Dalhousie is a city which is situated in Chamba region in state of Himachal Pradesh, India.
|Location of Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh and India|
|Dalhousie Hill Station Coordinates||32.53°N 75.98°E|
|Dalhousie Hill Station Country||India|
|Dalhousie Hill Station State||Himachal Pradesh|
|Dalhousie Hill Station District(s)||Chamba|
|Dalhousie Hill Station Population||7419 (2001)|
|Dalhousie Hill Station Time zone||IST (UTC+05:30)|
|Dalhousie Hill Station Area
• 1,954 m (6,411 ft)
|Dalhousie Hill Station Altitude||1854.|
|Dalhousie Hill Station Best Time||Mid-May To Mid-October.|
Dalhousie is a stunning hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It was established in 1954 through British Empire in India. It was named after Lord Dalhousie who was British viceroy in India.It was constructed around 5 hills. It is situated on western boundary of Dhauladhar mountain array of Himalayas; it is bounded by the striking scenery of snow-capped peaks. Victorian and Scottish architecture is common in churches and bungalows in town.
Dalhousie is an entrance to ancient Chamba Hill state, Chamba region of state of Himachal Pradesh of India. And this hill area is a depository of ancient Hindu culture, temples, art, and handicrafts conserved under longest-running single period since mid-sixth century. Chamba is the main center of this culture. Bharmour, the primordial capital of the kingdom, is abode to Gujjar and Gaddi tribes and it has 84 olden temples dating from 7th–10th century AD.
In the month of June-July it is normally warm in morning and afternoon but it gets cold in evening and at night. And the climate becomes very wintry if it rains and for the period of winter. And best time to visit Dalhousie is from May to September.
Gaggal (Kangra) is the bordering airport i.e. 140-km from Dalhousie. Jammu Airport - 190 km and Amritsar Airport is 192 km from Dalhousie. It is well associated to other major cities.
Pathankot about 80 kms, the bordering railway station and is linked to all major cities.
On journey from Pathankot to Chamba and Dalhousie is by road. Himachal and Punjab Roadways run services, as do clandestine operators. Dalhousie distances: Khajjiar 27 kms, Manali 402 kms, Amritsar 188 kms, Delhi 563 kms, Pathankot 80 kms, Dharamshala 143 kms, Chandigarh 352 kms, Chamba 56 kms, Jammu 188 kms and Jalandhar 192 kms.
Best time to travel Dalhousie is between April and October.
Churches – it has some beautiful churches named St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Andrew's Church, St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk and St. Francis' Church at Subash Chowk.
Panchpula – panchpula is a very striking spot where stream feeds a sequence of pools. And a tombstone has been made here in remembrance of liberty fighter, Ajit Singh.
Subhash Baoli - This place is bounded by royal trees that Subhash Chandra Bose passed lots of time mediating for the period of 1937. It is named after eminent freedom fighter Subash Chandra Bose throughout his clandestine visit; it provides a great vision of snow capped peaks.
Bara Pathar – Bara Pathar is a renowned temple at the center of thick forest. And it is approaching between Dalhousie Municipal limits and Kalatop sanctuary. This place has an open-air temple of Bhuvani Mata.
Subash and Gandhi Chowk The Mall - Gandhi chowk formerly known as GPO is a vigorous square with several shops and restaurants. There is a Tibetan market; qualities of goods range from electronic goods to phony designer clothes are obtainable. There are 2 roads that direct to Subash Chowk, which present the Himachal handloom manufacturing emporium.
Sadar Bazaar - This is a region which is most occupied, the street has a Hindu temple, Arya Samaj mandir, gurudwara, and mosque which are located alongside.
Dalhousie Cantt Hill - The Dalhousie cantonment hill was expanded as a withdraw station for British troops. And the barracks are made in Victorian way and a Brigade Headquarters still survives here. People have a preference to name this place Balun.
Dainkund - This is the highest peak around Dalhousie. From here you can visit major rivers of area - the Beas, the Chenab, and the Ravi. And there is a very admired devi temple on hill.
Chamba - This is a pleasing place and there are several places of interest. Bhuri Singh Museum, The Rang Mahal Palace are beautiful places to visit. There are several old temples.