Known for its pleasant climate and natural beauty, Dalhousie is one of the most famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is located in the district of Chamba at an elevation of around 2,000 meters. The hill station is situated at the Western end of the Dhauladhar range of mountains. Surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains, Dalhousie is named after its founder Lord Dalhousie, the British Governor-General in India. With several Victorian-style mansions, Scottish architecture and other charming colonial buildings, this hill station will take you back in time. The place also has few quaint churches. The fragrant pines, oaks, rhododendron and oaks along with several other types of tress cover the slops of the mountains. This scenic hill station if framed by the river Ravi flowing at the base of the town. Dalhousie is a popular destination for honeymooners. Dalhousie also offers you the spectacular view of the majestic snow-capped PirPanjal mountain range located in Jammu and Kashmir, Sach Pass and Chamba’sPangi Valley. This enchanting hill station has several tourist spots like Lohali village, Kalatop, Dainkund peak, Bakrota hills and Tibetan market. The beautiful valley of Khajiar is also quite popular among the visitors.
The hill station is far from the crowd and pollution of the cities and offers you a calm environment in the lap of nature. This hill station is a treasure trove of ancient temples, art, handicraft and Hindu culture, preserved since the sixth century.
Dalhousie is ideal for people who want to relax and distress. You can take a lazy stroll through the woods or go on a trek or soak in the old-world charm of Dalhousie. The best time to visit this beautiful hill station is during the summer season, which is between April and September. It is also the peak tourist season. Summer in Dalhousie is pleasant and mild, while winters are chilly with the temperature dipping to freezing point.