81 km from Pauri, Lansdowne was originally a popular hill station with the Britishers. Attracted by its salubrious climate and natural beauty, they established a cantonment here. It was founded by Lord Lansdowne in 1887 A.D., thus the place has been named after him. The famous Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army also has its command office here.
Lansdowne is situated at an altitude of 1,706 m enroute Kotdwar-Pauri road, 37 km from Kotdwar. Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests. It is a very charming place for a quiet holiday as it is devoid of the usual hustle and bustle of hill stations.
36 km from Lansdowne and at a height of 1,800 m this place is known for its temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Surrounded by thick forests of deodar and pine, it is an ideal place for those who seek for beauty in nature. During Shivratri, a special worship is held. The temple committee provides a dharamshala for accommodation.
|Air :||Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 152 km, via Kotdwar-Haridwar.|
|Rail :||Nearest railway station is at Kotdwar, 37 km.|
|Road :||Well connected to Kotdwar, Nainital, Pauri, Gopeshwar and other places of the region.|
|Area:||5 sq km.|
|Season:||Round the year.|
Winters: Heavy woollens.
|Language:||Garhwali, Hindi and English.|