Visiting Places In Lansdowne
Lansdowne Sight Seeing
When in Lansdowne best would be to just absorb the nature around you and fill your lungs with some fresh air. If you would like some more, there is plenty to see in and around Lansdowne.
The Garhwali Mess, built in Jan 1888 is one of the oldest buildings in Lansdowne and gives a great peek into the heritage of the time. It has been very well maintained and a must to visit.
Garhwal Rifles War Memorial : This major attraction of town was inaugurated way back in 1923 and is located in the Parade ground.
Tiffin Top : This has become one of important tourist attractions in Lansdowne as one can witness panoramic view of Himalayas from this viewing point.Tip-in-Top is on the ridge close to St. Mary’s Church. The glorious view of the Himalayas from this point is amazing. An ideal place to trek to and be rewarded by the unforgettable view.
Bulla Tal : This is an artificial Lake developed and marinated by Garhwal Rifles which has been developed as a small picnic spot in Lansdowne where people can enjoy boating.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev : This ‘Lord Shiva’ Temple is located at a distance of around 30 kms from Lansdowne and best known for its beautiful surroundings. At a height of 1,800 meters this temple is surrounded by ‘deodar’ and ‘pine’ trees. During ‘Shivratri’ a special worship is done and a local fair is organized. This places is also visited many Indians and foreigners for meditation.
Bhim Pakora : These are self balancing stones which are believed to placed in such a manner by Bhim (Reference Mahabharata), during ‘Agayat Vas’ of ‘Padavas’. Though this 15 MT (15000 Kg) stone can easily be made to wobble on its axis but never slides down the slope.
St. Mary’s Church (Methodist Church) : This nineteenth century artistic church is a witness of British era and legacy in Lansdowne.
St. John’s Church (Roman Catholic Church) : This is more modern when compared to the ST. Mary’s Church and the only Church of worship currently in Lansdowne.
Christian Cemetery : This cemetery is well maintained cemetery which is frequented by many foreigners whose near and dear ones are buried here.
Tiger Cave : This natural habitat of tiger is located just 400 meters away from the resort.
Karnva Ashram 14 km away, where Shakuntala is said to have given birth to Raja Bharat, the forefather of the nation. The story of Shakuntala and Dushyant has been immortalized by the poet Kalidasa in his epic, Shakuntalam.
Temples Near Lansdowne
Like other hill resorts in north India, Lansdowne too has its fair share of temples and shrines, most of them devoted to the various forms of the Mother Goddess. While you are here, make a wish at Jwalpa Devi, 47 km from Lansdowne on the Pauri-Kotdwar Road, or visit the Durga Devi temple 24 km from Lansdowne and the Tarkeshwar Mahadev 30 km with its special Shivlinga. This temple is one of the oldest Sidhpeeths in India.
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