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16 Best Places to visit in Dalhousie

 
  • So, are you on a trip exploring the Himachal? Here, find out everything you need to know about places to visit in Dalhousie, one of its very famous hill stations.

    Blessed with snow clad Himalayan Mountains and picturesque landscape around, Dalhousie has become a perfect tourist destination. It is encompassed by the five hills - Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. 

    The best time to visit this place is during summer, which is from the month of May to September. Being situated at an elevation of 6,000 – 9,000 feet above the sea; Dalhousie proffers an awesome chilly climate. One should surely acknowledge the highly admirable Scottish and Victorian architecture, showcased in their bungalows and churches.

    Visit Dalhousie with family or friends and rejuvenate in its mesmeric vista. Experience a melange of thrill and peace in this wilderness and spread across the joyousness. 

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Dalhousie: 

  • 01Panchpula

    Panchpula
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    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 

  • 02Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

    Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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    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

  • 03Chamera Lake

    Chamera Lake

    Skim through the places to visit in Dalhousie and reach the Chamera Lake. Located in the Chamba district at a height of 763 M from the sea level, the Chamera Lake is a captivating traveller’s destination. It is based approximately at a distance of 30 KM from Dalhousie. This lake was formed because of the Chamera Dam was built on the Ravi River.  It is a great place for all adrenaline junkies as it proffers a plethora of water sports.

     So if you are looking forward to spend some peaceful time at this quaint location then admire the shimmering sunset here or else feed your inner thrill seeker by indulging in varied adventurous activities.

    Activities and attractions:- Sightseeing, Boating, Fishing and other Watersports

  • 04Dainkund Peak

    Dainkund Peak
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    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 

  • 05St. John’s Church

    St. John’s Church
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    St. John's Church is one amongst the most intriguing places to visit in Dalhousie. It is an age old church with immense historical significance, because it was established when the British ruled. It was built by the Protestant Missionaries amidst a pictorial landscape. This added to the immaculate beauty of the church.

    It is claimed that this church is the most visited place of worship and it allures innumerable worshipers and tourists every year. Apart from finding faith in its pristine aura, visitors are also intrigued by the history associated with it. The church is open for everyone for five days a week.

    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, Photography, Place of Worship.

     

  • 06Satdhara 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.

  • 07Laxmi Narayan Temple

    Laxmi Narayan Temple
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    When planning places to visit in Dalhousie, make it a point to add Laxmi Narayan Temple to the list. The fascinating part about this place is that it is an antiquated sanctuary devoted to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Being built in the Shikhara style by the Kings of Chamba, it is also a major architectural attraction. 

    The Laxmi Narayan Temple is based in the Chamba district and is one of the highly praised vacation destinations in Dalhousie. It is an abode to three different sanctums like Gauri Shanker Temple, Shiva Temple of Chander-Gupta, and Radha Krishna Temple.

    TIMINGS:- Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM

    Activities and attractions:- Sightseeing, Place of Worship

  • 08Bara Pather

    Bara Pather
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    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

     

  • 09Subhash Baoli

    Situated just 1 km away from Dalhousie is Subhash Boli, a charismatic tourist spot. Enveloped by tall towering pine trees, this is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Dalhousie. It is extremely famous for its appealing vistas. 

    According to the historical facts, freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose used to come here for meditation. As a tribute to him, this place was named as Shubhash Baoli. Visit this place with family and friends to not only admire its natural beauty, but to also acknowledge its historical significance.

    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, Photography

  • 10Bakrota Hills

    Take a walk amidst the snow capped mountains at the Bakrota Hills. Breathe in the pure air and feel all refreshed and rejuvenated. The Hills are covered with dense Deodar forests, making it look like a lovely green rug, pulled over by the mountains. 

    The mesmerising landscape here will leave you spellbound. Every year Dalhousie is blessed with heavy snow fall. During this season the magnificent Bakrota hills glistens like diamonds. Spend some time here with your dear ones and be in awe of Mother Nature’s miraculous creations.   

    Activities and attractions:- Trekking, Photography, Sightseeing

     

  • 11Khajjar

    Khajjar
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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. For all the nature lovers, Khajjar is a heaven on earth. The antiquated Khajjinag Temple, which was built in the 12th century, is also a well-known attraction here.

    Activities and attractions:- Picnic spot, Sightseeing, Photography

     

  • 12Tibetan Market

    It’s time to explore the Tibetan Market in Dalhousie, because shopping makes us all happy. It is situated at Gandhi Chowk and is one of the best places to buy handicrafts. There are also items such as woollen clothes, colourful carpets and beautifully carved jewellery. The very popular Chamba slippers and shawls are also available here. One can also find a variety of electronic and toy products. Run mostly by the Tibetans, this place has innumerable products that you can take home as souvenirs.

     Activities and attractions:- Shopping

  • 13Ganji Pahari

    Ganji Pahari
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    One of the unique places to visit in Dalhousie is the Ganji Pahari. Ganji Pahari means bald hills and as the name states this hill has no flora whatsoever. It is situated approximately 5 km from Dalhousie, on the Pathankot road. 

    Being in close proximity of the town, this place is easily accessible. It is a hub for all adventurers, as the manoeuvring terrains here make a splendid trekking zone.  Reach the pinnacle and be in awe of the breathtaking view. During winters, the Ganji Pahari is bejewelled with snow. One can visit this place any time of the year and enjoy its aura in different seasons.  

    Activities and attractions:- Trekking and Sightseeing.

  • 14Chamba Town

    Chamba Town
    Image Credit : Varun Shiv Kapur-Flickr

    The Chamba town is situated on the banks of the River Ravi. It is one of the most intriguing places to visit in Dalhousie. Being an age old princely state, this place is blessed with marvellous architecture. The Chamba Town also proffers innumerable excursions for all you tourists. 

    The temperature here is extreme; hence it is advisable that you explore this town during the chilly winters. Find faith in immaculate temples of Laxmi Narayan, Hari Rai and others. Admire the magnificent Akhand Chandi Palace and Rajmahal. Also, do not forget to visit the Bhuri Singh Museum, which exhibits the rich culture of Chamba. 

    Activities and attractions:- Sightseeing, Historical Monuments, Museums, Places of Worship, etc.

     

     

  • 15St. Patrick's Church

    Wondering what places to visit in Dalhousie? Just add St. Patrick's Church to your list. Dalhousie is said to be a melange of nature’s beauty and a glimpse of the Victorian era. Approximately at a distance of 2KM from Dalhousie, lies the St. Patrick’s Church. It is a 104 years old church, situated on Mother Nature’s lap. 

    This route showcases the beguiling exquisiteness of Himachal Pradesh. Several devotees, tourists and travellers visit the church every year and our awe struck by its splendour. This is a very apt place for photography. One can visit the church any day between 9 AM to 5 PM.

    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, Place of worship

  • 16Sach Pass

    Sach Pass
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    Sach Pass is situated in Sach town which is approximately 15 km from Killar, in the Chamba District.. Based at around 14500 ft, this Pass interfaces the grand Pangi tribal valley with district headquarters, Chamba. It is an exceptional trekking trail that leads to the Pangi Valley, which is the remotest and the most enthralling valley. It is blessed with a picturesque landscape and rugged terrains and also offers various options for trekking devotees.

    Sach Pass trekking trail drives you through dense woods, snow clad crests and lush green plantations. So all you adventurers and thrill seekers come and explore the challenging Sach pass in Dalhousie.

    Activities and attractions:- Trekking, road trip, photography, sightseeing