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''Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is built on around five hills. Established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, the town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Viceroy in India at that time.
Dalhousie is situated at 6000-9000 feet above sea level. It has charming architecture, including beautiful churches. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest running single dynasty since the mid-6th century. ''

Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State, now Chamba District of the Himachel Pradesh, India. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest running single dynasty since the mid-6th century. Chamba is the hub of this culture.

Rivers Ravi and Chandrabhaga (Chenab) take origin and nourishment from its glaciers. There are several hydroelectric projects and dams being developed. There are several national forest and wildlife sanctuaries including Kalatop-Khaijjar located within its confines.


The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town.


Subash Baoli - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent a large portion of 1937 contemplating here. A nice secluded place.

Panjpulla - It means five bridges. It is a picturesque spot with water flowing under the five small bridges. A samadhi of Sardar Ajit Singh, uncle of Bhagat Singh, adds to its importance.

Bakrota hills - Visit for a brisk walk round the hills and have a view of snow clad peaks. It is 5 km from Dalhousie.

CHURCHES - There are four beautiful churches in Dalhousie. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis church at Subhash Chowk and St.John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.

Ajit Singh Memorial - Sardar Ajit Singh, a great freedom fighter, breathed his last on the day India gained independence, 15th August, 1947. His 'Samadhi' is located at Dalhousie's Panjpulla, a picturesque spot with a natural tank and water flowing under small bridges from which the place takes its name.

LaxmiI Narayan Temple - This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was built more than 150 years ago. The temple enshrines a beautiful image of Lord Vishnu.

Bakrota Hills - Located at a distance of 5 km from Dalhousie, Bakrota hills give breathtaking view of the snow covered city.


In winter, the temperature can drop to freezing point when heavy woolens are required. The summer temperature are mild and light woolens / cottons are recommended.


Air: Amritsar is the nearest airport .Jammu airport is188 kms.

Rail: The nearest railway station is Pathankot about 80 kms,connected to all of the major cities.

Road: Dalhousie is connected to all the major cities of Himachal Pradesh.

City Facts

State:  Himachal Pradesh

District: Chamba

Famous for/as:  Hill station

Languages: Pahari, Himachali and Hindi

Best Season: Throughout the year

Weather: Summer 16 to 42°C, Winter -2 to 19°C

Altitude:  1954 m

Pincode: 176304

STD code: 01899

Distance Charts to Along

Road Map
Shimla to Dalhousie
335 KM
Chamba to Dalhousie
41 KM
Dharamshala to Dalhousie
124 KM
New Delhi to Dalhousie
565 KM
Ambala to Dalhousie
354 KM


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