Dalhousie is a
hill station full of colonials charm that hold lingering
echoes of the Raj Spread out over five hills the town is
named after the 19th century British governor general Lord
Dalhousie. The towns varying altitude shades it with a
variety of vegetation that includes stately grooves of
pines deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendrons. Rich in
colonial architecture the town preserves some beautiful
Its marvelous forest trails overlook vistas of woods hills
water falls, springs and rivulets .
Like a silver snake finding its way out of the mountains,
the twists and turns of river Ravi are a treat to watch
from many vantage points. There are also magnificent
views of Chamba valley and the mighty Dhauldhar range with
its awe inspring snow coverd peaks filling and entire
A veneer of Tibetan culture has added a touch of the
exotic to this serene resort and along road sides are huge
rock carved in low relief ainted in the Tibetan style.
By road Dalhousie is 485 km from Delhi, 52 Km from
Chamba and the closest railhead at Pathankot is 90 Km
Subash Baoli : A splendid walk from the man post
office square leads up to this spring which also has some
panoramic views of the snow capped mountains across.
Satdhara : Close to the town (2 km , 2036m) and on the
route to Panjpulla are the seven springs of Satdhara known
for their medicinal properties.
Panjpulla: A pretty spot 2 km where water from natural
sources flows under five bridges.
Bakrota Hills : A five kilometer popular walking
circuit thought Bakrota Mall offering splendid mountain
Bara Pathar : Amids thick woods is the small temple of
Bhulwani Mata in the village of Ahla on the way to
Kalatope. A fair celebrated in July venerates the goddess.
Dainkund : On a clear day this tall peak outside town
affords a birds eye vies of the hills verdant valleys and
the beas, Ravi and Cheanab rivers threading their silvery
passage down to the plains.
Climate : In winter, the temperatures do get very low
and heavy wool lends are needed. The summer temperatures
can rise up to 30c and cotton clothing is recommended.
Getting there: Well linked by road, public and private
transport is easily available for Dalhousie. Nearest
airports are at Kangra 135 Km.