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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 29.83°N 78.68°E
Altitude: 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Lansdowne
State/Province: Uttarakhand
Country: India
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Lansdowne was a cantonnement in Garhwal District, Western District of the Kumaun Division, United Provinces, between Dehra Dun 150 km to the north, and Naini Tal and Almora to the south, It was established in 1887. Originally named Kaludanda, on 21 September 1890 it was renamed Lansdowne after the then Viceroy of India, Lord Henry Lansdowne

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Historical books online

  • Lansdowne Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 16, page 135.
  • Garhwal District Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 12, page 163.
  • Lansdowne page 10 Across the roof of the world; a record of sport and travel through Kashmir, Gilgit, Hunza, the Pamirs, Chinese Turkistan, Mongolia and Siberia by Lieut P T Etherton, 39th Garhwal Rifles (Indian Army). 1911
  • Hired to Kill: Some Chapters of Autobiography by John Morris 1960. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset. mirror version.


  1. Page 32, Between Two Worlds: A Rajput Officer in the Indian Army, 1905-21 : Based on the Diary of Amar Singh of Jaipur by DeWitt C. Ellinwood 2005