Lansdowne is one of the quietest and unspoilt hill stations of India and has been a popular destination since Britishers came to India.
Infamous for its opulent surroundings having an essence of the British regal period, the cantonment town of Lansdowne allures many wanderers to pack their bags and hit the station. At this outlandish hill station you can rejuvenate your senses by engaging in a plethora of activities that are only possible here, so quickly check them out-:
There are various activities to do in Lansdowne to engage yourself like:
The best way to have an enthralling stay in this hill station would be to indulge in nature walk. If Lansdowne had to be attributed a quality as compared to all the other hill-stations it stands with, it would definitely be that Lansdowne is the closest to nature. There can be no other place as pure and peaceful as one would find Lansdowne to be.
The scenic beauty of the snow-clad Himalayas surrounding the tiny hill-station makes it a kingdom of nature-lovers. The best way to make the most of one’s stay in Lansdowne is to just do nothing and take a silent, self-indulging walk in the lap of nature. With thick, green forests around and no sight of the concrete jungle we see every day in our normal lives, just take out some time to introspect and spend some peaceful time walking hand in hand with the gifts of Mother Earth.
A small, well maintained and serene lake known as Bhulla Lake or Bhulla Tal is located at just 1 km walk from Lansdowne city centre. Made and maintained by Indian Army, Bhulla Lake is also known as Bhulla Tal among locals. A perfect picnic spot and entertaining day out in Lansdowne, Bhulla Lake is a famous place in Lansdowne. You can sit around, watch the ducks, go boating, sleep under the trees, go dangerously close to the deep end of the water and get hollered at by the guards.
Bhulla Lake has ample boating facilities with few ducks as well in the lake water. Beautiful duck shapped boats are available for paddling on the lake at very cheap rates. An amusement and children park is situated near the lake for the kids fun. One can also find small souvenir shop, a cafe, herbal plants nursery, enclosure for rabbits near the Bhulla Lake. A small over bridge on the lake attracts visitors for a best lake view. Stands are there to sit besides the lake. A bamboo machan and fountains are also constructed near the lake for more entertainment. we have spent countless hours doing just that in the hills.
For adventure enthusiasts, Lansdowne is nothing less than a paradise. The large stretch of wilds in the Kalagarh Wildlife Sanctuary would rightly cater to your interest, making the trip an absolutely pleasurable experience. The cool and subtle atmosphere will act as a, boon further stimulating your craving for adventure. However, make sure you abide by all the safety measures during the wildlife tour.
Let the wilderness of Kalagarh Tiger Reserve invoke the wild child in you, chase the invigorating winds and hear the eerie calls of the jungle. Sprawling over 300 sq.km of area, the Kalagarh Wildlife Sanctuary covers the northern part of Jim Corbett National Park and is one of the most significant tiger reserves in India. Here you can spot some of the wild animals like tiger, barking deer, hog deer, goral, sambhar and porcupines.
Best Time to visit Kalagarh Wildlife Sactuary: The ideal time to visit is from October to March.
The nearby vicinity of Lansdowne to the Sona Nadi division of Corbett National Park makes it a perfect bird watching territory too. There are around 600 types of birds animals that migrate to Lansdowne consistently. Thus, for those iinterested in bird watching, all you have to do is quite recently put resources into a decent combine of binoculars. The beautiful birds forming an astounding plumage in the sky would be a captivating site for you to delight in.
Watch the playful Himalayan birds chirping in ecstasy at the comely vistas of Lansdowne. Take your binoculars along as here you can spot a wide variety of migratory birds like the Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Pintail, Red Crested Pochard, Common Merganser and many others.
Best Time for Bird Watchin in Lansdowne- The migratory birds make their journey to Lansdowne during the spring season and post-monsoons i.e. from September and October, which is indeed a good time to catch up with the feathery creatures.
Trekkers are sure to define Lansdowne as a haven, what with the hill station providing umpteen opportunities for hiking. A number of treks into the hillside are launched from Lansdowne, which serves as a popular base camp. You can indulge in simple treks that last for an hour or go for those that last for a couple of days.
Some of the trekking trails:
You can also visit the waterworks and the Malini Barrage, which are just a kilometer away from the resort. There is also a trek from Kalal Ghati, a small junction, which takes you to a bifurcation.
If you have the time, visit Pauri (82 km from Lansdowne) and undertake the trek to Kandoliya Devta temple, which offers you an awe inspiring view of the glorious Himalayan peaks and the spectacular Gangwarsyun Valley.