BEST OF DALHOUSIE (FROM DALHOUSIE)

Adventure / Trekking | Lake & Backwaters | Nature & Scenic

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This trip demands considerable trekking / walking

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Dalhousie;Khajjar

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 2 Days

Ideal Start Time: 8 AM (Day 1) & 8 AM (Day 2)

Total Places Visited: 5

Day 1 Attractions | Day 2 Attractions

DAY 1 : KHAJJAR - DAINKUND PEAK

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Adventure / Trekking | Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 4 Hours/Half Day
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 20 km from Chamba, and 21 km from Dalhousie, Khajjiar is a beautiful hill station located in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the scenic hill stations near Chandigarh, and among the must-include places in Dalhousie sightseeing packages.

Often known as the Switzerland of India, Khajjiar is situated at an altitude of 1,951 m in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and is part of the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary. Khajjiar was a part of the erstwhile state of the Rajput rulers of Chamba. It served as the capital of Chamba rulers. Thereafter, it was taken over by the Mughals, from which the rule passed over to various Sikh kingdoms. Subsequently, it was taken over by the British.

Khajjiar is a picturesque spot with an emerald saucer shaped meadow amidst a dense forest. Khajjiar Lake is a small lake .....

Adventure / Trekking | Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 3 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 17 km from Dalhousie Bus Stand, Dainkund Peak is a mountain peak situated at Dalhousie. Perched at an altitude of 2755 m, is the highest mountain peak in Dalhousie, and among the famous trekking places near Chandigarh.

Dainkund is also a famous place for short trekking near Dalhousie. The name Dainkund is said to have been derived from Dain - Kund, which means Lake of the Witches. It is believed that in old days this mountain was the residence of witches. The sound of the breeze passing through the trees makes a musical sound, due to which this peak has also acquired the name, the singing hill.

This peak has two major attractions; one is the Indian Air Force base and the other is the Pholani Devi temple, which is a temple of great importance. One of the most interesting facts about this temple is that there is no idol of the deity, except a trident inside the temple premises. The .....

Overnight Stay in Dalhousie

DAY 2 : PANCHPULA - GANJI PAHARI - CHAMERA LAKE

Resume Dalhousie Sightseeing

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 4 km from Dalhousie Bus Stand, Panchpula is one of the famous picturesque spots of Dalhousie situated on Pathankot Road. Panchpula is surrounded by picturesque mountains and green valleys.

The word Panchpula means five bridges and it is the place where a descending stream flows and feeds several pools. Panchpula is the main stream that supplies water to cities of Dalhousie and Balloon. The stream originates from Dain Kund and falls down into a quaint abyss and then finally reaches the waterworks of Panchpula.

A monument has been built where several streams meet at Panchpula in the memory of Sardar Ajit Singh, who was a freedom fighter and uncle of Bhagat Singh. On the way to Panchpula is Satdhara, a union of seven tiny springs. It is believed that the fresh waters of Satdhara contain healing medical properties. Thus, while travelling to Panchpula, most of the tourists halt at this spring fall and collect the .....

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

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. .....

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Boating Charges: Rs.300 per Adults and Rs.200 per Child for 30 minutes

At a distance of 26 km from Dalhousie, the Chamera Lake is an artificial lake situated at Chourah village in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the scenic lakes in Himachal Pradesh and among the must-include places in Dalhousie packages.

The Chamera Lake is formed by the Chamera Dam on the Ravi River, which is positioned at an altitude of 1700 m. It is a major source of water supply for the villagers and is continuously fed by the Ravi River. The Chamera Hydel Electric Project, one of the main hydel projects of Himachal Pradesh, is situated nearby. It is one of the best Dalhousie tourist places.

Nestled in a valley amid pine forests, the lake is an excellent site for activities like fishing, angling, and boating. Himachal Pradesh Tourism department has built a boathouse adjacent to the lake near Taleru, which has facilities .....

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