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What to do on a 3 day trip tour to Dalhousie?

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So, all set to explore this toy town on your 3 day trip tour to Dalhousie? Well, the town retains much of its British appearance and character. Built on five hills, its colonial architecture is a window into its unique history, and brings back the flavour of an earlier era. Discover all this and much more on your visit here.




Photo of Dalhousie Town (by rajkumar 1220)

Day 1

For most visitors to Dalhousie a trip to Satdhara and Panchpula, two of the famous attractions in town, is de rigeur. Satdhara — a 1 km downhill walk from Gandhi Chowk — is said to have medicinal properties in the seven tiny streams that converge on this spot. Panchpula, 1 km further on, offers two impressive waterfalls within touching distance. To avoid the crowds, an early morning trek is advised.

Coming back to the town by mid day you can make your pick among the various restaurants and have a delicious meal. Dawat restaurant and Kwality restaurant are few among the fine restaurants in Dalhousie. Make sure to try out the Gulab Jamuns at Cafe Dalhousie, it will blow your mind!


Photo of Panchpula (from Official Tourism Website)

Dalhousie begs to be traversed on foot so you can experience that in the evening. The Mall — the stretch between the two crossings, Gandhi Chowk to the east and Subhash Chowk to the west — provides lots of eating joints and souvenir shops selling Tibetan handicrafts and Kullu shawls.

Day 2:


You can plan for local sightseeing on the second day as Dalhousie has a number of attractions which are worth exploring. For instance, you can visit you can visit the St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk, which is a beautiful 1863 Protestant church. Then there is St Francis Church is situated at the other end of The Mall, on a hilltop at Subhash Chowk.


Photo of Views from Subhash Baoli (by Srini G)


Roughly 2.5 km from Gandhi Chowk is the residence of the erstwhile Chamba ruler, whose family continues to stay here during summer. Though the property itself is out of bounds, the road to Jhandrighat is a walkers’ delight. Thickly wooded and free of habitation, it offers a quiet detour to those wishing to flee the crowd on the Mall.

Subhash Baoli, where Subhash Chandra Bose is said to have meditated when he visited in 1939, also falls on this route. In the evening, you can explore Thandi Sadak and Garam Sadak (so named because the latter gets more sun), which run parallel to the Mall and are off-limits to vehicles and provide pleasant walks and views of the Pangi Hills.

Day 3:

Last but not the least! Make sure you don’t miss out visiting Khajjiar on your 3 day trip tour to Dalhousie. Situated around 23 km away from Dalhousie, the place originally developed as a golf course by the British. Today it serves as an open meadow picnic spot, and can get quite crowded in season. You can also spend the night here as it has some good hotels as well.


Photo of Khajjiar (by SriniG)



With so much to explore and experience, its time to make the most of your time on a 3 day trip tour to Dalhousie. Also, check out various hill station packages available and plan out your vacation in the serenity of hills.

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Amit Sharma Aug 21 2014
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There is no need of 3 days... you can visit Panchpula in 3-4 hours.Then you can visit the local places.. Next day you can go to Khajjar...That's it....
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