#5 of 7 Places to Visit in Dalhousie
Distance (From Dalhousie): 5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: 1 Km Trek From Panchpula
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 5 km from Dalhousie Bus Stand, Ganji Pahari is a small hill on Pathankot road in Dalhousie. The name Ganji Pahari literally means bald hill. It is so called because the hill has no trees at the peak of the hill and it looks like a bald-headed patch at the top. This is one of the most popular nature walks in Dalhousie and the place offers mesmerizing views of the surrounding snowcapped hills and valleys.
A well-marked paved path starts from Panchpula and leads all the way to the top. The trek is an easy to moderate one. The trek distance from Panchpula is about 1 km and takes about 20 - 30 minutes. Trekking enthusiasts start trekking from Dalhousie city and it takes almost an hour from the city center to trek through the hilly terrain to reach the summit of this hill.
Ganji Pahari can be visited throughout the year. Summers have a pleasant weather but winters have an extraordinary feel with the snow covered walk. As there are no shops and hotels found on the trail, it is better to carry food and water for the trek.