Things to Do in Dalhousie

Are you ready to experience the thrills of the rolling hills of Dalhousie? Let’s us help you make your way through the wilderness and decide on the best things to do in Dalhousie. Breathe in, make a splash and get set to pack an exciting mix of relaxing as well as high-octane activities into your vacation package. When in Dalhousie sightseeing is a given. There are architectural wonders, palaces, must-visit shopping arenas, tranquil nature trails, seasoned trekking routes, wildlife-safaris, lakes, famous hangouts and a vast showcase of high-altitude flora. Planning well will give you a wide-angle view of Dalhousie and its spectacular surroundings. Here is a list of top things to do in Dalhousie.

Dalhousie welcomes you with open arms. You will find a range of things to do in Dalhousie. Connect with travel experts at SOTC to transform your holidays into unforgettable memories with wide range of Dalhousie tour packages and Himachal tour packages .

Dalhousie sightseeing can be quite a pleasant lesson in history and architecture. This little hill-station is a treasure trove of significant structures. St. John’s Church at Gandhi Chowk is an Anglican Church built in 1863. Its mid-nineteenth CE British colonial architecture and stain glass painting of Jesus bear heavy Victorian influences. Another notable marvel is Rang mahal in Surara Mohalla. Raja Umed Singh built it in the 18th CE by combining British and Mughal styles.

Walk on the wild side. Embark on a wildlife safari that will set your pulse racing. The sanctuary is home to Leopard, Black Bear, Serow, Goral, Yellow Throated Marten, Himalayan Fox, Barking Deer and magnificent avian species.

Take a weekend break from the city to unwind amidst abundance of nature. Dalhousie sightseeing can be done another time. Book yourself a hotel room on the north side of the hill (towards Thandi Sadak) to gaze at the beauty of Mt. Kailash. Walk by the expanses of daisies and buttercups. Spend tranquil hours at quaint Cafés or viewpoints to soak in the Dhauladhar skyline. Yes, there is a lot you can do at Dalhousie when you want to do nothing at all.

Visiting Khajjiar is one of the top things to do in Dalhousie. It will surprise you with spectacular landscapes in every season. This windswept plateau is situated at 6500 feet, surrounded by pristine meadows and pine forests. The sublime weather and splendour of Khajjiar makes it suitable for a number of activities. Golfers will be delighted with the nine-hole Golf Course here. The overwhelming joy of playing your favourite sport in such a heavenly locale is priceless. You can go paragliding, zorbing or horse-riding in Khajjiar. There are trekking trails galore for those who wish to explore the heart of the forest. It is the perfect picnic spot.

Chamera Lake is the reservoir body of river Ravi on Chamera Dam. It invites you to enjoy various water sports. Paddle boating, rowing and sailing are some of the favourite tourist activities. Serenade your loved one with a Shikara ride in glimmering waters against the romantic skyline of Himalayan peaks. Speedboats are available for those who wish to take the fun factor up a notch. It is 35 km away from Dalhousie and takes about an hour and 15 minutes to reach.

Wake up ahead of the others and putting on your shoes. Belong to the forest as you discover its enigmatic terrain. Some of the famous routes to explore are –

· Dalhousie to Diankund

· Dalhousie to Khajjiar

· Dalhousie to Chamunda Devi, Pahloni Mata

· Dalhousie to Ganji Pahadi via Panchpula (all weather pro trek)

· Kala Top to Dian Kund winter snow-trek

· Chowari Jot between Chamba and Chowari

· Lakkadmandi to Kalatop leisure trek

· Garam Sadak walk

· Upper Bakrota loop walk

Carry water, snacks, trekking poles and camping gear if you intend to make a halt.

Khajjiar, Kala Top, Chamba Hill and Ganji Pahadi are excellent camping grounds. The endless clear skies of Dalhousie take some time to get used to. The horizon-to-horizon dome of stars fills up the entire night-sky. Camping gear is easily available in the town. Warm clothes are a must for night camping, even in the summers. Simply looking out of your hotel window, into the infinite sky, is a mesmerising experience in itself.

Dalhousie sightseeing is incomplete if you haven’t stepped into its famous eateries. Here’s a snapshot of where to step in for a delicious bite. Café Dalhusie is probably the oldest café in town. Tiffins Restaurant at the Grand View Hotel offers a gourmet multi-cuisine fair. Moti Mahal, Kwality, Bon Appetit Bakes & Grills and Old Sher-E-Punjab Dhaba are the others you simply cannot miss.

Gandhi Chowk is at the heart of Dalhousie, a comfortable 15-minute walk from the bus station. It is home to famous Cafés, restaurants, textile and souvenir shops, photo studios and bakeries. Once you reach here for shopping, there is no place else you’d rather be. Stunning jewellery, handicrafts, rugs, bags, Kid’s toys and woollens at the Tibetan Market will stop you in the tracks. It is advisable to see a few shops and compare prices before you decide to buy something. Haggling is an import shopping ritual that you must not let go of at any cost. There is no joy like walking home with a bagful of well-bargained goodies.

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