Dalhousie is a hilly town in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It maintains an average of 2001 meters altitude. The town termed its name from British Governor-General Lord Dalhousie in 1854. Dalhousie is a quiet hill station and it receives a comfortable chilly atmosphere throughout the year. This hill station specially becomes gathered during summer. This town is perfect tourist destination for honeymooners during summer.
Dalhousie is situated among the five hills, facing the Pir Panjal range by the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas and surrounded by thick forests of pine and deodar. The city is best for tourist from end of April to end of September. If you plan to visit here in winter then you have to carry heavy woolen cloths because in winter the hill station becomes frozen. You should avoid rainy season to trip to this hilly town.
Kalatop wildlife Reserve situated about 9 km away from Dalhousie at the North West edge of Dauladhar. It covers an area of 3069.1 hectares. Its altitude varies from 1184 meters to 2769 meters. Place to see in this reserve are Khajjiar, Kalatop, Dain Kund, Lakarmandi, and Bara Pathar.
Khajjiar valley is a beautiful grassy meadow located in the picturesque Chamba valley. It is very often called as Switzerland of India. It is located about 22 km away from Dalhousie. This valley becomes most populated by tourist during July.
Dainkund peak is the highest point in Dalhousie with an elevation of 2744 meters. It located about 10 km away from Dalhousie town. You will get a bird’s eye-view from the top of the peak of Dalhousie.
Bakrota is on the way to Khajjiar which ends at Alah Water Tank. Bakrota hill is 2084 meters high located just 5 km away from Dalhousie. This 5 km walking path around the hill is very attractive for tourists.
Ganji Pahari hill: Traveling to Ganji Pahari hill on foot very popular in Dalhousie. There have no trees on the top of the hill. It is a long walk from Dalhousie takes around one hour to reach on feet.
Some other important tourist spots in and around Dalhousie are Subhash Chowk, Village Lohali, Gandhi Chowk, Bakrota Hills, Dalhousie Cantonment, Sadar Bazar, Tibetan Market, Alah Water Tank and Upper Bakrota.
Travel by Air
Gaggal is the nearest airport to Dalhousie. It located at Kangra about 133 km away from Dalhousie. You will get regular air service from this airport. After reaching to this airport you have to rent a car to get Dalhousie.
Travel by Rail
If you plan to visit Dalhousie by railway services then the station at Pathankot would be nearest and suitable to you. You will get regular trains to all the major cities of India, like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, etc.
Travel by Road
The government of Himachal Pradesh maintains a well connected roadway network from the major cities of the state to Dalhousie. You can easily reach to Dalhousie from Pathankot (82 km), Dharmashala (143 km), Chamba (51 km), Katra (234 km), Shimla (402 km), Manali (363 km) and Palampur (175 km) by roadways.
|Hotel Mongas (Dalhousie)
The Mall, Gandhi Chowk
Ala Village, Khajjiar Rd
|Hotel Mount View
Garam Sarak, The Mall, GPO
The Mall, Court Road
|Snow Valley Resorts
The Mall Road, Dalhousie
|Grand View Hotel
Near Dalhousie Club
Contact No: 01899-240760
|Mount View Hotel
Contact No: 01899-242120
|Hotel Mini Swiss
Contact No: 09810229464
Satdhara Road, Dalhousie
Contact No: 01899-240605
|Asiana Regency Hotel;
The Mall Road, Dalhousie
Contact No: 01899-242208
|Altitude||2001 meters (Average)|
|Temp. Summer||24°C (Average)|
|Temp. Winter min||-9°C to 0°C|
|Best Seasons to Visit||March to November|
|Population||7602 (according to census of 2001)|
|Clothing||Light woolen and heavy woolen|
|Main Religion||Hinduism and Christian|
|Currency||Indian Rupee ()|