Dalhousie is built on and around five hills. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated at 6000-9000 feet above sea level. The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September.
 
     
 
A small picturesque saucer-shaped plateau surrounded by dense pine and deodar forests, is one of the 160 places throughout the world to have been designated “Mini Switzerland”. Yes, this is Khajjiar, a tiny tourist resort in Chamba about 24 kms from Dalhousie; at an altitude of 6,500 ft. above sea level. The moment one enters the picturesque Khajjiar, one is welcomed by a yellow Swiss sign for ‘hiking path’ which reads “Mini Switzerland”. Set against the backdrop of dense pines, deodars and lush green meadow, Khajjiar is exquisitely nestled down in the foothills of the imposing Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas. The dish-shaped Khajjiar provides a panoramic and breathtaking perspective to visitors.
 
 
     
 
Manali is Situated at the northen end of the Kullu Valley, Manali has spectacular views of snowcapped peaks and wooded slopes. The Beas rushes along its rocky course amid grassy meadows carpeted with wild flowers and wagtails hop along from stone to stone along the stream’s edge. There are marvellous walks too, through dappled orchards and fairy-tale forests of deodar.
 
 
     
 
Dharamshala, where the winds of change are rushing to shatter its quiet calm. The term Dharamashala means ‘The Holy Refuge’ and this scenic town is roosted in the Kangra valley and belongs to the group of the 80 hills that were developed by the British to help them fight the dust and sweltering
 
     
 

Timber Trail at Parwanoo is a very popular and widely known resort on the outskirts of Chandigarh at Parwanoo accessible by a Cable Car. Timber Trail is an idyllic holiday destination. The hustle and bustle of the city is forgotten as soon as one enters the gates of this wonderful resort. Surrounded by wooded hills, the Kaushalya river meanders its way between the two hills with spectacular sunset views. Timber Trail is spread over two hills connected by a Cable Car which used to be a major attraction for Timber Trail earlier and made Parwanoo into a tourist destination.