Dalhousie is a quaint town and a popular hill station in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It is spread across the five hills - Kathlog, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota, and Bhangora in the mighty Dhauladhar mountain ranges. Perched at an altitude of around 1970 meters, the town was founded by Lord Dalhousie in 1850 as a summer retreat. Home to the many scenic locales, pristine waterfalls, dense forest trails, colonial-era buildings built during the British Raj, cafes, and small markets including the Mall Road, it has a lot to offer to its discerning visitors. Attracted to the healing charm of the hill station, freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stayed at Dalhousie for many months in the year 1937.
Situated far away from the buzzing cities, on one hand, Dalhousie transports you to nature’s lap away from the pollution and monotony of everyday life; on the other, it offers its visitors several opportunities to relax and rejuvenate. Take a lazy stroll down the woods, bask in the glory of scenic views, and go trekking along with the natural spring in Karelanu village or simply engage in some retail therapy in Gandhi Chowk (G.P.O) the options are galore. Additionally, there are umpteen places of interest that satisfy nostalgia about reliving the bygone era, including St. John’s church, which dates back to the 1800s. Other places of tourist interest are Satdhara falls (5 km), Kalatop (6 km), Dainkund Peak (10 km), Chamera lake (25 km) and Khajiar (22 km) which is also popularly known as the Switzerland of India.
Dalhousie has a humid subtropical climate. The weather in spring and autumn are pleasant. Summers get a little warm, winters are cold as it receives heavy rounds of snowfall.
Dalhousie is undoubtedly one of the most enchanting destinations in India and a great place to visit with its beautiful scenic views, picturesque snow-capped mountains, pristine air, and mesmerizing old-world charm.Read Less