The “Little Switzerland of India” Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station replete with misty valleys, green landscapes, snow capped mountains, charming colonial structures and enchanting lakes. Dalhousie tourism is best exemplified by tourist attractions like Khajjiar Lake, Dainkund Peak, Panch Pulla, Rang Mahal, Bhuri Singh Museum, Satdhara Falls and Central Park. The best time to visit Dalhousie is during the summer season from March to May when the weather is pleasant and cool. The sun melts the snow-capped mountains of this hill station providing some breathtaking scenery that make this the perfect time to indulge in some sightseeing and go on fun strolls around this magnificent hill town.
This hill station provides the perfect break from the scorching summer heat and the busy city life and you can actually just soak in the beauty of nature all around here. You can view the beauty of the Dhauladhar range of mountains here and enjoy the peace and serenity of the five hills namely Bakrota, Balun, Patreyn, Kathlog and Tehra.
Travel back in time when you view the Victorian-style mansions, charming colonial buildings, Scottish architecture and quaint churches. Soak in the fragrance of the oaks, pines and rhododendrons of this hill station which also offers spectacular views of the Pir Panjal mountain range in Jammu and Kashmir, Chamba’s Pangi Valley and Sach Pass.
You can spend time browsing through the various markets along the three mall roads in Dalhousie. There are a number of Tibetan items and handicrafts you can take back as souvenirs as well as a number of eateries and restaurants you can enjoy a delicious meal at. A Dalhousie travel guide takes you to scenic attractions like Subhash chowk, Catholic Church of St. Frances, Gandhi Chowk, St. John’s Church and the Sacred Heart School.
There are also several things to do in Dalhousie including boating, horse riding, trekking, hiking and paragliding. If you are a shopaholic you will love this hill station as you can pick up several items like purses, dolls, handicrafts, bags, trinkets, carpets, silver and copper diyas and many other such souvenirs here. Some of the most popular markets here are the Himachal Hand loom and Crafts Centre, Tibetan Handicrafts Centre, the Tibetan market, the Mall of Dalhousie and the Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium.