Dalhousie Tourism
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Dalhousie Tourism

Dalhousie Info

  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1954 m
  • Pincode: 176304
  • District: Chamba
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 01899
  • Weather: Summer 16 to 42°C, Winter -2 to 19°C

History of Dalhousie

Named after Lord Dalhousie, the then British Governor in India, Dalhousie is a splendid summer retreat in North India, which was established in 1854 by the British Government. The beautiful and picturesque Dalhousie is built on and around the five hills, which are the best places for sightseeing in Dalhousie, namely The Katalagh, Potreyn, Bakrota, Terah and Bhangora.

Dalhousie is surrounded by snow peaked mountains and is located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. Summer is the best season to visit Dalhousie. History enthusiasts can look forward to the buildings of the Scottish and Victorian architecture in the Dalhousie town.

People and culture of Dalhousie

The people of Dalhousie have a simple culture, which is free of any colonial intervention. Ancient Hindu tribes have been a major part of the society of Dalhousie dating back to the 7th century A.D. The tribal population of Dalhousie include the Gaddhis, Gujjars, Kinnars, Bhots and the Lahaulis.

Another major part of the population comprises of the Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Tibetans. Agriculture, Tourism, Animal husbandry, arts and crafts are the major occupations of the tribal community here. The classical ambience of the colonial era is evident from the Scottish and Victorian architecture of Dalhousie town.

Things to do  in Dalhousie

The picturesque destination offers a lot of activities for nature lovers and adventurers. Among the places to visit in Dalhousie are Daikund peak, Ganji Pahari as a picnic spot to soak in the realms of nature and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Dalhousie attractions include the Garam Sadak, Jhandri ghat, Subhash Pauli ideal for the trekking enthusiasts as Dalhousie is regarded as the trekker’s paradise.

The tourists places in Dalhousie that are of religious importance are the Noorwood Paramdham, Bara Pathar temple, Hariraya temple, St. Patrick church, to name a few. Dalhousie sightseeing will be incomplete without visiting the Moti tibba, Rang mahal and Sach pass for mountain trekking enthusiasts, which are one of the best Dalhousie tourist places.

Other things to do in Dalhousie include visiting the Kalatop Wildlife reserve. Dalhousie tour can offer you an experience to remember by visiting the Minjar fair and the summer festival to give you a glimpse of the culture of Dalhousie. Other things to do in Dalhousie is boating in the Chamera lake dam.

Food and shopping in Dalhousie

Gandhi chowk in Dalhousie is the local market that houses many local restaurants that serve pure and authentic cuisine as per the taste of the customers. While visiting the places to see in Dalhousie, be sure to check out the multi cuisine dishes available at these local restaurants. The shopping plaza at Gandhi Chowk is the ultimate shopping destination, which is famous as Dalhousie places to visit for buying Souvenirs, jewellery, clothes, arts and handicrafts.

Bhuttico is yet another shopping destination, which was established by the local women in 1944 to showcase the handicrafts created by the women of the local villages. Shawls made of Pashmina, Angora and lambs wool are very popular. 

Accommodation in Dalhousie

If you are wondering how to reach Dalhousie, then you will be happy to know that Dalhousie is well connected by air, the nearest airport being Pathankot (75 km from Dalhousie); bus and train. Dalhousie being a popular destination on the travel map has no dearth of budget hotels, luxury hotels and resorts that are at a close vicinity to the famous places in Dalhousie.


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Prashant Yadav

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  • Prashant Yadav
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 255 photos
  • 23 Reviews
  •  25 helpful votes
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"Dalhousie in Mansoon"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We visited Dalhousie in mid July, when everyone was recommending not to because of rain.
But in rain the hills become more beautiful, every breath gives you freshness.
We stayed in grand view hotel which is awesome, it's adjacent to the bus stand.
If you are a nature lover and enjoy beauty of hills you must visit Dalhousie.
There are some good spots like khajjiar and dainkund which are full of evergreen pine trees.
Take a lunch or dinner in Kwality Restaurant at gandhi chowk, you can have hot jalebi also at gandhi chowk.
Khajjiar is a must go place or you can say the only place which will make your trip unforgettable.
Mansoon is safe friends, don't worry.
If you wanna save some bucks, use local buses.
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Rajneesh

