Dalhousie Holiday Packages
Dalhousie is a small hill station in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 2000 meters (6400 feet) above the sea level. The longitude and latitude are 32.53° N 75.98° E and. .
Information about Dalhousie
Dalhousie is a very small and quiet hill town with best suited for people who love tranquility and peace, serene mood and also the best for honeymooners, one can go for long walks, leisure tours and trekking. It is not suggested for citizens who want sound, rush, noisy, entertainment culture loud music like party atmosphere. There is ample see and experience in Dalhousie. Its and an old-world attraction and it appears like it still hasn’t up tpo the world of busy life and fast growth.
History and founder
The town was founded by Lord Dalhousie in 1854 because of its clear and peaceful atmosphere with fresh air and healthy environment which adored him the most. The Britisher purchased five hills — Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah (now called Moti Tibba ), Bakrota and Bhangora — from the maharaja of that time Chamba State for developing for hospital which in turn would reduce his taxes.
This was a summer town for the Britishers to spent family vacations. Most of the bungalows here are all in English styled castles.
When to Visit Dalhousie
It is little warm during morning also in afternoon in June and July, with colder evenings, and very cold during night. The winter observes freezing temperature with snow fall.
Distance from important cities
- Dharamshala to Dalhousie 121kms 3 hrs
- Pathankot to Dalhousie 85kms 3 hrs
- Jammu Airport to Dalhousie 170kms 5hrs
- Shimla to Dalhousie 354kms 9hrs
- New Delhi to Dalhousie 576kms 12hrs
- Chandigarh to Dalhousie 312kms 7hrs
- Amritsar to Dalhousie 202 5hrs
The nearest airport to Dalhousie are:
- Pathankot at 75 km,(the flight gets cancelled if there is fog.)
- Gaggal Airport at 135 km,
- Jammu Airport at 180 km
- Amritsar airport at 202kms
Go around in Dalhousie
The main mode of transport is a car or motorcycle; it can get very cold in the evening so a car is recommended. Pony rides are available near G.P.O. and Khajjiar . Walking around Dalhousie is a better opinion.
Around three level Malls which were established somewhere in 1860s for carriages, promenades, horses etc. Steep roads with very narrow by-lanes like veins and arteries of the city.
Moti Tibba and Potreyn hills are very popular places for tourists. With many hoptels and sovenire shops.
- Gandhi Chowk,
- Upper bazaar.
- Subhash chowk,
- Catholic church of St. Frances,
- Sadar bazaar and the Convent founded by an Order of Belgium nuns and their Sacred Heart School are on these two malls. Dalhousie’s third and biggest mall is on Bakrota hill
Places to see in Dalhousie:
- Gobind Sagar Lake
- Khajjiar –
- Dainkund Walk –
- spectacular view of Kailash Parbat of Dhaula Dhar ranges (it is not Kailash Parbat of Kailash Mansarover fame, its in Tibet)
- Alah Water Tank
- Upper Bakrota
- Ganji Pahadi Walk
- Subhash Chowk
- Kalatop wild life reserve.
- Hydrangea growing in Dilniwas, Upper Bakrota, Dalhousie, India
- Tibetan market.
- long walks; carry an umbrella if its cloudy and drizzling.