India - Dalhousie Travel Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Dalhousie

Dalhousie is an enchanting hill station standing at the foot of the spectacular Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. The hill station is spread over five hills of Kathlog, Portreyn, Moti Tibba, Bakrota and Balun.

It has scenic beauty added with attractive cottages and villas. The hills have deodar and pine trees covered. The hill station was named after the famous British Governor - General, Lord Dalhousie.

There are many beautiful and interesting places in and around Dalhousie. Kalatope has the best views of splendid environment of the hill station. Panchpulla, which means five bridges, is another point of attraction.

In Dalhousie, there is a singing hill called DainKund which produces various sounds based on the velocity of mountain winds passing through it. Satdhara has seven springs which have great therapeutic value. This mineral water is also exported. Dalhousie is also the starting point of many major tourist attractions such as Khajjiar, Chamba, Palampur, Baijnath, Bir, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala and Triund.

The other places of attraction near Dalhousie are given below.

  • Jandhri Ghat
  • Satdhara
  • Subhash Baoli
  • Catholic Church Of St. Francis
 To Reach 
  • By Air: The nearest airport is at Gaggal (Kangra), 140-km from Dalhousie.
  • By Rail: The nearest railhead is Pathankot, which is well connected to Amritsar, Jammu, Delhi and Jalandhar.
  • By Road: Onward journey from Pathankot to Chamba and Dalhausie is by road. Punjab and Himachal Roadways run services apart from many private operators.

 

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