On this Rakshabandhan, I visited Dalhousie to meet my sister and niece. During the visit, we planned to walk down from Dalhousie Public School of Panchpula Waterfalls. This Photo Journey shares some of the photographs clicked during the walk and around Panchpula waterfalls. All photographs shared in this Photo Journey are clicked with Huawei P9.
Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie market is around 1.5 kilometers from Dalhousie Public school and it’s a downhill. And there is a road which again goes down towards Panchpula from Gandhi Chowk. It should be around 2-3 kilometers from Gandhi Chowk. So it was around 4/5 kilometers walk from DPS till Panchpula. Above photograph is clicked at Gandhi Chowk of Dalhousie town, which is a part of mall road.
It was a bright sunny day and clouds were having fun in bright blue sky. I clicked hundreds of photographs of these clouds while walking down to Panchpula and shared few of them here. I have been to Panchpula 8 years back and now I wanted to see how it has changed over the years.
During the walk we observed few interesting things. Above photograph shows the parking slot of one of the houses built on the hill. This was very close to road and standing on top of high pillar made up of concrete.
It was interesting to reach 'Rai Bahadur' on the entry gates of one of the villas around Dalhousie hills. There are lot of beautiful villas around Dalhousie town and most of them belong to families who had good connections with britishers, or business families. Good chunk of villas belong of army officers. So overall it gives you a feel of idea retirement destination.
Here is another photograph showing path to a huge village up in the hill.s The white compound you see at the distance is Dalhousie Public School and they have installed a huge flag in the campus.
On the way from Dalhousie market to Panchpula there are few places to have rest and enjoy the views of valleys & hills. We didn't stop in any of these and kept moving till we reach Panchpula.
It was a bright sunny day after heavy rains a day before. So monsoons are risky - either they spoil your day and you have to be inside the house or everything is fresh and bright like what you see in these photographs
As you reach Panchpula, you see this structure which is dedicated to Saradar Ajit Singh. This is the point from where you have to climb up. The Waterfall is just across this structure and on other side of the road. Like other tourist places, there few shops where shopkeepers would insist you to buy some local stuff. I was surprised to see folks selling kesar here and I know kesar is not grow locally. Probably it's brought from J&K.
And as I saw the place, I realized that it has changed a lot. Now there are more shops on the way and a cafe close to the waterfall. There is Shiva Cafe which is pretty close to the waterfall. We spent some time around this cafe and had delicious snacks. The good part was that I didn't find litter here and I was extremely happy to see dustbins installed by this cafe.
I am not a selfie enthusiast but the environment and 2 girls forced me to click this one :)
It was fun to sip hot tea while sitting in chilled water body near Cafe Shiva.
Vibha will be sharing her review about the tea we had at this cafe near Panchpula Waterfalls in Dalhousie.
Overall it was fun to walk and have some peaceful time around Panchpula waterfall. To go back, we hired a cab. Usually cab charges 150 Rs for Gandhi Chowk but if you are in hurry and look desperate to book a cab, people may ask for 300 Rs.
If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -
- Manage your waste well and don’t litter
- Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
- Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
- Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.
- Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite