Dalhousie is a stunning hill station located on the western border of
Dhaula Dhar Range of the gigantic Himalayas. Founded in 1854, it was a great
and delightful summer retreat for the British troops and bureaucrats.
Compassed over five low-level hills, this eccentric town is interlarded with
the colonial era buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels. The narrow paths
and treks of this town interfuse with the pine-covered slopes and give a
magnificent look. Surrounded by alpine vegetation, Dalhousie has a charming
architecture and dynamic views of both plains and the ice-capped views of
mountain ranges. The main highlights of Dalhousie include the lush green
forests of pine and cedar, ancient temples, breathtaking landscapes and
untouched beauty of Chamba and Pangi Valley.
Quick Facts Location : 92 kms from Dharamshala State : Himachal Pradesh Area : 14 sq km Trip Highlights : Lord James Ramsay, Marquis of Dalhousie &
Khajjiar Ideal time to visit : Mid May - Mid October Languages : Hindi, English and Pahari STD Code : 18982 Climate : Summer (Max - 26ºC) & Winter (Max - 10ºC) Best time to visit : Mid May - Mid October
Dalhousie Air/Rail/Road Links
The nearest airport is at Gaggal (Kangra) situated 140
kms away from Dalhousie. The other options are Amritsar (Punjab) and
Jammu( J and K) lying 130-200 kms from this place.
Railway Station :
The nearest railhead is Pathankot, which is well
connected to Jammu, Amritsar, Delhi and Jalandhar.
Bus Station :
The journey from Pathankot to Chamba and Dalhousie is
by road. Punjab and Himachal roadways run and private buses also give
Attractions in Dalhousie Churches
has four prominent churches that add beauty to this place. They are St.
Andrew's Church, St. Patrick's at Balun, St. Francis' Church at Subhash
Chowk and St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.
Situated 1km from G.P.O, this is an enchanting place, surrounded by
majestic trees. It is the revered place, where Subhash Chandra Bose
meditated and contemplated in 1937.
5 kms away from Dalhousie, this place is a wildlife sanctuary. The wildlife
includes ibex, deer, bear and leopards. This enchanting place attracts the
attention of many tourists all around the world.
While going to Panjpulla, you will be thrilled to see these seven springs,
which make this place glowing with beauty. These springs are believed to
have some medicinal properties.
Centres in Dalhousie
Shopping in Dalhousie can be very exciting as you can get beautiful Tibetan
handicrafts, pullovers, typical Dalhousie shawls, Chamba slippers,
traditional carpets, paintings in Kangra style, wooden works like cradles,
boxes, embroidered Kurtis, accessories and souvenirs. You can enjoy shopping
Famous Hotels in Dalhousie
Discover the simple yet elegant hotels of Dalhousie. The hotels are
conceived in a manner to provide you comfort and luxury. The beauty of
Dalhousie will certainly increase, if your stay is a luxurious one.
Getaways of Dalhousie are located in serene surroundings and offer a
salubrious atmosphere. These excursions are the perfect destinations for
such an endeavour that you felt in Dalhousie.
Kangra (135 km) Pathankot (80 km) Dharamshala (143 km) Jammu (188 km) Amritsar (188 km)