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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the major tourist attractions in Dalhousie?

Rupali Khanna DEC 10 2012
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Dalhousie is a tourist's delight. It has something in store for everyone- a historian, a cultural critic or a casual tourist on a pleasure-trip. To start with, you could try with the sites we mention here.

  • Satdhara Falls

    As you ready to reach Panch Pulla, you must stop midway at Satdhara. Situated at a height of 2030 metres, the name Satdhara - the origin of seven sparkling springs. These springs are said to be having medicinal features since they contain mica, which is said to be helpful in healing many ailments.
    The refreshing waters streaming down the rivulets and the cool breeze flowing through your face will lull you into an inner peace of mind.
    The months of the summer (April to June) and monsoon (July to September) seasons are the best time to go visiting. One can hire a taxi to reach the place.

  • Panch Pulla

    Panch Pulla is situated at a distance of 2km from the G.P.O. Square and is an amazing place for picnics with family and friends. Around the place are many food-stalls and even a government restaurant to complete your picture of a perfect picnic.
    Here the water of natural tank flows under five little bridges (hence the name 'Panch pulla'). The streams of Panch Pulla are said to be the main source of potable water to the nearby towns.
    The meeting point of several streams culminates into a brilliant artistic tribute to
    Shahid Ajit Singh. He died on August 15, 1947 in Dalhousie when his dream of independence was achieved and his samadhi is a beautiful monument to commemorate this great freedom fighter,
    A trek from this spot to
    Dainkund is something that adventure-seekers will really cherish. Do check out the various waterfalls around.

  • Dainkund Peak

    Diankund is also written as Dian Kund which means ‘witch's pond' in English. It is believed that witches used to live here. A kilometer further from the peak is the Pahalani Devi Temple. The devi, supposed to have been an incarnation of Kali Mata, is believed to have killed off all the witches.
    Located at an altitude of 2755 meters, the peak is the highest mountain peak in Dalhousie. Most visitors trek to this beautiful spot, at the peak of which is an Indian Air Force base. It is called by many as the ‘singing hill' because the flowing breeze gives out melodious sounds as it passes through trees and across the immense valleys.
    A trek to the peak covers almost 6 km and takes approximately 3 hours. The best time to go trekking is between May and November as the terrains are dry and conducive for safe adventures during these months.

  • St. John's Church

    It was built in the year 1863 and is believed to be the oldest shrine in the city. This Protestant structure is fashioned after the Roman Catholic Church of England. The architecture is very Victorian.
    The scintillating glass work and the amazing stone artistry are a beauty to reckon with.
    The place, along with nearby churches such as
    St. Francis and St. Andrew's, is worth visiting. It can be reached by taxi, bus or even on foot.

And of course, there is no limit to exploring. The hills of Dalhousie are full of wonder and beauty. Go, find out for yourself.

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