Dainkund Peak -NOW THAT'S WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT "MOUNTAIN CHARM". We reached Dainkund Peak by 10:30 am , just 15 mins ride from our hotel. ; as an old saying in ancient days Mata(Goddess) protecting the entire valley from witches.It's a trekking (almost took 2 hrs), leading to Pohlani Mata Devi temple at the top of the peak Dainkund Peak known to be highest peak in Dalhousie. Its best place to view the entire valley, if lucky one can view Khajjiar toooo from the peak ; though the day we visited it was quite a fogging day. Trekking started with quite a number of steps making our heart beats faster, but all our efforts paid off. As we were approaching the peak to the temple the weather became cold; we could actually see the fog moving from down to up to the hill, making the temple disappeared in fog. Did the darshan(Worshiped Goddess) and climbed to the peak for more surprises............... :) I wish I had more time in hand to praise this endless and timeless beauty.One is left with this beautiful smile................. a beautiful memory :)
Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza
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.
St. John's Church
Built in 1863, St Johns 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.
Dalhousie Mall Road Shopping Market
Like most hill stations, Mall Road in Dalhousie is no Different. Shops, food joints, road side vendors and an epic view, great place to have a walk under the stars in the night if its not monsoon there (Obvious). It soothes your inner-self, you feel refreshed. The Bus Stand is at Gandhi Chowk so if you go by Bus, you get off there only. There are also many hotels located nearby and a Church (St. John Church), you should visit it.