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Dalhousie For Nature Lovers

''Its soul-refreshing beauty and surroundings are sure to cast a magic spell on you!''

Dalhousie is a cosy hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh, famous for its natural beauty and silhouette mountains. This idyllic place gives stunning panoramic views of the plains, adjacent rolling valleys and sparkling water bodies and lakes that shimmer like a mirage under the shining saffron sun rays. The good part about this place is that it’s not as crowded as Shimla and Mussourie and lends you that private, relaxed time with family. The place is ideal for small walks and picnics. In a nutshell, it’s a perfect destination for those who are looking to being away from the maddening city noise.

LOCATION : Dalhousie is a cosy hill in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It’s at a distance of about 560 kms from Delhi.

ABOUT DALHOUSIE
Dalhousie carries and old-world charm unlike other popular hill station of India. It was a discovery of Britishers and that’s why colonial architecture can be very much seen here even today adding to the grandeur of this quaint hill destination. You will come across some beautiful churches too. Unlike mall roads of say Mussorie or Shimla, the mall road here isn’t that long and happening. However, one won’t find the dearth of eateries here. There are a couple of nice restaurants on the mall road that serve decent Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. In case you are not willing to stuff yourself with a full meal, you can always check out the two-three nice snacks counters out there. The place is one of the quietest hill stations of Himachal and so lacks night-life.


THINGS TO DO

Bakrota Hills: The stunning and bewitching Bakrota hills offer a grand view of the surrounding snow clad peaks in winters. Take the feel of the place bu indulging in leisurely walks amidst dense deodar forests.

St. John's Church: This is one of the first churches to be built in Dalhousie after it was founded. It stands at the main Gandhi Chowk, at a distance of about 2 kms from the main bus stand.

St. Francis' Church: Located at Subhash Chowk, this church was built in the year 1894 from the contributions made by Army and civilians. Because it is believed to have been built on the lines of a church in England, its beautiful glass work and intricate stone-work has impressed million of travellers around the globe.

Panchpula: It’s at a distance of approx. 2 kms from Dalhousie and the main source of water supply to Dalhousie and Bahloon. On the way to this place is Satdhara, full of flowing springs that are believed to contain medicinal properties. If you start going up the stream from Panchpula market, you will come across cosy little food kiosks established by small waterfalls. Just sit there, relax and admire the surrounding beauty. You can also indulge in some fascinating treks around Panchpula.

Ajit Singh Memorial: Sardar Ajit Singh, uncle of martyr Bhagat Singh, breathed his last on the day India gained independence. A ‘Samarak’ in his memory has been built at Panchpula to salute his contribution in the freedom movement.

Mall Road: Take romantic strolls at the mall road and enjoy snacks on the way.

Ganji Pahadi Walk: You have to walk for an hour at least to reach Ganji (bald) Pahari (hill). The hill has a big barren patch at the summit, hence the name. Seek help of locals for the route.

Subhash Baoli: Subhash Baoli is a perennial spring named after the famous freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose. He is said to have recovered from tuberculosis by the medicated water of this spring.


EXCURSIONS FROM DALHOUSIE

Chamba: There are a decent number of excursions that you can easily do in a day from Dalhousie. Chamba is a small town located on the banks of the Ravi river. Chamba is about at a distance of 45 kms from Dalhousie and the drive to the place will take your breath away.

Khajjiar: Christened as the Mini Switzerland of India, Khajjiar is at a distance of about 23 kms from Dalhousie. The place is a must visit for its lush green meadows that also houses the famous Khajji Nag temple belonging to the 12th century. You can see life-size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers within the temple premises.

Kalatop: The spot commands a grand and panoramic view of the surroundings. It is covered by dense deodar and fir forests and houses the famous Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Pheasants, serow, leopard, jackal and black bear are commonly spotted here. You can stay put at Kalatop forest guest house that is connected with road

Daikund: About 10kms from Dalhousie towards Khajjiar is Daikund peak that offers commanding views of Dhauladhar ranges. On a clear day, all the three rivers Beas, Ravi and Chenab can be spotted from here. There’s a diversion from Kalatop for Daikund.

Bharmour: Located about 40kms south-east of Chamba, Bharmour is known for its picturesque natural beauty and ancient temples, some of which are believed to date from 10th century. The dense alpine pastures add to the beauty of this place.


STAY OPTIONS

Grand View Hotel: 094180 10659
Himalayan Resort: 0189 924 0667
Hotel Monal: 098164 63388
Hotel Mount View & Spa: 0189 924 2120
Hotel Mongas: 094181 80101
Sagrika Resort: 0189 924 0489
Snow Valley Resorts: 0189 924 2700
Hotel Grace Mount +91 9318 995 444, +91 9418 010 508, +91 8894 296 421
Hotel Kumar's: 0189 924 2554
Alps Resorts: 0189 924 0781
Lall Ji Tourist Resort: +91- 94180 10549, 98163 58910
Dalhousie Heights: 0189 924 0742
Shangri La Hotel: 9316972577, 9418010716


HOW TO REACH

By Road
There are direct buses for Dalhousie from Delhi and the journey takes about 12-14 hours. It usually involves taking an overnight halt at Pathankot. Since roads of Punjab and Haryana are well-maintained, you can drive down as well. From Delhi, you can go to Dalhousie via Ambala, Chandigarh, Hoshiyarpur and Panthankot.

By Air
The nearest airports to Dalhousie are Pathankot (75 km) and Gaggal (135 km). There are frequent bus services from Pathankot and Kangra to Dalhousie.

By Rail
The nearest railhead is Pathankot.


TRAVEL TIPS
The breeze may get chilly in evenings even in summer. Carry some woollens.
You must do Khajjiar


Source / Review By : Pramugdha Mamgain Nautiyal

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