Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

We went to Dalhousie in mid July. Dalhousie is a small hill station situated in Himachal Pradesh, India. We drove from Chandigarh to Dalhousie, it took 10 hours straight. On the way we stopped at the roadside eateries for food and refreshment. The road was awesome…smooth! Dalhousie used to be a very popular summer holiday place for the British officers. Dalhousie has been named after Lord Dalhousie, was the governor-general of India. We stayed at the Dalhousie Heights Hotel. In the mornings the sun comes out but the weather changes after mid day…as fog closes in. Summers are pleasantly cool in Dalhousie and in winters it snows there. From our hotel the bus stop and the Subhash Chowk was within walking distance. We walked till subhash chowk which is situated at a height during the mornings and evenings.At Shubhash Chowks, there r small café style eateries and tea stall. Shubhash Chowk gets it name from the Statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s statue situated there; he visited Dalhousie while in his quest of bringing freedom to India. Subhash Chowk has wine shops and departmental stores too. We went to this really beautiful spot call the Mini Swiss. This is a vast lush green ground surrounded by fir trees on all sides, cows, sheep and horse graze on the grass, there is a small water body in the middle. The overall look is very Swiss so the name ‘Mini Swiss’. We did zorbing there….total fun…got dizzy! What I liked most about Mini Swiss was that it is a very quiet place, totally serene, so peaceful that I could clearly hear each and every thought going on in my head which is never possible in a busy metro city. From mid July, the off season starts at Dalhousie because of monsoon, so there are fewer crowds, but we always like it that way. Dalhousie looks like some English countryside, beautiful sunsets, winding roads, greenery, street side coffee, we loved it all.

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