Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat

Tripoto
3rd Dec 2012

Bara Patthar during winter

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

A view just after rain

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

Dalhousie cantt. war memorial

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

At Barapatthar

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

Chamera Lake,at Chamba

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

Khajjiar Ground

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

At Satdhara

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

At Kalatop Bird Sanctuary

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee
Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

Subhash Bowli

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

Khajjiar Grounds

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

The shooting bungalow of Lootera

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

At Panjpula Waterfalls

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

Shooting bungalow of Lootera

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

At Dainkund just after fresh snowfall

Photo of Dalhousie-The Summer Retreat by Ashima Banerjee

The greatest gift of life on the mountains --is TIME.A hill station situated on 5 hills was the summer retreat of the Britishers.Very wisely chosen by them,this destination is an exotic place and heaven during the summers.The less spoilt nature here attracts the nature lovers.Well, I have seen people burn their pockets to be near the lap of the mountains especially when we talk of the Himalayas and its ranges,here I always feel myself lucky to spend a year almost being a residential teacher in one of the schools in Dalhousie.During the summer blissful mornings the Sun lors is clearly visible in the azure sky reflecting an aura of glowing golden lights on the snow-capped ranges of the Dhauladhar.The pace of life in this hill station is quite slow in comparison to other ones..Nowadays  the influx of the tourist has initiated some unpopular ways of dumping garbages on the hill slopes but the cleanliness drive by the local school  and defence forces present there is worth appreciating.

I can suggest to keep your baggages at bay and come here to refesh yourself.Trust me you will fall in love with this place.Take your time and visit Dainkund, Khajjiar (the mini Switzerland of India),Kalatop bird sanctuary,Bara Patthhar, Subhash Bowli, Panjpula, Satdhara, Chamera dam and lake,.For shopping you can visit the Tibetan Market at Gandhi Chowk and Dalhousie Bus Stand.The best time to visit here is april-to june and again october to mid november.You can also visit anytime at least carrying a raincoat or an umbrella because you can't predict showers here.Even you can get hailstorm in the monsoon or early onset of it.On a clear night you can become a star gazer also.Enjoy trekking and a pony ride.Beware of the monkeys though. During autumns of course which is the best season,you will get a picteresque view of blooming fiery red rhododendrons in the lush green forest,will surely captivate your minds for a long time.After a shower you will feel you are in the abode of clouds settled on the top of the hills crowning them.Try to avoid winters as it is not recommendable for the weak hearted people who will not be able to bear the numbing chill and 5-6 feet snow. Enjoy Dalhousie and let the moments there become unforgettable memory of your life. 

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