Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dalhousie - Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie - Himachal PradeshDalhousie is located at 485 km away from Delhi. It is popular tourist spot in Chamba. Dalhousie is famous for its climate. Heavy woolen clothes are reqired in winter in Dalhousie when temperature can drop to freezing point.

Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats.

It is built on and around five hills. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet above sea level. The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town.

Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State, now Chamba District of the state of Himachal Pradesh of India. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest-running single dynasty since the mid-6th century. Chamba is the hub of this culture. Bharmour, the ancient capital of this kingdom, is home to the Gaddi and Gujjar tribes and has 84 ancient temples dating from the 7th–10th century AD.

Places To Visit in Dalhousie:


There are four beautiful churches in Dalhousie. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis church at Subhash Chowk and St.John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.


It was at this enchanting spot surrounded by majestic trees, that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent time in 1937, contemplating and meditating.


This is a picturesque spot where a stream feed a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter, Sardar Ajit Singh.

KALATOP (10 km)

This wild life sanctuary is a home to the 'ghoral' and Himalayan black bear.

Best Period to Visit Dalhousie:

The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September.

Dalhousie Photos:

Dalhousie - Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie - Himachal Pradesh

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