Dalhousie Located in the outer slopes of hill Dhauladhar range in the beautiful land of Himachal Pradesh which is also known as the gateway to the Chamba Valley. It was named after Lord Dalhousie, the Viceroy of India who established this town in 1854. Dalhousie consists of five distinct hills, Balun, Kathlog, Petreyn, Tehra and Bakrota, Its ranging heights is between 1,525 and 2,378 meters. This place provides stunning views of snow-capped mountainous ranges and offer excellent views of the Chenab, the Ravi and the Beas valleys. If we Compared to other hill stations Dalhousie is the most beautiful and natural hil station in whole Himachal Pradesh Spread over five hills Which is also called a "mini Switzerland of India". Attractive cottages and oak, pine and deodar trees in the forest of Dalhousie shows a nice picture of natural beauty of hills in different shades of green.
Dalhousie attracts many tourists every year. Dalhousie is basically famous for its public schools. The forest here include huge pine trees, deodars, oaks and rhododendron plants. Old churches and Old colonial-era buildings from the time of British are worth to visit. Its natural surroundings and tourist attractions have increased tourism work. The town has many old Churches like St. John's Church and St. Patrick's Church. Many Indian film shooting are held here because of their calm climate and God natural gifts. There are many British style houses which are now have been converted into luxury hotels. Once who visit here they like to visit again and again because for most visitors want to visit Dalhousie again and again because it is a place to chance to tourist to explore the nearby attractions as well as the beauty.
The airport at Kangra Valley ata a distance of 140 Km. The Pathankot is the Nearest Rail Junction. Dalhousie is easily accessible by roads.
Located at 8.5 km from the town an altitude of 2,440 meters above sea level. Kalatop is a wildlife sanctuary spot, where you find many animals which included the ghoral, barking deer and the Himalayan black bear as well. Here you also find fields of flora. From this place you get a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, forest and hills covered with snow peaks.
It a is picnic and most favorite tourist spot Located near Dalhousie at 27 km from the town an altitude of 2000 meters above the sea level. In Khajjiar there is a small lake at the center which has a floating island in the center, all around the lake is dense forest which is surrounded by pine trees and mountains. An ancient temple devoted to khaji Nagg is located here which has a golden dome. There is also a Golf course and forest rest house where a tourist demand to visit. In India it is called the mini Switzerland for its natural beauty.
Quite close to Dalhousie around 4.8 km an altitude of 2,085 meters above sea level, the Bakrota Hills offers tourists the wrist walk on the hills and views of snow-clad peaks Dense forest with deodar tree look like a green carpet covered the surrounding areas of hills. The fresh air give you a nice breath and natural green beauty give relax to eyes and mind while walking on the surrounding of mountain.
St. Andrew's Church commonly built in 1903 known as the Church of Scotland. It was constructed by Protestant Christians. The Church is located approximately one and half km from the bus stand of Dalhousie. The Church building is in good condition though quite old.
St. Patrick's Church is situated in Baloon, under the area Dalhousie Cantonment which is on Military Hospital road located approximately 2 km. The bus stand is also located 2 km. St. Patrick's Churchand is the largest church of the Dalhousie hill station. The Church was built in the year 1909 and has a seating capacity of 300 persons. The church was built by the collection made by British army officers.
This Catholic Church is a very prominent monument of Dalhousie situated on the Subhash Chowk. St. Francis Church Built in the year 1894 by Army officers as well as civilians contribution money for the construction of the church. Know this church is being maintained by the Catholic Diocese of Jallandhar. Beautiful glass work and intricate stone work is the major attractions of Church. Service is conducted every Sunday.
The spring of located in Dalhousie at a height of 6,678 ft, provides excellent views of snow-capped mountains. This was a place where Subhash Chandra Bose spent a few days of there life and it is named after Subhash Chandra Bose. One of the major tourist attractions of Dalhousie, Subhash Baoli reminds us the great Indian leader who fight for the freedom of India.
Situated at an altitude of 2036 meters. A few kilometers from Subhash Baoli where the erstwhile rulers of Chamba ruled for a long time. This is a place which is surrounded by tall pine trees, which is famous for picnic spots.
Satdhara is located near Dalhousie, on your way to Panjpulla located at a height of 2,036m. Satdhara means seven springs and these springs are rich in mica and other various minerals. It is a popular tourist attraction of Dalhousie and a must visit if you are traveling to this place.
Distance of 2 kilometers from Dalhousie, Panjpulla means five bridges, it is a popular tourist attraction in Dalhousie. It has a natural tank with natural surroundings. There are several small natural pools fed by perennial streams. It was built in the memory of Sardar Ajit Singh, the famous freedom fighter of India. His 'Samadhi' is located at Dalhousie's Panjphulla.
Located at a height of 2,745 meters above the sea level. Daikund is a tall peak that is situated at a distance of 10 km from the main city of Dalhousie. This beautiful peak offers panoramic views of the valleys and the three main rivers- Beas, Ravi, Chenab.
Every hill station have a mall Road which is very famous tourist places of that town, but the Dalhousie mall is different from all of those. The Mall here connects two of the main points of the town - the Gandhi Chowk and the Subhash Chowk. Mall road of Shimla and Manali has a straight one road but Dalhousie mall road has two roads which are twisted together and forms a figure of '8'. These two roads are the Garam Chowk "Hot Road" and the Thanda Sadak "Cold Road". Why we called one road Garam Chowk and second Thanda Chowk because Garam Chowk receives a lot of sunshine while Thanda Sadak does not receive sunshine. This Thanda - Garam difference you feel in only day time. One thing you have to remember during the night point to carry flashlights with them because of poorly illuminated.