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,
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.
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
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.
About 10 km from Dalhousie is this wild life sanctuary, which is
a home to the 'ghoral' and Himalayan black bear.
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.
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
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.
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,
Best Activities : Trekking, strolling
Nearby Tourist Destinations : Chamba
29 km, Kangra 83 km, Dharamshala 92 km, Shimla 254 km, Kullu 275
When To Visit : Mid-May to Mid-October.
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
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.
General Information & Accomdation info on Dalhousie city of Himachal Pradesh - India