Lansdowne is an unspoilt stretch of lush vegetation tucked in the Himalayas. It is a tranquil town with old-world colonial charm. The hill town, which is positioned at a height of 1,700 m, is dotted with pine and oak trees. The entire hill station is surrounded by charming churches, blooming thickets, springs, and ponds. After the then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne, Lansdowne was founded in 1887 as a cantonment for the British, who were drawn to its pleasant environment. It is now the Indian Army's Garhwal Rifles' command centre. Discover secret churches and temples while taking nature hikes through the small town with a lake at its centre, or simply relax and take in the pristine mountain vistas.