Dalhousie is a hill station situated
at height of 7997 Ft ( 2438 Mtrs ) Above Sea Level in Himachal
Pradesh , India. Dalhousie
hill station is located on and around five hills. Dalhousie is located on the western edge of
the Dhauladhar range. Dalhousie town was established in year 1854 by
the British governorgeneral Lord Dalhousie. Dalhousie covers an area
of 14 square kms. The town has colonial charm and has Scottish and Victorian architecture
in heritage bungalows. Actually The project for formation of
Sanitarium in Chamba hills was originated with Lt. Col. Napier who
was chief engineer of Punjab , In year 1856 Sanitarium was called as
Dalhousie on the name of Lord Dalhousie , Viceroy of India.
Dalhousie is a known as gateway to the Chamba
District of the Himachel Pradesh. Dalhousie hill region is a
repository of ancient Hindu art & culture, temples, and handicrafts
preserved under the longest running dynasty since the mid-6th
century. Chamba is great hub of this culture. Bharmour was the
ancient capital of kingdom, Bharamor area is also home to Gaddi and
Gujjar tribes and has 84 ancient temples from 7th-10th century AD.
Dalhousie is a clean & quiet town, with great sense of enchantment.
Dalhousie hill station is spread over five low-level hills at the
western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range, At east of the Ravi
River. The picturesque Dalhousie town is interspersed with the
colonial-era buildings, low roofed shops and hotels. The beautiful
pine-covered slopes around Dalhousie are intersected with paths and
Pangi Valley located in remote area
& highly inaccessible most of the year. Pangi
is located between the Pir Panjal and the Greater Himalayan ranges.
Pangi is home to Pangwal and Bhot tribes.
Rivers Ravi and river Chenab also knowns as Chandrabhaga take origin and nourishment
from Himalayan . There are several hydroelectric projects and dams
being developed o these rivers. There are many national forest and wildlife
sanctuaries including Kalatop-Khaijjar located within its confines
Pilgrimage tour to Mani Mahesh Temple and Mani Mahesh Lake is an annual trekking
event at Dalhousie. Several trekking routes over Dhauladhar range and Pir Panjal range
are present to give a challenge to the serious trekkers, while there
are lot of
opportunities for the budding trekkers.
Sight Seeing Places around Dalhousie
Subhash Baoli: Subash Baoli
Commands lovely view of the snowcapped peaks of mountains, Subhash
Baoli is sitauted approx 1.6 Kms away from the General Post Office Square, the spring
or water source of Subhash Baoli is
situated at an altitude of 2,085 metres (6,678 ft.) above sea level.
Satdhara: Satdhara is located on the way to Panjpulla,
Situated at an altitude of 2,036mtrs. (6,678 ft.) Above sea level,Sat
Dhara means seven springs,All seven springs are reputed to have great therapeutic values
as they contain mica with medicinal properties in water.
Panjpulla : Panipulla is
situated only 2 kms from Dalhousie town, One five bridges memorial
is situated Panipulla, Memorial was built in memory of Late Ajit Singh(fighters)
Panipulla also has a natural tank and creams that gives the spot a fitting serenity.
Jandhri Ghat: Jandhri ghat is
situated at height of 2036 mtrs above sea level,
Around half a kilo meter away from the Subhash Baoli, Jandhri Ghat
is an beautiful Palace in the midst of tall pine trees. Ruler's of Chamba
governed from Jandhri till the advent of Lord
Dalhousie. The Jandhri palace houses many shikhar trophies. Jandhri
also has beautiful spots for
picnick in the middle of pine forests and natural beauty.
Bara Pathar : Bara Pathar is
situated 4 Kms from Town ,inside of dense forest and one small
temple of Bhulwani Mata is situated at Bara Pathar near Ahla village
on way to Kala tope, An annual fair is celebrated at Barapathar in
month of July.
Bakrota Hills: Barkota hills are
situated approx 5 kms from Dalhousie town , At height of 2085 Mtrs
above sea level, Bakota hills provide breathtaking views of snowclad
mountains), Round is a walled circuit around Barkota hills.
Kalatope Bear Sanctuary :
Kalatope wildlife bear sanctuary is located at height of 2440 mtrs
(8000 ft ) above sea level, Kalatope sanctuary is situated 10 kms
from Dalhousie town , Kalatope has a forest rest house and provides
lovely views, Tourists can walk along the forested road through upper Nakorota hills
and reach Lakkarmandi. Lakkarmandi is home of dhogri
families,The Lakkarmandi has 8600 feet high Dayan Kund peak on right
side and Kalatope bear sanctuary on the left side. Kalatope bear
Sanctuary has a variety of wild animals like ibex, deer, bears and
Dainkund : Dainkund is situated
at height of 2745 mtrs / 8000 ft above sea level, Dainkund is
situated 10 kms from Dalhousie town, One can enjoy bird's eye views
of river Beas, Ravi, Chenab from Dainkund.
Khajjiar: Khajjiar is situated
at height of 6400 Ft/1951 Mtrs above sea level, Beautiful plain of
Khajjiar is located 27 kms from Dalhousie, Khajjiar is a the saucer-shaped meadow,which
ringed by pines & has a lake set in the middle of it. Khajjiar name
has been originated from name of local godd Khajjinag , Khajjinag
temple belongs to the 12th century & a beautiful golf course is also
Weather : Dalhousie
Generally Dalhousie has warm weather in morning & afternoon in month
like June uly & gets cold in early monings & nights. Woole clothes &
jackets are required, T- Shirts can be worn in morning of summers if
full sunshine is there, The weather becomes very cold when it rains
at Dalhousie or in winters , Snowfall can be witnessed some times in
winters at Dalhousie.