Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, the town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Viceroy in India at that time.
Dalhousie is built on and around five hills. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated at 6000-9000 feet above sea level. The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town.
Places on interest
Khajjiar (22kms): Also called as Mini Switzerland, it is one of the favourite sight seeing spots for visitors. It is a saucer shaped meadow surrounded by Devdar Trees with a lake in the middle. A little Golden Dome temple of Khajji Nag exists here.
Chamba (56kms): Chamba is the District Headquater and can trace its history back a millennium. It was the capital of the erstwhile State of Chamba which was one of the oldest principalities in Northern India having been founded in the 6th Century A.D. Chamba is famous for its Chaugan and temples. Most prominent of the temples is the Laxmi Narayan Temple (8th to 10th Century). The Bhuri Singh Museum replete with paintings from Chamba, Kangra and Basohli draws a large number of visitors.
Kalatop (12kms): Kalatop is a wildlife Sanctuary, an enchanting place where the thick cover of trees does not let the sunlight stream through. There is a level walk into the Sanctuary from Lakarmandi to the Forest Rest House
Diankund (17kms): Diankund is the highest mountain peak in Dalhousie and offers a panaromic view of Dalhousie, the Pir Panjal ranges and the rivers of Punjab. It is also famous for the flower valley and the Bohlani Mata Temple is situated here.
Chamera Lake (21kms): Also known as Bhadrakali Lake, it is the reservoir of the Chamera Dam and is also a boating point.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation in standard rooms in a family-run guesthouse in Leh on single/double occupancy
- Daily Breakfast Lunch & Dinner at all places
- High Quality Camping Arrangements
- Toilet tent with portable toilet seats
- First Aid / Medical kit
- Charges of 2 guides (for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members)
- All meals starting from dinner on the Day 1 till breakfast on Day 9. (8 Dinners, 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches) We have a system of providing 6 small meals along with tea/coffee in between.
- Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)
- Permits & camping fee (if any)
- First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
- Service Tax
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
- Transport from and back to Leh as per the itinerary in Tempo Traveller / Toyota Innova / Mahindra Scorpio (extra charges)
- Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag ( Rs. 1800)
- Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
- Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
- Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
- Bhadrakali Lake
Day 01:- Pathankot - Dalhousie