Dalhousie – Beautiful hill station in Chamba

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Location

Dalhousie is situated 52 km from Chamba. The altitude of Dalhousie is 2400 metre from sea level. It lies between 32.53°N and 75.98°E.

About Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is built on around five hills. The name of town is kept on the name of Lord Dalhousie who was the British Governor-General. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible form here. It is famous for adventures sports like trekking, camping and mountaineering.

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History

It is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh, established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats.
It is built on and around five hills, Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State, now Chamba District of the state of Himachal Pradesh of India. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest-running single dynasty since the mid-6th century. Source: Wikipedia

Places of interest

Panchpula

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Panchpula
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Panchpula is situated 3 km away. The word Panchapula means five bridges. The Panchapula stream water is supplies to Dalhousie. A monument of Sardar Ajit Singh has been built Panchpula.

Churches

andrew-church

Source: Hbtours

There are four churches here St. Andrew’s Church,St. Francis Church,St. Patrick’s Church,St. John’s Church. The beautiful architectural work and the location of church has made Dalhousie a great tourist attraction. St. John’s Church has a beautiful library.

Subhash Baoli

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Subhash Baoli
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Subhash Baoli is situated 1 km away. Subhash Baoli is surrounded by snow capped peaks and beautiful trees. Subhash Chandra meditated here during his stay at Dalhousie.

Kalatop

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Kalatop
Source: Go2india

Kalatop is situated 10 km away . Kalatop is a wild life sanctuary. Kalatop wild life sanctuary is home of ghoral and black bear.

How to access

By Air: The nearest airport is at Gaggal at a distance of 135 km.
By Train: The nearest railhead is Pathankot which is 80 km away.
By Bus: Dalhousie is well connected by roads. Taxis and buses are easily available for Dalhousie.

Climate

In winter the temperature reach at freezing point with snowfall and heavy woolens are required. In summer the climate is mild and light woolens are recommended.

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