A swathe of greenery, the fresh fragrance of pine and deodar, and a
waterfall, Panchpula is an idyllic picnic spot in close proximity to Dalhousie.
Here five streams come together to gush out and is the main source of water to
the neighbourhoods of Dalhousie. The origin of the main stream is from the Dain
Kund and is a balm for your eyes. The sight is well known for its grandeur and
also for a trekking route.
A mausoleum is erected near Panchpula to commemorate the great
revolutionary, Sardar Ajit Singh, who was the uncle of martyr Bhagat Singh,
since he had died here. During monsoon, the bubbling, sparkling water of the
stream is fascinating sight which leaves the tourist dumbfounded.
Tips on Panchpula
go on clicking pictures and they can hardly stop themselves.
Local snacks: Don’t
miss the mouth watering snacks and tea available at the shacks and
Trekking: Many treks to
Dalhousie and other destinations in the vicinity begin from Panchpula. A
trek to Dain Kund peak is the most sought-after route.
When to visit
Panchpula is a perfect retreat all year round, but the monsoons
rejuvenate the stream and augment the beauty of the place.
How to reach Panchpula
Panchpula is only 3.5 kms from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. Buses or cabs
are available. But, a gentle walk down the road will give the traveller an
opportunity to enjoy the sights and smells of the hills which will etch in
their memory for a long time to come.