Lansdowne Hill Station | PLACES NEARBY

Bhairav Garhi and Hanuman Garhi: Bhairav Garhi temple dedicated to lord Shiva in his Bhairav (dangerous) form is situated in Bhairav Garhi hill around 18Km from Lansdowne. Hanuman Garhi is 2Km from Bhairav Garhi housing Hanuman temple dedicated to lord Shiva in his Hanuman form. Bhairav Garhi temple is a siddh peeth. One month long local festival is organized at Bhairav Garhi every year during monsoon.

Bhim Pakora: Bhim Pakora gets its name from Mahabharata hero Bhim, the second Pandava brother. It is believed that the rocks giving an impression of pakora (Indian dish) were placed by Bhim. It is said that the rock hasn’t fallen till date though it can be moved with single finger.

Bhulla Tal: Bhulla means younger brother in Garhwali language. Bhulla tal is an artificial lake in Lansdowne of Pauri Garhwal district dedicated to the Garhwali youth of Garhwal rifles. Tourists enjoy the lovely gardens, boating, trekking around the lake and the soothing environment of park at the lake side.

Darwan Singh Museum: Darwan Singh Museum is after Darwan Singh Negi, the first Indian recipient of the Victoria Cross. Tourists can see the rare collection of Garhwali rifles in the regimental museum Darwan Singh Museum.

Durga Devi Temple: Durga Devi temple dedicated to goddess Durga is situated on the way to Lansdowne, 25Km before reaching Lansdowne hill station. A seasonal stream flowing below the temple attracts tourists to spend some time in the solitude enjoying the nature and cool environs.

Jwalpa Devi Temple: 47Km from Lansdowne, Jwalpa Devi temple is on Kotdwara Pauri road. Dedicated to devi Jwalpa, the temple is considered as wish fulfilling and is frequented by the locals with devotion. A visit to Jwalpa Devi on the way to Lansdowne will be refreshing.

Tiffin Top: Situated 1,950 meters above sea level, Tiffin Top is a beautiful picnic spot 3Km from Lansdowne. Visitors enjoy the panoramic view of Himalayas and nearby villages from Tiffin Top.

Santoshi Mata Temple: Situated around a kilometers from Tiffin Top point in Lansdowne, Santoshi Mata temple is dedicated to goddess Santoshi. Situated uphill, Santoshi mata temple is an ideal location for meditation and prayer in Lansdowne.

St. John’s Church: Currently the only church of worship in Lansdowne, St. John’s church was built in 1934 as a Roman Catholic Church.

St. Mary’s Church: St. Mary’s church in Lansdowne was built by colonel A.H.B. Hume in 1895. After India’s independence in 1947 St. Mary’s church was not used and later Garhwal Rifles Regimental Center converted the church into museum. The audio visual clips in the museum help tourist know about the regiment’s history.

Tarkeshwar Mahadev: Tourists to Lansdown choose to pay visit to Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple 36Km from Lansdowne. 1,800 meters above sea level, Tarkeshwar Mahadev is situated among the deodar and pine forests. There is special ceremony held at Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple in Shivaratri every year.

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