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Dalhousie Tourism, Himachal Pradesh

Tourism in Dalhousie

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About Dalhousie Tourism

Dalhousie Hill Station

The “Little Switzerland of India” Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station replete with misty valleys, green landscapes, snow-capped mountains, charming colonial structures and enchanting lakes. Dalhousie tourism is best exemplified by tourist attractions like Khajjiar Lake, Dainkund Peak, Panch Pulla, Rang Mahal, Bhuri Singh Museum, Satdhara Falls and Central Park.

History of Dalhousie

Established in 1854 as a summer retreat by the Earl of Dalhousie, Dalhousie straddles the five hills of the Dhauladhar range. With an elevation of around 2,700 meters, the hill station was built on the land provided by the Sikh Empire of Punjab. Today, it lies in the Chamba District which is famous for ancient temples.

Weather in Dalhousie

The best time to visit Dalhousie is during the summer season from March to May when the weather is pleasant and cool. The sun melts the snow-capped mountains of this hill station providing some breathtaking scenery that make this the perfect time to indulge in some sightseeing and go on fun strolls around this magnificent hill town. Another popular time to visit is the winter season when the snowfall in Dalhousie (December through February) beckons thousands of couples and families.  

Shopping in Dalhousie

Garam Sadak and Mall Road in Dalhousie are lined with cafes, restaurants, and local vendors selling their goods. Tourists in Dalhousie can shop for woolens, textiles, Tibetan souvenirs, and handicrafts while shopping in Dalhousie. Gandhi Chowk is another popular area to stroll around for souvenirs.

If you are a shopaholic you will love this hill station as you can pick up several items like purses, dolls, handicrafts, bags, trinkets, carpets, silver and copper diyas and many other such souvenirs here. Some of the most popular markets here are the Himachal Hand loom and Crafts Centre, Tibetan Handicrafts Centre, the Mall of Dalhousie and the Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium.

Paragliding in Dalhousie

There are also several things to do in Dalhousie including boating, horse riding, trekking, hiking and paragliding. Khajjiar, about 30 minutes away from the hill station, is the most popular spot for enjoying paragliding in Dalhousie. This adventure activity allows a perfect opportunity to discover the beauty of hill station from a bird’s eye view. March through May is the best time to enjoy paragliding in Khajjiar.

Top Places to Visit in Dalhousie

Dalhousie provides the perfect escapade for any kind of traveler as it is filled with scenic spots like lush green pastures, snow-capped mountains, quaint villages and mystic lakes. Travelers can view the beauty of the Dhauladhar range of mountains here and enjoy the peace and serenity of the five hills namely Bakrota, Balun, Patreyn, Kathlog and Tehra.

Travel back in time when you view the Victorian-style mansions, charming colonial buildings, Scottish architecture and quaint churches. Soak in the fragrance of the oaks, pines and rhododendrons of this hill station which also offers spectacular views of the Pir Panjal mountain range in Jammu and Kashmir, Chamba’s Pangi Valley and Sach Pass. You can spend time browsing through the various markets along the three mall roads in Dalhousie. A Dalhousie travel guide takes you to scenic attractions mentioned below:

Dainkund

The highest peak in Dalhousie offers splendid panoramic views of both the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges. Tourists can enjoy a 30-minute hike to the top of the peak from the taxi stand through a beautiful trail.

Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary

Home to plenty of birdlife, deer, and more animals, Kalatop is wonderful place to explore natural surroundings of Dalhousie.

Subhash Chowk

It’s a buzzing square lined with restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Tourists can check out churches, a library, and a few temples.

St. John’s Church

This Victorian-era church is one of the main attractions in Dalhousie. Tourists can admire its colonial architecture and a misty setting. 


A Dalhousie trip guide will also include treks to places like Dainkund and Ganji Pahari. These hilly areas and valleys are covered with snow and look nothing short of a fairyland. View the thick forests of fir and deodar where you can have scrumptious picnics with your loved ones. This hill station takes you far away from the buzzing city life and transports you to a land exuding old world charm and historical significance.

