Top things to do in Dalhousie

Viewpoint in Dalhousie

Dhainkund Viewpoint

The upland area of Dhainkund (2745m) is the most uplifting of many beauty spots around Dalhousie, with a 360-degree panorama encompassing the Pir Pinjal range and a large distant reservoir.
Multicuisine in Dalhousie

Cafe Dalhousie

Pseudo-antique furniture and framed sepia photos in a heritage building create a peaceful dining oasis amid the throng of shoppers just off Gandhi Chowk. Great for large portions of sensitively spiced Indian favouri…
Nature Reserve in Dalhousie


Accessed, like Dhainkund, from Lakkar Mandi, this sanctuary covers 31 sq km of forested hills east of Dalhousie, where you might spot langurs and musk deer. There's a ₹250 charge for vehicles to drive the 3km unpave…
Hindu Temple in Dalhousie

Jai Pohlani Mata Temple

From the main viewpoint at Dhainkund, a beautiful ridgeline walk leads to the Jai Pohlani Mata Temple in around 1km, where there's a teahouse and great views of the Pir Pinjal range to the north.
Hindu Temple in Dalhousie

Jagdamba Mata Shiva Statue

Half a kilometre southeast of Khajjiar meadow towards Chamba, a 25m-high statue of Shiva makes a photogenic landmark near the roadside.
Church in Dalhousie

St Francis Church

Stations of the cross lead up from Subhash Chowk to this 1894 Catholic church.
Church in Dalhousie

St John Church

Colonial-era Protestant church built in 1863.
Area in Dalhousie


The bowl-shaped, pine-ringed meadow at Khajjiar is a major tourist draw, 22km down the Chamba road from Dalhousie. It's touted as a 'mini-Switzerland' and would be attractive if it weren't constantly thronged by hol…
Hindu Temple in Dalhousie

Khajjinag Temple

Hidden among the restaurants at Khajjiar is the Khajjinag Temple, with its crude effigies of the five Pandavas installed in the 16th century.
Religious Site in Dalhousie

Tibetan Rock Paintings

A number of Tibetan refugees have made their homes in Dalhousie and have adorned Garam Sarak with several painted rock carvings of Buddhist deities.