10 things you must do in Dalhousie (2019)

A scenic getaway in Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. The town is blessed by nature and not much has changed with the crowds of visitors it has every tourist season. The town is enveloped by green pine and oak trees with the Dhauladhar Range of Himalayas in the backdrop. A holiday in Dalhousie comprise of natural beauty of lush green mountains, meandering rivers, blessed mountain breeze, colonial architecture, and other pleasant experience.

From a traveler seeking to explore the mountains to the ones in search of themselves, there are a number of places to visit in Dalhousie for every type of traveler. Here is our take on things not to be missed while visiting Dalhousie:


Settled on a picturesque setting amid Himalayas, it’s one of the places not to miss while visiting Dalhousie. Snuggled amid a thick cover of deodar and pine trees with the snowcapped Himalayas in the backdrop, Khajjiar is a delightful picnic spot for friends and family. The beautiful Khajjiar Lake adds to the charm of this little town. Walk and explore the blessed environs. It’s named as ‘Switzerland in India’ as the landscape looks like the beautiful European country.


Dainkund Peak

One of the highly recommended places to visit in Dalhousie, include the ‘Singing Hill’, Dainkund Peak. Scale the peak for invigorating view of green hills, valleys and plains. On a clear day, the fascinating view of the three rivers Chenab, Ravi and Beas. Plan a visit in winters, you will be blessed with snow as well as witness the beauty of this place enhanced manifold.


Kalatop Wildlife Reserve

Exciting and filled with adventure, next on our list of things not be missed while visiting Dalhousie include Kalatop Wildlife Reserve. It is home to the Himalayan Bear and one among the best wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh. Apart from sheltering wild animals, its home to blue pine, deodar & oak, wild daisies and natural beauty. The Ravi River flows through the sanctuary nurturing it and making it a splendid tourist spot.


St. Francis Catholic Church

A magnificent church of European architecture and decor, St. Francis Catholic Church dates back to the year 1894. A major tourist attraction in Dalhousie, visited by many, it’s a popular place of worship. The serene charm of the blessed church is the reason it is counted among the famous tourist places in Dalhousie.


One of the reason why Dalhousie is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh is the small yet stunning waterfalls of Panchpula. The sparkling streams look totally out of the world. It is a favored picnic spot by families as well as romantic couples, and solo travelers. Here, you can also pay respects at the samadhi of the great freedom fighter Sardar Ajit Singh.


Ganji Pahari

The name ‘Ganji Pahari’ translates to ‘bald hill’ in Hindi like it name it is devoid of any sort of vegetation on its top. Among the best places to visit in Dalhousie, the hill is blessed with intoxicating views of the surroundings and the fresh mountain air. An hour’s trek brings you here to enjoy unrivalled views of the panorama.


Satdhara Falls

The Satdhara Falls is among the tourist places in Dalhousie that you must not miss. A great example of nature’s creative work, the water in these falls is therapeutic, said to have medicinal and healing properties. The picturesque blend of seven streams is a great spot for rejuvenation and relaxation.

Rang Mahal

Not just natural beauty, Dalhousie has historical treasures to boast about. One of the historic gems to visit in Dalhousie include the Rang Mahal. Built with the influences of both Mughal and British architecture, the palace walls are adorned with a large number of vibrant wall paintings portraying the life of Lord Krishna. Tourist come to visit the unique art and architecture.

Chamera Lake

One of the best places in Himachal, that you must not miss on include, the Chamera Lake. Built over the river Ravi, the artificial lake and a part of the Chamera Hydroelectric Project. Do not miss to visit the lake when you are Dalhousie. The scenic beauty of dense pine forests of Bhandal Valley, the beautiful spread of waters of dam, and the multiple water sports like boating, river motor boating, canoeing, fishing & kayaking lure tourists.


Mall Road

The Mall Road is hub of all exciting things in the hill town. A holiday in Dalhousie is incomplete without a visit to road. Shopping, dining, sitting and enjoying breathtaking views of the entire Pir Panjal mountain ranges from this road makes this a popular destination to not miss while visiting Dalhousie.


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This is a guest post written by Akansha Negi who frequently writes at India Travel Blog by Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd. She shares her passion of travel and love for various Indian destinations. While plan your vacation in India, browse through her write-ups.

Writer, Akansha Negi.