Dalhousie a quick look into the Colonial past
If a town set amidst pine, deodar and oak forests, with charming architecture still exuding a colonial air, graceful churches in which you can hear the past whisper and a gentle pace of life, sounds appealing to you, head to Dalhousie, a popular hill station in western Himachal Pradesh. It is located at a distance of approx. 555 kms from Delhi.
Tourist Attractions in Dalhousie
Compact and self contained? Dalhousie, spreading over the hills of Kathiog, Patreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun, covers just 14 sq km. From its high-altitude setting, Dalhousie offers lovely views of the plains below, through which the river Ravi meanders, a silver thread in a blue-green vista. The snow-covered Pir Panjal range provides a dramatic backdrop.
Slow down, leave your city stress behind and explore the gorgeous town. Begin at its ancient churches - St. Andrew’s Church and St. Patrick’s at Balun, St. Francis Church at Subhash Chowk and St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.
Go to Panchpula. three km from Dalhousie. Here you will find a gushing stream which feeds a chain of limpid pools. The Kalatop wildlife Sanctuary is a home to the Himalayan black bear and ghoral, is well worth a visit. From Dalhousie, you can visit Khajjiar, another beautiful romantic place . A glade, it lies surrounded by thick forests of deodar with the snow-line just above these deep woods. At Khajjiar, you can also visit the 12th century Khajji Nag temple, famous for its life-sized wooden images of the five Pandavas. Chamba is a another getaway from Dalhousie enjoy your morning or evening leisure time sitting by the banks of river Ravi.
Reach - It’s just under 600 km from Delhi to Dalhousie but utterly enjoyable, drive. Break it up with a mid-point stopover, it you wish.
Stay - Splurge and check into the JK Clarks Exotica which sits amidst dense, green woods.
Eat For affordable food that hits the spot, try Kwality Restaurant in Dalhousie. Hare, you can try a variety of dishes-from Chinese to Continental and Indian.
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