13 Places to visit in Dalhousie
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Dalhousie is a hill station situated in the Chamba district, in Himachal Pradesh, the northern state of India. Dalhousie town is titled after “The Earl of Dalhousie,” who was the British Governor-General in India while setting this place. It was established in 1854 by the Britishers. It is situated on the 5 hills and has an elevation of 1,970 meters above sea level.
Dalhousie is the place where you can connect with nature and spend your vacations peacefully. Here is the list of the 13 best places in Dalhousie you can visit.
13 Best places to visit in Dalhousie
1. Khajjiar – Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie that is also known as “Mini Switzerland of India.” It is located at an altitude of 6,500 feet and surrounded by a lake, green meadows, and dense forests, and beautiful temples.
The adventure lovers have a lot of options in adventure sports like paragliding, horse riding, zorbing, trekking, etc. Other top places to visit in Khajjiar are Khajjiar Lake, Kalatop wildlife sanctuary, Khajjiar trek, Lord Shiva Statue, and Golden Devi Temple.
2. Satdhara Falls – “Satdhara” means seven springs. This waterfall brings together the water of seven beautiful springs at a one-point. This water contains mica, which has medicinal properties to cure skin diseases. It is enveloped by Chamba valley with snow-covered ranges and deodar trees. That is the perfect place with clear water, pleasant fragrance of wet mud, and the sound of gushing water.
Kalatop Wildlife Reserve – Kalatop means “black cap,” which indicates the thick, black forest cover on the highest hilltop in the sanctuary. It is located in the Chambal district of Himachal Pradesh on river Ravi. It is rich in flora and fauna. Leopard, Black bear, Himalayan Black Marten, Barking Goral, and countless beautiful birds can be found here. You will feel the mesmerizing beautiful experience of nature.
Chamba – Chamba is also known as “The land of Hill, Kingdoms, Temples and Monasteries.” It is located at an elevation of 996 meters on the banks of river Ravi. It is famous for its ancient temples, caves, traditional handicrafts, and the miniature Pahari paintings. Pir Panjal, Zanskar, and Dhauladhar ranges are famous for mesmerizing views.
Another must-visit spot is the Old Palace or the Rang Mahal located in the district.
Suhi Mata Mela and Minjar Mela are two renowned festivals of Chamba.
Panchpula – Panchpula refers to “Five Bridges,” which is a combination of a stunning waterfall and a mesmerizing picnic spot. Here, five streams come together to form the waterfall. The most popular trekking route is Panchpula to Dainkund Peak.
Dainkund Peak – Daikund Peak, also recognized as the Singing Hill, being the highest point in Dalhousie at an elevation of 2755 meters. Deodar trees and colorful flower valleys make the impression everlasting.
Major attractions of Dainkund Peak are The Pholan Devi Temple and Air Force Academy.
Camping and trekking makes this place more adventurous.
Sach Pass – Sach Pass is an adventure’s Eden that is located at the height of 14,500 feet and is the gateway to the Pangi Valley.
It is the most breath-taking pass which is used by army officials.
Chamera Lake – Chamera Lake is situated in the Chamba district. It is a man-made reservoir for the Chamba Dam. Picnic spot and boating make this place popular. The beauty of this lake makes the place unforgettable.
Garam Sadak – Garam Sadak gets its name as it remains relatively hotter because it receives direct sunlight. It is a road in Dalhousie correlating Gandhi Chowk and Subhash Chowk, lined with tall trees and green vegetation. ‘Tibetan Rock Paintings’ embellished the walls of the road on the side.
Subhash Baoli – Subhash Baoli is a hill station with its historical connection makes it different from other places. Here, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent seven months to cure his ailing health in the year 1937.
Water cave and many waterfalls make you feel peaceful.
Ganji Pahari – Ganji Pahariderives its name from the bald patch of the Barkota hills of the Himalayas. It is the most pleasing hill situated on Pathankot Road at a distance of five kilometres from Dalhousie. It is well known for trekking and picnic spots.
St. Francis Church – St. Francis Church was built in the year 1894 and is one of the most beautiful churches in the city. Attractions of this church are intricate wooden roof, colourful Belgium glass and the stone structures. It was funded by army officials and the civilians living in Dalhousie.
Kangra – Kangra is famous for its greenery and picturesque valleys. The Masroor Rock Cut Temple, which is called as Himalayan Pyramids, is located in Kangra that includes 15 rock-cut temples.
Pragpur village is another famous place in Kangra and the only heritage village in India.
Other tourist attractions in Kangra are Kangra Fort and Maharaja Sansar Chand Museum. The region is also popular for its arts, miniature paintings, and beautifully designed shawls.
Climatic Conditions of Dalhousie is ideal throughout the year but the best time to visit Dalhousie is March to June.
You can spend 3-4 days of your vacation in Dalhousie happily.
Nearest airport – Kangra Airport
Nearest railhead – Pathankot’s Chakki Bank
Connecting Roadway – Pathankot and Chamba
Best things to do in Dalhousie – Boating, Horse riding, Trekking, Shopping, and the Paragliding.
The Town’s main markets – The Mall Road is the place to shop for woolen Himachali shawls, Chamba rumals, traditional jewelry, Tibetan handicrafts, and other items.
May this trip make you feel happy!