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Dalhousie Travel Guide

Dalhousie City Guide

One of the most happening hill station of Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie has its own charm and beauty. Travel to Dalhousie for a perfect summer retreat, that is located on the Dhauldhar ranges surrounded by lush green oak and pine trees. The beauty of the place is such, that every year hundreds and thousands of tourists travel to this beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh for a rejuvenating and exhilarating experience.

One of the most happening hill station of Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie has its own charm and beauty. Travel to Dalhousie for a perfect summer retreat, that is located on the Dhauldhar ranges surrounded by lush green oak and pine trees. The beauty of the place is such, that every year hundreds and thousands of tourists travel to this beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh for a rejuvenating and exhilarating experience.
Dalhousie - A Dream Destination
Situated at a distance of 145 km from Dharamsala, the existence of Dalhousie dates back to the British age in India. The city was established in 1854 by the British governor- general Lord Dalhousie. Covering an area of 14 sq km and surrounded by alpine vegetation, Dalhousie has charming architecture and panoramic views of both plains and the white-capped views of the mountainous ranges. The beauty of the city can be explored and discovered through for some of the best forms of adventure activities, trekking and mountain-climbing.Covering the beautiful landscapes of Dhauladhar ranges, trekkers witness the trees dressed in different shades , lush green tea gardens, and blooming orchards of roses. The travel department of Himachal Pradesh have preserved this unfold beauty of nature in its best form that attracts huge number of tourists from entire world. Apart from the scenic beauty of Dalhousie, tourists can also visit this place for the famous embroidered woollen shawls, chappals embroidered with gold thread and famous life-like dolls. Dalhousie enjoys a comfortable weather throughout the year. Though the place can be visited anytime in the year, the ideal time is during the summer months when the hill resort beats the heat of the plains. Cotton clothing is applicable for the summer months whereas woolens are required for the winters.

How To Reach
By Air : Gaggal airport is the nearest one, located at a distance of 140 km from Dalhousie. From the airport tourists can reach Dalhousie by private taxi or bus.
By Rail : Pathankot is the nearest railway station, located at a distance of 80 km from Dalhousie. Private taxi and bus services are available from the railway station to Dalhousie.
By Road : Dalhousie is connected to all the major cities of Himachal Pradesh. Pathankot-Chamba route is the connecting way to Dalhousie.
By Internal Transport : Tourists can hire taxi to move in and around the city. There are many local travel agents that organizes tour to different attractions in city.

Accommodations
Dalhousie has plenty of tourist accommodation that suits the tastes and budget of every individual. The accommodations are available in the range of deluxe and budget category. The Government of Himachal Pradesh has its own accommodation that offers world class services and amenities.

Places of Interest
Subhash Baoli (1 km)
Named after Subhash Chandra Bose, a famous freedom fighter, Subhash Baoli is located at a mere distance of 1 km from Dalhousie. An enthralling spot, Subhash Baoli is surrounded by majestic trees that attracts huge number of tourists from India as well as abroad.

Panchpula
Located at a distance of 3 km from Dalhousie, Panchpula is known for its monuments which has been built in the memory of the freedom fighter, Sardar Ajit singh.

Kalatop
kalatop is a wild life sanctuary located at a distance of 10 km from Dalhousie. 'Ghoral' and Himalayan black bear can be found here.

Satdhara
Located on the way to Panchpula, Satdhara is a famous picnic spot nearby Dalhousie. The place is known for the seven hot water springs, that has great therapeutic value in it.

Bakrota Hills
Located at a distance of 5 km from Dalhousie, Bakrota hills give breathtaking view of the snow covered city

Excursion From Dalhousie
Khajjiar
Located at a distance of 27 km from Dalhousie, Khajjar is considered as 'Switzerland of India' . Famous for the lovely mountain landscape and comfortable summer, Khajar is the best place to spend vacations. Khajjar is also famous for the 12th century old Khajjinag temple and a golf course that even increases the beauty of this wonderful plain.

Chamba (56 km)
Famous for the palace, temple and museum, Chamba is described as a jewel of the Himalayas. Located at a distance of 56 km from Dalhousie, Chamba is one of the best excursion sites near Dalhousie. In this part of Dalhousie, tourists can visit the famous Lakshminarayana ( name of Hindu deity) temple complex, rang Mahal, the Palace built in the shape of a castle and the Bhuri Singh Museum. The Museum adorns with the paintings, sculptures, stone inscriptions, wonderful embroideries, ancient weapons, and other rare artifacts.

Palampur
One of the perfect hill station of Himachal Pradesh, Palampur is located on the turf of Dauladhar ranges. Famous for the tea gardens, rice fields and flowers, Palampur is considered as best excursion sites nearby Dalhousie. The best way to explore this beautiful scenic destination is through trekking and mountaineering.

Baijnath
Baijnath is known as a famous pilgrimage center, located on the Dauladhar ranges. A landmark in the Baijnath is the famous spire temple of Baijnath, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva (Hindu Deity). A large number of tourists and devotees travel to this place to get blessing from the Lord Shiva. Especially the waterfall at Baijnath is famous among the tourists, it is believed that the water contains some medicinal value in it.

Trekking & Mountaineering
Pir Panjal range is the main trekking range nearby Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. The treks are surrounded by thickly populated forests and mountain slopes giving thrilling excitement to trekkers.

Shopping In Dalhousie
Dalhousie is famous for the shawls, chappals, cane baskets, woolens and dolls. There are many outlets for daily stuffs, but Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium on Thandi Sarak and Tibetan Handicraft Centre are genuine stores for handicrafts, woolen shawls, bags and purses.


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