Dalhousie is a beautiful little town nestled in the mighty laps of the Himalayas. Colonial charm, a beautiful and pristine landscape, valleys dotted with pine and oak trees, gurgling rivers, beautiful orchards and the Himalayas attract thousands of tourists to Dalhousie every year. You will also be able to spot some British and Scottish structures all over the town.
Due to its ethereal beauty, tourists also refer to Dalhousie as the Switzerland of India. Tourists who like peace often escape to Dalhousie to get away from the crowds of Shimla and Manali. Thus, for those offbeat travelers who wish to explore the hidden gems, the one day Dalhousie local sightseeing tour offers the perfect escape!
When in Dalhousie, you will be taken back in time through the town’s beautiful old buildings and unpolluted surroundings. On a one-day sightseeing tour, you will be taken all around the Dalhousie. Since the town is tiny and spread over an area of only 14 KM sq, seeing the town in a private cab is the best option.
Apart from picturesque natural beauty, you must also visit ancient Hindu temples, handicraft shops, and beautiful meadows. Dalhousie makes for an excellent destination for one day tour with your friends and family. The romantic ambiance of the town also attracts honeymooners.
Package Glimpse of one day Dalhousie local sightseeing tour
The best time to plan a one day local sightseeing tour of Dalhousie is from March to June. The snow begins to melt in March and April, which allows tourists to enjoy forests and nature trails. Dalhousie may be visited any time of the year. The winter months are especially enjoyable if you like the cold and snow.
Our sightseeing private cabs are equipped with every modern equipment which ensure the visitor’s comfort and luxury. An impressive package is offered to our guests at very economical rates. The moment you board the vehicle, you are free from every kind of worry! In this one day tour package, you will be visiting Panch Pulla, Satdhara Falls, Khajjiar, Ganji Pahari, Subhash Baoli and Bakrota Hills, ending the trip with some shopping in the city.
1. Panch Pulla
Panch Pulla is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Dalhousie. Your first stop of the one day local tour is only 3 KM from Dalhousie. The water bodies that flow through the town of Dalhousie are all fed from the waters of Panch Pulla. It originates from the North of Dayakund. Dayakund is also a spot of cultural and religious significance.
Panch Pulla in local language means ‘five bridges’. The spot is enclosed in a blanket of tall pine and deodar trees. The beauty of Panch Pulla is heightened during the months of monsoon. The gushing water somehow manages to magnify the beauty of this already beautiful spot! There are quite a few food stalls at Panch Pulla where you can enjoy delicious snacks.
- Must See / Things Do:: Do visit the memorial built in the memory of Bhagat Singh’s uncle, the great revolutionary, Sardar Ajit Singh Ji. He had breathed his last at this very spot.
2. Satdhara Falls
The next stop on one day Dalhousie private sightseeing tour will be Satdhara Falls. These falls are a meeting point of seven majestic springs. These falls are nestled amidst the Chamba Valley. Surrounded by snow-covered mountains and forests of pine and deodar trees, Satdhara Falls is indeed a sight to behold. The falls cascade to the ground from a height of 2036 meters.
The water of the falls is believed to have healing properties and the ability to cure skin problems. This may probably be due to the presence of mica in the waters. You will be greeted by the comforting smell of wet mud, flowers, and pine trees. You will be mesmerized by the sights of valleys, waterfalls, and forests.
- Must See / Things Do:: If you like to picnic, then the Satdhara Falls is a great place to enjoy one.
For your next stop, Khajjiar, you will be driving a short distance of 16 KM in a private cab. Khajjiar is lovingly called ‘Mini Switzerland’ and the ‘Switzerland of India’. A short drive will bring you to a town blessed with natural beauty, lush green plateaus, and the beautiful Khajjiar Lake. This charming village is situated at the foothills of the Dhauladhar range of the Western Himalayas. You will especially like Khajjiar if you are enthusiastic about untouched lakes, forests and pastoral grounds.
While visiting Khajjiar, do not miss out on Khajjiar Lake. It is a clean, pristine lake surrounded by a dense cover of green and tall cedar trees. You can also enjoy a variety of adventure sports such as paragliding, zorbing, and horse riding. Tourists also take part in a challenging 14 KM trek through the deodar and pine forests. The Khajji Naga Temple is also a must visit. It is a 12th century temple decorated with intricate carvings of scenes from the Mahabharata.
- Must See / Things Do:: Khajjiar is known for its nine-hole golf course. Do take some time out to visit the golf course and enjoy a game in progress.
4. Ganji Pahari
You will be visiting Ganji Pahari or Bald Mountain next on the Dalhousie private tour by car. This is one of the lesser known places in Dalhousie. A short drive of 5 KM from Dalhousie on Pathankot Road will lead you to Ganji Pahari. Lack of trees or vegetation on these hills gives the hill an appearance of baldness.
Ganji Pahari offers beautiful panoramic views of the mesmerizing hills and forests. The snaking trails of the mountains make it an enjoyable route for trekkers. The trekking here is moderately strenuous. You can cover the distance in fifty minutes. We advise you to undertake the trek. Trekking is closed in winters since the entire hill is covered with a thick layer of snow. There are no restaurants or shops in the area, so do carry your snacks and drinks.
- Must See / Things Do:: You can enjoy camping, picnicking, photography, and bird-watching at Ganji Pahari.
5. Subhash Baoli
Next up in the Dalhousie sightseeing package is Subhash Baoli. It is surrounded by mighty pine trees and located at a distance of just 1 KM from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. This is also one of the most-visited sites in Dalhousie.
It is believed that the great freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose would come here to meditate. The site is named after Netaji to pay respect to the great figure. You are bound to enjoy a picnic or an evening stroll at Subhash Baoli.
- Must See / Things Do:: There is a small waterfall near the spring. The water of this fall flows into a glacial stream and is a must see.
6. Bakrota Hills
The last stop of the private Dalhousie sightseeing tour will be the majestic Bakrota Hills. This is a must visit tourist spot situated only 5 KM from Dalhousie. From Bakrota Hills you will be able to enjoy views of lush green oak, deodar and pine forests. Strain your eyes a little harder to enjoy the views of snow-capped Himalayas. Trekkers also visit Bakrota Hills to trek and climb.
- Must See / Things Do:: Bakrota Hills are home to many endemic birds and insect species. Carry a good pair of binoculars to spot these little wonders!
Optional Shopping at Dalhousie
We will conclude the trip with some shopping in the city. The Tibetan Market is the best place to shop in Dalhousie. Dalhousie is famous for handicraft items, woolen clothes, rugs and carpets, funk jewelry, shawls, and slippers. Tibetans run most of the shops in Dalhousie.
Dalhousie is a great destination to reminisce the chilly, sweat-free winter days away from the crazy crowd and heat of the city. Gather your friends and family and set off on a trip of a lifetime!