Dalhousie is a picturesque hill town and most favorite
tourist destination in the Chamba district of the Indian state of Himachal
Pradesh. Dalhousie is located at an altitude of 6,450 feet above sea level. The
city was founded in 1854 by the British government for the summer vacation of
the army and government officials. The city is named after the then Governor of
India, Lord Dalhousie. Dalhousie and nearby areas consists of five snow-caped peaks.
Situated at the western end of the Dhauladhar Range in the Himalayas, the city
is surrounded by picturesque snow-capped peaks.
Nearest airport (IXP) is Pathankot, located around 88 kms. It takes
about two and a half hours by car to reach Dalhousie from the airport. The
nearest railway station to Dalhousie is Pathankot Junction (PTK), which
connects Dalhousie with almost all major cities in India and is located about
85 km from Dalhousie. It takes about two hours to reach the railway station by
car from the Dalhousie.
In Dalhousie, summer lasts from mid-March to mid-June and this is the
best time to travel Dalhousi.