Dainkund Peak, Dalhousie

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Looming over Dalhousie, Dainkund Peak offers 360 degree views of the surrounding valley and mountains. Nature lovers and photographers alike will revel in the scenic beauty here, and spiritual visitors may be interested in visiting Pholani Devi temple nearby. Be aware that there is no cable car to the peak, but you can trek with relative ease in all seasons. Take plenty of water and snacks, as the trail does not offer amenities along the way. Put Dainkund Peak into our Dalhousie trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Dainkund is around 12km from the main town of Dalhousie..it is one of the most visited place near Dalhousie..you will experience a superb view of entire valley from the peak..trek is around 2km from t...  more »
  • Visited the Dainkund peak in January 18. There were a lot of snow around. Hence enjoyed to the fullest, Dainkund peak is situated near Dalhousie which is around 140 km from Mcleod ganj, Dharamashala.  more »
  • Usually used as Snow point by taxi drivers...nothing more to say or see here. Half an hour journey from main town each side. U can cover all the important locations in a single day comfortably without...  more »
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  • This place has a very good view from the top of peak. The scenery becomes beautiful during sunset as you get surrounded by cloud and only slight rays of sun reaches you.
  • Temperature is lower than Dalhousie! Less crowd, many scenic for photoshoot! Don't forget to take water with you..!
  • Picturesque view undoubtedly but soft trekking for 1/2 distance is troublesome for many. It is worth it and eventually once you have covered around 400-500m it would no longer be tiring.
  • Oh holy... one has to climb a lot to reach this place. It easily took us close to 45 minutes to reach this place. I wouldn't advise visiting this place who is struggling to walk. When we went there, weather was amazing and that made our walk worthwhile. There are washrooms available at the top, and you also get to buy dry snacks like biscuits and wafers, also you have dhaba type restaurants as well. Mineral water and sodas are also sold at the top.
  • Awesome place, very close to nature... Beautiful scenery, panoramic views.. Trek to the pohlani mata temple.. Great experience!

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Follow the main road across the hills of Dalhousie to find the hotels and resorts with the most impressive views. As the thoroughfare makes its way along the hilltops, you'll find some particularly refined hotels and some more budget-friendly options too, including standard hotels and family-run guesthouses. Look on the lesser roads throughout for a collection of welcoming homestays and guesthouses, or consider renting a holiday home if planning on staying for a while.
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