14best places in Dalhousie1. Khajjar:khajjaris a small tourist’s place that is 26 kms away from Dalhousie. Bestowed withthe enchanting beauty and the soothing climate, it gives you no lesser feelingfrom being in either Switzerland. It is situated at the elevation of 6500ft, ithas vast green meadows and dense forests apart from its scenic beauty and gloryof snow covered mountains will compel you to visit this majestic place at leastonce. Not only can this but you also enjoy the Khajjar Lake and the chimeralake that adds a feather to its hat. If you are interested in trekking then againit welcomes you for the same.
It is a gateway to the Chamba, Dalhousie and Kalatopwildlife sanctuary. It proves to be the best photogenic place as it is fullyloaded with flora and fauna. The best timings to visit Khajjarare between Marchto October. It is one of those offbeat travelling places where you would loveto spend some time far apart from the daily rush routine. Stepping back to thehistorical part we will find that this awesome place has fascinated a number ofkings and there wonderful kingdoms.
Also it is well known for thenine-hole-golf-course in the green meadows and the perfect picturesque. You canenjoy the attractive adventures like paragliding, horse-riding, zorbing andmany more. All in all its going to be a worth place to be visited. 2.
Dainkund peak:Dainkundpeak is welcoming peak that blow your minds away. Scenic beauty including snowcovered peaks and lush green meadows will bound you not to leave the place. Itis the highest peak in Dalhousie and during winters, it receives the maximumsnowfall. Although for you will find a Motorable distance that will take you upto the hill but it will be a recommendation that you please go on foot becausethe surrounding views are really breathtaking. Surrounded all around by theforests of deodar pine and colorful flowers, it also covers up a view ofKhajjar Lake from top.
Now you can imagine what an overwhelming view it’s goingto be. Standing at the height of 2577 mt, it gives you 360 degrees astonishingview of the surrounding lush green meadows, trees and mountains. Its glory getseven more added during the monsoon season when its colorful flower valley getsbloomed up and spread a unique kind of scent in the atmosphere. You will listenhere the peaceful music.
Don’t worry there won’t be any music system but thismusic will be of the blowing breeze passing through the trees, that surely youwon’t wish to miss. So if you are planning to Dalhousie then must go to thispeak. 3. Bakrota hills: these are the amazing hills that canbe spotted in Dalhousie. Bakorta hillsare surrounded with bulk of green forests and awesome snow covered mountains,and landscape. Located at the altitude of 2085 mt from the sea level, you wouldsurely love to visit the place for refreshment of mind, and feel comfortable inthe lap of Mother Nature.
Just at the distance of 5 kms you will reach the Barkotamall. This place has really got a different essence in its air that you shouldat least go to these hills at least once, to catch the fantastic view of snowclad mountains. The best time to make a tour for this place is during winters,because in this time the mountains get covered with snow and you willexperience the white beauty all around. Since this place is completely encircled with the oak, deodar and thepine trees, a magical effect is created on the hill, when the first ray of sunstrikes it. During morning hours, you can go for a true refreshing morningwalk. Its indispensable beauty will blow your minds away and refresh you up forthe whole day. 4. Chameralake:Chamera lake is one of the glamourous lakes you could ever see.
It isbasically a reservoir that is formed because of the Chamera dam. It is thosebeautiful tourist spot and major attractions of Dalhousie. You can go forfishing, boating in the lake. With this you can also amidst the encirclingforests of deodar and pine trees and catchy valleys. It is a water sportsub-center that offers you a different kind of enjoyment and peace near waterplace. This lake is the major source ofwater supply for the localities and is fed by RaviRiver.
The location of this lake is favorable as it can beeasily reached from Dalhousie, Chamba and Pathankot which are 25 km, 40 km, and100 km away from the lake respectively. Chamera Lake is an artificial lake thatis completely encircled the green trees and exquisite valleys. It is the onlysource of irrigation and livelihood for the villagers in and around the lake.Basically, if you are visiting Dalhousie, or even the Chamba then you are oughtto visit this place for sure. 5. Chandadevi temple:Chandadevi temple is locataed on the excellent banks of baner river. If you visitthis place then you will get the perfect views for the wooden forests of Lahland Pathihar. The beauty and piousness of Chamundadevi temple can never be describedin words.
Chamundadevi temple is believed to be built more than 750 yrs back.Suggested by the name itself, this temple is dedicated to goddess Kaali, who isknown for her ferocious incarnation of goddess Durga, the most powerful amongall. Moving back to the historical part of this place, it is believed thatgoddess Ambika had killed two of the demons, Chand and Mund at this place only,in a battle that was being fought for thousands of years. The deity in thetemple is covered all around with a red colored cloth, so that the pilgrims maynot touch it. Apart from this, you will also find out a number of images ofseveral gods and goddess in the temple itself. 6. Sach pass: it is one of the dense forests amongthe deodar forests in Khajjar, in Himachal Pradesh is Sach pass. Situated at the altitude of 4890mt this passgives you the best surrounding scenery.
