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Dalhousie

TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City
Replete with tall oak and pine trees, plunging lush valleys, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, and blessed with a serene climate, Dalhousie is one of the most favourite retreats in Himachal Pradesh. Named after its founder, Lord Dalhousie, this quaint town is located about 6,000 to 9,000 ft above sea level. Abound with spectacular views and tree-shaded lanes to stroll through you can gaze at the Victorian-style mansions and explore the churches here. Spread over five hills acquired by the British, Dalhousie served as a great escape for them from the heat of the plains. Today, it is a popular holiday spot by Indians as well as international tourists. The Chamera Lake is famous for its lustrous valleys and dense pine forests, while the trek to Dainkund Peak offers the most picturesque scenes along with some interesting animal and bird species. Kajjiar, India’s ‘Mini Switzerland’ is a charming hill station that offers some adventure activities such as horse riding, paragliding and zorbing. Marvel at the exquisite beauty of Manimahesh Glacier Lake that is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva and feel blessed. Shop for knick-knacks at the Tibetan Market and gorge on scrumptious cuisines. With its magnificent natural beauty, a tranquil atmosphere and an old-world charm, Dalhousie is truly a gem to be explored.
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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City Chamera Lake

Chamera Lake

Surrounded by dense pine forests, lustrous valleys and the Great Himalayan Mountains, is the beautiful and artificially created Chamera Lake. A part of the Chamera Hydroelectric Dam built over Ravi River, the lake supplies power to many villages in the Chamba district. Take a guided boat ride on this picturesque lake with clear blue water glistening due to the sun rays. You can opt for a speedboat or the regular one. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the place and later, savour the experience by eating at one of the makeshift joints.

Image Courtesy: www.indiamike.com
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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary

Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary

Set amidst tall and dense Deodar and fir forests, is the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary spreading across 31 sq km and elevated at a height of 8000 m above sea level. It is best explored on foot on a three-day trek or you could choose to hire a guide who will accompany you in your vehicle. The sanctuary boasts of an impressive variety of animals such as the musk deer, Himalayan black marten, ibex, bears, Himalayan squirrel, langur, barking deer, leopard, and about 117 species of birds. It also has some exotic flora here and is a must visit for animal and nature lovers.

Image Courtesy: Pushyamitra Navare via Flickr
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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City Trek to Dainkund Peak

Trek to Dainkund Peak

Embark on an adventurous and picturesque trek to the highest mountain in Dalhouse, the Dainkund Peak that rises to an altitude of 2,755 m above sea level. Starting from Lakkar Mandi, the trek unfolds stunning sceneries of the entire valley. The gentle breeze that blows through the trees makes a rhythmic sound and it is due to this that the Daikund Peak is also called as the ‘singing hill’. Two major attractions here are the Indian Air Force base and the Phoolani Devi temple, which apparently keeps away spirits here. Take in the mesmerising views of the Himalayas from up here.

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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City Khajjiar

Khajjiar

Located about 26 km from Dalhousie, Khajjiar is a small but beautiful hill station fringed by a thick growth of Deodar trees, which get completely covered in snow during peak winter season. With a backdrop of snow-peaked mountains around its 5 km circumference, Khajjiar is said to be India's ‘Mini Switzerland’. Also known as Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh, this breathtakingly beautiful destination is paradise on earth. A trek to this place is the best way to explore it; adventure seekers can go horse riding or paragliding. You can even go zorbing here during summer. Do visit the Khajji Naga Temple while enjoying the beauty of nature.

Image Courtesy: www.atishayjain.info
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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City St John's Church

St John's Church

Founded in 1863, St John’s Church is one of the oldest structures in Dalhousie with a deep history. Built in British architectural design and made up wood and bricks, it is located near the popular Gandhi Chowk market area and is one of the most visited places as well. Popular not only for religious reasons, but also the aesthetic appeal, historical significance, and the natural beauty that surrounds this place, it is a must visit for everyone. To know more about the history of the church visit the library adjacent to it where you can browse through magazines, books and rare photographs.

Image Courtesy: www.himyland.com
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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City View of Pir Panjal Mountain Range

View of Pir Panjal Mountain Range

This mountain range in the mid-Himalayas runs from the east southeast to the west northwest, covering Himachal Pradesh and Indian administered J&K as well as Pakistan administered Kashmir. Take stops as you drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar to click pictures of the stunning views of the range. The route offers many lookout points to capture the majestic Pir Panjal Mountain Range that begins from Patni Top in Jammu and Kashmir, passing through the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand State and up to the state of Himachal Pradesh. Marvel at the panoramic views of valleys, meadows and snow-capped mountain peaks while exploring this pass.

