Dalhousie and Famous Places
Lord Dalhousie during many of his sojourns in these Hills chanced upon this charming spot which was later to bear his name. His admiration to this place led him to establish one of the prime Hill Resorts of India in the year 1854. Situated at 2039 mts above sea level, Dalhousie is spread over 13 kms. Lord Dalhousie founded the town of Dalhousie because of its fresh and peaceful atmosphere and healthy surroundings enchanted him. The English visited this place for their vacations. The bungalows here are all made in the English style. Situated in the Dhauladhar mountain range, on 5 mountains, Dalhousie has thick forests of pine and deodar trees. Many picnic spots can be found here.
Access and Climate
Dalhousie is 485 km by road from Delhi.
52 km from Chamba.
The closest railhead is Pathankot 80 km away.
Airport in Kangra is at a distance of 135 km.
Taxis and buses are easily available from these places.
Climate: 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.
The gateway to the Chamba Valley, covering an area of 14 sq. km. and surrounded by alpine vegetation, Dalhousie has charming architecture and panoramic views of both plains and the white capped views of the mountainous ranges. Dalhousie is a quiet town, with a sense of enchantment. This hill station spreads over five low-level hills at the western edge of the Dhauladhar range, just east of the Ravi River. The picturesque town is interspersed with the colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels. The pine-covered slopes around it are intersected with paths and treks, which are ideal for short undemanding walks.
Famous Places around Sagrika Resort :
Sagrika Resort is ideally situated on the Mall road and so is very easily accessible. The ideal situation of the Sagrika Resort Dalhousie provides you with an advantage to explore the famous places around Sagrika Resort with ease. There are a number of beautiful and famous places near Sagrika Resort Dalhousie which you can visit to explore the diverse beauty of Dalhousie and its surrounding areas. Here are some of the finest places near Sagrika Resort Dalhousie .
Ajit Singh Memorial
4 km. from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie. 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 Panjphulla, a picturesque spot with a natural tank and water flowing under small bridges from which the place takes its name. At Panjphulla, there is a 'Samarak' in the memory of Sardar Ajit Singh. On the way to Panchpula is Satdhara springs gurgling with refreshing water, believed to contain some medicinal properties. Panchpula stream is the main source of water supply to Dalhousie and Baloon.
10 km. from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie. The spot commands a beautiful and grand panoramic view of the surrounding landscape and eye travels wide over hill and dale, field and forest, smooth and ruggedness, till in the direction of Jammu and Kashmir, it meets a horizon of snow peaks. Kalatop in Chambiali dialect means a 'black cap'. A beautiful Forest Rest House with a chowkidar residence stands amidst the thick forest. The place comes under a Wild life sanctuary known as Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary.
22 Kms from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie referred as the Mini Switzerland of India is one of the finest Saucer shaped meadows lined by tall Deodar Trees and a Lake in the middle with over an 500 year old Wooden Nag Temple near to the Lake. Khajjiar has the thick forest of the Kalatop Khajjiar sanctuary surrounding its soft green grass. The moment one enters the picturesque Khajjiar, one is welcomed by a yellow Swiss sign for ‘hiking path’ which reads “Mini Switzerland”.
44 Kms from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie the erstwhile capital of the famous Chamba State is a worth visiting place, it has one of the oldest Temples of the country and the finest Art & Crafts of the Pahari Style. Chamba, the land of gods is rich in culture and inhabited by colourful people. Fascinated by its breathtaking landscapes, beauty and rich culture, the historians have described Chamba as Achamba ( the Charming ).
36 Kms is from Sagrika Resort Dalhousie and on the way to Chamba. This is the reservoir of the Chamera dam built over the river Ravi. Chamera lake is an artificial lake came into existence as a consequence of Chamera Hydroelectric project. The Dam site enjoy very sharp fluctuations in climate between April to June. During the day it can get very hot (around 35 degree centigrade) though by the evening, temperatures fall to between 18 to 20 degree centigrade.