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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Dalhousie Traveller Reviews

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Keshav Gupta

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  • Keshav Gupta
  • Lives in Barnala
  • 2 Reviews
  •  29 readers

"Best chapter added to our memories ..." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Dalhousie is a very good and calm place. We enjoyed a a lot over there during our visit in june this year.
Hotel ranjit sagar veiw added some more stars, as very delighted location, and friendly service by the staff makes us feel like home.
Miss you Dalhousie
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Rachit goel

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  • Rachit goel
  • Lives in Meerut
  • 1 Review
  •  61 readers

"Snowfull" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I went there during january 2016 and I stay in hotel mount view, best place for those who love snow, during 3 days stay we have seen snow all the time, no one can see that much snow, awesome place for couple during december end till january, I love that place will visit again during January.
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Kanayalaljeswani4

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  • Kanayalaljeswani4
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  69 readers

"Lovely trip to dalhouse and khajair" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Trip to dalhouse and khajair was with relax mind. We both couples though senior citizens enjoyed nature beuty of the Dalhousie and khajair with enthusiasm for its nature. I love nature as the same is created not human being but this is created by god grace. Our enjoyments added by hotel president at dalhouse because of its lovely atamaspher and best served. I will never forget the trip of Dalhousie.
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Chandra kumar bhambhani

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  • Chandra kumar bhambhani
  • 2 Reviews
  •  134 readers

"Sweet place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A family trip for relaxing in Dalhousie was a good experience, felt right choice. Everyone enjoyed visiting various spots specially Kalatop. Khajjiar, and Chimera dam with good shopping at Gandhi Chowk and Panchkula. In totality everything was good.
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Mr. chirag saini

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  • Mr. chirag saini
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  339 readers

"Nice place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is a good and nice place for outing. Manager and staff member are cooperative. Valley view from balcony of room is also very pleasant. Manager guide us regardinh the site seeing location very well. He also help in every aspect. We all enjoy very well there.
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Prashant Yadav

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  • Prashant Yadav
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  • 23 Reviews
  •  25 helpful votes
  •  7636 readers

"Dalhousie in Mansoon"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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  • Rajneesh
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1702 readers

"Dalhousie a wonderful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 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
  •  1105 readers

"Visit this place for Mountain scenery"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 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 Jun 15, 2016
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
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1098 readers

"Complete Rest from work"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 14, 2016
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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