Take a tour to Dalhousie and revel in the blissful and cool atmosphere of this paradise, cradled by the snow-capped mountains and beautiful landscape. This four -day tour witness the splendor concealed in every corner of this hill station. Right from the gushing Satdhara Falls to the firmly standing Dainkund Peak (the highest mountain of Dalhousie), visit all nearby attractions like Khajjiar, Chamba, and a lot more.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Chandigarh - Transfer To Dalhousie
Arrive at Chandigarh and proceed to Dalhousie in western Himachal Pradesh. The hill station of Dalhousie is full of old world charm and holds lingering echoes of the Raj era. It covers an area of 14 sq.km. and is built on five hills - Kathlog, Patreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun. It is named after the British governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie. The town's average height is 2036 m and is surrounded by varied vegetation - pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendron.
Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-covered Pir Panjal Range of mountains in Jammu and Kashmir,Pangi Valley of Chamba and Sach Pass are also visible from this enchanting town.
Day 2: Local Full Day Sightseeing (Panchpula, Kalatop Wild Life Sanctuary)
After a delicious breakfast today, set out on a local sightseeing tour of Dalhousie. Visit the four beautiful churches in Dalhousie - St. Andrew's Church, St. Patrick's Church, St. Francis Church, and St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk. Just a kilometer from Gandhi Chowk, visit Subhash Baoli - the enchanting spot surrounded by majestic trees where freedome fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose supposedly spent time in 1937 contemplating and meditating. Head to Panchpula - a picturesque picnic spot where a stream feeds a series of pools. Finally, visit Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary - home to the 'ghoral' and Himalayan black bear. Overnight stay at your hotel in Dalhousie.
Day Excursion To Khajjiar And Chamba
After breakfast, get ready to head to Khajjiar (approx. 30 kms from Dalhousie) - India's Switzerland. This unmistakably scenic saucer shaped plateau is surrounded by dense pine and thick forests of deodar along the fringes of the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1085 m). Horse riding and zorbing are two very fun things to do here. When you are out sightseeing, take the time to step in to a temple dedicated to Khajji Nag. Behold snake idols here, as it is a 12th century AD temple dedicated to Naga, the lord of serpents. Within the temple are life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers.
Later, get ready to proceed to Chamba (approx. 25 kms from Khajjiar) and after exploring the sights, get back to Dalhousie. Overnight stay at hotel in Dalhousie.
Day 4: Departure From Dalhousie To Chandigarh
After breakfast we checkout from hotel and proceed for Chandigarh by road (around 8 hour journey). On arrival you will be transferred to the airport/railway station to board the flight/Train back to home.