Known as ‘The Little Switzerland of India’, Dalhousie is one of the most popular hill stations in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is popular for its beautiful landscapes, lush green pine forests, meadows and gorgeous waterfalls. Despite its popularity, Dalhousie still remains a calm and serene destination for tourists seeking a nature retreat.
When in Dalhousie one is constantly greeted by the cool mountain breeze and the snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar range. Dalhousie has a rich history as it was one of the most popular summer destinations for the British in the pre-independence era.
Dalhousie also has various beautiful tourist spots in and around. The most popular is Khajjiar. Khajjiar is a small town located 20kms from Dalhousie and is famous for its lush green meadows surrounding a beautiful small lake. It is great for a day's visit to spend some time relaxing in the meadows or for enjoying horse-riding or paragliding.
If you enjoy trekking, you must visit Dainkund Peak. This is the highest point in Dalhousie. One can trek amidst a dense forest of pine and deodar trees, lush green landscapes, and a cool mountain breeze, to reach Dainkund Peak to enjoy the grand mountain views.
Dalhousie is also home to many waterfalls, the most famous being Saptdhara Waterfalls in Panchpula, which is a famous picnic spot for tourists. When there, one can simply enjoy the majestic waterfalls or enjoy some adventure sports such as ziplining and Burma Bridge.
Dalhousie is a great mountain retreat for those who love to be around nature.