Situated at an altitude of 1700 meters above the sea level, Lansdowne is an ideal weekend getaway for Delhiites. The hillstation has been an eminent chapter of the Indian Military History. A soothing 6 hour drive takes you to the nearest hill station from Delhi in the Himalayan Garhwal region. Here are 6 reasons to put this soul rejuvenating hill station to your summer 2018 bucketlist.
Even before you reach your destination, you are already enthralled by the roads that lead to Lansdowne. You will pass through several paddy and sugarcane fields towards the Pine and Oak trees that welcome you to this picturesque hill station. You are going to absolutely love the journey!
Away from all the hush-hush, the calmness in the air of Lansdowne will make you forget your tiresome office life. This is the perfect place to embrace the verdurous valleys. When in Lansdowne, leave your smartphones at the hotel room and retreat in the beautiful lanes with absolutely sense of direction and time.
The enduring taste of flavorful food, makes a trip even more memorable. The local market at the Mall Road in Lansdowne is a great place for feasting upon some most delicious snacks. You will find several outlets offering mouth-watering Jalebis, Samosas and Bread Pakodas. For travelers with a sweet tooth, Bal Mithai is a must try.
Lansdowne is primarily a military town. The War Museum established by the Garhwal regiment, showcases the war fascinating history of this place. This place will give you goosebumps out of PRIDE!
While most of the Himalayan lakes are natural, Bhulla Taal is an artificial lake made by the Army, in Landowne. Read a book or listen to your favourite music amidst the alluring surrounding and chirping of the birds.
Lansdowne is an ideal place to experience the glimpse of British era. There are several beautiful churches, like St. John and St. Mary church erected by the colonial establishments. You can spend some time at St. Mary church which is now a library and also watch the AV show featuring the history of Garhwal regiment, every hour.
So start your 2018 road tripping season with this bewitchingly calm town. Happy Holidaying!