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Dalhousie

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Dalhousie

Kalatop:  

Kalaptop is one of the most famous attractions in Dalhousie. Located at an altitude of 8000 meters above sea level, Kalatop is covered by snow all around the year. Located at a distance of 5 Km from Dalhousie, Kalatop offers a panoramic view, an enchanting landscape amid lush green forests and a rest house making it one of the popular escapades from Dalhousie.

 

Bhuri Singh Museum:  

Bhuri Singh museum named after the erstwhile ruler of Chamba, King Raja Bhuri is one of the popular tourist attractions. The museum houses ancient artifacts of the chamba kingdom including a rare collection of Guler-Kangra style paintings. Basohli style paintings illustrating the Bhagwat Purana and Ramayana are major attractions for tourists visiting the museum. The museum has now been moved into a new modern building but tourists can catch a glimpse of the old museum building located adjacent to the new museum. The museum is open for tourists between 10 in the morning to 5 in the evenings.

 

Panchpula:  

Panchpula literally meaning five bridges is a popular tourist hotspot in Dalhousie famous for its descending water pools. The main stream that supplies water to cities of Dalhousie and Balloon is located within the Panchpula stream. Panchpula also houses an idol showcasing the Samadhi dedicated to the great revolutionary Sardar Ajit Singh.

 

Subhash Baoli:

Subhash Baoli named after Subhash Chandra Bose is one of the most picturesque places in Dalhousie. The famous freedom fighter spent his days at this very location meditating amid the lush green tree lines and Magnificnet Mountains. Subhash Baoli remains one of the most beautiful locations in Dalhousie attracting huge tourist influx all through the year.

 

Rang Mahal:

Rang Mahal is a princely palace founded by Raja Umed Singh and is one of the landmarks of Dalhousie town. Located in Surara Mohalla, the palace is a perfect blend of British and Mughal architectural styles engrossed with Punjabi style wall paintings. The place has now been converted into a museum attracts a large number of tourists. Paintings portraying the life of Lord Krishna are the major attractions of this palace. The palace also has a dedicated shopping section housing the Himachal Emporium selling traditional textiles and handicrafts.

 

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary:

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary also known as the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dalhousie. Spread over an area of 1962 hectares at a distance of 6 km from Dalhousie, the sanctuary is also home to several rare animals and birds including Himalayan Black Marten, Leopards and Barking Goral. The sanctuary is covered with the thick foliage of deodar trees making one of the most pure natural surroundings showcasing the wildlife of the Himachal hills and Chamba region.

 

Khajjiar Lake:

The Khajjiar Lake is one of the most widely visited landmarks in Dalhousie town. Located at a distance of 20 kms from Dalhousie city center, the lake is a accumulated stream of small streams and is panoramically situated amidst the cedar forests and hills. The lake offers a perfect getaway attraction and acts as a famous picnic spots for tourists.

 

Satdhara Falls:

Located off the Panchpula stream, Satdhara Falls are one of the most well known waterfalls in Dalhousie region. Located at an altitude of 2036 m above sea level, the falls get their name from the seven beautiful springs or sat-dhara. The springs are believed to have medicinal properties as they are a rich source of Sulphur and mica aiding in curing many bodily diseases.

 

Laxmi Narayan Temple:

Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the oldest temples of Chamba region and is a popular religious attraction in Dalhousie. The temple primarily dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi has a number of shrines dedicated to various other Hindu gods including Lord Shiva, Gauri Shankar, Radha and Krishna. The temple is constructed using rare glittery marble pieces that haven’t lost their shine over the centuries.

 

Chamunda Devi Temple:

Chamunda Devi Temple located on the banks of Baner River is a 750 year old temple attracting a large number of pilgrims and tourists. Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the temple has shrines of Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva in stone lingam form.  Devotees are not allowed to touch the deity of the temple making it one of the most spiritual highpoints of the temple.

 

Hariraya Temple:

Hariraya Temple constructed in stone is an ancient temple of Dalhousie. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and built in the Shikhara style or architecture, the temple dates back to the 11th century making it one of the most well known temples in the region. The shrine is colored in saffron making it stand out amid the hills and the dense forest cover. The temple houses a rare bronze idol of Lord Vishnu attracting tourists and pilgrims all throughout the year.

 

St. John's Church:

St. John's Church built during the British area is the most popular churches in Dalhousie attracting a number of tourists. Located amid natural hills and line of Deodhar trees, the church conducts services every Sunday. The church also houses a library which contains much rare collection of books making it a treat for art lovers and historians alike.

 

St. Francis Church:

St. Francis Church is one of the prominent landmarks of Dalhousie town. Located on the main Subhash chowk area, the church is managed by the Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar with mass services performed every Sunday. Built in accordance to a famous Church of England, the St Francis Church, the church is an epitome of beautiful glass work along with intricate stone work.

 

Jhandri Ghat:

Jhandri Ghat is a famous landmark of Dalhousie attracting a large number of tourists. Located at an altitude of 2036 meters above sea level, Jhandi Ghat houses the erstwhile royal place of the Chamba dynasty. Several ancient artifacts and trophies are placed in the palace making it a must visit for the history lovers.

 

Bara Pather:  

Bara Pather or the big stone is also commonly known as the temple of Bhulwani Matha. Located in the Sadar Bazaar area of Dalhousie town, the temple lies at the footstep of the mighty Dayan Kund peaks. The temple is said to be over 150 years old is also known for its annual festival held in July each year attracting a host of pilgrims and tourists.

 

Dainkund Peak:

Located at about 10 km from Dalhousie, Dainkund is a tall mountain offering perfect scenery. It can be ideally reached by trekking along with the fresh mountain air. The hill is popularly known as ‘singing hill’ due to the sound of gentle breeze here. At the top of Dainkund there is the Pholani Devi Temple, which offers a stunning view of the valley.

 

Central Park:

This magnificent park which provides a beautiful of the entire hill station. This place being the biggest crowd puller in the city also houses several fairs and carnivals apart from being a Polo ground. It is also the hub of commercial activities and has a vast stretch of luscious greenery.