Hustle-bustle to Lansdowne

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I wonder did I ever pronounce the name - Lansdowne correctly ever. Last month, we decided to road trip from Delhi to this paradise. Scaling through a series of nightmare ranging from tyre puncture to battery dead situations. Well, we finally made it to the hill station in Uttarakhand, driving through scenic National Highways and state roadways. Waking up to the sunshine in the land of Garhwal Rifle regiment. With the holiday season on, we had few difficulties in finding the right place for our stay. Well, we managed a homestay with a cozy Army family serving us piping hot sandwiches, maggie and amazingly brewed tea.

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Photo of Bhulla Tal, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand, India by nidhantrika

We started off our day by relaxing at the homestay as the afternoon was pretty hot to venture out. Thanks to the climate change that hill stations have scorching high mercury levels. In the evening, we headed to the most famous Bhulla Tal, which is a lake side with boating facilities available. We took a wrong turn and did a bit of hiking to reach to this lake. We also stopped by the Army Public School to quench our thirst. From Bhulla Tal, we headed to the sunset view point - Tip-n-Top view point. The place was thronged by visitors of all age groups, thanks to the summer vacations. We drove all the way up passing by the Military Area of Lansdowne. The place will leave you in aww... how well the Indian Army has organized the place into a full-fledged place with great roads to drive and organized adjoining areas with multiple check posts. The return journey from the sunset point added to the scenic beauty of the place as we drove down hill, with the rest sun at the one side and evening twilight arising on the other. The best part about the day here at Lansdowne was the star lit sky, which you can rarely witness in cities nowadays. Star gazing at the terrace of our homestay was the best part from my trip, where we slept under the blanket of zillion stars.... Northern Star shone the brightest. 

The next day we headed to the Garhwali Museum and Army Museum. Photography is not allowed in the Army Museum for security reasons. Army Museum, which is also known as Darwan Singh Sanghralaya, is located next to the War Memorial and Parade ground. We were lucky enough to witness the marching army jawans in the parade ground. However, the tourists are not allowed to stand and shoot the parade from the museum area. The museum had some of the great collection of weapons, medals and pictures depicting the role of Garhwal Rifles in the Indian Army. I haven't been more proud than being at this place during my vacation. We wrapped our day at Lansdowne as we had to drive down to Rishikesh for another adventure. However, if you are looking for a fun-filled trip to Lansdowne, you can also cover Jim Corbett National Park which is around 65 kms from Lansdowne or you can head to Rishikesh/Haridwar which is around 110 kms. 

Garhwal Rifles Regiment 

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Photo of Tip N Top Resort, National Highway 119, Lansdowne, Uttarakhand, India by nidhantrika
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