Obviously, you would love to be threeamong the clouds on the hills. This pass lies in pirpanjal range of the Himalaya;also it connects chamba valley and pangi valley. This is the shortest passroute to killer that is located in the deep George of Chenab River. You can addon a more page to your diary when you will pen down the glamour of this place.Here you can depict the beautiful and dense forests, gurguling streams, narrowroads and steep climbs.
It is a kind of easy to moderate trek that gradually ascents and sometimes baffle the trekkers,mainly amateur. It grabs a lot of attention of many trekker with its greenery,natural beauty and amazingly fantastic. This trek starts from Dalhousie and starts to heads towards khajjar,that will take you among the dese deodar forests, nine hole golf course and anold temple.
Aftrentouting to khajjar you may leave for chamba where you canvisit the laxmi Narayan temple and bhurisingh museum. Once you need to startfor the trek ypu would need acclimatization, and the best time to visit thistrek is during the summers. 7. Ganji Pahari:ganji Pahari is a famous walking areain Dalhousie. It is located in bakrota hills at the distance of just 5 kms fro,Dalhousie. Now, you are not going to see any trees, greenery, or anything,rather it would feel you like a bald patch of hill, and hence is the name itgot, the bald hill, viz. ganjipahadi.
For trekkers it is the idyllicdestination as It will take you just 1 hr walk from the city and reach thehill. After reaching the hill you will experience a different kind of peacefulenvironment. Devoid of any plantations, still it could proof to be a bestpicnic spot.
You can enjoy the leisurely time with your family and friends inthe fresh air and the beautiful valley and mountainous surroundings. It is amarked place right from punchpula till the hill top but it would be reallysafer it you take a guide with you. Please try to give a complete day for starting the trek and spendingsome quality time at this hill.
Ganjipahadi can be visited throughout the yearbut the real essence of the place could be felt during the winters, when thispahadi get covered with the snow, and if you are getting confused betweenchoosing daytime or nighttime then surely you will trek in early morningduration when you can see the intense beauty of the place. 8. Kalkatophill: Kalkatop is the prestigious place in Himachalthat is well known to be covered with snowcapped mountains and dense forests ofdeodar and fir.
If you are a traveler, who wanders about in search of naturalsplendors, then this is the correct place for you. Located at the distance of 12 kms fromDalhousie, it can be reached by trekking. It can be the best picnic place to bevisited with family and friends. It is well famous for a number of things like,kalkatop wildlife sanctuary. This sanctuary has its laid out its trekkingtrails at kalkatop and khajjar.
Thewildlife sanctuary is pretty much known for its natural walks, picnics spotsand trekking. Although you won’t findany Guide for the tours still hiking and trekking are the best ways to explorethe sanctuary. The best time to visit the place is between March and May. It is the most amazing place inDalhousie that can make you fall in love with it. At the altitude of 2500 mt,you can witness the greenery and vast variety of wild animals like Black Bear, Pheasants, and Himalayan Black Marten. Allthese beautiful things can be explored when you will walk on foot and captureeach of the moment, passing the way in your eyes. 9. Mystic boat cruise:if you are especially in search of the uninterrupted view of the hill stationthen mystic boat cruise will be the best for suited for you.
Mystic boat cruise are especially forthose who are in search of the serene nature for the paramount experience, thismystic boat cruise is the one for you. This place will make you realize thesense of calmness and peacefulness, far away from the hustle-bustle of dailyroutine, with the view of uninterrupted snowcapped mountains. Once you get toexperience of the majestic beauty of cruising, you won’t like anything else asthe operators of the boat organize many tours throughout the day. It is the one cruise that will serve you thebest way out of all; they organize the continuous cruise at regular intervals,and also can organize the separate cruise for you if you are in a good bignumber. Although the pricing will surely vary according to the boat you havechosen and the time period for which you are staying in the water. 10. Rangmahal:if you have planned a trip to Dalhousie,and decided to go to chamba valley, and if you are skipping rangmahal, then itsgoing to be your major mistake, because, once you pay a visit to this placesurely, definitely you will love it. Dating back for the history, it was built I 18th century.
