Dalhousie Tour Package


Overview

State: Himachal Pradesh
Distance: 574 Km NW of Delhi
By Road: 13hrs
Location: In the North-West Himchal Pradesh at a height of 6,600 ft.

Fast Fact

  • When to go Dalhousie

    Spring, summer and autumn. winter is too chilly.

Dalhousie is a paradise for travelers who want to de-stress in the laps of nature. It is an extremely favorable holiday destination mainly because of its tranquil climate. It used to be the summer retreat for the army officers and bureaucrats and thus far, it maintains this label. A place experiencing winter-like cold climate throughout the year, Dalhousie poses a perfect solace for people living in relatively hot regions. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest-running single dynasty since the mid-6th century.

  • Feast your eyes at Dalhousie

    Dainkund Peak: Curb your urge for photography at the Dainkund peak, the Highest Mountain in Dalhousie. The best way to get there is by trekking. And while you're at it, you can enjoy the sweet sound of the gentle breeze puffing through the trees making a musical serenade which makes Dainkund popularly known as the singing hill! Incredible sights of the striking valley coupled with the gleaming river flowing through the crisscross riverbeds, makes trekking to Dainkund a pleasant experience.

    Khajjar: Often called India's Switzerland, the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. this place is most famous for 12th century temple dedicated to Khajji Nag. Within the temple are life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers. Along the fringes of Khajjar you will find thick forests of deodar climb the slopes and the snow peacefully resting above this wooden glory.

    Bakrota Hills: If you are on a health spree then you wouldn't want to miss out on the most popular 5km brisk walking circuit around the Bakrota Mall. It will surely offer you a refreshing delight to walk through the unpredictable golden sunshine that filters through the oak, pin and deodar trees. The snow clad hills that surround this circuit truly creates the most divine and peaceful ambience to start the day. This scenic beauty is extremely admired by many visitors of Indian and foreign nationality who choose to come here specially for brisk walking on this route. 'Rounds' is the Local word used there for this route. You can even see black-faced langurs (a kind of monkey) and rhesus macaques leaping from tree to tree.

    Gandhi Chowk: If you haven't yet bought mementos, trinkets or souvenirs for your relatives back home, then Gandhi Chowk is the best place for you to visit. It is the most happening shopping place in Dalhousie. The Tibetan Market there is especially famous for selling diverse goods right from traditional handicrafts like jewellery, jackets, rugs, cardigans and carpets to electronic items. In some of the shops at the Tibetan market, one can also find a wide variety of Kashmiri art and Kashmiri shawls. Himachal Handloom situated on the Thandi Sarak. Apart from visiting the new-age shopping malls, one can also find the solace of a shopper's paradise while visiting the tiny shops lining up all throughout Gandhi Chowk.

    Interestingly, Gandhi Chowk, formally known as GPO, is actually a road junction of 8 roads! As a result, this place is well connected with bus stands and nearby places like Kalatop Wildlife Santuary and Daikund. A bustling shopping arena with amazingly skilled Tibetan craftsmen selling goods in a pleasant weather makes this place worth a stopover.

    Panchpula: 3km from Dalhousie, this place has immense picturesque beauty to offer. The watershed that is drained by the Panchpula stream has its source in the DayanKund. It supplies water to the regions of Bahloon and Dalhousie and in turn creates a most striking and arresting image for the visitors to enjoy.

    En route from Dalhousie- Panchpula through the meandering roads, the tourists may view the picturesque beauty of the mountainous region of the state. Panchpula is situated at a distance of three kilometers from the hub of the city of Dalhousie. The excursion from Dalhousie to Panchpula is one of the most frequented tours from Dalhousie. One the way to Panchpula lies the Satdhara springs, which is endowed with the curative properties. The gurgling sounds of the Satdhara springs have a mesmerizing effect on the tourists who are on their way to visit the monumental city of Panchpula.

    If you're finding a reason to visit panchpula, then your struggle ends here because one of the major tourist spot in this city is the memorial monument built as a tribute to the revolutionary Sardar Ajit Singh, uncle of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. In case you get overwrought by roaming all over then you always have the local tea stalls situated near the monument that provide variety of foods and beverages and of course, solace!
  • Popular excursions of Dalhousie

    Khajjiar - A stunning valley with a spring in the middle, while being quite beautiful, it gets littered with trash in the peak season of July when a massive number of tourists come. It is known as the 'Switzerland of India' for the meadowy look.

    Dainkund Walk - A gentle, sloping walk near an Air Force base in Dalhousie, leading to a Hindu temple.

    Alah Water Tank - The main water tank in the area, holding 100,000 gallons.

    Upper Bakrota - The highest area in Dalhousie, it has a number of estates, a residential school, and an Army barracks at the top. The area is circled by a road called Bakrota Walk, on the way to Khajjiar which ends at Alah Water Tank. It was the preferred destination of the landed gentry of Punjab during the Raj, now populated by similar residents from the new India. Some of the houses are worth seeing, but are mostly on private gated estates.

    Kala Tope Rest House - It's on the way to Khajjiar at the toll barrier for Kala Tope, a road to the left of the barrier leads to the government rest house, a nice quiet spot and a great place for a picnic. The 3-km route through dense pine forests from Lakkadmandi to Kala Tope is simply exhilarating. No cars are allowed on this 3-km route. Ganji Pahadi Walk - It is called Ganji Pahadi (ganji means bald, pahadi means hill) because there are no trees on the summit of the hill and it looks like it's got a bald patch at the top. You can ask a local how to get there. It is a long walk of at least an hour, but quite pleasant. Subhash Chowk - This is the spot (chowk means intersection) where the road from the bus stand makes a cross road between two roads to G.P.O. and the one coming in from the bus stand. It is also a fairly active market, second to G.P.O.

    Church - It is right next to the post office and police post in G.P.O.

    Chamba - It is a major district town a little distance away from Dalhousie and is the seat of the former princely State of Chamba. It has a number of attractions including a major museum, restaurants, etc.

    Kalatop wildlife Reserve - Kalatop Sanctuary was recognized as a game sanctuary on July 1, 1949. It lies between Dalhousie and Chamba at the northwestern extremity Daula Dhar. Dalhousie-Chamba Road runs through the sanctuary, which contains about 15 villages. In 1982-1983, there were a total of 1766 people living inside the sanctuary. This reserve covers an area of 3069 hectares. Its altitude varies from 1185 meters to 2768 meters (3910 ft-9134 ft.) The terrain is steep and typical of the Outer Himalayas. It is drained by several tributaries of the Ravi River which lies just to the north.
  • Must to do in Dalhousie:

    There are some fantastic things to do in Dalhousie

    Enjoy long walks and explore the hills and the pleasant weather!

    Trekking is the most popular adventure sport here, so don't miss out on it.

    Unlike the cities, Dalhousie has an exceptionally clear night sky, so star gazing is an amazing option. Even if you don't have a binocular or a telescope, you can just lie down on the ground and enjoy the view.

    Visit the Tibetan market.

    Ride a Pony (available at G.P.O and Khajjar)

    Have a picnic (try including barbeque in it!)
  • How to travel in Dalhousie:

    The major mode of transport within Dalhousie is either by a car or a motorcycle. Both have their own assets of comfort but a car is recommended as it can get rather cold in the evening. Taxis are readily available near main markets all day. The best leisure activity in areas like Khajjar and G.P.O are the Pony Rides, but they can't be used as a practical means of transport. Although some kind of transport is necessary to visit Khajjar and Chamba, but elsewhere 'on foot' is the most pleasing option and a delightful experience.

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