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Dalhousie


The hill station of Dalhousie in western Himachal Pradesh is full of old world charm and carries lingering echoes of the British Raj. It covers an area of about 14 sq km and is set amidst five hills Kathlog, Potreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun. This hill resort of Himachal Pradesh derives its name from the British Governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie.

The altitude of Dalhousie varies between 1,525 m and 2,378 m, and it is dominated by varied vegetation-pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Dalhousies has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains-and like a long silver line, river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-wrapped Dhauladhar mountains are also visible from this town of awesome natural splendour.

Excursion

Subhash Baoli
At a distance of 1 km is Subhash Baoli, an enchanting spot surrounded by majestic trees. Subhash Chandra Bose spent a lot of time in 1937, contemplating and meditating at this place, giving it the name of Subhash Baoli.

Panchpula
About 3 km from Dalhousie is Panchpula, a picturesque spot where a stream feeds a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter, Sardar Ajit Singh.

Kalatop
About 10 km from Dalhousie is this wild life sanctuary, which is a home to the 'ghoral' and Himalayan black bear.

Satdhara
On the way to Panchpula, at an altitude of 2,036 m, these seven springs are reputed to have great therapeutic value as they contain mica with medicinal properties.

Khajjiar
At a distance of 27 km from Dhoudar the beautiful little plain of Khajjiar is one of the delightful retreats for visitors. A little golden-spired temple of Khajjinag belonging to the 12th century and a picturesque golf course adds to the exquisite beauty of this pretty spot. A picturesque spot with an emerald, saucer shaped meadow set amidst a thick deodar forest, Khajjiar is an exact place to spend vacations.

Churches
The churches of Dalhousie are worth visiting. There are four beautiful churches in Dalhousie, which are a beauty in themselve. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis Church at Subhash Chowk and St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.

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General Information

Location : 92-km From Dharamshala, in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
Tourist Attractions : Churches of Dalhousie, Lord James Ramsay, Marquis Of Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Subhash Baoli, Satdhara, Kalatope, Panchpula.
Best Hangout : Subhash Baoli, Satdhara, Khajjiar
Best Activities : Trekking, strolling around.
Nearby Tourist Destinations : Chamba 29 km, Kangra 83 km, Dharamshala 92 km, Shimla 254 km, Kullu 275 km.
When To Visit : Mid-May to Mid-October.

Getting There
By Air : The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 135 km.
By Road : Dalhousie is 485 km by road from Delhi and 52 km from Chamba.
By Rail : The closest railhead is Pathankot-80 km away. Taxis and buses are easily available from these places.

Accomodation
Being an important tourist destination, Dalhousie has numerous tourist accommodation to offer total satisfaction to the tourists coming from all the parts of the world. The accommodations though not too luxurious, are in the range of deluxe and budget category. There are government approved hotels also, which offer good line of facilities and services, as per the interests of the tourists.

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General Information & Accomdation info on Dalhousie city of Himachal Pradesh - India

 
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