The meaning of
the word ‘sat-Dhara’ is seven springs. Satdhara falls brings together seven different
springs water together. Thus this name was invented. It is in the Chamba
valley. Satdhara is surrounded by snow-covered hills and dark deep forest of
pine and deodar trees. This is a perfectly tranquil place for people who want
to breathe fresh and pure air. People visit here to get away from their hectic
life. They find this place peaceful and serene. The seven springs mingle at a
point of 2036 meters above sea level. The water is told to have ‘mica’. ‘Mica’
is a medical particle which cures various skin diseases. The water of this fall
looks crystal clear and very pure. Its other name is ‘Gandhak’.
The view of
Satdhara falls is mesmerizing. The loud sound of water falling from heights
creates a mysterious atmosphere. The smell of wet mud mixes with the sweet
smell of flowers and produces a unique fragrance that surrounds the place.
Little sparking water drops bounces off and reaches us and fills our hearts
with child-like joy and mirth. The sun is always smiling and peeking through
the tall trees on us. The milk-white water falling from such a height can
hypnotize anyone. The water of the fall sparkles with sunshine and mingles with
the pool below.
landscapes, trees touching the blue sky and fog covered hills are in the
backdrop of this waterfall which adds to its beauty. The deep green forest
looks like a smooth blanket and the hills look like white waves surrounding the
fall. This view mesmerizes it’s visitors and is pure bliss to their eyes.
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Highlights of Satdhara Falls
located near Panchpula, which is another place worth visiting in Dalhousie.
Apart from its aesthetic beauty, Satdhara falls has medical importance too. The
water of this spring contains’ mica’. Mica is a medical element that can cure
many skin diseases. So this is a special visiting spot for people belonging to
medical fields. Thus Satdhara falls is one of the best attractions for visitors
People can go
for trekking up to this falls as well. Walking amidst the wild forest feels
very adventurous. The singing birds make this path a charming journey. As one
walks, the crushing sound of dry leaves, the smell and sound of water falling,
can rejuvenate one’s mind and cleanse one’s soul.
The sunset view
is worth watching from Satdhara falls. The fiery ball changes its colour and
turns into a red and goes down behind the snow-covered hills. The birds chirp
from their nest as the sky changes its colour. The whole view is splendid. It
fills one heart with pure joy and blesses their eyes.
Tips for Visiting Satdhara Falls
People who love to play with water will not be
able to resist the fall’s charm so there is a huge chance of getting wet in the
waterfall. That is why carrying extra clothes can be helpful.
Sunset is one of the best views one can witness
here. So the time schedule should be maintained so that the sunset view is not
One should wear shoes with the best grip because
the rocks are slippery there. The shoes should be comfortable as well for
One should watch out for insects. As this is a
jungle area so bite from any insects can be dangerous. People should can
ointments to keep the insects away.
To capture the amazing beauty of this place, one
should carry a camera with them.
How to Reach Satdhara Falls
is easy to reach because it is on the way to Panchpula. One can avail buses to
Gandhi Chowk. Taxis are available from Gandhi Chowk. One can easily rent a taxi
from there to the falls.
Pathankot airport is the nearest airport here
because Dalhousie does not have its own separate airport. It is approximately 75kms
away. Buses are available in Pathankot and Chamba as well. The Pathankot’s
Chakki Bank railhead is the nearest rail station from the Satdhara falls. It is
71km away. Buses are available there for a smooth journey.