Dalhousie is the most demanded hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh and it is spread over an area of 15 sq km. It is situated at a distance 2 km west of Newton grange in Midlothian, on the banks of the River South Esk. Dalhousie is built on five hills, which provide a pleasant trekking experience to trekking lovers. The picturesque hill station is interspersed with the colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls, and hotels. The pine-covered slopes around it are crossed with paths and treks, which are ideal for short walks. Dalhousie is very popular for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate.
Tourist Attractions in Dalhousie:
Churches: The churches of Dalhousie attract a large number of tourists and worshipers. The churches in Dalhousie carry the old European charm with its architectural style and atmosphere. They reflect the colonial past of this state and most of them have the European or the British style of architecture. St. Andrew's Church, St. Francis Church, and St. Patrick's Church is some of the main churches of Dalhousie. The St. Andrew's Church in Dalhousie is also called the Church of Scotland and stands near the Dalhousie Bus Stand. St. Patrick's Church is the largest one in the town.
Laxmi Narayan Temple: This temple is located very near Dalhousie and it is one of the major tourism attractions of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Laxmi Narayan Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, was built in 10th century. Other famous temples in Dalhousie are Gauri Shankar Temple, Shiva Temple of Chandragupta, and Radha Krishna Temple.
Panchpula: It is situated at a distance of 2.5 kilometers away from Dalhousie and one of the major picturesque spots in the region. This monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter, Ajit Singh and main source of drinkable water to the nearby towns. There are many small and beautiful waterfalls that tourists can see here.
Kynance: Kynance is the most beautiful landmark in the tourist destination of Dalhousie and it is a heritage building. This building is the private property of Dharamveer and it was constructed by Dr. N.R. Dharamvir of Lahore in 1933. This building historically and significantly owes to its association with the great freedom fighter, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and the great leader stayed with the Dharamveer for seven months.
Kalatop: It is a wildlife sanctuary which houses many species of animals such as ghoral, barking deer and the Himalayan black bear. It is located at a distance 8 Kms from Dalhousie. It is about 80000 m above G.P.O and is one of the places in near Dalhousie that has snow throughout the year. The only way you can see Kalatop is on foot as most of the four wheeler small vehicles cannot go beyond a point because of the snow. One can also see the DayanKund peak where the army camp is based in Kalatop.
Subhash Baoli: It is Located at a Distance of 1 Kilometer from Dalhousie and situated at an altitude of 2,085 meters. It is famous for its picturesque and scenic beauty. The place has been named after an eminent freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose. He had spent a lot of at that place. It is the place where Subhash Chandra Bose sat and meditated during his stay at Dalhousie. After the death of Subhas Chandra Bose, a small shelter was built. It is a popular for its natural attractions and panoramic views of the mountain.
Khajjiar Lake: Khajjiar is often called the Mini Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most famous attractions of Khajjiar, located around 19 kms from Dalhousie. The hill station is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests. It is about 6500 ft above the sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and snowy peaks can be seen in the distance. It is truly a magical paradise as you can see and enjoy the lake, pasture and forest, all at one place.