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.