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    Travelers by the campsite during their Camping in Lansdowne

    Into the imposing hills and hushing environs of the Garhwal Himalayas lies Lansdowne – a weekend destination near Delhi, bestowed with nature’s awesomeness and inherent charm. With the all-mystic surroundings, and a picturesque campsite by the river Kho, camping in Lansdowne leaves you enchanted and makes you bask in its glory.

    Go camping in these secluded environs in the lap of nature with some of your kickass buddies to make the best bargain for your upcoming weekend. The salubrious climate and timeless beauty of the place make Lansdowne camping one of the most enthralling experiences at a rather quiet hill station in the hilly terrains of Uttarakhand.

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    Lansdowne – History & the inherent charm!

    A view of Lansdowne city from the hilltop

    Lansdowne is a rather offbeat hill station located in the Pauri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand when compared to other popular hill stations in Uttarakhand like Nainital, Almora, and Mussoorie. Lansdowne, known for its timeless beauty is a traveler’s delight. The hill station is a cantonment area founded by Lord Lansdowne way back in 1887. Once a recruits’ training center of Garhwal Rifles, Lansdowne today also has command office of Garhwal Rifles and Indian Army.

    The popular hill-station with its alluring climate and looming nature in the backdrop makes for an ideal retreat for honeymooners, nature lovers, adventurers, and backpackers. No wonder why camping in Lansdowne is such a puller!

    Best time to plan camping in Lansdowne

    Amazing view from Tip n Top View point

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    March – November is the best time to go on a camping in Lansdowne. December – February gets too cold but it is fun as well. Take your pick!

    * Don’t forget to carry your rainy gears if you are planning to go camping in rainy season.

    Weekends are a blessing from God! Camping on weekend is the most you could make out of the blessing. Plan a weekend getaway to Lansdowne right now and relish the fun!

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    How to reach Lansdowne

    Signboard showing the distance of Lansdowne from the current spot

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    By air: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest airstrip well connected with New Delhi and other major Indian cities is located at a distance of 148 km from Lansdowne by road. A taxi takes around 4 hours to reach Lansdowne from the airport.

    Total time taken to reach Lansdowne from Delhi by air – 5 hours

    By rail: Kotdwar Railway Station is well connected with New Delhi and is the closest you can get to Lansdowne by train. The railway station is 40 km from Lansdowne which can be covered in almost 1.25 hours by a taxi.

    Total time taken to reach Lansdowne from Delhi by rail – 11 hours

    By road: Regular buses, private as well as government, operate from Delhi to Lansdowne. The 260 km distance can be covered overnight.

    Total time taken to reach Lansdowne from Delhi by road – 9 hours

    Lansdowne Camping – Day wise itinerary

    Tents at campsite in Lansdowne

    Considering journey by road as the most preferred way to reach Lansdowne, you can start from popular pickup points in Delhi which could be Akshardham Metro Station or Majnu ka Tila. If you plan to travel by your own vehicle then head to the northeast of Delhi via NH 534, which is the shortest and the most frequented road.

    Day 0 (Departure from Delhi)

    Leave for Lansdowne from Delhi around 11:30 pm. After a 9-hour journey through lush greenery and serpentine road across the valleys, you get to marvel the amazing spectacle of Lansdowne the next morning.

    Day 1 – Arrival, activities, sightseeing, bonfire, & lots of fun!

    Get spellbound by the enchanting nature as imposing peaks and lush meadows greet you. The bus leaves you at a picturesque campsite which is located by the Kho river. You can build your own camp with a portable tent at the campsite located right in the lap of nature or straightaway check in at one of the camps from organisers.

    After catching some rest you are all settled by 10 am ready from the breakfast. A good breakfast leads to the whole-hearted participation in adventurous activities – one of the main attractions of Lansdowne camping.

    Tanisha doing Flying Fox in Lansdowne

    Flying fox & rappelling are the two most exciting activities to try while camping in Lansdowne. While flying fox is conducted in the campsite area, one must trek 1 km uphill for rappelling. An indulging session of activity beckons as you enjoy an eventful session.

    Indulge in trekking and hiking in Lansdowne

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    Post lunch is the time when you go around sightseeing.The disarming beauty of beguiling nature with mystic salubrious climate makes weekend camping in Lansdowne all the fun. A 45-minute ride from campsite takes you to Tip N Top – the most popular place in Lansdowne that offers you the bird’s-eye view of the city skyline and offers you the glorious view of Shivalik range.

    From an altitude of 5600 feet, Tip N Top charms every discerning photographer and apparently is the best place to capture perfect moments.

    Beautiful view of Bhulla Lake

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    While heading back to the campsite from Tip N Top, take a short 1 km trek to Bhulla Tal Lake, the ultimate picnic spot located in the heart of Lansdowne. The lake is famous for boating and offers surreal view of the sunset. The return journey from Bulla Lake to campsite is a 40-minute ride. While nearing the campsite, take a pit-stop at the local market.

    A full night of excitement and bliss awaits you as you get back to the campsite. It’s time for bonfire when you get along with fellow travelers with snacks and tea enjoying games like antakshari, dumb charades, and truth or dare. Dinner is served by 10:30 pm and you are all set to call it a day!

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    Day 2 – Checkout, sightseeing, and return journey

    After having a lavish breakfast, you are all set to check out from your hideout. If there is enough time head to Sidhbali Temple by the Kho river which is again a popular temple in the region. Reach Delhi by 11 pm with memories of an amazing weekend trip!

    Charges of camping in Lansdowne: INR 3500 per person (charges may differ from one operator to another)

    Things to pack for Lansdowne camping

    Things to pack for camping in Lansdowne

    Do it now if you haven’t started planning a weekend trip to Lansdowne already!

    Further Read: With These 15 Weekend Getaways From Delhi Under 5k, Budget Is No More A Constraint

    Long Weekend Trips Starting @ Rs 3499/-

    Take a trip to spend the upcoming long weekend with your buddies.
    Stay at 4 star rating hotels with local sightseeing, meals and transfers.
    Travel in AC coach round trip (from Delhi).
    All Inclusive Deal– Camping, Jeep Safari & Trekking as per itinerary
    ✓ Sign up NOW to celebrate the long weekend out of town!



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