Dalhousie is in Chamba district of
It is built on five hills Kathlog, Potreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and
Balun. It's a very beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It
is surrounded by the beautiful scenery oh snow - capped peaks. It
was established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as summer
retreat for its troops and bureaucrats.
It is located on the western edge of
the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. Out of five hills,
the main hub of Dalhousie is portreyn. The most popular place in
Dalhousie is the figure of eight at portreyn.
Dalhousie is known as the 'gateway to Chamba'. Chamba is only 56
km from Dalhousie. Dalhousie is famous for its rains and cool
weather in summer. Chamba chappals are very famous among the
tourist embroidered with gold thread, can baskets, colorful
woolens and life like Chamba dolls and also the Chamba shawls are
very popular. There are several places of tourist interest near
the hill resort of Dalhousie like Khajjair and Chamba. Ponies and
dandies (local palanquins) are used for short distance trips
St. Andrew's Church : St. Andrew's
Church was built in the year 1903 at baloon by protestant
Christians and commonly known as the Church of Scotland.
St. Jonh's Church: The church is approximately 2 km from the
main bus stand and it stands on the Gandhi chowk. Rev. John H.
Pratt came to Dalhousie in 1863 and inspired the Christian
community to build a permanent church building at this place.
Panchpula: Panchpula is almost 3 km. there is a very beautiful
monument erected at panchpula where several streams meet at one
point. That is Samadhi monument was built in memory of great
sardar Ajit Singh.
Khajjiar : Khajjiar is 27 km from Dalhousie.
Khajjiar is one of the famous retreats among the visitors.
Khajjiar is famous for the popular Khajji Naga shrine dedicated to
the serpent god from which the name is believed to have been
derived. The temple dates back to the 10th century and is
interspaced with different patterns and images on the ceiling and
Dainkund: : Dainkund is only 10 km. one can enjoy the
beautiful view of the hills, with the rivers Ravi, Beas and chenab
threading through the distance. A Devi Temple is also situated on
Jandrighat Palace : This palace belongs to the Raja of Chamba.
Wild varieties of strawberries can be seen all along the way.
Also, Jandrighat palace shows the royal life of the Raja of Chamba.
Kala Top Wildlife Sanctuary : The wildlife reserves, provides
shelter to various species of flora and fauna. Kala top is a
pleasant getaway, only 5 km from Dalhousie, with a panoramic view
and a forest rest house. Kala Top is situated at an altitude of
8000 ft and 10 km away from G.P.O jquare. It has a variety of
wildlife such as Deer, Bears & Leopards.
Bakrota : Bakrota is famous in producing Tibetan
carpets. From the Bakrota round also you can get a very good view
of mountains. Round means a walking circuit around the hills, very
popular among the residents. It is less than 5 km from the town
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