A quiet town with old-world colonial charm, Lansdowne is an unspoiled expanse of lush greenery nestled in the Himalayas. The hill station is dotted with pines and oaks and is perched at a height of 1,700 m. Charming churches, flowering thickets, springs, and ponds encompass the entire hill station. Lansdowne was established in 1887 as a cantonment of the British, who were drawn to its salubrious climate, and is named after the then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne. Today, it is the headquarters of the Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army. Explore the small town on foot, with a lake at its centre, enjoy nature walks and discover hidden temples and churches or just laze around and enjoy the pristine mountain views.
Best Time to Visit
April, May, June, and September are the the most apt months to visit Lansdowne.
What To Do
One of the most popular sightseeing spots in Lansdowne is Tip-in-Top. It lies on a ridge close to St Mary’s Church. You can trek to this spot and get spectacular views of the Himalayas.
Lansdowne is a destination where all you need to do is just walk around at your own pace. Explore the small town and its surrounding forests on foot.
How to reach
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, about 148 km away.