One of the quietest hills of India, Lansdowne is the place where British ruling and Garhwal activists are reflecting in the mesmerizing valleys of Uttarakhand. Earlier named as “Kaludanda”, that entails Black Hill, is elevated at an altitude of 1,700 mtrs and is
surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests. The location now attracts so many tourists as it is the most captivating hill station that illuminates many panoramic views and has many visitors’ spots.
Founded and named after the then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne in 1887, this
amazing hill station was the attraction point for the Britishers and so they developed catering for the Recruits Training center of the Garhwal Rifles.
There are so many reasons to captivate the vacationers at this amazing place. They will surely be hypnotized to find amazing buildings and churches and their great architectures that remind us of the British periods. It is the place of different cultures and religions amalgamated in one form. The panoramic views and the salubrious weather form an ideal location for eco-tourism. Since this place is free from any kind of pollution and urban interferences it can be the most slumberous destination to spend you weekend.
You can have both adventurous as well as romantic times to spend at Lansdowne as it can offer you many thrilling and exciting activities like trekking, boating, paddling, bird-watching etc to make your trip into a fantastic event. You can also find the opportunity to meditate and re-energize your spirits and thus can be a mascot for you with a great weekend trip to Lansdowne.
Here are some of the other attractions to magnetize you while approaching to Lansdowne:
The War Memorial at the Parade Ground of the Garhwal Rifles Center- brought out on 11th Nov 1923 by Lord Rawlinson of Trent. It is located at the Parade Ground and is a major crowd puller of the town.
Regimental Museum- named after Darban Singh Negi, this museum was inaugurated in 1983 where the visitors can find rare collections of Garhwal rifles.
Bhulla Taal- in Garhwali, ‘Bhulla’ means younger brother and Bhulla Taal is an artificial lake dedicated to the young Garhwali youth of Garhwal Rifles who sacrificed their lives for our protection. Tourists can enjoy boating and paddling. A children’s park and fountains can equally attract them that enhances the pristine surroundings.
St. Mary’s Church, Lover’s lane- it is an ancient and artistic church made by Colonel AHB Hume in 1896. After 1947 it was not open for public but has been restored now by the Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre.
St John’s Church- it is a famous Roman Catholic Church situated on the main market are of Mall Road. This church was previously a forest bungalow that re-opened on Nov 29, 1980. This church is very famous among the local people as well as for the visitors since it is the only church of worship in Lansdowne.