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State: Himachal Pradesh
District: Chamba
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Hindi, Pahari
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 16 to 42°C, Winter -2 to 19°C
Altitude: 1954 m
Pincode: 176304
STD code: 01899
One among the most demanded hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie is very popular for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate. This fast emerging hilly destination offers a pleasant holiday amidst calm and serene surroundings. A popular sanatorium during the time of British rule, this hill station owes much to its founder Lord Dalhousie for its fame and glory. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayan mountain range, this hill station is placed at an average height of 8000 feet.

An astounding hill station, Dalhousie is abuzz with its old charm and embraces enduring ricochets of the 'British Raj'. One among the favourite places of the British, this hilly terrain houses a large number of Victorian style mansions, which proudly testifies its former grandeur.

Spread over an area of 14 sq km, Dalhousie is built on five hills, which offers a pleasant trekking experience to toddlers as well as serious trekkers. This picturesque spot is a tiny hospice, which lies at the base of the Dhauladhar mountain range. This scenic valley offers impressive views of hills concluding in the flurry of mountains and verdant valleys . Its majestic rivers that twirls and spins amidst the lush dense woods of the planes makes for picturesque views. When in Dalhousie, tourists should also include Manali tour package.

Besides an alluring picnic spot, Dalhousie provides excellent shopping delights at the mall road where all the activities of the town are centered. A shoppers delight the shops offer a great time for the shopping buffs. Apart from these, the interlacing lanes of this magnificient hill resort are a perfect location for promenades and sight seeing. A charming location at a height of 9000 feet, Dalhousie is blessed with outstanding attractions and its salubrious weather with moderate accommodation facilities make it a thriving tourist center of modern times.
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Destinations in this region: Khajjiar, Chamba HP




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Dalhousie - The Switzerland of India

  by Akshay Balraj  on Jan 11, 2010
Dalhousie, popularly known as the "Switzerland of India", is an important tourist destination in North India. Feeling stressed ? Then Dalhousie is the perfect relaxing place for you !

Travel within city

Dalhousie is hill station near the foothills of the Himalayas, and the steep roads and heavy snowfall reduce the number of vehicles that can operate on these roads. The nearest airports are at Jammu and Amritsar. They are situated approximately around 200 km away. There are taxi services available from the airport and they charge around Rs 2200 for the trip.


The nearest railway station is at Pathankot which is around 80 km from Dalhousie. Taxi operators charge around Rs 850 for the trip.

The best option to travel around the town is to hire a car from the point of boarding and keep the vehicle for the duration of the stay. Taxi operators charge around Rs 5200 to Rs 8000 for 3 nights and four days depending on the type of vehicle.


Buses are still the main mode of transportation and they are found on the arterial roads. They are usually cheap and cost around Rs 30 from one end to another.

Horse Carriage

Dalhousie has retained some of its old world charm and the horse drawn carriages are an example of that. They are a fun way to travel short distance. They may not be very comfortable or clean. The prices are also negotiable.


Several restaurant can be found on Gandhi Chowk and Subhash Chowk, open from 9 am till 10 pm. For cheap yet tasty food, there are many Punjabi dhabas located on Subhash chowk. For South Indian snacks and pipping hot tea, visit Cafe Dalhousie on Subhash Chowk. Mouth watering pizzas, burgers and sizzlers can be enjoyed at Kwality Restaurant on Gandhi Chowk. Tourists wanting to savour Indian and Chinese cuisines can head to Napoli on Garam Sadak. Alcohol is served only in the big hotels.


Gandhi Chowk is the main shopping areas where tourists can buy bags, dolls, handicrafts, and purses. Fair priced shawls can be bought from Bhuttico and a good collection of Tibetan carpets and handicrafts can be purchased from Tibetan Handicrafts Refugee Center. Shops remain open from 10 am till 7 pm and are closed on Tuesday.


Khajjiar - A 26 km excursion from Dalhousie, Khajjiar is a scenic hill station ringed by pines trees and thronged by holidaymakers. While in Khajjiar tourists can visit the Khajjinag Temple and Shiva temple and enjoy activities like zorbing and pony rides.

Chamba - Chamba is 56 km from Dalhousie is a charming town dominated by the palaces of the local maharajas. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy rafting, trekking, camping and kayaking. The Surara temple and Barjeshwari temple are popular attractions while shopping can be enjoyed at Rang Mahal.


You can find 40 hotels in Dalhousie under following categories:
Comments (23) Reviews (7)
we are planning to visit Dalhousie in Mid of December.with 7Month kid.Kindly advise,should we go fr this or How is the weather during that period.
Posted by Anuj Gaur 2 year, 7 months ago
regarding trip distance
Posted by pinkey Saini 2 year, 8 months ago
We are planning to visit Dalhoousie at the end of May 2013.Kindly advise weather conditions.
Posted by lokaranjan 2 year, 11 months ago
we are isiting dalhousie on 3 june, kindly guide us on where to go
Posted by pradeep dingwaney 2 year, 11 months ago
We are visiting Dalhousie duriung the end of May, 2013, kindly let us know the weather during that time & places of visit there.
Posted by PURANJOY SEAL 2 year, 11 months ago
We are planning to visit dalhouise on 4th of january.....is there snowfall right now? and is the visibility good?? are roads blocked?
Posted by Taha Ansari 3 year, 3 months ago
we had been to dalhousie from 26 th to 29 th.We came back today.There was no snow fall during our stay, and the visibility was good,though slight snow fall we experienced on 28 th during our journey to khajjiar, I hope you will experience snow fall during your visit. There is no road blockage right now, but Dion kund is blocked for visit.
Posted by Thommy 3 year, 3 months ago
we are enjoying in Dalhousie, khajjiar Mc loadganj and other religious places you should go the hill station
Posted by vivek kaushik 3 year, 9 months ago
we have very bad weather at Dalhousie for the last couple of days and you say there is no chance of sun. Only God can save us.
Posted by Ramesh Sharma 4 year, 2 months ago
we are planning to visit dalhousie in after25 dec,pls advice us what is the best time to see the snow fall in winter ,give your opinion about this.
Posted by pradeep 6 year, 3 months ago

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