Lansdowne is a tourist place situated in the hill state Uttarakhand of India. It is situated at a distance of about 81 km from Pauri, it is located at an altitude of about 1, 706 meters above sea level. One can visit Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple which is the major attraction of this place. Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple is situated at a distance of about 36 km from Lansdowne. During visit to Lansdowne one can go for nature treks, river crossing games, camping rocks etc. Best time to visit Lansdowne is from March to October every year.
History of Lansdowne
Lansdowne is a popular visiting spot of Uttarakhand and was founded by Lord
Lansdowne in year 1887. Actually Lansdowne was very much liked by British people as a hill station. It was one of the most
favorite hill stations of the British. Lansdowne is Surrounded by huge forests of oak and blue pine. Which gives Lansdowne a nature best look. Lansdowne is one of the best hill station in country. Firstly this hill
station was called as
Kaludanda, which literally means Black hill in local language. It was developed by the British Officers and was renamed to Lansdowne.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev in Lansdowne
This is the major attraction of this place. This temple is developed in the memories of Lord Shiva. Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple is
situated at an altitude of 1800 meters above the sea level and is
about 36 km from Lansdowne.
The temple which is surrounded by thick forests of deodar and oak. This is an idealy suited place for height lovers. One can come here for river rafting, treking, skiing etc. A annually fair is held every year during Shiva Ratri.
Where to stay in Lansdowne
There are many tourist hotels which are offering staying facilities at very reasonable rates. There are many guest houses in Lansdowne. All the places are providing world class facilities with world class food.
How to reach Lansdowne
Nearest airport to Lansdowne is Jolly Grant Airport which is
situated at a distance of 148km from Lansdowne. After reaching this airport you can hire private taxis or buses to reach to Lansdowne.
By Rail Kotdwar is the nearest railway platform to Lansdowne which is situated at a distance 40km from Lansdowne. One can easily find private taxis and buses are from Kotdwar to reach to Lansdowne.
Lansdowne is very well connected to all the major parts of country by well established roads. Lansdowne is situated on National highway number 119.