Dalhousie is a serene and beautiful hill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated on 5 hills and has an elevation of 1,972 meters above sea level. The name is driven from the British Governor-General in India Lord Dalhousie, who came to visit this place as a summer retreat. It is nestled on five hills, Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora, merging with the western edge of great Dhauladhar range of Himalayas. Dalhousie is the live example of Scottish and Victorian architecture many buildings from the past Britishers time are still standing in the heart of Dalhousie. Because of its high peak snow capped mountains and varied floral species of Cedar, deodar and rhododendron it drew in attention of many tourists and film makers to shoot movies. Many popular movies like 1942 a love story (Anil kapoor), Gadar (Sunny deol), Lootera (2013) and Vinashak was shot here. Situated far from the humming crowds in the country, this mesmerizing town carries you to pollution-free surroundings in the lap of nature. With the glory of its beauty and the pride of lush green forest on steep hills alongside view of great Dhauladhar range spellbound tourists from all over India. The favorable weather all around the year is one of the interesting fact of Dalhousie thus it becomes all time tourists place in northern India. Some most exploring destinations nearby Dalhousie are-
The Mall Road- “The Mall” is the main attraction of town amongst tourists, Hotels, Tibetan market, eateries of multi cuisines like Tibetan, Italian, Mughlai, continental and Punjabi offer mouth watering foods. Shops of garments, gifts and articles, and other basic needs can be found here. Catholic Church of St. Frances, Subhash chowk, Gandhi Chowk, the Sacred Heart School and St. John’s Church are situated on The Mall.
The mini-Switzerland of India "Khajjiar"- India’s mini Switzerland, Khajjiyar settled at 22 kms from Dalhousie. The little hill town is famous for its spellbinding open green landscapes guarded by dense forest all around creates a scenic beauty of Khajjiyar. The lake amidst open grassy field glitters like a gem.
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary- The entrance gate is at few kilometers before Khajjiyar is not only famous for the dainty assortment of endangered species but also for its breath-taking views of the mountains in the backdrop. Bara Pathar lying on the way to Kalatop is famous for the temple dedicated to Bhulwani Mata.
Dainkund- Dainkund is the highest peak located at an elevation of 2760 meters. The place is popular among tourists for its scenic beauty. It also offers a sweeping view of the whole valley. An Indian Air Force base is located on top of the hill. This beautiful peak is also popular among trekkers. The Dainkund walk offers a panoramic view of the Dhauladhar mountain ranges.The hill has been nicknamed as the singing hill as melodious sound is produced when the wind flows through the woods. There is a temple dedicated to Pholani Devi on the hill. According to legends, Dainkund (Dain means witch and Kund means lake in Hindi) was once home to a witch. The witch was killed by Pholani Devi, an incarnation of goddess Kali, who rose from a stone at the very same place where the temple stands today. The most fascinating feature of the temple is the trident present inside the temple.
Subhash Baoli- One of the most popular tourist spot in Dalhousie and is known for tranquility and scenic beauty. Circumvented by pine trees and snow-covered mountains, this spring is perfect for picnics.
Panch Pula- The name describes itself as five bridges in Hindi, is set at 3 kms from Dalhousie, known for its burbling currents and waterfalls; Panch Pula is an ideal picnic spot and the main source of water for nearby towns. Monsoon is the best time to visit this place. The place is popular as a trekking destination and it also serves as a base camp for several treks to the close by places. On the way to Panch Pula, there is very famous natural spring called the Satdhara spring. It is said that the water of the Satdhara spring has healing properties and it cures skin ailments.
Moti Tibba- Circumvented by pine, oak, deodar, fir and rhododendron, Moti Tibba is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dalhousie. This beautiful hilltop is a paradise and is perfect for nature lovers and photographers.
Access to Dalhousie is quite easy as it has good connectivity by roads. State transport buses of Jammu, Punjab and Himachal are to frequent, it is located at 560 kms from the capital of India. One can also reach up to Pathankot via railways; some trains running from New Delhi to Pathankot are Shalimar Express (14645), Jammu Mail (14033), Uttar S Kranti (12445), and Jhelum Express (11077). Tourists travelling from distant places can be reach Dharamshala via Airways, the nearest airport is at Gaggal 106 kms from Dalhousie, daily flight from New Delhi.
Hotels and Restaurants are in abundant; you will find hotels of different categories but sometimes in season of summer vacations hotels must be booked in advance. We are facilitating our guests by providing most trusted and safe guidance along with private cabs AC/Non AC., Accommodations at Hotels ranges from 3 stars to 5 stars. We assist you by providing full supportive assistance and once complimentary local market visit.