Kalatop

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 unpaved access track, which leads to a 1925 forest rest house and tea shops.

Visits are often combined with taxi tours to Khajjiar, but if you want great views, Dhainkund is a better choice.