Dalhousie

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.

          Here you will see many colorful churches on the slopes of the hill. The best attraction of Dalhousie is Panchpula, a combination of five bridges and waterfall, located just 3 kms away from city Centre. Panchpula is favorite picnic spot surrounded by lush greeneries. Most pristine destination in Dalhousie is Kalatop, there is a sanctuary, located between the cities of Dalhousie and Chamba. Khajjiar is dreamland of any nature lover, a decorated garden in the lap of nature in Himachal. Adventure lovers can try thrilling paragliding to see Khajjiar’s bird’s eye view. In winter, the green disappears and Khajjiar becomes an ice garden. You can also see the Kalatop Sanctuary from here.

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How to Reach Dalhousie

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.

Best Season to Visit Dalhousie

In Dalhousie, summer lasts from mid-March to mid-June and this is the best time to travel Dalhousi.


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