Ganji Pahari

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  • Address: Ganji Pahari, Dalhousie, District- Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Temple, Outdoors, Mountain, Trail, Walking Area, Picnic Spot

GanjiPahari is a small hill located just a little far from the city of Dalhousie. It is a lovely walk just a few kilometers from the Bakrota hills. The name ‘GanjiPahari’ literally means ‘bald hill’. It is so called because the hill is completely devoid of all vegetation. There is not a single tree here. There are only thorny shrubs all over. A 1 hour walk from the Pathankot Road, this hill has a unique feature also which is its geographical structure which looks like there is a bald head on the top.

There is also a beautiful Kali Temple on the peak of the GanjiPahari, though there are hardly any people found there on a regular basis for any daily rituals. It is more of a tourist spot who go there and tie pieces of red cloth in the hope of getting their wishes fulfilled by the deity placed there.

The GanjiPahari is a very famous picnic spot in Dalhousie in spite of its bare vegetation and negligible population. The fact that makes this hill a tourist hotspot is the fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding mountains with their snow-capped peaks. It looks like a silver sheet over the dark terrains.

So, if you are an adventure seeker and do not mind a little physical activity, this place is just perfect for you to enjoy. Not only that, this place is anytime ideal for a sweet family outing or an excursion with friends where you can spend some time in the fresh cool breeze of the mountains and admire the immense beauty of Mother Nature.

  • The only way to reach the peak is by trekking. So, make sure you have no difficulty with climbing activities.
  • The trek is an easy to moderate one, but it is always better that you take a local guide with you.
  • Do not take the rough and unconventional way to the peak if you are not sure about some extra adventure, as this might prove to be a little difficult for you.
  • If you plan to do a picnic on the GanjiPahari, no doubt it is a perfect destination, but make sure you carry your own food. There is hardly any shop found around. Also carry sufficient water with you.
  • The place can be visited at any time of the year. Summers have a pleasant weather but winters have an extraordinary feel with the snow covered walk.

  • There are buses from all major cities to Dalhousie.
  • The nearest railway station is at Pathankot.
  • The nearest airport is at Shimla and Chandigarh.
  • There are taxis in Dalhousie to take you to Pathankot Road from where you have to walk till the base of the Ganji Pahari.

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  • Ganji Pahari Address: Ganji Pahari, Dalhousie, District- Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Ganji Pahari Timing: 24-hrs
  • Ganji Pahari Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Ganji Pahari(preferred time): 07:00 am - 09:00 am
  • Time required to visit Ganji Pahari: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Dalhousie include Ganji Pahari in their plan

  • 27.37% of people start their Ganji Pahari visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ganji Pahari

Monday, Friday and Saturday

93.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ganji Pahari

People normally club together Dainkund Peak and Garam Sadak while planning their visit to Ganji Pahari.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures