Dalhousie, located in the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill station. The city established during the 1850’s during the period of British rule in India is located on the Western side of the Dhauladhar Peak of the Himalayas. The city is the gateway to the Chamba Hill State, which has a rich cultural background with history dating back to the 7th Century AD. The rulers during that period were great patrons of art and architecture and patronized many craftsmen from Northern part of India who took refuge in the city. The art and sculptures of those craftsmen are still in extant through the bronze images and temple architectures that they carved. Touristplacesinindia.com offers you complete guidance on all that you want to know about Dalhousie.
The city is built on and around five hills surrounded by beautiful landscape of the snow capped peaks. Some of the important places to visit in Dalhousie include the Kalatop Khajjiar Trail, seven springs of Satdara, Stream at Punjpula, Jandrighat Palace, and the Chamera Dam Trail. One can also visit the Chamba Valley to have a look at the Laxminarayan Temples built between the 11th and the 12th Century AD. This Chamba valley is also famous for the Minjar Fair, which is held every year in the month of August. Between 1894 and 1910 AD, the British constructed a number of Churches in Dalhousie. Important among them include the St. John’s Church, St. Francis Church, St. Andrew's Church, and the St. Patrick's Church.
|Area||13 square km |
|Altitude||400 - 1200 meter above |
the sea level
|Languages spoken ||Pahari, Hindi and English|
|Best Season ||May to September|
|STD Code ||01899|
Warm Weather: May and June
Cold Weather: March, April, October and November
Very Cold: December, January and February
Monsoon: July, August and September
Summer: Max 23.5°C and Min 15.5°C
Winters: Max 10°C, Min 1°C
There are large numbers of Luxury and Budget hotels in Dalhousie which provides accommodation in the city to the tourists. Some of them are Hotel Bhandari Palace, Binny Guest House, Dalhousie Club Hotel, Hotel Chanakya, Deluxe Lodge, and Moonlight Hotel. The city has also a very good transportation network with the nearest airport and Railway Station at Pathankot in North Punjab and is only 190 km from Dalhousie. Besides, luxury bus services are also available to Dalhousie from other cities in India.
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