Lansdowne Cantonment is one among 62 Military establishments of the Country, located of the Garhwal district of Uttarkhand State, where there is a Parade Ground belonging to the Garhwal Rifles Centre of which a War Memorial has been installed which is a matter of attraction to the tourists/
Lansdowne Cantonment region is also having few other tourist attractions such as
- Tip and Top Viewing offering excellent view of the Shivalik hills around
- Santoshi Mata Temple
- Regimental Museum, which is also known as Darwan Singh Sanghrahalaya
- St Mary’s Church
- Lovers Lane
A visitor to Lansdowne Cantonment will have the opportunity to make small excursion trips to Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Bhairav Garhi Temple, and Bhim Pakoraa and during autumn season one can witness the annual Sharadotsav festival which will be a spectacular event to watch.
Lansdowne Cantonment finds a place of Garhwal District of Uttarakhand, which was originally known as Kaludanda, meaning Black Hill of the local calling, later named after Lord Lansdowne of the year 1887 the then Viceroy of India, developed mainly to provide catering to the Recruits Training
Centre functioning for Garhwal Rifles force, now chosen for the Command office of Indian Army’s famous Garhwal Rifles.
It is a serene and calm hill station which anyone would love to stay for years together, although situated of a remote location at a height of 1700 metres above the Sea Level, it has well maintained motorable roads for transport, which is a welcome feature for tourists and travellers
The 2001 census of India gives information that the population of Lansdowne, Garhwal Cantonment was 7902 of which 64% was male population and 36% female population, this area having a literacy rate of 86%, which is incidentally higher than the Country’s average of 74.4%, the literacy among Males identified as 91%, while that of females 79%, and those among 6 years of age forming 9 percent of the Lansdowne, Garhwal Cantonment population.
How to reach Lansdowne, Garhwal
Lansdowne, Garhwal cantonment can be reached by Train, as there are two trains running between Delhi and Kotdwara, which are Mussoorie Express and Garhwal Express, while there are private cabs available for reaching the Cantonment area.
By road, one can reach Haridwar, from where buses are plying to Kotdwara, from which place one can rely upon cabs for transport and shared cabs are available to make the travel cost less.