Famous Places Around
Sagrika Resort is ideally situated on the Mall road and so is very easily accessible. The ideal situation of the Sagrika Resort Dalhousie provides you with an advantage to explore the famous places around Sagrika Resort with ease. There are a number of beautiful and famous places near Sagrika Resort Dalhousie which you can visit to explore the diverse beauty of Dalhousie and its surrounding areas. Here are some of the finest places near Sagrika Resort Dalhousie.
Ajit Singh Memorial
4 km. from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie. Sardar Ajit Singh, a great freedom fighter, breathed his last on the day India gained independence, 15th August, 1947. His 'Samadhi' is located at Dalhousie's Panjpulla, a picturesque spot with a natural tank and water flowing under small bridges from which the place takes its name. At Panjpulla, there is a 'Samarak' in the memory of Sardar Ajit Singh. On the way to Panchpulla is Satdhara springs gurgling with refreshing water, believed to contain some medicinal properties. Panchpulla stream is the main source of water supply to Dalhousie and Baloon.
St Francis Church
Less than 1 km. from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie. St Francis Church is a catholic church built during the Colonial rule in India in the year 1894. Greeting visitors with tall Deodar trees it is a renowned church in Dalhousie. The Church is located at Subhash Chowk and can easily be accessed on foot from the road. It is one of the prominent monuments in Dalhousie. The structure of the Church is visible from Subhash Chowk. You can easily visit this Church at Subhash Chowk after check in at Sagrika Resort on foot at any suitable time. A beautiful view of the surrounding hills increases the beauty of this place.
St. John's Church
Less than 3 km. from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie. Located at Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie, St. John's Church can be accessed at any suitable time. It is the first Church to be built at Dalhousie in the year 1863. There are some beautiful dramatic glass paintings to explore. The Church having serene surroundings houses a library having a good collection of old books and photographs. One who is interested in exploring the history and culture of Dalhousie can pay a visit here. One can easily reach to the Gandhi Chowk from Subhash Chowk on foot as the distance between the two places is only 2 km.
5 km. from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie on way from Sagrika Resort to Khajjiar ( Mini Switzerland of India ). The charming and mystical Bakrota Hills offer to the tourists the brisk walk round the hills and commands a grand view of snow-clad peaks of distant Pir Panjal mountain range. The beautiful play of sunshine through towering Deodar Cedar Trees as you move through Bakrota Hills is breathtaking and unforgettable event. Bakrota Hills offer memorable moments and bewitching sunshine during Summer, fog filled refreshing winds and mystical feel during Monsoon, clear blue skies during Autumn and snow covered wooded slopes during Winter providing a perfect playground to have memorable winter moments in snow covered hills.
10 km. from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie. The spot commands a beautiful and grand panoramic view of the surrounding landscape and eye travels wide over hill and dale, field and forest, smooth and ruggedness, till in the direction of Jammu and Kashmir, it meets a horizon of snow peaks. Kalatop in Chambiali dialect means a 'black cap'. A beautiful Forest Rest House with a chowkidar residence stands amidst the thick forest. The place comes under a Wild life sanctuary known as Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary.
Pohlani Devi Temple
11 km. from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie. Jai Pohlani Mata Temple is a Hindu temple for the local deity Pohlani Mata. It is located near Kalatop Rest House. A small trek leads to the temple located on the top of a high altitude hill in Kalatop area. The trek is easy and the top point of the hill provides panoramic view of the distant Pir Panjal mountain range. It is better to visit the temple before Winter snowfall as the footpath that leads to the temple gets closed due to heavy snowfall on top of the hill.
22 Kms from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie referred as the Mini Switzerland of India is one of the finest Saucer shaped meadows lined by tall Deodar Trees and a Lake in the middle with over an 500 year old Wooden Nag Temple near to the Lake. Khajjiar has the thick forest of the Kalatop Khajjiar sanctuary surrounding its soft green grass. The moment one enters the picturesque Khajjiar, one is welcomed by a yellow Swiss sign for ‘hiking path’ which reads “Mini Switzerland”.
36 Kms is from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie and on the way to Chamba. This is the reservoir of the Chamera dam built over the river Ravi. Chamera lake is an artificial lake came into existence as a consequence of Chamera Hydroelectric project. The Dam site enjoy very sharp fluctuations in climate between April to June. During the day it can get very hot (around 35 degree centigrade) though by the evening, temperatures fall to between 18 to 20 degree centigrade.
Bhalei Mata Temple
40 km from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie and on the way to Chamba, Bhalei Mata Temple is located on high hill and commands a panoramic view of surrounding areas and especially of the vast water reservoire Chamera Lake. Bhalei Mata Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Bhadra. It is around 3800 feet in altitude and located in Bhalei sub-tehsil. The temple is one of the prime attractions of Chamba valley and hosts a large number of pilgrims from near and far especially during Navratras period.
60 km from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie the erstwhile capital of the famous Chamba State is a worth visiting place, it has one of the oldest Temples of the country and the finest Art & Crafts of the Pahari Style. Chamba, the land of gods is rich in culture and inhabited by colourful people. Fascinated by its breathtaking landscapes, beauty and rich culture, the historians have described Chamba as Achamba ( the Charming ).
155 kms from Sagrika Resort via SH-37. The shortest route to Killar ( Pangi ) and becoming more popular among trekkers and tourists, Sach Pass is around 14500 feet in altitude high mountain pass located on snow covered Pir Panjal mountain range in District Chamba located around 130 kilometers from District Headquarters Chamba city. Sach Pass connects Chamba valley to the Pangi valley. The route from Sagrika Resort is Sagrika Resort - Banikhet - Chamba - Bhanjraru ( Tissa ) - Bairagarh - Satrundi - Sach Pass.