Tourist Places To Visit in Lansdowne for Peaceful Holiday

Tourist Places To Visit in Lansdowne for Peaceful Holiday

Lansdowne is a famous hill town in Uttarakhand and is often visited to enjoy the activities that this charming place offers. In town, you will see tourists in the majority than locals, according to a survey there are about 20,000 locals in town. The whole town is surrounded by lush green landscapes and snow-covered peaks and the major attractions in town are the tiger reserve and Regimental Museum. So here, I am going to discuss with you some of the best tourist places to visit in Lansdowne.

Places in Lansdowne must add in Your Bucket

  • Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple 
  • Darwan Singh Regimental Museum 
  • Tip N Top
  • Bhim Pakora 
  • St. John’s Church 
  • Bhulla Lake 
  • Jungle Safari
  • Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

1. Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple 

Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple
Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple

The temple is believed to be an ancient and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is situated at a great height and from the temple, one can have a splendid view of the surrounding. Apart from worshipping Lord Shiva, you can attend the Mahashivaratri festival. Tourists come here across the country to attend the festival. 

Visiting hours = 7:00AM – 6:00PM

Entry fee = Free

Trip Duration = Around 2 hours

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2. Darwan Singh Regimental Museum 

Darwan Singh Regimental Museum
Darwan Singh Regimental Museum

It is a defense museum that is named after Darwan Singh Negi who was the Victoria Cross holder. This two-story museum has a collection of uniforms, arms, details, achievements, and weapons of Garhwal. The museum was established in 1923 and is located in the Parade ground. The museum is beautifully decorated and history lovers must visit the place. 

Visiting hours = 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Entry fee = INR 50 per person 

Trip Duration = Around 1-2 Hour

3. Tip N Top

Tip N Top
Tip N Top

This is a small hill that offers breath-taking views and is a perfect spot for picnic, hiking or trekking. If you like solitude then this place is for you, it’s hard to hear any disturbing noise. You will hear only the music of nature. 

Reaching to the top oh hill is an adventure itself and on the top of the hill, one can spend time with loved or capture the beauty of nature in their cameras. If you are planning to stay for longer at hill then you must carry warm clothes because the place starts chilling after the evening.  

Visiting hours = 8:00AM to 6:00PM

Entry fee = Free

Trip Duration = Around 1-2 hours

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4. Bhim Pakora

Bhim Pakora
Bhim Pakora

This is a place at height and is famous for its two big stones standing still with perfect balance. To reach the place one needs to trek a distance of 2 km and the path is quite rough and challenging. The surprising fact about the place is stones that never fall.   

Visiting Timings = 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Entry fee = Free

Trip Duration = Around 1-2 Hours

5. St. John’s Church 

St. John’s Church
St. John’s Church

If you are visiting the place in between September and October that is post-monsoon then you are likely to see many beautiful birds in town. Most of the birds are migratory like northern shoveler, northern pintail, ruddy shelduck and lots more. Do not forget to carry a camera to capture the beauty of birds.     

Visiting hours = 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Entry Fee = Free 

Trip Duration = Around 1-2 Hours

6. Bhulla Lake 

Bhulla Lake
Bhulla Lake

This is a man-made water body and is maintained by the Indian army. The lake is dedicated to Garhwal rifles of the Indian army, is a beautiful lake, the place is a major attraction in Lansdowne. To explore the place in a better way you can hire a boat tour to have a scenic view of the lake, see the lazy ducks swimming and rabbits hopping around the banks. 

For refreshments, there are few restaurants and stalls to enjoy snacks or tea. A boat tour is organized in the months of September – November and a boat ride lasts for 30 minutes.     

Visiting hours = 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Charges = INR 35 for boating for 30 minutes

Trip Duration = Around 1 Hour 

7. Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

Kalagarh Tiger Reserve
Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

This park is spread over 300 sq. km. and in the park, you can see various species of wild animals. Apart from tigers, you can also see various wild animals like deer, goral, hog deer, porcupines and lots more. You can also go for a jungle safari in the tiger reserve. The reserve is closed in the summer season so you can plan your itinerary according to it. 

Visiting hours = 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Trip Duration = Around 1 hour

Entry Fee = INR100

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. How to reach Lansdowne?

A. By Air – There is no direct flight to Lansdowne so tourists must board a flight to Dehradun airport that is the nearest airport. There are direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata to Jolly Grant Airport.   
By Rail – Kathgodam is the nearest railway station from Lansdowne and the station is well connected to all major cities of India.    
By Road – There are regular bus and taxis services all around the city.

Q. What is the best time to see snow in Lansdowne?

A. To see and enjoy snowfall tourists must visit the place in starting of December.

Q. Best time to visit Lansdowne?

A. The hill town can be reached any time of the year and tourists often visit the place in the summer season to beat the heat. Snow lovers should visit the town between December to February.

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Roshan Panjiyara

Roshan Panjiyara is a Travel blogger & adviser. The aim of this website provides information about Travel planning, how you can choose the best travel destination, hotels, transfers & flights in budget price for your memorable trips.