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.
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.
: 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.
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