Hills lover? Here's why you must not miss Lansdowne in your list!

Check out the reasons why you must not ignore Lansdowne as a cool hill station.

By Pallavi Patra | Last Updated: Dec 24, 2015, 12:41 PM IST
Hills lover? Here's why you must not miss Lansdowne in your list!
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Hills stations are perfect for weekends. If you are an avid hill station hopper, you must know that Lansdowne happens to be one of those hill stations which are less known and explored. It doesn’t, however, make it any less exotic and delightful.

Perched at an altitude of 1700 kms from the land in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is a traveler's delight which got its name from Lord Lansdowne who was the Viceroy of India from 1888 to 1894.

You must see the oak and blue pine forests of this scarcely-known hill station. Here's a list of reasons why you must visit Lansdowne on weekends!

Less crowded: For those looking for a peaceful retreat amidst the greenery and serenity – here's the top reason why you must choose Lansdowne as your destination. Get ample of space and free time to walk through the steep lanes early morning to get a refreshing start.

Makes for a great road trip: Road trips are awesome. The good roads and neat directions make up for a great road trip. Easily navigable, there are plenty of travel maps available on the internet to get you prepared. Hop on to a four-wheeler with your pals and play the music on!

Clean and pristine: An absolute delight for those who are a bit particular about a place's cleanliness. Thanks to the Cantonment Area of An absolute delight for those who are a bit particular about a place's cleanliness. Thanks to the Cantonment Area of Garhwal Rifles – Lansdowne is sumptuously green and clean. Each step on lane would make you want to stand calmly and suck in the beauty of nature.

British Colonial architecture: Apart from the fun element, this place also has a few architectural delights you may want to check out. The building and churches like St John and St Mary have historical relevance, there is also the Darwan Singh Museum of the Garhwal Rifles regimental which will enlighten you about the glory of the regiment.

Reinvigorate the spiritual you: The way to this temple is surrounded by pine trees – makes it for an riveting excursion. The temples boast the all-powerful shiv-lingam and there's also an ashram for those who seek a little more than just a visit. Meditate, or simply sit back and relax and take the wholeness of the peacefulness inside.