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Old 3rd October 2010, 23:38   #31
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Hi Hriday jyoti

I am going part of your route later this month.

Anybody knows the route from Shukratal (near Muzaffarnagar) to Najibabad? And the best route back from Najibabad to Delhi airport? Also is anybody aware of a place just beyong Baghpat where you have a bridge over the Yamuna to join the GT Road on the West of the river?

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Old 19th February 2013, 15:45   #32
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To guys who have travelled there, which is the best hotel in Lansdowne to stay in please?
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^ The place where the opening poster stayed. If I recall correctly, the name is Oak Grove Inn. It is run by a retired military man and his wife, and they have a very cute dog - Archie. It is less a hotel, more a homestay. Nothing else in Lansdowne would come close.
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^ The place where the opening poster stayed. If I recall correctly, the name is Oak Grove Inn. It is run by a retired military man and his wife, and they have a very cute dog - Archie. It is less a hotel, more a homestay. Nothing else in Lansdowne would come close.
Hi Roy,
I have read a lot about Fairydale Resort in Lansdowne. Do you have any direct or indirect experience of the same, in comparison to Oak Grove Inn pls?
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Yes I have indeed! Fairydale is a nice property but a bit isolated. Oak Grove Inn is right next to the taxi stand, but sufficiently far away from the din. That apart, it is the hospitality of the retired military couple that sets this place apart from other resorts/hotels. The gentleman is a wonderful host, in the evenings, and you get home cooked food.
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Old 19th February 2013, 17:51   #36
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I went to Lansdowne in last april and stayed in GMVNL guest house. They have two properties there, one the budget rest house near the market and one at the top of Lansdowne aptly called Tip and Top. I stayed at the former. One can book these online at their site but well in advance. They are full almost all weekends because of their lowest tarrifs in Lansdowne.
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^ The place where the opening poster stayed. If I recall correctly, the name is Oak Grove Inn. It is run by a retired military man and his wife, and they have a very cute dog - Archie. It is less a hotel, more a homestay. Nothing else in Lansdowne would come close.
Am sorry to be ther bearer of bad news, but archie was eaten up by a leopard. I keep going there regularly. Its like a second home to me. Now they have another dog, but not as friendly as archie. :(
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OMG! That is so sad. I have rarely seen dogs as friendly as the Lt. Archie. RIP.
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Went there last June. Initially, upon reading this review planned to stay at Oak Grove. But it's quite far off. The best place to stay would be Fairy Dale - a fact seconded by Outlook's Getaways series. GMVN Guest house, a little before it should be your second option.
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It's really sad to hear The diminish of Archie, he was such a cute dog.
Regarding stay in lansdowne, it's a hill station which don't have any mall road or township. So, anyone travelling to there should go with the sole purpose to enjoy the pristine beauty. It doesn't matter if you stay away from the market area as long as it provides good scenic view. In that regard, Oak Groove Inn not only scenic but also has the warm hospitality of the owner.
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I second hridajyoti on it.
I keep going back to lansdowne for its picturesque scenic beauty and Oak Grove inn just makes it more welcoming.
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Nice travelogue Hriadyjyoti.
Lansdowne is amongst my favorite quiet places to visit on a weekend.
From your set of pictures, it seems we have a common friend.
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hello all,

I am planning a trip from Mussoorie to Lansdowne

https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir/Mu...29.8377457!5i1

I am looking to travel on the route of haridwar to lansdowne via kotdwara

how are the road conditions?
any security issues?

any other suggestions?

thank you and regards
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