Dalhousie Travel Guide
Ideal Trip Duration: 2 Full Days
Base Station: Dalhousie
Nearest City to Dalhousie: Chandigarh (319 Kms)
Best Time to Visit Dalhousie: March to June & October to December
Peak Season: April to May & December
State: Himachal Pradesh | District: Chamba
Dalhousie Weather: Summer: Maximum - 25°C and Minimum - 14°C
Winter: Maximum - 13°C and Minimum - Minus 2°C
At a distance of 51 km from Chamba, 86 km from Pathankot, 167 km from Jammu, 319 km from Chandigarh, 323 km from Shimla and 564 km from Delhi, Dalhousie is a scenic hill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It lies at an elevation of 1,970 m and is a popular summer getaway in Himachal Pradesh and among the most visited Tourist places in Himachal.
Dalhousie is surrounded by snow peaked mountains and is located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. It was named after Lord Dalhousie, the then Viceroy of India, who established this town as a summer retreat in 1854.The beautiful and picturesque Dalhousie is spread around five hills, known as Katalagh, Potreyn, Bakrota, Terah and Bhangora. Scottish and Victorian architecture are prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town.
Ganji Pahadi, Dainkund Peak, Khajjiar, Noorwood Paramdham, Rang Mahal, Bara Pathar temple, Hariraya Temple, St. Patrick Church, Bakrota Hills, Satdhara Falls, Village Lohali, Kalatop and Kalatop Forest, Panchpula, Subhash Baoli and Salooni are the top places to visit in Dalhousie. Dalhousie also offers a lot of activities for nature lovers and adventurers. Garam Sadak, Jhandri ghat, Moti tibba and Sach pass are the ideal places for the trekking enthusiasts in Dalhousie. Minjar fair and summer festival are the two important festivals celebrated in Dalhousie.
There are numerous hotels available to suit every budget. Guesthouses, resorts and homestays are also available. Most of the good hotels in Dalhousie are along the Mall Road and near the bus stand.
Gaggal Airport is the nearest airport to Dalhousie which is located near Dharamshala and is approximately 105 km. It has direct flights from Delhi. The nearest railway station is Pathankot Railway Station which is 86 km from Dalhousie. It has trains from Ahmedabad, Vaishno Devi Katra, Jammu Tawi, Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Tata Nagar, Rourkela, Haridwar, Jalandhar and Chandigarh. Dalhousie is well connected by road with Delhi and Chamba.
The best time to visit Dalhousie is from March to June and October to December.
Summer Festival (May/June)