Another 20 km. from Kotdwar, you are in for a heavenly welcome, as the air gets filled with the divine fragrance of Jasmine. So guys pull down your window panes and enjoy the cool jasmine scented breeze. We were desperate to reach our target at the earliest, but I restrained myself from driving fast, that was too much to manage. At one instant in the way, you will find a point from where you can watch the way you came, That was the way we came...
Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests, Lansdowne has scenic beauty and excellent surroundings. Lansdowne is situated at an altitude of 5600 ft. Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests; it is very charming for a quite holiday as it is devoid of the usual hustle and bustle of hill station.
There is no dearth of such types of passes in the mountains. Are you the game for such an adventurous walk...indulge in something crazy, take my words you will be proud of yourself over the time. This place is Mecca for those who likes to be with themselves. One can sit besides a tree and reclaim his/ her inner self. Lush green trees, cool breeze, serene atmosphere...is something missing? What about a river..? River is also not far from this place.
If you have poetic instincts, you will definitely going to thank this place. But, please share with me too whatever you compose..
It turned out to be a good decision to leave the car behind to explore this place on foot. A hand on steering wheel and the eyes on the road robs you from the pleasure of enjoying the opulence of nature.
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Wanderer was all smiling and relishing the good fortune and the decision of coming to Lansdowne. Devoid of any proper direction we set out to find our way, with our instincts. That’s the way we started on…and very soon we were on the right track. In the process, we saved a lot of time.
You can enjoy a quite lunch, pedal the boats, and roam around in the garden. Without wasting time we decided to hit the pedaled boats. Apart from boating, visitors’ friendly Ducks turned out to be the amazing companions for the boat trip.
Lansdowne is a place where you can go for long walks. Being a seasoned trekker, my trekking kit always has a torch, this time it came handy for a memorable night walk. This is an ideal retreat for the tourists who seek seclusion in mountains.
Almost every hill station has a story associated with it. It can be the legend of ghost of some previously living gentlemen/ lady or a myth associated with some haunted house. When we returned back, all of a sudden I noticed one of the picture, clicked by me during the night time.
We were fortunate that we traveled in this season. During rainy or post monsoon seasons, the river would have been out of bounds. Halt at the temple turned out to be the “Icing on the Cake” for our Lansdowne trip. One can easily enjoy an hour or more in the temple.
By the time we had realized that we were due for a lunch, we found there were no roadside hotels in the way. We had no option but to keep moving. We finally found a restaurant, in fact a good one. After the lunch there was no stopping for us. We finally stopped at our house, albeit with a lot of sweet memories and moments to cherish forever.
It is very difficult to pen down the beauty of Lansdowne in one article.
To summarize this trip: Natural beauty is opulent here in Lansdowne. We have enjoyed and always enjoy relaxing here in the hills. Our ancestors have handed over this earth to us with great care, now it our responsibility that our future generations should also get a chance to enjoy the vacations in these places, we owe it to them.