This is a cantonment town, situated in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It lies in the Pauri Garhwal region. Snuggled up at a height of 1,800 m above sea level, Lansdowne is one of the most favourite tourist places, both for local travellers and outsiders. During your trip to this place, you can plan to visit the following popular tourist place.
Hawaghar is a calm, unagitated and tranquil place where people love to visit. Tourists can enjoy seeing the snow capped mountains of the mighty Himalayas. This will also be the best place for trekking lovers. Nature lovers and sightseers visit the destination to experience the beautiful surroundings of Hawaghar.
In this hilly station Garhwal Mess is one of the oldest buildings. This Garhwali Mess building was constructed by the British in January 1988. The mess kept alive the rich heritage of the hilly town. The mess is considered as a museum in Asia combining of wild animal skins, furnishings and trophies.
Kanvashram is one of the most adored and sacred ashram in Lansdowne, in Uttarakhand State. According to the Hindu mythos the ashram is of immense respect and importance. Devotees and tourist round the year visit the site. The ashram is surrounded by dense forests and hillocks. It is believed that the son of Sankuntala, Bharat was born at this holly place. A famous sage Kanva was a step father of step daughter Shankuntala.
St. Mary's Church
The Church was established by the Col. A.H.B Hume of the Royal Engineers in 1895. The church is adjacent to the Tip-In-Top point one of the popular destinations in Lansdowne. During 1947 the church was no longer used because of its bad condition. After that the Garhwal Rifles Regimental center turned this church into a museum. They also housed many pictures related to the pre-independence era. The museum also includes audio visual displays of past days of the regiment.
Tip-In-Top is situated closer to the St. Mary's Church surrounded with greeneries. This tourist destination also very popular by the name of Tiffin Top among the visitors. The name of the site is on the tongue of the tourists, they must take a visit visiting Lansdowne. From this point people can easily see the mighty peaks of Himalaya and some area of Tibet as well.