January 19, 2016
A trek to Dalhousie is a traveller’s delight
Dalhousie is one of the finest hill stations is said by Pandit Nehru Ji. The wonderful unique atmosphere and the alluring nature is god gifted. This vacation, pack your bag and ply to Dalhousie from Pathankot. Read on for more information.
Abandoned and disowned by Lahore after the division of Indian land, Dalhousie remain an ideal Indian spot. Dalhousie is a beautiful, picture perfect hill stations and it is situated in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. This hill resort is spread over five hills at 2000m. Situated between the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, Dalhousie is blessed with charming nature. It is in the north-east of Pathankot. It is known in the year 1851, this hill resort adopted its name from the then Governor General of India Lord Dalhousie. Dalhousie also bears a strong historical background as well. Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore stayed at Snowdon which is at Upper Bakrota Road. Eminent personalities like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru also visited the town. From the point of beauty, climate and surroundings, Dalhousie is one of the finest hill stations in India.
Long level walks around its five hills is the most exciting things to do. The circular walk on the Thandi Sarak and Garam Sarak is popular among the other. From Pathankot reaching Dalhousie is the easiest things of all. You can take Pathankot to Dalhousie taxi or else go for a customary tour. From Pathankot, it takes 3 hours by taxi and it cost around Rs 1200, whereas by bus it takes more than 4 hours. However frequent buses are usually available. If you wish to travel by train. Chakki Bank is the nearest railhead. It is 58 km away and takes 2 and a half hours.
St John’s Church, St Francis Church, Sacred Heart School. St Patrick’s and St Andrew’s are the 5 important churches to visit in this region. Besides, other charming British style buildings which have been converted into hotels and other popular landmarks. The charming road of Jhandrighat is the walker’s delight. Subhas Booli, Chamera Dam and the Satdhara which is believed to have medicinal properties are some of the major attractions in Dalhousie.
May to November is the ideal time to explore Dalhousie. The deodar forests and verdant slopes around the hill station offers a unique picture of the region. It is a delightful journey to Chamba district. It is a backpacker’s delight to trek from Dalhousie to Kala Top. Kala top is about 13 and a half kilometres away from Dalhousie. It is an easy walk from this region to the hilltop.
After an early breakfast, start your journey. Follow the vehicle road going to Khajjiar. Alha is the spot which you reach. Terraced potato fields are the attractions of this region. From Alha, it takes more 3 km trek to reach Lakkar mandi Wood Depot. From here the main road takes you to Kala Top. The wonderful panoramic view will amaze you. Kala Top Wildlife Sanctuary awaits you. The area is the habitat of the variety of exotic flora and fauna. Koklash pheasant, barking deer, giant flying squirrel, goral, langur and many more will surely make your trek. For a more memorable journey, stay at Forest Rest House and soak in the wonderful nature.
For a detail information on a road trip to Dalhousie and fare of cabs, check Pathankot to Dalhousie cabs.
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