Dalhousie – a way to Mini Switzerland

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In the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, a small town called Dalhousie is situated which is famous for its natural beauty, quiet environment, meadows, pine trees and magnificent mountains. It mesmerized the travelers by its old world charm and serene atmosphere. The place got its name after one of the British Viceroy, Lord Dalhousie and that’s why it shows the Scottish and Victorian architecture and reminds of the pristine British flavors. Dalhousie is situated on 5 Hills Balun, Kathlog, Petreyn, Tehra, and Bakrota. Tourists visiting Dalhousie can see places like Khajjiar, a 4 km away destination from Dalhousie, known as Mini Switzerland or ‘Switzerland of India’. It is a plateau with a small lake which tends to be a favorite place amongst tourists. It attracts adventure seekers and has a lot of options in adventure sports like zorbing, trekking etc. The natural beauty of this place bounds to leave an everlasting impression on a tourist. Khajjiar is also known for its nine-hole golf-course which is nestled in the midst of lush greenery and a breathtaking landscape.

KHAJJIAR
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Another eye capturing place is Satdhara Falls. ‘Satdhara’ means seven springs, it’s waterfall that brings together the waters of the seven beautiful springs. It is believed that water of this place has some medicinal properties which can cure skin problems and in local language it is termed as Gandhak.

SATDHARA FALLS
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Panchpula is famous for trekking. Dainkund peak, the highest point in Dalhousie also known as singing hill because as one make his way upwards, he can hear the gentle breeze passing through the trees making a musical sound.

DAINKUND PEAK
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Other major attractions in Dalhousie are Lakshmi Narayan temple, kalatop khajjiar Sanctuary, churches, camping, shopping, river rafting etc.

Dalhousie has a very pleasant climate. One can visit Dalhousie during March to June. Temperature begins to rise in the month of June. The summer months experience nice weather throughout, thus making it a perfect destination for nature lovers. Moonsons are even more beautiful and increase the charm of the place.

Seema Jain

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