Here are the top 13 tourist attractions to see in Lansdowne (2020)
Camping under the stars is one of the most essential things to do in Lansdowne and one of the most sought after activities. The availability of open green spaces makes it an ideal spot for setting up camps and indulging in a night of bonfires, good food and good vibes. On a clear night, stargazing is another opportunity that you can experience here. But in all conditions, you are sure to have a most memorable experience camping here.
A gateway to Puri, Kanvashram is an ashram located on the banks of Malini river surrounded by thick forests and hillocks. It is believed that Shakuntala, the step daughter of Sage Kanvan gave birth to her son Bharath in this Ashram.
If you would like to explore the wilderness of Lansdowne, many tour operators organize jungle safaris into the heart of the forests where you can catch a glimpse of Himalayan wild animals in their natural habitat.
Named after Victoria Cross holder Darwan Singh Negi, it is a historical defense museum located near the parade ground in Lansdowne. This beautifully decorated two storey building has a collection of arms, uniforms, rarest photographs of army generals, certificates and details about the origin and achievements of Garhwal Rifles.
Tiffin Top is a beautiful picnic spot located at a height of 2000 m above sea level and it provides an awesome view of the Chaukhamba and Trishul peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas.
Santoshi Mata Temple in Lansdowne is a beautiful and peaceful temple at a short walk from the Tip n Top View point. Located on a hilltop, this temple offers amazing views of the adjoining surroundings and it is one of those places where you would like to sit for hours, contemplating the scenic beauty all around you!
A Roman Catholic Church in Lansdowne, St John’s Church is the only running Church in Lansdowne. Located on the Mall Road, between the way to to St Mary Church, St John’s Church was established in 1936. Beautiful interiors and serene atmosphere makes its a must visit place in Lansdowne.
A historic but surprising place near Lansdowne, Bhim Pakora attracts even through its name. Visitors can see two large stones one above the other in a perfect balance. Above rock can be moved by a single finger but never fells down even after push by both hands. Located at 2 km from Lansdowne city centre, Bhim Pakora is one of the most exciting and attractive place in Lansdowne.
A centuries old temple of Lord Shiva, Kaleshwar Mahadev temple is the centre of devotion for Lansdowne people as well as the brave Garhwal Regiment. Located near the main Lansdowne city, Kaleshwar Mahadev is named after Sage Kalun who meditated here.
Garhwali Mess or Gadwali Mess is one of the oldest buildings situated in Lansdowne district of Pauri Garhwal. This British-era building was built in 1888 that has been preserved and maintained by the state government and is a popular tourist attraction in Lansdowne.
A small hill top viewpoint in Lansdowne, Tip N Top also known as the name suggests is one of the highest places in Lansdowne. Located at just 1.5 km from main Lansdowne city centre, Tip in Top is best place in Lansdowne to watch complete skyline with magnificent Shivalik range.
A Catholic Church of historical importance, St. Mary’s Church is located near Tip N Top Point in Lansdowne. In 1895, St. Mary’s Church was constructed by Col. A.H.B Hume of the Royal Engineers. Historian as well as normal visitors like to visit this jewel in Lansdowne city , St Mary’s Church adds to the charm and tranquility of the surrounding.
A small, well maintained and serene lake known as Bhulla Lake or Bhulla Tal is located at just 1 km walk from Lansdowne city centre. Made and maintained by Indian Army, Bhulla Lake is also known as Bhulla Tal among locals. A perfect picnic spot and entertaining day out in Lansdowne, Bhulla Lake is a famous place in Lansdowne.