Are you planning a trip or just a weekend getaway? But can’t decide where to head off to. What about Lansdowne? It is a hill station in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. Keep on reading to find out more about this magical place.
Bhulla Tal: This lake is the perfect picnic spot to spend some quality time with your family. Lansdowne’s city center is just 1 km away from Bhulla Tal. It is made and maintained by the Indian Army.
Entry fee: Although there is no entry fee, for boating charge is Rs. 50.
Timings: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Darwan Singh Museum: This historical defense museum took its name after the first Victoria Cross winner of Garhwal Rifles, Darwan Singh Negi. It contains the rarest collection of Garhwal Rifles weaponry.
Entry fee: Rs. 50 per person
Timings: 1 hour per person
Tip N Top: Also known as Tiffin Top, Tip N Top is a small hilltop viewpoint that offers visitors magnificent views from 1700 meters above sea level.
Entry fee: No entry fee is required
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple: This temple is one of the ancient holy sites or SiddhaPitas dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Mahashivarathri festival attracts people from all over the country.
The Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is another wildlife sanctuary 13 km from Lansdowne with rich flora and fauna. A 300-square-kilometer area, the reserve forms the northern end of Jim Corbett Park. In addition to the regular sighting of tigers, you may also see barking deer, hog deer, goral, sambhar, porcupines, and other diverse exotic animals.
St. John’s Church is located at the Mall Road and was built in 1936. Visitors are drawn to the church’s beautiful interiors and lush surroundings, making it a must-see attraction.
Durga Devi Temple: This temple is located on the khoh river and 9 kilometers from kotdwar goddess durga fulfill the wishes of visitors.
Travel Cafe: Amit and Shipra’s Travel Cafe is an artistic cafe designed by them. It is situated on a cliff overlooking a deep valley & snow-clad peaks.
Snow Viewpoint and Hawaghar: If you wish to see the snow-covered Himalayas, there is no better place to visit than Snow Viewpoint and Hawaghar. A true treat for nature lovers, it offers serene surroundings and irresistible views.
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