Dalhousie tour  Guide

Dalhousie is a small hill station located on the north eastern side of the state capital Shimla and Manali. This hill station has been named after the Lord

Sunset in Dalhousie

Sunset in Dalhousie

Dalhousie, the governor-general of the British government. This hill station is just like Shimla if we would compare it on the basis of Flora and Fauna, vegetation and style of architectures. Dalhousie town is also developed on five hills named as Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bhangora and Bakrota. Shimla is also made on the group of seven hills. Dalhousie has served to be the resting place for the British high officials. All the major construction has been made by British till 1948 in Dalhousie.

Many of British high officials including Pandit Nehru has mesmerized with the beauty of Dalhousie. Pandit Nehru has played a good role in promoting tourism in Dalhousie.

How to reach Dalhousie

Dalhousie as a developed hill station is adequately accessible by mean of the road, air and railways. It is sufficiently near to the railways station of Pathankot and airport at Gaggal Kangra.

Dalhousie by Air

Dalhousie can be reached arriving at the airport located in Gaggal of Kangra district. This airport is among the biggest airports of Himachal Pradesh. Air India, Spice Jet and Jagsons airlines operate flights to Gaggal airport. The distance between Gaggal and Dalhousie is 135 Kilometers an airport taxi can be hired to reach Delhi from Gaggal airport. Dalhousie can also be reached arriving Amritsar airport of Punjab. Amritsar is 190 kilometers from Dalhousie.

Dalhousie by road

Places from where most of the people comes to Dalhousie are Pathankot,  Dharamshala, Amritsar and Manali.

  • Dalhousie total distance from Dharamshala is 145 Km. It would take 5 to 6 hours of travel time driving in a car.
  • Similarly, Dalhousie is 190 km from Dalhousie, it would take 4 to 5 hours of drive to reach Dalhousie.
  • Dalhousie distance from Pathankot is 90 km. One can reach Dalhousie travelling 3 to 4 hours in a car.
  • Dalhousie distance from Manali is 360 km. Total driving time is 10 to 11 hours to reach Dalhousie.

Dalhousie by train

Dalhousie can be reached arriving at the Pathankot railways station.  Pathankot being a gateway between Himachal and Jammu, Kashmir also served to be an entryway for the destination of Dalhousie. Train from all the state of India comes to Dalhousie. Taxi can be hired from Pathankot railways station to Dalhousie.

Tourist places in Dalhousie

Dalhousie is very popular hill station, many Indian movies have also been made in the enchanting locations of Dalhousie. Wildlife, Panoramic views and fragrant vegetation all makes Dalhousie worth visiting hill station.

Subhash Baoli

Dalhousie Town View

Dalhousie Town View

Subash Bauli is located 1 km away from the Dalhousie main market. It is calm place encircled with a lush green fauna of Manali. Netaji Subash Chandera used to meditate around this place so it got its name Subash Baoli.


Kalatop is the dense forest area located 5 km above Dalhousie towards Khajjiar. Kalatop is worth visiting because of the Wildlife sanctuary located in it. Travelers also can hike up to the century from Dalhousie, however, a taxi is a preferable way go there. Three main species Serow, Pheasant and Bear can easily be found in the sanctuary.


Dainkund is a top list spot which is located 6 km away from the Lakkar Mandi. Top of this hill is under the supervision of Indian Air Force.  All the vehicles need to be parked at IAF barrier. The place is famous because of the singing birds and various flowers grew around the meadow.

Bara Pathar

Bada Pathar is the well-known place because of a temple of Bhulwani Mata here. The place is located 4 km away from Dalhousie on the way to Kalatop. Bada pathar also have a potato farm, location is rich with fragrant of western Himalayan vegetation.


Khajjiar is a picturesque location 22 km away from the Dalhousie. Khajji Nag temple has been made here in the 12th century. That is why Khajjiar got its name as Khajjiar. Khajjiar as the location is a green plate with a small lake in the middle. This location is surrounded by densely forested green pine trees. Travellers have a lot of things to do including horse riding, Jungle walk and sitting and resting on the green grass. A full round of the Khajjiar ground can be done by horse.

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