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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
At a distance of approximately 16 kilometres, nested is this famous place to visit in Kasol called Pulga. Not so far from the city, this village welcomes all the tourists of Kasol. Pulga is best known for the temple or gurudwara in Parvati valley. The peaceful habitat has surprisingly large number of foreigners visiting the place throughout the year. Pulga village is one of the must visit for all the bag packers as it will enhance their love for bag packing as well as offbeat destinations.
The village is also known for being the tea treasure of the Himalayan side. All in all Pulga village is a small but an exciting tourist destination that adds to the glory of this small town, Kasol.
Kangra Fort, located on the outskirts of Kangra town, is a fort built by the Rajput family of Kangra as part of the Katoch Dynasty. The builders of this fort trace their history back to the Mahabharata making this fort the oldest recorded fort in India.
It’s also the largest fort in the Himalayas. The fort is well known for its importance in medieval Indian history as it was a much sought after fort by the Mughals and succeeded in resisting a lot of Mughal sieges. The outer wall of the fort has a circumference of 4 kms and the inner chambers have a lot of artifacts from various periods, most notably the Mughal and British occupied India eras. There are temples and royal chambers inside that make for a very fun and eventful tour.
Best time to visit: All throughout the year.
The twin sister of Manali, Kullu is located approximately 50 kilometres away from Kasol. Kullu is also one of those nearby getaways from Kasol which has a number of sightseeing places and activities that will keep tourists engaged on their holiday. Surrounded by a number of temples and other historical places, Kullu has a number of visiting destinations.
One can also try out activities like trekking and yak safari that the city has in store for its visitors. The panoramic view of the hilly hamlet is an add on to the wonderful activities and sightseeing destinations Kullu has to offer to its visitors.
The slopes of McLeod Ganj have one of the most picturesque lakes around. Named after the more-celebrated Dal Lake in Srinagar, this small lake is close to a beautiful village called Tota Rani. Flanked by Deodar trees, that are so typical of the region, lend the lake a mystical ambiance. A small shrine dedicated to Durveshwar Mahadev causes Dal Lake to be considered sacred, and a festival-fair held every year is evidence of that. The mid-altitude lake takes a greenish-hue and has varieties of fish inhabiting the water.
The mist in the mornings and evenings make Dal Lake the perfect place for an introspective walk alone, or with the beloved. If you’re lucky, boating in the lake is an amazing experience, when available. The lake next to the Tibetan Children’s village is a nice stopover before you proceed to other attractions, and is regularly listed in the places to visit in McLeod Ganj. A kilometre-and-half from Dal Lake is a spot in Naddi that offers a scintillating view of the Kangra valley and Dhauladhar peaks, and is famous as a sunset point.
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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
Activities and attractions:- Shopping
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.
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
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.
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
Activities and attractions:- Sightseeing, Historical Monuments, Museums, Places of Worship, etc.
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Dharamshala is renowned for its beautiful vistas, gorgeous lake, splendid monasteries, amazing temples, breathtaking waterfalls and its fascinating forts and museums. There are many popular attractions here for the tourists like Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, McLeod Ganj, Kangra Valley, Dharamkot, Triund Hill, Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Bhagsu Waterfall, Gyuto Monastery, Bhagsunath Temple, Dal Lake etc. It is a wonderful tourist spot if you are fond of nature and like to indulge in adventure activities like trekking and water sports.
Dharamshala is worth visiting for its breathtaking tourist attractions and its pulse racing adventure activities. It offers something for all kinds of tourists. For the adventure lovers there are trekking trails, for the spiritual seekers there are numerous temples and monasteries and for the nature lovers there are plenty of scenic landscapes to catch your eye in Dharamshala.
The best time to visit Dharamshala is from the month of February to June. This is when the weather is soothing with temperature not going above 25 degrees Celsisu. During this time, the valley looks most breathtaking since the flowers are in full bloom and its quite scenic. Moreover, the trekking trails are open which makes it an ideal time for the trekkers to visit Dharamshala.
Dharamshala is a perfect getaway if you are fond of visiting numerous tourist attractions and indulging in an array of activities to soak in an all-round tourist experience. However, Dalhousie is a wonderful escape from the hubbub of city life to enjoy amidst the realm of nature and cherish the rustic charm of the beautiful hill station. However, which tourist spot is better depends on the objective of the vacation taken by the tourists.