Dalhousie Tourism

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Dalhousie Video Reviews

Awesome  Video Review

Awesome

by Jatin Kumawat
26th Jul 17
Rock garden and cafe  Video Review

Rock garden and cafe

by Rishi Kochhar
9th Jul 17
St John's church  Video Review

St John's church

by Narinder Pal
8th Jan 17
Bara Pather  Video Review

Bara Pather

by Vikas Ojha
25th Dec 16
Historical church  Video Review

Historical church

by Vikas Ojha
24th Dec 16
Good place to visit  Video Review

Good place to visit

by Narinder Pal
8th Jan 17
Good place to visit  Video Review

Good place to visit

by Narinder Pal
8th Jan 17
Walk - hike Moti Tibba  Video Review

Walk - hike Moti Tibba

by Narinder Pal
8th Jan 17
Garam sadak walk  Video Review

Garam sadak walk

by Narinder Pal
8th Jan 17
Laxmi Narayan Temple  Video Review

Laxmi Narayan Temple

by Kumar Rakesh
4th Jan 17

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Reviews (271)

Vivek awachat

Vivek awachat5.0/5

5 reviews

Pleasant place for a holiday.

Nature at it's best. You can enjoy the serenity of the lonely locations, as well as, you can also be a part of the lively holiday revellers at Gandhi Chowk. Beautiful places, especially Khajjiar, is an added attraction. One whole day can be very well enjoyed at Khajjiar . The sad part is, visitors are throwing plastic wastes everywhere & rapidly spoiling the beauty of this location.

Rakesh jain

Rakesh jain3.6/5

3 reviews

Dalhousie- old city with no moderation

As name sounds, it is a city of Lord Dalhousie time. Cantonment and number of schools are there. The Mall Road is the only place for visitors but it has not been developed with time. City requires special development effoerts. There is hardly any other attraction in the city. The tea and omelette sellers at entrance of Mall Road gives an ugly look.

Dalhousie Overview

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.


Photos of Dalhousie

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

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Prashant Yadav

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

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Chetan Rathod

view from gandhi chowk of dhouladhar range.
Dainkund Peak, Dalhousie

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Tushar Mehta

Dainkund Peak, Dalhousie
Dainkund Peak, Dalhousie

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Tushar Mehta

Dainkund Peak, Dalhousie

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