Lansdowne is one of the quietest and unspoilt hill stations of India and has been a popular destination since Britishers came to India. Its one of the most unusual too.
It is far from the crowded, overdeveloped, noisy and overcrowded places that our hills have now become.
Thanks to the presence of Indian Army managing the regulating the development, Lansdowne has maintained and retained its peace and tranquility.
Coming back to our trip here.. I slept like a baby through the calm and peaceful night only to wake up to a gorgeous painting like scene right outside the room balcony.
On the 9th cloud do they say?
Morning tea be like!
Rain's leftover on the pine tree in our balcony
Witnessing the dance of nature!
After a sumptuous breakfast, moved ahead to explore the resort as it has amazing indoor activities including Gym/Fitness Centre, Swimming Pool, Indoor Games(Table Tennis, Carrom), Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Children's Play Area and many more!!
This flower changes colors.. From white in Morning, to baby pink in Noon to Deep Pink in the evening..
The resort shoppe.. Selling pickles and jute stuff!
The Amazing Swimming Pool
Views on the way to the pool area
Here.. Its white in the morning..
Moving towards the pool area was more of a nature walk as we went past awesome gardening done in the resort and the feel of the trees around made it more exciting.
Worth taking a dip!
We were lucky to have enjoyed the sun while swimming for about an hour as later clouds took over the place.
Coffee can be inviting too!
Later tried the resort's spa and pampered myself into rejuvenation.
Post lunch, went out to explore the military town and loved every bit of it.
To my despair, there was nothing to see from Tip n Top as the clouds had taken over the place totally. :(
Cloud cover @ Tip n Top
Since, there was nothing much to see around and my partner was least interested in trekking, so we gorged on to momos bought in the local market, purchased some fridge magnets and key chains from Military Gift Shop and went to our little nest in the hills.
Variety of flora and fauna
After the evening DJ and Dinner hosted at the resort, we planned to check out the next morning and dozed off.
The next morning we planned to have breakfast and go to Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple. To make things worse, it started raining and actually cats and dogs raining making visibility really low.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Surrounded by thick forests of cedar and pine, it is an ideal place for those who seek for beauty in nature.
Saying good bye is always the most difficult part.
Specially when views like this stop you from going back!