Lord Dalhousie during many of his sojourns in these Hills chanced
upon this charming spot which was later to bear his name. His
admiration to this place led him to establish one of the prime
Hill Resorts of India in the year 1854.
Since then this Hill Station continues to safely guard its natural
environs which till date are kept to the best of their charms
and beauty. Built upon Five Hills covered with a thick growth
of Ban, Oak, Confirs, Pine, Firs and a large variety of trees
and shrubs "nestles" this queen of Hill Stations.
"A places Anxiety to preserve the purity and essence of nature
cut out a gem of a Hill Station called Dalhousie."
Romantic Charm and Majestic presence of the Himalayas have always
drawn people of diverse nature, taste, culture and interest for
a rich and rewarding experience. Dalhousie landscape, complete
with snowy peaks, thickly wooded mountains, exotic and wide spectrum
of Flora & Fauna, massive glaciers, glittering lively streams
and ajure sky offer wending vistas of vision to the isitors.
with the best and easily accessible location invites you to be
in a romantic hideaway, viewing the majestic Dhauladhar, Snow-Clad
Pir Panjal Range and Lush Green Bathri Valley.
Dalhousie comprises five hills Balun, Kathlug, Patreyn, Tehra
and Bakrota at Heights ranging from l525 mts(5,000 ft) to 2,738
mts (7,800 ft) make Dalhousie a dream of a place for peace and
thrill seekers alike the inviograting air warm sunshine and quiet
surroundings add enchantment to its open and colorful valleys
level walks and treks admist the dense forest offers enchanting
view of the snow covered mountains and lush green valleys and
The beauty and charm of Dalhousie has been able
to capture the fancy of the famous personalities of the past and
the present. Apart from the British many of our national who's
who have visiited Dalhousie. Rabindra Nath Tagore, along with
his father Maharishi D.N. Tagore visited Dalhousie in the year
1873. He penned a few lines of his Nobel Prize winning book Geetanjali
here in Dalhousie. Rudyard Kipling, the famous British poet visited
this serene hill station in 1884. Pundit Moti Lal Nehru and Pundit
Jawaharlal Nehru have added to the guest list of this town. Subhash
Chandra Bose visited Dalhousie and stayed here in 1937 for a good
long seven months for recupirating from ill health. But after
his sojourn in Dalhousie, his recovery was complete and he put
his reinvigorated energy full steam into the Indian Independence
struggle and was at the helm of affairs as President of the Indian
National Congress in 1938 and 1939.
Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi also liked to
visit this town quite oftenly. Tibetan spritual leader His Holiness
The Dalai Lama has also blessed this town with his visits in 1962
and again in 1988.
This beautiful town has also been a host to the Bollowood stars
and directors. Various Bollywood movies have been shot here.
'Nandan' in 1952, Dilse - starring Shahrukh
Khan, Manisha Koirala. 1942 A Love Story, Gadar, God n Gun, Himalaya
putra, The Blue Umbrella etc to name a few. Quite a few TV serials
like 'Kashmir' have also been shot here.
Dalhousie has a temperate climate with day temperatures rising
to 26° C in summers. In winters the maximum day temperature
is around 10° C and the minimum drops to 1° C at night.
The average maximum and minimum temperatures are only slightly
above those of London, England. The rainy season extends from
mid June to late September. In winters Dalhousie experiences snowfall
between December and February.
During Spring with fresh green in the woods, and rhododendron
and other flowers in bloom, Dalhousie stretch its limbs after
a winter Slumber
Dalhousie can be defined as a Walker's paradise. This is one of
the few beautiful hillstations of India which have level walks.
Even if you don not intend to go on long hard treks these short
level walks amidst the beautiful woods and hills is rejuvenating
and relaxing too.
The Figure of '8' Walk
Panoramic view of Pir Panjal
The walk around the Mall Road or the Thandi - Garam round, as
it is popularly known and equally popular, both among the tourists
and locals. this may further be extended into the Potreyn Round.
The Bakrota hills present a panoramic view of the hills on one
side and the river plains of Punjab on the other side. The walk
is about 7km which meanders around the Bakrota Mall starting at
the Tagore Memorial.
Subhash Chandra Bose Health
Walk from Kynance house near the Sri Raghunath Temple to Gandhi
Chowk. From there take the Jandri Ghat road behind the Raizada
Hansraj Library. It is a 1km walk to the baoli. Drink the refreshing
spring waters at the Subhash Baoli you can continue your walk
as far as you want, bearing in mind that you will have to return
on the same road only.
Lakkar Mandi to Kalatope
This is one of the best walks through the Wildlife Sanctuary.
The walk starts at Lakkar Mandi at the Charcoal Makers Colony
on the Khajjiar road. This point is about 11kms from Dalhousie.
The sanctuary road leads through a deodar forest to a pleasent
Forest Rest house.
If one is an avid trekker then he / she can go for longer and
more streneous treks too.
For further information please contact the Manager, Hotel MountView.
22 Kms from Hotel Mount View referred as the Mini Switzerland
of India is one of the finest Saucer shaped meadows lined
by Tall Deodar Trees and a Lake in the middle with over an
500 year old Wooden Nag Temple near to the Lake.
44 Kms from Hotel Mount View the erstwhile capital of the
famous Chamba State is a worth visiting place, it has one
of the oldest Temples of the country the finest Art &
Crafts of the Phari peopIe and a very old Museum.
21 Kms is from Hotel Mount View, the Hydro Project Chamera's
40 sq Km Chamera Lake Boating and other water Sports facilities
are really enjoyable. Here the facilities are run by the Dept
of Tourism Himachal Pradesh
The Mighty Bhadrakali Temple popularly known as Shri Bhalei
Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Kali is located on a beautiful
square of 3800 feet height at a place called Bhalei. 32 km.
from Hotel Mount View, this temple of the local deity, is
much respected and revert place of Chamba district. It is
known fact that a visit to the shrine grants all wishes that
one might have in mind. It is a worth seeing site and must
18 Kms is from Hotel Mount View, Devi Dehra, Rock Garden and
waterfalls again a must see place. The environs and topography
of the place is just beautiful.
10 Kms is from Hotel Mount View, away the quaint wildlife
sanctuary of HP Forest Dept with a small forest enveloped
Rest House is a beautiful place worth enjoying as its rumored
that even in the evening their is darkness due to its thick
- Bholani Temple
10 km from Hotel Mountview, Dainkund is the highest mountain
in Dalhousie, at an altitude of 2755 mtrs it provides the
picture book scenery of the whole valley. The amazing experience
of a pliable trudge in a beautiful ambience is quite spectacular.
The sweet sound of the gentle breeze puffing through the trees
makes a musical serenade and so Dainkund is popularly known
as the singing hill.
05 Kms is from Hotel Mount View, each in diffrent directions
are waterfalls almost in the Town. Karelnu is one place that
should be must on your itinerary as it is overlooking the
Pir Panjals and beautiful landscaped gardens.
The All year around Snow covered pass, which is a gateway
to the Pangi valley is a must see place while on a trip to
Dalhousie. 120 Kms from Dalhousie, its about three and half
hour drive. Enjoy the majestic views of Chamba and Pangi valley
on the other side the pass is located at an altitude of over
14000 feet offering brethtaking views all over.