Things to do in Dalhousie
This beautiful hill station of the Northern India offers you an exciting opportunity to go closer to nature. Some of the activities that you can enjoy here include
For the adventurous souls, Dalhousie offers a great trail for trekking. The Khajjiar-Chamba-Khajjiar trail is a charismatic trail for admiring the nature. The trail is covered with lush green forests on both the sides and also offers you a chance to explore the local streams and the wide green stretches of the plain on its way.
The best part of Dalhousie is that it has a perfect balance of everything. You see the high peaks than you see the broad plains, once you admire the greenery and then you get to see a completely barren hill. The evenings in Dalhousie are calm and sweeter to enjoy a walk in the countryside. The main road is a perfect place to sip the evening tea and enjoy the sun bidding goodbye to come up another day.
Places to see in Dalhousie
If there is a small town in India that is jam-packed with many tourists’ attraction, then it is for sure Dalhousie. Here are the key attractions of the place
As the name suggest the Hill is actually a bald one with no trees and no vegetation around. It makes a great attraction for the tourists to see a completely bald patch amidst the lush green valleys of the region. Located around 5 kilometers from the main city the hill is a sight to see during winters when it is all covered with snow.
Dalhousie has a major hydroelectricity generating dam that has given birth to a beautiful artificial lake, Chamera. It is 15 kilometers away from Dalhousie and is an incredible lake on the river Ravi. It is one of the exemplary marvels of the modern science of Himachal Pradesh as it boasts of its splendor.
Bara Pathar Temple
Every year in the month of July, the Bara Pathar Temple celebrates a grand festival that is a must to experience. The festival is celebrated in the honor of Bhulwani Mata and the festivities are real grand. Nestled amidst the forest the temple offers you mesmerizing sights of the valley.
Dank und Peak
Daikund Peak is the highest mountain of the town with a great height of 2755 meters. Located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Dalhousie, the peak offers some incredible views of the town. The peak is also known as “Singing Hill” because of the enthralling sound that the wind makes while sweeping off the tree leaves.
If you love the idea of day picnic then this is the best place for you. The ghat is hardly 2 kilometers away from Dalhousie and a great stretch of plains surrounded by deodar trees. The singing birds and the up roaring stream through the forest accentuate the natural beauty of this place.
Food and Shopping in Dalhousie
Food in Dalhousie
The place has many restaurants which offer you some lip-smacking dishes. From highly expensive to the cheapest, Dalhousie has a range of food joints to all. There are many small restaurants beside all the key attractions of Dalhousie that serve you fast food as well as some delicious local dishes.
Shopping in Dalhousie
Dalhousie is a place for shopping woolens and some incredible locally made handicrafts. The Tibetan market, Himachal Handloom and Craft Center and Tibetan Craft center offers you some of the best designs of woolens and striking handicrafts to carry back home
Dalhousie by Bus
The journey to this hill station might be time taking but thanks to the good condition of the roads that it is very much comfortable. The state government ruins many deluxe, semi-deluxe, air-conditioned and normal buses on this route.
Dalhousie by Taxi
If you prefer going through taxi, you will save time and also get a chance to explore the natural beauty that lays beside the highway. You can find taxi services from Chandigarh, New-Delhi, Ambala, Ludhiana and Pathankot.
Dalhousie by Train
The nearest railway station is Pathankot’s Chakki Bank which is 71 kilometers from the main town. From here you may take a taxi or bus to reach Dalhousie. Train travel is the best and the most convenient way to reach Dalhousie.
Dalhousie by Air
You may not be able to reach Dalhousie by air however you may land at the nearest domestic airport to Dalhousie that is in Pathankot. Located at a distance of 75 kilometers Pathankot is connected to many cities in India. Another airport that is close by is the Gaggal airport at a distance of 145 kilometers. From here you can arrange for a bus or a taxi service.
Dalhousie Distance from near by Places
Dalhousie from Shimla 195km
Dalhousie from manali 118km