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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City Shop and Eat at Gandhi Chowk

Shop and Eat at Gandhi Chowk

A most happening place in the whole of Dalhousie is the bustling market of Gandhi Chowk. Located in the heart of Dalhousie, Gandhi Chowk is the best place to shop and eat. Walk down the famous Tibertan Market selling various articles such as jackets, handicrafts, jewellery, bags as well as decorative items. This is the place where you can get a wide range of cuisines, right from the South Indian traditional dosas, Italian pizzas to mouth-watering burgers and more. The Kwality Restaurant here is considered to be a popular pick among travellers. So have a great time shopping and binging on some scrumptious fare.

Image Courtesy: www.holidayplazadalhousie.com
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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City Subhash Baoli

Subhash Baoli

Situated at a mere 1 km distance from Dalhousie is the stunningly beautiful Subhash Baoli. This is a picturesque spot offering peaceful surroundings and the most captivating view of the snow capped Himalayan mountain peaks. Its name is derived from the famous freedom fighter, Subhash Chandra Bose who spent a lot of time in the serenity of this nature's abode. Enjoy a leisurely walk exploring the forest area, home to a waterfall and a hidden cave, or simply appreciate the beauty of nature sitting at Subhash Chowk, which also has a statue of Netaji.

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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City Ganji Pahari

Ganji Pahari

Get ready for a one-hour walk to reach the scenic picnic spot, Gangji Pahari situated amidst Bakrita Hills that is about 5 km from Dalhousie. Once there, enjoy a picnic spread in the lap of nature offering spectacular views of the surrounding. Strangely, there is no vegetation on the hilltop making it look as a bald hill. Thus the name Ganji Pahari, where ‘ganji’ means bald and ‘pahari’ means hill. Enjoy the fresh air along with the captivating views around you while unwinding with your family and friends.

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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City Sach Pass

Sach Pass

A route only taken by trekkers and locals, the Sach Pass is located at a height of 4420 m in the Pir Panjal Mountain Range of the Himalays in Chamba District. It connects Chamba Valley to the virgin beauty of Pangi Valley. Go on a trek to Pangi Valley to experience the rugged grandeur and beauty of this Himalayan jewel. Make note that the Pangi valley is cut off for a good six months or more due to heavy snowfall and semi-arctic climate. This path is tough and treacherous, so certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Image Courtesy: www.sachpass.in
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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City Laxmi Narayan Temple

Laxmi Narayan Temple

One of the oldest and largest temples in Chamba district, the Laxmi Narayan Temple consists of six stone Sikhara style temples strategically placed in a row from north to south. Of these, the largest (and oldest), is dedicated to Lakshmi Narayan (Lord Vishnu), while the rest are sacred to Radha Krishna, Lord Shiva, Trimukeshwara, Chandergupta, and Lakshmi Damodar. Admire the main idol of Lord Vishnu inside the temple. This is made using a rare piece of marble, which has a glittering appearance. All the shrines have wooden canopy roofs, which are designed to protect the temples from heavy snowfall.

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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City Manimahesh Glacier Lake and Kailash Trek

Manimahesh Glacier Lake and Kailash Trek

The Manimahesh Lake Trek is approximately a four-day trek from Bharmour, which is about a three-hour drive from Dalhousie. The goal is to witness the remarkable beauty of the Manimahesh Glacier Lake, which is situated at a height of 4080 m at the foot of Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The lake holds religious significance as it is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Be mesmerised by the vista of the sun rising above the Manimahesh Kailash Peak, which will make your arduous journey worth your effort.

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TraveLibro India Dalhousie Featured City Paragliding in Bir Billing

Paragliding in Bir Billing

Second best in the world and best in Asia for paragliding, a trip to Bir Billing amidst the majestic Dauladhar mountain range is a paradise for aero sports. Located at a distance of about 185 km from Dalhousie, it has hosted many competitions including the AAI Paragliding World Cup in 2015. Take off from a height of 8,500 ft, enjoy panoramic views of the green meadows and rolling mountains that form a part of the exceedingly beautiful Dhauladhar mountain range and Kangra valley. This place now features on the world map as a paragliding destination. The recommended flying season is September to November.

Image Courtesy: birbillingparagliding.com
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HOTELS

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A list of hotels we recommend, coming up soon.

RESTAURANTS

“One has not truly experienced a place,

until he has dug into a plate of their food!”

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