Dalhousie by Sandeep Singhal

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

by Sandeep Singhal

Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh is a pristine sight you shouldn't miss. No wonder locals call it the mini Switzerland of India

Long Weekend Break in Dalhousie (Himachal Pradesh)
Khajjiar boasts of amazing natural beauty and greenery

How: I drove down to Dalhousie. It is approximately a 10 hours drive away from Delhi (including three breaks we took enroute). My route was Delhi, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Ambala, Jalandhar, Pathankot, Dalhousie. 

What: Dalhousie is a hill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It also has a Cantt area. Some of the must visit spots of this Himachal area are Khajjiar, Kalatop and Chamba. 

Fancy dustbins (Like the frog shaped in pic) are place everywhere
The most beautiful spot was Khajjiar. I had only seen exotic foreign locales so far in this group but little did I know I will stumble upon our very own 'mini Switzerland' here (No wonder the locals call it so). One noticeable thing were the fancy dustbins put by the government. 

There are ample homestays available for reasonable rate. They also serve decent and affordable meals. 

We stayed at Banikhet, a few km before Dalhousie. It is less crowded, scenic and has decent stay options.

The roads are really nice and a treat to drive on. I would suggest taking regular breaks if you are travelling with kids. Paranthas and tea served at roadside dhabas are a must try.

Local restaurants are safe and serve good quality meal. The average meal for two here will be around INR 500.

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