Dalhousie Standing at the foot of the spectacular Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas, is the popular hill station of Dalhousie, that covers an area of around 14 sq.km, and is sprawled over five hills Kathlog, Portreyn, Moti Tibba (formerly known as Tehra), Bakrota and Balun. A resort that still exudes an old worldly charm, Dalhousie has retained much of the British Raj style.
It has been named after the famous British Governor - General, Lord Dalhousie. The lush cover of vegetation that adorns the town comprises of towering pines, deodars, oaks, and the beautiful rhododendron plants. Dalhousie also houses many fine specimens of colonial architecture especially, its old churches.
The views that the resort has to offer are alone, worth a visit - to the north, one can gaze at the majestic mountains of the Dhauladhar range, that culminate in the Pir Panjal mountains of Kashmir, to the south, the plains of Punjab are discernible. Far below, the beautiful river Ravi can be sighted meandering its way through the plains.
Adventure: Numerous trek routes emerge out of the Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba triangle and there are some trek routes within it too, like, Chamba to Bharmour, Chamba to Palampur (over the Dhauladhar ranges), Chamba to Pangi, and Bharmour to Keylong via Kugti Pass.
There are four beautiful churches in Dalhousie. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis' Church at Subash Chowk and St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.
This is picturesque spot where a stream feeds a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedman fighter, Sardar Ajit Singh.
Subhash Baoli (1 km)
It was at this enchaining spot surrounded by majestic trees, that Subhash Chandra Bose spent a lot of time in 1937, contemplating and mediating.
BaraPathar (4 km)
There is a small temple amidst a thick forest.
This wild life sanctuary is home to the 'ghoral' and Himalayan black bear.
Numerous trek routes lead out of the Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba triangle and there are several within it. Some important ones are - Chamba to Bharmour, Chamba to Palampur (over the Dhauladhar ranges), Chamba to Pangi and Bharmour to Keylong via Kugti Pass.
By air: The nearest airport is at Gaggal in Kangra (135 km).
By rail: The nearest railhead is at Pathankot (80 km).
By road: Dalhousie is 485 km from Delhi by road, and 52 km from Chamba.