Vicinities in Dalhousie
Best places to visit in Dalhousie
Nestled amidst green pine and oak trees in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie is a pristine, yet gorgeous hill town on the Dhauladhar Range of Himalayas. Characterised by lush green mountains, glistening rivers, cool mountain breeze, & a colonial architecture, Dalhousie is one serene town in India that has preserved its natural beauty, as well it’s vintage charm.Some of the best places to visit in Dalhousie.
Often referred to as ‘mini-Switzerland of India’, Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie which provides tourists a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures.
The mesmerising beauty of this place has greatly influenced and inspired many kingdoms throughout the years, including the Rajputs and Mughals. Located at an altitude of 6,500 feet, the natural beauty and picturesque landscape of this place are bound to leave an everlasting impression on a tourist. Khajjiar is known for its nine-hole golf-course which is nestled in the midst of lush greenery and a breathtaking landscape. Khajjiar is a small plateau which also has a small lake which is one of the most favored tourist spots in this town. Khajjiar is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests and it is also one of the best places to visit in Dalhousie. This region also attracts adventure seekers and has a lot of options in adventure sports like paragliding, horse riding, zorbing, trekking etc. Khajjiar is a must visit place for everyone coming to Dalhousie and its nearby regions. However, the way to Khajjiar can be closed sometimes during winters because of heavy snowfall.
Distance between khajjiar and Dalhousie - 7 kms straight
Estimated time - 0.15 hours
2. Satdhara Falls
The Satdhara Falls gets its name from being the waterfall that brings together the waters of the seven beautiful springs. This stunning place is situated in the Chamba valley, surrounded by fantastic views of snow-covered ranges, and fresh, green pine and deodar trees.The water here is said to contain mica, which has medicinal properties to cure skin diseases. It is known as ‘Gandhak’ in the local language. The water is crystal clear.
The water gurgles with joy as little droplets of water bounce off the rocks onto us. The pleasant fragrance of wet mud, petrichor, fills the air with a refreshing scent as the water pours into a sparkling and smooth pool of aquamarine water. Satdhara can be considered asa good place to visit in Dalhousie for water lover people. a The edges of the fall hemmed with silver lines glisten in the sunshine. The gigantic waterspout looks as if it belongs, as though the flow of the stream is meant to be cut off to birth this beautiful phenomenon.
Sight to see around Satdhara Falls :-
1. Chamera Lake
2. Dainkund Peak
3. Chamunda Devi Temple
4. Bhuri Singh Museum
Distance - 2 km from mid of the city
3. St. John Church, Dalhousie
It is said to be the oldest church in the town with no religion boundation and open gates for everyone. The church is historically significant.One can feel immense pleasure and connection to god and it can be best places to visit in Dalhousie for peace lover.
The place is widely famous among visitors for photography. One can also find a library beside the church.The church performs service every Sunday.
location - Dalhousie Khajjiar Rd, Moti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 176304.
4. Ganji Pahari
The name Ganji Pahari was derived from its salient feature which is the complete absence of flora on the hill -‘Ganji’ meaning Bald in the local language, and ‘Pahari’ means Hill. The natural landscape makes it an interesting trekking trail. Its accessibility also makes Ganji Pahari a favourite picnic spot in Dalhousie. In spite of the absence of native vegetation, the scenic beauty of the location is worth appreciating. The terrain has its own charming quality that will mesmerize every person exploring it. During winters, the same terrain is covered in a thick coat of snow and the panoramic view it offers is just breathtaking and is fascinating and can be considered best place to visit in Dalhousie for ice lover.
The brilliant colours reflecting from the landscape surrounding the hill is a mesmerising site at any time of the day, but the misty sunsets and sunrises are the best features to see from Ganji Pahari. The location is perfect to explore with family and friends and bond over the trip. The picturesque site is worth capturing in photographs too. Make sure you do not forget to carry your camera because all the memories you will capture will be cherished for life.
Trekking Available - yes
Location - 5 Kilometres from Dalhousie on Pathankot road.
5. Subhash Baoli
Named after the famous freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose, this is a perennial spring which has medicinal properties and believed to have cured the freedom fighter of his ill health.
Located 1 km away from Gandhi Chowk, this tribute to the leader is an ideal spot for picnics and evening strolls. Situated near these springs is a beautiful waterfall which flows into a glacial stream.