Lansdowne is a cantonment town and the oldest hill station Uttarakhand from the British era. Currently accomplished by Garhwal rifles, Lansdowne in Uttarakhand is situated at a height of 1700 metres above sea level.

There have been efforts taken to preserve the cleanliness of the town and its natural beauty. There are many tourist places in Lansdowne India that offer the amazing mountain views of the Western Himalayas with number of monumental buildings, temples, lakes and much more. Nature lovers and photographers can go for bird watching at Lover’s Lane to witness the rich flora and fauna of the region.


The name of this town was originated from viceroy lords Lansdowne of the British era. It’s a popular hill station from that time and ideal for nature walks and treks. This place is fully covered with oak and green pine trees, which make this destination ideal for long walks, picnics and weekend getaways in Uttarakhand.

There are many famous sightseeing places to visit in Lansdowne.

  • Garhwali Museum - The Garhwali Museum is located at the Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre. The museum in Lansdowne was set up to preserve the elements used by the regiment. It displays portraits of the brave soldiers, achievements, customs, traditions, trophies, antiques, old dresses, and medals.

  • St. Mary's Church - St. Mary’s Church in Lansdowne was constructed in 1896. It was closed after 1947 and later converted into a museum by the Garhwal Rifles Regiment centre. It attracts several tourists due to its beautiful stained-glass windows and Victorian-style architecture.

  • Bhulla Tal Lake - It is an artificial lake in Lansdowne devoted to the Garhwal Rifles, who rendered help for construction of this lake. You can enjoy boating on the lake. It is a perfect family vacation place in Lansdowne as a children's park, bamboo machan and fountains have been built here for entertainment of tourists.

  • Santoshi Mata Mandir - The small temple dedicated to Goddess Santoshi is famous as the stunning sunset point in Lansdowne. You must visit this temple in the evening with your camera to capture the beautiful photographs of the sunset, which you would never get at any other hill station.

  • Tip N Top Viewpoint - This is a popular tourist sightseeing point in Lansdowne from where you would get the best views of the mountains and valleys. It also has a few log huts that are managed by the tourist department and it could be a good place to spend one or two nights amidst nature.

  • Kalagarh Tiger Reserve - Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is one of the major national reserves in India. Most tourists visit here for the famous bird safaris and tiger safaris in Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

The best time to visit Lansdowne is in summers and winters. Although it can be visited anytime throughout the year, you must avoid it during monsoon as it might be difficult to cover all the places due to rain.


Lansdowne is known for its pleasant weather and peaceful environment. Just exploring the town is not enough. On your Uttarakhand trip, you shouldn’t miss these beautiful and popular tourist places to visit near Lansdowne.

  • Dehradun - Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand is one of the oldest cities in India. The distance from Lansdowne to Dehradun is about 158 km. It is a hub for tourists on a trip to uttarakhand as it is well-connected to all major tourist attractions in Uttaranchal.

  • Jim Corbett National Park - Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest and most famous national park in India situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the best managed and preserved areas and thousands of Indian and foreign tourists visit this park. It is home to hundreds of wildlife creatures and it is a protection zone for Bengal Tigers of India.

  • Mussoorie - It Popularly known as the Queen of Hills and a popular hill station in India at a distance of 188 kms from Lansdowne. It has a cool temperature throughout the year you must visit Mussoorie to unwind in nature.

There are many other exciting and famous tourist places near Lansdowne. At every destination, you can enjoy the amazing weather and experience staying among the tall mountains of the Himalayas.


At a distance of 117 kms, the nearest airport to Lansdowne is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun while the closest railway station to Lansdowne is at Kotdwar, at a distance of 40 kms. The town is well linked to nearby famous cities in Uttarakhand like Kotdwar, Haridwar, Dehradun, Mussoorie and Delhi by local buses and other state transport.

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