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.
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 ,
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.