One of the most sought after hill stations in Himachal Pradesh is Dalhousie. Built on five hills, Dalhousie is located on the west of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Imagine getting up in the morning and viewing the snow capped mountain peaks right outside your window while the mist softly brushes across your face! That is the magic of Dalhousie, something that is experienced by going on sightseeing tours.
A tour to Dalhousie is thoroughly entertaining as there is something for everyone. Nature lovers can explore the scenic locales, photography enthusiasts can treat themselves on picture perfect surroundings and those who have a penchant for the past can explore temples, churches and other such intriguing tourist attractions. Come here to discover the real meaning of natural beauty and embark on a tour to Dalhousie.
The spring of Subhash Baoli is situated at a height of 6,678 ft in Dalhousie and provides excellent views of snow-capped mountains. It is named after Subhash Chandra Bose, who is believed to have visited the place every time he traveled to Dalhousie.
‘Satdhara’ or seven springs situated on the way to Panjpulla are reputed to have medicinal properties as its water contains ‘mica’, known as ‘Gandhak’ in the local language. It is a popular tourist attraction of Dalhousie and a must visit if you are traveling to this place.
Situated at an altitude of 2036 meters, the palace of erstwhile royalty of Chamba at Jandhri Ghat was the governing point for the rulers before Dalhousie went into the hands of British. There are a number of trophies that can be seen here. The streamlets and tall pine trees provide some beautiful picnic spots here.
Located at a distance of 2 kilometers from Dalhousie, Panjpulla or a memorial with five bridges is a popular tourist attraction. It has a natural tank and calming surroundings. There are several small natural pools here that are fed by perennial streams. It was built in the memory of Sardar Ajit Singh, the famous freedom fighter of India.
Quite close to Dalhousie, the Bakrota Hills provides breathtaking views of snow-clad peaks and the walling circuit around the hill known as the ‘Round’ is a popular destination among locals.
St. Andrew’s Church
Built in the year 1903, St. Andrew’s Church is a popular tourist attraction in Dalhousie. It was constructed due to the efforts of Protestant Christians. The Church is located at a distance of approximately one and half km from the bus stand of Dalhousie. Though quite old, the building of the church is still in a very good condition.
St. Patrick’s Church
St. Patrick’s Church is situated in Baloon, falling under the area known as the Dalhousie Cantonment. It lies approximately two km from the bus stand and holds the distinction of being the largest church of the hill station. St. Patrick’s Church dates back to the year 1909 and its main hall has a seating capacity of 300 persons. The funds for the construction of the Church were contributed by the officers and ranks of the British Army.
St. Francis Church
Situated on the Subhash Chowk, St. Francis Church is one of the prominent monuments of Dalhousie. Army officers as well as civilians contributed money for the construction of the church. Built in the year 1894, the church is being maintained by the Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar. Beautiful glass work and intricate stone work serve as some of the major attractions of the St. Francis Church.