Dalhousie is a popular town in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The hill station is named after Lord Dalhousie who established the town as a summer retreat. The town is a popular summer retreat due to its cold climate throughout the year.
The town which is the gateway to Chamba District (the erstwhile Chamba Hill State) is built on and surrounded by five different hills namely Tehra, Portreyn, Balun, Bakrota and Kathlog forms the hill station. Dalhousie is scattered with structures that represent an interesting blend of architecture from ancient temple to Victorian style churches. Dalhousie is easily accessible from most neighboring major cities and has a variety of sightseeing and activities to offer to tourist. This along with the presence of many other famous tourist spot around the hill station makes it one of the most sought after tourist destination in India.
Dalhousie was established as a summer retreat for British troops and officers in 1854. Dalhousie lies close to the region of ancient Chamba Hill State (now known as Chamba District) which is scattered with many ancient Hindu temples and artifacts. In 1966, Dalhousie became part of the Himachal Pradesh state
Dalhousie is well connected to all major North Indian cities. Pathankot is the nearest railway station at a distance of around 80 km and Dharamshala, Pathankot and Jammu are the nearest airports. By road Dalhousie is accessible from all neighboring cities.
Dalhousie is a popular summer retreat in the region and one of the most famous hill stations. Its pleasant weather brings thousands of tourists to Dalhousie in the summer and during the winter tourist can enjoy the snowfall even though the weather can be a little extreme.
Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills and Khajjiar are the major attractions in Dalhousie. Khajjiar is famous for its snow covered plain and spectacular beauty and ideal for activities like photography and horse riding.
Besides being a popular tourist destination for its natural beauty, cold weather and spectacular views, Dalhousie is also the gateway to the Chamba district which is where the ancient Chamba state was situated. This region is scattered with ancient Hindu temples and remnants of ancient art and culture.
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