Sometimes we get so engrossed in our mundane and monotonous lives that we forget to appreciate and embrace the immense beauty which Earth has stored in its graceful womb. There’s so much to explore and feel; to build experiences and create memories; places that our unmistakably soothing and undeniably stunning!
One such place blessed with bounty of marvels is Lansdowne, an art of nature situated at an altitude of 1,706 meters above sea level. Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is indeed a paradise on Earth. The magnificent mountains, picturesque valleys, and silvery waterfalls, ornamented with lush green plantations and mystic clouds encircling the sky-high mountains – My eyes had never witnessed such a spectacular sight before!
The clear blue skies which turn pinkish-red at Sunrise and Sunset is a manifestation of the Sun unfolding the mesmerizing secret of Nature. And if this wasn’t enough to content your soul, the sound of rain would make it even blissful – how can one hold back from falling in love?
Farther from Urban advancements, the small hill station is one of the most peaceful places to be visited. Apart from the stunning views, Lansdowne also has in stores The War Memorial, Tip n Top View Point, Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Santoshi Mata Temple, Regimental Museum (also called the Darwan Singh Sanghralaya), Bhullatal Lake, St. Mary’s Church, Lover’s lane, and adventurous trekking zones. Lansdowne has a small market that stays open till 9 P.M. and also has a Cinema Hall. Surrounded by the Gharwal Cantonment, you can see Army Men patrolling the place in the mornings and evenings.
And one aspect that deserves a special mention is ‘The People‘. Such heartwarming gestures, polite tone and ever smiling faces will leave you awe-struck especially when you realize how difficult life becomes in such high terrains.
The Earth has hidden countless admirable secrets in its womb! We are sometimes so engrossed in living the worldly pleasures that we overlook creating memories and lose out on gaining experiences. And when reality hits us in the face, we sense the lack of contentment in life, which can be found in Nature’s humble aboard!