Top 5 Places to visit in Dalhousie

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Best things to do in Dalhousie and sightseeing in Dalhousie

Himachal is the throne of a number of 'mini-Switzerlands' and Dalhousie is widely known to be one of them. Named after the British Governor-General of India (1848), Lord Dalhousie, this place remains a popular summer retreat mainly for the charming walks it offers around the pine-sheathed valleys with views of distant mountains. There are a few British-era architectural sights here worth visiting. For instance, St. John's Church, or the Rang Mahal, an 18th century monument of British and Mughal style architecture with paintings dating back to the very same era with a souvenir shop. One can delve into Dalhousie's Deodar-enveloped natural habitat in the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, home to many animal species such as the leopard, deer, bear, serow, barking goral and jackal and many streams flowing into the river Ravi. Nature and adventure enthusiasts should also try boating in the calm waters of Chamera lake or try the easy-level Dainkund trek. Tourists must visit the Tibetan Market to buy exquisite Himalayan handloom. Some popular restaurants for North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese and other multi-cuisine dishes are Moti Mahal, Kwality Restaurant and Hotel Mount View. Dalhousie is well connected by road and train, the nearest station being Pathankot, which is 80km away.

Gandhi Chowk - Dalhousie

A very famous place that houses some very good hotels and restaurants is what defines Gandhi Chowk. A renowned place here is the Hotel Ark that opened its doors in 1941. This hotel has been serving the public and has won the favour of many with its modern amenities coupled with an old world charm and ambience. Tall pine and oaks surround the place. Try the fare at Café Dalhousie and be blown away by its array of Chinese, Indian and South Indian delicacies. Other famous hotels here Hotel Megha View and Hotel Meghars Pungi that offers one quality standards at economical rates. Gandhi Chowk is a place that is well known among the tourist circles as well.
Gandhi chowk (GPO) is the center of activities, shopping and restaurants, this is also the starting point of most treks. If you love to do shopping or trekking this is your area so don't wait just get set and go.
Umesh Awasthi

198 Followers, 4 Reviews


Away from the area where hotels are built, one has to walk for 15-20 minutes to reach the place. One can sit on the benches and enjoy the calm weather of the place. The place has a library for bibliophiles where one can relax and read about Dalhousie and a Tibetan market for shopping.
Nancy Nance

685 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Take your time and explore the place well.
Open Hours
This varies according to the different hotels and restaurants.
Budget
Though this varies, the average room rate would be about INR 2500.00 while to eat out, a meal for two will cost about INR 1000.00.

Pathankot Rd - Dalhousie

After checking in to our hotel we rested for couple of hours before leaving for trekking to punj pula.spent 3 hours in kids activity,small water fall at punj pula and return back trekking to shubash chowk.
Karam Dhawan

1 Followers, 10 Reviews


St. John's Church - Dalhousie

Built in 1863, St John’s Church is much like the Roman Catholic Church in England. This monument was constructed during the British rule by Protestant missionaries and is of much religious and historical importance to the hill town of Dalhousie. The architecture is that of a typical British structure as it is made of brick and wood. The church is located in Gandhi Chowk and is a mere 2 kilometres away from the Dalhousie bus stand. Many tourists come to visit this holy shrine all round the year. Next to the church is a library that houses a great number of books and records for visitors to read and go through.
This church is the most visited church of the town. I t was founded by the protestant missionaries. The church conducts service every Sunday.
Nancy Nance

685 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
Make it to the Sunday Mass at this church when one is in Dalhousie.
Things to do
Read about the history of Christianity in Dalhousie at the library that is adjacent to the church.
Open Hours
All the days of the week from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Budget
There is no entry fee charged to pay a visit to this church.

Indraprastha Guest House - Dalhousie

There is no lack of hotels, resorts and guest houses to stay at when one is in the state of Himachal Pradesh. If you are in the hill town of Dalhousie, you can stay at the Indradraprastha Guest House that offers one a comfortable and economical lodging option. Touted as being a ‘3-star’ resort, one can expect services like room cleaning, free parking, a fitness centre to work out at, free internet and staff that go out of their way to ensure that every guest here has a wonderful experience. The rooms are maintained very well here.
The Hotel was a nice place to stay in, with comfortable beds, quick service and a spacious bathroom with bathtubs.
Kushendra Tiwary

199 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
Avoid winter months
Things to do
There are some good restaurants here to eat at and a visit to Gandhi Chowk is a must here.
Open Hours
Check out time here is before 12 noon while the check in after noon.
Budget
Room rates begin at INR 2325 per night and do go up to INR 3986 as well.

DFO Rd - Dalhousie

After reaching back to Subash chowk we visited local church and enjoyed great rainfall at Subash chowk. Weather was really good .we spent our evening at hotel.
Karam Dhawan

1 Followers, 10 Reviews


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