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"Dalhousie a wonderful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Going to Dalhousie was one of the finest decisions of my life. I would like to recommend everyone to visit Dalhousie atleast once. The KHAJJIAR is one of the eye catching places to visit, also known as mini Switzerland. The Chamera lake is also one of the mind blowing destination for boating. For the adventure camp and trekking, I would like to recommend Kalatop. The Chamba district is well developed with natural scenic beauty. The only place which was not up to my expectations was the Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk only due to the lack in cleanliness measures ...
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Rajneesh

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  • Rajneesh
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"Dalhousie a wonderful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Going to Dalhousie was one of the finest decisions of my life. I would like to recommend everyone to visit Dalhousie atleast once. The KHAJJIAR is one of the eye catching places to visit, also known as mini Switzerland. The Chamera lake is also one of the mind blowing destination for boating. For the adventure camp and trekking, I would like to recommend Kalatop. The Chamba district is well developed with natural scenic beauty. The only place which was not up to my expectations was the Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk only due to the lack in cleanliness measures ...
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Susheel Joshi

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  • Susheel Joshi
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
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"Visit this place for Mountain scenery"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Dalhousie is one of the hill station in Michal. It is situated in Dholadhar Mountain ranges. It is a perfect destination for those who love trekking, adventure and also to love seeing scenery, by relaxing in hotel balcony. The climate here varies in a day. You will have warm in morning, somewhat hot in the afternoon or may experience rains, and cold in the night. It is a very good experience to have hot Maggie noodles or hot Momos in rains.
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Pradeep ghora

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  • Pradeep ghora
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Awesome place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The place is awesome.

The view is more awesome.

You never get bored by watching the scene and views.

The types of adventures are more good. Like rappelling, zip lining, horse riding, etc and the more important paragliding.

I visited in January.

It was covered in snow and it gives a very nice feeling and view. Dikun peak is must visited place.

Thank you.
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Ranjan maheshwari

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  • Ranjan maheshwari
  • 6 Reviews
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"Complete Rest from work"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was wonderful journey although having Fun with family and Kids, It s a perfect holiday place for every segment ( Kids, Children, Young and Old age people).
If I can summarized in one word its called perfect.
Kids can enjoy freely at Khajjiyar, they can play freely without interruption to there parents, young/ Children can enjoy horse ridding, balloon swing, small paragliding.
Small location with lots of mouthwatering dishes for Veg. People.
Small shopping hub, where you can buy each and every.
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Rohit Kumar

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  • Rohit Kumar
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2134 readers

"Very good place to relax in hills"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A good place to visit for them who want to relax in hills. A good destination for family. But if you are a shopping seekar than this place is not good for you because market is very small. But if you enjoy environment it is very good place especially Khajjiar. Quality of food in the city is also good.
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Ramani khuntia

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"Attractive beauty of Himalaya Range"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This is surrounded with dense forest of X Mas tree. The beauty of Himalaya Range is more attractive over there, the cold wave during summer is really touch our body and mind. It is really the look of Switzerland, children can enjoy paragliding also, on the way people must visit the temple which is at the top of mountain.
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Sujoy dasgupta

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  • Sujoy dasgupta
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"A place for people who love hills"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Dalhousie is one of the best hill sites I have ever visited. We plan to visit again. The Hotel selection is upto the traveller. But we stayed at Alps Resort, a cute little hotel on hills. It takes 1 hr travel to Khajjiar or Kalatop. There are plenty of hotels in these two places also. However, I did not want to miss travelling one hill roads as that gives an opportunity to see so much of nature.

We had travelled in first week of May. It was not cold but very pleasant. The best period for this place should be March-April. Since the place gets snowfall and the roads are on hill tracks, the roads face problems at times during extreme winter or rainy season (keeping in mind safety aspect).

The must visit spots are of course Kalatop and Khajjiar. One can go for paragliding or horse riding at Khajjiar. Otherwise, these places are to just chill & relax, not to forget photography.

A local driver is suggested since they are experts in driving on the hill & know the roads too well.
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"Mini Switzerland"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This is an awesome place. Hotels are too good, weather will be awesome every time. There is a place called Khajjiar. It is known as mini Switzerland. Horse riding. One should taste food from people carrying bags, it's awesome! Some gardens are also there. So it's a must visit place.
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