Dalhousie is Located in and around Kaithlag, Protein, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora in five beautiful and dense wild hills of 1525 meters (5000 feet) to 2738 meters. (7800 feet), on the western foot of the Dauladhar border of the Himalayas, Dalhousie is a popular hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh. The magnificent Dalhousie city is quite quiet compared to the other two famous hill stations of Himachal Pradesh (Shimla and Manali).
Founded in 1854, Dalhousie is one of the most beautiful settings for a hill station, in which the top of the ice peak, climate, colorful valleys, compelling the old British buildings etc. During the peak season, more than 700 tourists visit this hill station in a day. Developed on land purchased by the Dalhousie British in 1853 from the King of Principality and was built in a Santorum and hill resort of Chamba. The name of this agreement was named after the former Viceroy of India, Lord Dalhousie (1848-56).
The hill station is not only famous for its magnificent beauty but it is also famous for ancient temples, colonial buildings, mall roads, churches, and temples, some of which have now been declared as heritage monuments. During pre-partition days, prestigious personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru used to go to Dalhousie. Nehru gave a quote about Dalhousie, “One of the finest hill stations with the attitude of beauty, climate and acceptable surroundings. This is not a shiny mountain station like any other and there is some entertainment … for my part, I would like to go instead, compared to almost any hill station in India, Dalhousie, Kashmir is different “. Written poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote his first poem here.
This cool resort is still a touch of British formalism that retains colonial-style buildings and houses. Along with that, Tibetan culture has added the touch of the exotic to Dalhousie. In low relief, carved large rocks and Tibetan style are seen along the roads painted. The Central School, a small prayer hall, and a handicraft center are mainly selling carpet and prayer mats, being run by Tibetans in Central Bakrota Hill. The three-level mall kept in Dalhousie in the 1860s is the streets around and around the Moti Tibba, Potran hill and Bakrota hills, which remain the main centers of activity in Dalhousie. GPO Square is the heart of the town of Dalhousie, where most of the best restaurants, hotels, bank handicrafts, Emporia, Tibetan bazaars are located.
On a clear day, the Chenab, the twenty and the Ravi rivers are attractive to see the rivers, which roam the Gravy pink vista of Dalhousie valleys. There are spectacular views of the Chamba Valley, the Pangi Hills and the powerful Dhauladhar Mountains, which are filled with its wonderful snow-covered peaks to fill the entire horizon. Dalhousie’s cedar and pine enchanted hills, pink and red rhododendrons in blossom and green is a delight to see attractive cottages and villas for the trees worn in various colors. Today, hill stations are famous for the presence of many good schools and army in the area.
Attractions in Dalhousie
Panchpula– Three kilometers from the GPO class is another beautiful place, where water of natural tank flows through the narrow valley passing through five small bridges at Dayan Kund peak. Panchpula stream is the main source of water supply to Dalhousie. This place is also famous for the memorial built in memory of Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s uncle, Sardar Ajit Singh, where many streams are found.
Subhash Baoli– Not far away from GPO (General Post Office) with GPO. – Jandari Gahat Road, Subhash Baoli’s offers good views of the hills and mountains covered with snowy mountains. Surrounded by majestic pine trees, this spring is a natural water body named after the great freedom fighter (revolutionary) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose of Indian politics. It is said that he spent seven months here during his stay in Dalhousie in 1937. Therefore, Bengali is a great place for tourists.
Satdhara– Through Panchpula, one of Dalhousie’s major attractions is Satdhara, the famous seven hot water springs, which include Mica and other minerals, and are famous for its medicinal properties. It is a picturesque place where anyone can enjoy walking and natural beauty.
Churches– Among other people should go to the locations in Dalhousie, its beautiful church is St. Francis Church in St. Patrick’s Church and St. Andrew’s Church, Balloon, St John’s Church in St. Pat’s Church and St. Charles Church in Subhash Chowk.
Bakrota Hills– The Bakrota Mall (2085 meters) in the Bakrota hills is a popular walking circuit in Dalhousie. The malls have spectacular views of the snow-covered mountains.
Bara Pather– Admission to Kalotap is the temple of Bhulwani village on the foothills of Dayan Kund Peak. The annual fair held in July is a popular holiday attraction.
Many folks come here to visit this place and enjoy their holidays. Dalhousie is a heaven for travel lovers and best location for holidays.