Pines paralleling down the hills, serenity stretching across the horizons, divinity dwelling in the surroundings and the hospitality that heals – I am talking about Lansdowne, a cantonment town in Uttarakhand and a destination for peace seekers.
Developed by the Britishers as a training center for Garhwal Rifles, Lansdowne despite being connected with civilization through different modes of transport is still untouched by the heat of commercialization.
You can still hear the chirping of birds at dawn; see the sunrays flashing the bottom of clear-watered rivulets at noon; marvel at the return flight of birds to their nest at dusk; and enjoy the echo of crickets chirping at night.
Everything is pious, peaceful and pure in Lansdowne. Wherever you go, whatever you visit; you will be greeted by the virginity of nature that will take you to a world of eternal happiness.
Though every inch of this place is worth walking, every view of void is worth feeling; the major attractions of Lansdowne include The War Memorial, Santoshi Mata Temple, Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple, Bhulla Taal, St. Mary’s Church, Tiffin Top, and Bhim Pakora.
Of all these residences of nature itself, I like the Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple the most. With cedar escorting the centrally located temple, it seems even Mahadev finds solace here.