COVID-19 : DALHOUSIE is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 24 Feb 2021
Latest Information on Travelling to DALHOUSIE?
  • Entry is open for domestic travellers from other state. However, thermal screening will be conducted by state health authorities upon arrival.
  • No e-pass required to for Inter-state travel to Himachal Pradesh.
  • Entry/Exit from state borders will be allowed only from 6am to 8pm.
  • Face masks are compulsory when going out in public. Fine of Rs 1000 to be imposed on those not wearing masks.
  • COVID-19 test is not required on entry to the state. However, thermal screening shall be done for all passengers entering the state.
  • Night curfews (8pm-6am) declared in Mandi, Kangra, Shimla and Kullu till Jan 5.
  • All supermarkets, parks, malls and attractions are open with strict COVID-19 prevention norms in place.
  • Social distancing to be followed mandatorily when out in public.
  • E-passes/ permissions not required for inter-state travel.
  • For passengers arriving from red zone districts outside of Himachal Pradesh, carrying a COVID-19 negative test report from ICMR authorized lab, not older than 48 hours from the date of departure,14 days of Home Quarantine is allowed.
  • 14 days of institutional quarantine is required for passengers arriving from any Red Zone district outside of Himachal Pradesh or passengers having ILI (Influenza Like Illness) symptoms irrespective of the zone from where they are arriving.
  • All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App.
Flights

Flights are running to Kangra Airport from Delhi and Chandigarh.

Buses

Inter-state entry of private and government buses in restricted in the state, however, intra-state bus services from Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HPTC) are functioning in the city from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. with 60% passenger capacity.

Local Transport

Local transport services, like taxis, autos and buses are functioning in the state.

The state government of Himachal Pradesh has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while tourists to visit Dalhousie. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Entry from other states open in Himachal Pradesh; thermal screening to be done upon arrival Updated: 24 Feb 2021

Inter-state travel to Himachal does not require a Covid-19 negative certificate. There is no need for home/ institutional quarantine. However, thermal screening shall be done for all the passengers. People advised to maintain social distance and keep an eye on their health.

Entry from other states open in Dalhousie, thermal screening to be done upon arrival Updated: 17 Dec 2020

The Dalhousie district is allowing unrestricted entry to travellers with no requirement of e-passes or Covid-19 negative certificate. However, thermal screening will be done by the state medical authorities upon arrival Read more.

Hotels, Homestays and Resorts Set to Open From 1st of October Updated: 29 Sep 2020

Most hotels, resorts and homestays in Dalhousie are set to open from 1st of October with strict COVID-19 precautions in place. Tourists must book a minimum of two days stay at any of these hotels.Read more.

Kangra Airport, nearest to Dalhousie is Open for Domestic Travel Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Kangra Airport, which is the nearest to Dalhousie, has begun functioning domestic flights, with strict social distancing norms. Thermal screening is mandatory for arriving as well as departing passengers.

Night Curfew Lifted in Dalhousie Updated: 04 Sep 2020

As per the MHA’s Unlock 3.0 guidelines, the night curfew in Himachal Pradesh, that was imposed between 9 p.m to 5 a.m has been lifted to allow unrestricted intra-state travel.

Places to visit near Dalhousie are enormous with Dharamshala, Chamba, Mcleodganj, Bir and, several others which are filled with an array of adventures and eye-opening views. These beautiful sites will keep you fascinated all through the trip, with its enchanting beauty. Famed as the Switzerland of India, this hillock is a perfect place for the travelers, with innumerable quaint little towns in its vicinity. Whether you are a solitude seeker or an adventure buff, these towns are will never leave you in dismay.

With an abundance of activities to do at places near Dalhousie, it is truly a heavenly experience. The wary soul always looks around for fresh adventures and, here you will never fall short of them. Apart from enthralling adventures and excellent views, one can always submerge in the tranquility of the environs, which will rejuvenate all the segments of your body. So, take an off from the mundane schedule and, explore the scenic wonders of these appealing places.

Here are some of the best places to visit near Dalhousie:

01

Dharamshala

Dharamshala
Travelling isn’t about robotically visiting the place, it is more about exploring each and every corner. Dharamshala is one of the perfect places for travelers, as it houses various unexplored corners.

Lying in the laps of Kangra Valley this beautiful town offers marvelous landscapes. Be it a holy pilgrimage site or snow-capped peaks, the place has it all.

Activities to do: 
Paragliding, Triund trekking, Camping, Kareri Lake trek, Trip to Kangra Valley, Visiting Dal Lake and lot more.

Distance from Dalhousie: 
It is located at a distance of almost 118 from Dalhousie.

How to reach: 
There are no busses, trains or flights connecting Mcleodganj, the fastest way is to hire a private taxi.
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02

Mcleodganj

Mcleodganj

We often crave for opportunities to create fresh experiences to fulfill our wanderlust and, Mcleodganj also known as the “Little Lhasa” is a perfect destination for adding up your book of experiences. The segment of Kangra district, this quaint little town is located at an altitude of 6831 feet.

Being one of the best places to visit near Manali it offers breathtaking scenic splendors and, an abundance of adventure activities. Moreover, it is the commencement site for various trekking trails.

