Dalhousie Getaway(2 Nights)

Chandigarh, Dalhousie, Chandigarh

for Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

St Johns Church Entrance
View of Dalhousie
Chamera Lake
Views from Dalhousie Bus Stand

Dalhousie Getaway is a getaway itinerary for Dalhousie, a popular heritage hill station and a popular hillside getaway in North India. Dalhousie offers snow peak views, cool climate (it snows in Winter) and an offbeat British era hill station character.



Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Dalhousie. Local Visits.
  • Day-2 Khajjiar, Chamba, Chamera Lake excursion
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Dalhousie - Churches in Dalhousie (3.00 kms), Satdhara (3.00 kms), Bara Pathar (4.00 kms), Jandhri Ghat and Barkota Hills (4.00 kms), Barkota Hills (5.00 kms), Khajjiar Meadows (25.00 kms), Chamera Lake (30.00 kms), Chamba Pilgrimage (50.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Chandigarh Departure - Chandigarh
Best Season to Travel
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  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Addition of Dharamsala will allow for visits to Kangra valley devi temples, Palampur Tea estates etc. Guests looking for Bird watching in Winter can opt for Pong Dam (50 kms from Pathankot)

  • Chandigarh to Dalhousie -310 kms (7 hrs)
  • Dalhousie to Chandigarh -310 kms (7 hrs)

Chandigarh - Dalhousie(2) - Chandigarh

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Dalhousie. Local Visits. Arrive at Pathankot and proceed to Dalhousie (7000+ ft asl - 80 kms - 2.5 hours). Time permitting visit local markets and local places to visit such as Churches in Dalhousie, Panchpula / Sat Dhara (confluence of 7 streams said to have medicinal effect).

Day-2 Khajjiar, Chamba, Chamera Lake excursion Full Day excursion to Khajjiar Meadows (22 kms), Chamba (riverside pilgrim centre at 44 kms from Dalhousie can be visited with Khajjiar) and Chamera Lake (large lake with watersports centre). Enroute visit Barkota hills. Back by late evening.

Day-3 Departure Proceed to Pathankot / onward journey destination

Detailed Sightseeing

Dalhousie :

  • Churches in Dalhousie - Dalhousie is gome to four churches i.e. St. Andrews Church, St. Patricks Church, St. Francis Church and St. Johns Church.

  • Satdhara - Satdhara is a confluence of 7 springs which is said to have therapeutic value as they contain mica.

  • Bara Pathar - Set amidst thick forest enroute Kalatop and home to a small Bhulwani Mata temple. Popular stopover enroute Kalatop trek.

  • Jandhri Ghat and Barkota Hills - Just 2 km from town centre, Jandhri Ghat offers spots for picnicking. It has streamlets around with fragrant pine forests. Bakrota Hills, few kms ahead offers excellent views of the snow-clad himalayan peaks on a clear day.

  • Barkota Hills - Bakrota Hills are situated at about 6000 ft asl in the Bakrota hills and is recommended for walks. The area offers excellent snow views.

  • Khajjiar Meadows - Khajjiar is home to natural meadows and a popular excursion and summer hangout place for tourists to Dalhousie. Horse riding is available in summer for kids.

  • Chamera Lake - Chamera lake was formed after building of the Chamera dam and is one of the popular excursions for tourists from Dalhousie. Boating, Speedboating etc. are on offer here.

  • Chamba Pilgrimage - Chamba is a riverside ancient temple town with Laxmi Narayan Temple Complex (10th century) being the main attraction. Chamba is base point for the Manimahesh Yatra (undertaken during month of August/September). Pilgrimage significance of the lake is only next to Kailash Mansoravar yatra.

Destination Overview

Chandigarh - Chandigarh is a major business centre and hub for Software, IT and ITES companies. Chandigarh is a tourist destination being a transit point for guests on Delhi - Manali route and an access point to visit neighboring hills of Himachal Pradesh and hill station of Shimla.

Dalhousie - Dalhousie (6700 ft) is a British-era hill Station and a weekend getaway destination. Dalhousie is known for its very good Himalayan views and still retains a quaint, idyllic, offbeat character.

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  • Chandigarh to Dalhousie -310 kms (7 hrs)
  • Dalhousie to Chandigarh -310 kms (7 hrs)

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  • Chandigarh to Dalhousie -310 kms (7 hrs)
  • Dalhousie to Chandigarh -310 kms (7 hrs)

Expert Speak

Dalhousie has emerged an all season getaway where guests arrive for a snow experience in Winter (Jan - March), a summer destination in Summer (Apr - June) and nature centric getaway rest of the year (July - Dec)

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