Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, is a honeymooner’s
paradise. Dalhousie Himachal Pradesh India is the very beautiful
Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is named after
the British governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie.
Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State, now
Chamba District of the Himachal Pradesh, India.
Spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible
form this enchanting town. Dalhousie was popular with the
British Army personnel in 1860's. By road Dalhousie is about
550 km from Delhi, 52 km from Chamba via Banikhet and 43 km
via Khajjiar and the nearest railheads at Pathankot &
Chakki bank railway station are approximate 85 km.
The summer temperatures are mild and light woolens / cottons
are recommended & in winter, the temperature can drop
to freezing point when heavy woolens are required.
Dalhousie is approximate 80 km from Pathankot & Chakki
bank Railway station and 570 km by road from Delhi. The closest
railhead is Pathankot & Chakki bank. The nearest airport
at Pathankot 85 km & Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance
of 135 kms.
How to reach Dalhousie:
- Distance from Pathankot : 80 Kms
- Trains Delhi-Jammu route station Pathankot/ Chakki Bank
railway stations & Pathankot airport.
- Dalhousie to Pathankot 80 km.
- Dalhousie to Manali 360 km.
- Dalhousie to Amritsar 191 km.
- Dalhousie to Jammu 190 km
PLACES OF TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Places to seea round Dalhousie
Ajit Singh Memorial
Ajit Singh, a great freedom fighter, breathed his last on
the day India gained independence, 15th August, 1947. His
'Samadhi' is located at Dalhousie's Panjpulla, a picturesque
spot with a natural tank and water flowing under small bridges
from which the place takes its name. At Panjpulla, there is
a 'Samarak' in the memory of Sardar Ajit Singh. On the way
to Panjpulla is Satdhara springs gurgling with refreshing
water, believed to contain some medicinal properties. Panjpulla
stream is the main source of water supply to Dalhousie and
spot commands a beautiful and grand panoramic view of the
surrounding landscape and eye travels wide over hill and dale,
field and forest, smooth and ruggedness, till in the direction
of Jammu and Kashmir, it meets a horizon of snow peaks. Kalatop
in Chambiali dialect means a 'black cap'. A beautiful Forest
Rest House with a chowkidar redidence stands amidst the thick
forest. The place comes under a Wild life sanctuary known
as Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary.
Kms from Hotel Mount View referred as the Mini Switzerland
of India is one of the finest Saucer shaped meadows lined
by tall Deodar Trees and a Lake in the middle with over an
500 year old Wooden Nag Temple near to the Lake. Khajjiar
has the thick forest of the Kalatop Khajjiar sanctuary surrounding
its soft green grass. The moment one enters the picturesque
Khajjiar, one is welcomed by a yellow Swiss sign for ‘hiking
path’ which reads “Mini Switzerland”.
km. from Hotel Mount View, this small sanctuary lies in the
catchment of the Ravi River, and contains patches of good
coniferous and Oak forests. A motorable road to Kalatop Rest
House leads from the Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba road at
the point named Lakkad Mandi. The track from Lakkad Mandi
to Kalatop Rest House is plain and the walk through the dense
forest is amazingly refreshing. To obtain permission to ply
the vehicle and stay in Rest House, one can contact Divisional
Forest Officer, Wildlife, Chamba.
2 km. ) place of the rulers of erstwhile Chamba State, is
located and surrounded by tall pine trees, is a place worth
visiting. Jandari Ghat commands a panoramic view of snow covered
Pir Panjal Range and other surrounding hills.
St. Francis Church
is well known for its church buildings and other landmarks
erected by the British. The town has old churches like St.
John's Church ( 1853 ), St. Francis' Church ( 1894 ), St.
Andrew's Church ( 1903 ) and St. Patric's Church ( 1909 ).
St. John's Church, the oldest is located at Gandhi Chowk,
about 2 km. from the bus stand. This church was the first
to be built after the founding of Dalhousie.
10 km from Hotel Mount View, is Dainkund is the highest mountain
in Dalhousie, at an altitude of 2755 mtrs it provides the
picture book scenery of the whole valley. The amazing experience
of a pliable trudge in a beautiful ambience is quite spectacular.
The sweet sound of the gentle breeze puffing through the
trees makes a musical serenade and so Dainkund is popularly
known as the singing hill
km. from Hotel Mount View, the mighty Bhadrakali temple of
Bhalai Mata, the local deity, is much respected and revert
place of Chamba district.
It is known fact that a visit to the shrine grants all wishes
that one might have in mind. It is a worth seeing site and
must be visited.
Chamera Dam project
Km. from Hotel Mount View and on the way to Chamba. This is
the reservoir of the Chamera dam built over the river Ravi.
Chamera lake is an artificial lake came into existence as
a consequence of Chamera Hydroelectric project.
The Dam site enjoy very sharp fluctuations in climate between
April to June. During the day it can get very hot (around
35 degree centigrade) though by the evening, temperatures
fall to between 18 to 20 degree centigrade.
The All year Snow covered pass into Pangi valley is a must
see on a trip to Dalhousie 120 Kms from Dalhousie be in Snow
all year around and enjoy majestic views of Chamba and Pangi
valley on the other side the pass is located over 14000 feet
in brethtaking views