Activities to do:
Indulge in Laka Got Glacier Camping & Trekking, Triund Trekking, Cultural shows at Tibetan Institue of Performing Arts.

Distance from Dalhousie:
It is located at a distance of almost 121 km from Dalhousie.

How to reach:
There are no busses, trains or flights connecting Mcleodganj, the fastest way is to hire a private taxi.

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03

Bir

Bir

Fly like a bird at one of the most exciting places near Dalhousie, Bir, known for its Paragliding. Here one can also explore various Buddhist monasteries developed by the Tibetan refugees. The bounties of this little stroll are splendid, with breathtaking backdrops of the Dhauladhar Range.

Activities to do:
Here one can indulge in Paragliding at high altitudes.

Distance from Dalhousie:
It is located at a distance of almost 175 km from Dalhousie.

How to reach:
There are no busses, trains or flights connecting Mcleodganj, the fastest way is to hire a private taxi

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04

Khajjiar

Khajjiar

Undeniably, one of the most mesmerizing hillocks seated at an altitude of 1,920 m this hill station is a must-visit place. Referred as the “Mini-Switzerland”, Khajjiar attracts the tourists all year round. With great influence of the Rajputs and Mughals eras, this plateau is also rich in historical heritage.

This lovely hillock will make you say “WOW” with its magnetizing beauty and, countless corners for exploration. 

Activities to do:
Pay a visit to the Ganji Pahari, Khajjiar Lake and indulge in various treks near the site.

Distance from Dalhousie:
It is located at a distance of almost 22 km from Dalhousie.

How to reach: 
There are no busses, trains or flights connecting Mcleodganj, the fastest way is to hire a private taxi

05

Chamba

 Chamba

Leave behind the ordinary life and dive in the serenity of this alluring town of the Himalayan region. With vibrant art and culture, Chamba is known for its “Suhi Mata Mela” and “Minjar Mela.” Holding the relics of history this place is one of the best places near Dalhousie, with utmost imperial heritage.

Activities to do: 
Pay a visit to several religious sites and national parks.  

Distance from Dalhousie: 
It is located at a distance of almost 55  from Dalhousie.

How to reach: 
There are no busses, trains or flights connecting Mcleodganj, the fastest way is to hire a private taxi. 

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06

Palampur

Palampur

Located at an elevation of 1,219 m, this enticing hill station is a segment of Himachal Pradesh. Known for its lush green garden and imposing natural wonders, it is one of the best places to visit near Dalhousie. This tea capital of India boasts about its tea plantations surrounded by enchanting snow-covered pines and Dhaulandhar Range.

Activities to do:
Explore the tea plantations, Try hand pottery, Pay respect at Chamunda Devi temple, Paragliding and a lot more.

Distance from Dalhousie:
It is located at a distance of almost 145 km from Dalhousie.

How to reach:
There are no busses, trains or flights connecting Mcleodganj, the fastest way is to hire a private taxi.

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07

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

Delve in dense deodar and fir forest at, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. With an abundance of vegetation and mammals, this sanctuary is toured by travelers, from near and far. Marking its presence in one of the best places to visit near Dalhousie, this Sanctuary also has a forest rest house.

It is a perfect place for bird watchers, as it houses variants of avian species like Eurasian Jay, White-winged Black Bird, Black Headed Jay, Chesnut Billed Rock, and several others.

Activities to do:
Trekking, Sightseeing and, exploring various floras and faunas.

Distance from Dalhousie:
It is located at a distance of almost 12 km from Dalhousie.

How to reach:
There are no busses, trains or flights connecting Mcleodganj, the fastest way is to hire a private taxi.

08

Dain Kund Peak

Dain Kund Peak

Kick-off all other destinations and explore the beauty of Dain Kund Peak, which receives the highest snowfall. Here, one can witness mind-boggling beauty of the lush green environs accompanied by snow covered peaks. With a spellbinding fragrance of flowers and soothing cool breeze, it is one the best places to visit near Dalhousie.   

Activities to do:
Trekking, Sightseeing and, exploring the natural beauty.

Distance from Dalhousie:
It is located at a distance of almost 13 km from Dalhousie.

How to reach:
There are no busses, trains or flights connecting Mcleodganj, the fastest way is to hire a private taxi to the base camp and then trek to the top.

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Excellent trek, the trek was not that long and as well as easy, Nicely organized by the team, worthwhile expereince.
Excellent
Value for money, the place is with amazing views of the mountains, so much fun we had on this campsite.
Excellent
Well-organized and well-managed tour, My family was very happy with this experience and they intended to take this chance again.
Horse riding was exciting and fun, the horse is very well-trained, We explored the place in 2-hours. It was AWESOME
17 December 2019
Excellent
Snow valley resort is an excellent place to stay with your family. We stayed for 2 nights.The staff were so cooperative and humble. It was a good and memorable stay, good and spacious rooms with beautiful views food was also good.
12 February 2020
Excellent
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Thrillophilia organized the trip very well and I mostly prefer it bcoz it is always easy for me without unnecessary toil I get exactly what I want.
Well organized trip by Thrillophilia. the people were very professional and the service was amazing and on time. The trip was filled with fun, we literally enjoyed every bit.
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