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Attractions in Dalhousie

Valley View from Dalhousie

Though spread over five distinct hills—Kathlog, Portreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun—the main center of Dalhousie continues to be at Portreyn. The Figure of Eight of Portreyn is the most popular walk in Dalhousie. Starting from the Portreyn Mall, it crosses the meeting places of Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk. Along the rocks on the way, Tibetans have carved colorful pictures in relief.

One of the best views of the glorious surroundings of Dalhousie can be obtained  from  Kalatope , 8 km  from  the  center  of  Dalhousie . At

Panchpulla (Five Bridges) - a good spot for picnics - can be heard interesting snippets that intertwine India's freedom struggle with Dalhousie. Satdhara has long been known for its mineral water which was once shipped to England on a regular basis. Dalhousie also has Dainkund - the Singing Hill. The passage of mountain winds through the forest at Dainkund produces a series of effects - depending on the wind's velocity - ranging from a gentle humming to an eerie wail.

Quick Getaways near Dalhousie
At a distance of 7 kilometers from Dalhousie is Khajjiar. The nature lovers and the adventure seekers alike throng Khajjiar. The marvelous meadow, lovely lake and the captivating cedar trees add to the beauty of Khajjiar. The ancient, golden domed temple of Khajinag lends its name to Khajjiar.

Then there is the jewel of the Himalayas- Chamba. Chamba is 56 km away from Dalhousie. Chamba could have derived its name from the abundance of fragrant Champa flowers in the area or the princess Champavati. In Chamba make sure you visit the Lakshminarayana temple complex. The temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu reveal the elegance of the Hindu style of architecture. Then there is the Rang Mahal. The palace is in the shape of a feudal castle and boasts of marvelous murals. The Bhuri Singh Museum is also worth visiting  in  Chamba . Amongst  the  many  exhibits are the paintings ,
Chamba near Dalhousie
sculptures, stone inscriptions, wonderful embroideries, ancient weapons, and other rare artifacts.

In the Dauladhars itself is the other hill resort of Palampur. At 1269 meters Palampur is indeed a valley of flowers. Roses, wisterias, gardenias, tea gardens, brooks, rice fields and the soothing breeze add to the beauty of Palampur. In the Palam Valley, a visit to Palampur is refreshing to the soul.

Baijnath is another pilgrimage and place of tourist attraction in the Dauladhar range. The spire temple of Baijnath-the abode of the Lord of Physicians is the landmark in Baijnath. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pilgrims and devotees throng to the Baijnath to be granted with a boon and be freed of all ailments, as the water at Baijnath is believed to possess medicinal properties.

Bir and Billing are other quick getaways in the Dauladhar range. The ancient and picturesque village of Bir was once the seat of the powerful Pal Rajputs. Bir is renowned for the annual fair that is traditionally a part of the Holi Festival. You may also enjoy the song, dance and the festive celebrations at Bir. 14 km away from Bir is Billing, which is the renowned venue of an annual hang gliding tournament.

Activities in Dalhousie

Located on Thandi Sarak, the Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium has a collection of woolen shawls. Made to order Tibetan carpets can be acquired from the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre. Besides carpets, Tibetan handicrafts centre showroom sells bags, purses and other souvenirs. Neatly kept shops sell embroidered Chamba shawls, Chamba chappals embroidered with gold thread, cane baskets, colorful woolens, and life-like Chamba dolls - all specialties of the region.

Getting There & Away to Dalhousie

Fights to Dalhousie
There is no direct flight for Dalhousie. You can end your air travel at Delhi, Shimla or Chandigarh. From there onwards you can avail the bus or the taxi services.
Trains to Dalhousie
The railway station at Pathankot is the nearest to Dalhousie, at a distance of 80 km.
Car and Bus service to Dalhousie
The road network of the entire state of Himachal Pradesh is very convenient. A good network of highways and national highways connects almost all the major towns and cities.

Getting Around in Dalhousie

A lot of walking opportunities are available and recommended to explore this destination. Taxis and ponies are also available for local transport.
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