Mehar Hotel

Places to Visit

The Oldest and the Largest Hotel in Dalhousie.

Mehar Hotel
Mehar Hotel
Mehar Hotel
Mehar Hotel
Mehar Hotel
Mehar Hotel

Dalhousie, 6728 feet above sea level, is a hill station par excellence. Situated on the outer slopes of Dhauladhar Range, Dalhousie is known for its bracing climate, picturesque landscapes and beautiful picnic spots. The most distinctive features are the level walks and interesting tracks amidst dense forest. It is one of the best and inexpensive hill stations.

Khajjiar - Called the Mini Switzerland and 21 km from Gandhi Chowk (and Mehar's Hotel), it is a saucer shaped meadow surrounded by dense wooded slopes and a small lake in the middle with a small floating island. An HPTDC Tourist rest house and a few hotels are there for lodging.

Kalatop - Halfway between Dalhousie and Khajjiar, at Lakkar Mandi, a 3 km jeep track leaves the main road and zigzags its way through the dense forests to arrive at Kalatop (2348 m). It has a panoramic view of snow peaks around. A Forest Dept Rest House is also there for night stay. Most of the scenes in the film '1942 - A Love Story' were shot here.

Panchpula - A popular picnic spot, 2.5km from Gandhi Chowk where the Samadhi of revolutionary leader S. Ajit Singh is located. There are a few tea shops and a restaurant for snacks.

Khal Pukhri - A newly developed picnic spot with green meadows surrounded by thick forest; a small stream runs through the meadow and is approachable by car or on foot.

Bhalwani Devi Temple - Situated at a commanding height of 9800 feet (2987 m), the highest point around Dalhousie, it is a small temple dedicated to wrestler's goddess. It can be approached via Lakkar Mandi, 11 km by vehicle and the last 3km on foot.

Rock Gardens and Chamera Dam lake View - Both these points are located on the Dalhousie-Chamba road.

Boating on Chamera Lake - The vast expanse of the Chamera Dam reservoir which is also known as the Bhadrika Lake flaunts the presence of Motor Boats. The motor boat joy ride over such a huge water body is a one time experience.

Bhalai Mata Temple - Situated 30 km from Dalhousie on the top of a hill, it offers most enchanting view of the Chamera Lake and the mountains around. It is considered very sacred and as important as Vaishno Devi. Sight seeing bus is available from Dalhousie, for the temple.