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  • Popularly known as the Switzerland of India, Dalhousie enchants you with its beautiful scenic views, picturesque snow-capped mountains, Victorian style majestic British mansions and its mesmerizing natural beauty. Considered one of the favorite tourist destinations for people visiting Himachal Pradesh, this quaint town has an old world charm and pristine air.

    Dalhousie is one of the most famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh and every year, thousands of people throng here for a summer retreat. Situated far away from the buzzing cities, Dalhousie transports you to nature’s lap far away from the pollution and monotony of everyday life.

    Quaint and beautiful Scottish and Victorian architectural bungalows and churches adorn this small hill station. Spread over an area of only 14 sq. km, Dalhousie is the favorite destination for honeymooners. This hill station is a treasure trove of ancient Hindu temples, handicrafts, ancient Hindu culture, and art.

    Out of the numerous places to visit in Dalhousie, some of the most popular places include Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills, Kalatop Forest, Karelanu, Village Lohani 
    and Tibetan Market to name a few. Dalhousie offers several opportunities to relax and rejuvenate.

    Take a lazy stroll down the woods, bask in the glory of scenic views, and go trekking along the natural spring in Karelanu or simply engage in some retail therapy and street food in Gandhi Chowk (G.P.O).

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

  • 01Khajjiar

    Khajjiar
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    Also known as the mini Switzerland of India, Khajjar is a beautiful hill station located at a distance of 16 km from Dalhousie. With a small plateau and a freshwater lake, Khajjar is one of the most favored tourist spots in this town. Situated at the foothills of Dhauladhar range of the Western Himalayas, Khajjar is a rare combination of three ecosystems- Lake, Pasture and Forests.

    Located in a huge grassy landscape and surrounded by evergreen cedar trees, Khajjar Lake offers a breathtaking view to the tourists. Khajjar has a variety of recreational activities to offer which includes Paragliding, Zorbing, and Horse-riding.

    A challenging 14 km trek gets you through grassy landscapes of deodar and pine trees and offers you beautiful sceneries along the way. It has a 
    12th-century old Khajji Naga Temple with some ancient snake idols and images depicting the battle of Mahabharata.

    Location: Khajjiar, Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh

    How to reach: The public and private transport options to Khajjar are limited and the timing changes according to local demands. You can, however, consider hiring a taxi or a two-wheeler to Khajjar. It gets cold in the evening so a car is the most preferable. There are local buses to Khajjar daily at 7:15 am which charges something around INR 155 and gives you majestic views of the villages and sceneries in the way. Taxis are easily available from the main market.

    Activities and attractions: 
    Picnic spot, Sightseeing, Photography

  • 02Panchpula

    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.

    Location: Pathankot Rd, Chatryara, Himachal Pradesh 176304

    Timings: Daily: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

    Activities and attractions:
     Picnic Spot, Sightseeing 

  • 03Sach Pass

    Sach Pass
    Image Credit : Travelling Slacker-Flickr

    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.

    Location: Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh

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

  • 04Dainkund Peak

    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

  • 05Chamera 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 spending some peaceful time at this quaint location then admire the shimmering sunset here or else feeds your inner thrill seeker by indulging in varied adventurous activities.

    Location: Located at a distance of 25 km from Dalhousie.

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

  • 06Satdhara Falls

    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.

    Location: Near Panchpula, Pathankot Road,Chatryara, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, 176304

    Activities and attractions:
     Picnic spot, Photography, Sightseeing.

  • 07St. Patrick's Church

    St. 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 awestruck by its splendour. This is a very apt place for photography. One can visit the church any day between 9 AM to 5 PM.

    Location: Within a 2 km radius of the main bus stand on military hospital road.

    Timings: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

    Activities and attractions:-
    Sightseeing, Place of worship

  • 08Mall Road

    Mall Road

    Mall Road is one of the most notable shopping spots in the city, offering a range of merchandise from dolls to Kashmiri shawls. One can find countless eateries, clubs, bars, inns, hotels, banks on the road. Visitors love to spend the day slowly walking along the winding road, taking in pleasing vistas around, shopping for trinkets, and eating their favourite snacks.

