This time we want a beautiful place which is quite far from the noise and pollution. It was our first wedding anniversary and we were not in mood to go to the place, which is crowded with people. Also we have only weekend, so need to choose a place which is near to us and we can enjoy more.
ABOUT THE PLACE
BEST TIME TO VISIT
HOW TO REACH
WHAT TO WEAR
WHAT TO EAT
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT THE PLACE :
A very small hill station in Uttarakhand nearby Delhi which offers great view and peace. This complete area is under Indian Army “GARHWAL REGIMENT”. High mountain and tall green trees are just making this place more beautiful. This place is also famous for old Kaleshwar Temple.
Elevation: 1,700 m
Area: 6.09 km²
District: Pauri Garhwal
Distance : It is approximately 280 kms from Delhi. Nearest railway station is Kotdwar. Lansdowne is 40 kms from Kotdwara on Pauri road.
BEST TIME TO VISIT :
Best time to visit this place is from October - March. Summer from April - June is also pleasant.
Avoid rainy season as there are chances of land sliding and roads are slippery at this time.
We decided to go to the Lansdowne. We booked a cab from makemytrip and started our journey at 1:00 AM morning and reached Lansdowne at 9:00 AM.
HOW TO REACH :
There are some following options to reach :
BY CAB : You can book a cab easily from Delhi and reach Lansdowne in 6-8 hours.
BY TRAIN : You can reach nearest railway station which is “KOTDWAR”and from there book a cab or take a bus in order to reach the place.
BY BUS : There are buses available from Delhi, Delhi NCR which will take you to the “KOTDWAR” and from there you can take public buses which will take you to the Lansdowne.
We booked a cab for our journey as we have very less time.
BEST ROUTE :
Delhi – Meerut – Bijnor – Kotdwar – Lansdowne
Our cab driver decide to choose the above route and on the way we took 2-3 stops in order to have tea and snacks.
We booked a hotel in Deriyakhal . From the hotel Lansdowne distance is 400-500 meters but as hotel was not in Lansdowne so we have to pay 105 INR toll in order to enter the Lansdowne. This amount will be valid for 1 day. If you want to go next day again, you need to pay the same amount. So choose your hotel wisely.
Keep navigation app download in your phone.
We booked a hotel in Deriyakhal and there was problem of network, only BSNL is available there, but once we reached Lansdowne Airtel and Vodafone both network started working fine.
You can easily book a hotel online. We love to book the hotel online so that we can avail maximum discount. We booked “Lans Castle” hotel which is quite amazing.