Dalhousie, standing at the foot of the spectacular Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas is a hill station of its own kind. Spread over five hills of Kathlog, Portreyn, Moti Tibba, Bakrota and Balun , Dalhousie has tranquility with its own typical flavor. With its attractive cottages and villas, it covers an area of just 13 sq km. The hills here are covered with the deodar and pine trees. All in all, Dalhousie is a destination straight out of a dream. The spectacular scenic grandeur and unspoilt nature, attracts tourists from all over the world. The majestic mountains and the rice fields make Dalhousie a paradise for the nature lovers and the adventure seekers.
Named after the famous British Governor - General, Lord Dalhousie, this hill station has charming architecture and scenic beauty of both plains and the snow-capped views of the mountains. The colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels are spread across this picturesque town. The pine-covered slopes around it are crisscrossed with paths and treks that are ideal for short walks. The lush greenery of the town comprises of the lofty pines, deodars, oaks , and the beautiful red and pink rhododendron plants. Walnuts, chilies, Strawberries and the alpine flowers add to the heart-warming beauty of Dalhousie.
There are many interesting places in Dalhousie that are worth a visit. Kalatope, 8 km from the center of Dalhousie offers the best views of the splendid surroundings of the hill station. Panchpulla, literally meaning five bridges is a good picnic spot. Satdhara is largely known for its mineral water, which was once shipped to England on a regular basis. Dalhousie also houses Dainkund , the Singing Hill. The mountain winds when pass through the forest at Dainkund produce different sounds depending on the wind's velocity. These sounds range from a gentle humming to an eerie wail. The most popular walk in Dalhousie is the Figure of Eight of Portreyn , it begins from the Portreyn Mall and crosses the meeting places of Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk .
Apart from being a place of major tourist attractions, Dalhousie is also a starting point for visiting superb nearby places as well. Khajjiar, Chamba, Palampur, Baijnath, Bir, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala and Triund are the nearby attractions of Dalhousie.