This hill station provides the perfect break from the scorching summer heat and the busy city life and you can actually just soak in the beauty of nature all around here. There are several spots you can visit in this historic hill station including the picturesque Khajjiar that is filled with lush greenery and breathtaking landscapes. You can also play golf at the nine-hole golf course or try adventure sports like trekking and zorbing. Other scenic spots include the mesmerizing Panchpula waterfall, the Satdhara falls that have therapeutic value, the pine-laned Dainkund peak and the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

Travel and tourism in Dalhousie also includes boat rides at Taleru that take you across the scenic shores of Chamera Lake. Board a Kashmiri Shikara-style boat and cruise along the glistening waters of this lake and enjoy the cool misty climate of this hilly region. Other fun activities include horse riding at Subhash Chowk, trekking uphill to Sach Pass and gliding across snow-capped peaks.

Savor some local Himachali delights and delicious North Indian food at restaurants along Gandhi Chowk and Subhash Chowk. If you are a momo fan, head to Garam Sadak where you will get to enjoy delicious Tibetan momos and chowmein. Some restaurants worth visiting are Cafe Dalhousie, Kwality Restaurant, Nepoli Restaurants and Old Sher-e-Punjab.

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Places To Visit In Dalhousie

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  • Chamera Lake in Dalhousie

    One of the most popular attractions of Dalhousie, Chamera Lake is an artificial lake, which is bordered by plunging valleys and soaring mountains. It can most accurately be described as a reservoir formed by the Chamera Dam, which sends the water cascading down from a height of 1700 mts. The dam is fed all the year round by...

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  • St. John's Church Dalhousie

    Marvel at the beautiful and historical Protestant church, St John’s Church in Dalhousie where you will be able to enjoy the spiritual fervor. Situated in the middle of pine forests and lush green valleys, this church is a sight to behold. This church is open from 7.00 AM to 7.00 PM all days of the week and you can pay a vis...

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  • Satdhara Falls in Dalhousie

    On your trip to Dalhousie get enchanted by the eternal beauty of the Satdhara falls. These falls were named after the seven springs flowing down from the mountains of Himachal. Legend has it that these falls have therapeutic value as their water is supposed to contain mica that has healing properties. You can pay a visit he...

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  • Chamunda Devi Temple in Dalhousie

    The Chamunda Devi Temple in Dalhousie is a major attraction for people from all over the country, who visit the city. The temple is said to be older than almost 750 years, and is located on the banks of the River Baner. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, a fiercer reincarnation of Goddess Durga. There are also several...

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  • Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary in Dalhousie

    Trek through the pristine environs of the Kalatop wildlife sanctuary where you will get to view a multitude of flora and fauna. This wildlife sanctuary is a major tourist destination in Dalhousie because of the thick deodar, oak and pine forests as well as a variety of fauna like Pheasants, the Himalayan Black Bear, and the...

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Things To Do In Dalhousie

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  • Paragliding in Dalhousie

    Dalhousie is a great place to enjoy a ton of adventure sports, such as paragliding. The paragliding spots of Dalhousie are located a little way away from the main city center, towards the outskirts. Paragliding in Dalhousie is an exhilarating experience, flying over acres of lush greenery, valleys, and streams that seem to ...

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  • Horse Riding in Dalhousie

    If you are planning to enjoy horse riding in Dalhousie, then there are several options for you to try out. Horse riding is actually the best way to explore the scenic beauty of the lush green hills and valleys, without the pollution and the constant whirr of the car engine. The horses are guided by the owners or the care ta...

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  • Rock Climbing In Dalhousie

    Rock climbing in Dalhousie is one of the most popular things to do in this sleepy little hill station. Tourists who love the adrenaline rush of climbing steep rock faces enjoy this activity a lot, and there are many spots in Dalhousie to enjoy rock climbing. For instance, Khajjiar is a great place for rock climbing. Rock cl...

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  • Trekking in Aamod

    Trekking in Aamod is not a very well-known activity in Dalhousie, but tourists who love to coalesce with nature and love long walks love it. Aamod is a serene resort in Dalhousie, hidden away from the world, perched contentedly on a mountain ridge away from the hustle bustle of the main town. If you are looking for a rela...

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  • Zorbing in Dalhousie

    For those who love the adrenaline rush, Dalhousie is the place to be as there are a number of fun adventure activities you can take part in like zorbing. When you take part in this activity, you will be placed inside an orb-like structure and can roll down the undulating meadows of this hilly region. The best place to go zo...

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How To Reach Dalhousie

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By Air

For those wondering how to reach Dalhousie by air, there is no airport as such in this hill station. However there are several airports in nearby hill stations such as the domestic airport in Pathankot that is about 75 kilometers away. This airport is only viable if you are travelling from New Delhi as it is only connected to this city.  If you are traveling from regions other than Delhi you can try the Gaggal airport in the Kangra district that is about 140 kilometers away. You can take a bus or a cab from Kangra to Dalhousie that generally charges around INR 50. Another option for those traveling by flight is the Satwari Airport in Jammu.

