About Dalhousie

Dalhousie a picturesque hill station in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh which is situated around five hills. Named after the Earl of Dalhousie, this placed served as a summer retreat for troops and officials of the British Empire in India. Bungalows and churches display some fabulous Scottish and Victorian architecture. Ancient art, temples, culture and handicrafts have been preserved under the longest running single dynasty since the mid-6th century.

Why Go There: Natural beauty | History | Climate | Adventure
Ideal For: Friends | Family
Things to Bring Back: Handicrafts, woolens, Tibetan Jewelry, Handloom pieces, shawls
Best Time to Visit: Summers, peak season being May – September

Also Read: Things to Do in Dalhousie

Places to Visit in Dalhousie 

10. Gandhi Chowk

Gandhi Chowk is a primary shopping center in Dalhousie. Visitors can buy various arts, crafts, jewelry, trinkets, rugs and more. The place is also lined with bistros to relax over a cup of tea and enjoy like a local.

Distance: 2 km from the city
Time required: 2 hours

9. Subhash Baoli

A perfect spot for picnics and strolls, this place is named after freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose. A perennial spring flowing here is said to have cured Subhash Chandra Bose of his ill health with its medicinal properties. There’s also a transparent cave of water which is a loved spot for tourists as they can walk under the cave without any water falling on them.

Distance: 5 km from the city
Time required: 2 hours

8. Panch Pulla

Panch Pulla is a waterfall where five streams come together. The area is covered with fresh pine and deodar trees and makes for a modest trekking site. A small samadhi in memory of Sardar Ajit Singh (Uncle of martyr Bhagat Singh) is also built here. During monsoon the water gushes with all its might and makes for a beautiful site. On the way to Panchpulla, you can also visit the Exquisite Satdhara falls.

Distance: 3 km from the city
Time required: 2 hours

7. St. John Church

St. John’s Church is the oldest church in town and was constructed during the British Raj in India. The brick and wood structure looks charming against the scenic backdrop. It can be visited by tourists five days a week and one can also visit the library adjacent to the church.

Distance: 1 km from the city
Time required: 1 hour

6. Chamunda Devi Temple

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and according to mythology is the same spot where she killed demons – Munda and Chanda.

Distance: 14 km from the city
Time required: 1 hour

5. Ganji Pahari

Ganji Pahari is a scenic hill located on Pathankot road. The absence of any flora lead to its name, Ganji Pahari. It makes for a beautiful picnic spot in summers and is laden with snow in winters. Misty sunrises and sunsets with a panoramic view make this place an amazing place to visit with a dear one.

Distance: 5 km from the city
Time required: 1 hour

4. Chamera Lake

Chamera lake is a great spot to try boating, fishing and sire seeing. At an elevated height of 763 meters above sea level and perfect climate all year round, it makes for a popular tourist destination.

Distance: 34 km from the city
Time required: 1 – 2 hours

3. Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary comprises of a thick deodar forest, wildlife, snowcapped mountains and grasslands on freshwater streams. It is located at some distance from Chamba dam and Chamera reservoir on the river Ravi. It has well laid out hiking and trekking trails whcih make it an ideal place for watching flora and fauna.

Distance: 4 km from the city
Time required: 3 hours

2. Daikund Peak

Daikund Peak offers a 360-degree view of the valley and is perched at an altitude of 2755 meters. This peak is also called Singing Hill due to the sound of wind passing through trees creating musical tones.

Distance: 5 km from the city
Time required: 3 hours

1. Sach Pass

Sach Pass connects Dalhousie with Chamba and Pangi valleys. At a height of 4500 meters, this mountain pass runs over the Pir-Panjal mountain range and is the shortest route from Chamba to Killar. Adventure and thrill seekers often try motoring the road due to its difficulty level. The pass lays covered in snow during winters and makes for a majestic sight.

Distance: 150 km from Dalhousie
Best Time to Visit: June/early July to mid-October

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How to Reach Dalhousie

Nearest Airport: Pathankot, 75km

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Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot

Nearest Bus Stops: Pathankot

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Where to stay in Dalhousie?

Snow Valley Resorts | Hotel Granite Peak | Alps Resort

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