famous places to visit in Dalhousie

11 Famous Places To Visit In Dalhousie

Dalhousie, most famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. It stretches loosely through five mountains: Kaslog, Potrain, Terra, Bakrota and Bangora. Founded by Lord Dalhousie in 1850, it has many reminders of its colonial past. However, sightseeing is one of many ways to spend your time here. In this blog we discuss about the famous places to visit in Dalhousie.

Visitors to Dalhousie want to be in touch with nature and are always surrounded by nature. Snow-capped Dhauladhar mountains always greet you from every part out there. Clouds envelop the distant mountains, and in another landscape the greenness of the landscape is accentuated by the sun’s rays. 

This contrast brightens the mood and makes you feel good. A trip to Dalhousie is all about sightseeing. The scenery is perfect for this activity. After knowing much more about Dalhousie you are not going to resist yourself from visiting it. So without wasting time let’s get towards our list.

Here is the list of top 11 famous places to visit in Dalhousie

1. Chamera Lake

Chamera Lake is located at a distance of 25 km from main Dalhousie. This place is heaven on earth. Chamera Lake has some rich and natural splendors around it. Every year almost thousands of people come to visit the beauty of Chamera Lake. This lake is an artificial lake which is surrounded by exquisite valleys and greenery all around. 

This pretty lake is accommodated by a variety of water sports activities, these water sports activities include boat trips and fishing. Chamera Lake is also a part of the Chamela hydroelectric project under construction on the Ravi River. 

This lake is perched around 763 meters above the sea level. Chamba district is meant to access the Chamera lake, which is around 25-35 kilometers from Dalhousie’s main market. The lake also provides irrigation facilities for villagers living in the area around. 

One who plans to visit the Chamba Gorges and Dalhousie, must visit this spectacular lake, which is surrounded by lush green areas of mountains and pine trees. Though this lake can be visited all over the year, to get a spectacular surrounding of the pure white lake, you must visit in winter.

2. Khajjiar

The history of how khajjiar came out to be known as India’s ‘Mini Switzerland’ is an interesting one. The first person to call it that was Willy T. Blaser, Deputy Advisor to the Chancellery and Chief of Staff of the Swiss Chancellery. 

He was so amazed by the scenery that he erected a yellow Swiss hiking trail sign marking the distance of 6194 kilometers from the Swiss capital of Bern to Casual. This event dates back to 1992, but the charm of this place has not diminished one bit. 

 This quaint dreamlike place should be visited to celebrate its existence. Walk where you want, breathe freely, feel the soft grass, and go within arm’s reach. 

Many visitors are mesmerized by the scenery and simply enjoy the splendid panorama that nature creates.

Qajar is incomplete without a lake known as Qajar Lake. It is located in the middle of a meadow surrounded by a dense cedar forest.

 The lake is beautiful in its own right and adds to the beauty of the whole area. A closer look reveals that it is a patch of grass continuously floating to the surface.

3. Bakrota Hills 

The Bakrota Hills provide you with picturesque views and are one of Dalhousie’s most beautiful spots, surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains and serene scenery. This destination is just 5 km from Dalhousie and is at an altitude of 2085 meters. 

Tourists visit this place to refresh their minds and feel free and comfortable in Mother Nature’s arms. In the Bacrota Hills there is a beautiful place called ‘Bacrota Mall’ where you can walk around the hills for about 5km. 

To catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks and enjoy the white magic of the Bacrota Hills, you must visit Bacrota Mall. highlight

Dalhousie gets a lot of snow in the winter. As a result, many tourists come to this beautiful rolling hills for its spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and tranquil countryside. 

Bakrota Hill is a very important part of Dalhousie. It is frequently visited by lots of tourists from different parts of the country throughout the year because of its beauty. The place looks just as beautiful when the golden sunlight falls through the oak, pine and deodar trees to the ground, creating a magical effect on the hilltops.

For those who love to walk in the hills, Bakrota Hills is the perfect spot offering visitors the most beautiful and exhilarating experience. The incomparable beauty of the Bakrota Hills will leave you speechless, and the dense Deodar forests that cover the hills like a beautiful green carpet will leave you feeling refreshed every time you visit.

4. Ganji Pahari 

Ganj Pahari offers the most breathtaking views. For hikers, this is an idyllic destination as you can depart from Dalhousie and reach this exciting gorge in just go tour. Take a stroll from Panchpura, the closest to Ganj Pahari, or get ready for a hike for Dalhousie.

