Top Things to do in Dalhousie

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1. Panchpula

Panchpula
Must visit 4.1 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

Surrounded by a cover of green pine and deodar trees, Panchpula is a popular picnic spot in Dalhousie, located at a distance of 3.5 km from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. It is best known for Saptdhara Waterfall, the starting point of the Ganji Pahari trek and activities like Ziplining, and Burma Bridge.

2. Khajjiar

Khajjiar
Must visit 4.4 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

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

3. Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Must visit 4.2 /5

4 km
from city center
3 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

Thick deodar foliage, a plethora of wildlife, snowcapped mountains, carpets of verdant grasslands and easy on the eye streams of fresh water make up the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Also called the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, it is located in the picturesque hilly Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.

4. Satdhara Falls

Satdhara Falls
Must visit 4.4 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 28
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.

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5. Chamera Lake

Chamera Lake

10 km
from city center
5 out of 28
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. It is a popular picnic spot and boating location. One can explore the lake on a speed boat or a rowboat and indulge in activities like kayaking & canoeing.

6. Ganji Pahari Trek

Ganji Pahari Trek
4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

Ganji Pahari is a scenic hill located near Dalhousie. The 1-2 hour trek to Ganji Pahari starts from Panchpula (about 3.5 km). 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' meaning Hill. During winters, the same terrain is covered in a thick coat of snow.

7. Dainkund Peak

Dainkund Peak
3.3 /5

5 km
from city center
7 out of 28
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

8. Paragliding at Khajjiar

Paragliding at Khajjiar

8 out of 28
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.

9. St. John's Church Dalhousie

St. John's Church Dalhousie
4.0 /5

0 km
from city center
9 out of 28
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.

10. Subhash Baoli

Subhash Baoli
3.3 /5

5 km
from city center
10 out of 28
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.

11. Sach Pass

Sach Pass

0 km
from city center
11 out of 28
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.

12. River Crossing and River Rafting

River Crossing and River Rafting
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 28
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.

13. Rock Garden, Dalhousie

Rock Garden, Dalhousie

13 out of 28
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.

14. Indo Tibetan Market

Indo Tibetan Market

1 km
from city center
14 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

Selling traditional Kashmiri shawls, embroidery, bags, carpets, and many handicrafts, the Tibetan market in Moti Tiba is one of Dalhousie's best places to shop. The starting prices for each of these articles are INR 300. The bustling Indo Tibetan market is in Gandhi Chowk, which also has other handloom and handicraft stores nearby, making it a fantastic shopping experience.

15. Chamba

Chamba
3.3 /5

14 km
from city center
15 out of 28
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.

16. Trekking in Dalhousie

Trekking in Dalhousie
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
16 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

Dalhousie offers some of the best trekking trails for beginners. There are dense forests of Deodar, pine and fir trees which look extremely quaint. The most preferred routes for trekking in Dalhousie is Dainkund-Jot-Khajjar- Kalatop.

17. Dainkund to Jot Trek

Dainkund to Jot Trek

17 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

Traversing through the open meadows, across the picturesque landscape of the Pir Panjal range, the trek from Dainkund to Jot is one of the most enchanting experiences. The trail is 9 kms and marked well with serene views, overlooking the Chuwadi Valley.

18. Mall Road (Gandhi Chowk)

Mall Road (Gandhi Chowk)
4.0 /5

0 km
from city center
18 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

Gandhi Chowk, or GPO, is the bustling and vibrant street of Dalhousie. Unlike other hill stations, Dalhousie doesn't have a mall road, so Gandhi Chowk is the Mall Road of Dalhousie. For shopping in Dalhousie, the town has a number of local bazaars and centres at Gandhi Chowk. One can shop for simple local souvenirs, woollen clothes and every-day treasures.

19. Cafe Dalhousie

Cafe Dalhousie

19 out of 28
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. St Patricks Church

St Patricks Church
5.0 /5

2 km
from city center
20 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

An old-world charm, St Patricks Church is one of the largest churches in Dalhousie. Located near Balloon falls, Dalhousie Cantonment, the church is located 2 km away from the main bus stand on Military Hospital Road. Owing to its British architecture, it is known to have been established by a group of British army officers in 1909. Hosting over 300 people every Sunday, the dome-shaped shrine attracts not just the devotees but also many history buffs and architecture lovers.

21. Bakrota Hills

Bakrota Hills
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
21 out of 28
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. With a handful of estates here, the area does not have too much to attract tourists but is ideal for strolls and to look around and enjoy scenic views. The area is surrounded by deodar trees and hills all around.

22. Rock Climbing in Dalhousie

Rock Climbing in Dalhousie
3.3 /5

5 km
from city center
22 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

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

23. Garam Sadak

Garam Sadak

23 out of 28
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.

24. Chamunda Devi Temple

Chamunda Devi Temple
3.3 /5

14 km
from city center
24 out of 28
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.

25. St. Francis Church, Dalhousie

St. Francis Church, Dalhousie

25 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

Known as one of the prominent monuments in Dalhousie, St Francis Church, lies in the Moti Tiba area, a few miles away Subhash Chowk. It was constructed in the year 1894 by the civil officers built in the victorian era architecture. Surrounded by Deodar trees outside, the interiors are adorned with Belgian glass and exquisite stone works. The age-old carvings and dioramas tell a story of 100 years of history. Currently preserved by the catholic diocese and local authorities, the church is a popular tourist site in Dalhousie.

26. Laxmi Narayan Temple Dalhousie

Laxmi Narayan Temple Dalhousie

7 km
from city center
26 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

Built between 920 and 940 AD, the Laxmi Narayan Temple in Dalhousie is an ancient temple in the Chamba region. The temple has six shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Shiva, constructed in the Shikhara style; the temple house beautiful idols, Shrines, Garb Griha and Mandapa. The idol of the main deity Lord Vishnu is made of rarefied marble. The temple's roof is designed to hold heavy snowfall that's common from December to February.

27. Bhuri Singh Museum

Bhuri Singh Museum

13 km
from city center
27 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

Named after the erstwhile sovereign of Chamba, the Bhuri Singh Museum is known to preserve its cultural heritage. Founded in 1908, the museum is located at the heart of Chamba and has a vast collection of inherited art. Possessing over 8500 antiques, objects related to archaeology, anthropology, craft and culture, Bhuri Singh Museum is an eloquent testimony to the past of Chamba.

28. Pohlani Devi Temple

Pohlani Devi Temple

5 km
from city center
28 out of 28
places to visit in Dalhousie

Lying close to the army base in Dalhousie, the Pohlani Devi Temple is a Hindu temple. This ancient temple is devoted to their deity Pohlani and worships ‘Trishul’ as a symbol of devotion. Reaching Pohlani Devi temple is through a small pathway through the hills; the views of the Pir Panjal range are breathtaking from above here. The 2km trail to the top has a small tea house surrounded by wild daisies on the way, which takes you 45 mins on an average journey.

FAQs on Dalhousie

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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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

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.
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