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Dalhousie is a picturesque hill station situated at the foothills of Dhauladhar mountain ranges. A treat to the eyes and a soothing feel to your sense, Dalhousie offer an perfect hill get ways in any summer season. During the peak season, Dalhousie encounters a major influx to tourists from around the country.  An old world charm of Dalhousie’s Scottish and British architecture doesn’t fail to enchant the visitors and travelers from around the country.

The tour to this tinsel town will definitely leave you rejuvenated and empowered as you leave the town after a nice soothing trip. You are meant to have a good time and rest assured of fun on the way.

More About Dalhousie

Khajjiar: Khajjiar is a highland spread across few meters with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by meadows and forests. It is compared to Switzerland more often.

Bakrota Hills: This is the highest area in Dalhousie and is circled by a road called Bakrota walk which leads to Khajjar.

Chamera Lake: Chamera Lake is a mystic lake located 25 kms away from Dalhousie. It is an artificial man-made lake and makes up for perfect get away with friends and family.

Sach Pass: Situated an elevation of 4,420-metres, Sach Pass-high mountain passon the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. It is 127 km from the Dalhousie and connects the Chamba valley with the Pangi valleys.

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary: Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary is a 30.69 km² animal sanctuary at Kalatop and Khajjiar. It is surrounded by thick deodars and is verdant green grassland with a plethors of wildlife.

Chamunda Devi Temple: The Chamunda Devi Temple is 700 years old temple with a huge area of worship with even a kund (tank) where devotees take a dip. At the back of the temple a huge Shiv lingam half submerged in water. People take a dip in water to touch it and pray.

Dainkund Peak: Dainkund Peak is the highest peak in the Dalhousie that receives maximum snowfall. The peak offers 360-degree view into the depths of the beautiful valleys of the town

Subhash Baoli: the Subhash Baoli or Subhash ki Baoli is a picturesque site, named after Subhash Chandra Bose, the famous Indian freedom fighter, who had spent a lot of time in the Dalhousie

St. John Church: Built amidst deodar forests in the year 1852, the renowned church boasts of a Neo-Gothic architectural style. This is the oldest church in the town and assumes not only religious significance but has much historical significance too.

St. Patrick’s Church: Built in 1909 under the British Rule, St. Patrick's Church is located on Military Hospital road in Dalhousie. It can accommodate around 300 people to pray at a time.

St.Francis Church: St. Francis Church is a renowned for its beautiful architecture and ambience and is believed to be one of the oldest churches built by the Europeans in India.

A tiny hill station in Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie was established in the year 1854 by British Empire after seizure of Sikh empire Punjab. Dalhousie was a part of Punjab Empire until 1966 but after Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966 the town got trimmed from Punjab and became a part of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is the main town of district Chamba. In ancient times, Gaddi and Gujjar tribes were prominent in the district of Chamba, the traces of which could be seen till now in the town.

The town is sited on the western edge of the Dhauladhar ranges hailing to Himlayas. The town is built on five hills of Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. At an elevation of 6,000 and 9,000 feet, Dalhousie is surrounded by snow clad Dhualadhar range of Himalayas.  The town is a home to many wildlife sanctuaries and national parksincluding kalatop Khajjiar.

Rivers Ravi and Chandrabagha starts from its glaciers. The climate of the town is humid sub tropical where summers are not very hot but winters are too cold accompanied but frequent snowfalls during the month of December and January.

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