A Weekend Reterat- Landsowne,Uttrakhand
A trip to the quiet hill station, great summer weekend retreat from Delhi.
Lansdowne is a quiet hill station, its a cantonment town nestled up amidst the Pine and Oak tree forests of Uttarakhand. About 250 kms approximately from Noida, the small cantonment, was a peaceful getaway from the regular hustle and bustle of a crowded city life.
After 7 hours, a few bad roads, lots of hair pin bends and 30 kilometers of sinister looking jungles, we finally reached our destination, to only find it as creepy as the dark, silent night. It was already 8 when we reached the top, but the night was so dark and quiet that every place looked as spooky as the dense jungle beyond. The fireflies glowing in the dark, along with the tiny flickering lights of the hotels and residential quarters at a distance, did very little to assure us.