Discover 5 Places To Visit In Lansdowne For Scenic Delights

Written By: Mehrosh Shamim

If you are tired of the bustling city’s and craving a breath of fresh air, Lansdowne is here to rescue you from the clutches of urban monotony. Picture this: lush green hills, misty mornings and the sweet melodies of chirping birds that serve as your daily alarm clock. But hold your horses, my adventures friend, for there’s more to Lansdowne than meets the eye! So, pack your bags and get ready to explore the top places to visit in Lansdowne, where natural and history intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. 

1. St. Mary’s Church

2. Tip N Top

3. Bhulla Lake

4. Darwan Singh Museum

5. Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

1. St. Mary’s Church

It was built in the Victorian style by Col. A.H.B. Hume of the Royal Engineers. This Catholic Church is located at the Tip N Top Point in Lansdowne. It is currently more of a museum than a service facility. It features a photo gallery as well as a 10-minute documentary about the church, Lansdowne, and Garhwal Rifles. It is great for sightseeing in Lansdowne with the family.

  • Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Best Time To Visit: October to May

  • Entrance Fee: INR 10/- per person

  • Nearby Attractions: Tip N Top (0.4 km), and Bhulla Tal Lake (0.5 km) 

  • How To Reach: It is only 2.5 km from the city centre and is easily accessible by foot. Jolly Grant Airport is 150 km away. 

2. Tip N Top

It is approximately 1700 metres above sea level and provides visitors with amazing views. The name suggests that this is the highest point in Lansdowne. It provides panoramic views of the Garhwal Hills and the majestic Himalayan range in the distance. GMVN provides a nice hut house for overnight lodging. Enjoy the sunset or sunrise from the summit, making it the greatest place to visit in Lansdowne. 

  • Timings: Open 24 hours

  • Best Time To Visit: October to May

  • Entrance Fee: INR 20/- per person

  • Nearby Attractions: Santoshi Mata Temple (0.3 km), and Bhulla Lake (0.6 km)

  • How To Reach: It is only 1.5 km from the city centre and is easily accessible by hiking. The Pauri road connects this well-known tourist destination with first-rate facilities. 

3. Bhulla Lake

Bhulla Lake, the most popular picnic spot in Lansdowne, is an appealing lake built and maintained by the Indian Army. An amusement park is located near the lake. A modest overbridge on the lake attracts visitors looking for the best lake view, making it popular sightseeing in Lansdowne. There is also a small gift shop, a cafe, a herbal plant garden, and a rabbit enclosure. A bamboo machan and fountains are also built around the lake.

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • Best Time To Visit: October to May

  • Nearby Attractions: Santoshi Mata Temple (0.8 km), and Tip N Top (0.6 km)

  • How To Reach: It is only 1.5 km from the city centre and is easily accessible by hiking. The Pauri road connects this well-known tourist destination with first-rate facilities. 

4. Darwan Singh Museum

It is a historical defence museum named for Darwan Singh Negi, a Victoria Cross recipient from the Garhwal Rifles. It is a beautifully furnished two-storey museum with extensive information about the origins and achievements of the Indian army's Garhwal Rifles. Outside the museum is a flower garden with at least 10-12 different rose kinds. The Parade Ground and the Garhwal Rifles War Memorial are close by but not open to the public.

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

  • Best Time To Visit: All year round 

  • Nearby Attractions: St. John’s Church (0.5 km), and Bhulla Lake (1.2 km)

  • Entry Fees: INR 60/- (approx)

  • How To Reach: It lies near Parade Ground in Lansdowne's city's centre. The nearest rail station is at Kotdwara (41 km) and the nearest airport is at Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun (147 km).

5. Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

It is an old sacred shrine devoted to Lord Shiva that is located on a hilltop at an elevation of 2092 m and is the best place to visit in Lansdowne. It is also a famous site for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts due to its surrounding extensive Deodar and Pine woodlands. There are two Dharamshalas nearby for accommodation. There are open pools for bathing before entering the shrine and closed pools for the females.

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Best Time To Visit: March to November 

  • Nearby Attractions: Darwan Singh Museum (36.8 km), and Tip N Top (39.2 km)

  • How To Reach: Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple is 38 kilometres from Lansdowne market. To get to the old temple, take a taxi to Gundalkhet village. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. What are the best places to visit in Lansdowne?

A. Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Tip-in-prominent Point, Bhulla Tal Lake, and Darwan Singh Museum are the prominent attractions in Lansdowne.

Q. How long does it take to explore Lansdowne? 

A. To explore Lansdowne and its neighbouring areas at a leisurely pace, allow at least 1-2 days, as there are numerous locations to visit in and around Lansdowne.

Q. Which is a better location, Lansdowne or Kasauli?

A. Lansdowne is a wonderland surrounded by gorgeous valleys, and it is one of Uttarakhand's most beautiful tourist destinations. In comparison to other hill stations, nature can be seen here in its most natural state.

Q. When is the best time of year to visit Lansdowne?

A. Lansdowne is best visited during the months of March and June, then again in September. The valley is experiencing the spring season at this time, and it can be covered in lovely blooming flowers.

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