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    A British era building in Lansdowne

    Every time you hear that your favorite destination must not be visited in the time that you wish to visit it, your heart breaks; well, almost. Almost, because you will still check and double-check in hope to find somebody, somewhere suggesting you to ignore those voices. So, if you have heard people suggesting you to skip a trip to Lansdowne in December, let me be the one who makes the suggestion that you wish to hear.

    The list below will give you enough reasons to shut out those voices and embark on your journey to Lansdowne in winter months. All that you need to ensure is that you’re wearing enough layers to keep you warm on your trip.

    1. The weather in Lansdowne in December is pleasantly chilly.

    Pay a visit to Tarkeshwar Mahadev to achieve peace of mind and soul

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    Unlike most places in the hills of Himachal and Uttarakhand that experience freezing cold temperatures, Lansdowne normally experiences temperatures in the range of 5 – 25 ° C during this month.


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    2. And if it gets extremely chilly, you might as well be treated with snowfall.

    Snow-covered cottages and street in Lansdowne in December and January

    It is not every year that it snows in Lansdowne in December. But when it does, it creates a picture so beautiful that you’d wish that it never stops.

    Only turnoff? In event of a snowfall, the otherwise moderate Lansdowne temperature in December may fall to sub-zero values.

    3. The snow-covered tourist attractions in Lansdowne look all the more charming.

    Snow-covered buildings and street in Lansdowne in winter season

    “I was lucky to visit Lansdowne in winter months. And the snow-covered buildings made me relive the days I spent in London.”, recalls Kiran.

    Despite being a relatively new inclusion in the list of popular places to visit in Uttarakhand, Lansdowne has made its name in the tourism sector. The rise in the town’s tourism can be attributed to the myriad tourist attractions; such as St. Mary Church, Tip N Top, Bhulla Lake, War Memorial, and Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple. And the snow-covered buildings look all the more beautiful.

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    4. And views from Tip N Top in Lansdowne in December are just as spectacular; maybe even more.

    Enjoy the magnificent view from Tip N Top

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    The Tip N Top viewpoint offers panoramic views of the Shivalik Hills. But what makes it a go-to spot in Lansdowne in December is the scenic view of the hills shining brightly under the light of the winter sun.

    Also, the sunset views from the place are simply amazing. Furthermore, December is the month of winter solstice. Sunsets are longer around solstices. And so, the sunset views in Lansdowne in December are better than those during other months.

    5. Winter camping is an amazing experience for those visiting Lansdowne in December.

    Tents at campsite in Lansdowne

    While the hushing environs in the lap of Garhwal Himalayas form the backbone of the hill town in general, it is the campsite by the river Kho that enchants the most. Pleasant year-round weather (Yes, even during the months of December!) and timeless natural beauty of the quaint hill station make camping in Lansdowne an enthralling experience altogether.

    Note: Though not a regular thing in Lansdowne in December, snowfall offers a chance to explore snow-camping in the hilly terrains of Uttarakhand.

    Must Read: Tanisha’s Weekend Trip To Lansdowne Was The Best She’d Ever Had

    6. Alternatively, there are many cottages and resorts that offer stay options at discounted rates.

    Aerial view of the Blue Pine Resort in Lansdowne

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    December is not a peak season for Lansdowne. And it is safe to imply two things. Firstly, there’s going to be even lesser tourist crowd. Secondly, the room price of the resorts in Lansdowne in December is going to be lower.

    However, since there are not many options, your favorite accommodation may get booked even before you plan; especially, if you plan a trip around New Year eve. So, it is suggested to book well in advance.

    Must Read: 5 Cottages In Lansdowne For Those Who Seek Serenity And Peace

    7. And, despite the winter chill, there are many adventurous things to do in Lansdowne in December.

    A traveler tries an adventure activity in Lansdowne

    Now, I have already mentioned that winter camping in this hill station is an amazing experience. But that’s not all to do here. The destination is full of light adventurous activities; such as rappelling, flying fox, cliff-jumping, and trekking. Some team-building activities are also offered at various camps.

    Beautiful view of Bhulla Lake

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    Other things to do in Lansdowne include boating at Bhulla Taal, sightseeing, bird-watching, and taking a jeep safari at Kalagarh Tiger Reserve.

    Main entrance of Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

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    In fact, a jeep safari at Kalagarh Tiger Reserve (northern part of Jim Corbett National Park) in Lansdowne in December offers a better chance to spot tigers and other wild animals. It is so because the wild animals will head out of their shelters to enjoy the winter sun in an otherwise cold month.

    Must Read: Shashank Discusses The Best Experiences From His Weekend Trip To Lansdowne

    Bonus: The destination can be a perfect escape for the celebrations of New Year, away from the bustling city life.

    A group of friends enjoying bonfire party on a weekend trip

    This New Year’s eve, ditch the loud parties at a pub in your city and try a jungle adventure instead. Add some live music, bonfire, & delicious snacks to your experience of jungle camping and your party scene is sorted. What’s more? You’ll make new friends if you take a weekend getaway package.

    That’s all folks. This should do. If you feel any different, don’t shy away from sharing your opinion in the comment section below. There might be some detail that I might have missed out.

    Further Read: 15 Other Beautiful Places To Visit In Uttarakhand In Winter


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