Switzerland of India-Khajjiar And Dalhousie


Dalhousie & Khajjiar
Blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes anywhere, it is a travellers paradise -lofty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, fast flowing rivers, enchanting mountain lakes, flower bedecked meadows, beautiful temples and monasteries steeped in time. May it be for relaxing, sightseeing, trekking, mountaineering, fishing, para-gliding, skiing, ice skating and golf, Himachal has it all…Come Explore Himachal with himachaltourist…

Isolated by high mountain ranges, the valley of Chamba is noted for the magnificence of its scenery. The British Governor General, Lord Dalhousie, visiting this area around the middle of the 19th century for a quiet retreat, came upon a charming spot on a ridge overlooking the plains. This was to become the attractive little hill town that was named after him.

Set amidst thickly wooded hills, clothed in deodar and pine, Dalhousie has marvellous forest trails and picnic spots with splendid vistas over the Chamba Valley. A touch of the “Raj” still lingers in the little unspoilt town.

 

Around Dalhousie

Subhash Baoli (2,085 m)
Not far from the G.P.O. Square is the spring at Subhash Baoli with panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. (1.6 km)

Satdhara (2,036 m)
Sparkling springs close to town, rich in mica and other minerals, are noted for their medicinal properties.

Panjpulla
Beyond Sathara is another pretty spot where the water from a natural tank flows under five little bridges. (2 km)

Bakrota Hills (2,085 m)
The Bakrota Mall, a popular walking circuit around these hills has a spectacular view of the mountains.

Kalatope (2,440 m)
An ideal weekend retreat with forest rest houses and beautiful spots for picnics, in a little wildlife sanctuary. (8.5 km)

Bara Pather
Enroute to Kalatope is the temple of Bhulwani Matha, in the village of Ahla. (4 km)

Dhainkund (2,745 m)
The high peak of Dhainkund offers a bird’s-eye view of the verdant valleys of the Beas, Chenab and Ravi rivers. (10 km)

Khajjiar (1,851 m)
While it is possible to go by road, Khajjiar is just a pleasant one day walk from Dalhousie. An emerald, saucer shaped meadow at Khajjiar, surrounded by dense deodar forests, has a lake at its centre with a floating island, a forest rest house, a little temple with a golden spire and a golf course. (22 km)

Getting There & Away

Air
The nearest airport is Kangra ( Gaggal , 12 Km)

Rail
The nearest narrow gauge railhead is Kangra (18 Km). The nearest broad gauge station Pathankot, (90 Km), is linked to major towns.

Road
Well connected by road. Some distances are as follows: Delhi 514 Km, Chandigarh 239 Km, Kulllu 214 Km, Shimla 332 Km, Chamba 192 Km.

General Information

Altitude : Between 1,250 metrs. and 2,000 metrs.
Temperature: Between 35 C in summer and 0 C in winter
Best Season : April to June/September to October
Clothing : (Summers/Winter) Light Woollens/Heavy Woollens
STD Code : 01892

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