Punjpula: 5 small
bridges with streams flowing under them is the main trademark of this place. Punj means
five and pul means bridge. Hence, its name. Famous revolutionary, Bhagat Singh's uncle's
grave is one km from the post office.
Jandri Ghat: This
place is a picnic spot . The palace of the former ruler of Chamba is found here. This
picnic spot is surrounded by pine and deodar trees.
peak is situated
at 2745 mts. Three rivers Vyas, Ravi, and Chenab meet here. One can see all the three
rivers from here. This is 10 kms. from Dalhousie.
Kalatop: 8.5 kms from
Dalhousie this place is a peaceful spot away from the hustle and bustle of the
city. You can arrive here by bus and walk back to Dalhousie in two hours. You can also stay there in the
forest rest house.
Khajiar: 22 kms from
Dalhousie, one of the main attraction of Khajiar is a vast green meadow 15 kms long and
1km wide. Other attractions are the Khajiar temple, Khajiar Lake and the golf course. The
upper part of the temple of the local God is moulded in gold. It is worth spending two
days in Khajiar. The Himachal Tourist office in Dalhousie or any Travel agent can be
contacted for this. Hotel Deodar is one of the state run hotels here.Tele Phone
No : 233
Satdhara: Here flow
seven streams. These streams are famous for curing many ailments. This place is
situated on the Punjpual route at 2036 mts. above sea level.
From April to November.
Light woollen clothing in summer and Heavy woollen in winter.
Shopping: Tibetan handicrafts like shawls, scarves, blankets
and carpets can be bought from The Craft Centre, Gandhi Chowk, Himachal Handicraft
woodwork items and dry fruits also can be bought here.
Due to rains, from the end of June to mid September, roads may get
The local people sell a lot of items from Delhi, Ludhiana, and
Saharanpur passing them off as from Tibet. Hence, one must be a very careful where
one buys. Dry fruits are invariably very expensive. Hence, it would be advisable to
buy only those items that are not available anywhere else.
Air: The nearest airport is Jammu and Amritsar. Dalhousie is 188 kms from here. Bus or
taxi's can cover the rest of the journey.
Rail: The closest
railway station is Pathankot.
Road: Dalhousie is
on NH 33-35, which is connected by a straight road to many cities. Punjab Roadways,
Himachal Roadways and the J & K State Transport run buses from Pathankot, Jammu,
Katra, Dharmasala, Shimla etc. Private tourist buses are also available.