Dalhousie is an attractive hill station located in the Chamba district. it has a height of 1,970 meters above sea level and is situated on 5 hills. The city of Dalhousie was established in India by the British Governor-General as a summer retreat, whose name was The Earl of Dalhousie. The town was named Dalhousie after this governor.
Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary is located at Khajjiar and Kalatop of Chamba. It is an animal sanctuary spread over 30.69 km. There are trekking trails towards both Kalatop and Khajjiar. In an area of 19.63 km from the sanctuary, dense deodar, and fir forest are located there. It is located 6 km from Dalhousie.
Some common animals are found here such as Pheasants, serow, and black bears. The sanctuary is located on the banks of the river Ravi and is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests.
St. John’s Church
This church was the first church in Dalhousie. The first construction of this church was made of wood. Then in 1863 when the Rev. John H. When Pratt arrived at Dalhousie, he suggested making a stone structure out of a wooden structure. Then its construction began. this church is an embodiment of the Victorian era. it is a Protestant Church and which was filled with the memories of the British regime in Dalhousie
The Chamera Dam lies on the Ravi River, which supports the hydroelectricity project of the region. The dam is close to Dalhousie town. There is Chamera Lake, and most part of this lake lies in Saloni. the fluctuating day and night temperature is The unique feature of the region. It’s an ideal place for water sports because of the absence of aquatic life in the lake.
Laxmi Narayan Temple
This temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva is 10th century old. it was constructed by Sahil Verman in the Shikhara style. It is the oldest and the largest temple of the Chamba. this temple is Located near Dalhousie Town.
Khajjiar Lake, Garam Sadak, Dainkund Peak, and many more such places are located in the vicinity of Dalhousie.