Dalhousie at its best
- Terrace Farms : Something you will find
to be unique in this land.
- Pir Panjal Range : The beauty of the
hills moves here in its true sense. Nature has bestowed this range
with all its colors and charms. You love the beauty, simply forget
- Pangi Valley - A place well close to the
heart of Noble Lauterate
Tagore, its sceneric beauty will take you into another world.
- Minjar Fair - Celebrated in the month of
August every year this is the most sought after fair. Get into the
world of Dalhousie people with this fair. Bhuri Singh Museum A store
house of original pahari paintings (paintings of the rocks), its a
retreat for any painter.
- Satdhara - A collection of seven
springs, its considered to be one of the Pilgrimage of Hindus.
Where and Why
The wild flowers, the forest flowers, the lower town, the Thandi Sarak,
Garam sarak.... if I were to list out the places you can visit in
Dalhousie, it will be a long list. Its a beautiful place and you will
simply fall in love with. Despite a number of people living here, you
will simply fall in love with the place. Its a place which was the
inspiration for Rabindranath Tagore to make Shantiniketan in Calcutta
(its about 140km from Kolkatta). A walk to the St. Francis Church and
St. Pauls Church watching the day to day life of Dalhousie is a
different experience in all.
A straight trip from Jalandhar via Ambala and Liudhiana I reached this
land of beauty in the morning hours before the first sunlight. (You can
also reach here by air the nearest airport being in Gaggal (Kangra),
around 140 km from Dalhousie.
Not very far away from the Museum is the Kalatop-Khajjiar Trail.
Its another place famous for its scenic beauty, you will find a number
of people here especially in the evenings. When you go down from here
there is this Dhogria Tribal Hamlet. Small huts with small people, a
sort of rare view; you will enjoy being among them. Take some splendid
photographs and then return to the valley.
There are a number of hotels, lodges, restaurants; all serving variety
of food ranging from ethnic to continental and Chinese food. Most of
them serve good food here and I tried one of them to cool down my hunger
pang. On the Gandhi Chowk there is the Rajas Hunting Lodge. Roughly 2.5
km from Gandhi Chowk is the residence of the erstwhile Chamba ruler,
whose family continues to stay here during summer.
The last but not the least is the Tibetan Market on the Gandhi Chowk.
Here you will find a wide variety of Bhuddist Paintings, woolens,
variety of copper and silver diyas. Shopping here can be a different
experience in all. Nearby is the Handloom Crafts Center in the Poteryn
Road. Its known for its Kullu and Chamba Shawls.