Welcome to Simply Offbeat’s Lans Castle Lansdowne webpage.
Lansdowne, one of the best kept secrets in the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state. Unless you’re really pressed for time, like yours truly who’s pinned down by a six- day week, you should spend at least a couple of days to experience the quiet and unspoilt hill station the British loved so much, that they named it after a viceroy. Lansdowne is unlike other hill stations as it is well connected with motorable roads but remote in its own way. It is situated at an altitude of 1,700 mts above sea level surrounded with thick oak and blue pine forests.
Lansdowne Hill Station:
Altitude: 1700 mts
Best season: Throughout the year
Distance from Delhi: 248 Kms
Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwar
Special: Quite and relaxing hill station, Valley Views, Himalayan Views, Sunset
Popular For: Lazy holiday, Bhulla Lake, Weekend Getaway
About Lans Castle Lansdowne: Its a Boutique Hotel is one of such Lansdowne resorts that provide the ultimate stress buster holiday. It provides tourists with a spectacular view of many of the natural wonders in Lansdowne and also gives them all the modern amenities.
Rooms: All guestrooms are non smoking rooms which are elegantly designed keeping in mind guest comfort, tasteful interiors, double Bed with cushioned (spring) mattress, Walnut wood type flooring. The enchanting ambience, the exquisite selection of furnishings and personalized services are a treat that most travelers will cherish. The guest rooms are with attached bath & 24 hours running hot & cold water. The rooms are equipped with 32 inch LCD satellite television, intercom facilities & Tea/ Coffee maker.
Deluxe Rooms: 4 rooms which are spacious and come with large bay windows which offer a calming experience.
Valley view Rooms with Balcony: 10 rooms which have a private balcony. You can laze in the sun during the day or gaze at the stars at night.
Valley view Rooms with Private Terrace: 6 rooms are considered among the finest hotel rooms in Lansdowne for their panoramic view of the Valley and Himalayas and the forested hills. The private sit out of each of these rooms offers uninterrupted view of famous Himalayas. Sitting here one can see the glorious sunrise; the glittering hillside houses. It is an enchanting experience.
Services and Facilities:
Cable / Satellite on color 32 inches LCD TV
Coffee / Tea Maker
24 hours running Hot & cold water
Power Back up
24 hours CCTV Monitoring for security
Ample Car Parking space
A Multi Cuisine Restaurant
Two terrace sit outs
Passenger Lift( Power backup not available though safety option is available upon power failure)
Entertainment / Recreation:
a. Table Tennis
b. Kids Play Zone (Ludo, Carom, cards, Chess)
c. Outdoor play area for Children having Basket ball pole, slide, glider slide etc.
d. Music at Terrace
e. Bonfire and games like Tambolla, Musical chairs
f. Nature Walk
Places of Tourist Attraction:
Tip in Top and Snow view Point: These places offer some amazing and picturesque views of the snow Clad Himalayan Mountains.The sunset view from these places is truly memorable.
St Mary’s & St John’s: While St. Mary’s is an Anglican Church that has been partially turned into a reading room, St. John’s is a Roman Catholic Church. Both the churches are at Tiffin-Top.St Mary’s is a must-visit for its beautiful stained glass windows and quaint aura, or merely to read the papers.
Darwan Singh Sangrahlya: This is a war Museum open for the tourists.It is a must see place for those who are interested in the history of The Garhwal Rifles. It was inaugurated in 1983.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev (32 kms from Lansdowne): It is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated at an altitude of 2092 m.It is Surrounded by thick Cedar trees. The striking feature of this temple is that even at this height. It has water pools.
Jwalpa Devi Temple (45 kms from Lansdowne): Situated on the left bank of the River Nawalika on the way to Pauri.This temple is famous among the boon seekers. Legend has it that a demon king’s daughter Sachi wanted to marry the Lord of Heaven, Indra, who was not inclined to tie the nuptial knot. The besotted lady then prayed to her favourite deity, Jwalpa Devi. Moved by her prayers, the deity appeared before her and granted her wish. Since then, it’s believed that a wish made here is often granted.
Activities at Lansdowne:
Jungle Safari: The thick forest surrounding the Lansdowne is an apt place for Jungle safari. The thick Oak trees and blue pine woods make the environment of the surrounding forest challenging for the adventurous tourist. The forests enclose many wild flora and fauna. The atmosphere is very cool all through the year and well planned Jungle safari or forest walk will give the enthusiasts travellers the much needed challenge, physical activities and dynamic benevolence.
Boating at Bhulla lake: This very small, shallow lake has been developed with the twin aims of attracting tourists and harvesting rainwater. While you spend time boating in the lake, remember that this lake has revived some of the dead natural springs in the town. And bhulla is Garhwali for little brother, a minor example of the warmth the people of the place exude.
Bird watching: Lansdowne is an ornithologist’s delight.It is visited by many birds throughout the year due to its proximity to the Corbett National Park. Of about the 2000 migratory birds that visit India every year,600 of them can be found in Lansdowne ,This makes Lansdowne the place to be for amateur and professional bird watchers.
Child / Extra bed Policy:
Children below 5 years complimentary.
Children from 5-12 years: Rs. 800 per night on MAP.
Adult: Rs 1150 per night on MAP.
Above rates are for Deluxe rooms.
For Valley view with Balcony, Rs. 250 will be charged additionally inline with per room night charges.
For Valley view with Private terrace, Rs. 500 will be charged additionally inline with per room night charges.
For extra mattress: Rs. 700 per night.
Cancellation 02 weeks prior to Check-in Date: No Retention.
Cancellation between 2 weeks and prior 72 hrs of booking date: 50% of amount will be deducted.
Cancellation within or Less than 72 hrs: No Refund.
Please produce a Valid photo ID at the time of Check-in.
It is MANDATORY for all guests above 18 years of age to carry identity proof at the time of Check-in at the hotel.
Tariff / package plans is subject to change without prior notice.
Booking is subjected to availability.
We would love to plan a Happy Trip for you
Please call us on +919820976655/+919821232094 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org