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Dalhousie is a quiet town, with a sense of enchantment. This hill station spreads over five low-level hills at the western edge of the Dhauladhar range, just east of the Ravi River. The picturesque town is interspersed with the colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels. The pine-covered slopes around it are intersected with paths and treks, which are ideal for short undemanding walks. The gateway to the Chamba Valley, this colonial town was established in 1854 by the British governor-general Lord Dalhousie. Covering an area of 14 sq.-km and surrounded by alpine vegetation, Dalhausie has charming architecture and panoramic views of both plains and the whitecapped views of the mountainous ranges.
Places to See :
Subhash Baoli : Commanding a view of the snowcapped mountains, 1.6-km away from the G.P.O. Square, the spring of Subhash Baoli is situated at an altitude of 2,085m.
Satdhara : On the way to Panjpulla, at an altitude of 2,036m, these seven springs are reputed to have great therapeutic value as they contain mica with medicinal properties.
Kalatope : 5-kms from Dalhousie, Kalatope is a pleasant getaway, with a panoramic view, an enchanting palace, and a forest rest house. Kalatope is situated 10-kms away from G.P.O. Square at an altitude of 8,000-ft. Walking along the secluded and forested road through upper Nakorota hills, one reaches Lakkarmandi. The home of Dogri families, Lakkarmandi is nestled between 8,600 feet high Dayan Kund peak on its right and Kalatope on the left. The little Kalatope Sanctuary has a variety of wildlife such as Ibex, Deer, Bears and Leopards.
Khajjiar :Just 27-km from Dhoudar the beautiful little plain of Khajjiar is one of the favourite retreats for visitors. The saucer-shaped meadow, ringed by pines, has a lake set in the middle, complete with a floating bland. A little golden-spired temple of Khajjinag belonging to the 12th century and a picturesque golf course complete this pretty picture. A picturesque spot with an emerald, saucer shaped meadow set amidst a dense deodar forest, it has a lake as it's centre with a floating island, a forest rest house, a little temple with a golden spire and a golf course.
How to Reach :
By Air : Air journey to Dalhousie is time saving and comfortable, in comparison to other two modes of transportations. As there are no airports in Dalhousie, near by cities offer excellent network of airports, from where tourists can take road transport for reaching Dalhousie. The nearest air terminal from Dalhousie is located in Gaggal, in the Kangra district, at a distance of 135 km from. Amritsar and Jammu and Kashmir are other near by airstrips that can be availed.
By Rail : traveling to Dalhousie by train is cost effective and experience enriching, for you meet and interact with diverse people and enhance your horizon by knowing their culture and tradition and language. Pathankot is the nearest railhead from Dalhousie. From Pathankot, a large number of trains are available to different cities of India. Once at Pathankot, tourists can hire taxis or buses, available at regular intervals, from here to Dalhousie.
By Road : As Dalhousie neither has an airport nor a railway station, roads are the only available modes of direct transport. The place is well connected with other major cities of the region, with well-maintained roads. Dalhousie is 145 km from Chamba, 190 km from Amritsar and 235 km from Simla. It has excellent bus service, offered by state transport departments and private tour operators, for reaching all the key cities with and outside the state.