Dalhousie is one of the most popular Hill Stations in Himachal and there is lot to explore around Dalhousie. This is small and very well maintained town in Chamba region of Himachal Pradesh. This Photo Journey shares some of the exciting places around Chamba and how to plan a good one day tour through Khajjiar, Chamba & Chamera etc.
Panchpula, a charming place, is just 3 km away from Dalhousie. This is one of the most attractive spots in the region. Panchpula literally means a place having five bridges. The words ‘Panch’ (five) and ‘Pul’ (bridge) combine to form ‘Panchpula’. This is the main watercourse which supplies water to the two cities, Dalhousie and Bahloon. You can see the Satadhara waterfall on your way to Panchpula.
Subhash Baoli is located at a distance of 1 Km from Dalhousie is the picturesque view of Subhash Baoli.The place has been known by the name Subhash Chandra Bose,the famous freedom fighter had Spent many time in this zone in 1937. Subhash Baoli is a charismatic spot amongst huge towering pine trees.Which makes this place more beautiful with their presence.The natural sight views of the place makes is one of the most famous tourist spots in Dalhousie.
Bara Pathar is 4 km away from General Post Office, Dalhousie enroute kalatop. Between thick woods are the small temple of Bhulwani Mata Temple (4 Kms) or also called the Bhavani Mata temple in the village of Ahla on the way to kalatop.A fair celebrated in July venerates the goddess.
The Kalatop Wild Life Sanctuary is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh.It is expanded over an area of 1962 hectares the sanctuary is Kalatop Wild Life Sanctuary Dalhousie irrigated by the River which is known as Ravi.You can also see the beautiful or attractive hills,associated with snow-capped mountains,the valleys,the villages,the rich greenery and the hardness of the neighborhood from the place.This Sanctuary is a not to miss attraction nearby Dalhousie.
Gandhi Chowk is the most famous and main attraction in Dalhousie. It is a shopping place because there are many different types of shopping material available. Formerly known as GPO, Gandhi Chowk is a spirited plaza with abundant bistros and shops.Among the many shops situated here is the Tibetan market is worth a visit as it sells multiple goods ranging from traditional handicrafts to electronic goods. There is a coffee shop known by the name of the Dalhousie cafe area, it is a rabble place filled with the visitors.
Dainkund Peak is a stunning tourist place, perched at an altitude of 2755 meters, is the supreme mount in Dalhousie.
From this peak tourists can relish 360° view of the entire valley. The noise of the breeze passing through the trees makes a musical sound, due to which this peak has also obtained the name, the singing hill.
This is the area which is most populated, the street has a Hindu temple, Gurudawara, Arya Samaj Mandir and Mosque which all are located side by side.
Few families of the Dhogri community, who hail from Mandi in Kangra valley live here. They make their living by making and selling charcoal. The shops here sell fresh cottage cheese, and other things which taste wonderfull.
The beautiful town of Khajjiar takes its name from the Khajinag Temple. Constructed back in the 12th century, this temple is dedicated to the Naag Devta (local deity). Being one of the most highly regarded shrines and pilgrims, it attracts tourists and visitors from all over the place. Wooden images of the Pandava brothers, images of the Pandavas and the Kauravas hanging from the roof are really fascinating to watch. The temple and the area around have overwhelming beauty with lush green meadows, forests and a small pristine lake in the centre of the khajjiar.
From the Khajjiar ground glimpses of Mount Kailash are available on a clear day. It is believed that Mount Kailash is the home to Lord Shiva, the main deity of the Himachal region.