Dalhousie is a high altitude town in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at a height of 1970 meters above sea level. It is named after the British General Lord Dalhousie who was the Governor-General of India during the Pre-independence era. It features the buildings and constructions of the colonial era. During winters, the whole city is engulfed in a white snow blanket which enhances its beauty mystically. So, it is a must-visit place for all the snow lovers and those who like winters. For others, the best time to visit Dalhousie is between March and June, when the hill station is bathed by the warmth of the sun. It is the best place for a honeymoon and for those who seek peace and tranquility.
Places to visit in Dalhousie are Khajjiar, Dainkund peak, Kalatop wildlife reserve, Rangmahal, Chamba, Mall road, Tibetan market, Bakrota hills, rock garden, mystic village, and many more.
Khajjiar is one of the most popular places to visit in Dalhousie. It is around 22 km away from Dalhousie. There is the famous temple named as ‘Khaji Nag Temple’ dedicated to snakes and decorated with ornate wood carvings which are close to the famous Khajjiar lake. The place is also known as the ‘Mini Switzerland’ due to the striking topographical resemblance of the place with Switzerland. Weekend trips to Khajjiar will make your heart and nerves reflect with happiness. Some famous places to visit are Khajjiar Lake, khajji Nag temple, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Dainkund Peak, Kailash Village, Panch Pandav Tree, Golden Devi Temple, Panchpula, Lord Shiva Statue, and many more.
It is the highest peak of Dalhousie that occupies amazing landscapes and long stretches of pine. It is located at a height of 2755 meters above sea level at a distance of 10 km from Dalhousie. It is also famous as a camping spot.
Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary of Kalatop wildlife sanctuary is located in the Chamba District. It is merely 4 km away from the city. It is an amazing combination of snow-covered mountain ranges, densely populated deodar trees, fir, blue pine, and rich wildlife. The place is also famous for hiking and trekking.
Bakrota hills or popularly known as Upper Bakrota is another must-visit place in Dalhousie. The beautiful hills are famous for their mesmerizing beauty and deodar trees covering them from all around. One can feel a sense of inner peace and calmness at this place. It is hardly 1 km away from the city.
Chamba is an old town situated around 52 km from Dalhousie. It is mainly famous for its folklore and spiritual temples which enhance its charm. If you visit this place, then do not forget to visit Rang Mahal and Himachal Emporium.
Panchpula is the resting place of great freedom fighter Lt. Sardar Ajit Singh. It is located at a distance of 3 km from Dalhousie via Pathankot. It is famous for its mystically stunning waterfalls which attract tourists from faraway places to experience these radiant streams. It is a popular hiking place for explorers.