The city of Dalhousie was established in the year 1854 in the state of Himachal Pradesh during the British rule in India. It is a beautiful hill station and is the gateway to the Chamba Hill State. The city is situated along the western side of the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas and is built on and around five hills. The city is situated around 6000 to 9000 feet above the sea level and its natural beauty, stimulating air, warm sunshine and quiet surroundings add to the beauty of the landscape.
Chamba City: This city gives us an insight into the ancient cultural heritage of the people in this hill city. This land of magical tranquility, charming landscape, refreshing air, mountain passes and slopes and is an ideal place for nature lovers. At the centre of the city lies the public walkway popularly known as “Chaugan” surrounding which are a number of ancient temples built between the 7th and the 12th Century AD. Some of the temples found in this city include the Laxminarayan temple, Hari Rai temple, Chamunda Devi temple and the Mani Mahesh temple. There are also a large number of Churches built during this period. Important among them are the St. Francis Church, St. John's Church, St. Andrew's Church, and the St. Patrick's Church.
Khajjiar: It is a scenic picnic spot near Dalhousie and is about 22 km from Dalhousie. Khajjiar has a small glacial lake at the centre and is surrounded by dense forest and mountains. The site has an ancient temple devoted to Khaji Nag. Khajjiar has been recognized by the Government of Switzerland for its Alpine beauty.
The city has a large number of tourist attractions both inside and around the city. Notable among them include the Chamba Valley, Khajjar and the Pangi Valley. We at Touristplacesinindia.com provide you with complete information on all that you want to know about tourist attractions in Dalhousie.
Some of the prominent tourist attractions in and around Dalhousie include:
Pangi Valley: This valley is located in the upper part of the Chamba District and is located between the Pir Pangal and Zanskar range of the Greater Himalayas. The headquarters of Pangi Valley is the Kilar, from where one can trek to Badarwah, Jammu and Kashmir, Lahulspiti, and Manali via the Rohtang Pass.
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