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Introduction

Dalhousie (2036 m) is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over the five hills (Kathlog, Potreys, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun) the town is named after the 19th century British Governer General Lord Dalhousie. It was popular with the British Army personnel in 1860's. The town's varying altitude shades it with a variety of vegetation that includes stately grooves of pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendrowns. Rich in colonial architecture, the town preserves some beautiful churches.Its location presents panoramic views of the plains and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible form this enchanting town.

Area 14 sq km
Altitude 2030 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-16.0 C-30.0 C Winter-2.0 C-20.0C
Language English, Hindi
STD Code 01899
Rainfall 1,500 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit All the year round.

Dalhousie MapOther cities map



How to get there

  1. Air :- Jammu Airport is 190km and Amritsar Airport is 192 km from Dalhousie and well connected by road.
  2. Rail:-Jammu Airport is 190km and Amritsar Airport is 192 km from Dalhousie and well connected by road.
  3. Road:-Dahousie is well connected by road. Buses, taxis and coaches regularly plying from Chandigarh and Delhi. Dalhousie is 563 km from Delhi and 353 km from Chandigarh.

Places to Visit

Subash Baoli Panjpulla Bakrota hills Kalatope
Bara Pathar Dainkund St. Patrick's Church St. Andrew's Church

Excursion

Bharmour Khajiar Banikhet Khajjiar
Dharamshala      

Shopping

Tibetan Market, Himachal Hand loom and Crafts Centre, Tibetan Handicrafts Center are the places for shopping.

Accommodation

Alps Resort Hotel Dalhousie Heights Hotel Mount View Lallji Tourist Resort
Grand View Hotel Silverton Estate Hotel Mount View Peace Channels
Oak Valley Residency Hotel Guncha Siddhartha