DALHOUSIE IN INDIA – EXPLORE THE SWITZERLAND OF INDIA

ONLY IF HEAVEN HAD A NAME: VISITING DALHOUSIE THE MINI SWITZERLAND OF INDIAN HIMALAYAN VALLEY

Dalhousie town is the maiden of gaiety and the pastor of solemnity amidst the mighty mountains in Himachal. It sits nuzzled in the Chamba district, behind curtains of the unfiltered sun and cedar trees. Whenever traveling to Himachal Pradesh for rest and recuperation, a vacation without a trip to the cozy town of Dalhousie renders it incomplete. From treks, spooky haunting and mind-boggling views, India’s mini Switzerland awaits your visit to unfold its treasures.

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PLACES TO VISIT IN DALHOUSIE

DAINKUND BECKONS

360-degrees worth of scenic vistas welcomes you to Dainkund. Feast your eyes on nature’s careless beauty. Sitting nearly a kilometer above Dalhousie, Dainkund is a key attraction to faraway patrons! Dainkund’s wild forests, with the winds whistling through them feel like pages pulled out of an Oscar Wilde novel. You cannot afford to miss the wave of placidity at the Pholani Devi temple. The Air Force Base hidden behind canopies and the Dhauladhar Ranges in the distance are also some sites that you’ll cherish

PICTURESQUE ‘PANCH PULA’

The ‘Panch Pula’ translated into English as the ‘Five Bridges’ is a marvel of urban civil planning flourishing next to gushing, blue streams.  Crystal white waters piercing the sandy rock and green hues embracing the much famous ‘Satdhara’ waterfalls is certainly a sight to behold.  Panch Pula’s paddle boating centers give you a chance to converse with the icy, cold water of the streams.
Alternatively, the history buff in you will enjoy visiting the memorial honoring freedom-fighter Ajith Singh, close to the streams.

KHAJJIAR AWAITS

A mini safari festooned by the sight of snow-layered mountains on all sides sounds like a perfect outing. Enjoy the company of proliferating flora and fauna sounds will certainly please the nature lover in you. Don’t miss out to take a ride down through the hamlets that will take you closer to the Khajjiar Lake.

BAKROTA BOUND

Bakrota foments Dalhousie tourism like no other part of the district. You can greet the Himalayas from here! TheBakrota Mall Road twists around the Hill like a majestic serpent. If you are visiting Bakrota in winter; you may feel like you are in the pages of a fantasy read!
When you walk the streets of Bakrota, the urban planning of the settlement on the hill steps captures your imagination. Bakrota looks enchanting in the dark, wintery evenings as the houses light up the hill in a symmetric grid-like fashion.

TAKING ARTISTIC TURNS TO CHAMBA

When you say indigenous crafts and artistry in Himachal, you somehow are referring to the newly added district Chamba. Chamba should be your go-to place for souvenirs because vivid variety and authenticity is the flavor that Chamba is blessed with.
The Chamba village is close to the point of intersection of the Sal and Ravi River, which makes for an ideal tourist spot to meditate by the icy, foaming waters. For a spiritual trip, after the Akhand Chandi Palace, there are plenty of Hindu temples around here to visit, such as the Champavati and Chamunda Devi Temples.

FESTIVALS CELEBRATE LIFE AT THE CARNIVALS OF DALHOUSIE

MERRIMAKING THE CHRISTMAS:

Dalhousie’s residents make good use of the ample snowfall they experience in winter. You cannot resist the Yuletide spirit once you visit the Mall Road area. The same gusto reflects across all of Dalhousie, especially Khajjiar and Bakrota. If you are intent on spending a snowy-white, Christmas, then look no further, Dalhousie awaits! Christmas sees the town pour down for ice-hockey matches and skating competitions. The competitiveness is met with pomp, brought by the pageants and fashion contests held simultaneously.

CALLING OUT FOR DALHOUSIE NEW YEAR

Dalhousie welcomes the New Year by paying homage to the deity of wealth, ‘ShiskarApa’. The residents arrange for cultural programs in the weeks of January. The dance rituals performed in honor of the goddess is also followed by other cultural programs and contemporary dance performances. Guests are welcomed by the affable local residents to partake or spectate. If you plan to travel to Himachal and spend a vacation in Dalhousie at this time, you are in for a special Christmas treat!

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