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Average Climate:
Summer: 15° C – 23° C
Winter: 05° C – 15° C
Best time to visit:
April to June & Sept. to Nov

About Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm. It is spread out over the five hills and the town is named after the 19th century British Governer General Lord Dalhousie. It was established in 1854 as a summer retreat for British troops and bureaucrats. The town's varying altitude shades it with a variety of vegetation that includes stately grooves of pines, oaks, deodars and flowering rhododendrowns. Rich in colonial architecture, the town preserves some beautiful churches. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest-running single dynasty since the mid 6th century. Chamba is the hub of this culture. Bharmour, the ancient capital of this kingdom, is home to the Gaddi and Gujjar tribes and has 84 ancient temples dating from the 7th to 10th century AD.

Tourist Attractions

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Garam Sarak (Warm Road) and Thandi Sarak (Cold Road) s

s The most popular walks are so called because one path is sunnier than the other. Lined with oak, cedar and pine trees, midway one will see several of the stone cliffs painted with colourful images of Tibetan deities.

Kalatope Wildlife Sanctuarys

St. Francis Church s

Dainkund Peak s




Mount View


Hotel Mountview is the first hotel in the town built in the year 1895, then known as 'Bulls Head Hotel' run by the same family since then. Hotel Mount View is situated on Dalhousie Club Road, overlooking the vast Bathri valley, with the snow covered Pir Panjal ranges in the backdrop. Set amidst this scenic splendour i...

Grand View Hotel


Founded in the early 19th Century, Grand View was the favorite getaway of the British Regalia. Spread in a 3 acre estate, Grand View Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Dalhousie, a 5 minute walk from the Mall and very close to the Tourist Bureau and The Dalhousie Club. The unique individual character of the Imperial Block...