Dalhousie- we all know this place because of Khajjiar, which is popular due to its ‘Mini Switzerland in India’ tag. Because of its striking resemblance to Switzerland’s topography, most of the tourists plan to visit Khajjiar only, thereby completely ignoring Dalhousie, which is a high-altitude town near the Dhauladhar mountain range. Last month, I travelled to this beautiful hill station with no planning at all, and guess what, I got to know about not-so-famous yet superb Dainkund Peak trek. Going for at least one trek every year, I found this one to be relatively less exhaustive and a lot more gorgeous. I realised that this trek is the perfect choice if you are someone who hasn’t hiked before and are a bit afraid of walking on the uneven terrain as well.
Apart from going on this wonderful trail, let me tell you that you can also witness the most stunning sunset in Dalhousie. I spent 2 days in this glorious place amidst nature and had a peaceful time in the lap of nature. The cherry on the cake, I met very friendly, funny and interesting solo travellers in my hostel (Zostel Dalhousie), who made my vacation unforgettable.