• Dalhousie
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India

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Shivkul, Dalhousie Overview

The pristine town Dalhousie is spread among the five hills of Himachal Pradesh. It is best known for a tourist’s paradise. Being attracted by the beauty of the place, travelers visit here from all over the world. This popular summer retreat is truly like painting par brilliance where each stroke of the paintbrush adds a drop of beauty.


Dalhousie has many hidden places on its hills and among them; Shivkul Ashram is must to be explored. If you are looking for a dream vacation where you can get a divine awakening than can elevate your mind, soul and body then Shivkul, Dalhousie is the best place. What attracts tourists more is the breathtaking view of Pir Panjal Hills of the Chamba district that connects Jammu and Kashmir.

Things to Do:

Just enjoy the calm and pleasing atmosphere of the ashram premises in a spiritual background.


Shivkul ashram is open all through the year.


Vimala Thakur, who is a renowned social activist and philosopher, had structured this ashram, which is counted as an architectural prodigy.


Most of the tourists love visiting Shivkul ashram during the summer to attend the lecture conferences of Vimala Behan. Multiple sessions are organized on her spiritualism and followers. Tourists who attend the workshops organized by Vimala Thakur can stay there for a couple of days until the seminars are over.

Best Time to Visit:

You can visit the ashram during the summer for two reasons. Dalhousie is famous all over the country as one of the best summer retreats in Himachal. Another reason is, of course, the workshops of Vimala Thakur.
If you are not a spiritual person but a nature lover, you can still visit here during winter. The beautiful and dense pine trees cover the ashram like an envelope and make the place even more scenic, especially during the winter.
Moreover, Dalhousie is the place that is best known to be visited all through the year. So, you can plan a trip here according to your feasibility.

How to Reach?

Shivkul Ashram is situated amongst the beautiful surrounding of Mall Road, Dalhousie.
To reach this ashram, you need to visit Dalhousie first. How to reach here?
• By air – the nearest airport to Dalhousie is the Gaggal airport of Kangra. It is almost 13 km away from the town. You can hire a taxi to reach the ashram from the airport. Other available airport options for you are Jammu, Amritsar, and Chandigarh which are >=200 km away from Dalhousie.

• By road – Dalhousie is well connected by roadways to many major cities of the country. Luxury coaches and state buses are available on this route.  But remember, driving through the hilly roads needs years of expertise.

Nearby Attractions:

• Dainkund Peak
• Chamara Lake
• Panchpula
• Kalatop
• Satdhara Falls
• Chamunda Devi Temple
• Bara Pathar, and many more

In a gist, if you want to spend a calm and refreshing holidaying in the lap of wild nature then Shivkul, Dalhousie is a must-visit place for you.


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