Dalhousie is one of the most popular tourist hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. The destination is called ‘Little Switzerland of India’ which is situated in Chamba district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie situated at a distance of 82 km from Pathankot with at an altitude of 2010 mts above the sea level. Dalhousie is popularly known for its pleasant climate and amazing nature beauty. The beautiful destination is surrounding by the amazing snow capped Himalayan peaks, various old church, lush greenery, Pleasant weather, fresh environment and crystal clear water stream increase the charm of the place. Dalhousie was got its name from Lord Dalhousie the British Governor-General who established this town in 1854 as a popular summer destination. The hill station is full of various beauty like – Old world charm, Natural landscape, Pine clad Valley, Flower Bedecked meadows, Misty Mountain, fast flowing rivers etc attract thousands of the tourists from all around the world.
Apart from Nature beauty you can take a part in the various adventure activities like Trekking, Rock Climbing and Water Rafting. This adventures location is a paradise for nature and adventure lover. This hill station is spread an area of 14 sq km which is includes five hills like Balun, Barkota, Tehra, Patreyn, and Kathlog. The River Ravi Increase the charm of the place.
The destination is well connected to the other major destination of Himachal Pradesh and others. Pathankot is the nearest Airport or Railway Station is well connected to Dalhousie. Throughout the year you can visit Dalhousie. Luxury to till Budget hotels is available here for comfort stay. Various food options are available here like North- Indian food, Continental, Chinese, Tibetan, Mughlai, South Indian etc.
Summer: Summer is starts from April to till June and the temperature is always below 30 degree. Due to its cool and pleasant weather thousands of the tourists visit here.
Winter: The winter starts from October to till February. Winters are the best season for those who loved adventure activities like skiing. You will enjoy the snow during winters. The temperature is around -1 to 10 degree during winters.
Monsoon: This hill station does not receive a high amount of Rain, the average rainfall received by Dalhousie with the temperature of 20 to 25 degree.
Panchpula: It is a perfect getaway for picnic which is surrounding by the lush green forest, various waterfalls and amazing viewpoint. Panchpula mean five bridges and it is a water fall where five streams came together. It also a perfect place for trekking. The water streams originate from the northern side of Dayakund.
Kalatop Wildlife Reserve: It is a high altitude forests located at an elevation of 2500 mts above the sea level. It is a beautiful forest situated in between the thick pine, deodar and oak forests. You can also find here Himalayan Black Bear, Pheasants, Himalayan Black Marten, Asian Koala and 120 different species of Birds etc.
Dainkund Peak: It is the highest point of Dalhousie with at an elevation of 2745 mts above the sea level. At the top of the area watching over the beautiful landscape of Dalhousie.
Subhash Baoli: It is a similar to other hill station but connectivity with history make ir different. It got its name from famous freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose. It is believed that the place has a spring which has medicinal properties.
St. Francis Church: It is counted in the most beautiful churches in the city which was built in 1894. The church was founded by the Indian Army. The Beautiful wooden roof, Colorful Belgium Glass and stone structure made it different.
Chamera Lake: It is a beautiful artificial lake which is made on the side of The Chamera Dam. The Lake received water supply from Ravi River. It is around 25 km from Dalhousie.
Garam sadak: It is a unique name due to its real fact. It is hotter because it received direct sunlight but it is a perfect way to find Dalhousie. Sach Pass, Satdhara Falls, St. John Church, Chamunda Devi Temple, Chamba etc are the other major attraction of the place.
St. John’s Church: One of the oldest churches in Dalhousie which was built in the time when British ruled in India. This church is most visited church of town.
Rang Mahal: Rang Mahal was founded by the Raja Umed Singh. This is a perfect bland of British and Mughal style of Architecture. Rang mahal is one of the major attraction of the place.
Bhuri Singh Museum: This museum was established in 1908 anf got its name from illustrious king Raja Bhuri Singh.
Laxmi Narayan Temple: Laxmi Narayan Temple is the oldest and largest of all the temples located in Chamba region. This temple complex was constructed in 10th century by Sahil Verman. This temple is houses of six shrines which are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Chamunda Devi Temple: Chamunda Devi Temple is around 750 years old which is situated on the bank of beautiful Baner River. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali.
Ganji Pahari: Ganji Pahari is situated at a distance of 5 km from the town and one of the best places for trekking. The hill is easily accessible which makes it a perfect place for picnic and offered the most beautiful views of Surrounding.
Sach Pass: This Pass is situated in Sach Town which is 15 km from Killar in chamba district. It is a perfect trekking trail and blesses with most beautiful picturesque landscape.
Bakrota Hills: Bakrota hill is majestic hills surrounding by thick forest of Oak, pine and deodar and the popular visiting place situated around 5 km from Dalhousie. This hill is offered the views of snow capped Himalayan peaks and here you will get trekking experiences.
Rock Garden: Rock Garden is situated on the way from Dalhousie to Chamera Lake and it is a peaceful garden for relaxing and far from hustle and bustle of busy life.
Khajjiar: It is a small town which is located near the Dalhousie and popularly known as the Mini Switzerland of India. It is a picnic perfect location which is surrounding by the thick forest of deodar and pine and Khajjiar lake is one of the major attraction of the place with backdrop of the snow capped Himalayan peaks. Khajji Temple is also a popular attraction here.
Chamba Town: Chamba is a small and beautiful town of Himachal Pradesh situated on the bank of River Ravi. The town is hub of ancient hindu temples which is made in the Shikara Style of Architecture. This beautiful town was established by Raja Sahil Verman situated at a distance of 55 km from Dalhousie. Chamba is popularly known for its snow capped Himalayan peaks and snow skiing.
Dharamshala: Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station ideal of Nature lovers. The pleasant environment with amazing surrounding with pine, oak and Deodar forest. Apart from that it is the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh. Mcleodganj is one of the major attractions of the place and it is the home of 14 Dalai Lama. Dharamshala is a perfect place to know more about Tibetan culture and tradition.
Kangra: Kangra is a picturesque hill station of Himachal Pradesh. This destination is popularly known for its art and craft work. This beautiful valley is surrounding by the lush greenery.
By Air: Pathankot is the nearest Airport to reach Dalhousie which is around 85 km. But it is not well connected to the other cities of Dalhousie. The other nearest Airport is Gaggal which is 149 km from Dalhousie. Taxies and Buses are easily available outside the Airport.
By Train: Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station which is situated at a distance of 85 km from Dalhousie. Buses are easily available to reach Dalhousie here.
By Road: Dalhousie is well connected by the motorable roads with other major destination of Himachal Pradesh. Private buses and Taxies are easily available to reach Dalhousie.
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