Are you waiting for a magical escape, to wander off into the cloud kissed planes, fog coated pine forests, and a trip to a calm town away from the hustle of the city, then you must consider a vacation at Dalhousie.
Spread atop and across five hills, Dalhousie would embrace you into a magical extravaganza. This colonial hill town is located in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The quaint hill town is surrounded by majestic oak and pine trees, green mountains, crystal clear rivers, chilling breeze. Apart from the picturesque natural beauty, the place also must-visit has freshwater roasts of a vintage charm and colonial architecture.
This tiny hill town has been named after the British Governor Lord Dalhousie. Boasting some colonial-era architecture with cloud kissed backdrop the town is the perfect haven for nature lovers, trekkers, adventure enthusiasts, and wildlife lovers.
What to pack for Dalhousie?
Don’t forget to carry warm clothes. Ignore the months of the year you are planning to travel. For the months April, May, and June you need to carry plenty of cotton clothes and a light jacket too. In Dalhousie, you will need to dress in layers. So, carry plenty of warm inners that can help you to withstand the temperature changes suddenly.
Read more to discover what this magical hill town has to offer.
Soak in the Beauty at Panch Pulla
One of the most visited tourist destinations in Dalhousie is the Panch Pulla. The place lures nature lovers like moths to light.
The amazing scenic environment mesmerizes the visitors. The gushing waters of the waterfalls will also be a treat to your eyes. Panch Pulla is located where five streams meet, and deodars and pines surround the region. The dense foggy trails would make you feel like being in a movie set, and the tranquility would set your heart free.
Take a Refreshing Dip at Satdhaara Falls
Sathdhaara Falls is an ideal tourist destination and is frequented by tourists. The water of the falls drops from a height of 2036 meters and is popularly considered to be therapeutic for a lot of many souls. You can spend some quality time and meditate by the waterfall and can also opt for a refreshing dip. This beautiful site would never cease to amaze you and the breathtaking scenery would be something to cherish forever.
Ride a Boat at Chamera Lake
Chamera Lake is known for its spectacular beauty and is only 25 kilometers away from the hill town of Dalhousie. You will find the lake nestled among the dense deodar and pine forests. A peaceful atmosphere is a perfect place for people who want to be one with themselves, introspect, and find tranquility in life. You can also indulge in some recreational activities if you are feeling adventurous. River rafting can also be done by the adventure seekers or else you could just sit back, relax, and soak in the beauty of the place as well.
Facing the sun couldn’t get more fun when you hang around Chamera Lake. The glazing freshwater and the kneeling hills would embrace you to a realm that would feel just heavenly.
Known as the “Mini Switzerland of India”, this spectacular snow-capped beauty with towering peaks, lush green meadows, and the pristine lake would surely remain etched in your mind for a long time. You can also indulge in sophisticated sports like golf if you want to else ride along the serpent roads and taste some amazing roadside tea and snacks. And once it starts snowing, the beautiful neat white brushed trees and lake would just be a surreal sight to witness. This place is a must-visit during winters.
Hike to the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
When in Dalhousie, you cannot miss visiting Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are a nature lover or wildlife enthusiast then you should visit this place because you will come across exotic alpine flora and fauna. This place is ideal for picnics, peaceful ambiance, spectacular views, and spotting wildlife. Also, it is the home to a few rare white tigers.
Visit Dainkund Peak
Located at a whopping height of 2755 meters above sea level, Dainkund Peak must be on your list to be at when in Dalhousie. You will be captivated by the lush green meadows and sparkling rivers. After reaching the picturesque peak, the soothing symphony and song of the cold wind would enrich you from the within while gazing at the ocean of clouds and snowy mountain tops.
Not only that, but they’re also a very pristine temple at the peak and you could meditate for hours there without being disturbed at all.
Visit Ganji Pahari
Ganji Pahari has been named such because it is completely barren and does not contain any greenery. Nonetheless, the views from this place are mesmerizing and will surely satiate your soul. You should also visit the temple and pay homage to the goddess and embrace the divinity of the place.
The hill town of Dalhousie has a lot to offer to every tourist.
Be it an escape from the struggling life back in the city, or being one with nature, you just can’t ignore the calls of the mountains.
Is Dalhousie worth visiting?
For all the peace and tranquillity lovers it is a place that treats you well. Treat your soul with various picturesque sights and breathtaking sceneries Not only that, but you could also go hiking and rafting and trekking and unleash the adventurous beast within you.
Be one with the holy divinity as this small offers a lot of temples too. Spend some time, meditate, find the peace you came looking for, Dalhousie offers everything.
You will surely have a pleasant experience during your stay at Dalhousie. The delicious street foods, friendly residents, and curved, beautiful roads to travel would be just a few added benefits you’re going to enjoy while reaching and leaving the city by road.
Are you restless enough to explore the picturesque hill town? You could easily book your tickets and wake up the wanderlust inside you.
Get, Set, Go then!