About us – Lans Castle, a boutique hotel

Lansdowne is one of the quietest hill station in North of India and also the nearest hill station from Delhi. It has been an unexplored hill destination since British came to India. Lansdowne, unlike other popular hill destinations, is well connected by motorable roads and railways, still remote in its own ways. Situated at an altitude of 1700mtrs above sea level, it is blessed with natural blanket of rich oak and pine forests. Geographically, it lies in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state.

Lansdowne is also the command office of famous Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army. It was founded by Lord Lansdowne in 1887 AD and is thus named ‘Lansdowne’. The old-world charm of the 19th century is still maintained.

Surrounded by thick oak and pine forests, Lansdowne has amazing scenic beauty and surroundings. The salubrious weather and pristine environment of Lansdowne leaves an eternal effect on the visitors. The climate is very pleasant in summers and cold in winters, making it a perennial tourist destination.

It is a perfect place to meditate and rejuvenate one’s soul. For adventure lovers, activities like, trekking, bird watching, boating, Corbett Tiger reserve jeep safari etc. can be enjoyed in/from Lansdowne. It is an ideal getaway and one of the most popular weekend hill destination of Garhwal region.​

How to reach Lansdowne:​

By Road : Lansdowne is well connected by motorable road network. It is 40Kms from Kotdwar, which is the base station. Distance from key locations:-

Delhi To Kotdwar : 225 Km
Haridwar to Kotdwar : 66 kms

How to reach from Delhi :

Delhi – Ghaziabad-Modinagar – Meerut ( take by Pass road to Muzaffarnagar) – Khatauli ( From Grand Cheetal, take right) – Jansath – Meerapur – Bijnor – Najibabad – Kotdwar – Duggada Deriyakhal – Lansdowne

Distance : 244Kms

Approx time by own vehicle : 5~6 hours

By Train : The nearest railway station is Kotdwar (40 kms from Lansdowne). Two trains ply daily between Delhi to Kotdwar:

Mussorie Express ( Overnight train)
Garhwal Express ( Day train)

Taxis are easily available from Kotdwar for Lansdowne.


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