Popularly known as the Switzerland of India, Dalhousie enchants you with its beautiful scenic views, picturesque snow-capped mountains, Victorian style majestic British mansions and its mesmerizing natural beauty. Considered one of the favorite tourist destinations for people visiting Himachal Pradesh, this quaint town has an old world charm and pristine air.
Dalhousie is one of the most famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh and every year, thousands of people throng here for a summer retreat. Situated far away from the buzzing cities, Dalhousie transports you to nature’s lap far away from the pollution and monotony of everyday life.
Quaint and beautiful Scottish and Victorian architectural bungalows and churches adorn this small hill station. Spread over an area of only 14 sq. km, Dalhousie is the favorite destination for honeymooners. This hill station is a treasure trove of ancient Hindu temples, handicrafts, ancient Hindu culture, and art.
Out of the numerous places to visit in Dalhousie, some of the most popular places include Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills, Kalatop Forest, Karelanu, Village Lohani and Tibetan Market to name a few. Dalhousie offers several opportunities to relax and rejuvenate. Take a lazy stroll down the woods, bask in the glory of scenic views, and go trekking along the natural spring in Karelanu or simply engage in some retail therapy and street food in Gandhi Chowk (G.P.O).
Panchpula is one of the beautiful places to visit in Dalhousie. Located approximately at a distance of 3 km from Dalhousie, this place is a major tourist attraction. It is a mother stream that flows through various parts of Dalhousie, feeding water to several other water bodies.
Panchpula that originates from the north of Dayakund, is popular for its mesmeric vista and also holds historical significance. A Samadhi has been built as a tribute to Sardar Ajit Singh, a great revolutionary. When here, do not forget to savour their delectable local cuisine.
Timings:- Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM
Activities and attractions:- Picnic Spot, Sightseeing
Also known as the mini Switzerland of India, Khajjar is a beautiful hill station located at a distance of 16 km from Dalhousie. With a small plateau and a freshwater lake, Khajjar is one of the most favored tourist spots in this town. Situated at the foothills of Dhauladhar range of the Western Himalayas, Khajjar is a rare combination of three ecosystems- Lake, Pasture and Forests.
Located in a huge grassy landscape and surrounded by evergreen cedar trees, Khajjar Lake offers a breathtaking view to the tourists. Khajjar has a variety of recreational activities to offer which includes Paragliding, Zorbing and Horse-riding. A challenging 14 km trek gets you through grassy landscapes of deodar and pine trees and offers you beautiful sceneries along the way. It has a 12th century old Khajji Naga Temple with some ancient snake idols and images depicting the battle of Mahabharata.
Activities and attractions: Picnic spot, Sightseeing, Photography
How to reach:
The public and private transport options to Khajjar are limited and the timing changes according to local demands. You can however, consider hiring a taxi or a two wheeler to Khajjar. It gets cold in the evening so a car is most preferable. There are local buses to Khajjar daily at 7:15 am which charges something around INR 155 and gives you majestic views of the villages and sceneries in the way. Taxis are easily available from the main market.
Sach Pass is situated in Sach town which is approximately 15 km from Killar, in the Chamba District.. Based at around 14500 ft, this Pass interfaces the grand Pangi tribal valley with district headquarters, Chamba. It is an exceptional trekking trail that leads to the Pangi Valley, which is the remotest and the most enthralling valley. It is blessed with a picturesque landscape and rugged terrains and also offers various options for trekking devotees.
Sach Pass trekking trail drives you through dense woods, snow clad crests and lush green plantations. So all you adventurers and thrill seekers come and explore the challenging Sach pass in Dalhousie.
Activities and attractions:- Trekking, road trip, photography, sightseeing
4 Satdhara Falls
Being situated at 2035 meters over the ocean level, the Satdhara waterfall proffers a tranquil environment and wonderful climate to all its visitors. The term Satdhara signifies 'a blend of seven streams'. The water from this waterfall is said have medicinal properties and healing powers.
The Satdhara falls is based on the Panchpula route and is a beautiful traveller spot to visit with loved ones. It is one of the most prominent places to visit in Dalhousie. One can plan a day picnic with family and friends or just indulge in sightseeing.
Activities and attractions- Picnic spot, Photography, Sightseeing.
Experience the summer retreat of the British empire, Dalhousie - a former princely State which is one of the oldest in the century.
This place is well known for its splendid architecture and a base for numerous excursions.
Start your tour at 9 AM by getting picked from your hotel and set out on a private tour like never before.
You can pick any car of your choice - cars are Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.
The driver guide will take you to many famous attractions like Kajjar Lake, Chamera Lake, St. John's Church, St. Patrick's Church, Shivkul, Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary and many more.
The duration of the tour is eight hours and this itinerary can be customized according to your own preferences.: