Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Dalhousie

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Today we will talk about the tourist places of Dalhousie, located in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. This high-altitude town is spread over five hills. It is popular for its pleasant climate and natural beauty. Dalhousie was founded in 1854 by Lord Dalhousie, a British governor, to spend some good time in the beautiful surroundings here, in a quiet environment. And today, Dalhousie has become a very popular tourist spot in the eyes of the people. Here are the top 10 best places to visit in Dalhousie.

Best Places to visit in Dalhousie:

Satdhara Falls 

Satdhara Falls is located near Panchpula. It is a natural waterfall that got its name from the seven water currents flowing here. Satdhara falls are surrounded by pine and deodar trees from all sides. From here you can see beautiful snow-covered mountains.

According to Locals, these falls have therapeutic significance. The amount of mica in these falls is high, and if the amount of mica in the water is high, then that water can be preserved for a long time. It is believed that a dip in this waterfall cures all your diseases.

Ganji Pahari

This hill is known as Ganji Pahari due to not having a single tree on the hill. This place is located 1 hour away from Dalhousie. Due to the absence of trees, plants, and shrubs on Ganji Pahari, this place is quite favorable for trekking. That is why it is no less than a paradise for a tracking lover. You can reach Ganji Pahari via the trek from Panchpula. 

Chamera Lake

This lake is situated at a distance of 25 km from Dalhousie. Chamera lake falls in the waterway of the Ravi river. You can do a lot of water sports activities like rowing, motor boating, paddle boating, sailing, canoeing, angling, and kayaking on this lake. Chamera lake is also part of a hydroelectric project. 

St. John’s Church

St. John’s Church, built-in 1863, is designed in the British architectural style. There are special prayers in this church every Sunday. If you are a history and book lover, then you must go here. This church is located near Gandhi chowk and 2 km from the Dalhousie bus stand. Being in the midst of lush green landscape and pine trees, this church is a major popular place in Dalhousie.

Kalatop Wildlife Reserve

This house of Himalayan bears is also known as “Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary.” This sanctuary is located 6 kilometers from Dalhousie. Spread over 20 square kilometers, dense cedar trees from all around surround this place. If you want to take your vehicle to this place, you have to take permission. This sanctuary falls on the banks of the Ravi river. 

Panchpula

Panchpula is also known as the LifeLine of Dalhousie. Panchpula means five pools. It is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from Dalhousie. This place is quite famous for the exotic waterfalls and refreshing streams flowing here. Along with this, Panchpula is considered to be the main water source of Dalhousie. 

Panchpula is considered to be a great picnic spot for a lot of adventure activities and natural beauty. Sardar Ajit Singh Samadhi is a great revolutionary situated near Panchpula, who took his last breath here.

Dainkund Peak

This place is also called “Singing hill.” It is situated at an altitude of about 2750 meters above sea level, which is the highest mountain peak of Dalhousie. Dainkund peak is located 10 kilometers from Dalhousie. You can also use your vehicle to reach here, and if you want, you can get here through the trek. 

Standing at this peak, you get a great view of Chenab, Ravi, and Peace River. This peak is located near Kalatop wildlife sanctuary and Gandhi chowk. Here tall and beautiful deodar trees, a serene environment, colorful flowers, and green valleys attract people to their side. 

Khajjiar

Khajjiar is situated at a distance of 22 km from Dalhousie. It falls at an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level. Khajjiar is considered one of the 160 “Mini Switzerland” in the world, along with Khajjiar, also called “Mini Gulmarg.” Khajjiar lake, surrounded by pine and deodar trees from all sides, is the main attraction. 

Along with this, there is also a temple in Khajjiar, known as Khajji Nag Temple, in which the serpent is worshiped. In Khajjiar, you can do activities like trekking, horse riding, and paragliding. On the way from Dalhousie to Khajjiar, the photo valley comes, where you get a great view. 

Rang Mahal

Rang Mahal is a major popular attraction center of Dalhousie. King Umaid Singh built rang Mahal. The artwork of Rang mahal is made to be seen only. But in all this, the main attraction of Rang Mahal is the center of 18th-century Punjabi hill style paintings, which throw light on the aspects of the life of Lord Krishna. There are many shops available inside Rang Mahal, from here you can buy handmade things.

Mall Road

Mall Road is the main shopping center of Dalhousie, and Mall Road is also known as “Dalhousie shopping street.” At this place, you can shop handmade and many local things there. From here, you can see the Pir panjal mountain range.

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March to June is the best time to visit Dalhousie, and if you want to see snowfall, you can select January. These are the ten best places to visit in Dalhousie. If you have already visited these places in Dalhousie, share your experience with us in the comment section below.

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q) What are the best places to visit in dalhousie for couples?

Mall Road: Mall Road is the main shopping center of Dalhousie, and Mall Road is also known as “Dalhousie shopping street.” At this place, you can shop handmade and many local things there. From here, you can see the Pir panjal mountain range.

Khajjiar: Khajjiar is situated at a distance of 22 km from Dalhousie. It falls at an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level. In Khajjiar, you can do activities like trekking, horse riding, and paragliding.

Panchpula: Panchpula is also known as the LifeLine of Dalhousie. Panchpula means five pools. This place is quite famous for the exotic waterfalls and refreshing streams flowing here.

Chamera Lake: Chamera lake falls in the waterway of the Ravi river. You can do a lot of water sports activities like rowing, motor boating, paddle boating, sailing, canoeing, angling, and kayaking on this lake.

Q) What Is The Best Time To Visit Dalhousie?

March to June is the best time to visit Dalhousie, and if you want to see snowfall, you can select January.

q) Which place is called Mini Switzerland in India?

Khajjiar is considered one of the 160 “Mini Switzerland” in the world, along with Khajjiar, also called “Mini Gulmarg.”


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