10 Best Places to visit in Dalhousie
If you’re planning to escape from the daily din and bustle of your metropolis and seek the natural peace and calmness of a pleasant hill station, nothing can compete with Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. Nestled at an elevation of 1972 meters, and close to the Dhauladhar Mountain Range the township was named after the British Governor-General in India Lord Dalhousie. Among the various destinations, explore the top 10 places to visit in Dalhousie.
Sitting amidst verdant Deodar and Pine forestry and a combination of striking waterfalls, Panchpula is a popular tourist destination and picnic spot. The spot offers a thrilling sight of five varied streams combining together while the mainstream originates from Dain Kund. It attracts trekking lovers to explore its natural beauty.
Located around an elevation of 6500 feet the mini township Khajjiar is called the ‘Switzerland of India’. The picturesque landscape, natural beauty, and histories of Rajputs and Mughals are all that attract thousands of tourists back home restoring its great impression in the memory. Make sure to view the nine-hole golf course here amid the stunning scenery and lush greenery all around.
3. Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
Gifted with snow-capped mountains, an abundance of wildlife, thick and lush deodar foliage, verdant grasslands and eye-soothing streams Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary welcomes you to explore its picturesque treasure being located in the Chamba of Himachal Pradesh. The word Kalatop implies ‘black cap’, referring to its vibrant black coat of forestry on the apex hilltop of the sanctuary.
4. Dainkund Peak
Located about 10 KM from Dalhousie, the highest peak of Dalhousie Dainkund offers stunning views of its surroundings infused with hilly landscapes, stretches of pine, and fast-flowing rivers lying below. Popularly acknowledged as the ‘Singing Hill’ when the wind blows across the plants it creates a melody that can amaze you.
5. Satdhara Falls
As its name implies, the ‘Satdhara’ waterfall is a source of seven various springs that unite at an altitude of 1036 meters and finally fall down with great forces in harmony. The amazing beauty of the surrounding with lush pine and deodar has made Satdhara Falls one of the stunning tourist destination places in Dalhousie. Having a dip into the water of the waterfall may get you the medicinal benefits of skin diseases as its water is believed to contain Mica.
6. Bakrota Hills
Aka Upper Bakrota, another destination place in Dalhousie, Bakrota hills are given the name for being the highest landscape of Dalhousie. Featured with a few estates, it’s an ideal place for visitors who enjoy natural serenity and calmness while strolling around.
With its rich history, Chamba will take you back to the period of the 2nd century ruled by the Khasas, Adumbaras, and Rajputs. Lying on an astonishing surrounding of green hills beside the river Ravi, spiritual temples, mythology, and the renowned Bhuri Singh Museum its natural beauty and historical elegance is a must to explore. Some other popular spots include Rang Mahal, Himachal Emporium for shopping local handicrafts and special kinds of shawls and chappals.
8. Ganji Pahari
Located on Pathankot Road and adjacent to Dalhousie, Ganji Pahari is another scenic hill that you need to visit especially during Sunrise and Sunset times. It derives the name Ganji Pahari’ because it has absolutely no vegetation and as per the local term ‘Ganji’ refers to bald. Ideal for trekking and picnic the landscape gets show covered during the winters.
9. Sach Pass
It’s a mountain pass stretching over the Pir Panjal Mountain range, at the altitude of 4500 meters while connecting Dalhousie with Chamba and Pangi Valleys. If adventurous touring attracts you, never miss visiting the Sach Pass and experience its thrill by driving a car or bike through the pass. It is also a well-known trekking spot.
10. Subhash Bawli
This tourist attraction is given its name after the distinguished freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. It’s a perennial spring, known processing medicinal properties while it is believed that spring water helped in curing the poor physical condition of the freedom fighter. Explore the spectacular views of snowy mountains while strolling together with your family and friends.