Dalhousie is one of the most popular hill stations in the district of Chamba located in Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is present in the outskirts of the Dhauladhar ranges in Himachal Pradesh. The hill station is named after Lord Dalhousie - the founder of the place. Surrounding Dalhousie there are 5 hills and they are- Tehra, Bakrota, Balun, Kathlog and Petreyn. It covers an area of about 13 sq km. Dalhousie ranges between the altitude of 1,525m - 2,378m above the level of the sea. The Dalhousie holiday packages include the entire area.
In 1903 the St Andrew's Church also known as the Church of Scotland was built. It is a Protestant Catholic Church in Baloon. The St Francis Church is a replica of one the famous Church in England. The church has a striking blend of stone and glass work. Apart from these two churches, the Dalhousie holiday packages also include the St Patrick's Church and the St John's Church. Scottish and Victorian architecture is the main beauty of these monuments. In between a dense forest is the Bara Pathar Temple. The temple is famous for the forest. One of the most picturesque places to visit in Dalhousie is Panchpula. It is the stream in Panchpula that adds to the splendor of the place.
At a height of about 2,000 m above the level of the sea is located Khajjar. It is at a distance of 27 km from the town of Dalhousie. There is a small lake surrounded by deodar and pine trees. There is a 12th century temple in this lush green vicinity. The Dalhousie holiday packages include Subhash Baoli,which is a famous spot named after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose - an eminent freedom fighter of India. Kalatop is another spot that provides you with the picturesque view of the areas surrounding Dalhousie. It is located at a height of about 2,440 m above the level of the sea and is at 8.5 km from Dalhousie.
At a distance of 10 km from Dalhousie town is Bakrota hills. It is at a height of about 2,745 m above the level of the sea. The Bakrota hills are very famous among tourists as it provides you with a picturesque view of the mountains. Dainkund is one of the most famous locations included in the Dalhousie holiday packages. It is at an altitude of about 2,745 m above the level of the sea. On a clear day you can see the rivers - Chenab, Beas and Ravi, flowing. It is located at 10 km from Dalhousie.
Adventure sports play an important part in the Dalhousie holiday packages. The Bakrota hills provide good trekking opportunities. Trekking via the Chobia pass from Chamba to Udaipur is very famous. Trekking along Mcleod Gang from Chamba through Minkiani pass is another favorite route. The other sport that is very famous in Dalhousie is camping. The Khajjar Lake is a beautiful location for camping. The best season to visit Dalhousie is from the month of May till the month of September.
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