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Lansdowne - A Hidden Gem in the Hills!

When it comes to weekend getaways from Delhi, people often think of hill stations like Shimla, Mussoorie, Kufri, Kullu and Manali. However, not many have explored one of the quietest hill stations in India - Lansdowne, located in the Pauri-Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

Unlike other hill stations, Lansdowne is a truly a " Home Away From Home". It is far-far away from the crowded and noisy places and yet to be commercialized, that most of the hill stations are now to a popular tourist group.

One should thank the local Army Cantonment Army Board which manages and regulates the development in the town thereby maintaining its serene and divine nature.


Lansdowne was founded and named after the then Viceroy of India (1888 to 1894). The British Garhwal activities took plae during the British period. On 5th November, 1887, the first battalion of Garhwal rifles migrated from Almora to Lansdowne. Lansdowne,