Tourist Spot Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a very famous tourist spot of Himachal Pradesh which covers an area of about 15 square kilometres. The place is a hot spot for tourists.



Dalhousie is located on the foot of the Dhauladhar range. The place is stretch over five known hills Bakrota, Balun, kathlog, Portryn and Moti Tibba.


The place has a historic importance from the era of British rule over India as the place is named after General, Lord Dalhousie the well known British Governor. Dalhousie has retained the beauty of the British age.


Dalhousie offers a wonderful beauty amidst tall pine trees, oaks and other hilly plants. This place is very beautiful. The place also houses many beautiful specimens of British architecture and Churches.


The view towards north there are fantastic mountains of Dhauladhar range, the Pir Panjal mountains, towards the south there are fascinating views of the plains of nearby state Punjab. The view off river Ravi making its way through the plains is breadth taking.

The Adventure

There are many trek routes in and around Dalhousie. Adventurous trekking sites are available Dalhousie – Chamba – Khajjiar triangle. Also various trekking sites are there in Dhauladhar ranges between Chamba and Palampur, Chamba and Bharmaur etc.

Other places to visit

• Churches
• Subhash Baoli
• Kalatope
• Panchpula
• Barapather


Climate of the place is pleasant round the year but there may be snow during winters and the climate may be near to zero.


Heavy woollens in winter and light woollens or cotton clothes in summer are recommended.

How to reach

By air Dalhousie is connected with airlines to some extent as the nearest airport is Gaggal which is in Kangra and situated at a distance of about 140kms.

By Train
The place is connected to railway line to some extent as the nearest railway station is at Pathankot which is at a distance of about 75kms.

By Road
Almost every part of the state is connected by roads. Dalhousie is situated at a distance of around 490kms from Delhi and at a distance of 50kms form Chamba.

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