 Gangipahari trekking starts from Panchpura and the total distance of this beautiful trek is his 3.5 km. Ganj Pahari is easily accessible from surrounding states and cities. Ganj Pahari is covered with snow in winter. Ganj Pahari offers the most breathtaking views.

 For hikers, this is an idyllic destination as you can depart from Dalhousie and reach this exciting gorge in just an hour. Take a stroll from Panchpura, the closest to Ganj Pahari, or get ready for a hike from Dalhousie. Ganj Pahari is easily accessible from surrounding states and cities. 

Ganj Pahari is covered with snow in winter. Ganj Pahari offers the most breathtaking views. For hikers, this is an idyllic destination as you can depart from Dalhousie and reach this exciting valley in just an hour. Take a stroll from Panchpura, the closest to Ganj Pahari, or get ready for a hike from Dalhousie. Best time to visit Ganj Pahari Trek.

Although Ganj Pahari can be visited all year round, winter is the best time to visit Ganj Pahari trek. Heavy snow falls on Ganj Pahari in winter, adding to its beauty.

5. Chamba Town

Chamba is the northernmost district of Himachal Pradesh, located at the intersection of the Dhauladhar and Zanskar ranges. These are facts related to this district, but not particularly interesting. 

Of interest are the beginnings of the famous Himachali folk songs Shimla Nahi Basna, Kasauli Nahi Basna, Chamba Jana Zalur. Translated, it means “Don’t settle in Shimla, don’t settle in Kasauli, be sure to visit Chamba.” 

Only after vacationing in Chamba can you understand the meaning of this song. The landscape here is characterized by lakes, streams, meadows, alpine trees, valleys, and abundant wildlife. It has historical and architectural attractions. 

The main town lies on the banks of the Lavi River and is surrounded by densely forested mountains. Thanks to its illustrious past, tourism opportunities abound. But it is the culture of Chamba that fascinates you. The city’s rich artistic heritage is reflected in its miniature paintings, temple architecture and the famous ‘Chambarumar’.

6. Rang Mahal

Rang Mahal is one of Dalhousie’s most popular attractions that tourists love to visit on their tour of the Chamba Valley. This magnificent palace was built in the 18th century by Raja Umed Singh as a residence for royal ladies. 

The palace is a perfect blend of British and Mughal architecture, with walls adorned with Punjabi hill-style paintings depicting the life of Lord Krishna. Located in the Surala Mohara region of Dalhousie, Rang Mahal was once the inhabitant of a divided dominion.

Nestled in a lush scenic setting, the majestic Rang Mahal Monument is a fusion of Mughal and British architecture. It is one of the largest monuments in the area, and its treasures are kept at the Buri Singh Museum in Chamba. 

The beautiful Rang Mahal was once a royal residence, but over the years it was transformed into a women’s mansion and was recently demolished by the Himachal Emporium.

7. Shubhash Baoli

Another popular tourist destination in Dalhousie, Subhash Baori is a scenic spot named after the famous Indian freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose, who spent much of his time in the Dalhousie region of Himachal Pradesh. 

This place, like other mountain destinations, is beautiful, quiet and peaceful, and travelers, especially nature lovers, love to spend their holidays here. Surrounded by giant towering trees, Subhash Baori offers beautiful views of snow-capped and towering peaks.

This is said to be the same place where Subhash Chandra Bose sat and meditated during his stay at the guest house in Dalhousie. Now a seating area has been created for tourists to sit and enjoy the natural beauty of the towering mountains. Some say that Subhash Chandra Bose lived in Dalhousie for seven months and was rejuvenated by the medicinal waters of this spring.

8. Satdhara Falls

The beautiful Satara Falls in the Dalhousie region of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist attractions due to its scenic beauty and peaceful atmosphere. 

This breathtaking Satara Waterfall gets its name from seven beautiful springs that flow from an altitude of 2036 meters over the majestic mountains and cliffs of the Chamba Valley. This Satdhara fall is quite close to Aaroham Resort, the one who provide the luxurious cottages for rent in Dalhousie in budget

 This stunning waterfall is set in a very pleasant setting in Dalhousie and offers beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains surrounded by pines and deodar trees. This place offers a great experience for guests seeking peace and quiet.

Satdhara Falls is on the way to Panchpula, another of Dalhousie’s popular tourist destinations. This waterfall contains mica, which has medicinal properties that cure many ailments, and is known to be highly therapeutic. You can walk to this beautiful waterfall and enjoy its eternal beauty while bathing in its crystal clear waters.

9. Bara Pather

The Barra Passar is a famous temple in Dalhousie and attracts many visitors every day. Dedicated to Bhrwani Mata, set in a quiet and pristine setting in the Chamba Valley. 

