Once a summer escape place of the British, Dalhousie today is another attraction for tourists all over the country. Called after British General Lord Dalhousie, this hill station in Himachal Pradesh is situated across 5 hills i.e, Kathalagh, Terah, Bakrota, Potreyn, and Bhangora. It is situated at an altitude of 2700m, It is a stunning hill station that offers a pictorial view of Dhauladhar mountain range. The town is the reflection of rich Hindu culture as it is dotted with various temples and preserves the unique art and handicraft dating back to the mid 6th century AD.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The excellent time to visit in the summer, and the peak tourist season is started from May to September. Scottish as well as Victorian architecture is common in the bungalows and churches in the town.
Major Attractions around this hill station:
- Dainkund Peak
- Bakrota Hills
- Village Lohali
- Gandhi Chowk
- Dalhousie Cantonment
- Sadar Bazar
- Tibetan Market
- Subhash Baoli
PLACES AROUND DALHOUSIE
Subash Baoli – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent a large portion of 1937 contemplating here. A nice secluded place.
Panjpulla – It means five bridges. It is a picturesque scene with water flowing below the five small bridges. A samadhi of Sardar Ajit Singh, uncle of Bhagat Singh, adds to its importance.
Bakrota hills – Visit for a brisk walk around the hills and have a view of snow-clad peaks. It is 5 km from Dalhousie.
CHURCHES – There are four beautiful churches in City. These are St. Andrew’s Church and St. Patrick’s Church at Balun, St. Francis church at Subhash Chowk and St.John’s Church at Gandhi Chowk.
Ajit Singh Memorial – Sardar Ajit Singh, a great freedom fighter, breathed his last on the day India gained independence, 15th August 1947. His ‘Samadhi’ is located at Dalhousie’s Panjpulla, a picturesque spot with a natural tank and water flowing under small bridges from which the place takes its name.
LaxmiI Narayan Temple – This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was built more than 150 years ago. The temple enshrines a beautiful image of Lord Vishnu.
Bakrota Hills – Located at a distance of 5 km from Main Bazar, Bakrota hills give a breathtaking view of the snow-covered city.
State: Himachal Pradesh
Famous for/as: Hill station
Languages: Pahari, Himachali and Hindi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 16 to 42°C, Winter -2 to 19°C
Altitude: 1954 m
STD code: 01899
Restaurants in Dalhousie
Bon-appetit Bakes n Fries Fast Food Restaurant
Old Sher-e-Punjab Dhaba
The Dining Hut