Bharmaur – Dalhousie Tourists Attraction

Dalhousie is a stunninghill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Name of the city is derived from the named of British Governor General Lord Dalhousie in 19thcentury. Dalhousie is popular for its natural beauty and has variety of old architecture buildings. Vegetation includes pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendrons in Dalhousie. There are many more magnificent views of Dalhousie which are very popular in tourists. One of the famous places in Dalhousie is Bharmaur.

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Bharmaur means the land of legendary Gaddies is about 65 km from Chamba. In 6th century it was known as Brahmour.  Bharmaur is famous for some very old history temples. All these temples stands on a level area call as Chaurasi after the 84 Siddhas who are believed to have meditated in Bharmaur 1000 years ago. These Siddhas call from Kurukshetra and visited Manimahesh. Lakshna Devi and Ganesh are the oldest temples in Bharmaur. With gable roof and rubble masonry these temples are made in hill style.  The outer and inner façade, circum ambulatory path of this sanctum are beautifully carved. Manimahesh is the tallest temple in this area which is built in Shikhara style architecture. Brass bull stands in front of temple is a major attraction.

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Nar Singh is another temple in Shikhara style. It contains brass image is Narsingh.  As per legend Lord Vishnu in his Nar Singh avtar has been cast vividly. In the corner of temple there is a small water source called Ardh Ganda. Many people come here to take a bath in this water so that all their crimes are vanishes.Its creation by Rani Tribhuvana – rekha is mentioned in a copper plate writing of Yugakara, son of Sahilla and may, therefore be placed in the 10th or 11th century. Country around the Bharmaur is regarded as belonging to Shiva and is also called Shiv-Bhumi. There is a Bharmani Devi temple just about 4 km above Chaurasi temples.

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Best time to visit this Bharmau is between July to September. This place is also famous for delicious apples and local blankets. This beautiful tourist destination in Dalhousie increases the demand for best star category and budget ‘Hotels in Dalhousie near Gandhi Chowk’.

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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary – Dalhousie

Bowl shaped pasture at Khajjiar, with lake and floating island is a famous tourist spot in Dalhousie.  At the edge of this meadow there is a golden domed shaped temple dedicated to the god ‘Khajinag’ and hence it is also known as Khajjiar.Kalatop has a beautiful and panoramic view of surrounding landscape till the direstion of Jammu and Kashmir and it meets a horizon of snow peaks.

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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular and attractive wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh.It is located at a distance of 6 km from Dalhousie falls under the district of Chamba of Himachal Pradesh.This sanctuary is spread over an area of 1962 hectares and is flooded by Ravi River. We can see the beautiful hills, snowcapped mountains, the valley, the villages, the rich greenery and rockiness area from here.

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The main flora of this sanctuary includes blue pine, fir, deodar trees. This sanctuary is also rich in animals and home to variety of leopards, bear, deer, and squirrel, barking goral, serow, langur, jackal and Himalayan black marten. Many birds including Eurasian Jay, whitewinged Black Bird, Black Headed Jay, Chesnut Billed Rock Thrush, and Grey Headed Cannery Flycatcher are found in this Sanctuary.This entire forest is covered with thick foliage of deodar trees. This sanctuary also allowed for trekking both at Kalatop and Khajjiar.

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This is one of the most conveniently located and well-connected wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh. Beautiful stream that meets Ravi /river in the north flows through the sanctuary is treating as ornithologists.Best time to visit this sanctuary is between April to June and October to November. It needs 3 to 6 hours to explore the whole sanctuary. These tidily maintained zigzag roads of the sanctuary make it awesome strolling path to the visitors. Temperature of this place varies from 10 degree to 35 degree Celsius.

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Special permit is required from District Forest Officer of Chamba for entry of vehicle inside the sanctuary. Along with this Dalhousie serves many other beautiful tourist destinations too, which increases the rush of travelers coming here every year. The best way to reach here is via bus, because it offers beautiful natural sceneries to see on roadside. Hence, there is a great demand for best star category and budget ‘Hotels near Dalhousie Bus Stand’.

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