Tourists love to visit this place for its stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayas and pleasant climate that makes its surroundings cool and comfortable. Bara Pather is located just 4km from Dalhousie to Curratop. The scenic beauty of this place is worth a visit, but many tourists come here just to visit the Bhrwani Mata Temple in Ala Village, which is nestled in a dense forest.

 Believed to be 150 years old, the temple draws large crowds of visitors each July to celebrate the festival hosted by the locals. During this fair, Bala Pasar is bought an idol of Bhrwani Mata to celebrate the Goddess’ welcome to the village. The best time to visit Balapsar is in July, when visitors can attend fairs and celebrations. However, if you want to experience winter, plan your visit between October and February.

10. Gandhi Chowk 

 Gandhi Chalk, Overview of Dalhousie

Gandhi Chowk (GPO) is a busy and vibrant street in Dalhousie. Gandhi Chowk is Dalhousie’s shopping precinct because, unlike other Hill Stations, Dalhousie does not have a shopping precinct. 

For shopping in Dalhousie, the city’s Gandhi Chowk has several bazaars and malls. You can buy local simple souvenirs, woolen fabrics, daily necessities and so on. There are a variety of small shops to complete your gift list, such as Tibet Market, Himachal Handicraft Industry Emporium, Himachal Handicraft Center and Tibetan Handicraft Center.

The Tibetan Market is a popular shopping destination in Dalhousie, selling a wide variety of goods including bags, dolls, rugs, purses and handicrafts. The Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium in Thandi Salak is known for its traditional Kashmiri shawls that reflect the intricate and unique craftsmanship of the local people. All important buildings and hotels are also within his GPO.

 Local women founded Buttico in the mid-nineteenth century, selling a wide range of the famous Kuru-Her shawls made of lambswool, angora and pashmina. Recently, embroidered scarves have also become popular nationwide.

11. Dainkund Peak 

Dainkund Peak, also known as Singing Hill, lies at 2755 meters above sea level in Dalhousie. Dalhousie’s highest point, the summit offers a bird’s eye view of stunning green valleys and mountains. For nature lovers looking for a quiet place, Dainkund Peak is worth exploring.

The impression of tall deodar trees and valleys of colorful flowers is unforgettable. When you go upstairs, you can hear the soothing sounds of the breeze rustling through the trees. The quaint charm of Qajar Lake and picturesque views of mud houses surrounded by lush vegetation are a feast for the eyes. 

The Polani Devi Temple and the Air Force are also major attractions at Dainkund Peak. Camping and trekking to the top of the mountain will make your trip even more exciting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is famous places to visit in Dalhousie

List of top 11 famous places to visit in dalhousie
Chamera Lake
Bakrota Hills
Ganji Pahari
Chamba Town
Rang Mahal 
Shubhash Baoli 
Satdhara Falls
Bara Pather
Gandhi Chowk 
Dainkund Peak

What can we do in Dalhousie?

Trekking, hiking,river boating you can explore these genres in Dalhousie and also we provide you paid camping services where you can do star gazing at night. 

What if we want to try the authentic food of Himachal Pradesh without struggling to find it street by street?

If you want to try the authentic food of Himachal including any other varieties, you can definitely choose Aaroham Resort for this as you don’t have to struggle for delicious food around the street. You are going to get served by us at your place.

How far are these places from your resort? Can you provide cab facilities to explore them?

These places are around a maximum 45 min of distance from Aaroham Resort, and yes we do provide cabs for that at an extra charge. As we are in contact with the local drivers in the town.

We want to bring our pet with us, are there any facilities for our pet in your resort?

Yes, our resort is pet friendly and we will provide each and every facility to your pet but with an extra charge for that. You can freely bring your pet in our property as we do have so many interesting things for them to keep them happy and comfortable in our resort.


 Like other famous hill stations in India, Dalhousie has its own Mall Road and these are the famous places to visit in Dalhousie. It’s one of the city’s most social gatherings, and every day you’ll find people taking leisurely strolls or just doing nothing and having fun. A great place to mingle with the locals and pick up Tibetan handicrafts, handicrafts and woolen scarves.

If plenty of adventure is a must, hike the 5 km to the Bakrota Hills. A walk through the dense forests of the hills with blueberry, pine and oak trees refreshes the mind and body. If you go in the morning, the forest will be shrouded in mist and you will feel calm and relaxed. Start your journey with the booking of Aaroham Resort, which is one of the best hotel near Dalhousie.

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