In western Himachal Pradesh, the hill station of Dalhousie is full of old world charm and holds lingering echos of the Raj era. It covers an area of 14 sq. km. and is built on five hills – Kathlog, Patreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun. It is named after the British governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie. The town’s average height is 2036 m, and is surrounded by varied vegetation – pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-covered Pir Panjal Range of mountains in Jammu and Kashmir,Pangi Valley of Chamba and Sach Pass are also visible form this enchanting town.
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Located approximately 2000 M above the sea level, Khajjar is popularly known as the mini Switzerland. So, if you are looking forward to spending some quality time with your better half, then Khajjar is a perfect destination to add flavour to your romance. Being blessed with dense Deodar forests, snow clad mountains and the captivating Khajjar Lake; this is an ideal picnic spot to be visited with friends and family.
“PANCHPULA” is a nice picnic spot near Dalhousie town and its around 3.5 km from Gandhi Chowk. Its a nice place to spend some time in early evening time… There are some waterfalls, water-streams, tea stalls etc.. Check these photographs with few details about the place. There is a monument at Panchpula where several streams meet at one point.
“Dainkund Peak” is a stunning tourist place, perched at an altitude of 2755 meters, is the supreme mount in Dalhousie. From this peak tourists can relish 360Â° view of the entire valley. The noise of the breeze passing through the trees makes a musical sound, due to which this peak has also obtained the name, the singing hill. The vertex of this hill is engaged by the Indian Air Force and by taking a left turn from there will take tourists to the Pholani Devi Temple. One of the most pleasant facts about this temple is that, except a trident there is nothing inside the temple premises. From above, tourists can also enjoy trecking in this attractive hill.
“RAPPELLING” Rappelling is the practice of sliding down a rope in a controlled manner Rappelling comes under adventure sport. It’s a sport for adventure loving people. In Rappelling you have to come down from a certain height with the help of Rope. It can be from tall building, mountain, bridges etc.
“BOATING AT CHAMERA LAKE “Located at Taleru, Chamera Lake Dam is the most picturesque boating point in Dalhousie Chamba valley. The lake is man-made and around 150 meters deep. This can be an excellent option to view the scenery of Dalhousie. A lot of hotels and boat operators can arrange a boat cruise for you but you need to inform the authorities in advance. Don’t miss to plan a boating trip with your family and loved-ones when you are here. You can choose from a personal speed boat to a shikara-style boat on a group sharing basis.
“ZIPLINE” A Zip line Adventure is an all thrills, no skills activity for adventure seekers of all ages. Fly through the clear Michigan air and see Boyne Highlands like you’ve never seen it before. Summon your courage – and let this unforgettable high-speed experience take your breath away!
“GANDHI CHOWK SHOPPING PLAZA OVERVIEW” Whether it is jewellery, clothes, shoes, woollens; you would find plenty of small shops for every item on your list. Also known as GPO, Gandhi Chowk is ‘the’ place for shopping in Dalhousie. Filled with many bistros and shops, this spot is just 15 minutes from the central bus station.
“BHUTTICO” Established in 1944 by a bunch of local women, Bhuttico displays a wide variety of the famous Kullu shawls which are made of different raw materials like lambswool, angora, pashmina and the very recent and popular embroidered shawls. Prices may vary and start from as low as 300 to as high as 7000. Though it’s a fixed-price shop, you would not mind paying more as the cloth quality is genuine and up to the mark.
“TIBETAN-MARTET” The Tibetan market, located at Gandhi Chowk, is an ideal shopping hub in Dalhousie and one of the popular tourist sites offering spectrum of goods including bags, dolls, handicrafts, carpets and purses. Besides the Tibetan market, the Mall of Dalhousie is also a popular shopping destination.