Dalhousie-Banikhet


Dalhousie-Banikhet tour is one of the famous weekend tours from Dalhousie. Banikhet is located about seven kilometers from Dalhousie and is known for the Chamera Hydro-electric Project.
The road leading to Dalhousie and Chamba bifurcates at Banikhet. Situated in the district of Chamba about 5 kilometers away from Dalhousie, Banikhet forms an important part of tourism in Dalhousie. Banikhet is situated in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas at an altitude of 5,500 feet above the sea level.

Banikhet is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh, with a daytime temperature of 25º C and the night temperature of about 15º C. The temperate climate of Banikhet adds delight to sightseeing in the territory.

Besides, Banikhet also possesses a number of tourist attractions that attract tourists from the different parts of the world. Banikhet has a Nag Temple, which is located at Padhar Maidan. The Nag Temple, also known as the mini stadium, is a local shrine where residents of Banikhet and the adjoining areas come to pay reverence to the titular deity. The Nag Temple is said to be 150 years old.

Moreover, with the establishment of the Chemra Hydro-Electric Project residential colony, Banikhet has attained prominence. Banikhet also has a PWD rest house, where the tourists can look for accommodation while on a trip to Banikhet.

In fact, en route from Dalhousie to Banikhet one can explore the rustic charm of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie-Banikhet tour helps the travelers to get a glimpse of the picturesque beauty of the state.

Last Updated on 5/16/2013