Dalhousie

Hill Stations in India

About Dalhousie

Dalhousie is the gateway to ancient Chamba Hill State.Dalhousie is in Chamba District of the Himachel Pradesh.The hill station of Dalhousie is full of charm and holds lingering echoes It covers an area of about 14 sq. km and is built on five hills - Kathlog, Potreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun.

Dalhousie has charming architecture, including beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains - and like a long silverline, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie.Dalhousie is built by the British as per their own style as they wanted to establish a sanatorium for Europeans on the outer slopes of the Dhauladhar range. The then Maharaja of Chamba was offered handsome amout for this place.The amout Rs 2300 was decided to be paid as a compensation to the Chamba state for the transfer of this place and its nearby places like Bakrota,Tehra,Kathlog etc... to the Government of India.Sir Donald McLeod recommended the British to name, the new sanatorium as Dalhousie, after Lord Dalhousie, the first British Governor General of India in the year 1854. Thus, this beautiful hill station came into being covering an area of 14 sq kms.

Places to Visit

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
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.

Local Transport
Taxis,autos and ponies are available.

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