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Lansdowne- A doorway to the historic era
The cantonment town called Lansdowne is situated in the premises of a district called Pauri in the state of Uttrakhand. This picturesque hill station of Lansdowne is housed at an altitude of approximately 1706 meters. This town is also famous by various names, like Kaludanda, symbolizing black hill. The hill station was established by Lord Lansdowne during his service period as the viceroy of India and hence the town has been named after him.
Lansdowne was initially planned and developed to serve as a training ground for the recruits of Garhwal Rifles under the guidance of the British. During the struggle for freedom, this region served as a hub for freedom fighters. Presently the command office for Garhwal Rifles belonging to the Indian Army is housed here. The Oak and pine forests enclose Lansdowne from all sides and make the view extremely beautiful that it becomes beyond words to explain the scenic beauty of this place.
Kanvashram is a renowned ashram acting as a gateway to the divine city of Puri. River Malini flows in the neighborhood of this ashram and lush green forests add to its grace. Another worth visiting temple here is the Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple. Lord Shiva is worshipped here and it is located roughly 2092 meters above sea level. Worshippers visit this temple each year to seek blessings from the almighty.
Garhwali Mess and a museum named The Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial are places one must visit on their trip to Lansdowne.