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Dainkund Peak

Jatin Kumawat
26th Jul 17

Rock garden and cafe

Rock garden and cafe  Video Review
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Rock Garden

Rishi Kochhar
9th Jul 17

St John's church

St John's church  Video Review
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St. John's Church

Narinder Pal
8th Jan 17

Bara Pather

Bara Pather  Video Review
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Bara Pather

Vikas Ojha
25th Dec 16

Historical church

Historical church  Video Review
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St. John's Church

Vikas Ojha
24th Dec 16

Good place to visit

Good place to visit  Video Review
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St Andrew's Church

Narinder Pal
8th Jan 17

Good place to visit

Good place to visit  Video Review
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St. Francis Church

Narinder Pal
8th Jan 17

Walk - hike Moti Tibba

Walk - hike Moti Tibba  Video Review
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Moti Tibba

Narinder Pal
8th Jan 17

Garam sadak walk

Garam sadak walk  Video Review
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Garam Sadak

Narinder Pal
8th Jan 17

Laxmi Narayan Temple

Laxmi Narayan Temple  Video Review
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Laxmi Narayan Temple

Kumar Rakesh
4th Jan 17

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1Revisit colonial Himachal at Dalhousie
Revisit colonial Himachal at Dalhousie

End your journey by diving into the region history and culture at Dalhousie.

HolidayIQ reviewer Amit Bansal,Dalhousie is a picturesque hill station that has a lot to offer to its tourists, beautiful churches, Victorian country mansions and stunning views of the Pir Panjal Range. You can also check out various hotels in Dalhousie for a pleasant stay in the beautiful hill station. Though Grand View Hotel located near Dalhousie Club, it retains the colonial ambiance and has superb facilities for both adults and kids. Take a walk around Dalhousie's three malls and wooded loops such as Pottery Road, Bakrota and Moti Tibba hills.”

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Distance from Shimla: 350 km via National Highway 205 and takes about 9 hours. 

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2Buy yummy chocolates from tiny shops
Buy yummy chocolates from tiny shops

HolidayIQ Reviewer Isha Jain adds, “Awesome place+Full trekking+nature beauty On the way to Khajjiar from Dalhousie, one turn to Dainkund peak. Don't miss to go. Most memorable and peaceful place. ...The track is bit steep and some people get tired after some time. It's not at all risky. On the way, people selling water, juices, and chocolates

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3For those nostalgic colonial mansions
For those nostalgic colonial mansions

HolidayIQ reviewer Anant Aggarwal says “A scenic hill station in the lap of Himalayas. It's small but enchanting views with take your heart away. Its perfect for couple travellers as there are plenty of secluded places to spend quality time with each other

HolidayIQ reviewer Rajneesh says "Going to Dalhousie was one of the best decisions of my life. I would like to recommend everyone to visit Dalhousie atleast once. Khajjar is one of the most attractive places to visit. The Chamera lake is a beautiful destination for boating. For the adventure camp and trekking, I would like to recommend Kalatop. The Chamba district is well developed and the views add to its natural beauty."

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4Dainkund peak, a fun and easy trek with snow in winters
Dainkund peak, a fun and easy trek with snow in winters

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kumar Rakesh shares, “We started trekking from Allah a bus or point for trekking to Dainkund peak between Dalhousie & khajjiar. It was almost 2-3 hr to reach at Dainkund peak. ...At the top is a small tea shop we both take a cup a tea.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shubham DiCaprio shares, “The trek to Dainkund Peak is nearly 1 hour. Trekking is not to difficult and one can easily trek there. The trails are very awesome to see and walk. You can play with ice if you are there in Winters. The trek was fun and enjoyable. At the top of the peak, there is a temple where you can relax and have some water. Photographs are the best when shot on the peak.”

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5The perfect summer retreat
The perfect summer retreat

HolidayIQ reviewer Rajneesh says, "Going to Dalhousie was one of the finest decisions of my life. I would like to recommend everyone to visit Dalhousie at least once. The Khajjiar is one of the eye-catching places to visit, also known as mini Switzerland. The Chamera lake is also one of the mind blowing destination for boating. For the adventure camp and trekking, I would like to recommend Kalatop."

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Vivek awachat

Vivek awachat5.0/5

5 reviews

Pleasant place for a holiday.

Nature at it's best. You can enjoy the serenity of the lonely locations, as well as, you can also be a part of the lively holiday revellers at Gandhi Chowk. Beautiful places, especially Khajjiar, is an added attraction. One whole day can be very well enjoyed at Khajjiar . The sad part is, visitors are throwing plastic wastes everywhere & rapidly spoiling the beauty of this location.

Rakesh jain

Rakesh jain3.6/5

3 reviews

Dalhousie- old city with no moderation

As name sounds, it is a city of Lord Dalhousie time. Cantonment and number of schools are there. The Mall Road is the only place for visitors but it has not been developed with time. City requires special development effoerts. There is hardly any other attraction in the city. The tea and omelette sellers at entrance of Mall Road gives an ugly look.

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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Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

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Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

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view from gandhi chowk of dhouladhar range.
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

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Narinder Pal

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

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Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

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