Delightful Dalhousie, a hill resort par excellence sprawls picturesquely on five hills on the outer slopes of the Dhauladhar ranges. Lord Dalhousie, the governor-general of British India between 1854 and 1856, founded the resort and conceived it as a sanatorium due to its bracing climate and scenic beauty. The quaint little hill resort surrounded by oak and pine trees still retains the colonial ambience, which is very well reflected in its gable-roofed bungalows and churches.
Panchpula or Five Bridges
This scenic site has five small bridges over the streams emerging from natural tank. A ‘Samadhi’ erected in the memory of Sardar Ajit Singh, a freedom fighter and uncle for great martyr Bhagat Singh is located here.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stayed here after his release from British Jail.
The enchanting water body amidst dense woods was the favourite place of Netaji during his 7 months stay in Dalhousie in 1937.
Laxmi Narayan Temple
The 150 year old shrine at shrine at Sadar Bazar enshrines a beautiful image of Lord Vishnu.
Dalhousie is also known for its four beautiful churches St. Andrew’s Church and St. Patrick’s Church at Balun; St. Francis Church at Subhash Chowk and St. John’s Church at Gandhi Chowk.
Radha Swami Satsang Bhawan and Hospital
It is an important site for the followers of the Radha Swami sect of beas (Punjab). The Satsang Bhawan near Moti Tiba is visited by large number of followers. The present Radha Swami Chief Baba Gurinder Singh ji visits Dalhousie twice a year.
Dalhousie Tour Information
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary (10km)
It is one of the best picnic spots of the region. The sanctuary here is home to the ‘ghoral’ and Himalayan black bear.
The lush meadow of Khajjiar set on a saucer shaped plateau surrounded by dense pine and deodar forests is endowed with exceptional scenic beauty and is often referred by names like, ‘Mini Swizerland’ and ‘Gulmarg of Himachal’. A small lake further enhances the beauty of Khajjiar. Near the lake is a beautifully curved 12th century temple of Khajjinag.
Dalhousie Distance Guide