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Honeymoon in Lansdowne

Destination


If you want your honeymoon to be a walk in the clouds then you should be making arrangements for a vacation to Lansdowne. Lansdowne a quaint hill-station tucked away in the Garhwal Himalayas remains by and large an unexplored locale in the Uttarakhand state. The soothing environs, the comforting climate and the serene atmosphere will surely appeal to the romantic in you.

Unlike the other hill stations in the vicinity like Mussoorie and Dalhousie, Lansdowne does not get crowded with tourists even during the peak season which means that you unwind at leisure. The surroundings of the town enveloped in a lush green cover of pine and oak trees, the impressive all round views of the snow-capped mountains, and the cool fragrance in the air all coalesce to offer you a refreshing break from the hustle-bustle of urban existence. As newlyweds, you’ll love to go on long reinvigorating walks as Lansdowne offers good opportunities for trekking. You’ll also enjoy the popular honeymoon activities of boating, paddling and bird-watching in this charming hill-station.

Location


Lansdowne is situated in Garhwal district in Uttarakhand state at an altitude of 1706m. It actually lies on NH 119 connecting Kotdwara and Pauri. Lansdowne is the closest hill-station to Delhi. As Lansdowne is perched 1,500m above Kotdwara, the ascent from Kotdwara to Lansdowne is abrupt but if you’re of the adventurous kind, you’ll simply love the journey.

Getting There


Lansdowne doesn’t have a railway station of its own. The closest railway station is in Kotdwara. One can get to Kotdwara from all major railheads in India including Kolkata and Delhi. You can head to Lansdowne from Kotdwara by private transport. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest major domestic airport. The IGI airport in Delhi is the closest international airport. IGI airport is conveniently connected with all major airports in India and abroad. One can easily reach Lansdowne by road from Delhi, Hardwar, Mussoorie, and Dehradun.

Best Time to Visit


Since it gets extremely cold in the winter which lasts from December to February, it is best to visit Lansdowne during the summer season. The ideal time to plan a vacation to Lansdowne is between March and November.

Where to Stay


There are accommodation options aplenty for tourists in Lansdowne. However, as a honeymooner you’d want complete privacy during your stay. So, the recommended options for honeymooners are ‘Blue Pine Resort’,’ ‘Fairy Dale’, ‘Kasang Regency Hill Resort’, ‘Shanti Raj Hill Cave Resort’ and ‘Retreat Anand Jungle Resort’.

Activities for Honeymooners



Sightseeing Attraction for Honeymooners



Shopping


You can shop for woolen garments, and handcrafted items from Mangara Bazaar, Chaplori Bazaar, Pabau Bazaar, Kurgutkhal market, Nautha market or Chippal Ghat Bazaar.

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Last updated : January 23, 2016