Sightseeing in Dalhousie
St. Andrew's Church::
St. Andrew's Church commonly known as the Church of Scotland was built in the year 1903 at Balloon by Protestant Christians. The Church is approximately one and half kms. from Dalhousie's bus stand. The Church building is in good condition, recently a brick boundary wall has been erected around it to save the building from mischief mongers.
St. Patrick's Church:
This Church is situated in Balloon, Dalhousie Cant., on Military Hospital road approximately 2 kms. from main bus stand. St. Patrick's Church is the largest church in Dalhousie having a seating capacity of 300 persons in its main hall. The Church was built in the year 1909 and the dressed-stone building is still in good condition. This Church was built exclusively from contribution made by officers and ranks of the British Army. At present the Church is managed and maintained by the Catholic Diocese of Jullandhar.
St. Francis' Church:
This Catholic Church is a very prominent monument on the Subhash Chownk. This Church was built in the year 1894 from the contributions made by Army and Civil Officers and Civilians. This Church is managed and maintained by the Catholic Diocese of Jullandhar. St. Francis' Church on Pertain hill is believed to have been built on the lines of a certain church in England. Beautiful glass work and intricate stone work can be seen in the Church. Service is conducted every Sunday.
St. John's Church:
This Church stands on the Gandhi Chownk approximately 2 kms. from the main bus stand of Dalhousie. This Church was the first to be built after the town of Dalhousie was founded. The church building stands in a good condition but its surroundings demand much better care. Service is conducted on every Sunday.
The fascinating and bewitching Bakrota Hills offer to the tourists the brisk walk round the hills besides a grand view of snow-clad peaks.
Panjphulla:Sardar Ajit Singh, a great freedom fighter, breathed his last on the day India gained independence, 15th August, 1947. His 'Samadhi' is located at Dalhousie's Panjphulla, a picturesque spot with a natural tank and water flowing under small bdasheds from which the place takes its name. Sardar Ajit Singh was the uncle of martyr Bhagat Singh. At Panjphulla, there is a 'Samarak' in the memory of Sardar Ajit Singh. On the way to Panjphulla is Satdhara springs gurgling with refreshing water, believed to contain some medicinal properties. Panjphulla stream is the main source of water supply to Dalhousie and Balloon. The stream springs from the north side of Dain Kund and runs down a picturesque ravine to the waterworks of Panjphulla.
Subhash Baoli is seen as one the incredible landmarks in Dalhousie. The Baoli got its name from the famous freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose. It is said that Bose lived here for 8 months. The place is just 1 km away from the center of the city.
Jandri Ghat Dalhousie :: Dalhousie Jandri Ghat Is Around Half A Kilometer Away From The Subhash Baoli, Jandhri Ghat Enfolds An Elegant Palace In The Midst Of Tall Pine Trees. Chamba's Erstwhile Rulers Governed From Here Till The Advent Of Lord Dalhousie. The Palace Houses A Number Of Shikhar Trophies. Beside The Palace, Jandhri Ghat Offers Heavenly Spots For Picnicking-gushing Stream Lets In The Midst Of Fragrant Pine-scented Breezes. Bakrota Hills And The 'Round' (2085m): Less Than 5 Km From The Town Center, The Bakrota Hills Frame A Breathtaking View Of The Further Snow-clad Peaks. The 'round' Is A Walling Circuit Around The Hill, Very Popular With Residents.
This is a towering and beautiful peak which offers panoramic views specially on a clear day, of the three main rivers - Beas, Ravi and Chenab and gives you the feeling of being at the top of the world. The view from top is breathtaking. On a clear day, you can have the bird's eye view of the three main rivers - Beas, Ravi and Chenab from here. It is rare and you should bring a binocular with you to truly enjoy the panoramic views. You can also trek down through some outskirts (called Pagdandi) to enjoy the wilderness. You can clearly notice a deep quietness in the environment all around you. It is right that Dalhousie is the quiet most tourist place in India yet so full of life.
The spot commands a beautiful and grand panoramic view of the surrounding landscape and eye travels wide over hill and dale, field and forest, smooth and ruggedness, till in the direction of Jammu and Kashmir, it meets a horizon of snow peaks. On the left side is the photograph of the Kalatop Rest House. Kalatop experiences heavy snowfall during winter and therefore should be visited during summer or before December. And not to mention the deep quietness in the environment that is one of the main features of Dalhousie.
