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  • A vision of deep valleys and pine forests, Dalhousie is a stunning hill station that is a crowning glory of Himachal Pradesh in the northern part of India. Having been a part of the British government’s era of summer palaces, resorts in Dalhousie embody a tradition of old British hospitality and Indian values. It is situated in the Chamba district of the state and stands atop 5 hills rising to 2,400m above sea level. The town is named after Lord Dalhousie, who was the Governor General of India in the 1850s.

    This retreat is surrounded by the beauty of the Dhauladhar Mountains, that are snowy and silver clad in their beauty.  The best time to visit is between May to September as it provides the much needed escape from the dreary heat of the plains. The accommodations of this tourism led economy are a comforting mix of luxury resorts in Dalhousie town and around as well as comfortable, budget accommodations.

    The gorgeous getaway is well connected to Delhi and is easily accessible via road that passes through pretty hill town like Khajjiar and Chamera.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Dalhousie:

  • 01Snow Valley resort

    Snow Valley resort

    If a good view is the top priority on your next stay at resorts in Dalhousie then, Snow Valley Resorts is your best pick.  It prides itself on being one of the top Dalhousie Resorts and has a stunning view if the Pir Panjal Ranges. It boasts of a colourful and vibrant feel and a calm atmosphere that is a treat to be explored for the sore eyes and hearts.

    The accommodations feature 55 modern, contemporary and well-endowed rooms that are divided into Maharaja, Presidential and Super Deluxe each with a private balcony.

    The market is barely a 5 minute walk and the famous and ancient temple of Bhalei Mata. It is a perfect place to go and stay with your family or friends. The multi cuisine restaurant on the property has a delectable menu that is available under buffet as well as A-la-Carte options.

    Amenities:
    • Travel Desk
    • Conference Halls
    • Car Rental
    • Bon fire on request and laundry
    • Fitness Centre.
  • 02Atithis Resort

    Atithis Resort

    Located in the village of Bhagudi near Banikhet, Atithi resorts in Dalhousie is a stunning retreat located in the crown of the north. Away from the humdrum of the city life, it is here that you can enjoy the pure joy of homely comforts and a visual treat that will soothe your senses. The resort’s speciality is that it employs the use of locally handmade products that impart a very intrinsically Indian feel to your stay here.

    The resort also has Dalhousie’s first organic restaurant that has a beautiful décor and looks out over the valley. Take a dip in the refreshing pool or simply go walking and trekking up the mountain paths; there will be no dearth of things to do once you get here.

    The resort is well-designed and offers comforting accommodations that are a delight to check into. Get away from the city and enjoy a remarkable stay in the mountains.

    Amenities:

    • Swimming Pool
    • Car Rentals
    • Room Heaters
    • Tour Programmes
    • Boating
  • 03Grand View Hotel

    Grand View Hotel

    If a quaint and yet luxury resort in Dalhousie is what you are looking for then the Grand View Hotel is your best pick. The hotel is a very well kept up accommodation that is lined with glass panels and wooded panels on its façade.

    The view is majestic as the snowy mountains of the Dhauladhar Ranges seem to be teasing you to touch the tips.The resort is replete with luxurious rooms and stunning interiors that will definitely beg you explore more as you stay comfortably.

    The accommodations are divided into imperial, luxury and economy block and will cater to the needs of every kind of a traveller. The gourmet foodie in you can rejoice as the resort also has a vast range of dining and drinking facilities.

    Amenities:
    • Health Club
    • Gym, Jacuzzi
    • DJ Nights
    • Pool Table
    • Playstation
    • Library and Badminton Court
  • 04Aamod Resorts

    Aamod Resorts

    Cossetted in a pretty and captivating valley, Aamod at Dalhousie is one of the most stunning resorts near Dalhousie.  Located on the road from Dalhousie to Khajjiar it is approximately 5km away from the main town and presents an ideal retreat into nature. On a clear day, the resort boasts of clear views of the Pir Panjal Ranges.

    Moreover, the abode is designed in such a way that it presents something for everybody! You can embark on adventure sports, relax and let go at a spa or simply be by yourself at its gorgeous grounds and surroundings. Relish delicious gourmet food at the restaurant and enjoy a stay that fulfils each of your senses.

    It is replete with spacious and comfortable eco-friendly accommodations that are well equipped with modern facilities that are luxurious too. The resort is well endowed in natural charms and a undeniable cultural appeal that make it a unique place to stay at.

    Amenities:

    • Adventure Sports
    • Spa
    • eco-friendly rooms
  • 05Hotel Pearl

    Hotel Pearl

    Designated with a unique style, the Hotel Pearl is amongst the best resorts in Dalhousie. A gorgeous holiday destination that cites itself in the lap of Mother Nature, it is rich with the beauty of snowy meadows and pine forests.

