The drive from Pathankot to Dalhousie is a pleasant experience. You will also see the Ranjit Sagar Lake from Dhar (about 25 KM from pathankot).
At Dunera (40 KM from Pathankot), you can also stop for a refreshing Aam papad break, Aam Papad is a fruit leather made out of mango pulp mixed with concentrated sugar solution and sun dried. Once you cross Banikhet you will experience the change in the temperature.
After rest sightseeing of Pajpulla (water-fall) is 3 kms from the Gandhi Chownk. At Panjpulla a memorial is built in memory of Sardar Ajit Singh, one of the Indian's well-loved freedom fighter and uncle of Sardar Bhagat singh. Panjpulla has a small lake with boating facility and is the nearest picnic spot. At Panjpulla, a waterfall is also there.
In evening a romantic walk encircling the town on the roads referred as Garam and Thandi Sarak is suggested.
Khajjiar is often reffered to as "Mini-swiss of India" & "Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh" The lush green meadows are surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests. Grazing herds of sheep, goats and other milch cattle present a prefect pastoral scenery. There is a small lake in the center of the saucer shaped meadow which has in it a floating island. Much of the lake has degenerated into slush because of heavy silting during rains. Still the landscape of Khajjiar is picturesque and a photographer's delight.
Kalatop (wild-life santuary) is surrounded by dense pine and spruce forests and with a view of the snow capped Pir Panjal Range, and the velvety meadow of Khajjiar, the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is a gem of a tourist destination by its own right. The wildlife in the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary abounds Ibex, deer, bears and leopards, but they mostly hideaway and rarely come out to the buffer areas. However, one should look for pheasants and Serow. The sanctuary has well defined trekking trails and offers mind blowing view.
Dainkund (valley of flowers) mountain is located at a height of 2740m above sea level and provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding places. It is 10km from Dalhousie and the ascent to the mountain top starts after a turn from Lakkar Mandi. A gentle slope walk leads to a temple known as Pholani Devi Temple. The mountain is also known as the Singing Hill as the sound of wind gushing through forests creates a musical sound.
Boating Point located at Taleru is one of the most scenic sight of Dalhousie. This sight offers to explore the most beautiful backwaters of Chamba Valley. The Chamera Dam Lake is one of the modern engineering marvel of the State of Himachal Pradesh, as also provides an opportunity to have a exiting boating trip around the magnificent lake. This backwater lake is formed on River Ravi, which originates from Manimesh, a scared pilgrim and abode of Lord Shiva. This fresh water lake is around 5 km and around 150 mts deep.
Evening free at leisure and for shopping at the Mall Road Shopping Complex or Subash Chownk