A little out of Dalhousie is a beautiful, charming retreat that makes an ideal day excursion or even an overnight visit. Far from any major town, this tranquil spot has a small lake in the centre, on which is a floating island. The local people hold the lake for in legend, it is associated with Khajjinag, the deity that is enshrined in the temple here. The temple here has a golden dome.
Chamba is one of the popular excursion routes that take the tourist through the mountainous regions of Dalhousie to the city of Chamba. The region is resplendent in scenic beauty and has also inherited the rich architectural heritage of the state. A trip from Dalhousie to Chamba is one of the most frequented tours from Dalhousie.
Bharmour is known for its picturesque beauty. Bharmour, once called Brahmapura, is located about 112 kilometers from Dalhousie and about 69 kilometers from Chamba. Bharmour is home to the Gaddi tribe and is also known as Gadderan.
Rock Garden is situated in the way of Chamba and Dalhousie. The Rock Garden is beautifully designed and constructed with the stones with the natural water flowing inside the garden. there is also a restaurant for enjoying the natural view of Rock Garden any one can enjoy the nature and the beauty of Rock in Rock Garden
The Chamera Dam lies on the route to Chamba at an approximate distance of 36 kilometers from the center of the city of Dalhousie. The Chamera Dam is built over the River Ravi and supports the hydroelectricity project in the region. The reservoir of the dam is the Chamera Lake that is the hub of various water sports near the city of Dalhousie.
The tourists coming to Dalhousie to explore the beauty of the Pangi valley. Pangi valley is one of the popular tourist destinations in Dalhousie that attracts trekkers from across the world.
Pangi Valley is situated between the Zaskar and Pir-Panjal ranges. The Pangi Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys located in the Chamba district. The Pangi Valley features a number of cliffs. The river Chandrabhaga flows through the narrow and deep gorges across the valley. The lower ranges of the valley are characterized by grassy slopes and rich forests that contain cedar and pine trees. The cedar and pine trees rise beyond the snow line.
The Bhalai is only know for the temple of Bhader kali popularly known as Shri Bhalai Mata is located on a beautiful square of 3800 feet height at a place called Bhalai which is now a sub-Tehsil headquarters. The temple can be approached either from Chamba or from Dalhousie side and is at a distance of 40 kilometers from Chamba and 35 kilometers from Dalhousie. The deity is in the front of an image of black stone of two feet height and is enshrined in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Bhader Kali draw a large number of pilgrims from far and wide. A big havan ceremony is performed during navratras of Ashwin and Chait months. The temple of Bhader Kali seems to have been built originally by Raja Partap Singh during his reign. He was a religiously disposed king and has to his credit construction, repair and renovation of many temples in the district. The legend is that the deity appeared to Raja Partap Singh in dream and told him that she was lying hidden in a place called Bhran about three kilometers from the present site of temple.
The Sahoo is only know for Chandrasekhar Temple at Sahoo and for Apple Orchards. There is a beautiful temple devoted to Lord Chandershekhar in the heart of Sahoo village. According to one belief , this temple was constructed by Raja Sahil Varman and according to the other belief, the temple was constructed by Satyaki, the son of King Bhagota. the inscription on a slab discovered from the village now preserved in Bhuri Singh Museum in Chamba town unfolds that Satyaki had married to Somprabha, a daughter of Kishkindha royal family. Kishkindha finds mention in Ramayana as the realm of the monkey king Sugriva but here it denotes Himgiri pargana. Satyaki is said to have built this temple to establish unshaken friendship between Somprabha and mountain daughter, Parvati.
A picnic spot in a landscaped garden on the left bank of Ravi river. A tourist can get lot of information and also pleasure in visiting the sprawling horticulture farm, with many species of Cirrus plants, Sheep breeding farm, Poultry farm, Bee keeping farm and canning unit of Sarol.
with an excellent views of the surrounding hills, Salooni is located on a dashed at the entrance to Bhandal valley.
A lush green place, this is the meeting point for the borders of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
A place where the Lavender Crop is used as the main source of Agriculture and the Lavender is directly purchased by the foreign visitors directly from the village. One should go to watch the Lavender Crop there.