Dalhousie,IN
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Why Travel Dalhousie?

Approximately 590 kms from Delhi, Dalhousie is a hill station located at the height of 1970 m in Chamba district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It has amazing scenic views and prominent traces of India's British association such as colonial mansions. It was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Governor-General in India while establishing this place as a summer retreat. Dalhousie is built on and around five hills, Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. Located on the western edge of Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State, now Chamba district and is one of the favourite among most tourists travelling to Himachal Pradesh. It is famously known for its mesmerizing natural beauty and its old world charm. This hill station was one of the most favourite summer destinations of the Britishers and this is truly reflected in the majestic Victorian and Scottish style mansions in this region. Dalhousie is known for its scenic beauty has a number mountains and river streams that tourists must visit. Among them the most famous are Panch Pulla, Satdhara Falls and the Daikund peak.


Connectivity :

By Rail : Pathankot is the nearest railhead to Dalhousie. It is located around 80 kilometers away from Dalhousie. Thereafter, you’ll have to take a taxi from Pathankot to Dalhousie.

By Air : Pathankot is the nearest airport to Dalhousie. It is around 80 kilometers away from Dalhousie. The Jammu airport is around 180 kilometers from Dalhousie.

By Road : Both Public transport and luxury bus services are available between Delhi and Dalhousie. Besides this, numerous taxis also commute to Dalhousie


You can enjoy typical North-Indian food, as well as some Continental and Chinese snacks s at minimal prices at the local Dhabas, you can also indulge in global cuisines at a number of restaurant as well as the eateries attached to the the hotels and resorts.
One can relish Italian, Tibetan, Mughlai, South Indian platters here as well as a few instances of local Himachli food. Himachali cuisine is very simple as it mainly centres around Chapati, dals, vegetable gravy and curd and their many versions. Pickles are typically served along with a meal in most of the eating joints here. You would also find a certain prominence of fruits here as the fruits are quite fresh and cheap in the area.


An Ideal Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Pathankot railway station or Gaggal airport, transfer to Dalhousie. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Visit Panchpula, which offers a short trek to a beautiful waterfall. At the end of the trek, you can find food-shacks offering coffee and snacks. Later, visit the Satdhara falls, which falls on the way to Panchpula. Satdhara falls is a beautiful water cascade famous for its seven streams flowing at the same spot.
Day 3: Leave for Khajjiar after breakfast. Visit the Khajjiar ground and lake. You can visit Kalatop Wildlife sanctuary and the ancient Khajji Nag temple during your visit. Back to Dalhousie.

Khajjiar
Also known as the ‘Mini Switzerland’ or the ‘Switzerland of India’. also known as the 'Mini Switzerland' or the 'Switzerland of India'.Khajjiar is known for its nine-hole golf-course which is nestled in the midst of lush greenery and a breathtaking landscape. Khajjiar is a plateau with a small lake which tends to be a favorite amongst tourists. This region also attracts adventure seekers and has a lot of options in adventure sports like zorbing, trekking etc.

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Leopard, bear, deer, langur, jackal, Himalayan Black Marten, Barking Goral and countless beautiful birds.

The landscapes are thickly covered with Deodar trees interspersed with little streams flowing into the Ravi river. The wildlife sanctuary was better known as a gaming reserve for Chamba rulers, in history. The area is a favorite spot for trekking, picnics, and nature walks.

Chamunda Devi Temple
The temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali is an important religious centre.

Chamba
This medieval town, just a little away from Dalhousie, is set against the beautiful backdrop of stunning hills and a flowing pristine river

Panch Pulla
Literally meaning 'Five Bridges' Panch Pulla, is a local favourite with waterfalls, picnic spots as well as a modest trek. Surrounded by a cover of fresh, green pine and deodar trees, Panchpulla is a waterfall, where five streams come together. Of this, the main stream supplies water to the various cities of Dalhousie. This stream originates from the northern side of Dain Kund.

The several streams connecting Panch pulla make this spot a sight for the sore eyes. This place is best known for trekking and its marvellous beauty.

Satdhara Falls
Satdhara means seven springs. It is one of the most popular sightseeing attractions of Dalhousie. Perched at an altitude of 2035 metres above the sea level, the place has derived its name from the seven beautiful springs, which are believed to have several therapeutic values.
The Satdhara Falls gets its name from being the waterfall that brings together the waters of the seven beautiful springs. This stunning place is situated in the Chamba valley, surrounded by fantastic views of snow-covered ranges, and fresh, green pine and deodar trees. The water here is said to contain mica, which has medicinal properties to cure skin diseases. It is known as 'Gandhak' in the local language. The water here is clear crystal and serene.


Daikund
This is the highest peak in the area watching over the beautiful pine landscape of Dalhousie. It is situated 10 kms away from Dalhousie at a great height of 2755 m above sea level. One can get a panoramic view of the hills and rivers below from here. This is also known as the Singing Hill wind blowing through the trees create a musical serenade.

Subhash Baoli
Named after the famous freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose, this is a perennial spring has medicinal properties and believed to have cured the freedom fighter of his illness.

Bakrota Hill
The highest area in Dalhousie, it is circled by a road called Bakrota walk which leads to Khajjar.

 

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