Dalhousie is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh, established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats. The town was named after the then British Governer General Lord Dalhousie. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet (2,700 m) above sea level. It is built on and around five hills. The mystique of the mountains is overpowering.
Lord Dalhousie during many of his sojourns in these Hills chanced upon this charming spot which was later to bear his name. His admiration to this place led him to establish one of the prime Hill Resorts of India in the year 1854. Situated at 2039 mts above sea level, Dalhousie is spread over 13 kms. Lord Dalhousie founded the town of Dalhousie because of its fresh and peaceful atmosphere and healthy surroundings enchanted him. The English visited this place for their vacations. The bungalows here are all made in the English style. Situated in the Dhauladhar mountain range, on 5 mountains, Dalhousie has thick forests of pine and deodar trees. Many picnic spots can be found here.
Climate : The summer temperatures are mild and light woollens / cottons are recommended & in winter, the temperature can drop to freezing point when heavy woollens are required.
Access : Dalhousie is approximate 80 km from Pathankot & Chakki bank Railway station and 570 km by road from Delhi. The closest railhead is Pathankot & Chakki bank. The nearest airport at Pathankot 85 km & Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 135 kms.
Picturesque spot with water flowing under the five small bridges. A samadhi of Sardar Ajit Singh, uncle of Bhagat Singh, adds to its importance. A small fresh water spring Satdhara is close by.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent a large portion of 1937 contemplating here. A nice secluded place.
Visit for a brisk walk round the hills and have a view of snow clad peaks. It is 5 km from Dalhousie.
It is a picnic spot and a wild life sanctuary, 10 km from Dalhousie and offers a fine view of the countryside.
It is 4 km from Dalhousie enroute Kalatope. In village Ahla here, there is atemple of Bhulwani Mata.
It is 10 km from Dalhousie. On a clear day this tall peak (2745 m) affords a birds eye-view of the hills, verdant valleys and the Beas, Ravi and Chenab rivers threading their silvery passage down to the plains.