Dalhousie, Himanchal Pradesh
Looking for a peaceful and relaxing trip, then Dalhousie is the ideal destination for you. It is situated on five hills and about 6000-9000 feet above sea level. It is one of the best hill destinations of Devbhumi Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is a part of Chamba district which is known for ancient Hindu temples, culture and art. It was established by the British Governor Lord Dalhousie. The Scottish and Victorian style architecture of the place takes you back in the time of British era. Surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains which become white in winters covered with snow, it looks like heaven on earth. Dalhousie is a dream choice for adventure lovers as it hosts activities like trekking, paragliding, bungee jumping, rock climbing and many more. People spend days to indulge in the beauty of nature and nourish their soul away from city crowd.
Climate: Both summers and winters are good seasons to visit Dalhousie. You can enjoy most of the adventure activities in summer. Winters are very cold with snow everywhere, best time of honeymoon couples. The temperature goes up to -2 degree Celsius in winters and in summers it remains 16 to 40 degree Celsius.
By Air: Nearest airport is in Gaggal Kangra around 140 km away from city.
By Train: Pathankot is the nearest railway station (around 71Km). Pathankot is in Punjab and well connected with other cities like Delhi, Ahmadabad, Jaipur and many others.
By Road: Nearest bus stands are Pathankot and Chamba which are well connected by Delhi and other cities. It is around 590 km from Delhi
Places of Interest
Location: Around 12 km away from Dalhousie
Best time to visit: In Winters
Dainkund is the highest peak of Dalhousie which gives a 360-degree view of the all the surrounding hills. It is the most beautiful place in Dalhousie and famous for adventure activities. Deodar trees, cool breeze, flowers and a clam green valley give amazing experience to visitors. Divine Pholani Devi Temple is also a main attraction of Dainkund.
Location: 15 km from Dalhousie
Best time to visit: Summers
It’s a Man-made lake surrounded by hills, alluring valleys and lots of greenery. It is a water reserve for Chamera dam, a hydroelectricity plant that has been built on the river Ravi. Tourists can enjoy boating and fishing along with the scenic view.
Location: Around 5 Km away from the Dalhousie city
Best Time to visit: Winter season
As the name suggest Ganji Phari is a bald hill since there is a bald patch or a tree less area on the top of the hill. It is a great place to take a walk and enjoy the serene beauty of the hills and greenery. It is a very interesting and unique place situated in the Bakrota hills. In winters, snow covers this area and it becomes an amazing place to have fun and play around. Tourists visit this place for picnic and trekking and enjoying the alluring view of the surroundings.
St. John's Church
Location: In the city
It is very famous church and with a rich historic past. St John’s church is the oldest building of Dalhousie built during the British era with wood and bricks. It has a famous painting of Jesus in stained glass. Surrounded with enchanting beauty of nature, this is a must visit for history lovers and religious people.
Location: Center of Dalhousie
This is one of the criss-cross roads that joins two main chowks- Gandhi and Subhash chowk. There are trees on both sides of the road making it very pleasant. Receiving direct sunshine, the atmosphere here is very warm and snug. The tourists enjoy a nice walk in the lap of nature on this road in cozy and captivating surroundings.