|Location: Himachal Pradesh
Discovered In: 1854.
Founded By: Lord James Ramsay, Marquis
Of Dalhousie, Khajjiar.
Best Time To Visit: Mid-May to Mid-October.
Dalhousie, also popularly referred to as ‘A Governor
General’s gift’, is situated at the foot of
Dhaula Dhar. Dalhousie, gateway to Chamba and the land
of milk and honey, has sparkling and numerous streams.
It is built around upon 5 hills, covered with oak, conifers
and other trees & shrubs. It comprises of 5 districts
namely Balun, Kathloang, Potreyn, Tehra and Bakrota at
heights ranging from 1525 meters (5000 ft.) to 2738 mts.
Dalhousie is famous for its natural beauty, enchanting
valleys, and warm sunshine. On a clear day one can see
the rivers – Chenab, Beas and Ravi.
STD code 01899
Area 13 sq. km
Altitude 2036 Mts.
Climate Summer Max 25.50c Min 15.50c Winter Max 100c Min
Best season April -June & Sept –Oct
Clothing required Light woolen or tropical summer &
heavy woolens in winter.
By Air Jammu and Amritsar airports are 190 km & 192
km from Dalhousie by road respectively
By Road It is well connected by road: Pathankot to Dalhousie-80
km, Dalhousie to Delhi-563 km, Dalhousie to Chandigarh-352
By Rail Nearest Railhead is at Pathankot
Over 120 years old, it owes its name to Lord Ramsey Marquis
Dalhousie’s natural beauty, combined with warm sunshine,
enchanting surroundings and its invigorating air, make
it a hill station par excellence. Among the many places
that are favored for a days outing, shootings, picnics,
some important ones are:-
This snow-capped mountain is 1.6 km from GPO square, having
an altitude of 2085-m (6678-ft). One can easily climb
up the mountain to take a look at the
spring of Subhash Baoli.
Satdhara means "Seven Dharas", in which Dalhousie
abounds. It is at an altitude of 2036(6678 ft). A unique
feature of these springs is that they contain mica and
have certain medicinal properties. These seven sparkling
and bubbling springs are on the way to Panjpulla.
A Martyr’s Memorial, it is 2 km from GPO square.
This place is the hometown of Ajit Singh, the uncle of
the Martyr Bhagat Singh, who was hanged by the Britishers
during the war of independence. A samadhi of Ajit Singh
was built on the spot where he collapsed. It is a picturesque
spot where the water of a natural tank flows under five
A ruler’s palace, it is only half a km from Subhash
Baoli and 2.1 km from GPO square. It is an elegant palace
situated at an altitude of 2036-m (6678-ft)
Bakrota Hills and the ‘Round’
The brisk walk round the hills known as "Bakrota
hills", is a very mysterious and popular route with
avid walkers. It has an altitude of 2085 m (6678 ft) and
is 4.8 km from GPO.
It is popularly known as 'The ideal weekend retreat',
which is one of the most magnificent picnic spot, at an
altitude of 2440 m (8000 ft).
The Crystal View Dainkunt is a towering peak from where
one can get a clear view of the 3 rivers of Punjab namely
Beas, Ravi and Chenab. It has a n elevation of 2745-m
(9000-ft) and is 8.5 km from GPO square.