Dalhousie

Dalhousie is located in the Dhauladhar mountain range in Himachal Pradesh. This town is well known for its historical relics from the colonial era such as the St. Francis and St. John’s churches. Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple and Rang Mahal add to the list of architectural marvels. Each of these monuments are attribute the country’s rich history. The freshwater Khajjiar Lake and the cedar forests surrounding the have rightly given this place the name ‘Switzerland of India’. Tourists can enjoy a variety of activities here ranging from peaceful picnics to adventure sports like paragliding. Another popular sightseeing and photography spot is Satdhara waterfall set amidst snowy mountains and pine trees. This water is believed to have healing powers due to its mica content. Further ahead is Panchpula which has many clear springs and picturesque waterfalls; a true delight for all nature lovers. Ganji Pahari gets its unique name literally meaning ‘bald hill’ since it doesn’t have any trees.

Thrill seekers should not miss out on trekking through the rocky trails of Sach Pass and Pangi Valley. Dalhousie is well known for its momos, but one shouldn’t miss out on other local delicacies like Kashmiri pulao. Tibetan market in Gandhi Chowk is the best place to pick up some souvenirs.