Here are the top 21 tourist attractions to see in Dalhousie:

1. Khajjiar

Must visit 3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

This small town, very nearby to Dalhousie is also known as the 'Mini Switzerland' or the 'Switzerland of India'.

2. Satdhara Falls

4.4 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Satdhara Falls are one of the most popular sightseeing attractions of Dalhousie. Perched at an altitude of 2036 masl, the place has derived its name from the seven beautiful springs believed to have therapeutic value. The water in these springs contains mica, having several medicinal properties that cure diseases and ailments.

3. Panchpula

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Literally meaning 'Five Bridges' Panch Pulla, is a local favorite with waterfalls, picnic spots as well as a modest trek. It is situated 2 km away from Dalhousie and one can cover the distance on foot, enjoying the landscapes around.

4. Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary

3.6 /5

4 km
from city center
4 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Leopard, bear, deer, langur, jackal, Himalayan Black Marten, Barking Goral and countless beautiful birds can be spotted here.

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5. Dainkund Peak

3.3 /5

5 km
from city center
5 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Being the highest point in Dalhousie at an elevation of 2755 masl, the peak offers a bird’s eye view of the astonishing verdant valleys and mountains. For nature fanatics seeking a serene and calm place, Dainkund Peak is worth exploring

6. River Crossing and River Rafting

3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

River crossing is done across the river Ravi or Saal under the supervision of trained instructors while River Rafting too is a growing favorite in Chamba, usually done on the Rivers Ravi and Saal, too.

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7. Bakrota Hills

3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

This is the highest area in Dalhousie and is circled by a road called Bakrota walk which leads to Khajjar.

8. Subhash Baoli

3.3 /5

5 km
from city center
8 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

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.

9. Gandhi Chowk

3.0 /5

10,597 km
from city center
9 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

For shopping in Dalhousie, the town has a number of local bazaars and centers at Gandhi Chowk. One can shop for simple local souvenirs, woolen clothes and every-day treasures.

10. St. John's Church

3.3 /5

0 km
from city center
10 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Built in 1863, it is the oldest church in the town. Apart from its religious significance to the Protestant community, it also has great historical significance.

11. Chamunda Devi Temple

3.3 /5

14 km
from city center
11 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

The temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali is an important religious center for the town. The temple is said to have been where Goddess Ambika killed the demons- Munda and Chanda.

12. Trekking in Dalhousie

3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Trekking tends to be an essential activity in Dalhousie, with countless options blessed with breath taking sceneries and views.

13. Chamba

3.3 /5

14 km
from city center
13 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

This medieval town, just a little away from Dalhousie, is set against the beautiful backdrop of stunning hills and a flowing pristine river and has an alluring charm pertaining to the mystical temples and the local folklore.

14. Ganji Pahari

2 km
from city center
14 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Ganji Pahari is a scenic hill located at a distance of 5 kilometres from Dalhousie. The name Ganji Pahari was derived from its salient feature which is the complete absence of flora on the hill. The natural landscape makes it an exciting trekking trail.

15. Rock Climbing in Dalhousie

3.3 /5

5 km
from city center
15 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

This adventure activity is popular and carried out at various places in Dalhousie, especially in Khajjiar.

16. Sach Pass

0 km
from city center
16 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Sach Pass connects Dalhousie with Chamba and Pangi Valleys in the North-Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a mountain pass that runs over the Pir Panjal Mountain range at a distance of 150 kilometres away from Dalhousie and is one of the most difficult passes to cross in north India.

17. Rock Garden, Dalhousie

17 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Rock Garden is a beautiful garden and a popular picnic spot in Dalhousie. Other than relaxing and revitalizing in the park, you can also try the several adventure sports available in the area including zip lining etc.

18. Garam Sadak

18 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Garam Sadak is a road in Dalhousie connecting Gandhi Chowk and Subhash Chowk which offers scenic vistas of the valley. Lined with tall trees and green vegetation, taking a walk on this scenic road is one of the most touristy things to do in Dalhousie. You will also be able to see beautiful 'Tibetan Rock Paintings' adorning the walls of the road on the side.

19. Cafe Dalhousie

19 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Cafe Dalhousie is one of the most popular cafes in Dalhousie known for its delicious food and perfect ambiance. Offering global cuisine options, the eatery also boasts of panoramic vistas of the adjacent hills and valleys. The most popular food at the cafe include snacks like grilled sandwiches, pizza and shakes etc.

20. Paragliding at Khajjiar

20 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Paragliding is another one of the exciting activities and things to do in Dalhousie. The favourable months for paragliding are months of September to November and January and June, when the weather conditions are most ideal. Most of these activities are held at Khajjiar and you should definitely experience it when in the hill town.

21. Chamera Lake

10 km
from city center
21 out of 21
places to visit in Dalhousie

Located near Dalhousie in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, the Chamba Lake is the man-made reservoir for the Chamba Dam. The lake and the dam are complementary to each other and add to the view. During monsoon, the flooding of river Ravi causes the Chamera to look like a miniature but majestic version of the Arabian Sea. It is a popular picnic spot and boating location.

FAQs on Dalhousie

How much does a package cost for Dalhousie?

The packages for Dalhousie start at INR 6500 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

Can you suggest an itinerary for Dalhousie?

Day 1: Arrive at Pathankot railway station or Kangra Airport, Gaggal. Reach Dalhousie. Spend some time walking around the town. Check-in at the hotel and rest for the day.
Day 2: Visit Panchpula, which offers a short trek to a beautiful waterfall. At the end of the trek, you can find small eateries or tapris that offer coffee and snacks. Later, visit the Satdhara falls, on the way to Panchpula. Satdhara falls is a beautiful water cascade famous for its seven streams flowing at the same spot.
Day 3: Leave for Khajjiar after breakfast. Visit the Khajjiar ground and lake. You can visit Kalatop Wildlife sanctuary and the ancient Khajji Nag temple during your visit. Return to Dalhousie.

What are the top sightseeing places in Dalhousie?

The top sightseeing places in Dalhousie are Khajjiar, Satdhara Falls, Panchpula, Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, Dainkund Peak, River Crossing and River Rafting.

How can I commute within Dalhousie?

While you can cover most of Dalhousie by walking, taxis are readily available in Dalhousie. Dalhousie also offers horse or pony rides to take you around the city, with a trained guide & handler.
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