    It is a good spot to meet with friends and explore tiny gift shops, buy unique handmade items and enjoy the local talent.If you are a fan of coffee, visit the hordes of quaint little coffee shops to satisfy and rejuvenate yourself. It is especially refreshing to delight in these activities in the lap of nature, as the road is located in the midst of numerous tiny hills.

    Location:
    Gandhi Chowk, Dalhousie

    Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM

  • 09Laxmi Narayan Temple

    Laxmi Narayan Temple
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    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.

    Location: Sadar Bazaar, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 176304

    Timings: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM.

    Activities and attractions: 
    Sightseeing, Place of Worship

  • 10Bara Pather

    Bara Pather
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    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 waterworks. 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.

    Location:
     4 KM From Dalhousie, On The Way To Kalatop, Dalhousie 176304

    Timings: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM.

    Activities and attractions:-
    Sightseeing

  • 11Bakrota Hills

    Bakrota Hills
    Image Credit : wiki

    The majestic Bakrota Hills finds its name in the list of popular places to visit in Dalhousie. Located at a distance of only 5 km from Dalhousie, Bakrota Hills offers a scenic view of serene landscapes and lush green Oak, Pine and Deodar trees.

    Bakrota Hills offers a splendid view of the snow-capped mountains and makes for a perfect trekking experience. Take a walk down the fascinating and bewitching Bakrota Hills and breathe in the fresh air of this evergreen beauty and unparalleled attraction.

    One can consider visiting Bakrota Hills in winters only if one can brave the dipping temperatures. This stunning hill station is covered with white magic all around as it snows moderately during winters. Summers are the perfect season to witness the beauty and serenity of Bakrota Hills.

    Summers offers you a matchless beauty of Bakrota when the golden sunshine fills the green spread of alpine, oak and deodar trees, and pleasant temperatures. Indulge in numerous activities like trekking, sightseeing, and photography.

    LocationDalhousie Khajjiar Rd, Potato Development Centre, Ahla, Catchment Ala, Himachal Pradesh 176313

    How to reach: Once in Dalhousie, you can hire a taxi, car or bike to visit Bakrota Hills. A taxi will cost you anything around 800 to 1000. A drive offers a chance to see the scenic views on the way. There are numerous public transport options available at a cheaper rate. There are frequent buses that take you around Dalhousie. Going on a local bus from Dalhousie to Bakrota costs you only INR 150 per ticket and gives you an opportunity to interact with the locals.

    Activities and attractions: 
    Trekking, Photography, Sightseeing

  • 12Tibetan Market

    Tibetan 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.

    Location:
     Moti Tiba, Gandhi Chowk, Dalhousie 176304

    Activities and attractions:-
    Shopping

  • 13Ganji Pahari

    Ganji Pahari
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    Ganji Pahari, the bald picnic spot, is one of the unique places to visit in Dalhousie. Located at a distance of 5km from Dalhousie bus stand, Ganji Pahari is a small hill on the Pathankot Road. It literally means bald hill due to the absence of any trees or vegetation here.

    Ganji Pahari offers a panoramic picnic spot and mesmerizing views of the surroundings. One can camp here and enjoy the fresh air, and beautiful views of the mountains with their friends and family. The maneuvering terrains here make for a splendid trekking zone.

    During the winters, the bald hills get covered by white snow and glisten like diamonds offering tourists a breath-taking view.
    The trek level is moderate to difficult and takes about 40-50 minutes to reach Ganji Pahari on foot. It is advisable to take snacks and food along as there are no restaurants or hotels along the trail.

    Location: Ganji Pahari, Pathankot Road, Dalhousie.

    How to reach: At a distance of only 5 km from Dalhousie, Ganji Pahari lies in close proximity to the town. One can reach Ganji Pahari by taking an hour’s walk from the town center. If you are not much of a trekker, you can consider hiring a taxi or car/bike.

