Sunday, December 2, 2012

Home Stay In True Sense- Prem Sadan, Lansdowne

PREM SADAN- House Of Love!!!

How can I be away from mountains for so long??? Well, I thought to myself, this is a good enough reason to escape the so called fast city life and explore a new place. It was around 6.00 pm on Friday when this thought crossed my mind. I had this small place called Lansdowne on my mind for quite a long time but always been in two minds about going to the place. But this time I thought of giving it a shot as I had 2 days at hand. Finalized a property called Prem Sadan which turned out to be an intelligent decision!!!! Beautiful Property and all the more Amazing people living there. Wrapped up my work quickly and headed straight for home. Packed a few things, the most important of which is my camera and the music dock. Had two glasses of wine before retiring to bed. I was as excited as a kid who has studied everything for his exam the next day but still has butterflies in the stomach.


It was 3.30 am in the morning when the alarm rang. Hate waking up to the sound of the alarm clock but this was different. I was on my feet the first time the alarm rang , usually alarm is snoozed a couple of times and its only after a few curses that I get up. Picked up the stuff and I was on my way. It was 4 .30 am when I cranked my beast. The route that I decided to follow was GURGAON- MEERUT-BIJNOR-KOTDHWAR-LANSDOWNE. It’s about 270 kms from Gurgaon. 

Drive was smooth with no traffic jams thru out the journey, thanks to my habit of leaving early specially for long drives. Cool morning breeze outside and Better Together playing by Jack Johnson was the perfect combination for a good long drive.


It was time for my bed tea. 7.30 am by my watch and I was standing by the side of River Ganga just before Bijnor. The Tea vendor had just started putting up his stall. Started for onwards journey after enjoying my tea and by this time road was starting to get busy. Crossed Bijnor, Kiratpur, Nijababad and Kotdwar following NH119 thru out. Road was good thru out apart from few kilometers of rough patches here and there.   

A few kilometers before Lansdowne

It is after Kotdwar when you feel that all the effort of waking up at 3.30 was actually worthwhile. Lansdowne is around 40 Kms from Kotdwar. The hill road starts and landscape changes. There's a river running with you and clouds play hide n seek. Took a small break and parked my car near to river. With Mohit Chauhan singing BABAJI HUMKO DEDO PARVATI SE JO LAYE HO.. it was a feeling which is hard to be put into words, a feeling which you have to be there to feel it, soak it. It was all cloudy with a little drizzle. After stopping there for almost half an hour, I decided to move on to the destination..... LANSDOWNE!!!!! 

When You Enter The City You Are Greated By None Other Than CLOUDS!!!!

One of the two Churches in Lansdowne

This is the other one!!! Beautiful..

Clouds playing Hide and Seek with the Mountains

Prem Sadan at Sunrise

Prem Sadan at Sunrise

Few words about Prem Sadan- It's a 100 year old bunglow which is now home to this beautiful couple Mr Rajeev Anand and Mrs Neera Negi Anand. These guys relocated to this beautiful place from Gurgaon leaving the so called fast life behind. Mr Rajeev Anand is from the corporate world and a very learned man and Mrs Neera too is a multi talented personality. She is a trained kathak dancer. You will love the evening conversations with them around the bonfire. I will like to add one thing here, if you looking for luxury then this is not the place for you. It's basic but has everything neat and clean to make your stay comfortable.


Contact number for Prem Sadan- Mr Rajeev Anand- 09458623305, 09458376714

Other places to stay in Lansdowne only if you don't get accomodation at Prem Sadan are-

 Kasang Valley Resort- Phone:   +91 9810324080, +91 9818692005

Hotel Blue Pine-   +91 9899599229

Hotel Fairy Dale- Mob:   +91 9412081837, +91 9412025206


  1. Some very nice pics there. Though I live in between mountains and very near to the best hill station in the country but travelling to mountains is very addictive, have traveled extensively in the mountains of Uttarakhand and Himachal but don't know how I missed this place. Will be visiting this place very soon.

  2. U must stay at 'Prem Sadan' in Lansdowne with Neera & Rajiv. Truly great couple. Wonderful place. Wonderful people.Awesome home-made food.

  3. Simply Great................ Inspirational for people like me......Dilpreet

  4. Thanks Chauhan Saab..

    And I'm sure you gonna love the place!!!

    Dilpreet- Thanks... and do let me know when you visit the place . Will love to see the snaps.

  5. Ny contact details for advance booking at prem sadan please..??

  6. Contact number for Prem Sadan- Mr Rajeev Anand- 09458376714

  7. That place is really nice & completely Army based (Garwal Rifle)

    & this is my Hometown....

  8. Superb pics.... Would definitely like to stay there next time around....

  9. what are the charges of prem sadan??...if you can please help...@

  10. Hi Shakuntala

    Tariff of Prem Sadan is really reasonable.. For rates and availability you will have to call Mr Rajeev Anand on his mobile. The number is mentioned towards the end in the post. Hope you enjoy your trip..


  11. Very Nice pics Karan
    What Time of year you were there? weather seems to be very good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Many many thanks... I was not able to convince my family to visit this place but after reading your blog we are ready to go...

  13. Prem Sadan is my favourite roost while in Lansdowne. I agree with every word you say about prem Sadan and Rajiv Anand. Looking forward to my next visit.

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  15. Replies
    1. Rs. 750 per head per night just to cover d cost of all meals n maintenance.

    2. Money does not interest d hosts. They normally have only friends, relatives n their acquaintances staying with them.However, may contact Rajiv at Mob. # 9458623305.

  16. Thanks Karan. Very well written, love the spirit of sharing good information.:-) Hoping to go there in a day or two. Do you have an email for Mr. Anand. I got through once on the phone, but not again.

    1. Hi Anonymous!!! :)

      I really hope this is not your name :). I'm afraid i don't have his mail id.


  17. Hi karan.. thanks for info... and we are planning a team outing from our office of 10-12 people in september...i called Rajiv on his no. 09458623305 and they just asked for the reference to call them up... pls help...

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  20. i mean so true love for nature an dthe aswesome pics created a light inside me.which insisting me continously for travelling love the info and blog thankyou karan for lovely information......Respect and value for nature

  21. Nice post. Lansdowne was founded and named after then Viceroy of India. Lansdowne is an ideal retreat destination, away from the maddening crowds and pollution of city life. Before planning a trip, do check out weather in Lansdowne and plan accordingly.

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  29. Be it known to all that 'Prem Sadan' is our private family residence, open only to our friends, relatives and their close acquaintances. We do not host unknown people. Neera & Rajiv

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