Dalhousie

Dalhousie Chamba | Tourist Place Himachal Pradesh

The Dalhousie Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh is spread around five hills on the western border of the Dhauladhar mountain range. Dalhousie is an exceptional hill station with the prominence of Scottish and Victorian architectures.

Dalhousie is named after the British governor General, Lord Dalhousie who established this place as a summer retreat for troops. The town is situated at a height of 2036 m, and is surrounded pines, oaks and flowering rhododendron.

Dalhousie has a unique historical past. The hill station has a history of the British time and therefore, one finds flashes of that time over. Dalhousie has impressive colonial architecture that includes a few beautiful churches. Dalhousie presents panoramic views of the plains and the river Ravi twists below Dalhousie like a silver line. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible form this enchanting town.

The hill station spreads over an area of 14 sq km on five adjacent hills. Travelers can enjoy taking long or short strolls and walks.

Located at an elevation of about 8000 feet, Dalhousie is one of the finest tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. The place is quite popular amongst travelers all around the world for its classical surroundings as well as picturesque views. Dalhousie is also an ideal place for adventure activities. Some of the well known places around here are Central Park, Dainkund Peak, Khajjiar Lake, Panch Pulla, Satdhara Falls, Bhuri Singh Museum and Rang Mahal.

Weather and Climate

In winters, the temperature can drop to freezing point and heavy woolens are required. The summer temperature are mild.

Places And Activities

CHURCHES :There are four churches in Dalhousie, St. Francis church at Subhash Chowk and St.Johns Church at Gandhi Chowk, St. Andrews Church and St. Patricks Church at Balun.

SUBHASH BAOLI (1 km) :It was at this enchanting spot surrounded by majestic trees, that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent time in 1937, contemplating and meditating.

PANCHPULA (3 km) :This is a picturesque spot. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter, Sardar Ajit Singh.

KALATOP (10 km) :Kalatop wild life sanctuary is a home to the Ghoral and Himalayan black bear.

How to reach?


Dalhousie is 485 km by road from Delhi and 52 km from Chamba. The closest railway station is Pathankot, 80 km away. The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 135 km . Taxis and buses are easily available from these places


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