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Pauri
( Lansdowne )

81 kms. from Pauri, Lansdowne was originally a popular hill station with the Britishers. Attracted by its salubrious climate and natural beauty, they established a cantonment here. It was founded by Lord Lansdowne in 1887 A.D., thus the place has been named after him. The famous Garhwal Rifles on the Indian Army also has its command office here.

Lansdowne is situated at an altitude of 1,706 mts.enroute Kotdwar- Pauri road, 37kms. from Kotdwar. Surrounded by thick Oak and blue Pine forest. It is a very charming place for a quiet holiday as it is devoid of the usual hustle and bustle of hill stations.


General Information

Population: 7,106 (1991 census)

Area: 5 sq.kms.
Altitude: 1,706 mts.
Season: Round the year.
Clothing: Summer - Cotton & Winter - Heavy Woolens
Language: Garhwali, Hindi, & English


EXCURSIONS

Tarkeshwar Mahadev
36kms. from Lansdowne and at a height of 1,800mts. this place is known for its temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Surrounded by thick forests of deodar & Pine, it is an ideal place for those who seek for beauty in nature. During Shivratri, a special worship is held. The temple committee provides a dharamshala for accommodation.



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