In fact, entire Himachal Pradesh is full of lush greenery, valleys, snow-capped mountain ranges, etc. But, its cities and hill stations have all the charisma that allure one, especially honeymooners and couples to come in close proximity in the lap of Mother Nature. Dalhousie is also one of those beautiful cities and hill stations in Himachal Pradesh that speak all about rich legacy and beauty of the state. Spread in an area of 14 Sq km, Dalhousie is surrounded by five hills that are Portreyn, Bakrota, Kathlog, Moti Tibba and Balun.

The beautiful city of Dalhousie was established in 1854 by the British rulers in India as their summer retreat for their troops and bureaucrats. They called it Dalhouse after the name of Lord Dalhousie who was the Viceroy of India at that time.

Located in Chamba district, Dalhousie is one of the most beautiful hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is on an altitude of 6000 and 9000 ft above sea level covered with snow-capped peaks. It is a gateway to the ancient hill state of Chamba that is also famous for greenery, lush green valleys and the list goes on. The renowned hill station is also the only place that preserves the ancient Hindu culture and art. And it can be seen in the temples and handicraft centers located in and around Dalhousie.

As far as tourist attractions are concerned, the entire city and its surrounding area are full of attractions like Dalhousie-Panchpula that is a beautiful picnic spot. In addition to this Satdhara Springs is also a major attraction that is believed to be containing medical and treatment properties.

Kynance is a private residential buildingof Dharamvirs that keep travelers enticed for long time. Apart from this, Subash Baoli, where Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stayed for the duration of seven months sojourm in Dalhousie in 1937 is also a major attraction. ST. John’s Church, ST. Francis Church, Radha Swami Satsang Bhawan & Hospital, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Norwood Paramdham, Shivkul, Dakshina Murti, Kalatop, etc., are some of the major attractions in Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh.

Dalhousie is also known for handicraft centers like shawls, chapels, baskets, woolens, dolls, and a number of handicraft products. In addition to this, Kalatop is also a famous wildlife sanctuary popular in its rare inhabitants like Ghoral and Himalayan Black Bears that is only ten km from Dalhousie. The popular hill station is well connected via road, rail and air to all the major cities of the country. The nearest airports are Delhi, Chandigarh and Shimla. The nearest railway station is Pathankot in Punjab from where you can easily reach by taxi or bus to Dalhousie.

Today, there are also a number of hotels and restaurants in and around Dalhousie. These hotels, resorts, lodges, etc are known for offering comfy accommodation and luxurious life. On the other hand, restaurants are known for offering multi-cuisine foods. Needless to say, the city and hill station of Dalhousie is very popular. And keeping the increasing popularity of the place in mind, we have come up with attractive tour packages to Dalhousie.

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