The Best of Dalhousie 4.5


Dalhousie is a beautiful place to visit in India situated in Chamba District. Located at an altitude of 1970 meters higher than sea level, this destination is worth a visit for all those who seek peace and tranquillity. The town of Dalhousie has derived its name after the British General, Lord Dalhousie. He was the Governor-General of India and has established this place as a summer retreat for its officials as well as troops back in those times. Dalhousie is a city unfold across 5 high-altitude hills nestled near the Dhauladhar range of mountains in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This place features developments and buildings of the colonial era. Some of the major developments include St. John as well as St. Francis Churches, which have been crafted back in the 1800s during the rule of the British. You take a trekking trip to the Dainkund Peak, which further leans to the Pholani Devi Temple. The various attractions of Dalhousie feature-rich and ancient Victorian as well as Scottish architecture all across the city. The place is a wonderful combination of ancient temples, rich art, and culture as well as locally crafted handicrafts, which might sweep you off your feet on your visit. Thus Dalhousie needs to be at the top of your destination list among all other places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. The ideal time to explore the place is during the summers from the months of May to September.

Where to visit in the place?


This beautiful traveler attraction is a small town located in the close locality of Dalhousie.
It is also popularly known as Mini Switzerland of India. The place owns such beauty that it has been one of the greatest influencers and inspirations for a number of kingdoms, which includes the Mughals as well as the Rajputs. It is conveniently nestled at an elevation of 6500-feet above sea level and picturesque landscapes that it boasts are bound to impress any tourist. The place also features the large nine-hole-golf-course that it is quite renowned as well. The golf course is a beauty sitting amidst lush greenery and mesmerizing views of the surroundings. Khajjiar features a small lake, which is one of the favorite spots amongst tourists and locals. Even if you are an adventure seeker this place has bundles to supply. You can indulge in fun and adventure activities such as trekking and zorbing.

Satdhara Falls

Beautifully surrounded by fresh and plush green Himalayan cedar and pine vegetation as well as snow-capped mountain ranges lies the Satdhara Falls that includes beautiful views of the Chamba valley. The term ‘Satdhara’ is another term for seven springs, which implies that this waterfall gets its white water from seven completely different springs. Therefore, the name Satdhara Falls. The waters from all the seven springs get united at an elevated point of 1036 meters above sea level and finally flow down in unison. If you wish to get away from your busy life of the metropolitan and are in search of some peace then this is one of the ideal places for you to explore. While visiting Dalhousie you can also take a dip in the water of this waterfall as the water is said to contain mica, which is believed to have medicinal properties that have been successful in curing a number of skin diseases. The locals call it ‘Gandak’ in their native language. The refreshing smell of the mud fills the surroundings, which makes it further alluring for the visitors.


Panchpula is a tourist destination, which is a combination of a stunning waterfall and a mesmerizing picnic spot. The place is surrounded by lush green trees of Deodar and Pine. This is the same spot where five different streams combine together. The mainstream of Panchpula is also the source of water to the numerous localities of Dalhousie. This mainstream finds its origination in the north side of Dain Kund, which is also a mesmerizing sight to behold. There is a samadhi of Sardar Ajit Singh (Bhagat Singh’s Uncle), a great revolutionary built close to the place as he took his last breath here. The ideal time to visit and explore this destination is during the monsoons when the water is in full flow and rushes down beautifully.

Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary

Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary is an amazing combination of snow-capped mountain ranges, rich wildlife, verdant grasslands, white water streams, thick deodar vegetation, etc. It is is also popular for the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, it is nestled in Chamba District. The term Kalatop means ‘black cap’, which in turn refers to the lush black cover of forest on the sanctuary’s highest hilltop. The sanctuary is located just a few kilometers away from the Chamera Reservoir and the Chamba Dam, which can also be visited while exploring the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary. Spread in an expanse of 30.62 square kilometers this wildlife sanctuary houses animals like Himalayan black bear, mountain cats, jackals, Himalayan black marten, leopards, langurs, etc. You can also spot over one hundred and twenty bird species including the Himalayan Monal, Asian Koala, Eurasian Jay, Khalij Pheasant, and various others. You can also enjoy hiking and trekking trail, which offers an amazing experience to the visitors. The vegetation of the place majorly comprises of fir, blue pine as well as deodar vegetation.

Bakrota Hills

Bakrota Hills is another famous place to visit in Dalhousie. This name has been given to the place owing to the fact that it is Dalhousie’s highest area. The Bakrota Hills is beautifully and quite conveniently circled by a roadway, which further leads to Khajjiar. This place features a number of estates amidst peaceful and scenic surroundings, which can be quite an unforgettable visit for the peace-seeking travelers. You can take a stroll here and capture some amazing pictures to take back home. All around the beautiful hills are covered with deodar vegetation.

Subhash Baoli

This tourist attraction of Dalhousie's name after Subhash Chandra Bose, a famous fighter who fought bravely back during the independence struggle. It is a perennial spring that is known to possess medicinal properties. It is believed that the water of this particular spring was successful in curing the poor health of the freedom fighter. Apart from the spring, the place is known for its beauty and travelers to visit it to enjoy the mesmerizing views. Take in the stunning views of the snow-dusted mountain and greenery. It is situated merely at a kilometer’s distance from Gandhi Chowk, a renowned lane of Dalhousie. You can also visit the place to take a casual stroll or even enjoy a picnic with family and friends. 


Chamba is a medieval town situated at a little distance from the marvel of Dalhousie. It is beautifully nestled against an amazing backdrop of lush green hills and pristine river. The local folklore and the mystical temples add to the unique charm of the place. The tourist attraction in this town is the renowned ancient museum, Bhuri Singh Museum. Here you will find a number of inscriptions, paintings as well as much more that reveal about the ancient history of Chamba and its ruler.  You can also visit the Old Palace or the Rang Mahal located within the district that, in turn, houses the Himachal Emporium, which you can visit to take home local gifts and mementos for your friends and family. 

Ganji Pahari

Ganji Pahari is a pleasing hill situated on Pathankot Road at a distance of five kilometers from Dalhousie. The hill features the absolute absence of flora owing to which it has been given its name ‘Ganji Pahari’, where the term ‘Ganji’ means bald as per the local language. This hill is also a well-known destination for trekking as well as for having picnics. In spite of the hill boasting no vegetation at all, the landscapes of the surroundings are worth appreciating. 

Where you can eat?

There are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the area and you can enjoy the varieties of food. You can choose different kinds of food, also you can enjoy their local dishes.

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Dalhousie Dharamshala & Manali  5 Night/6 Days

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  • Transportation using Cab for all sightseeing as per tour itinerary on non-sharable basis.
  • Fuel charges, road tax, toll tax, driver’s allowance, Interstate taxes, per Day taxes of Himachal & parking fee.
  • Hotels as per above schedule, meals as per your plan meal plan (veg only).

Manali Dharamshala & Dalhousie Tour  6 Night/7 Days

Himachal Pradesh has always been one of the best states that you can visit almost any time of the month. A holiday became a necessity when stress is a part of your life. Himachal ..

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  1. Transportation using Cab for all sightseeing as per tour itinerary on non-sharable basis.
  2. Fuel charges, road tax, toll tax, driver’s allowance, Interstate taxes, per Day taxes of Himachal & parking fee.
  3. Hotels as per above schedule, meals as per your plan meal plan (veg only).

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