Dalhousie - The Beautiful Hill Station
Famous Hill Station popularly known as Switzerland of India
Dalhousie, which is named after the British governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie, is a very famous and popular hill station in western Himachal Pradesh, India. It is also known as the "Switzerland of India". It lies in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is situated at 6,000-9,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by the beautiful snow-capped peaks.
Dalhousie is a very popular tourist destination and is famous for a number of adventure sports and other activities which include trekking, camping, mountaineering, etc. Dalhousie has a charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. It also experiences snow fall during the peak of winter season in December and January.
Places of Interest
Below are the main places of attractions for tourists:
Kalatop Wild Life Reserve
Bakrota offers magnificent views of the mountains.
Dainkund Peak offers a perfect scenery of the whole valley.
It is a home to the 'ghoral' and Himalayan black bear.
Khajjiar is a small hill station near Dalhousie in Chamba district and offers various adventurous activities for the tourists.
Panchpula is a scenic place with a pictorial natural beauty and also has several beautiful waterfalls.
Subhash Baoli is a perennial spring, named after the famous freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose and offers panoramic views of the mountain.
Best Time to visit Dalhousie
The best time to visit Dalhousie is in Summers from May to September.
How to reach Dalhousie
Dalhousie is 485 kms away by road from Delhi. The closest railway station is Pathankot, which is 80 kms away and the nearest airport is at Gaggal in Kangra which is at a distance of only 135 kms.
To see the other famous hill stations, visit Famous Hill Stations of India.