Whispering Pines Homestay – Lansdowne

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Lansdowne

Just around 6hrs drive from Delhi, Lansdowne is a quaint little hamlet in Uttarakhand dotted with pines and oak. Close proximity to the capital city makes it an ideal place to visit for quick weekend breaks. Lansdowne was established by the British as a cantonment and is named after the then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne and has a colonial old world charm. Today, it is the headquarters of the Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army. The best way to explore this little heaven is on foot. Enjoy serene nature trails, visit buzzing market, relax at cool cafes, and visit old churches and temples.

The nearest airport is in Dehradun (115 km) and Kotdwar is the nearest railway station (39 km). Regular road services are available from all major cities like Delhi, Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar. 

The Homestay

The homestay is located a kilometer before Lansdowne main town in a peaceful village setting overlooking the mountains covered in pines. Enjoy your morning tea with a cool breeze laden with pine fragrance and chirping birds, get involved with the family in farming, go on a nature trail in the cheer forest and spend a lovely evening looking at the gorgeous sunset from the balcony. It is a perfect place near Delhi to relax and rejuvenate in the natural environment.  

There are 4 rooms for the guests on the first floor, all with an attached bathroom. There is a common balcony with valley views that is ideal to spend time chatting with your friends and family in lush green surroundings. The family stays on the ground floor. There are open sit outs both on the ground as well as the first floor where you can enjoy the fresh cool breeze and the sunset.

Please note that the bachelors’ groups coming only for alcohol and parties are not allowed.

Location: 1 km from Paltan Bazaar, Lansdowne
Number of Rooms – 4; Total Capacity – 10

Know your Host

Shanu Bhatt along with her welcoming family will host you. Shanu is a charming person who has completed her masters and is now managing the homestay. She has a gentle personality and loves to welcome people from various walks of life and interact with them. She enjoys cooking as well and will treat you with delicious meals. The warmth and care of the family will make you feel at home at once. 

Food

Shanu serves homely food. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian meals are available as per the requirements of the guests. Breakfast options are paratha, puri sabji, butter toast, omelets etc. Lunch and dinner include regular north Indian meals like rajma, matar paneer/ chicken curry, dal, seasonal vegetables, rice and roti.  Shanu will be happy to serve you Kaumoni local food on prior request. 

Facilities

Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Pet Friendly • Toiletries • Bonfire  

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Hiking • Village Walk • Shopping • Stargazing • Forest Walk

Tariff

Single Occupancy:  1700/-
Double Occupancy Room: 2250/-
Extra Person: 800/-
Complimentary: Breakfast & Evening Tea

Child Policy
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (no extra bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Trishakti Chowk • Shatabadi Dwar • Snow View Point (300 mtr) • Garhwali Museum (450 mtr) • Gurudwara (750 mtr) • Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple (1km) • Dice Stadium (1km) • Paltan Bazaar (1km) • Bhulla Lake (1.7km) • Tip In Top (2.4km) • Bheem Pakora (2.5km) • Jaiharikhal (5km) • Waterfall Point (10.5km) • Bagji bugyal (14km) • Kalagarh Tiger Reserve (13km) • Siddhi Valley (17km)

Excursion

Prachin Durga Mandir (27km) • Tarkeshwar Mahadev Mandir (36km) • Jim Corbett National Park (36km) • Kotdwar (42km) • Kanvashram (50km) • Kandoliya Temple (83km) 

Treks/Hike : Hawaghar Trek • Hike to Tip in Top • Kalal Ghati Trek• Kandoliya Devta Sanctuary Trek

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