Dalhousie is an exotic hill station situated in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Today in this article I am going to tell you about 10 most beautiful places to visit in Dalhousie for your next trip.
Dalhousie is famous for its snow capped hills, lush green trees and picturesque surroundings. Located at an elevation of 8000 feet, it is a popular tourist destination. Named after Lord Dalhousie, the then viceroy of India, it is an enchanting hill station with beautiful Churches, panoramic views and pristine clear rivers. Dalhousie is a treasure of enchanting waterfalls, beautiful streams and mesmerizing vistas of surrounding hills and forests. Here you can also find some amazing Scottish and Victorian architecture. It gives a feel of British aura. Dalhousie houses 150 year old temple called as Lakshmi narayan temple. Dalhousie is filled with shopping areas which offers a varieties of products like bags, dolls, carpets,Tibetan handicrafts, Kashmiri shawls and also Buddhist paintings. It is hub of Shopping centers and food joints. Nice place to spend holidays in Himachal Pradesh.
There are many beautiful and scenic places to visit in Dalhousie. There are many delightful activities to engage yourself as per your preference.
Best places to visit in Dalhousie
Dainkund Peak Dalhousie
This peak is the highest peak in the whole Dalhousie region. It’s a great place to enjoy the trekking experience. Once reaching the top, it gives breathtaking views. It is also called singing hills because of the soothing breeze, which when moves around trees makes melodious sound. In the early months of winter, it is filled with snow and offers amazing experience to enjoy the snow. You can also take the blessings of Pholani Devi (Incarnation of Kali mata ) in the temple which is situated on top of the hill.
Chamera lake Dalhousie
Chamera is a beautiful blue lake with mesmerizing surroundings. It is actually a reservoir formed by Chamera dam and fed by Ravi River. Green trees and beautiful valley’s all around makes this an idle picnic spot. It’s a great place to click memorable pictures with family and friend’s .You can also enjoy water sports here like boating and river rafting. There are shops all around where you can enjoy hot tea and pakodas.
Satdhara falls is another must visit place to experience the nature at its best. It is popular among tourists for its serene ambience and mesmerizing beauty. Satdhara derives its name from seven tiny streams that flows all over and converge at this point which also has medicinal properties. Water is very tasty which is so rare to find. Ideal place to plan picnic with near and dear ones. Fresh water of falls and pleasant weather makes it an unforgettable experience.
Khajjiar “The mini Switzerland of India”
Khajjar is famous for its aesthetic beauty and scenic views. Khajjar is a small picturesque hill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It is surrounded by tall Deodar trees which adds unique charm to this place.Khajjar is called Mini Switzerland of India because of its magnificent natural beauty . It is unique combination of three ecosystems, lake, forest and pasture. This picturesque spot surrounded by deodar and pine trees also has a lovely lake where you can spend peaceful time. Ground nearby is very huge and children will love to play here. You can also enjoy fun activities like horse riding, trekking and paragliding. There is also an old Temple here dedicated to Khajji Nag who is said to be the Lord of serpents. So if you are planning a trip to Dalhousie with your friends or family one place which I will definitely recommend you to visit is Kajjiar. It is among the best places to visit in Dalhousie.
St. Francis Church Dalhousie
Visit the 100 year’s old beautiful St. Francis Church to offer your prayers to God almighty. Nestled in beautiful Dalhousie this Church has interesting and charming interiors which is made of glass and stonework. It is located near Subhash Chowk and known for well maintenance and remarkable architecture
Rangmahal is a famous historical building where you can see the fusion of both Mughal and British architecture. It is a real visual treat. Its walls are full of beautiful paintings which tell the stories of Lord Krishna. Rangmahal is also attractive shopping destination where you can buy items like handmade handkerchiefs, shawls and other souvenirs. You can find the rich collections of coins, paintings , many manuscripts, old jewellery and other ornaments in palace museum.
Kalatop Khajjar sanctuary Dalhousie
Explore the dense wild life in Kalatop Khajjar sanctuary. It is a paradise for wild life lovers. It offers magnificent views of snow and offers great trekking experience. It’s a awesome place with huge Deodar and pine trees. You can spot various amazing animals here if you walk deep into the forest like bear, Jackels, Deers, Langoors etc. You can also spot rare birds here like koklas, kalees, Himalayan Monal and cheer. There are many small shops here which serves yummy pakodas and hot tea.It is advisable to take guide with you to enhance the over all experience. So if you are an adventure enthusiast or love trekking than this place is among the best places to go for in Dalhousie.
Rock garden Dalhousie
Rock garden is a beautiful and calm picnic spot. It is build artistically among rocks and it has water coming from natural springs which gives refreshing experience. It also has small cafeteria which serves hot piping Maggie and tasty snacks at economical prices. It’s a nice place to spend a quality time in evenings.
Also known as bald hills , this place don’t have any vegetation but offers remarkable views of snow covered mountains. Crystal clear sky, cold breeze and panoramic views all makes an unforgettable experience. It’s worth a visit if you are a nature lover .Beautiful Sunset views are one of the top attractions of this place among tourists. It’s a great place to enjoy the fresh air and scenic beauty of surrounding hills.
Mall road is a great place to engage in shopping and also enjoy varieties of food. You can relish varieties of snacks here like tandoori momo’s, chicken and vegetarian momo’s, delicious Maggie and chaat’s. Deserts and ice creams here are awesome. Coffee at Dalhousie café is very famous.There is also small Tibetan shop here where you can buy ethnic Kashmiri caps and other interesting souvenirs including Kashmiri shawls. It’s a nice place to spend the evening and enjoy the shopping experience with delightful Himalayan snacks.
So this was the list of best places to visit in Dalhousie for your next trip and if you have any query regarding your trip to HImachal you can call and ask at 8988265439