By Air

The most convenient and cost-effective way to reach this hill station is by train. If you are wondering how to reach Dalhousie by train, the nearest railway station is Pathankot’s Chakki Bank rail head that is approximately 71 kilometers away. If you are traveling from cities like Delhi, Jammu, Bhatinda, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad, there are several deluxe, express and superfast trains you can travel by. You can also take an overnight train to this hill station and then travel by cab from the railway station which takes about 2-3 hours. The other nearest railway station to Dalhousie is in Delhi and there are regular trains you can catch here from various different cities.

By Road

For those tourists wondering how to reach Dalhousie by road, you can take your vehicle or hire a cab or taxi and travel here with ease. The roads here connect this hill station to all the major cities like Karnal, Ludhiana,  Ambala, Pathankot and Jalandhar.  If you are traveling from Pathankot, the terrain can get a bit hilly and the distance is around  72 kilometres from Dalhousie. This uphill drive is a scenic delight and offers pleasant views of the surroundings. You can also travel by bus to this hill station as there are several semi-sleeper, deluxe, Volvo and luxury buses that run from New Delhi till here. You can travel by Haryana Road Transport Corporation and Himachal Road Transport Corporation run buses to Dalhousie.

Book your holiday package to the charming hill station Dalhousie now to enjoy some good deals and have a splendid holiday. Make the most of this trip to Dalhousie and create some great memories in this stunning hilly landscape. This hill station can be visited at any time of the year as the weather is always cool and pleasant. Have a wonderful time in this hill station with your loved ones and explore the scenic beauty of this majestic arena.

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    • Trip to Dalhousie

      Hotel in Dharamshala (Sai Taj Grand) was excellent with very polite staff. But the hotel in Dalhousie (Satyadev Grand) was horrible. The entrance and ambience was so poor that you wouldn't like to stay in the hotel. The staff was rude too and I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone. The cabs AC wasn't working and hence it was too hot in Haryana and Punjab when we were traveling from Delhi towards Dharamshala. The agent (Guruji Travels) refused to accept its AC is ill functioning. The driver (Vikas Kumar) was a very polite guy. One of the best drivers that I have ever travelled with. He needs all the desired appraisals from his company. Guruji Travels needs to be o be more customer centric as they are in service industry. Should give a heed to customers complaints and should check the hotels that they are giving to their customers. Himanshu from Travel Triangle was very helpful in listening to our complaints.
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      Kenil Shah

      Ahmedabad, 14 days ago

    • Trip to Dalhousie

      Hi, Myself and my wife were on a trip to Himachal ( shimla- Kulu manali- Dharamsala- Dalhousie) for 8 nights and 9 days. Let me give feed back on everything . We paid huge amount for this trip , but what we got is not as per our expectations. 1) Hotels : Hotels in shimla and dalhousie and dharamsala are far from towns. And in shimla literally it took hell lot of time travelling to hotel and city in the huge traffic we have there. Food in shimla and manali is not as good as we expected. But dharamsala hotel is nice in all aspects except the distance . And I am not sure how the selection of hotels from either Travel Triangle or travel agencies happen. 2) While paying money or on itenary you do not mention any details on hill view from rooms , but later we get normal rooms with no hill view. If we ask we get reply that itne pise me itne hoga. After spending 54k just for package I don't think any customer thinks on spending 3-4 k on hill view rooms. Being in a closed rooms does not make any sense after travelling that much distance. 3) And on the travel, most of the things on itenary need us to walk or go through horses and all for which we need to spend again, u should clearly mention that on the itenary that those cant be reached by car. 4)most of the travel is simply wasted on mornings for travelling between Delhi- Shimla 12 hrs, Shimla-Manali 9-12hrs, Manali- Dharamsala 9hrs, Dharamsala- Dalhousie 4-5 hrs, again Dalhousie-Delhi 11-12 hrs, so I cam see almost 4-5 days are completely wasted on travel. Rather you should come with a good plan of organizing the travels by night and arranging local sight seeing something differently. 5) Again on the local adventure activities I can see the local authorities demand huge money with out any proper rate . Travel agencies should have tie up with some of the adventure activities organization's and provide coupons for us for normal price. We didn't perform any adventure stuff due to the huge price they demand. 6) About Driver: He is very nice, professional, humble, good and experienced on hill side driving. 1) Manali Rohtang pass , ofcourse again need to spend huge money from my pocket as there is no proper plan from travel agencies. 2) Natural beauty of Shimla and Manali .
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      Kartheek Gokavarapu

