The best time to visit Lansdowne is during the summer months of March to June when the weather is pleasant and suitable for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking and leisurely walks. Since summer is also the peak season, it is advised to make reservations for your hotel well in advance.
If you happen to visit between July and August then don't forget to carry your rain-gear as it pours during the monsoon and if you're a nature lover then Lansdowne is at its best between September and November after the rains with greenery and breathtaking views of the majestic mountains.
The winter months between December and February get very cold and often witness heavy snowfall with chances of landslides, so you should avoid visiting Lansdowne then, unless you're the adventurous type. The Maha Shivaratri Festival is celebrated sometime between February and March.
The nearest airport is at Jolly Grant (125 km). Lansdowne is at a distance of 295 km from Delhi. The route goes through Dehradun (150 km). By car, the journey should take 8 hours. There are regular buses to Kotdwar from the ISBT at Kashmere Gate. Kotdwar and Lansdowne are connected by buses, the first of which leaves at 5 am.
Nearest railway station is Kotdwar (45 km/2 hours). Trains are easily available from Delhi. The best option is to take Mussoorie Exp. from Delhi at around 2300 hrs. It will drop you to Kotdwar at around 0600 hrs in morning. From there, you can hire a cab
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple :
Located at some 1800 meters at a distance of 41 km from Lansdowne, it is one of best place to visit around Lansdowne. Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple is surrounded by Deodar Trees and Tranquil atmosphere also favours it as a best meditation place for sages from a long time.
Tipsy Café :
It’s located in the heart of Gandhi Chowk. It is a popular restaurant among tourists. They have limited seats inside the restaurant. Its specialty is chicken Labrador. The prices are pretty reasonable and affordable than all other restaurants nearby.
Mahalaxmi Mishtan Bhandaar :
It is a shop where you find some regular Indian snacks like jalebis, samosas, etc. All the items are mouth-watering and cater to the innate sweet-tooth of Indians.