A perfect getaway to sample everything nature has to offer. It is surrounded by lush green forests, cascading waterfalls and scenic viewpoints, the Nature at its ultimate galore! Seems like a fairytale right? But all this can be found here in India at Dalhousie. Dalhousie gets its name from Lord Dalhousie, the British Governor-General, who decided to make this place a retreat for the British Lords. Even today you can see Victorian architecture in the bungalows and churches present in the town. This Hill station is made on and around five hills.
There are various places to visit Dalhousie in summer because, the low temperature which it enjoys due it’s geographia. Firstly it is located on the Western part of the Himalaya range and moreover Dalhousie height above sea level is about 7000-9000 feet making the temperature cool and lovable. Also because there are huge forests there is freshness in the air which will give a refershing feeling.
Best Time To Visit Dalhousie on Snowfall Season
I have already mentioned about weather on the previous blog post “List of Tourist Places in Himachal“. You can see snowfall in Dalhousie between December – February.
Dalhousie Summer Season Between April-June
Dalhousie Monsoon Season Between July-September
Dalhousie Winter Season Between October-February
Monthly Average Weather Report of Dalhousie
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Tourist Places to Visit in Dalhousie:
Here is a list of places which one must not miss when visiting Dalhousie:
1. Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
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This is a small town in the hills situated near Dalhousie. It surrounded by forests and is home to wildlife sanctuary called ‘kalatop wildlife sanctuary’, this reserve has variety of Flora fauna which one must watch. Also this town is full of scenic spots for a fun or serene Picnic with your loved ones.
2. Panchpula Waterfall
‘Waterfalls, lakes, forests, boating, fun’ all these things can be found and done in this place. Because of large abundance of water, this place supplies water to majority of villages in Dalhousie.
3. Chamera Lake (Boating & Fishing in Dalhousie)
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This beautiful man made lake is near the Chamera Dam. It is situated in the outskirts of Dalhousie and boy is it a sight! This is one of the favourite himachal tourist places to visit in Dalhousie.
4. Garam Sadak Walkway
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As the name suggests, this is road which experiences a higher temperature than other areas. This road connects Gandhi Chowk and Shubash Chowk, two very important towns of Dalhousie the road can also be called a market. This is one of the best places to visit in Dalhousie because from here you can enjoy the beautiful view of Dalhousie and at the same time you can admire the beautiful Tibetan rock paintings.
Things to Do in Dalhousie:
Dalhousie is Not just for nature lovers or peace seekers. It has a lot to offer to those who seek adventure and thrill in their lives. From steep trekking, camping to breathe taking watersports, Dalhousie has it all. The various places which can satisfy you adventure hungry soul are:
1. Dainkund Peak
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For the thrill seekers trekking at this mountain would be a dream comes true the peak of this mountain stands terribly high at about 2,700 meters above sea level which is around 9000 feet. But one may not be able to access the peak not because of the height, but because the Indian Air Force presently occupies its peak. Prior permission may help.
2. Sach Pass Trek
For the trekkers out there, this pass is compared to Rohtang Pass due to the difficulty faced while crossing the terrain so you should now understand that this is the real deal. This pass is a way to the Chamba Valley and stands high at a height of 14000+ feet.
3. Ganji Pahari Trek
The name of this place comes due to lack of any kind of growth in this patch of Bakrota Hills in the Himalayas. It takes about an hour of uphill walk to reach the top, but the view is totally worth it ! The quality of air is so pure and refreshing that it could give you high! This makes it the greatest Dalhousie tourist places.
Other than these mountains and passes Locally Run adventure sports such as Paragliding, horse riding, boating, river rafting are always there if one is bored.
In a nutshell Dalhousie is for anyone and everyone who wants to get a break from their lives. The people having a boring life can come here and enjoy the thrills which Dalhousie has to offer and the people who just want a change from there hectic lifestyle can come here and relax in the serene beauty. Come here and enjoy the retreat like a LORD that you are!