    Several tourist buses are available to Ganji Pahari from the Dalhousie Bus Stop however, their frequency is low and the timings are uncertain. Pony rides (on mules) are available but they serve the purpose of recreation rather than transportation.

    Activities and 
    attractions: Trekking and Sightseeing

  • 14Rock Garden

    Rock Garden

    Created by the diverting flow of natural hill streams, the rock gardens of Dalhousie are absolutely wonderful. It comprises of rocks strewn across natural streams of water and lush green surroundings overlooking the magnificent mountains and pristine air. Rock Gardens provides for a calm, peaceful and relaxing spot away from the hustle and bustle of the otherwise busy Dalhousie town.

    Rock garden finds its name under some of the most peaceful and serene places to visit in Dalhousie. It is located on the way from Dalhousie to Chamera Lake and is worth a stop-over. It is the perfect place for nature lovers and photographers. Simply relax by the beautiful stream gushing from the rocks and chill with friends and have hot piping Maggi.

    Location: Devidara, Dalhousie.

    How to reach: Rock Garden lies in the way of Chamera Lake. Take a taxi or car to Chamera Lake and stop by to admire the beauty of this marvel.

  • 15Chamba Town

    Chamba Town
    Image Credit : Varun Shiv Kapur-Flickr

    Situated on the bank of River Ravi, is the lively and vibrant Chamba Town. It is a small town located in the picturesque valley of Himachal Pradesh. Set amidst the Shivalik Ranges, this beguilingly old town has some beautiful medieval temples, meadows, and lakes.

    An occasional air of fresh breeze fills the town every now and then and owing to its altitude, Chamba Town has a pleasant range of temperatures, neither too hot,  nor too cold. Chamba is a hub of remarkable ancient Hindu temples made in shikhara style. The legendary Sui Mata Temple, the 9th-century Chaurasi Temples, Chamunda Devi, and the Hari Rai Temple are some of the sacred places in and around Chamba Town.

    The quaint Chamba church is located in the midst of Chamba town and has an amazing Scottish architecture.
    Chamba exudes an old charm and its laidback life doesn’t seem to have caught up with the rest of the world making it peaceful. This small town is famous for its vivid festivals and fairs. The entire crowd of Dalhousie gravitates towards the Chamba town due to its liveliness.

    Thousands of tourists throng at the town for shopping 
    rumaal (handkerchief), the Tibetan Market and the myriad options of restaurants it has to offer. There is also a museum and library that attracts tourists. Chamba Town is one of the most vibrant places to visit in Dalhousie. This single place alone offers the three elements of religious, adventure and fun-oriented tourism.

    Location
    : Chamba district, Dalhousie

    How to reach: 
    One can easily get a taxi to Chamba Town from Pathankot. It takes around 4.5 hours to reach Chamba.

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

  • 16Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

    Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
    Image Credit :  gautamnguitar-Flickr

    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.

    Location:
     Kalatope R.F, Himachal Pradesh 176304

    Timings: 
    7.00 AM - 6.00 PM.

    Activities and attractions: 
    Trekking and Sightseeing.

  • 17St. John’s Church

    St. John’s Church
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    St. John's Church is one of 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.

    Location: Dalhousie Khajjiar Rd, Moti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 176304

    Timings: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

    Activities and attractions: 
    Sightseeing, Photography, Place of Worship.

  • 18Jot Pass

    Jot Pass

    Jot Pass is a hiking and driving route with sharp, hairpin turns and a dramatic landscape of imposing mountains as the backdrop. It is a lesser known destination, unfrequented by throngs of tourists that crowd the rest of Dalhousie. The first kilometre is steep, which will test the adventure enthusiast in you, but the rest of the trek is moderate, and one can easily revile in the striking beauty and serenity of the place while trekking. The alpine scenery appears as if golden pavilions along the side of the road, delighting you at every step.

    Flowers cover the entire valley in summer months, the skies are clear blue and one feels closer to nature than ever. Reach to the top of the hike to enjoy the spectacular view of Dalhousie. Moreover, you can indulge in adrenaline pumping activities like rafting and paragliding once you reach the top.

