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Best Things To Do in Dalhousie

Nestled in the lap of Himachal Pradesh’s slopes, rich in colonial architecture and full of exotic treks, Dalhousie is a magical hill town where you can spend a refreshing weekend without worrying about life back in the city. Everywhere you look, you will see scenic views that will instil a deep sense of calm and well-being into you, banishing anxiety and leaving behind the happiness that only nature’s bounty can give. The drive up to Dalhousie is a pleasant one. Seas of pines cover the slopes, scenting the air with their spicy fragrance and shedding long flickering shadows which dance around with the soft mountain sunlight. Beautiful natural landscapes cover the hills around Dalhousie and this makes the hill station a favourite one with trekkers. The trek up Dainkund Peak is especially popular because it reveals beautiful vistas of the undulating mountains and leads right up to the quaint Pholani Devi Temple. One of the best things to do in Dalhousie is trekking to Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary which is also a wonderful experience. Khajjiar Lake, Ganji Pahari, Panchpula, Sach Pass and Chamera Dam are some other trek destinations around the hill station. Serious trekkers can combine all the great locations around Dalhousie into a multi-day trek while people looking for a relaxed trekking experience can simply tackle all places one at a time.

The town of Dalhousie is a quaint and pleasant place, and spending your afternoons and evenings exploring the colonial streets and dainty restaurants is a fun-filled way to spend your stay. St. Francis' Church and St. John's Church, two British era churches in Dalhousie, still retain their grandiloquent but soothing air while the restaurants and cafes around the town are serene places to relax in while you enjoy the sweeping views with a cup of hot tea. The Garam Sadak is the perfect place wherein to indulge in some shopping and snacking in Dalhousie. Heading over here on a long weekend will give you ample of time to explore the town, environs and the best things to do in Dalhousie.

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    About Dainkund Peak:Dainkund peak is a a high end peak that is mounted with a temple and picturesque location, having scenic views all around. This peak trek shall not be missed by anyone who is looking for a perfect time in Himalayan trails. Along with the same, enjoy 3...

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    About the Activity:Engage yourself in the ultimate fun filled activities in Dalhousie forty feet above ground level, the activities included are Burma Bridge, Spider Net, River Crossing, and Catwalk.All the activities are provided with hand lines and a foot cable to ...

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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.

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Bara Pather

Bara Pather is a very popular destination in the town of Ahla, situated in close proximity of General Post Office, Dalhousie. Take a short break and do visit this place while you are travelling towards the Kalatop Sanctuary. Based amidst the woods, Bara pather is an abode to the pristine Bhulwani Mata Temple.

This Temple is approximately 60 M away from Dalhousie water works. The tantalizing panorama here attracts innumerable tourists. Here you can appreciate cool wind amid the hot and sticky summers. It also has a Potato Farm, which is an additional traveller spot.

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:- Sightseeing

 

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Panchpula

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 

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Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek

Trek to Deo Tibba  starts at Jagat Sukh which is 6 km southwards from Manali. This village is quite old. Trekkers can have a slight diversion to tour Rohtang pass for enjoying the grandeur of Pir Panjal range.

On the trail of this trek you can see Gaddi shepherds herding their cattle’s in the green pastures and the Chandertal lake famous for its unearthly beauty. The trekkers will also pass by the Hampta pass at a height of 4,000 metres. One can visit the tiny hamlets of Chatru also on the way.

The Deo Tibba glacier is dotted with boulders and huge rocks, but according to the locals of the surrounding areas, the glacier is full of white and black crystals which are hard to find. On reaching the Deo Tibba base, you will be offered a visual treat of gurgling stream, a carpet of colourful flowers and a magnificent sight of the Deo Tibba peak. You will find a rock bridge, which has formed naturally, over the stream.

Best Season: June- September
Max. Elevation: 4480m
Duration of the Trek: 5 days
Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

Take an audacious tour through the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located in the Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh. Explore this fascinating animal sanctuary, which is enveloped by fir and deodar woods. 

Located amidst the oak and coniferous forests and in close vicinity of the Ravi River, this place allure a lot of adventurers and nature lovers. Also, one can indulge in some thrilling activities as this sanctuary makes a perfect destination for trekking. Bring your camera along to capture the exquisite flora and fauna here. Pheasants, serow and the black bear are some of the commonly found animals at the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

Timings:- Summer Season: 7.00 AM - 6.00 PM, Winter Season: 7.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Activities and attractions:- Trekking and Sightseeing

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Kali ka Tibba

Effortlessly beautiful, Kali Ka Tibba in Chail is perched atop mountain Blossom making for a very pretty picture. Dedicated to the goddess Kali this secluded destination is the perfect getaway to attain that peace and quiet away from the throngs of tourists.

Trekking up to this serene location is a fun activity and you can encounter various species of animals on your way up. Angling and horse riding is also very popular in near Kali ka Tibba.

Stunning views and beautiful scenery of the Shivalik Range and the Choor Chandni peak are breathtaking from Kali ka Tibba.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit this place is in monsoons between August and November.

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Dainkund Peak

You have heard the birds sing a piece of music; now attend a musical concert at the Dainkund Peak. Melodious is the sound, like a song whispered in your ears, when the breezes swiftly strike the chords of the woods at Dainkund. Based at a height of 2755 M, the Dainkund Peak allures innumerable tourists. 

The peak offers an enticing panorama of the valley, which has made it an admirable spot. The two major attractions here is the core of the valley which belongs to the Indian Air Force and a temple. This is a Pholani Devi temple and unique, because all it showcases is a trident. So visit this charismatic peak and witness the creations of Mother Nature and to admire this exclusive place of worship.

Activities and attractions::-  Trekking and Sightseeing 

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Chandrakhani Pass

At an elevation of 3660 M, the Chandrakhani Pass is the most wonderful and tranquil destination in the Kullu valley. It proffers a very impressive view of the Deo Tibba crest, the Pir Panjal and the Parbati Mountains. The trekking experience here is the best amongst the other delightful treks in Kullu. 

It acquaints the explorers with the culture of Himachal Pradesh. The picturesque magnificence of the Kullu valley and the mountain crests that dab that skyline will mesmerise you with its beauty. According to the mythology the Chandrakhani Pass was an abode to all the Gods of kullu, who later were carried to their respective places by the strong winds here. 

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Traveller Tales From Dalhousie

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Akshainie Kaniyar

13 December 2018

I was in Dalhousie this summer and really wanted to do the Dainkund Peak Trek, so I was quite happy when I found the tour online. My friends previously had booked with Thrillophilia and they told me I ...

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Gajbaahu Prajapat

18 December 2018

Having trekked the trail with Thrillophilia, I strongly recommend the activity to thrill seekers looking for a beginner level trek. It'd have been more fun if camping was included.

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Dhanalakshmi Pothuvaal

18 December 2018

Mind blowing views. Clear weather. Easy to moderate trek. Outstanding experience. Blessed place. Best to watch the serenity from the top. Must go place.

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Vishnu Panicker

10 December 2018

we got a little late in the morning but we were pleased to see Ratan, our driver waiting for us. he took us to our meeting point while telling us about places on our way. the trek leader was also coope...