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:
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.