    Location:
     
    38.2 km via Dalhousie - Chamba Rd

    Timings:
    No Timings

  • 19Rang Mahal

    Rang Mahal

    Owing to the unique amalgamation of British and Mughal architecture, Rang Mahal is one of the most significant tourist destinations in Dalhousie. The Mahal was built by Raja Umed Singh to house the royal women and now serves to display rare paintings, artefacts, coins, hill jewellery, costumes, and other valuable objects.

    Nuzzled by lush green hills, the magnificent monument is extremely popular among photography enthusiasts and history buffs. After soaking up the awe-inspiring architecture, you can take a relaxing stroll and relish in the enthralling natural beauty all around. The palace also houses a handicraft shop where visitors can buy handkerchiefs, shawls and other knick-knacks.

    Location: Surara Mohalla, Dalhousie

    Timings: Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM

  • 20Subhash 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.

    Location:
    Located at a distance of 1 Km from Dalhousie

    Timings: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM.

    Activities and attractions:
    Sightseeing, Photography.

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Sightseeing in Dalhousie

Adventure in Dalhousie

Attractions in Dalhousie

Trekking in Dalhousie

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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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Bakrota 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

 

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Chandrakhani Pass Trek

Chandrakhani Pass is a standout amongst the most lovely and tranquil go, at an elevation of 3660 m situated in the Kullu valley. Chandrakhani Pass offers awesome perspectives of the Deo Tibba crest, Pir Panjal and Parbati scope of mountains. 

The trek is a standout amongst the most delightful treks that acquaints the voyager with the remote, bumpy societies of Himachal Pradesh. The beautiful magnificence of the Kullu valley, and the mountain tops that spot that skyline is a treat for the nature significant other all through the excursion. 

The area is otherwise called the Valley of Gods. Legend has that Jamlu (the managing god at Malana), opened a wicker container containing the lords of Kullu at the Chandrakhani Pass and the solid winds blew the divine beings to their present dwelling places.

Sea Preferred Season son: June-August

Maximum Elevation: 3650 m

Duration: 8 day

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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The Great Himalayan National Park

If you are an admirer of nature then a visit to the Great Himalayan National Park will be an enthralling experience to cherish. The National park is bestowed with a variety of wildlife species.  It is an abode for approximately 375 types of fauna that include snow leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan brown bear, Himalayan tahr, musk deer, goral and several others. 

Another exhilarating option here is to go for a trek. So stuff your backpack and do not forget your camera; tie your shoelaces and just break free from your stressful routine. There are a number of fairs held here during the months of April, May, August and September. If you are an Indian National, then you will have to pay around Rs. 50 as a entry fee. For Foreign Nationals the entry fee is Rs. 200.

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Laxmi Narayan Temple

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

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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

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Subhash 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

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Kheer Ganga

If you are seeking for some adventure and thrill, then trekking at Kheer ganga is one of the most awesome things to do in Kullu. Situated in the Parvati valley, this place is endowed with a fascinating landscape making it a perfect destination for trekking. 

After this tiresome yet adventurous journey, one can experience the relaxing natural hot water springs here. Kheer ganga is also a pilgrimage hub. It is said that Karthik, the son of Lord Shiva meditated at this pristine place for approximately a thousand years. The place is open to visitors for only seven months a year and proffers comfortable accommodation facilities.

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Manikaran Hot Spring

Witness the unusual miracles of nature like a pond full of boiling water at a hill station. Manikaran is situated in the fascinating Parvati valley in kullu. The hot springs situated on the banks of the Parbati River, is a major tourist attraction. 

When in Manikaran one can halt at a pristine Gurudwara located here. The food served here is simple yet delicious. The accommodation facilities are also considerably comfortable. It is believed that the water from the hot springs has medicinal properties and a healing power. This attracts countless pilgrims, who have faith that this is a cure for their sickness. Be it an excursion or a pilgrimage, Manikaran has to have a priority position in your things to do in Kullu list.  

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