Located in northern state of Himachal Pradesh - Dalhousie is named after the Governor General Lord Dalhousie, according to Wikipedia his real name is: James Andrew Broun-Ramsay – as known as The Earl of Dalhousie between 1838 and 1849. The hill station was a getaway for the British Officers and troops. Dalhousie as a hill station has a lot to offer to visitors, this is unlike any other hill station anyone might have ever seen. The closest city to Dalhousie is Pathankot located at a distance of 80 km and 570 km from Delhi by road. The destination provides something for every kind of traveller wanting to visit this place. From spiritual locations like temples and beautiful churches to Buddhist Monastery, Dalhousie will surprise you many things. If you’re a nature lover and absolutely adorn natural surroundings, the pristine locations won’t fail to impress you with some of the best locations this hill station has.
As you make you way towards Dalhousie, the first thing a traveller will experience is the drop in temperature and the pleasant climate. Summer time the temperature falls below 35 degrees which is not that warm considering how hot the southern parts of the country are. Although the destination is best visited throughout the year, the atmosphere is much pleasant during the monsoon while the winter is on the much colder side. Temperatures are likely to hover around 10 degrees and extra warm clothing must be carried should you make your trip during the winter.
Amongst the places to visit, Dalhousie provides a mix of different places, lakes, hills, natural surroundings and religious places to worship. Panchpula is one of the most picturesque locations. It offers beautifully passing streams and waterfalls and several water bodies. Chamera Lake is another place in Dalhousie offering boat rides, river rafting and other water sport activities to keep the travellers busy. The best part of Chamera Lake is getting there. It provides excellent connectivity by road. When visiting this place don’t forget to visit Chamera dam.
Daikund peak is another place providing a panoramic view of the entire valley from the peak. Visitors to Daikund can trek on this hill, the rustling of the trees in the gentle breeze adds to the scenic wonders of this place.
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is another place one should not miss. Coniferous and oak trees surround this sanctuary and it has a variety of animals. Wildlife and nature enthusiasts will give the opportunity to spot colourful birds and some migratory species as well. The wildlife sanctuary houses some rare and endangered spices.