Exquisite planning and strategy is not at all required to travel but yes, a heart full of passion and enthusiasm. "Where there is a will, there is a way". One extended weekend was more than enough to arouse the vagabond inside me. Out of all the probable destinations, like Rishikesh, Kasauli, Nainital…I finally settled for Lansdowne, that was the only planning I had to do. Route is pretty simple, keep a tab on your speedometer and follow the distances:
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..
First in line was Tip-in-Top - This is picturesque beautiful spot at a height of 6400 ft. We can get a beautiful view of the
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.
You can enjoy a quite lunch, pedal the boats, and roam around in the garden. Without wasting time we decided to hit the pedalled boats. Apart from boating, visitors’ friendly Ducks turned out to be the amazing companions for the boat trip.
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 pictures, clicked by me during the night time.
Golden Rule - When returning back to home keep some extra time, you might come across something you might have overlooked while going. Adhering to the rules, we started early as we have planned to spend some time in the Elephant Park. However we came for a surprise in a “Durga Temple”, situated roadside on the hills. There was a small cliff coming out from the walls of the hill and the temple was erected right over the top of that cliff.
We were fortunate that we travelled 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.