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Things to Do in Dalhousie

Being a beautiful tourist spot, Dalhousie plays an important role in the economy of Himachal Pradesh. Tourism is the major industry in this town and the business related to tourism provides job opportunities to thousands of people every year. Situated at an altitude of 2,030 meters above sea level, is known as Switzerland of India. There are several factors like the natural scenic beauty, warm climate, the serene atmosphere, cultural uniqueness and traditional richness to make this land the favorite tourist spot of people even from other countries. Dalhousie is an ideal option for all types of tourists. You can select Dalhousie for pilgrim trip, vacation getaway, trekking or adventurous trips.

Things to Do in Dalhousie
Adventure Sports in Dalhousie

Visit Important Tourist Destinations in Dalhousie

Dalhousie reflects a perfect mix of modern India and old world charm. The main attraction here is the picturesque landscape. There are several destinations in this hill station, which are famous for scenic beauty. The important tourist spots in and around Dalhousie town are Jandhri Ghat, Ganji Pahari, Danikund Peak, Moti Tibba, Garam Sadak, Chamera Lake, Kalatop wildlife sanctuary, Panchpulla, Satdhara, Khajjar, Banikhet and Bakhrota hills etc. There are also some historic monuments here like Subhash Baoli and Rang Mahal. Dalhousie is also an ideal destination for pilgrim travellers. The city houses some ancient temples with great architectural beauty. Hariraya Temple and Bara Pathar Temple located at the hill tops are famous tourist attractions of the city. There are four famous churches namely, St Francis Church, St Andrew’s Church, St. Patrick Church and St. John’s Church, which are built in colonial architecture style during the period of British rule.

Undertake Adventurous Activities in Dalhousie

Don’t think that Dalhousie is only suitable for nature lovers. People, who like adventurous trips, have not of funs in here. Several people from various places come here to enjoy trekking to this hill station. There are many trekking points in and around Dalhousie. Paragliding is one of the most thrilling adventure sports in Dalhousie. It can be a combination of skydiving and hang gliding. It is sure that you will thoroughly enjoy this sport. The months From February to June and from September to November are the ideal season for paragliding in Dalhousie. Paragliding in the scenic landscape of Dalhousie will really be an ever memorable experience. You should try horse riding at least one time in Dalhousie, as it is the best way to explore the natural scenic beauty of this hill station. Horse riding through the snow-peaks provides a visual treat to your eyes. April to November is the suitable period for horse riding here. It is also a cheap activity that only Rs 350 costs per person.

Enjoy Shopping in Dalhousie

Your vacation in Dalhousie will never complete without visiting the major shopping centers in the town. And it is sure that you can return only with a bag full of shopped items, once you visit these centers. Dalhousie is famous for many handicraft items, paintings, clothes, edible items and jewelries etc. Dalhousie is famous for carpets of traditional designs. Many wood carving items like bed steads, cradles, boxes, ladles and low settees etc. are also available here. Embroidered shawls, caps, hankies, headscarves and coverlets etc. are the other attractions here. You can also see painitings and sculptures of Lord Budha in the shops. Gandhi Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Tibetan market, Tibetan handicraft center and Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium are the major shopping centers of Dalhousie.

Explore Nightlife Options in Dalhousie

Dalhousie provides a lot of opportunities for various entertainment activities like trekking, horse riding, para-gliding etc. However, the nightlife in the town is not much exciting. However, there are a few liquor shops. But there is no pub as such. Some hotels that offer discotheques and bar facility are the only options for enjoying nightlife in Dalhousie. But the lack of nightlife options will never make your Dalhousie visit uninteresting. The many other unconventional options like just walking the hilly roads with tall pines on both sides and the cool mountain around you are enough to make you refresh and energetic.

To conclude, Dalhousie with its natural beauty, historical monuments and enormous options for adventurous activities, can appeal the varied tastes of all kinds of tourists. It will really be a great loss in your life, unless you visit this heavenly land at least once in your lifetime.

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