The hills in Lansdowne, Uttarakhand are alive with the sounds of nature and a breath-taking aura that will amaze you to no end. Not to mention the utterly pristine atmosphere that will greet you as you step into the misty chill of the Lansdowne hills.
One can reach Lansdowne by the means of train with Mussoorie Express leaving Delhi Railway Station at 8:25PM, and by bus with Uttarakhand Transport and local buses running at all times of the day. One could also take a flight to the Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun, and a 152km drive from there to Lansdowne.
The hills in Lansdowne, Uttarakhand are alive with the sounds of nature and a breath-taking aura that will amaze you to no end. Not to mention the utterly pristine atmosphere that will greet you as you step into the misty chill of the Lansdowne hills. Originally known as Kaludanda, ‘Kale’ meaning black and ‘Danda’ meaning hill in Garhwali, Lansdowne was renamed after the then viceroy Lord Lansdowne in 1887. This accessible but at the same time secluded hill station in Uttarakhand is the stuff dreams are made of. You get the peace that you so need on your holidays but at the same time, you also get to sightsee and explore the rich culture and history of this beautiful town. Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine forests, Lansdowne affords you a serene getaway that you will always want to go back to. Lansdowne protects its tranquillity fiercely, almost as if it’s afraid it will disappear with the growing tourism. As such, Lansdowne is one of the most extraordinary hill stations in India, and also one of the most sought after holiday destinations.
Each house or cottage is being designed by the most prolific architects, artists and designers from all over the world, creating an immense variety of atmospheres, styles and architecture. The result is an intricate blend of modern and ancient, contemporary and traditional, refined and homey. Every residence is different from one another and totally unique in all aspects. The construction of cottages and villas is done through only natural raw materials available in Uttarakhand like rocks, mud, wood, husk, leaves, glass, honey, pulses etc. The interior of the cottages is way different and is done using natural colours, wood, wool carpets, local cotton, handmade linen etc. The interior is state-of-the-art and has an edge over the standard interiors available in the market. We are committed to the environment that we live in and many of our bungalows and furniture are reclaimed from Colonial houses from the villages of India. Our bungalows are fully equipped with solar hot water systems, LED lighting and organic linen and bathroom amenities. None of our accommodations have air conditioning for environmental reasons; however, we have a constant refreshing air that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own private garden, lounge or terrace. All these bungalows are nature-cooled. At B.U.R.E, we have built our Eco bungalows using Casuarinas trees and weaved coconut palm leaf roofs. Most of our Eco cottages are Himalayan facing with private gardens and are not far from the organic estate.