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Home :: India Destination :: Himachal Pradesh :: Dalhousie

Dalhousie Light HouseThe exotic hill town of Dalhousie is hidden away in the Dhauladhar Range of the state of Himachal Pradesh. It was British Viceroy Lord Dalhousie who established it in 1854, hence the name. Later, it served as one of the finest summer retreats for British troops and bureaucrats. Located at a distance of 563 km from Delhi, the cool retreat welcomes hordes of tourists and nature-lovers from far and wide. Forest of pine, deodar and cedar, ancient places of worship, snow-clad peaks and multiple options of adventure make Dalhousie an irresistible destination for all.

Climate & Best Time
You will experience temperate climatic conditions in Dalhousie. Day temperatures during summers show a maximum of 26 degrees centigrade. The maximum and minimum temperatures during winters range from 10 degrees to 1 degree centigrade respectively. July and August are monsoon months. The months of December and February witness good amount of snowfall. You can make a trip to Dalhousie anytime of the year.

Places to Visit
The attractions of Dalhousie are equally impressive to whether a nature-lover, a vacationer or one with a religious bent of mind. The picture-postcard scenery around will truly take time to fade away.

» Subhash Baoli
Named after the great Indian patriot Subhash Chandra Bose, the scenic spot lies just a little distance away from the GPO Square. The sparkling water spring and the splendid views are of great interest.

» Bara Pathar
It makes the worth of a halt while on your way to Kalatope. Here, you can visit the temple of Bhuvani Mata. Besides, the annual fair, held in July, is a big lure for tourists here.

» Kalatope
A famous wildlife sanctuary, the place gives you an opportunity to soak up the natural charm and watch animal species like ghoral, barking deer and the Himalayan black bear.

» Churches
St.Johns ChurchWhile at Dalhousie, you would also like to visit quite a few beautifully designed churches. These include St Andrew's Church, St Patrick's Church, St Francis Church (Subhash Chowk) and St Johns Church (Gandhi Chowk).

Stay Options
Dalhousie offers its visitors a number of hotels and resorts with the ultimate in luxury and comfort and scenic locations. There are hotels ranging from standard and moderate to premium. You can choose from among Dalhousie Heights, Hotel Monga's, Hotel Mount View and Sagarika Resort.

Getting There
Amritsar (118 km) and Jammu (188 km) are the most closely located airports from Dalhousie. These airports have regular flights of the Indian Airlines and the Vayudoot, connecting to different parts of the country. Pathankot, nearest railhead, is at 80 km from Dalhousie. You can also avail of regular bus services to places like Amritsar (188 km), Jalandhar (192 km), Pathankot (80 km), Chamba (56 km), Manali (402 km), Delhi (563 km), Chandigarh (352 km), Khajjiar (27 km), Jammu (188 km) etc.

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Destination Covered : Delhi - Manali - Kullu - Shimla - Delhi

Destination Covered : Delhi - Manali - Kullu - Dharamshala - Delhi

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