddhpeethas. The temple is dediocated to the Lord Shiva and is at the height of 2092 meters. During the festival of Shivrati, a special worshiop is held at the temple. The temple was set up by the Aaadi Sankaracharya.

Contributing Writer : Aparana Chauhan apps_j777@yahoo.co.in

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