Dalhousie is a quite town, with sense of enchantment. This hill station spreads over five low-level hills at the western edge of Dhauladhar range, just east of Ravi River.
Khajjiar is one the best place throughout the world to have been designed as “Mini Switzerland”. It is often referred to as ” Gulmarg of Himachal Pardesh”. The lush green meadows are surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests.
There is a small lake in the center of the saucer shaped meadow which has in it a floating island. Much of lake has degenerated into slush because of heavy silting during rains still the landscape of Khajjiar is picturesque & a
photographer’s delight. Children specially enjoy this place because of the freedom of movement, sloppy terrain & horse riding.
The place comes under a wild life sanctuary known as Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary. A tiny city renowned for its wildlife sanctuary,Kalatop is blessed with natral flora & fauna. Dense woody deodar forest houses a natural habitat for many estranged species of animal kingdom. The sanctuary is around 9 km from Gandhi Chownk, Dalhousie & is reachable through taxis within half an hour. The nearly maintained zigzag roads of sanctuary make it superb strolling path to the visitors. During the month of March to May & from September to November the climate of sanctuary is quite pleasant.
Dalhousie has four beautiful churches. These are:
St. Andrew’s Church
St. Patrick’s Church
St. Francis Church at Subhash Chownk
St. John’s Church at Gandhi Chownk
Situated at an altitude of 2755 meter & 10 km from Dalhousie, Dainkund is the highest mountain in Dalhousie providing perfect scenery of the whole valley. Trekking is the most common way to reach the peak & is an amazing experience with great views & the fresh mountain air.