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Thinking of travelling somewhere? Plan a trip to Dalhousie today

This little hill station in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh will give you the much-needed breather, away from the morbid city life and the pollution. So plan a quick weekend getaway today.

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About the place: 'Dalhousie' was named after The Earl of Dalhousie Lord Ramsay, who was once the British Governor General in India. The place is a paradise for mountain lovers and adventure seekers, as it is located in the lap of nature — with breathtaking views of the Himalayas. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

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The town is also referred to as the 'Little Switzerland of India'. With its lush green landscape, and Scottish and Victorian architecture, Dalhousie is a favourite for tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

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How to reach: The place is well connected with major cities. Should you decide on hitting the road, it is some 561 km from Delhi. A number of buses run from the national capital on a daily basis. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

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For lovers of train journeys, the nearest railway station is Pathankot, which is about 85 km away from Dalhousie. Buses and private taxis are available from here for your journey onward. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

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Best time to visit: The place has a good weather all throughout the year and can be visited whenever. While the summer months are pleasant, winters are good for exploring and outdoor activities. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

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Things to see: There are many places in and around Dalhousie that you can visit, especially if you are on a tight budget and a strict itinerary. Start with Khajjiar, which is among the top tourist places. This small town located nearby is famous for its nine-hole golf-course and greenery. Tourists can indulge in adventure sports like zorbing, trekking, etc. Next, head to Satdhara Falls situated in the Chamba valley. It is a stunning waterfall that derives its name from seven beautiful springs. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

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If you love trekking, then the Dainkund Peak will be your nirvana. It is also known as the 'Singing Hill' and is located at an elevation of 2755 metre above the sea level. It is the highest point in Dalhousie, and the view from up here is remarkable. It should be known that the 4.5 km trail is an easy-to-moderate trek. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

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The mystic Chamera Lake should also be on your must-visit list. It is located some 25 km from the main hill station, and is perfect for a family picnic. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

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Adventurous tourists can also indulge in river crossing and river rafting, under the supervision of trained instructors. It is done across River Ravi. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)