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Best Places to Visit in Dalhousie & Kangra

Dalhousie, a place named after Lord Dalhousie, the British-Governor General who built this idyllic town as a beautiful summer retreat. Its location in the western ranges of Himalaya is serene and ideal for few days of peace and quiet. Dalhousie town consists of cleverly designed streets adorned with proudly erected buildings, proclaiming the glory of colonial architecture.

Kajjiar is a minor hill town positioned about 2000 meters above sea level and also known as the diminutive mini Switzerland of India. This town is surrounded by thick layers of pine and deodar trees. The lake of Kajjiar is stunning and the placid picnic spots around it are the dream of tourists with the backdrop of glorious Himalaya covered in snow. Kajjiar Temple haled from the 12 th century is also famous among tourists.

Kalatop Wildlife Reserve is located at a height of 2500 meters from the sea level. The exotic forests of the reserve are filled with oak, pine and deodar trees. The 30.60 square kilometres of the reserve are the habitat of various fauna such as Himalayan black marten, Pheasants and Himalayan black bear.

Dainkund Peak is the most ideal location in Dalhousie for nature lovers. The peak is about 2,745 meters high and often termed as the singing hill. Since the hill top is occupied by Indian Air Force and require proper permits to visit the place. It is one of the most famous trekking spots which provide a breathtaking view of the whole valley surrounding it.

Kangra was the capital city of the Chand dynasty and a place to admire the glory of history. It is also a dazzling valley of the Himalayas, protected by the transcendent Dhauladhar hills filled with green and luxuriant ambience.

Brajeshwari Devi temple is one of the locations of prime tourist importance in Kangra. The myth associated with the temple is that the bygone era of the temple was extremely rich and each time it was robbed, the wealth was restored by itself without any external influence. Even though the temple was destroyed in an earthquake in 1905, it was rebuilt and well preserved now. Kangra Fort, overlooking the Ban Ganga River is also famous as an exotic tourist place.