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This page on Lansdowne India tours contains information on Lansdowne sightseeing. Take a tour to Lansdowne and explore the town.

Tourist Attractions

There are various places of attraction in the beautiful and serene Lansdowne. The major tourist attractions of Lansdowne are the following:

The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial
This war memorial at Lansdowne was founded on 11 November, 1923 by Lord Rawlinson of Trent, who was the then Commander in Chief of India. It is located at the Parade Ground and is a major tourist attraction. Tourists from all over India and abroad who come to Lansdowne must make it a point to visit the Garhwal Rifles War Memorial.

Regimental Museum
The Regimental Museum, located in Lansdowne was opened in the year 1983 to display the rare collection of the Garhwal Rifles. The Regimental Museum is named after Darban Singh Negi.

Garhwali Mess
The Garhwali Mess was built on January 1888 and it later became the present day mess in 1892. The Garhwali Mess is one of the oldest buildings of Lansdowne.

St.Mary's Church
The construction of St. Mary's Church started in the year 1895 by Col. AHB Hume of Royal Engineers. It was completed in the year 1896. However, gradually it started to deteriorate after it was disused after 1947. But, it has now been restored by the Garhwal Rifles Regiment Centre with additional help from the pre independence photographs.

St. John's Church
The St. John's Church is situated just above the road on the spur below the Forest bungalow. It was built in the year 1934. Since then, the St. John's Church has become the only Church of worship in the whole of Lansdowne.

Bhulla Tal
The Bhulla Tal is dedicated to the young Garhwali youth of the Garhwal Rifles who sacrificed their life in the service of the nation. 'Bhulla' means 'younger brother' in Garhwali and hence this name. There is also a childrenís park, bamboo machan and fountains located in the surroundings of Bhulla Tal.

It is a very popular destination within Lansdowne. It is located on the ridge close to the St. Mary's Church. One can plan a trek on here and enjoy the grand view of the Himalayan ranges from here.

Hawaghar can be reached after a short trek from Lansdowne. The trek passes through Khyber Pass along the road to Jaiharikhal. The trek is very refreshing with the snow covered mountains all around.

Durga Devi Temple
The Durga Devi temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is about 24 kms. away from Kotdwar. It is highly worshipped by the locals. It is located on the banks of river Khoh and it is situated inside a cave.

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