Himachal Pradesh has often been a favorite destination for visitors around the world. Numerous places are there to visit like Mnali, Shimla, Dharamsala and Dalhousie. Indeed, the nature lies in the land of Himachal. Hence this has been favorite destination for visitors.Let’s have an overview of Dalhousie.
The Dalhousie is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Founded in 1854 by the British Empire government in India as a summer recoil for its troops & officials.
It is built on around five hills, Potreyn, Kathalagh, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. Located on the western-edge of the Dhauladhar- mountain area of the Himalayas. It is bordered by snow – capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated involving 6,000 & 9,000 feet (2,700 m) above sea point. The great time to vacation is in the summer & the climax traveler season is from May to September. Scottish & Victorian structural design are prevalent in the bungalow & churche in the town.
Dalhousie is a main entry to the early Chamba Hill State. Now Chamba District the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. This hill area is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, temples, art and handicraft preserved under the longest running single reign since the mid 6th century. Chamba is the hub of this culture. Bharmour the ancient capital of this kingdom is home to the Gaddi & Gujjar tribes. It has 84 very old temples in history from the 7th to 10th centuries AD.Best places to visit in Dalhousie
The meaning of Panch Pulla is five bridges. Surrounded by a layer of fresh, green pine and deodar trees, Panchpulla is a waterfall, where five streams meet together to make a junction. Of this, the main stream supplies water to the different cities of Dalhousie. This stream points from the northern side of Dain Kund.
The several streams connecting Panch pulla make this spot a centre for the sore eyes. This place is well known for trekking and its splendid beauty. A Samadhi (monument) is built here in the memory of a great revolutionary, Sardar Ajit Singh (Uncle of Martyr Bhagat Singh), who breathed his last here. Moreover, the pristine water is greatly enjoyed during monsoon when the water gushes down the falls and thesurroundings leave you surprised
The mesmerizing Satdhara Falls in the Dalhousie field of Himachal Pradesh are surrounded by an exquisite and serene ambience; thereby clearing it as one of the most visited places in the region. It derives its name from the seven serene springs, gushing in full force through mighty mountains of Himachal Pradesh. It is perched at a height of 2036m from the sea level.
This astonishing place is located in the Chamba valley, surrounded by amazing views of snow covered ranges, and fresh, green pine and deodar trees. This is the best place for people in search of some peace in their hectic life. The water here is said to contain mica in it, which has medicinal properties to cure skin diseases. It is said as ‘Gandhak’ in the local language. The water here is clear like crystal and serene.
Often referred to as “mini-Switzerland of India”. Khajjiar is a little town nearby to Dalhousie which suggest tourists a unique combination of forests lakes & pastures all together.
The outstanding beauty of this place has greatly affected and inspired several empires throughout the years including the Rajputs & Mughals. Situated 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 visitor. Khajjiar is famous for its nine-hole golf-course which is located in the midst of lush greenery and a breathtaking landscape. Khajjiar is a little plateau which also has a little lake which is one of the mainly favored traveler destinations in this town. Khajjiar is bounded by green meadows & extended forests & it is also known for its attractive temples. This area also attracts adventure seekers and has a lot of alternates in adventure games like paragliding, zorbing, horse riding, trekking etc. Khajjiar is a must visit destination for every comer to Dalhousie and its nearest locations . However the way to Khajjiar can be closed sometimes during winter season.
Kalatop wildlife sanctuary
The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. Leopard, bear, deer, langur, jackal, Himalayan Black Marten, Barking Goral and countless beautiful birds can be seen over here.
The landscapes are densely covered with Deodar trees interspersed with little streams flowing into the Ravi river. The wildlife sanctuary was well known as a gaming reserve for Chamba rulers, in history. The area is a favorite point for trekking, picnics, and nature walks.
Daikund Peak is the highest peak in the location watching over the beautiful pine laid landscapes of Dalhousie.
It is located 10 kms away from Dalhousie at a great altitude of 2755 m above sea level. One can get a panoramic view of the hills and rivers below from here. This is alsoreferred as the humming Hill wind blowing through the trees create a beautiful music.
St. John Church
This is the ancient church in the town and preserves not only religious significance but also has much historical significance.
Photographers seem to find this as favorite spot. A library neighbors the church, where one can find a lot of book about the past and the present of the town. The church offers service on every Sunday.
River Crossing and River Rafting
River crossing is done across the river Ravi or Saal under the surveillance of trained instructors while River Rafting too is going favorite in Chamba, usually done on the Rivers Ravi and Saal, too.
Both private as well government tourism organizations these activities to give visitors a chance to have enthusiasm.
This adventure activity is very famous and carried out at different places in Dalhousie, especially in the region, Khajjiar.
Since the activity is done under professional supervision, it is always best to go in groups, since individual training and activity might cost a bit more.
Trekking is growing as an essential movement in Dalhousie with limitless options blessed with breath pleasing scenarios and views.
The popular points for trekking involve the Panch Pulla Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, the nearby Khajjar and more.
One of the most get going shrines of the Holy goddess, is the Chamunda Devi Temple, about 15 kilometers from the Kangra Valley. The temple is home to the shrine of the raging form of the goddess, wherein she is flanked by the male Hindu deities, Hanuman and Bhairava.
The majestic panoramic view of the Dhauladhar ranges from the Temple is breathtaking.
This medieval town, just at a short distance from Dalhousie, is fixed against the beautiful falls of stunning hills and a flowing pristine river and has an alluring charm pertaining to the mystical temples and the local folklore.
Chamba also has a renowned museum, the Bhuri Singh Museum, where one can see a variety of paintings, inscriptions and much of what the history of Chamba rulers left behind. One may also visit the Rang Mahal or traditional palace in the district which houses the Himachal emporium. The emporium sells a number of local experts such as shawls, chappels etc.