Location Map of Dalhousie Hill Station
Dalhousie, standing at the foot of the spectacular Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas is a hill station of its own kind. Spread over five hills of Kathlog, Portreyn, Moti Tibba, Bakrota and Balun , Dalhousie has tranquility with its own typical flavor. With its attractive cottages and villas, it covers an area of just 13 sq km.
Named after the famous British Governor - General, Lord Dalhousie, this hill station has charming architecture and scenic beauty of both plains and the snow-capped views of the mountains. The colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels are spread across this picturesque town. The pine-covered slopes around it are crisscrossed with paths and treks that are ideal for short walks. The lush greenery of the town comprises of the lofty pines, deodars, oaks , and the beautiful red and pink rhododendron plants. Walnuts, chilies, Strawberries and the alpine flowers add to the heart-warming beauty of Dalhousie.
There are many interesting places in Dalhousie that are worth a visit. Kalatope, 8 km from the center of Dalhousie offers the best views of the splendid surroundings of the hill station. Panchpulla, literally meaning five bridges is a good picnic spot. Satdhara is largely known for its mineral water, which was once shipped to England on a regular basis. Dalhousie also houses Dainkund , the Singing Hill. The mountain winds when pass through the forest at Dainkund produce different sounds depending on the wind's velocity. These sounds range from a gentle humming to an eerie wail. The most popular walk in Dalhousie is the Figure of Eight of Portreyn , it begins from the Portreyn Mall and crosses the meeting places of Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk .
Apart from being a place of major tourist attractions, Dalhousie is also a starting point for visiting superb nearby places as well. Khajjiar, Chamba, Palampur, Baijnath, Bir, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala and Triund are the nearby attractions of Dalhousie.
Last Updated on : January 13, 2016