    Located in the middle of the Dalhousie Town, it is well-endowed with contemporary amenities and interiors. Your stay here promises memorable and comfortable, be in the company of nature that is cited between perfectly designed rooms and family suites.

  • 06Hotel MGM 1

    Hotel MGM 1

    Located in the vicinity of the mall road of Dalhousie, MGM Resorts is one of its most premier and classy properties. Decorated with modern amenities and world class facilities, it is the best way to spend some family time with your loved ones.

    The restaurants serve world class food and are well known throughout the vicinity. The location is what works in this restaurant’s favor as it is easily approachable by road. 

  • 07Lall Ji Tourist Resort

    Located in the midst of beauty and nature at, Lal ji Tourist Resort in Dalhousie is a truly comforting and beautiful abode that offers comfort, luxury and stunning views all at the same time. The greatest advantage of staying at this resort is that it promises stunning and everlasting mountain views.

    The landscape is absolutely breathtaking and awe-inspiring.  The accommodations are divided into family sunset suites, luxury valley facing rooms and deluxe forest facing rooms. As is evident, each room promises one or the other spectacular façade that is a fresh breather.

    It is also well endowed in dining options as it has Daffodils, which is a multi-cuisine restaurant and a delicious coffee bar.
  • 08Hotel Dalhousie Heights

    Hotel Dalhousie Heights

    A newly built resort in Dalhousie, Hotel Dalhousie combines a gorgeous comfort, with stunning facilities and joyous grounds and location.

    Barely two minutes away from the famous has ‘Lover’s Lane’, the resort boasted of awe inspiring and stunning interiors that promise a royal stay amidst joyful natural bounty. It is well blessed with amenities that promise to make your stay here comfortable.

    Amenities:
    • Swimming Pool
    • Sauna and steam bath
    • Jacuzzi, Health Club
    • Doctor on call.
  • 09Alps Resort

    Alps Resort

    Located in the Bakrota Hills, a major tourist attraction of Dalhousie, the Alps resort is a unique destination where you can enjoy every little joy that this hill station has to offer. The resort has been renovated to reflect a modern and contemporary appeal that is hard to ignore! Being one of the most spectacular resorts in Dalhousie, it is definitely an ideal retreat for your holiday.

    The accommodations are ideally designed and are rich with all the amenities that can make your stay both comfortable and luxurious. All the rooms open to flowering lawns and are a welcome respite from the city life. Stroll around the gardens for that relaxing and rejuvenating holiday getaway.

    The resort like many others, still retains the old world charm inspite the modern outlook and facilities. The accommodations are broadly divided into standard, deluxe and super deluxe, luxurious suites and family suites. The resort also has a charming open air restaurant that is located amidst the lawns which serves Indian, oriental and continental cuisine.

    Amenities:

    • Badminton Court
    • Table Tennis
    • Pool Table
    • Indoor and outdoor games
  • 10Sunny view Cottages

    Sunny view Cottages

    A heritage cottage built in the 1930s the Sunny View Cottage sprawls over of the Panjpulla Road and promises to be a cozy and homely.  A relic of the illustrious past of Dalhousie, the cottages open up to a view that stretches as far as Lahore on a clear day.

    The cascades of the Ravi, Beas and Sutlej are also a stunning sight to behold. Located near the Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie, the resort is easily accessible by road and allows guests to behold the calming beauty of this gorgeous abode.

    The resort’s exclusive accommodations are comprised of 4 rooms each of which has hardwood flooring and state of the art exclusive bathrooms.  There is also a warm dining room along with modular kitchen and pantry.

    Amenities:

    • Dining Room
    • pantry
    • kitchens
    • grounds
  • 11JK Clarks Exotica

    JK Clarks Exotica

    With its wooded ceilings and war, ambience, JK Clarks Exotica is bound to make you feel right at home with its beautiful feel and look. Located in the town of Dalhousie, a few meters away from the bus stand and close to the Pathankot Railway station.

    It boasts of 35 rooms that are divided into suites and deluxe accommodations and are all replete with modern amenities that promise to offer you a memorable stay that lacks for nothing. The property also has a multi cuisine restaurant and a lounge bar called ‘Illusion’ that will lend even greater moments to your stay here.

    Amenities:

    • Conference Hall
    • Lounge Bar
  • 12Topaz

    Set deep in the mountains of Dalhousie, Topaz is a finely endowed 3 star property. The resort is located close to the main mall road and is surrounded by the beauty of the forests and meadows all around. 

    The resort has about 24 well kept up rooms that are available in two categories namely, deluxe and luxury suites. Well-equipped with all the modern amenities and luxurious interiors, they are certainly worth your stay.

    Amenities:

    • Car Rental, Parking
    • Travel Assistance
    • Restaurant

Attractions

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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