Dalhousie Hill Station Tour Guide – Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie is a quiet town, with a sense of enchantment. This hill station spreads over five low-level hills at the western edge of the Dhauladhar range, just east of the Ravi River. The picturesque town is interspersed with the colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels. The pine-covered slopes around it are intersected with paths and treks, which are ideal for short undemanding walks.
The gateway to the Chamba Valley, this colonial town was established in 1854 by the British governor-general Lord Dalhousie. Covering an area of 14 sq.-km and surrounded by alpine vegetation, Dalhausie has charming architecture and panoramic views of both plains and the whitecapped views of the mountainous ranges.
PLACES TO SEE IN DALHOUSIE:
Churches: The churches of Dalhousie are beautiful. These are St. Andrew’s Church and St. Patrick’s Church at Balun, St. Francis’ Church at Subash Chowk and St. John’s Church at Gandhi Chowk.
Panchpula: This is a very beautiful spot where a stream feeds a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter,Ajit Singh.
Subhash Baoli: This place is surrounded by majestic trees, that Subhash Chandra Bose spent a lot of time mediating during 1937,
BaraPathar: This is a famous temple at the middle of the thick forest.
Kalatop: Is a wild life sanctuary,home to the ‘ghoral’ and black bear.
HOW TO REACH DALHOUSIE:
Air: Amritsar is the nearest airport .Jammu airport is188 kms.Both are connected to Delhi by Indian Airlines and by Vayudoot flights.
Rail: Pathankot about 80 kms, the nearest railway station and is connected to all of the major cities.
Road: Network bus services is from Dalhousie to Manali 402 kms, Khajjiar 27 kms,,Amritsar 188 kms, , Pathankot 80 kms, , Delhi 563 kms, Chandigarh 352 kms, Dharamshala 143 kms, Jammu 188 kms.Chamba 56 kms,Jalandhar 192 kms.