Dalhousie is one of those beautiful hill stations for which the British were responsible. It commands some excellent views of the distant mountain ranges. Close by, the deep valleys covered in pines will clamor for your attention. Dalhousie is a melting pot of different architectures. You will find modern hotels in the midst of the colonial era mansions. The crisp mountain air will beckon you to take a long walk in the pleasurable view of the hills. A trek through the enchanting forests of deodar, pine and oak is one of the activities that you must indulge in while staying at Dalhousie. The valleys of Beas, Chenab and Ravi are nearby and offer some spectacular sights to mesmerize your senses.
How to Get There
By Air :
Pathankot airport is the nearest domestic airport, 90 km from the town.Gaggal (135 km), Amritsar (208 km) and Jammu (190 km) are other nearby airport.
By Rail :
Nearest railhead is Pathankot (80 km) which is well-connected to various cities in India.
By Road :
The place is well connected with other major cities of the region, with Well-maintained roads and give some best scenic views on the way. Distance from other cities; Pathankot: 80 km, Amritsar: 198 km, Jammu: 192 km,Dharamsala: 120 km
In the midst of gargantuan pine trees lies a sweet charismatic spot called Subhash Baoli. The incredible sight of nature of its finest is both delightful and mesmerizing. The snowcapped mountains in the distance only serve to highlight the enchantment of the place. Subhash Baoli has a connection to the history of India through the legendary Subhash Chandra Bose. He used to meditate in this area while recovering from tuberculosis. According to legend, this place helped speed up his recovery. Standing in this breathtaking place, it is quite easy to believe it.
Kalatop is home to a wildlife sanctuary. The excellently preserved area is densely forested and contains same beautiful trekking trails. Amongst the thick forests of deodar and pine, you can catch a glimpse of some adorable and some dangerous creatures. The Himalayan Black Marten is just one of the many creatures that call this place home. The other wonderful creatures that roam around are bears, leopards, deer, squirrel, jackals and langurs. This is a great place to indulge in some bird watching as well. The Eurasian jay, the whitewinged black bird, the black headed jay, the chestnut billed rock thrush, the blackheaded jay and the grey headed cannery flycatcher are some of the beautiful birds that flock around the place.
The picturesque setting of Panjpulla also houses a memorial to Sardar Ajit Singh. Sardar Ajit Singh was a famed freedom fighter and also the uncle to the heroic martyr, Bhagat Singh. The sight of the waters from the natural flowing under the small bridges is calming. Serenity pervades the area possibly in homage to the great fighter. The Panjpulla stream flows down a deep ravine and is a sight to behold. The waterfall is picture perfect and you are bound to be awed in its magnificence.
The majestic Satdhara falls will call you while you are travelling to Panjpulla. The name, Satdhara, literally means seven streams and is perfectly suitable. The combination of the seven distinct streams flowing down as waterfalls in unison is an enthralling experience in and unto itself. The waters of the Satdhara springs is said to have medicinal properties.