Get Mesmerize with the View of Panch Pulla Waterfall
A monument has been installed up in the parkland dedicated to Sardar Ajit Singh, revolutionary of old times. Best to visit in monsoons, trekkers, photographers, and hikers love to be here and spend some time in the calmness of nature.
Distance: 3.5 km from Gandhi Chowk, Dalhousie
Timings: Open all day.
Ride a Boat in Glistening Chamera Lake
Experience the classic lake beauty by boating in it and boasting the efforts of creating it on Chamera dam, artificially. A treat to the soul, the lake is surrounded by high hills which shines with greenery.
Sit or camp at the edges, or just take a boat to do some fishing and chilling with friends or lover, this is surely going to calm all the nerves within a few seconds. One can also be at peace with sunrise while the gutless waters and those hills engulf you its own natural beauty.
Distance: 30 km from Dalhousie
Timings: 7.00 AM to 5.00 PM, every day.
A little cliche to call to it mini Switzerland in beginning, Khajjiar has a charm of green meadows, dense forests on the edges and is surely heaven on earth. Having a resemblance to Switzerland's topography, Khajjiar also offers picturesque views, activities like trekking to perform and play games like zorbing, paragliding and much more.
The lake in the centre is a cherry on top of the already existing spellbinding charm. No wonder, once you visit this famous spot, all your senses will let you call it by a famous name, whether it's common or not!
Distance: 24 km from Dalhousie.
Hike Up to the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
With a grand plethora of wild trees, flora, fauna, grasslands, and views of snowcapped mountains, Kalatop wildlife sanctuary comes alive near to Dalhousie. Interestingly, it is marked with nature trails that offer trekking and walk options while exploring plenty of species including Himalayan Monal, Eurasian jay, pines & firs, and magical landscape, enough for a thrill and adventure.
Moreover, one feels fresh with water streams that empty itself in Ravi river, stuck in the north of the sanctuary.
Distance: 8 km from Dalhousie
Timings: 7.00 AM to 6.00 PM, every day
Entry fee: None! Except Rs 250 for the reserve area.
Say Hi to Awe-Inspiring Satdhara Falls
As the name calls out, Satdhara actually means seven springs that combine together while falling in the plunge pool below. Perfect for all the people who wish to be in a tranquil surrounding, these crystal clear waters emerge from a lush green environment. Experience the freshness of wet mud, droplets, and the smell of vegetations that is going to make you feel lovely.
Surely, visiting here is one the amazing things to do in Dalhousie, where perfection is just a plus and one can close the eyes while hearing the sweet noise of falls. Do not forget to carry an extra pair of clothes, you will surely be driven towards dipping yourself in the cool waters.
Distance: On the way to Panchpula, one can easily locate Satdhara falls.
Trek to the Ganji Pahari
Ganji Pahari, called by the name has the literal meaning of Bald Hill and is called so due to lack of vegetation at the hill-top. The hill is close to trekkers’ hearts as it offers a lovely view from the top and shows easy to moderate level of hiking from Panchapula as its base.
Interestingly, this trek is favourable in all seasons and winters invite a good amount of snow, driving people towards it.Take it as a pro tip, carry own food and water bottles as you won’t be able to find any cafe!
Distance: Panchapula is 6 km from Dalhousie from where one needs to hike up to reach Ganji Pahari.
Trek to Incredible Dainkund Peak
One of the highest points of Dalhousie brings one close to Dainkund peak, whose trails are swayed away by the lovely breeze creating music and mesmerizing snow capped mount views. Not only easy but trekking to the top is an adventure, beginner love to explore.
As the peak is in hands, one view rivers, meadows, and waterfalls, incredible to see it. One can find Air Force base and local temple at the top, acting as the major attractions. Hold on the excitement when you experience one of the adventurous things to do in Dalhousie.
Distance: 13 km to the base camp from Dalhousie.
Pay a Visit to Subhash Baoli
Named after freedom fighter, Subhash Chandra Bose, the Baoli is a perennial spring and is famous for medicinal properties which are capable of recovering from ill-health.
It is situated within tall & dense trees and is a perfect location for taking strolls with your partner and soaking the beauty in eyes.
Distance: 1 km from Dalhousie.
Timings: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm every day.
Offer Your Prayers at Chamunda Devi Temple
Dedicated to Goddess Kali, Chamunda Devi temple has a beautiful ambience along with the mythological history attached to the same. Enshrined with a lot of other Gods and Goddesses, the temple premises can be reached with a short trek of approx 2 km.
It is also marked with detailed carvings and colourful flags, surrounded with lush green areas, giving the whole aura calm and serenity. It is one of the calming things to do in Dalhousie.
Distance: 128 km from Dalhousie, at Chamba Valley
Timings: 6.00 AM to 7.00 PM.
Shopping at Tibetan Handicrafts Market
Shopping at the hill station is the only thing that completes the whole trip. Tibetan handicrafts market encompasses exquisite carpets, wall hangings, jewellery, bags, shawls, scarves and much more to entice all its visitors.
The best part about it is bargained prices that delights all without pinching pockets and give chance to smack some local dishes at the food stalls. Go with a wallet of cash and you will be back with loads of happy shopping bags.
Distance: 1.8km from Dalhousie
Timings: 10.30 AM to 7.30 PM.
Visit to St. John’s Church
This piece of architecture reminds you of old-style stone construction housing a beautiful church, led by a nice aisle and lovely backdrop. The interiors possess glass paintings, enticed with glorified colours and show various stories of Saints John & Peter.
Adjacent to it is an old library that attracts its readers even from distant lands and comprises of a large collection of books related to the history and geography of the region. Do not forget to visit the church on Sunday mornings when mass prayers take place and show you the love for God at a new level.
Distance: 3.4km from Dalhousie.
Timings: 7.00 AM to 5.00 PM.
Stroll Through the Garam Sadak
While exploring all the things to do in Dalhousie, Garam Sadak might sound a little weird but it got its name after realizing the hot temperature it acquires during the daytime. The charm of Dalhousie can be viewed while taking a walk here while gazing at the stunning landscape of valleys and hills.
Bordered by tall trees, the lane compacts local shops from one can buy their daily necessities. Carry a camera along with you and do not forget to click shots that will mesmerize all through life. Moreover, even if you wish to come during night time, the street remains cosy, yet it is advised to carry torchlights along.
Distance: 2.7 km from Dalhousie.