Lansdowne Weekend Trip, a serene and divine feeling
Lansdowne is one of my most loved among the others which I have visited till now. I will be going to share with you a few most genuine reasons in this blog why I love this hill station.
The best place for a lazy and relaxing holiday
1. On the way
Located in the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is a small cantonment town. Traveling to Lansdowne is truly adventurous as you see the beauty of changing the landscape as you will approach the town.
|Ganga Dam while going towards Lansdowne from Delhi|
|It's raining heavily in the month of August|
|It's Raining like Cats and Dogs|
|A Temple over the top of the mountain.|
The greatness of Lansdowne lies in the Garhwal Himalayan range, which stretches its magic and occultism as you will move forward from Kotdwar.
|Way to Lansdowne from Kotdwar|
|Mother nature welcoming, on the way.|
|Beautiful forest of Lansdowne|
|Beauty stays in every corner of it|
2. Reached Lansdowne
The city welcomes you with its evergreen plains and charming hills, giving you a pleasant feeling. Lansdowne is a cantonment area so all the hotels stay on the way. Jai Hari Khal is 6 Km from Lansdowne so I prefer to stay in Hotel Hill Top Forest Palace. The outside view from my room.
|Outside view of our hotel in Jai Hari Khal|
|My rooms balconey|
|Outside view in evening|
Filled with religious spots and the feel of spirituality in the atmosphere, the people of Lansdowne are very graceful and polite. Foods are good and people are nice and helpful. The other places that can be explored include the Garhwal regiment, Bhulla Lake, Garhwal Himalayan range, Tiffin Top and Jungle sightseeing.
|A view from Tiffin Top|
|Beautiful view from the top of Tiffin Top|
|Bulla Tal: An artificial lake made by Army|
|Boating is available in the premises|
|An old Church in Lansdowne|
|Church from the front|
|Garhwal Himalayan Range on the way from Jai Hari Khal to Lansdowne|
|Clear Sky and Fresh Air makes you feel the magic|
|I have visited this place 6 times|
|Hide and Seek of clouds|
|The day comes to end beautifully.|
4. Next DayThe vicinity of Lansdowne is filled with religious sites, especially temples. The old Shiva temple, which is believed to be 600 years old, is 40 kilometers from the town. However, trekking towards this destination is very tricky and testing. While exploring the surroundings, you can be surprised by wildlife including wild fox. The serenity surrounding the Lansdowne can often take you by surprise, as you will surely go dazed and speechless with the elegant divinity.
|Way to Tarkeshwar Temple|
|August is the best time to visit.|
|The temple is as beautiful as the hill station|
5. Going back to Noida
The 2 days trip comes to an end but wait, there is something left to share with you. A small cafe named Trip n Travel cafe on the way back to kotdwar.
|On the wall of Trip n Travel Cafe|
Places to stay
You can find various resorts and cottages to enjoy a memorable time with family and friends.
Most of the resorts are built to give you a scenic view of the valley as they face the hills. You can find yourself in the middle of the cloud, as they often play hide and seek with the blowing wind. With absolute silence and cool weather, you can experience the divine serenity. The morning sun illuminates the hills and warms your body, making you experience the best moment of your life.
Best time to visit
With pleasant weather and warm hospitality, Lansdowne can be visited any time during the year.
However, the best time to visit the place is in the summer months from March to June. If you are travelling between July and August, you must carry your rain-gear.
How to reach
Traveling to Lansdowne is easy, especially if you are coming from Delhi. By road, it is around 250 kilometers away and takes 4-5 hours if you take the Meerut-Bijnor-Kotdwara route. This is indeed the best way to reach the city of dreams.