Located in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousieis a pristine town built by the British during the colonial time and the name“Dalhousie” was given after “Lord Dalhousie” the then British Governor Generalof India Lord. The hill station is located on the west side of DhauladharMountain Range which are part of Himalayas and is built on five hills knowns asKathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. This place is famous for heritageproperties with colonial architecture which were mostly built during the Victorianera. The famous places to visit in Dalhousie are Dainkund Peak, Khajjiar,Satdhara Falls, Tibetan Market, Kalatop and Kalatop Forest etc. There are manytourist attractions offering several beautiful bungalows and villas, hotels fortourists to stay. It gives you an opportunity to walk through the dense forestsof the hills, deodar, pine and oak trees, rejuvenating your mind and body. Thesereasons are attracting numerous visitors every year, to interact with thelocals and cheer their folk dance and music with regional cuisine that willshow you the total picture of Dalhousie culture.
Summer: 22°C to 30°C
Winter: -5°C to 10°C
Monsoon: 10°C to 20°C
Dainkund Peak is the highest mountain peak in Dalhousie and offers a complete 360° view with full frame of the entire valley, which is located at an altitude of 2755 meters above the sea level. It is one of the major tourist attractions of Dalhousie. From the top of Dainkund, enjoy the breathtaking view of the entire valley.
St. John's Church
St. John's Church is one of oldest church and the major tourist attraction of Dalhousie. The church was constructed in 1863 during the rule of British. offers the prayer in every sunday.
St. Francis Church
St. Francis Church is another popular attraction of the town. It is situated at Subhash Chowk. St. Francis Church was built in 1894. It is maintained and managed by the Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar.
The gorgeous Satdhara Falls is situated at an elevation of 2036 meter above the sea level, Satdhara Falls is one of the major attraction of Dalhousie. It believed that it has curative property as the water of the spring comprises mica that has high medicinal properties. The name of the fall derived from the seven amazing springs.
Chamunda Devi Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple is located at Baner River, Chamunda Devi temple is one of the oldest and the major temple of the town, which is about 754 years old. The temple is devoted to Goddess Kali.
Subhash Baoli is a beautiful, pleasent and peaceful place in Dalhousie, It is situated at about 01km away from the main town of Dalhousie, Subhash Baoli is one of the major attraction of the town. It was named after Subhash Chandra Bose, the famous freedom fighter, who had spent good time in Dalhousie. It offers the breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks.
Panchpula is situated at 3kms from Dalhousie. This picturesque tourist destination offers a perfect picnic spot, exotic waterfall and surrounded by lush green forest of pine, Deodar trees and enfolding refreshing water streams. The meaning of Panchpula is Five Bridges. It is the main stream which supplies water to the cities of Dalhousie.
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at about 9kms from Dalhousie, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular attraction of this region. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 1962 hectares and surrounded with thick foliage of deodar trees. It is a home of wide range of animals and birds such as Himalayan Black Marten, Jackal, Langur, Serow, Barking Goral etc.
Chamera Lake is located at the distance of about 25kms from Dalhousie, Chamera Lake is in Chamba district at analtitude of 1700meters. Chamera Lakeis one of the most popular attraction of this region and it is the major source of water for the nearby villages. The lake is surrounded by beautiful the pine forests. Here enjoy the various water sports activities such as canoeing, kayaking and river rafting, boating etc.
Khajjiar is situated at the distance of about 21kms from Dalhousie is one of the most beautiful and small town of Himachal. The town is known for its lush green meadows surrounded by thick deodar trees. The major attraction of the town is Khajjiar lake, ground and Khajji Nag Temple etc.
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Dalhousie is a small hill station, hence there is no Malls and multiplex are available here. Entertainments in this town is mainly depends local cinema halls which is located around the town.