Things to do in Dalhousie

Dalhousie is blessed with bountiful spots of natural beauty and also has an old world charm associated with it. It is surrounded by hills and has a number of rivers flowing through it which provide breath taking views of nature. There are a number of places to visit in Dalhousie and the most famous amongst them is a small town named Khajjiar, which is also known as the ‘Mini Switzerland’ of India. The place has a small lake in the midst of lush green fields, which is surrounded by Cedar and Pine trees, along with hills in the backdrop. It offers mesmerising views and is one of the major points of interest for the tourists visiting Dalhousie. One can indulge in various adventure activities being organised there such as Zorbing, Paragliding and Trekking.

Another must visit place while in Dalhousie is the Dainkund Peak, the highest peak in Dalhousie. It takes about 40 minutes for a trek of 2 km to reach the Dainkund Peak and one gets to experience magnificent views and nature in its most pristine glory, throughout the stretch. The top of the peak provides you enchanting panoramic views of the entire valley covered with bountiful greenery and colourful flowers, and also of the Dhauladhar mountain range with their peaks covered in snow.  The peak also houses Pholani Devi Temple, which is a major attraction for visitors to Dainkund peak. The travel tips to visit this place are that one should wear sports gear and should start early to be able to spend maximum time at the top amidst the best that nature has to offer. This trek is bound to make your Dalhousie holidays the most memorable.

Another major attraction is the Chamera Lake, which is an artificial reservoir made by Chamera Dam on Ravi river. It is surrounded by mountains on all sides and, sailing in a boat in this lake provides captivating views of the same. A ride in a speed boat on Chamera Lake is a thrilling experience and is one of the most adventurous things to do in Dalhousie.

Others points of interest in Dalhousie are Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for its Jungle Safari, which is much liked by kids and adults alike. It provides spectacular views of snow covered peaks of the Pir Panjal range and is also popular among trekkers for the Dalhousie to Kalatop trek. A visit to one of the many beautifully built churches in Dalhousie is sure to take you back in time.

You can also visit Rang Mahal, the royal palace residence of the erstwhile Maharaja; or Moti Tibba and Bakrota Hills, which are popular with the tourists owing to their scenic beauty.

One of the best travel hacks to get the maximum out of your holiday is to start early in the day, cover one of the major attractions and conclude the day by unwinding and shopping. The best place to shop is at Gandhi Chowk or GPO. It is known for shops selling beautifully handcrafted items and it also houses Tibetan market. There are a range of eateries opened in this area along with plentiful options for street food and it is a good place to hang out after a tiring day. One can also buy gift items from here to take back to their friends and family.

I hereby accept the Privacy Policy and authorize SOTC and its representatives to contact me.

Thank you, your enquiry has been submitted successfully.