Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Next, we headed to Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary known for a wide variety of flora and fauna. Packed with picturesque landscape, dense deodar forests, little streams, and beautiful flowers and birds around, this is a perfect place for nature walk. If you are lucky enough you might get a sight of jackal, leopard, deer, bear and chimpanzees.
Dainkund Peak, Dalhousie
If you like to trek, Dainkund Peak is a place for you. It has an interesting story behind its name. Villagers say that in earlier days witches "Dayan" used to trouble villagers and hence the name "Dainkund".Though the hike is easy but reaching the top, gives you a breath-taking view of the beautiful Dalhousie Hill station, and you might even spot Satluj, Ravi, Chenab, and Beas River from the top.
Read my trip advisor review about Dainkund Peak here.
Next, we headed to the market, it was early evening but looked like night since it was raining heavily. The weather was getting cold but thankfully we had our jackets on. After having a perfect evening snack of momos, tea and potato fries, we roamed around the main market of Dalhousie at Gandhi Chowk and shopped Tibetan handicrafts.
The couple who was traveling with us, they are lawyers but full of fun-filled life and love traveling just like us. On our way back to Zostel, we took a stop to this hippy and artistic café made entirely from wooden logs named as Magic Tree Cafe.
You can find more about this cafe on trip advisor under top 10 best restaurants near Zostel Dalhousie.
Enjoying the city view and thunder storm, we grabbed few drinks and snack chit-chatting about our lives and making plans for further trips.
This is how our day ended with full of highs and lows, getting tired but exciting and exhilarating. This is how our lovely weekend ended in Dalhousie. If you are looking for a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi, this is the best place to visit specially during monsoon.
If you're also like us staying quite far from Delhi/Himachal, you must be going for a trip of atleast a week. My next blogpost is about the rest of the trip we had after our weekend in Dalhousie.
Read more about how your trip to Dhauladhar ranges can be super fun and adventurous with paragliding at Asia's second highest paragliding site - Bir. Till then, Happy Travels!!