If we were asked to name the most beautiful place on earth, we’d
instantly name the Chamba Valley. A place so lovely – it’s called
the vale of milk and honey – can only exist in one’s imagination..
And in Himachal, of course! Sandwiched between the Dhauladhar
and Pir Panjal ranges, this exquisite valley’s most popular hill
town is DalhousieThis well developed cantonment town is perched
on the lower Himalaya of Chamba district, the north-westernmost
district of Himachal Pradesh. It is not surprising that the heat-fearing
British built 80 hill stations within a span of just 30 years.
Dalhousie is one of those colonial retreats, tucked away in greens
and crisp air, and at times smothered in white. Named after the
Marquess of Dalhousie, a British Governor General, this resort
came up as the solution to the man’s search of leisure. Thanks
to the whim of Brits like him, our delightful hill stations got
a head start right away.
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Dhabas For The Adventurous Gourmet
This is for those who believe that a good holiday also means
good food. Apart from the hotel restaurants in Dalhousie, there
are numerous places to eat, but most of these are high on price
and low on quality. You could try out the dhabas (inexpensive
roadside eating joints) instead.
They are just about everywhere – in any place in the length and
breadth of the country.
Although roadside, almost everybody haunts them for good, cheap
food. In Delhi especially, dhabas are just the place for a quick
meal of dal-chawal-subzi-roti (the common north Indian meal of
rice, lentil broth, dish of vegetables and bread).
People from ‘fine’ families still shudder at the thought of actually
going and eating in a dhaba, but no one has any qualms about ordering
take-out meals from there.
The reason for their popularity is simple: these modest ‘restaurants’
turn out surprisingly good food and the advantage is that it is
fresh and cheap. With time, the dhabas have gone hip and now also
include ‘buttertoast’, sandwiches, fries, Chinese food and much
more. So if you can overlook the rather shabby surroundings, the
dhaba is a very much a good-deal food outlet.
Anyway, in Dalhousie these dhabas are best value for money. Moreover,
the dhabas here are a cut above the usual Indian dhaba. Amritsari,
Sher-e-Punjab and the Royal Dhaba (on Court Road) are definitely
worth checking out.
Restaurant Preet Palace on Subhash Chowk offers Mughlai, Kashmiri
and Chinese cuisine at reasonable prices. Moti Mahal, New Metro
and Lovely are some of the other restaurants you could try.
One of the best restaurents in the town is at Snow Valley
Resorts , Dalhousie
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