Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State, now Chamba District of the Himachel Pradesh, India. Dalhousie is built on and around five hills, located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated at 6000-9000 feet above the sea level.
Dalhousie is very popular for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate. This fast emerging hilly destination offers a pleasant holiday amidst calm and serene surroundings. This picturesque spot is a tiny hospice, which lies at the base of the Dhauladhar mountain range. This scenic valley offers impressive views of hills concluding in the flurry of mountains and verdant valleys. Its majestic rivers that twirls and spins amidst the lush dense woods of the planes makes for picturesque views.
Altitude: 1954 m
Languages: Hindi, Pahari
Weather: Summer 16 to 25°C, Winter -1 to 10°C
STD code: 01899
Clothing: Summer- Cottons, Winter- Heavy woollens
Best time to visit: April to June and Sept. to Nov.
How to Reach
By Air: There is no airport in Dalhousie. The nearest airport Gaggal in Kangra district is 140 kms away.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Pathankot, 78 kms down in the plains. Pathankot can be reached from Delhi by train. From Pathankot there are buses and taxis that can transport you to Dalhousie.
By Bus: A national highway links Dalhousie with Pathankot with regular state roadways and private buses plying on the route. Dalhousie is also connected by buses to Chamba, Dharamshala and Shimla. The arduous journey along steep winding mountain routes from Shimla and Dharamshala can get quite uncomfortable but is also incredibly scenic - so take your pick.