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Sunil kapoor3.6/5

2 reviews

Mesmerizing and majestic Dalhousie

I visited Dalhousie in 1985 and again in January 2018. Old memories were staying in cantonment with lush green forest and Devdar trees all around even passing through the rooms and mess. Poor roads, lack of cleanliness and tourism facilities are big issues against the spirit of nature lovers but mother nature has blessed Dalhousie with so much beauty that I have enjoyed travelling through mesmerizing view of Peer Panel ranges, Devdar trees and cool breeze. Government would do well to improve tourism facilities and roads.

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Preetika gupta Gupta4.6/5

8 reviews

Dainkund - A little paradise beyond Dalhousie

Dainkund is a very small place a few kms above Dalhousie. The drive up the hills is just amazing. We went there in February and saw snow all around. There's around 2 km trek up to the Devi temple, which is worth the effort. The view from above is breathtaking. On our way back, instead of walking down the road, we climbed down a small mountain. It was truly amazing.
Dalhousie is a quiet place unlike other crowded hill stations and that's the reason anyone can instantly fall in love with it. With a 360 degree mountain view, you cannot ask for more.
Tips:
1. Book a room through OYO and you won't be disappointed.
2. Take an overnight train to Pathankot and hire a cab. Journey is just 2. 5 hrs from there and memorable.
3. Trust the locals; they are your best guide.
4. Plan a day trip to Dainkund, Khajiar and Kala Top. Try some adventure activities, bask under the sun, trek, enjoy maggi and chai and snow, if you're lucky like us.

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Dalhousie Overview

History of Dalhousie

Named after Lord Dalhousie, the then British Governor in India, Dalhousie is a splendid summer retreat in North India, which was established in 1854 by the British Government. The beautiful and picturesque Dalhousie is built on and around the five hills, which are the best places for sightseeing in Dalhousie, namely The Katalagh, Potreyn, Bakrota, Terah and Bhangora.

Dalhousie is surrounded by snow peaked mountains and is located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. Summer is the best season to visit Dalhousie. History enthusiasts can look forward to the buildings of the Scottish and Victorian architecture in the Dalhousie town.

People and culture of Dalhousie

The people of Dalhousie have a simple culture, which is free of any colonial intervention. Ancient Hindu tribes have been a major part of the society of Dalhousie dating back to the 7th century A.D. The tribal population of Dalhousie include the Gaddhis, Gujjars, Kinnars, Bhots and the Lahaulis.

Another major part of the population comprises of the Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Tibetans. Agriculture, Tourism, Animal husbandry, arts and crafts are the major occupations of the tribal community here. The classical ambience of the colonial era is evident from the Scottish and Victorian architecture of Dalhousie town.

Things to do in Dalhousie

The picturesque destination offers a lot of activities for nature lovers and adventurers. Among the places to visit in Dalhousie are Daikund peak, Ganji Pahari as a picnic spot to soak in the realms of nature and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Dalhousie attractions include the Garam Sadak, Jhandri ghat, Subhash Pauli ideal for the trekking enthusiasts as Dalhousie is regarded as the trekker’s paradise.

The tourists places in Dalhousie that are of religious importance are the Noorwood Paramdham, Bara Pathar temple, Hariraya temple, St. Patrick church, to name a few. Dalhousie sightseeing will be incomplete without visiting the Moti tibba, Rang mahal and Sach pass for mountain trekking enthusiasts, which are one of the best Dalhousie tourist places.

Other things to do in Dalhousie include visiting the Kalatop Wildlife reserve. Dalhousie tour can offer you an experience to remember by visiting the Minjar fair and the summer festival to give you a glimpse of the culture of Dalhousie. Other things to do in Dalhousie is boating in the Chamera lake dam.

Food and shopping in Dalhousie

Gandhi chowk in Dalhousie is the local market that houses many local restaurants that serve pure and authentic cuisine as per the taste of the customers. While visiting the places to see in Dalhousie, be sure to check out the multi cuisine dishes available at these local restaurants. The shopping plaza at Gandhi Chowk is the ultimate shopping destination, which is famous as Dalhousie places to visit for buying Souvenirs, jewellery, clothes, arts and handicrafts.

Bhuttico is yet another shopping destination, which was established by the local women in 1944 to showcase the handicrafts created by the women of the local villages. Shawls made of Pashmina, Angora and lambs wool are very popular.

Accommodation in Dalhousie

If you are wondering how to reach Dalhousie, then you will be happy to know that Dalhousie is well connected by air, the nearest airport being Pathankot (75 km from Dalhousie); bus and train. Dalhousie being a popular destination on the travel map has no dearth of budget hotels, luxury hotels and resorts that are at a close vicinity to the famous places in Dalhousie.


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