We then walked around the town in nature and our last destination in Lansdowne was the Garhwali museum which traces down the history of the Garhwali Rifles regiment. It was a treat to get to know so much about Indian Army and to see weapons and war artifacts. Other than some of these tourist attractions, there is not much to do in Lansdowne. However, it is the ideal vacation spot for those who just want to relax in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Lansdowne is definitely an offbeat destination of Uttarakhand that is a must-visit for all nature-lovers.Happy traveling everyone!
> Garhwali Mess: Although, it is not open to the public, I was fortunate enough to get a chance to visit the magnificent Garhwali Mess with the help of a very kind ex-serviceman. The mess was constructed by the British in January 1888 and is one of the oldest building of Lansdowne. This place gives a fine view of the mountain ranges and one can see the important peaks of the Himalayan range from here on a clear day. The mess keeps the culture, enigma, grace, and class of the Garhwal Rifles. The most interesting things to see are old and finely preserved trophies, furnishings, vintage piano, and a dial that enables you to point to a Himalayan peak to know its details.