81 km 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 of the Indian Army
also has its command office here.
Lansdowne is situated at an altitude of 1,706
m enroute Kotdwar-Pauri road, 37 km from Kotdwar.
Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests.
It is a very charming place for a quiet holiday
as it is devoid of the usual hustle and bustle
of hill stations.