Nestled in the Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas, Dalhousie’s scenic landscapes and colonial charm will mesmerize you. This hill station is perfect for a tranquil and serene break in the lap of nature. On a trip to Dalhousie you will get to see sprawling bungalows, enchanting cottages and magnificent churches set against snow-clad Himalayan peaks. Whether you are an adventure buff, a wildlife enthusiast or an avid trekker, there are several things to do in Dalhousie on a holiday here.
From horse riding to boating, trekking, paragliding and hiking, there are various Dalhousie activities you can indulge in. Take boat rides at Taleru that will take you across the charming shores of Chamera Lake. Climb aboard a Kashmiri Shikara-style boat and take in the beautiful views all around while cruising along the glistening lake. Soak in the serenity of this hill station and grab yourselves a ‘bhuna bhutta’ while enjoying this fun boat ride.
From some more adventure sports in Dalhousie, try horse riding at Subhash Chowk, paragliding across snow-capped peaks and trekking uphill to Sach Pass.
One of the best things to do in Dalhousie is to visit the breathtaking Khajjiar and enjoy a delicious picnic here. This area is filled with scenic landscapes and lush greenery with pine and deodar trees at every corner. What makes this spot appealing are the snowy peaks, the cool climate and the beautiful lake right in the middle. You can enjoy a fun day trekking or zorbing here or else swing away at a golf club on the nine-hole golf course. Book a quaint little cottage here and enjoy a romantic escapade in this peaceful hilly region.
For shopaholics there is also plenty to keep you busy as there are several markets and shops along Gandhi Chowk. Here you can purchase items like dolls, purses, handicrafts, trinkets, bags, silver and copper diyas and carpets. The popular markets you should visit on this Chowk include the Himachal Hand loom and Crafts Centre, the Tibetan market, Tibetan Handicrafts Centre, the Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium and the Mall of Dalhousie.
Another fun thing to do in Dalhousie is to hike up to Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary where you will get to experience the heavenly aura. There are several crystal clear streams, alpine flora and fauna and lush terrains to view on this trek. You can spot wildlife like jackals, leopards, langurs, deer, barking gorals, Himalayan black martens and bears. The musical chirpings of the birds here will also soothe your nerves. You can also stop on the way at ‘Bara Pathar Temple’ that is dedicated to local Goddess, Bhulwani Mata. There is also a mega fair held here in July every year which draws a number of tourists from all over.
There are several other things to do in Dalhousie and you should book your holiday package to this hill station now to have a grand time! Go on fun adventures to create some great memories in this scenic and lush hill station where the weather is always cool, no matter when you go.