Dalhousie - Tourist Places of Himachal Pradesh

About Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a popular hill station which lies within the territorial jurisdiction of the Chamba district. This hill station is spread on 5 different hills and has an elevation of 2,000 metres above the sea level. This place is also having some historical significance of its own. The ruling British government developed this place as a summer capital for their troops and officers.  This place is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, tradition and values.


How to reach

By Road : Dalhousie can be reached from almost all the major town like- Chandigarh, Shimla and Manali. Both private and government buses, cabs-on-hire are easily available. 
By Rail : Pathankot is the nearest station which connects this part of the state with the rest of India. 
By Air : The nearest airport is at Kangra district. Cbas are easily available from the terminus which will take you to your destination.


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  • When to visit
  • Best time to visit this place is during the summer. Majority of the tourists visit this place during the time period of May to September.

  • What to Eat
  • Tourists can expect to find North Indian, Continental, Tibetan and Chinese dishes in and around this hill station.

  • Attractions
  • Karelanu : It is a famous spot, which is widely known for its fresh source of water. It is believed that the legendary freedom fighter was cured of his tuberculosis, after he drank the water from here.
    Alla : It is more of a scenic place, which is dominated by potato fields. However, the beautiful landscape, coupled with it serenity makes this place special.
    Khajjiar : It is a small hill station located 24 kilometres away from this place. The hill station is surrounded by meadows and forests and is located at an altitude of 6,500 feet. 
    Some other important places that one must visit before heading out for a new location are- Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills and Panchpula.

  • Activities
  • - Do visit the Sadar Bazar and the Tibetan Market. The latter sells a lots of items made by the natives of the Tibetan region and is a symbol of their culture.
    - Get acquainted with the natives of this region and you might get to know about some really interesting stories related to this place.

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