Originally known as Kaludanda after Kalu (Black) and Danda (Hill) in Garhwali, Lansdowne was founded and named after then Viceroy of India Lansdowne was developed by the British for catering for the Recruits Training center of the Garhwal Rifles.
Lansdowne is one of the quietest hill stations of India and is popular since Britishers came to India. Lansdowne is unlike other hill stations as it is well connected with motorable roads but remote in its own way. It is situated at an altitude of 1,706 mts above sea level surrounded with thick oak and blue pine forests in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state.
Facts About Landsdowne
The salubrious weather and pristine environment of Lansdowne leaves an immortal impact on the tourists. It is the perfect place to meditate and rejuvenate one's soul. Adventure activities like, trekking, bird watching, boating, paddling etc. can be done while a visit to Lansdowne. Its a bird watchers paradise with numerous colorful birds. Lansdowne is one of the most popular hill stations of Garhwal region when it comes to weekend destination.
Best time to visit
The climate of the city is pleasant in summer, very cold in winter. It used to snow heavily in last and past years. It usually rains heavily from May to September. Lansdowne can be visited any time of the year. In the months of Jan- Feb there maybe snow fall .
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