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Lansdowne

Originally known as Kaludanda after Kalu (Black) and Danda (Hill) in Garhwali, Lansdowne was founded and named after then Viceroy of India (1888-1894), Lord Lansdowne in 1887, and by 1901 it had a population of 3943.Lansdowne was developed by the British for catering for the Recruits Training center of the Garhwal Rifles the famous Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army has its command office here. Lansdowne is one of the quietest hill stations of India and is popular since Britishers came to India. Lansdowne is unlike other hill stations as it is well connected with motorable roads but remote in its own way. It is situated at an altitude of 1,706 mts above sea level surrounded with thick oak and blue pine forests in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state. Lansdowne is an ideal location for eco-tourism as it is well preserved by the Government of Uttarakhand and the Garhwal Rifles. Part of the Pauri district, Lansdowne is the place that nurtures un-spoilt, vast and rich flora and fauna; making it an ideal choice for travelers who are in the search of solace and tranquility. The vivacity of this hill station is encored by the Himalayas- worlds most beautiful and highest mountain ranges. Maximum visitors arrive at Lansdowne during the peak of summers from March to June. The nearest railhead is Kotdwar which 40kms away and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport that is about 152kms away. There are well connected roadways via Delhi, Bijnore, Meerut and Najibadad.

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