Dalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills (Kathlog, Potreys, Tehra, Bakrota & Balun) the town is named after the 19th century British governor General Lord Dalhousie. The town’s varying altitude shades it with a variety of vegetation that includes stately grooves of pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendrons. Rich in colonial architecture, the town preserves some beautiful churches. Its marvelous forest trails overlook vistas of wooded hills, water falls, springs and rivulets. Like a silver snake finding its way out of the mountains, the twists and turns of river
A veneer of Tibetan culture has added a touch of the exotic to this screne resort and along road sides are huge rocks carved in low relief, painted in the Tibetan style.
Dalhousie is a Municipal Town and popular Tourist Spot in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It is 56 km via Banikhet and 43 km via Khajjiar from Chamba. Named after Lord Dalhousie the British Governor General of the nineteenth century, it was popular with the British Army personnel in 1860s. Dalhousie abounds in natural beauty and has a variety of Raj architecture buildings.
Dalhousie was established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats. It is built on and around five hills - Kathlog, Potreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun and facing the Pir Panjal range, one can view the Ravi, Beas and Chenab rivers from certain vantage points. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet above sea level. This small historic hill station is spread over 14 KM area. The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town. Dalhousie is a gateway to the Chamba Hill State. Dalhousie is the most famous hill station of Himachal and is located 485 kms from Delhi. Beside its breath taking landscapes the other highlights are the ancient temples, untouched beauty of Chamba & Pangi valley, the valley of milk, honey and streams. Fold after fold of mountains, snow-capped and pristine, can be viewed from the jagged Pangi Valley, which is a trekker's paradise. If your heart beats for Kashmir, head here, for this is the only part of Himachal Pradesh that juts into Kashmir. Dalhousie, a gorgeous hill station is a perfect destination for Honeymooners. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest-running single dynasty since the mid-6th century.
Dalhousie is connected by road from different parts of the Himachal and other neighboring states. Mostly tourists come to Dalhousie from Pathankot. By road Dalhousie is 485 Kms from