      Hyderabad, 18 days ago

    • Trip to Dalhousie

      I had a great experience in this trip of himachal. The cab driver daljit singh was very helpful, co-operative, very humble and good human being. He encouraged me in paragliding. Above all it was a wonderful trip. Hotels were good. In rohotang pass in manali, while horse riding in naldehera, while rafting in kullu and enjoying in khajjiar of dalhousie.
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      Shiladitya Chakraborty

      24 days ago

    • Trip to Dalhousie

      Hotel Raja’s palace of Dharamshala was pretty good but Hotel Dalhousie grand provided the worst hospitality one could ever give ... even for a cup of tea they had several excuses... next time kindly don’t provide hotel Dalhousie grand to any tourist in order to avoid bad reviews. Cab driver was good ... work more speak less
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      Arshay Rashid

      New delhi, 25 days ago

    • Trip to Dalhousie

      room was a bit small but in dalhousie it was awesome. travel agents are highly supportive and provided help at every steps. but the driver who picked at delhi airport was worst. sightseeing and hotels location
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      Janesh Khare

      Delhi, a month ago

    • Trip to Dalhousie

      Had got a bad room in Dharamshala, but the travel agent and travel triangle helped sort the issue by upgrading the room in next destination in Dalhousie
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      Vimal Gohel

      Bengaluru, a month ago

    • Trip to Dalhousie

      Hotel in Manali and Dalhousie are very pathetic conditions to stay and location of these hotels are not good. Behaviour of hotel staff in Delhousie is very worst.
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      Chinmaya Bhoi

      Delhi, a month ago

    • Trip to Mauritius

      it was good trip but missing few basics like condition of the hotel room and destination guidance. also my stay was in khajjiar and the trip planned was from dalhousie which made the travelling time tedious.
      RS

      Rahul Sharma

      Jaipur, a month ago

    • Trip to Dalhousie

      It was a good trip overall. The hotels were good but Dharamshala and Dalhousie hotels could have been little better. The driver was cooperative and knew the routes very well. Shubham was always available for any help. Thank you Shubham for all the help.
      Ro

      Ronitabhanja

      Kolkata, a month ago

    • Trip to Dalhousie

      First hotel booking voucher was provided after lot of follow up.Once trip was started they were not sure of payment and unnecessarily argued and even talk in unsafe manner.Cab drivers were not paid on time and they delayed pick up. Highlight was only cooperation of Cab drivers Dalhousie trip was very good and effort of cab driver to drop us at time for departure
      KY

      Kamlesh Yadav

      Varanasi, a month ago

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    FAQ's of Dalhousie

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    Since Dalhousie is a small town, walking is a viable option. That is only for enthusiasts though, the common practice is to get motorcycles or cars. Due to the temperature though, a car is a better idea than a bike.

    In terms of attractions, Dalhousie doesn't offer much. The nearby sites of Khajjiar and Chamba are must visits when staying in Dalhousie and so are the markets and the malls that the town was built around back in the day. Obviously, going to Dainkund is also a priority and there a few beautiful churches around the town as well.

    There are rooms available in Dalhousie from upwards of Rs.1000- Rs.8000. A fairly luxurious room on an average would cost roughly Rs.4000 a night and an average to decent meal costs in the range of Rs. 250- Rs.350. Therefore, an average but luxurious day in Dalhousie would cost around Rs.2500- Rs.3000.

    Regardless of whom you go on the trip with, spending roughly 3-4 days in Dalhousie is quite long enough. While it is a quaint little town and it is very beauiful, there are not many things to do. So 3-4 idyllic days spent in this small town with the beautiful scenery should be good enough that include visits to Khajjiar and Chamba.

    Dalhousie does not have many hospitals, the main hospitals in the town are the Civil Hospital and the Military Hospital in the Cantonment area. Civil Hospital is on Subhash Chowk Road. The number for Civil Hospital is +91-1899-242125 and the ambulance number is 108.

    The best time to visit Dalhousie has to be the summer months of March to May. The summer months are refreshingly cool here and it is a welcome escape from the heat. However, this is also peak season for tourism and it is quite crowded at this time. Winter, of course, is excellent for those who enjoy snowfall.

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