Dalhousie is a 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 snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet (2,700 m) 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.
Day 1: Dharamshala – Dalhousie
In the morning after breakfast you visit Dalhousie (approx 112.73 Km / 4H). Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore Dalhousie on your own.
Day 2: Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Dalhousie
In the morning after breakfast you are driven for excursion to Khajjiar surrounded by picturesque snow capped mountains and thick forest of pine trees (approx 22.25 Km / 54M on way). Here you visit Khajinag Temple (Golden Devi Temple). The temple stands adorned with a golden dome and spire, which has led to the temple often being called as the ‘Golden Devi’ temple. Also visit the Khajjiar Lake, a small lake, surrounded by saucer-shaped lush green meadow and a floating island. In the evening return to Dalhousie.
Day 3: Dalhousie – Amritsar
In the morning after breakfast you are driven by car to Amritsar (approx 193.24 Km / 6H 18M) for your flight back home with beautiful memories of your holiday.