Rang mahal is a magnificent building that was built by raja Umed Singh as aresidence for royal women.It is situated in the lap of lush green forests, thisrang mahal is the beautiful combination of both Mughal and Britisharchitecture, as previously, it used to be the residence for many royals. Alsoit is one of the largest monuments in, whose belongings and the treasures aresafely preserved in chamba. Once there used to be the large beautiful paintings inside, but nowthat has been shifted to the “delhi national meuseum”, but still the place hasa rich collection of holy scriptures,manuscripts, crafts, paintings, coins, and old jewelry. Also you can carrylots of handicraftstuff from here for you and your family like,handmade handkerchief, woolen shawls, and ethnic slippers. There are some ofthe rooms or rather to say “royal room” that has been transformed to theworkshop rooms for shoemaker, embroiderers, and other local craftsmen. You canpurchase their products at fair prices.
11. Sachpass: sach pass is most visited pass in Dalhousie that is alsoused by the pangi officials and shepherds. Although you have to walk for longand long and long still it is very easier comparatively easier and full of fun.For this trek you really need to be very careful as the layers of atmosphereget decreased gradually and the air gets thinner so you may face some lack ofoxygen that may affect your breathing, as you have to climb up the steepmountain slopes that are much above the vegetation zone. So it is recommendedthat moving in groups would rather be a better option.
While you will climb up,sometimes you may listen to the roaring sound of falling hills, avalanche,strong breeze, which is very common there. However, local people believe thatthese kinds of noise are disapproved by goddess Bhagwati, the presidingdeity.so join your hand pray to the lord and start you amazing trek.
But out of all things, the magnificentscenery and the charm of the place is really worth watching. From this pass,you get a mesmerizing view of rivers of plain in south, and lower vegetation,and you can imagine what a wonderful view it’s going to be when you are watching any greenery fromthe top of anything. The snowy pinnacles, adds more glory to place’s charm. 12. Satdhara falls: satdhara falls are the ones which hasa bulk of beauty and its simply master and amazing place.
With the sereneenvironment, it has a good collection of scenic beauty. It is an amalgamation of seven small streams accordingto the name that are believed to have the curation properties. It is most visited and the uniquedestination in Dalhousie. You must take some time for this wonderful place ofsatdhara. It can be a bet that once you reached the place, you will shed awayall your stress and get a much relaxed sensation. Also it is the bestsightseeing and picnic spot in Dalhousie. Locals believe that these streamshave an element in it that is mica or gandhak in local language that hasmedicinal properties that heals many ailments and diseases. These seven streamsmerge together to form an outstanding view that makes the imposing kind ofscenario.
If you are a peace and nature lover and you want to spend leisurelytime in the lap of nature then this is the best place as here you can witnesseverything that a perfect picturesque must have, right from mountains togreenery to flowers to water streams and all in an equal ratio, that willsurely behold your soul with it. It is located on the route to punchpula andreally is the best sightseeing place. 13.
St. Francis Church of Dalhousie: this church is 119 years old that makes youcompel to visit due to its piousness and the amazing backdrop of the greatHimalayas. Obviously if you are a bit aware of what you are doing and where youare going to go and what you are going to explore, then surely you trip isgoing to be the best of all. This church throughout the year invites a numberof visitors across the world and is the most ecstatic place for holidays. It isjust a km away from the main city, is a catholic church and it is controlled by the Catholic diocese ofJalandhar. Bycontrolling it meant by it maintenance and proceeding holdings are taken underby diocese of Jalandhar. It has a beautiful design carved originally butreplicated from the British church in England. You can easily reach church fromthe subash chowk, that even be added in your hit list of travelling Dalhousie.
Turning back the pages of history for it, you will find it to be a century and19 years older that was constructed with the efforts of the local people armymen and the officers in this area. Since all kind of people contributed to thischurch, thus it welcomes all the visitors open heartedly. While entering thechurch you must not wear black colored clothes ever. Also it is the facilityavailable of candles outside the church, once if you forget to carry them.Overall, just for the sake of calmness and peace you must visit this church. 14. Subashbaoli: the place got its name after thegreat Subash Chandra Bose.
This famous freedom fighter has spent his many yearsat this place. It is the wondrous place among the huge tall standing pine treesthat makes place even more pleasant. Itsurrounding views make it the most famous and loved tourist destination. It is the most detectable view for thesnowcapped mountains and dense trees. This is the place where subash Chandrabose, used to sit and meditate around the scenic beauty of mind blowingmountains. The blowing winds, flowing water and the lush greenery invites thetourists from far places. It is believed that the water in the stream is themedicated one that revitalizes the health. Also the waterfall opposite to thestream is like apple to the pie.
All these scenes make the place even morebeautiful. The mind-blowing surroundingsmake a perfect picturesque for the photographer and the tourists as well. It isnot just the valley, but not less than any heaven for the eyes.