PLACES TO VISIT IN LANSDOWNE – Top 5 tourists attractions in Lansdowne

Top 5 tourists attractions in Lansdowne

Located far away from the crowd “Lansdowne” is the Hill station it is one of the unspoiled and soundless hill stations of the India it is popular since the time britishers came to India. Lansdowne is surrounded by the dense oak and blue pine forests, it appears like a painting and a ideal placed for holiday makers.

It is situated at 1780 meters away from the sea level surrounded with the thick oak and blue pine forest in Pauri Garhwal district of the Uttarakhand state.

Lansdowne is “ Home of the Garhwal Rifles”. It got its name from Lord Lansdowne, who was Viceroy of India during the period 1888-1894.




Travel Tips for Lansdowne

It is an ideal destination from Delhi NCR to enjoy with friends or family.

Lansdowne is in the cantonment area, the hill station is very clean and well maintained. It is not crowded like other tourists places like Nainital and Mussoorie.

Tourists travelling in the monsoon season, it is wise to check with tour guides , local authorities or tour operators about the weather conditions and about the condition of the road healing towards Lansdowne before you start your journey.

Now, we are going to discuss about 5 places that are said to be the tourist attraction of Lansdowne.


1- Bhulla Taal

2- Snow viewpoint and Hawaghar

3- Tip-in-top Point

4- Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple

5- Darwan singh museum


1- Bhulla Taal

Bhulla Taal Lake is well maintained small lake known as Bhulla lake or Bhulla Tal. It is located at the 1 km distance from the Lansdowne city Centre. It is maintained by the Indian army. Bhulla Tal is a perfect entertaining spot and famous place in the Lansdowne.

This place is appropriate for kids, couples and for the old ones also. This lake is very neat and clean. It is the place which is most liked by the tourists as it is peaceful  as well as beautiful among other lakes. It is not so much populated and a manmade lake.


bhulla tal


For what Bhulla Lake is famous

Bhulla lake is famous for Boating, Lakes and kids and family spots etc.


Timings to visit Bhulla Taal Lake

The best timings to visit Bhulla taal lake 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm throughout week.

Way to Reach

It is located just 1 km from the Lansdowne city Centre and people can easily reach their by walking . nearest railway station is Kotdwara railway station and nearest airport is Jolly grant airport.


2- Snow viewpoint and Hawaghar

If you like to enjoy the view of the snowclad Himalayas, so Snow viewpoint is the perfect place for you. It is the treat for all nature lovers. It is the point from where you can glare at the beauty of the Himalayas, Shivalik range, verdant green forests and bird’s eye view of valley. A short trek from Lansdowne will take you to the hawa ghar which is the tourist place in the near of snow viewpoint. From this place trekkers start hiking for the  nearby places.


snow viewpoint and hawaghar


For what snow view point is famous

This place is famous for its beautiful view of the nature.

Timings to visit Snow viewpoint

The best time to visit Snow viewpoint is in the summer months can weather is pleasant and comfortable. If you want the view of the snow the winters is appropriate for you. Monsoon is not the correct time to visit Lansdowne.

Way to Reach

One can easily reach their by the taxi or bus. Nearby railway station is at 40 km distance. And it is connected with the motor roads with the major destinations of Uttarakhand.


3- Tip-in-top Point

Tip-in-top is commonly known as Tiffin top. It is the small hilltop point located at 1700 m above sea level. This famous tourist attraction is located at 1.5 km away from the city of the Lansdowne . As the name suggests that the place is the highest in all of the Lansdowne . Tip and top is visited by thousands of people every year, people loves the experience of the calmness and peacefulness of the place. Tip-in-top is especially famous among couples for honeymoon places and newly married couples who spend time with their loved ones in the beautiful and peaceful place.


tip n top


For what Tip-in-top is famous

Tip-in-top is famous for the view of garhwal hills with himalayan range at backdrop.

Timings to visit Tip-in-top point

The best timings to visit this tip-in-top point is from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Way to reach

Tip-in-top is located at 1.5 km from the main Lansdowne city on Pauri road and it can be reached easily by trek. Visitors can also hire taxi to hill top and then trek for 200m to reach tip-in-top. Nearest railway station is Kotdwara railway station and airport is Jolly Grant airport.


4- Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple is located at 37 km from Lansdowne it is the ancient place situated in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is believed that it is one of the holy sites known as Siddha Piths dedicated to the Lord Shiva. It is the most famous temple in the Uttarakhand state. It is said that Tarkasur was a demon who meditated and worship for Lord shiva at the location where temple is situated for blessing and by seeing his devotion lord shiva give him Boon of the eternity as per Tarkasur requests except from the Lord shiva’s son.

Then Tarkasur star being evil by killing  saints and threatening gods. Saints asks help from lord shiva. Lord shiva was disturbed with the doings of Tarkasur , lord shiva marries and Parvati and Kartikeya was born. And then Kartikeya killed Tarkasur but at that time Tarkasur prays to lord shiva and asked to forgive her . Then Mahadev attached his name to the temple where Tarkasur meditated once. Hence the place known Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple.


tarkheswar mahadev temple


For what Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple is famous for being the holy place dedicated to Lord shiva.

Timings to visit Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

The best timings to  visit Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Way to Reach

Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple is located at the distance of 38 km from Lansdowne and it can be easily reached by hiring taxi from Lansdowne to Gundalkhet village. From that village temple is just 1 km ahead and can be easily reached by trek. Nearest railway station is Kotdwara railway station and airport is Jolly Grant airport.


5- Darwan Singh Museum

Darwan Singh museum is the defence museum. It is also known as Garhwali museum it is nicely decorated museum having various details about the origin and the achievements of Garhwal hills of the army of India. Tourists can see the wide collection of arms, old uniforms and rarest photographs of army general and certificates signed by the British royalty. Inside he museum of Darwan Singh kids below 10 years are not allowed. Visitors c an also visit beautiful flower garden outside the museum. Which consists 12 varieties of rose


darwan singh museum


For what Darwan Singh Museum is famous

Darwan Singh museum is the place famous for being the oldest museum from the time of  britishers.

Timings to visit Darwan Singh museum

Best timings to visit Darwan Singh museum is from 9:AM TO 6:00PM.

Way to Reach

Darwan Singh museum is located at the centre of city Lansdowne near Parade ground. Nearest railway station is Kotdwara railway station and Airport is Jolly Grant airport. 




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