It was summers of 2016 and all my energy drained out from internships, studies and monotonous life. All I needed was a beautiful, relaxing getaway to refresh myself and voila ! what could have been better than Lansdowne ?
Lansdowne is a small military cantonment area in Uttarakhand that is still unknown to the masses. Far away from the crowds of other known hill stations, its isolation is what makes it beautiful. If you are a nature lover, this is going to be your paradise.
The place doesn't have some great, big monuments or shopping areas or Kempty Falls of Mussorie like places, but it has beautiful churches of the British era, a hill-top view point, small lake and few temples. If you are interested in seeing the brave soldiers of the country, you can also pay a visit to the military grounds and museum. Few kilometers away from the main town, there lies a temple that is bound to give you the peace you have been seeking for. And if you are willing to travel a few 20 kilometers more, you will encounter a small but beautiful travel cafe that will surely give you a good time.
If you are still looking for reasons to visit this place, let me summarize it for you :
- the calmness
- the natural beauty
- the simplicity of people
- the beautiful, cool mornings and evenings
- lovely nature walks
- if you live near Delhi-NCR and looking for an off the road, short time getaway, this is your place
Go ahead and explore this beautiful place before it loses its charm :) It's bound to make it to one of the best trips of your life :)