Dalhousie Hill Station is located in the Himachal Pradesh state of India. Dalhousie was developed under Lord Delhousie, the Governor General of India (1848 to 1856), as a summer retreat for the British officers and for the British troops, in the year 1854. Hence the hill station is named after him.
Western end of the Himalayan mountain ranges of Dhauladhar is where the Dalhousie Hill Station is situated. This Hill Station is made up of five hills. It is at a height of 6000 feet to 9000 feet above sea level.
This hill station has many tourist spots. A potato field near Alla offers unmemorable Himalayan scenic landscape. The Natural spring in Karelan is also a famous spot. The water in this spring is known for its healing power. Dainkund peak is another major attraction for tourists. The Tibetan market, established by Tibetan refugees who fled Tibet in 1959 and were refugees at Delhouie is also a famous tourist spot (later on, many have left Delhousie to Dharmasala). Dalhousie Cantonment is another place where tourists are interested in visiting. Bakrota Hills, Khajjiar, Sadar Bazar (which was re-built after the devastating fire), etc. are some of the other places of interest among tourists to Delhousie.
Kalatop-Khaijjar Wildlife Sanctuary is located here. Dalhousie Hill Station offers trekking for the adventurous. There is an annual trekking pilgrimage tour to Mani Mahesh Temple and Lake. There are many ancient temples in Chamba district. Chamba district is also well known for its culture, art, handicrafts, etc.
Where can I stay in Dalhousie Hill Station?
Dalhousie Hill Station offers many hotels and resorts (around 600 in total), suiting the budget of every tourist. Hotel Mount View & Spa is one of the finest (and first) hotel in this hill station town (in operation for more than a century). Anandam Spa, Hotel Mount View, etc, are also famous among the tourists. Grand View Hotel at Delhousie is another good hotel.
Which is the ideal time to visit Dalhousie Hill station?
Summer months of May to September are the ideal time to visit Dalhousie Hill Station in India.